Tonight was a fun-filled night of listening to Marc Abrahams from the journal Annals of Improbable Research talk about the journal and the infamous Ig Nobel Awards. There’s a certain amount of irreverence about the whole thing that just tickles the funny bone. Abrahams really showed the highlights.

Now it’s time for me to get back to work. I’ve got the BBC World Service streaming on my desktop. Something about Britons reading the news helps keep me awake and focused.