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The History of the Earth: Revised


From Science Made Stupid Written and Illustrated by TOM WELLER. A 1986 Hugo Award Winner.

Posted by Vanderleun at Oct 14, 2009 3:03 AM | QuickLink: Permalink
Seattle Stupidity By Design

Every time I think I have seen just how deeply the pinheads of Seattle can suck, they yet suck more deeply.

Seattle refuses to use salt; roads "snow packed" by design | Seattle Times Newspaper

The icy streets are the result of Seattle's refusal to use salt, an effective ice-buster used by the state Department of Transportation and cities accustomed to dealing with heavy winter snows. "If we were using salt, you'd see patches of bare road because salt is very effective," Alex Wiggins, chief of staff for the Seattle Department of Transportation, said. "We decided not to utilize salt because it's not a healthy addition to Puget Sound."
We note for the enlightenment of Mr. Wiggins, aka "Putz," that Puget Sound is 1) vast, and 2) composed entirely of salt water.

Posted by Vanderleun at Dec 23, 2008 8:59 AM |  Comments (12)  | QuickLink: Permalink
The Wild, Wild Science World of the India Daily Technology Team

Rare picture of "The Team"

Today I have discovered, via my close reading of "The Blog That Nobody Reads" a new source for breaking science news that will, dare I say it, change the world. It is India Daily Technology Team!

This is science reporting as it should be but never is. This is science reporting that goes where no science has gone before and beams down the goods. This is science reporting that probably has Al Gore's unlisted brain chip on direct download. This is science reporting that passes through a chronosynclastic infundibulum into a brand new universe; a universe that puts the lie to those who say, "You can't make this shit up!," with a rousing "Yes. We can!"

The archives of the India Daily Technology Team are vast and daunting. Here's a small selection of this crack science reporting that can crack science and your skull at the same time. Strap on your tinfoil hat!

Posted by Vanderleun at Feb 26, 2008 1:48 PM |  Comments (7)  | QuickLink: Permalink