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Article parodies science articles by writing article about science articles using all the tricks science articles use. Huh??10/01/10
This is for Frank and Gianmarc. Here is a funny article that uses all the stereotypical templates that science articles use to write about bad science, bad research or boring topics. Excerpt:
I will preface them with "it is believed" or "scientists think" to avoid giving the impression of passing any sort of personal judgement on even the most inane facts.
This fragment will be put on its own line for no obvious reason.
In this paragraph I will reference or quote some minor celebrity, historical figure, eccentric, or a group of sufferers; because my editors are ideologically committed to the idea that all news stories need a "human interest", and I'm not convinced that the scientists are interesting enough.
Read the entire article.
Sorry that it is a slide show...but it is still funny. See them all.
We've been eating genetically modified (GM) vegetables for years so I don't really have a problem with eating GM fish. These alarmists that make a big deal out of it are the same people that say it's also dangerous to irradiate food. Of course, people have been irradiating food ever since the discovery of fire (infrared).
The world's koala population is being ravaged by Chlamydia.
Most of this is just horrible acting but it is worth it for the 3 helicopter scenes where someone has to tell her every line she says.
Two retired professional Muay Thai kickboxers, who are now Thai Senators, fought on the steps of their Parliament to promote the National Sport of Thailand. If only US Senators were this athletic...
- Down by two.
- 5 seconds left in the game.
- Starting from their own 20.
- Starting QB injured and replaced by the starting RB.
See here for far more detail about this amazing play.
Paul Lukacs is a blogger who does business in China all the time. Recently on a return trip from China he refused to answer any of the silly "business or pleasure" questions which resulted in blowing the mind of the Customs Agent that was asking him the questions. They detained him for 30 minutes while they tried to come up with something to charge him with but ultimately let him go. In the comments section of his original post, lots and lots of people called him a douchebag (which he is) but a lot also commended him for standing up for his constitutional rights of privacy (for which he SHOULD be commended).
In answer to those questions, he posted 10 points which show a great understanding of the constitution and US law. The takeaway is this. Anytime you speak with a cop, you run the risk of lieing (accidentally or not) which could result in you going to jail like Martha Stewart. This is a must read.
I am gonna tip my hand here and announce that I will probably be voting every incumbent out of office this year. That said, if I lived the the 36th Congressional district in California, I would be voting for Mattie Fein because incumbent, Jane Harman, is apparently the girlfriend of Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Parody is the foundation of the First Amendment!
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