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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.
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