URLs du Jour


  • Tens of millions dead (mostly pregnant women and children), massive illness and poverty. It's a good idea to remember the wonderful people who brought that present to the world.

  • But at least the Large Hadron Collider will not actually destroy the earth, despite rumors.

    Well, to be more accurate, physicist Greg Landsberg says the chance of planetary annihilation "is totally miniscule." Uh, Greg, you mean there is a miniscule chance? (Via GeekPress.)

  • The Economist imagines what flight attendant announcements would sound like on a truthful airline.
    Your life-jacket can be found under your seat, but please do not remove it now. In fact, do not bother to look for it at all. In the event of a landing on water, an unprecedented miracle will have occurred, because in the history of aviation the number of wide-bodied aircraft that have made successful landings on water is zero. This aircraft is equipped with inflatable slides that detach to form life rafts, not that it makes any difference. Please remove high-heeled shoes before using the slides. We might as well add that space helmets and anti-gravity belts should also be removed, since even to mention the use of the slides as rafts is to enter the realm of science fiction.
    Good for a chuckle. Unless perhaps you're flying in the near future.

  • Best blog article title du jour goes to Donald Luskin, in his posting about Angelina Jolie taking on the role of Dagney Taggart in the upcoming movie version of Atlas Shrugged: We the Lipping. Heh! At Pun Salad, that's objectively funny!

Last Modified 2006-09-22 7:03 PM EDT