Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A finalist for the Ig Noble prize?

Scientists at the University of Florida have apparently figured out how to extract phosphates from urine in minutes, apparently because the supply of phosphates will be depleted in a mere 345 years or so.  So if this gets traction, we're apparently going to be required to act like leftist protesters at a political convention and store gallons and gallons of the stuff, taking a chunk out of the hide of phosphorus miners in Florida and elsewhere, and all so we can continue our nation's insane policy of polluting the waterways of our nation and world so we can burn Snuffy Smith's corn likker in our cars and fatten ourselves like hogs, all the while reducing the availability of wonderful foods like Gulf shrimp.

Down in the bayou, our friend Pogo is telling us, once again,

We have met the enemy, and he is us.


pentamom said...

A bit off topic, but speaking of science (um, sort of), you have GOT to see this:

To get the full effect of how they keep calling this guy an "economist" like they're saying "great high poobah of all wisdom," you have to listen, not just read the transcript. But I thought you in particular would appreciate this one, what with the underlying assumption that you're only using fossil fuels when you're personally operating a machine that burns them.

Bike Bubba said...

Thanks! I think I'll post it.