The Unswung Bat

Wednesday, January 17, 2007
We're All Going to Die

In five minutes.

As in past deliberations, we have examined other human-made threats to civilization. We have concluded that the dangers posed by climate change are nearly as dire as those posed by nuclear weapons. The effects may be less dramatic in the short term than the destruction that could be wrought by nuclear explosions, but over the next three to four decades climate change could cause drastic harm to the habitats upon which human societies depend for survival.

Look! Good News!

"It's amazing that he was frozen," Glen Markham said as he gazed through the nursery window at the squalling newborn.

"I thought the only thing you could freeze was a crab. You freeze a crab and defrost it, and it'll come back to life."

Oh those crazy parents with their observations and cute ideas about baby names. The AP reporter who decided to put that quote in is my hero.

Cells saved from flood now baby Noah

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Old men with babylike faces, and vice-versa, are an old trope of sappy writing and preachy philosophical poems, so it was a tiny bit jarring to actually see one on the subway. It took me half a second to determine which one—neonate or geriatric&mdashhe actually was, since out of the side of my eye, with only small face visible, he could have been either an infant on someone's lap or a hunched-over gramp. Really. Turns out he was the latter. It was like seeing a before and after picture fight.

That is all.


Holy crap! Blogger's text editor now writes proper HTML! I ctrl+B bolded the headlline and what did I get? It formatted the text as a span with CSS style font-weight: bold. Shiny. However, google wants me to switch my Blogger records over to their account system or some such rot. Lies and trickery, I am sure. I shall resist, or rather, procrastinate. They can have my database when the pry it from my slack, disinterested hands!!!!!!!!!!!!

I never get to use exclamation points like that.

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