Can’t imagine why. Oh, right:
So I’m going to ratchet it back a few points, I think. No sense in popping a blood vessel. …I assume.
Well, at least the alt-text won’t:
Or possibly it will make sense, but only to scholars of Middle-Late First Republic American history. Who will be like all scholars everywhere: to wit, slightly depressed that nobody gets their more erudite jokes.
Or at least convince me to convince my wife to go see it.
Had to do that with Iron Man. “Honey. HONEY! Go see the movie. I’ll watch the kids. Yes, I know you don’t watch movies. This is about heroic engineering. Trust me on this.” …And then she came back, and conceded that I was right. It was a glorious moment.
Randall Munroe’s (of xkcd fame) What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions is just what the title says. It’s a very entertaining online series; it’s a real shame that I didn’t get a review copy to review :coughcoughCOUGH: because it may be a bit before I can pick it up.
Also: today’s xkcd is utterly mad.
Because, really: by any standard of sentient-species morality and/or ethics nature is just plain awful.
Mind you, this guy is (reluctantly) calling BS on the XKCD strip in question. He says that the strip anthropomorphizes science, instead; and as God is my witness I didn’t see that until after I wrote the title to my post.