Daily archives: May 16, 2003

And stop sniffing the markers as well!

Guerilla Parenting, putting sensible slogans on a wall near you soon.

Do your children respect the hours of hard work that you invest in them? No! Children exploit their parents in much the same way that McDonalds corporation exploits the poor and weak people of Canada’s rainforests. It’s time to take matters into your own hands and force the little bastards to behave properly. The time for calm exhortations and promises of extra cartoon time is over. Use our stencils to decorate your neighborhood with messages that will make your kids behave and stop treating the place like a goddamned amusement park.

it’s for their own good.

Warning: Police may confuse your activities with illegal grafitti vandalism.

via Gromblog

Journey to the centre of the Earth

It sounds like something from a bad black and white sci-fi movie, but Californian Scientist Prof. Dave Stevenson is planning to send a probe, approx. the size of a grapefruit, to the centre of the Earth to measure various things suchs as temperature and material composition. They are proposing cracking the Earth’s surface using TNT with the equivalent power of a Nuclear Bomb (Did the Earth move for you?). If you wish to find out more you can the details here or there. So watch out for unexpected Earthquakes and volcanoes erupting.

Lip Service

I’m strangely unsurprised to hear that at least one of Kennedy’s interns did a Monica. More interesting was news of the president’s medical problems.

Most of his book details JFK’s serial health problems, including Addison’s disease. He writes how aides trailed him during his campaign for election with a doctor’s bag carrying enough medicine to kill a man if ingested all at once.

Addison’s disease is a hormonal disorder characterised by “weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, low blood pressure, and sometimes darkening of the skin in both exposed and nonexposed parts of the body.” Possibly this is the inspiration for Pres Bartlett’s MS in West Wing.