An introduction

This is a semi-public place to dump text too flimsy to even become a blog post. I wouldn't recommend reading it unless you have a lot of time to waste. You'd be better off at my livejournal. I also have another blog, and write most of the French journal summaries at the Eurozine Review.

Why do I clutter up the internet with this stuff at all? Mainly because I'm trying to get into the habit of displaying as much as possible of what I'm doing in public. Also, Blogger is a decent interface for a notebook

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

People ask us why we don't use fly spray. Well, where's the sport in that?

Via Liberal Conspiracy comes news of an anti-mosquito laser gun. Granted, it's the kind of hilarious story that could only be the product of some very skilled PR, but it's just too fun to pass over. As LC say:
It’s a LASER BEAM that locates, targets and shoots down individual mosquitoes. There is nothing in that that isn’t cool.

And the very serious professional zoologists in my office have all agreed it has to look like an individual robot gun that spins on a dome-shaped turret, saying ‘target acquired’ in a little robot voice. Because what would be the point otherwise?

Meanwhile, I couldn't pass over the topic without a link to the obvious Monty Python skit:

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