Thursday, May 06, 2010

Legitimate Science with the Added Benefit of Fart Jokes

Dave's brilliant exposition of the relationship between performance science and our pointless obsessions inspired this afternoon's post. In a manner of speaking.

The crunchy folks at Mother Jones give us the inside poop on the results of a recently completed $15m EPA study that evaluated the impacts of bovine emissions on climate change. And more importantly for our purposes, ranked the states by their relative levels of cow-based flatulence.

The top 10: 1. California 2. Wisconsin 3. New York 4. Pennsylvania 5. Minnesota 6. Idaho 7. Texas 8. Michigan 9. Ohio 10. Washington. I'm as shocked as you are to see Pennsylvania in the top 5.

24 comments:

Mark said...

Interesting...but what does drexdrago have to say about this?

TJ said...

He'll be right with you...

Geoff said...

After he finished reading the Economist and splitting the atom.

Marls said...

How fat did a woman need to be to be considered a cow for this study?

Geoff said...

Fatter than Charlie Manuel c. 2008.

Marls said...

Geoff, you my friend are a master baiter.

TJ said...

I would like Mr. Drago to regale us with more stories of how this "Mayhugh" character is awesome...in fact, maybe Drex should start a blog about this "Mayhugh" fella. I bet it would be hilarious.

rob said...

ah, jamarcus, we hardly knew ye.

TJ said...

Yep, TSA makes me feel safe every time I fly...
http://bit.ly/bYPkv3

TJ said...

I'm sorry, is Dwight Howard gonna be allowed to murder Jason Collins tonight?

TJ said...

I am not here mentioning what is not happening in the Nats game right now...

Mark said...

I saw the play I presume TJ was referring to between Howard and Collins. Such a bad call that the Magic announcers even commented on it. Of course, that was one of just 6 fouls various Hawks big men accrued whilst trying to guard Howard in the 1st quarter. Howard still ended the quarter with 18 points.

In related news, the Hawks appear to give a shit tonight.

TJ said...

Yep, that was it, and yep, he was a beast in that quarter.

And the Scott Olsen no hitter is done with one out in the 8th.

Mark said...

I blame you, Teej.

Mark said...

Great stat from ESPN: 9 of the Hawks 11 fouls have been on Howard.

Mark said...

Make that 10 of 12.

Mark said...

Jameer Nelson's figured out nobody on Atlanta can stay in front of him.

Mark said...

Big shot by Jameer to end the 3rd.

I also have a rapidly escalating crush on Matt Barnes.

Mark said...

The Magic certainly know how to shut the comments section of G:TB down.

Dan said...

you sold HOW many shares of p&g? 15 BILLION? i told you 15,000,000 you dumbass.

70713ang_eloknuth said...

你不能左右天氣,但你可以改變心情 ..................................................

Dan said...

exactly.

Mark said...

New post up Danno. You and your Celestial friend should join me.

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