Wednesday, March 26, 2008

News of the Day -- Wednesday, March 26

+ If you love the Fish-Slapping Dance as much as I do -- and who doesn't? -- then check out this Monty Python quiz from Mental Floss. If it asks you your favorite color, just go with your first instinct. Trust me.

+ No Wednesday is complete without the quiet contemplation of evil robots. Luckily, we have a list of naughty robots right here.

+ The New York Times has an interesting report on rodents being taught to use rakes to grab food. I think it would be more productive to teach them to use rakes to do lawns, but whatever. I love this line in the story -- "This is first time rodents have been trained to wield tools...." Doesn't that sound like the prologue to an apocalypse in which the cute little critters learn to wield cheese-propelled chainsaws, eat through your slippers and wreak havoc on all of humanity? No? Okay, it's just me then.


Ian Thomas Healy said...

Man, I only got 50% on the Python quiz. I'm going to have to return my card to the Ministry of Funny Walks now.

Loved the list of robots!

And the tool-using rodents? Eeeeeeevil! It's a very short step from using a rake to pulling a trigger. We are doomed...DOOMED!


Liz said...

Exactly! I don't think scientists are thinking far enough ahead on this one. There's going to be cheese-shaped hell to pay, mark my words!

Jen said...

Upon reading the paragraph about the implement wielding rodents my first thought was:

"Tim: You're scared of mice and spiders, but oh-so-much greater is your fear that one day the two species will cross-breed to form an all-powerful race of mice-spiders who will immobilize human beings in giant webs in order to steal cheese."

The great Simon Pegg from Spaced

Amy Rose said...

No Bender?! What an outrage!