Monday, June 28, 2010

Around the blogs

Over the past week a number of articles on other blogs caught my eye. I thought I'd share them with you for your reading pleasure (and an occasional belly-laugh!).

Crucis points out the hypocrisy in imposing a moratorium on deep-water drilling for oil off the US coast, whilst simultaneously funding Brazil's efforts to drill for oil in much deeper water off its coast. He notes that, if Brazil succeeds, we'll not only have financed its success, but will then pay through the nose a second time to buy the oil it finds.

Alan notes "a study where they watched women walk around and tried to guess which ones had vaginal orgasms. AND GOT PAID FOR IT!!!!! What a brilliant scam." He says he's clearly in the wrong line of work. I agree!

Tanker over at Mostly Cajun reminds us of the laws of cat physics, including:

Law of Cat Thermodynamics: Heat flows from a warmer to a cooler body, except in the case of a cat, in which case all heat flows to the cat.

Law of Cat Obstruction: A cat must lay on the floor in such a position to obstruct the maximum amount of human foot traffic.

Law of Cat Acceleration: A cat will accelerate at a constant rate, until he gets good and ready to stop.

Law of Cat Disinterest: A cat’s interest level will vary in inverse proportion to the amount of effort a human expends in trying to interest him.

Law of Pill Rejection: Any pill given to a cat has the potential energy to reach escape velocity.

Law of Cat Composition: A cat is composed of Matter + Anti-Matter + It Doesn’t Matter

There are plenty more of them. Go read, and have a good laugh.

Coyote Blog reminds us photographically that "The enterprise-killing nature of taxes isn’t just the money." Word.

Finally, Whitecoat's Call Room shows us the ridiculous extent to which medical practices and facilities are micromanaged and buried in bureaucratic rules and regulations. If the medical staff find it so irritating and burdensome, what should we, as 'consumers' of their services, do about it? I'm still wondering how we can help improve things. Any ideas?

I'll try to collect a few interesting posts from interesting blogs on a regular basis, and list them here. It's always nice to find new places to enjoy and from which to learn.


1 comment:

Crucis said...

Peter, thanks for the referral.