Daily Archives: August 7, 2006

Prank of the day

Okay, here’s what you do. You take some bottled water and you shake it vigorously. Someone will ask you why you’re shaking the water; tell them that sometimes the hydrogen and the oxygen atoms separate when it sits in the fridge and you need to combine them. I have actually convinced people of this.

No, you leave New York in August

CNN.com – Accidental tourist: Manatee cruises Hudson River – Aug 7, 2006

Stupid manatee vacationing in the off-month. Anyway, this has nothing to do with global warming, because that doesn’t exist, and next thing you know alligators will summer in the Vineyard.

This is a bad thing

Oil wells rise in south Alabama

There’s always been some oil production in the state (fifteenth most in the nation, down from 13th at its peak), but it’s been declining in recent years. But now it’s rising and new production is coming on line. This is bad, because in normal times oil production in these fields isn’t very economical. But with gas at three dollars a gallon, you can afford to drill in such peripheral fields.