Thursday, September 15, 2005

Petrol Crisis Solved

Josh writes:

NEWSFLASH! German inventor makes diesel from dead cats!

Koch said the cadaver of a fully grown cat can produce 2.5 litres of fuel - meaning around 20 cats are needed for a full tank.

He said, "I tank my car with my own diesel mixture and have driven it for 105,000 miles without any problems."

NEWSFLASH! Oh no, hang on, he doesn't.
But Koch, 55, said there was no truth to stories published in Bild newspaper Tuesday and Wednesday that suggested he used dead cats as part of the mix for his organic diesel fuel.

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A spokesman for Bild told Reuters the story was meant to show that cat remains could "in theory" be used to make fuel with Koch's patented method.

Some funny shit, but the more I thought about it, the more pissed off I got. Said it before and I'll say it again: liberal/conservative my arse -- the only media bias that exists is the populist bias. It says what the people want to hear (most commonly that the world is going to hell in a handcart), or whatever gives the story the most appealing/attention-grabbing spin.

Good example of the former: see Cousin Jamie's post on what happens to good news about the country. Good example of the latter: Bra Wars, the name given to the current textiles trade dispute between the EU and China, which affects the manufacture of all kinds of clothes, but hey -- regular clothes don't provide many opportunities to talk about tits, do they?


Having found an excuse to say "tits", Josh returns to his lair to await the flood of pornographic hitlog search terms. The circle of life continues.

2 comments:

Eric Olthwaite said...

http://deathmonkeybdm.tripod.com/wondermark/id12.html

From Morthos' link, go here and look at the seventh cartoon down.

Spooky

Mal Fet said...

Well... good to see the NZ Herald is keeping itself up to date with world science events

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10345772