Thursday, October 13, 2005

chemicals swim like fish

hello my little fishies, i'm feeling rather contrary today so i've decided to expound upon a topic that has always irritated me. remember: opinions may not be reflected by other ichthyologists and i may even disagree with myself later today depending if this mood deepens into true antipathy. (this may seem like a trite issue, but sometimes it's best to vent about stupid things and just deal with the rest of the bullshit one has to live with.)

so i understand why some technical writers of scientific articles feel the need to relate to us lowly laymen, but seriously do they really think it works? i could do without some of these attempts at analogies as well as unsuccessful attempts at humor.

in an article about how coffee has biological benefits (good news for many Americans) this amazing analogy(simile) appeared: "Antioxidants...work like a sheriff in the Wild West by rounding up and neutralizing damaging radicals in the system." clarifies everything doesn't it? just imagine the little antioxidants wandering around your insides with six-guns and having showdowns at noon out side the Liver Saloon.

ah and if you don't actually have a sense of humor, you can at least be offensive, right? this fishy article, "Sex Done, Female Fish Stop Paying Attention" ends with "If estrogen does turn up the volume, perhaps this explains why some men don't hear their wives." not sure what this has to do with anything, but i'm laughing aren't you?

INTERMISSION: on a lighter note, check this gallery out: Under the Sea. It's cool.

5 little fish:

Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

i hope those antioxidants don't go shooting up the place--my liver's in bad enough shape as it is, i'm sure.

i like the purple striped jellyfish, & that they "mysteriously appear & vanish".

if i had purple stripes maybe i could vanish at will, too...

2:20 PM  
Blogger forgottenmachine swam up to say...

From a sidebar link in the coffee article:

"The genetic evolution of humans in the very recent past might in some ways be linked to the cultural evolution", he said.

From: Study Suggests Human Brains Still Evolving

hmmm......

3:59 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Hmmm...so during 'that time of the month' I should keep the music turned down and whisper. You learn something new everyday! :)

8:26 AM  
Blogger just sayin' swam up to say...

thanks for the undersea adventure. I really like this one: Orange Tessellated Blenny.

11:30 AM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

i can vanish at will, or maybe people just stop paying attention to me. :) i liked the undersea gallery. have fun this weekend.

ciao

1:02 PM  

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