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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Volcano explosion: Call in Dr Snuffles Womble

I love how whenever a natural event like volcanoes or earthquakes occur, TV rush to find the Government expert to explain to the frightened masses why the event has occurred and to calm widespread sacrifices to the angry earth gods.

Delightfully that expert always tends to be Dr Snuffles Womble, the wild bearded taxpayer funded scientist who gets dragged blinking into the full glare of media spotlights to tell us that it's all very normal and that due to our pitiful investment into science, he has no idea what will happen next.

Nothing reassures like walking shorts and socks pulled up to the knee.



At 7/8/12 1:49 pm, Blogger Rupert said...

Not everyone can have your fashion sense, Martyn.

I need to ask, is earth science denialism a feature of this blog, or just a miserable coincidence? It does seem to be following the trajectory of its more popular cousins, creationism and climate change denialism. This morning we had the "pointy-headed scientists, what do they know?" phase, and now we're onto "Al Gore is fat".

At 7/8/12 2:01 pm, Blogger Bomber said...

You've missed my endless blogs on the dangers of climate denial and man made global warming Rupert?

But I've written so many!

I don't normally tag my posts, but I suppose 'comedy' would be the tag. Would that help you negotiate the blog better Rupert?

At 7/8/12 2:18 pm, Blogger Rupert said...

Poe's Law strikes again.

At 7/8/12 4:41 pm, Blogger Shackleford Hurtmore said...

John Key announces new "Charter Volcanology Departments" who can employ non-geologists to improve prediction standards.

At 7/8/12 5:14 pm, Blogger Shackleford Hurtmore said...

John Key urges Waitangi Tribunal to urgently find that Maori own Mt Tongariro and should pick up the tab for any damage the eruption caused.


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