Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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The decline of the newspaper?? Ransom notes, papier-mâché and slacker gift wrapping will never be the same! Worse, what will crazy old loons pack their houses to the rafters with?


  1. #1 Barn Owl
    March 5, 2010


    “But, stacking is a treasured pastime of loons!”

    Perhaps the pastimes of loons will be forced to adapt and evolve … call it “evoloontion”. 😉

  2. #2 "GrrlScientist"
    March 5, 2010

    fred allen nailed it correctly when he said: “Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns — he should be drawn and quoted.”

  3. #3 Barn Owl
    March 5, 2010

    Speaking of newspaper-stacking loons, have you heard of the Collyer brothers, who lived in Manhattan? One of them was killed by his own loon booby trap – their house was filled with all kinds of hoarded junk and filth, not just newspapers.

  4. #4 bmljenny
    March 5, 2010

    As a daily user of public transit the throwaway line about already subsidizing Amtrak for loons had me practically falling out of my chair.

  5. #5 khan
    March 5, 2010

    I can’t get it to play.

    Can you give the original URL?

  6. #6 joshua
    March 6, 2010

    I happen to be one of those crazy loons, and I’m not even very old. I’m just a Contemporary History buff.

    I have a nice collection going back to the 1989 US invasion of Panama.

    My favorite piece is from Operation Desert Shield, which shows George Bush 41, in huge bold print:


    You can learn a lot from old newspapers.

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