Saturday, July 16, 2016

Strange shapes light up the sky

Let the record show that none of us at the Riddled Research Institute has experimented with creating buds with artificial light. Especially not GroLux tubes.

This why we are not being published in Proc R Soc B:

Light pollution
Disappointingly, ffrench-Constant et al. fail to cite the pioneering speculations of Joyce, J. (1920):

Bonus streetlight pollution
But as Hugh Kenner reported, Joyce's characters were in turn inspired by (and failed to cite) an article on page 1 of the Dublin Evening Telegraph of Bloomsday (June 16, 1904) on "queer things which happen to flowers when they are exposed to the electric light". So we can hardly condemn ffrench-Constant et al. Such is the low state of scholarship in the our fallen academic world today.

Needs moar UPDATES and pictures and stuff.


rhwombat said...

"Hemp? Huuuuge 'lectricity bills? Honestly, officer, We're just very fond of moths. Pay no attention to my munching colleagues' vacant expression."

Back in the dim jurassic, (about Christmas 1976), a carefully carved Δ9 prefix appeared in front of the large wooden THC (Tourist Hotel Corporation) Hermitage sign at Mt Cook. Apparently the local authorities were puzzled about this, and did not think to inquire whether any of the local hippy climbers that infested the place, like particularly nimble cockroaches, had degrees in psychopharmacology and knew the accepted abbreviation of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol. It was also quite exciting being on the other end of a rope from said pharmacologist when descending the Linda glacier in a whiteout.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Thunder, master of the orbs, knows more than he lets on...