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What possibly could go wrong with too much government?


Exactl, correct too!

I am less shocked by the staged mourning of the North Korean prisoners of Socialism than I am by the dead-pan earnestness displayed by the marine researchers.

The shocking part is that they are so serious that we MUST spend government money in order put shrimp on treadmills. It doesn’t occur to them that the reason no corporation is willing to fund their research is because the information is pretty pointless and won’t provide any form of return on investment. They also don’t see how, if they really, really must put shrimp on treadmills, maybe they should earn money at a real job and do their research on THEIR dime.

    Milwaukee in reply to Kerrvillian. | December 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    The shrimp video is hilarious. Does Comedy Central know that somebody stole their stuff and put their name on it? The animated woman speaking with the impassive older man reminded me of a dysfunctional family from some bad sitcom. He barely registered any emotion at all.

    After fishing was finally allowed following the ban during the Deep Horizon disaster, they found fish stocks to be plentiful. Nothing like not fishing to make the fishing better. I could have told them sick shrimp aren’t going to do as well as healthy shrimp. Isn’t that tautological?

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Milwaukee. | December 28, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      Pretty funny -but I got a biology/ecologist here. Says the treadmill is to have data on levels of stress eg by blood analyses , muscle degeneration , cardio & the things they test athletes on .

      By applying this data to shrimp in the wild or fisheries they get a good idea how they are coping.

      IT is n Olympic Year & many prawn teams are in heavy training.

      But you knew this .

      utroukx in reply to Milwaukee. | December 29, 2011 at 5:21 am

      I thought the guy looked kind of embarrassed to be there. Maybe he realizes the whole study is a bunch of b.s.

    Milhouse in reply to Kerrvillian. | December 29, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Knowledge is rarely useless. And research often pays off in unexpected ways, though often not in ways that can be captured by the people paying for it.

I can’t help but think the Kim Jong Il video might have been less depressing had a New Orleans jazz band kicked in after the hearse passed by…

I wonder whether citizens of DPRK will be speculating on the authenticity of media hysteria if/when our “Dear Leader” gets a pink slip next November. It is pretty tough to cope when great golfers are no longer in power.

The shrimp in the first video appear to be functioning somewhat better than those in the second video.

I am deeply disappointed by the Korean video. Part of my misspent youth was watching old Charlie Chan re-runs on Saturday afternoon. What ever happened to the inscrutable Oriental? Or are these poor women crying because they know what will happen if they don’t?

May we refer to President 0bama as our “dear leader”?

그것은 다만 나의 마음을 아프게핸다

Personally, I prefer my shrimp to be of the less exercised variety which in turn promotes tenderness along with taste. Imagine… How would exercising shrimp be of benefit to the consumer who would be repulsed by a stringy tough bland product?

Or am I reading too much into this???

Why is Jerry Sandusky being allowed to study shrimp?

huskers-for-palin | December 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Obama watching the footage and saying, “DAMN, give me some of that!”


The best part about the shrimp video is the guy on the right who sits there mute as if he’s embarrassed by what the woman is saying and not wanting to be there.