Cosmic Fireballs, Water On Mars, And Why House Republicans Are Like Stoned Kids, All In This Week’s Sci-Blog
Hey there, Wonketeers! It’s time once again for another appalling Wonkette Sci-Blog. Fire one up and come on in.
Sometimes it’s just not a good idea to let the Stoned Kid drive.
Many years ago a group of us were driving around wearing various aspects of an Illegal Smile (as was the fashion of the time). The Stoned Kid who had been driving pulled up to the red stoplight at an intersection fairly competently and waited. So far, so good. Then, the left turn lane arrow switched to green. Stoned Kid sees the green arrow and floors the big American sedan straight through the intersection, grinning and blissfully ignorant of the enraged panel van driver he cut off.
“Uh, Jesus! You just blew through a red light, Stoned Kid!”
“What? No! The light was green!”
“No, dammit! That was a turn lane! Your light was red!”
“No! The light was green! GREEN MEANS GO!”
“No, the arrow was green! Your light was red!”
“Bite me! It was GREEN! GREEN MEANS GO!”
Needless to say, Stoned Kid was forcibly replaced by a more able driver soon after and we all made it safely through that night. Sometimes you have to recognize who’s able to cope with reality and who isn’t.