Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Now, the reason they do that, we think, is because poop stinks."

I think a lot of people resist listening to NPR because they think it's inaccessible or too liberal or, well, boring. And yeah, sometimes, if I try to listen to it on the way to work, I nod off a little bit but WHATEVER maybe I shouldn't listen to quiet-talking when I'm driving if I haven't had any coffee yet. 

Anyway. I feel sorry for the people who resist NPR because they think it's boring. Because, duh, it's not. You can tell me it is, but you'd be wrong, and I can prove it. 

The other day, I was in the car, listening to Excursions and they took a break from the music to talk about SCIENCE. Science is hardly ever boring, you guys. Science is messy and disgusting and AWESOME. For instance, I give you THIS. I highly recommend you listen to the audio.

In case you're thinking about not clicking that link, I'll give you a SPOILER. It's about caterpillars who can shoot poop out of their butts, sort of like a poop cannon. 

Poop! Out of their butts! COME ON. 


You can call me, 'Sir' said...

Why have you not created the tag 'Poop Cannon' and used it here? I don't understand.

Jennie said...


Abigail said...

Whenever I tune my radio to NPR it's playing music that I don't really like. If it was talking about science or IRA GLASS was present I would be all over it but since I never know when that's going to happen I listen to regular music radio.

Ashley said...

One time I was listening to NPR and I learned about a man with severe allergies, to like, life, who travelled to Africa to walk around in shit with bare feet so he would get infected with a special kind of worm that does something to your immune system. His allergies were cured (by poop!) and now he poops out baby worms and sells them on the internet. How nutty is that?

You can call me, 'Sir' said...


Yeah, I remember hearing that on NPR. That was some great listening.

Ashley said...

I feel like NPR has been letting me down ever since. Nothing can top the man with worm poop that heals people.

peefer said...

I listen to NPR sometimes and I'm not even from your NP.

My favourite interviewer is Anne Strainchamps, not because she's particularly good, but because she has the best name ever. Sorry, I'm a little fetishy that way.


A poop canon (one 'n') would also be fascinating, and I fully expect the Muppets to eventually perform one.

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