Friday Funny, Two Days Late

I make fun of homeopathy from time to time here, so I thought this was hilarious, via Megan McArdle.

Homeopathic bombs are comprised of 99.9% water but contain the merest trace element of explosive. The solution is then repeatedly diluted so as to leave only the memory of the explosive in the water molecules. According to the laws of homeopathy, the more that the water is diluted, the more powerful the bomb becomes.

'It was only a matter of time before these people got hold of the material that they needed to make these bombs,' said former UN weapons inspector, Hans Blix, 'The world is a much more dangerous place with the advent of these Weapons of Mass Dilution.'

'A homeopathic attack could bring entire cities to a standstill,' said BBC Security Correspondent, Frank Gardner, 'Large numbers of people could easily become convinced that they have been killed and hospitals would be unable to cope with the massive influx of the 'walking suggestible'.'

The severity of the situation has already resulted in the New Age terror threat level being raised from 'lilac' to the more worrisome 'purple' aura. Meanwhile, new security measures at airports require that all water bottles be scanned to ensure that they are not being used to smuggle the memory of an explosion on board a plane.

Speaking of making fun of homeopathy, I saw Penn and Teller in Phoenix on Friday.  Very enjoyable show.   I have a sense their Vegas show is more "adult," but their road show was appropriate for the whole family (unless you are really uptight and/or politically correct).


  1. Evil Red Scandi:

    Actually, we hit their Vegas show a few years back and it was very family-friendly (unless you are really uptight and / or politically correct). We were suprised.

  2. me:

    Thank you for making my day, this is priceless :)

  3. morganovich:

    by this logic, shouldn't we punish those possessing small amounts of narcotics more sternly than those with large amounts?

    life in prison for one seed and a barrel of water?

  4. epobirs:

    No discussion of homeopathy is complete without this classic:

  5. JohnW:

    Wow, Penn & Teller did TWO shows Friday? I ask because the one I saw was in Mesa.