The best thing I’ve read all day (+ the best thing from yesterday too)

I discovered Wired Magazine today. What took me so long?! It’s awesome! It’s like Nature without all that lofty snobby ‘abstract’ horse pucky.

The website included the best thing I’ve read all day in their article entitled : 7 (Crazy) Civilian Uses for Nuclear Bombs –

“You might think of nuclear weapons as just the most fearsome weapon ever invented by humans, but that would be seriously underplaying their versatility.”

C’mon.  That’s just priceless.

Read the rest of the article here: 7 (Crazy) Civilian Uses for Nuclear Bombs

The best thing I read yesterday was the back of a book entitled ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ by Seth Grahame-Smith. Behold:

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.”

The book cover ain’t bad either:

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~ by fluvial on April 14, 2009.

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