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November 17, 2005

Hopefully the last comics-related post for a while

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I actually laughed at Mother Goose & Grimm this morning.

In related news, aerial swine were spotted today over the frozen landscape of Hell.

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Wasn't that Zeke's idea originally?

Posted by: Vicki at November 17, 2005 01:04 PM
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I thought that this was Onion style satire, but NOOOOOOO; it is serious. So much for the comix being the funny papers.

The strange case of supernatural water
Florida tested ‘Celestial Drops’ to see if they warded off citrus canker
By David Park Musella
Skeptical Inquirer
Updated: 3:08 p.m. ET Nov. 15, 2005

Florida's citrus crop contributes billions of dollars to the state's economy, so when that industry is threatened, anything that might help is considered. Back in 2001, when citrus canker was blighting the crop and threatening to reduce that vital source of revenue, an interesting — if not quite scientific — alternative was considered.

Katherine Harris, then Florida's secretary of state — and now a member of the U.S. House of Representatives — ordered a study in which, according to an article by Jim Stratton in the Orlando Sentinel, "researchers worked with a rabbi and a cardiologist to test ‘Celestial Drops,' promoted as a canker inhibitor because of its ‘improved fractal design,' ‘infinite levels of order,' and ‘high energy and low entropy.'"

The study determined that the product tested was, basically, water that had apparently been blessed according to the principles of Kabbalic mysticism, "chang[ing] its molecular structure and imbu[ing] it with supernatural healing powers."

Posted by: spyder at November 17, 2005 01:52 PM
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So what happens if Day by Day accidentally has a funny instant? The Apocalypse?

Posted by: PZ Myers at November 17, 2005 04:43 PM
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are the oranges in florida saved?

Posted by: dread pirate roberts at November 17, 2005 07:56 PM
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Sometimes you just need to smile. I wanted to let you know I included your blog on my Friday Features segment. You are welcome to stop by and have at look if you'd like.

Posted by: The Fat Lady Sings at November 17, 2005 10:46 PM
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If you like comics, let me suggest 9 Chickweed Lane, which is at This strip is amusing, sweet, literate, and sexy, and it has one thing you won't find in any newspaper strip: gay people.

Posted by: JR at November 19, 2005 09:04 PM
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