Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Call that buzz?

On the food blog Serious Eats, some fool called Adam Kuban begins his post thus:

In what's essentially a rehash of a story from late February, the New York Times is reporting that honeybees are vanishing.

So let me get this straight, it might have been of some importance two months ago that the world was on the brink of disaster, but we've all BTDT by now, so tell me something new?

Sorry to stretch the attention span of the food bloggers, but nothing has happened since February to remedy the situation. How shall I put it? The soup was a little salty before, and it's STILL FUCKING SALTY NOW YOU IDIOT.

And the clock is ticking. Snopes have tried to debunk the quote, without success, in which Einstein warned that if the bees were to disappear:

dann hat der Mensch nur noch vier Jahre zu leben; keine Bienen mehr, keine Bestäubung mehr, keine Pflanzen mehr, keine Tiere mehr, keine Menschen mehr.

Four years, roughly translated.

News guy wept and told us, earth was really dying
Cried so much his face was wet, then I knew he was not lying.