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August 19, 2010


Scottish Scientists Turn Whisky Into Biofuel

(Thanks to jon harris)


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Back-a$$wards boffins!

This is new? Scotch Whiskey has fueled many an American angry rant over the years.


I'm 1/2 Irish and 1/2 Scottish. The 1/2 Scottish side sincerely hopes that the 1/2 Irish part of me doesn't find out about this.

This follows the equally misleading headline from last week about the car that runs on poop. That car runs on methane so it is just an ordinary natural gas powered car. The methane comes from poop, but the sewage plant has been producing methane from poop for years. They use the methane to power the sewage plant and have enough leftover to power ONE CAR!!!! Yet this item gets top billing for a week.

Here they are using leftover biomass from the whiskey-making process. No whiskey is harmed in the production of this fuel. No new technology or breakthrough is involved. The headline is totally wrong.

I love my Dave Barry blog, but this link is crap. It is not even funny.

Jim has kind of put a damper on this post. Maybe I should go work.

*slides a double shot of scotch down the blog bar to Jim*

Works really well in a Chevy Regal.

Couldn't help but notice you were burning the midnight oil bonmot. Did your area have the really loud storms that woke me up last night? We had almost 5 inches of rain in 3 hours. And Jim? This is a humor blog.

In his overly engineering way, I think Jim was just trying to tell us that they didn't use actual whiskey for the fuel, just the leftovers. So, it's all good...

I was out of the office all day yesterday taking a deposition. I actually do real work, occasionally.

I wish we had storms, NC, we could use the rain. We're in the middle of our annual worst six weeks of weather. Ninety-nine degrees and about ninety percent humidity. The heat index is 110. So all you folks out there who freeze your asses off while we endure balmy 70 degree December afternoons, now's your chance to slam the Deep South.

I've been swimming comfortably in the Gulf of Mexico on Halloween before, so I'll take the tradeoff. We know air conditioning. We have a saying that you'll always know when it's August in Houston because the ladies are all wearing sweaters.

This one's for Jim:

Two engineering students were walking across campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?"

The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday minding my own business when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want."

The first engineer nodded approvingly, "Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn't have fit."

bonmot, this reminds me of the old joke where this beautiful woman walks up to a man in a bar and tells him she'll do anything he wants free if he can say it in three words. He asks her if she really means it and she rubs herself against him and says yes. He thinks for a minute and then looks at her and says, "Paint my house".

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