Nitrates really are good for the heart, and Jonathan Coulton’s coming back

It’s not often that something I say metaphorically ends up on the front page of the newspaper as the literal truth less than 48 hours later. This is what I saw when I got home this evening:

Nitrates are good for the heart!

Or if you’re French, Surprise: Nitrates are good for the heart! Isn’t that what I said in last week’s Thing? Clearly I chose the right suit to post that poem in. And the right deck as well — this is indeed an intriguing development.

And as if that weren’t enough, while I was still downloading that image from my camera, I found out that Jonathan Coulton is coming Over Here again, for concerts in London and elsewhere. I booked a ticket in the panic, hopefully I’ll be able to go. Perhaps I should self-publish the spades already so I’ll have a nice shiny book to give him.


  1. #1 by PowerBill on June 12, 2008 - 12:01 pm

    Ha! Nitrates are for losers! Real scientists use LOX and/or Helium.
    Virgin Galactic packs a blast with nitrates but they are all ego when we need more id…


  2. #2 by Angela Brett on June 12, 2008 - 1:16 pm

    Pfft… real scientists use nitrous oxide. *evil laugh that just doesn’t stop*


  3. #3 by PowerBill on June 13, 2008 - 12:31 am

    I happen to know CERN uses quite a bit of liquid helium and I recently read that their accelerators etc are now almost as good as what is in the USA.
    *Evil, yet surprisingly high pitched and hollow, laugh that really should stop*
    Ha ha… After talking about id, I just had to get in my own plugh!


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