Archive for 2011

The Glencore Letter

Following the IPO of Glencore International AG, a major commodities trader, journalists have received a letter from Glencore's law firm, a company specializing in reputation management. The letter warns that the executives of Glencore are 'extremely private individuals' and advises journalists to be circumspect in their coverage of the company.

The Kraken

A paper presented to the Geological Society of America suggests an explanation for a puzzling accumulation of remains of prehistoric ichthyosaurs. The paper's authors speculate that the creatures were killed and eaten by a gigantic cephalopod that might have lived during the Triassic period.

It’s about the pancreases, stupid

Maybe “We’re here for your water” is just one of those things that aliens like to say when they invade. It’s a big in-joke in the whole planetary invasion crowd.