By Phil Plait | March 31, 2008 1:00 pm

Man, I gotta get me a can of this stuff:

That would be really useful in June!

Tip o’ the pith helmet to BABloggee Risa Zaleski.


Comments (16)

  1. firemancarl

    Or it could be useful in November during the elections..

  2. Doesn’t just standard pepperspray work on PZ? It works on most people who have eyes. Wait, is he a human? If not that could make it more difficult

  3. Aerimus

    I know a few people who might buy a case…

    That’s a pretty amusing site. Then I went back and read the first comic and my brain broke. Still funny though…

  4. Quiet_Desperation

    Or just use PZ-Cleaner. It removes the vulgarities and leaves behind the rational thinking.

  5. Torbjörn Larsson, OM

    Why wouldn’t squid ink serve to confuse other squids? Fight water with water, I say!

    Btw, you might want to load up with squid repellent:

    The sharp beak of the Humboldt squid is one of the hardest and stiffest organic materials known. Engineers, biologists, and marine scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, have joined forces to discover how the soft, gelatinous squid can operate its knife-like beak without tearing itself to pieces. […]

    The key to the squid beak lies in the gradations of stiffness. The tip is extremely stiff, yet the base is 100 times more compliant, allowing it to blend with surrounding tissue. […]

    “Squids can be aggressive, whimsical, suddenly mean, and they are always hungry,”

    Yep, that’s PZ to a z.

  6. Christian X Burnham

    You could also buy a can of ‘whoop-ass’.

    I’m sticking with Ubik (TM):

    Perk up pouting household surfaces with new miracle Ubik, the easy-to-apply, extra-shiny, non-stick plastic coating. Entirely harmless if used as directed. Saves endless scrubbing, glides you right out of the kitchen.

    But what is Ubik? I hear you ask…

    I am Ubik. Before the universe was, I am. I made the suns. I made the worlds. I created the lives and the places they inhabit; I move them here,

    I put them there. They go as I say, they do as I tell them. I am the word and my name is never spoken, the name which no one knows. I am called Ubik, but that is not my name. I am. I shall always be.

  7. davidlpf

    Drbuzz0 you have point maybe PZ is highly evolved squid in a human suit. Well I will not in Vegas in June so I do not have to worry.

  8. Hey, don’t laugh. That stuff works. Nothing clears a room of intelligent people faster! In fact, the Bush administration has been using it since 2001.

  9. davidlpf

    So that is what they been using, hopefully it wears off after 8 years.

  10. mona

    However, it won’t help you recognize Dawkins. Just ask the Expelled crew. Maybe they’ll try to file a lawsuit under these consumer protection laws, if their friends in the WH have left any intact.

  11. LC

    Well it does have the disclaimer (in small print) “May not work on their family and friends, or biologists with British accents” so they are covered as far as not repelling Dawkins.

    Which brings up the question – what does the product do if PZ picks up a British accent?

  12. mona

    They wouldn’t read a disclaimer! It probably looks too intelligent, or something. It’s more intelligence than is allowed, in any case.

  13. Torbjörn Larsson, OM

    I am Ubik. […] They go as I say, they do as I tell them.

    U r Ubik’s Cube, movz laik that?

  14. Daniel

    Completely unreleated, but I was throwing out a bunch of junk in my room, and came across an old wired magazine where a completely spaced out writer tried to give as much crediblity to Richard Hogland as he did to you.

    Man that was a completley whacked out article.

  15. almurray1958

    not sure if you read the notice that link’s today’s edition (please note the date) to a change of authorship! he hee haw

  16. Blu-Ray-Ven

    now if they can just come out with hoagland away


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