Has Anyone Noticed the Current Issue of NATURE??


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0 Responses to Has Anyone Noticed the Current Issue of NATURE??

  1. Joel Bass says:

    Is it just me, or does the black puppy look a lot more competent?

  2. Coriolis says:

    Nope, the black puppy can definitely fix the economy. The other one just screams “The fundamentals are fine!”

  3. Smilodon says:

    That’s too much!!

  4. JC says:

    HA HA. The black puppy looks ready to lead. The tan puppy looks totally confused. The black puppy needs a flag pin on his collar. The tan puppy must be without $3000 of makeup. The black puppy is preparing for the debate, studiously – good dog. The tan puppy is on his way to the doghouse to hide – baddd dog.

  5. Tegumai Bopsulai, FCD says:

    Six weeks and we’ll find out who gets to be top dog.

  6. Sheri says:

    Does the tan dog seem a little gray around the muzzle to you?

  7. JS says:

    I read that the tan dog is suspending this ad campaign to work on the nation’s kibble crisis.

  8. JS says:

    Oh, and the tan dog’s running mate is a bitch.

  9. Maxine says:

    Ha ha!
    When you’ve stopped laughing ;-), read the content – Nature’s US election special is great, though I say so myself. http://www.nature.com/news/specials/uselection2008/index.html
    It is all free to read until election day. As well as some great news coverage about the scientific perspective, there are some nice features, eg scientists advising the candidates which key science book to read (we invite suggestions from readers).
    The “anon reader” wasn’t a cat by any chance? From a cold climate? 😉

  10. Maxine says:

    PS Just in case my “ha ha” looks as if it concerns the comment immediately above mine, it doesn’t. I think that comment by “JS” about the tan dog’s running mate is pathetic.
    My “ha ha” applies to the post.

  11. rpg says:

    It has to be deliberate. I mean, really.
    The black puppy can multi-task.

  12. Bob O'H says:

    The Beast was not involved, Maxine. Gerald suspects that it might have been one of your own colleagues, but I told her that that wasn’t his desk (she’s never seen his desk, naturally).

  13. Eric says:

    I bet that tan dog can’t even use email! What’s he afraid of, anyway?
    And if the tan dog says he doesn’t know much about duck hunting, should I assume that the black dog’s duck hunting abilities are automatically superior, even though he’s got no experience?

  14. Jake says:

    Notice, they’re both dogs… need I say more.