Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Most Orangey-Yellow

I liked this article about how they generate those 'wettest/coldest/sunniest/most orangey-yellow period since...' statistics* that are oft-quoted in the media.

*e.g. 'yesterday was the most orangey-yellow autumn day since orangey-yellowness began to be measured by satellite at the start of the Space Age**'

**Space Age: this began in 1957 when the first artificial satellite was launched (Sputnik); it ended in the 1970s and was followed in the US by the New Age*** and in the UK by 'The Age of the Train' .

***New Age: a broad cultural movement combining transendental meditation, spiritualism and talking out of your bottom.

1 comment:

pete said...

How useful, a definition of New Age on the day that The Register states New Age judge blasts apple but oops, you get an 'F' (as the judge would too apparently) for citing wikipedia as a source of anything but people talking out of their bottoms.