I’m awarding prizes. Categories subject to change each month. In October, the categories are:
Most Consistently Preposterous Titles for Journal Articles
The Journal of Consumer Research
-For such pearls as ‘Mood and Comparative Judgement: Does Mood Influence Everything and Finally Nothing?’, ‘Of Chameleons and Consumption: The Impact of Mimicry on Choice and Preferences’ and ‘Time Will Tell: The Distant Appeal of Promotion and Imminent Appeal of Prevention’.
Inappropriate Use of Provocative Language in Science Media
Testosterone turns male juncos into blustery hunks – and bad dads
-What this means: Male birds increase testosterone production to attract mates; sometimes it makes them a bit narky.
Most Completely Incomprehensible Utterance by a Scientist
"The mere fact that now we can have a predictable organic-nanotube hybrid composite, with enhanced properties should open the door for many new applications. The enhancement in the luminescence properties bodes well for a new generation of organic devices that could potentially reach commercially viable figures of merit for large scale production. The work conducted at the ATI will now allow us to investigate ways to modify the active material used for solar cells in order to harvest more of the solar spectrum using hybrid mixtures."
-What this means: I don't know.
Best Pun in a Press Release
No prizes this month - or possibly ever, seeing as how I might elect to change the categories next month - they're all far too lame.
Non-story of the Month
The U.S. hasn’t changed its stance on how much fish women can eat while they’re pregnant.
-Yes, that’s "hasn’t". Right.
-Thanks to Bad Gas.
Best Things Recalled This Month
Minnie’s chocolate chunk cookies
-"Undeclared presence of nuts".
Kahlua Kahlua Brownie and Double Fudge Brownie ice cream
-You think anyone's sending those back?
Image: thanks to Fernando