Friday, December 15, 2006

Coolest fish ever is the hottest but you'll just have to trust us on this one.

Coolest fish ever is the hottest - fish that skips through lava!

Interesting discovery, but I'm a little irritated with these science articles big on text and short on visuals. To describe video as part of the discovery and not offer video in a link or an estimated time and place when we can see the video for ourselves is feeble reporting, IMO. Those lumps of fleshy turds do nothing for the imagination. This reminds me of that amazing video of the giant squid the Japanese supposedly took earlier this year. Every article I read at the time talked about how stunning the video was to watch, but nobody had the actual video to share, nor was there any interest by those reporting it to find out when the video would be available. And what about the researchers? Don't any of these scientists have web sites? Don't they have younger staff familiar with flickr, youtube, etc? ;) It's a good thing the Loch Ness Monster hasn't been photographed during this media-phobic, news snippet trend. I can see the article now...


...and were able to capture the elusive beast on High Definition 3D film.

"Yeah, these photographs are amazing," said leading cryptozoologist, Dr. Charles Fort. "To think we finally hold in our hands photographic evidence of the Loch Ness Monster. I can't believe the detail. Such fascinating anatomy, too. We were really surprised at how colorful she was. Too bad we can't show the photos, but our press department has prepared some really riveting desciptions for you."

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