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Science that changes religions. With no biasness!

Any time a writer sees the phrase “everything we thought we knew about X is also incorrect” , it sets off bullshit alarms. Having X be some major conclusion of physics makes the alarms even louder. Saying both religions and textbooks will need revising, well…

For the first time in history, “The Principle” (documentary) finds scientific evidence that The Copernican Principle is incorrect and suggests that everything we thought we knew about the universe is also incorrect. The film has already been a huge topic of a controversy in Universities around the globe, though this is the first time any formal press has been released.

It is important to note that our film conveys no biasness at all.  We simply reveal groundbreaking research.

Could 500 Years of Science Be Wrong!?

The Most Heated Debate of The Century Enters Theatres

Considered to be the most controversial film of the year, Stellar Motion Pictures announces the theatrical release of “The Principle”.  For the first time ever, this film reveals scientific evidence that proves the five-hundred-year-old “Copernican Principle” is wrong. 

If The Copernican Principle is wrong then everything we think we know about the Universe is also disturbingly wrong.  What this means is, every religion, science textbook, and philosophical viewpoint will be forced to reposition their belief system to admit that the Earth is in fact: The Center of The Universe.

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PROVEN BY SCIENCE: how to get a drink

It’s pretty bad when a science uses sloppy language like “scientifically proven to help get you a drink.” But worse that the company that hosts the blog is attempting to get more serious blogs to give the sloppiness more prominence.

There you are—waiting at the bar, dying for a drink, but you can’t seem to catch the bartender’s attention. What’s your next move? Wait patiently? (Yeah, right.) Panic? Forget the drink and just pretend to your date that you’re way drunker than you actually are?

Well, lucky for you, Discover magazine’s Seriously Science? blog reports today on a technique that is scientifically proven to help you get a drink. All you do is this: Yell “BEER ME! NOW!” as loudly as you can while pointing your finger at the bartender.

No, just kidding. Don’t do that. (Though it might actually work in some cases.)

But seriously, here’s what you do:
Step 1) Position yourself directly at the bar counter.
Step 2) Look at a staff member.
Step 3) Receive your drink and enjoy!

For more info on the study, you can read the Discover blog post.

I hope you consider sharing this news item.

Mildly edited to remove a few links to a blog post in question.

For a small fee, we’ll give you a get-out-of-jail free card

Normally, us reporter types get PR from companies trying to use us to help make themselves some money. Almost always, it’s going to be other people’s money. In this case, a noted editor and author got one from someone who wanted her money. In return, she’d get a card that would officially confirm she was, in fact, a journalist.

WireNews+Co offers an International Press Card/Pass to registered journalists. Our press card is both recognised and accepted by literally thousands of International organisations. Our members have been able to prevent arrest and otherwise establish their credentials as a journalist simply by presenting the WireNews+Co press card.

The programme makes available a plastic laminated membership and press card/pass, with the journalist’s photo and relevant details on the face and their signature on the reverse.

International Press Cards/Passes, issued on payment of the annual fee, are available to all journalists, including reporters, editors, photo-journalists and online publishers and/or bloggers who have registered with WireNews+Co.

 

Come to Coventry, see the bouncy castle

For reasons that are beyond comprehension, this was addressed by name to someone who cannot recall ever having covered bouncy castles even once during their career. 

I am very pleased to confirm our attendance at the Leisure Supplies Show on the 4th and 5th of March 2014 at Sports Connexion Coventry. We really feel this is a show not to be missed. Indoor and Outdoor Leisure Ltd will be having our biggest ever show space with products on display from all three of our websites

Natural products that say danger

A long list of natural products with properties that sound so miraculous that it’s a wonder that the organisms that produce them ever die. Obviously, it was sent to a science writer who is quite naturally skeptical of these sorts of hyped claims.

Dear Sir /Madam:

FEEL BETTER NOW! NATURALLY

Revolutionary Natural Supplement to support your Immune System!

Laboratory tests have shown that squid ink is an Angiogenesis inhibitor

Research is finding that Squid Ink can be the most potent ingredient in helping to better a weak immune system.  New studies show Black squid ink is one of the most powerful antioxidants known, containing essential minerals like Sodium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, & Selenium and also rich in protein. Squid ink is also an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B12, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folic acid and fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. All these vitamins are vital for maintaining, boosting, & promoting a healthy immune system.
 
Black Squid Ink has more antioxidants than Blueberries, but with less sugar and more fiber & vitamin E. Based on current information, present lab research shows the potential protective effect of squid ink, is remarkable and researchers are also working on developing a clinical application.

The pitch continues at length about a number of other natural products that sound just as miraculous as squid ink before wrapping up with:

Yours in Health,

Calamari Ink

PR goes to the dogs. Or comes from them. Or something.

It’s not so much the spirit behind this — helping owners find their lost pets seems like a great idea — as the idea of doing so by giving your pet a website and tag that’s “personalized to fit your pet’s stylish needs”. Also, the whole “why not send this to someone who doesn’t ever write about pets?” thing.
Hi [redacted]!
Dog Tag Art has created the first ever “Virtual Leash” which allows you to maintain a unique website (a.k.a. online profile) for your pet with unlimited emergency contacts that can be instantly notified. The website can send you, and your emergency contacts, messages through email, Twitter, text message and voice mail when your pet is found. Virtual Leash also uses Google Maps to show potential finders a safe place for your pet. You can change this address easily and at anytime.
Your pet’s unique website is printed on a tag, (along with your phone number), that can be personalized to fit your pet’s stylish needs. Your pet’s website can be updated as you move, travel or even when they are at a pet sitters for the weekend.  Would you like samples of any of their fabulous customizable pet tags or more info on Virtual Leash for a possible feature? Release and images are below and be sure to check out their website.

A PR pitch that will leave you needing a drink

It’s a deep recursion into the blogosphere. Sent to the science editor of a news and culture blog, asking for publicity for a story at a science blog site. All about a “scientifically proven” method of getting a bartender’s attention.

Hi [redacted]-

There you are—waiting at the bar, dying for a drink, but you can’t seem to catch the bartender’s attention. What’s your next move? Wait patiently? (Yeah, right.) Panic? Forget the drink and just pretend to your date that you’re way drunker than you actually are?

Well, lucky for you, Discover magazine’s Seriously Science? blog reports today on a technique that is scientifically proven to help you get a drink. All you do is this: Yell “BEER ME! NOW!” as loudly as you can while pointing your finger at the bartender.

No, just kidding. Don’t do that. (Though it might actually work in some cases.)

But seriously, here’s what you do:
Step 1) Position yourself directly at the bar counter.
Step 2) Look at a staff member.
Step 3) Receive your drink and enjoy!

For more info on the study, you can read the Discover blog post here:

[link removed]

I hope you consider sharing this news item.

Thanks for your time. I hope these tips help you have a great (thirsty) Thursday!

A tortured pitch for torture-free holidays

For starters, we’d be badly remiss if we didn’t include the image that was plastered across the top of this pitch:

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With that out of the way, the pitch itself had a great opening line for its recipient, a science writer who doesn’t actually have a show:

GUEST FOR YOUR SHOW

The guest, naturally, wasn’t going to talk about science at all.

Happy Torture-Free Holidays!
The Top 5 Ways We Torture Ourselves at the Holidays and
The Simple Ways Not To
The Answers to Finding More Peace, Ease and Genuine Joy at Holiday Times!
Sue Elliott, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Law of Attraction Magazine and Creator of “Heartfelt Holidays”

Dear [redacted],

Why do we feel so depressed, anxious, fearful, irritated and upset from Thanksgiving to New Year’s? It’s not always the annoying relatives and pressures to meet end-of-year deadlines at work. In fact, our unhappiness seldom comes from outside… Most often what makes us craziest at the holidays is OURSELVES.
Sue Elliott, the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Law of Attraction Magazine and a leading transformation and power activator coach, says there are five key ways that we torture ourselves at the holidays!
Mastering these are the first steps in making your holidays the joy they were intended to be, and relaxing into peace, ease and fun. Your listeners will learn to watch for these hot buttons, and Sue will offer the shifts they need to make in their attitude in order to regain their equanimity and joy.

Torture #1: Comparing our real families – and the memories of holidays with them – with the “perfect” families we’ve seen in movies and on TV.
Torture #2: Beating ourselves up over gaining weight at the holidays.
Torture #3: Keeping score in gift-giving.
Torture #4: Getting upset every time we have to stand in line.
Torture #5: Trying to buy the “perfect” gifts for people.

And the pitch wrapped up with perhaps the finest closing I’ve yet to see from any PR.

Happy Torture-Free Holidays

Make gardens, not war

Sent to a prominent journalist and book author. There’s really nothing to add to the pitch itself.

Hi,

Since early eighteenth century the shotgun has been used for hunting and in warfare. Countless deer, rabbits and birds has been killed, and Countless soldiers, from the trenches of Verdun to Bagdad have experienced the deadly blast of led shots. No more.

My name is Per Cromwell. I’m a designer/inventor at ST-labs.
Today we’re launching a product I worked REALLY hard with for a long time: “Flower Shell” a shotgun shell loaded with flower seeds instead of deadly led.

• Transform any 12 gauge shotgun to a life giver instead of a life taker.
• Make gardening more FUN!
• Comes with 12 different seeds. (Columbine, Cornflower, Daisy, Poppy, Sunflower, Peony, meadow flowers and more)
• Each shell is hand made with love.
• The amount of gunpowder has been reduced and adjusted to fit the different seeds.
• More info on http://www.flowershell.com

If you want more information, piuctures or anything, don’t hesitate to ask me.
This is my dream project.

Best wishes from a foggy autumn Sweden.

Why me?

This, for reasons that are completely beyond my comprehension, was pitched to a science writer.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UNA Pride of Dixie Band, Drum Line Earn Highest Honors at Prestigious National Competitions

By Terry Pace
Communications and Marketing

FLORENCE, Ala. – The University of North Alabama’s nationally renowned Pride of Dixie Band program earned highest accolades and honors – including a championship trophy for its outstanding drum line – during performances last week at the Bands of America Grand National Championships and the Percussive Arts Society International Conference (PASIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“It was an extremely successful two days of performances by UNA band students at two of the most prestigious band-related events in the United States,” according to Dr. Lloyd Jones, UNA’s director of bands. “Not only did these valuable opportunities serve to greatly enhance the awareness and reputation of UNA on a national level, but I am confident that this experience will serve to create opportunities for other performances as well as recruitment.”

The piece goes on for quite some time about the band competition and what this win means for the students and university. The only thing I really got out of it is the fact that “percussive circles” doesn’t only mean a bunch of hippies getting together in a park, but can also mean the musical community that focuses on percussion instruments.