Save the Planet and Experience Less Crapnel!


At the tender age of 22, I was sitting at my desk, working diligently on some task for my first real job when an older colleague, who happened to be a new father, walked by. "I invented a new word this morning," he said. "Crapnel. It's a fusion of crap and shrapnel. Think hard before you have kids."

In related news, cloth diapers are bad for the environment, and the government doesn't want you to know about it. The pleasingly labor intensive and disgusting practice of using cloth diapers because they're better for the environment than those awful disposables manufactured in China by multinational corporations turns out to be a big lie.  A government report showing that cloth diapers are bad for the environment was (God forgive me for this) leaked to a newspaper:

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has instructed civil servants not to publicise the conclusions of the £50,000 nappy research project and to adopt a "defensive" stance towards its conclusions….

To reduce the impact of cloth nappies on climate change parents would have to hang wet nappies out to dry all year round, keep them for years for use on younger children, and make sure the water in their washing machines does not exceed 60C. 

All of which sounds like a way to increase possible crapnel incidents.

So obviously, what I'm trying to say here is: OMG! The administration is suppressing science! Especially science about environment! Oh, wait… this was in the U.K.? Whatever.