January 8, 2007


This and this.


KCFleming said...

I like this click-through item in the first story:
View Images: Gas Odor Detected In NYC

No thanks.

Maxine Weiss said...

Gee, this site sure requires an awful lot of clicking.

Peace, Maxine

Icepick said...

I think this will just be a big stink about nothing.

MadisonMan said...

It's raining in NYC -- I wonder how far Natural Gas could be transported outside during a rainstorm before it's washed out.

Curious story.

KCFleming said...

The internet needs scratch and sniff capability.

Ken Stalter said...

Furthermore, why is it January in Boston and the weather feels like late April?

Charlie Eklund said...


It's happenning in Austin as well:


Troubling, to say the least.

Charlie Eklund said...

My bad...I thought the second link in your post said the dead birds were in DC.

Many fulsome apologies!

Anonymous said...

"Gas Odor Detected In NYC"

Anyone bet money against Letterman using this headline for at least 3 jokes?

I think my favorite Letterman NYC joke was when he had a string of jokes about how hard it was raining then said, "New York City, the city that makes its own gravy!" then insert a yipping noise, funny faces and pulling on your jacket to make your tie dance.

High Power Rocketry said...

I dont think so : )

Beth said...

Pogo, does John Waters have a blog?

sonicfrog said...

What, did the birds take the subway?

The internet needs scratch and sniff capability.

No! It doesn't! Trust Me!!!

Icepick said...

The internet needs scratch and sniff capability.

No, it really doesn't.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this is related to the mysterious pancakes-and-syrup smell that permeated the LA area and several other cities a year or two ago.

Bad Penny said...

The gas is in NYC, the dead birds are in Austin. Am I missing something?

American Liberal Elite said...

The Jets returned from Foxboro.

bill said...

Miasmata, a belief that disease was caused by bad air. Popular theory through the mid-1800s until John Snow pioneered the epidemiological methodology that proved cholera was passed by drinking diseased water.

See also The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson.

I'm Full of Soup said...

Good - I don't like birds.

vbspurs said...

The Jets returned from Foxboro.

LOL! So bad. So true.

And no, Mr. Gore's brainchild doesn't need scratch-and-sniff capabilities.

Especially at 6 AM in the morning, when I am posting on Ann's blog with a scorching case of halitosis.

I speak for many.


Anonymous said...

Can I play, too?


This and this?

(or howabout)

This and this?

(one last time)

This and this?

knighterrant said...

Miasmata seems to actually exist. Lung cancer is a disease caused by bad air.

miked0268 said...

Natural gas is odorless on its own, so mercaptan is added to make it easier to detect leaks. Mercaptan is an incredibly smelly material - only a few parts per billion are added to natural gas, and that is enough to give it a potent odor.

The release of only a small amount of mercaptan probably *could* stink up several square miles. It could be very dangerous if people get used to that smell being around, because it could lead them to ignore real gas leaks.