June 10, 2003

Battle of Trafalgar

From Cronaca:
Plans to build the world's largest offshore wind farm on the site of the Battle of Trafalgar sailed into controversy Monday after claims they could destroy archaeological evidence and desecrate a war grave.
Hmmm. If they built such a wind farm, how many kilowatts of power could you generate from Admiral Nelson spinning in his grave? The article also notes that all of the complaints have come from Great Britain, i.e., from the victors. Posted by Will Duquette at June 10, 2003 07:13 AM

Ian said:

Wouldn't a better place for a wind farm be in the Parliament building? Or Congress? Or is that merely hot air?

Will Duquette said:

Alas, the quality of the hot air found in the typical parliamentary or legislative assembly is vastly overrated. It is hot, indeed, but so thick it settles quickly to the ground forming a viscous brown sludge. As such, it cannot easily be turned to any form of productive endeavour.

He said pompously.

Will Duquette said:

Except, possibly, for agriculture.

Ian said:

No, it only fertilizes weeds and bureaucrats and congressional resolutions congratulating individuals and whatnot. No use to agriculture whatsoever.