Phthis and Phthat

Random Tuesday items:

World population is now approaching 7 billion. When I was a kid, I remember that it was approaching 4 billion, and people were panicking then. We’re gonna run out of food! There won’t be enough water to drink!

Now, you can use a handy real-time counter to figure out how fast we’ll get there. Just click on the official Worldometer. As I write, we’ve had a net global population increase of 76,596 people today!

Riding your bike among all these people is going to be tricky. Make sure you wear a helmet! But not just any helmet. Make it a classy, fashionable, Danish helmet designed to look like a hat, from Yakkay.

Also, please enjoy this wonderful video of an interviewer asking people on the street a simple question that causes them to rethink their position on homosexuality forever. Brilliant in its simplicity and perfect in execution. Enjoy!


A fine Tuesday to you all!

5 responses to “Phthis and Phthat”

  1. Tim says:

    I got excited to get one of those stylish bicycle helmets, but they’re not available in the US. Time to make a trip to Europe, I guess.

  2. ScottyGee says:

    Wow! Seven billion — think of all the extra people choosing to be gay out there. Maybe the fashionable helmets has something to do with it…

  3. AWB says:

    Suddenly I have the Bad Religion song “10 in 2010” in my head. It’s 2010 now! Where are the “ten billion people, all suffering”?

  4. Stella says:

    Brilliant indeed…i love how they all go through the same thought process.

    And brilliant Danes! I cannot bear to wear a regular bike helmet (full disclosure: no bike currently) but would consider something in that range.

  5. swells says:

    It’s several days later and I am still thinking about this video and how inspirational it is. LOVE IT!!