Aaron Shurtleff | September 14, 2005
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I am totally speechless.

Scott Horowitz | September 14, 2005
That's just awesome

Jackie Mason | September 15, 2005
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Scott Hardie | September 15, 2005
Does this sound like a hoax to anyone else? Or a joke? Or PETA-bait? Or all three at once?

Lori Lancaster | September 15, 2005
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John E Gunter | September 15, 2005
I don't know, some people are odd enough that they would do something like that. After all, they do eat animals that people in the U.S. would never consider doing, cats & dogs for instance.

Personally, I don't think it's a good idea, partly because I like cats and partly because he could probably use something else, cows maybe. Get alot more bio-mass from a cow than a cat.

John

Aaron Shurtleff | September 15, 2005
I was thinking hoax, too, Scott, but CNN? I would like to think they do some level of checking their stories. But that might be wishful thinking on my part. ;)

And the story did say that they were road kill already (or at least implied it). If the scientist were killing cats for gas, this would be a different story. (And, yes, I know that there is an overpopulation of cats, but still...)

Oh, wait. The story changed since I posted this. Now the scientist is saying he never said he used dead cats. Maybe we've all been taken. Or at least I have. I apologize for misleading anyone in any way.

Lori Lancaster | September 15, 2005
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Scott Horowitz | September 15, 2005
What? Instead of Mr. Fusion they have Mr. Pussy (no sexual pun intended)

Lori Lancaster | September 15, 2005
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Amy Austin | September 15, 2005
Shit, you mean I missed the original story?! Oh, well. Hmm... think "Bild" is like the German equivalent of "Star" or "Enquirer"...??? Enquiring minds want to know. (HA!)

Heh, I didn't see where the car was a DeLorean, Lori... ;-DDD

Scott Hardie | September 24, 2005
Bild is a German tabloid, yes. I came across a lot of their stories when I spent two years reading Weekly World News for a game I was running. Both make up outrageous stories like these that accidentally get quoted by the mainstream press every once in a while. Then again, even the Onion got quoted as news last week.


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