Friday, May 17, 2013



Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

When all of the oil finally runs dry, I suppose this will be the only economical way to get around. Who would have ever guessed that methane will be our next self-propellant? But it's still a greenhouse gas...

Hey FT, do you think there are scientists working on this concept at the JPL?

(Every time I see this picture it reminds me of Seinfield's Beef-a-reeno segment. ;-))

Happy Friday!

7:40 AM  
Blogger Father Tyme said...

They thought at first it would be too expensive, but...
Have you seen the reports of the methane "leaks" from the Siberian Permafrost?
With that mythical climate change thingy, there seems to be a lot of methane being freed from ground frozen for thousands of years. And the amount might be more than all the cow farts in Nebraska.

At first the scientists were alarmed. Then some business man, (probably American) said they could capture this stuff, bottle it and sell it to the evian drinkers of the world for a handsome profit!

Gotta love Capitalism mixed with Communism!

And if that doesn't work, there's always the idea of fart bags attached to the asses of cows! Now, THERE would be a job! Almost as fine as collecting Secretariat's seman!

Uh, I'll pass.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Dredd said...

Speaking of strong solar eruptions ...

2:13 PM  
Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

FT, maybe the "fart-bag" concept isn't such a bad idea. Instead of a "bag" however, maybe something more along the idea of a balloon should be employed. It could be more easily determined when it was full (or filling), and storage would certainly be more efficient -- before and after.

Factory farms could have a "retention pond", of sorts. When it was time, the balloons could be stuffed into boxcars and sent to Yucca Mountain -- which by then could be outfitted to be the safe methane repository for the nation.

USGS should start working on this right away.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Father Tyme said...


1:15 PM  

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