Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Boffin Blackout

Ghanaian scientists are whining in Bonn that the ‘benighted’ local media is treating them like an unwanted stepchild. The media counters that the baby-bawlers are media-maladroit, bungling boffins who do not bait with any tantalizing titbits. I side with the media. We have annual floods, electric sockets from China, Indonesian matchsticks and Ivorian body lotion swarming in to fill a vulgar vacuum. So, the Theory-Talkers should shut up, please!


  1. I kinda hear you, but then I also believe that the journos are seemingly sapless by blaming the scientists for not having been forthcoming.
    Surely we don't only read about those who are willing to cooperate in the media.

  2. Kwame Mensa-Bonsu24 June, 2010

    They can do a job if allowed, NY. There are some wonderful structural engineers who do a wonderful job in the private sector and abroad who could sort out the flood issue easily. Again, if allowed....and motivated enough. Trust me, I've seen them at Ghana.

  3. Ghanaian scientists in Ghana. I am grieved to say it sounds like an oxymoron. I wish I was more sure that these said beings are not riding on unicorns but actually exist and function in a way that gives meaning to their label.


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