Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Driving Druid

The Austrian government has hired a gang of Druids to make their roadways safer using ancient magics. And they claim a pretty high rate of success. The druids were asked to restore the "terrestrial radiation" to sites that experienced a higher number of traffic accidents than normal. Supposedly, one such site showed a 100% decline in fatal accidents after the druids did their stuff. "We were really skeptical at first," said engineer Harald Dirnbacher, "and certainly didn't want people to know what we were doing, so we kept it a secret." I'm a little confused as to how one goes from skeptical to "okay, we'll hire a team of full-time druids, but we'll keep it on the down low". I suspect this had something to do with the Big Druid lobby. Always trying to muck up the system with their eldritch ways. It's because of them you can't browse the men's racks at Macy's without wading through a mountain of burlap robes. Fucking Druids... More details here.