Whale snot and rude shoes

The Ig Nobel Prize ceremony was yesterday, and it was delightful and exhausting as ever. You can check out the winners’ list here.

It’s the most hectic day of our year, of course. And when a person is busy, and constantly checking e-mail and phone messages and juggling lots of information, a person may make a slip in reading comprehension. Which is why I got rather excited that my daily Google Alerts informed me that “rude footwear” was available in the “Miss Conduct” style. Rude shoes! Like Steve Martin’s famous “Cruel Shoes,” only not quite as directly brutal, perhaps only passive-aggressive.

Imagine my dismay when I reread the link this morning and discovered that, no, they were nude shoes.

And ugly ones at that.

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