THE PANTS ARE BACK!
Watch out, PR fronts ... Take care, "think tanks" ... Mind your P's and Q's, gravy train scientists ...
NGIN/GM WATCH's "Pants on Fire!" Awards are on their way to YOU!
***PANTS ON FIRE - HOT SHOTS OF 2003 (OR THERE ABOUTS!)***
Anyone who's inhaled on all the lies, slander and spin of the last 12 months will know it's been another breathtaking year for biotech hype.
And it's high time once again for recognition to be given to those who have been busy burning a place in the history books!
COMING SOON TO AN INBOX NEAR YOU - THE SMELL OF BURNING TROUSERS
We'll shortly be presenting the GM WATCH end of year report - a guide to the smelters of the choicest lies, disinformation, PR chicanery and unfounded abuse.
And, of course, the winners of the hottest competition in town will be acknowledged with the coveted ***PANTS ON FIRE AWARD*** - blazing undergarments made from the finest GM cotton[Enjoy them here: http://ngin.tripod.com/pants.htm ]
With so many deserving candidates, the choice won't be easy but we'll be featuring some of the most experienced and least principled practitioners in the business.
And this year we'll be including a special "New Pants on the Block" award - aimed at 2003's smelliest newcomers. Don't choke on that smoke!!!
Then Professor Bullsh*t will start announcing the final selection.
Previous winners of our incendiary underwear award include:
*Dennis Avery of the Hudson Institute, old napalm knickers!*
*L. Val Giddings of BIO, cheerleader to the fake parade!*
*Prof Channapatna Prakash, the great deceiver!*
AND *Sir John Krebs of the Food Standards Agency, the man who puts the "CON" into consumer protection*
"The Pants On Fire award is the prize offered for scientists' services to lying and deception by Professor Bullsh*t, a friendly bloke in a white coat who works in a virtual laboratory on the web." Education Guardian, July, 2001
"Pay attention to the mischief makers at NGIN. Say 'Pants' to the manipulators of genes and the media." 'SPLICE', Magazine of the Genetics Forum, January/February 2002
"One of the more unpleasant groups involved in the GM debate in the UK is GM Watch (formerly known as NGIN). I took it as a Badge of Honour to be given their Pants on Fire Award.' Prof Philip Stott, in his EnviroSpinWatch blog, December 2003