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Thu, 18 June 2020

What links sub-glacial earthquakes, monster waves and coronavirus? Bull shit artiste, and cowboy scientist, Tex Tonic of course! Read on in Episode 8 of the Coronavirus Novel, by ND Mazin.


As inter-galactic meltdown disguised as some minor earthly co-morbidities approach the planet, Poynton Shute responds to scathing hate attacks on Fazed Book to his dearly-loved hypothesis about 'the cries of a planet abused’ by hiring leading cowboy scientist Tex Tonic of the Geophysical Antarctic Science Project (GASP). Tex, like his orange-syringed leader, is only too thrilled to make something up ...

For you SM snowflakes (Social Media, not the other one), did you know the Institute of Geophysics at the University of Texas in Austin (UTIG) is researching sub-glacial hydrology in East Antarctica (https://ig.utexas.edu) and that the Doomsday Glacier (Thwaites Glacier) also exists. Like for real! Unfake my heart! Everyone from Rolling Stone to Millicent's Mom has had a crack at that story.

Now Read On!

Poynton Shute's Coronavirus Novel, every week here and www.dailymaverick.co.za and www.facebook.com/africartoons and eventually, on Instagram. Enjoy!

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