One of the films I want to see this year is Aardman's The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
. If it's even half as good as the trailers make it look I'm going to love it
I just learned that it's only called after the book
in UK (through a lot of confusion as I tried to google it and got weird results). In US it's to be called The Pirates! Band of Misfits
. I suppose mentioning scientist in the title is a way to make a movie flop in US, especially if it comes out the main one of those scientists is Darwin himself. Worse then Satanist I suppose. Hope they don't find out one of the books in the series is The Pirates! in Adventure with Communists
. Maybe, this is why this is happening:
[Not that Poland is much better. It getting bigger between 2000 and 2010 just shows Polish scientist taking advantage higher availability of European grants after joining EU (and EU pumping more money and making it easier to practice science).
And it isn't really that bad in US. It's still has one of the largest science budgets in the world and the labs with access to the best and newest technology. Even after two years I am still shocked at the amounts of money we spent in the lab here but as I as affiliated with a core facility I know most labs don't have that kind of resources. Anyway there is still a lot of money and resources relatively easily available for scientists in the US. It's just other places in the world (sadly not Africa but South America looks better) started to push their science to the front too and they are catching up.]
I could get even more serious about this but I got to run as there is science to be done, experiments to run and all that.