I’m not sure what to think of these boob-and-butt-baring environmental protests against nanotechnology by the creatively named THONG: Topless Humans Organized for Natural Genetics. I know very little about nanotech — nor, I suspect, do the protesters, who as far as I can tell are from a reflexively luddite wing of the green movement that I don’t have much brief for. I’m not entirely sold on the “precautionary principle” either. But I am fond of these sorts of flashy, media-baiting direct actions. So color me ambivalent.

I’ll tell you one thing, though. I love the word “nanopants.”