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Archives for June, 2007

Aussie Craig “Buster” Mottram won the Pre Classic 2 mile this weekend in a meet record 8:03.5. Apparently, Buster has a certain anatomical secret which allows for such quick running, and which he mentions during the interview at the end of the race. Actually, I’m a little surprised that it didn’t slow him down. Matt…

An e-droog recently waxed poetic about a single malt Scotch that she gave to a friend on the occasion of his thirtieth birthday. If I recall correctly, this was an especially rugged Islay beast, and stronger than the infamous Laphroaig. The subject of single malts triggered an avalanche of nostalgic reverie, not uncommon for us…

Today’s offering is a departure from the usual floral genitalia. I found this specimen at Marquand Park in Princeton. This park sports a variety of ornamental trees. I believe this is a leaf of Fagus sylvatica, the European beech, likely the atropunicea variety, the same species as the “copper beech” shown in todays Orgasmic sparklers…

So the notion that human semen may act as an antidepressant is rearing its semi-flaccid head again. Broadsheet from Salon.com (May, 2007) asks are you addicted to semen? Someday they’ll have a patch for that. Dr. Gordon G. Gallup theorizes (via Feministing) that women have a “chemical dependency” on semen. He’s based this conclusion on…

The 2005 Energy Policy Act is known by some as being written by the energy lobby and by others as containing things down right goofy. One provision creates what are known as energy transmission corridors. Supposedly, the idea is to lower energy costs and increase security (is there anything that’s done by the government these…

Three pant-hoots and a grooming session to my very favorite cheeky pharma-insider monkey over at PharmaGossip (see the Chimp Refuge Blogroll) for the following, Can Peter Rost be silenced? including the link therein which led me to… …the reprint of the article on Peter Rost in Fortune Magazine, posted on Dr. Rost’s blog: Fortune: “Peter…

Orac clearly knows too much. For an accurate look at a Big Pharma board room, check out The pharma conspiracy acts against a threat. Orac, with his delightful and respectful insolence, reveals why Dan Olmsted, Thimerosal-Conspiracy- Crusader Extraordinaire, is actually Pharma’s Best Friend. Orac’s characterization of MegaPharmCo’s head honcho, ESB, is pretty accurate, too, e.g.,…

“Your children, like or not, are attracted in their weaker years to the occult…” Sit in on an actual gaming session with the Dead Alewives’ Watchtower and see for yourself! 8-bit D&D from Cyber Moon Studios. Sent to me by my delightfully nerdsome son, a D&D aficionado, who sports a permanent “Kick Me” sign on…

Thanks to commenter Derelict from my Summer Reading entry, I listened to a talk with Christopher Hitchens on the Dennis Prager show. There was one particular item that caught my ear. Prager posed the following question: “If you were in a strange city in the USA at night and you saw ten men coming toward…

What’s that hanging out of the Dutchman’s trousers? A Dicentra spectabilis specimen displays its cash and prizes near the Princeton campus.