Archives for May, 2009

*GAG* GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAK!!

Continuing this weeks theme of spewing– Drove home to visit the parents for a few days (dial-up country w00t!– expect spammed comments to stay spammed for a while, sry). While Im sure you all are under the impression Im high-society and enjoy luxury, there are few things that make me happier than a bag of…

*PUKE* Francis ‘I dont need no stinkin evidence’ Collins might be the next head of the NIH: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will likely bring on geneticist Francis Collins, leader of the Human Genome Project, as its new director, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday. … “NIH is a huge enterprise, and I think Francis…

Real Christianity: A $10,000 Idol

If you were a True Christian, how would you spend $10,000? True Christians like to talk about how much Jesus liked kids. OK has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, maybe contribute to that in some way? Hey, maybe donate it to an organization that helps victims of child abuse, considering…

I just moved into a new apartment about a month ago. Of course, Im still getting mail for person-who-used-to-live-here. Most of it is junk-mail (‘JOIN AT&T U-VERSE!!!’), but in the 4 weeks Ive been here, there have been 3 magazines… 3 thick, glossy, SEED-quality (construction, not content) magazines… from ‘Life Extension: The ULTIMATE Source For…

ERV V2.1

So Ive been here over a year now. And the whole time, I have had that stupid standard white place-holder banner. *points up* BUT NO MOAR! Kevin Hopkins, an artist with Super-Geek-Street-Cred made me a sweeeeeeeeet banner! Kevin has graciously allowed me to play around with the color on PhotoShop so I can has lots…

HIV-1 quasispecies outsmarts us. Again.

Okay, so like, we suck at making HIV-1 vaccines. Im trying to make our vaccines more logical/efficacious/etc, but right now, we suck. No HIV-1 vaccine. There are other ways to prevent HIV-1 infection via sex– like condoms. YAY! HIV-1 doesnt ‘swim’. It doesnt move on its own. It has to be carried by semen. But…

HSUS Money Machine

I hate these fuckers. I hate them *so much*. via Mark CC

Bad dogs.

‘Bad dog’ is such a relative term. Arnie-man and I were in the backyard. One more potty-break for the night. Backyard at the apartment isnt enclosed all the way– its only like 85% enclosed. Well, the Giagantic Scottie (I dunno the breed– it looks like a Scottiedog, but almost as big as a Great Dane)…

Oh for Petes sake. During a moment of weakness, I clicked on a HuffPo link on “Swine Flu Could Have Come From-Bio Experiment Lab, Researcher Claims” to see what kind of dip-shit comments were getting posted. The comments were what I expected, plus an unexpected gem: Something interesting, not escaping but being given a hand…

Virus Sexy Time

No, I dont mean viruses you get from sexy time. I mean virus sexy time. Viruses having sex, ie, shuffling round their genetic material. They do it a lot. HIV-1 sexy time Ive written about before– because HIV-1 is diploid, two copies of the genome are packaged into one virus. There is lots of ‘hopping’…