Archives for July, 2009

Weiner dog vs Weener dog

Ive been pet-sitting a friends weiner dog for about a week now. Nother 2 weeks to go. I wish I could have a reality TV show around to film Arnie and Alexs interactions, because they pretty much hate each other. Not in an ‘IM GOING TO EAT YOU!’ sort of way– I can leave them…

PZs pit bull

Fereşte-mă, doamne, de prieteni, că de duşmani mă feresc eu singur. Defend me, Lord, from my friends, because from enemies I can defend myself. Thank you, Ms Stephanie Zvan. One might say you were sent from Heaven. *bows*

Youre not one of us anymore, Pluto.

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Chicks: Anorexia, Obesity, and ERVs

WEIRD COOL EXPERIMENT ALERT! Proviral integrations and expression of endogenous Avian leukosis virus during long term selection for high and low body weight in two chicken lines For some reason, I have no idea why (Im sure they have a good reason– obesity research, farming research), scientists were playing a selection game with chickens. Select…

Intro to ERVs: LTR GATOR!

So Ive been over the basics of ERVs (Intro, gag, pol, env), but Im still missing a ‘basic’ aspect of ERVs, even though I talk about them all the friggen time on this blag: LTRs. In exogenous retroviruses, LTRs act as promoters. Genome has all the genes (gag, pol, env), LTRs make sure they, and…

American Idiot

Im obnoxiously optimistic. You have to be, as an HIV-1 researcher. You have to be, cause when you think about how far weve come, and how far we have to go… youd never get out of bed in the morning. So I happily found something good through Mooneytits and Cockenbaum throwing PZ under the bus:…

Condoms decrease HSV-2 transmission

A life-goal of mine: Turn HIV-1 into herpes. An STD that sucks, you have to take meds for, you have to tell your partner about, need to worry about passing to your baby in childbirth, but not a soul crushing death sentence, anywhere. But even though herpes has some behaviors HIV-1 needs, HIV has an…

“The time to stop the ACLU is now.”

Sally Kerns list of terrorists is getting long. Gays, evilutionists, and now, apparently, the ACLU: In recent months, we have witnessed the reign of terror that the ACLU has exacted on Americans–aggressively working to strip away our religious freedom. From the Pledge of Allegiance to the Ten Commandments, to prayer, the ACLU is the nation’s…

Microbiology and Abortion

RU-486, or mifepristone, was approved for use in 2000 in the US, for medical abortions. Shortly there after, something weird started happening. A handful of women who used RU-486 were dying from sepsis, caused by a really rare bacteria, Clostridium sordellii. Like, these women didnt have AIDS. They werent meth addicts or recovering from cancer.…

Speak of the Devil, and He shall appear

Via The Watchers– AtBC, also Colloquy HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!