In my previous post on race-based vitamins where I invoked the bitingly satirical publication, The Onion, I noted something funny about their frontpage photograph that accompanied the article, Man Returns To Place Of Birth To Mate. BTW, it’s quite a clever article, as usual:
TWIN FALLS, ID–In one of nature’s most stirring and mysterious rituals, human male Michael Forrester journeyed back to his place of birth Monday in order to pair off, reproduce, and ensure the propagation of his species. . .
. . .With his readiness to mate signaled by a loss of hair around the crown and a swelling of the abdomen, Forrester set out on his arduous trek early Thursday morning. As he left the coast and traveled inland, the sexually mature male navigated his way through a complex system of interconnected streets onto an adjoining highway headed north.
But then I took a close look at the accompanying photo that was intended to represent Twin Falls, Idaho:
Although Twin Falls, Idaho, is quite beautiful, this picture is not it.
Can you guess where it is?
I spent many summers in this mountain town teaching laboratory workshops. In fact, that restaurant on the left in that nice old bank building is where a few Qiagen reps bought me dinner as a rebate on the thousands of dollars my lab has spent on their DNA and RNA prep reagents.
Let’s just say that the Pharmboy family really wishes they were there right now.