Wednesday, May 21, 2008

More Of The Same

Been slammed at work lately, which is eating into all of my writing time, but here’s a quick news round up. Just because.

1. So long Jabba, you crooked sonofabitch.

2. I'm sure somebody's made this comparison before, but it just occurred to me. I can now put my finger on why I don’t like MySpace: it’s a DIY Jerry Springer Show.

3. Cancer-sniffing dog being cloned in South Korea. This unfortunately discredits my theory that dolphins are aquatic dogs. The dolphins are gonna have to come up with something huge just to stay in the same league. Only time will tell.

By the way, a lot of this article was spent discussing the miracle of cloning, and heaping praise on the dog for her “world top cancer-sniffing ability,” but I didn’t see any practical applications for cancer-sniffing dogs mentioned. I mean, it’s cool and all. The dog can theoretically detect cancer cells in human breath and urine. But then what? Do they still have to do a biopsy anyway? Or does the dog do a full work up and diagnosis right there in the examination room? I smell ulterior motives.

UPDATE: Upon further review, I guess the cancer-sniffing dog could serve as an early warning cancer detection system. But would you really want to trust your physical well being to something that licks its own crotch?

BARK! BARK!

"I'm sorry, Mr. Gunderson, but Cujo detects the presence of cancer cells in your urine."

BARK!

"Oh... It's time for walkies. My mistake."

9 comments:

pjd said...

My favorite part of this whole thing is where the 16 year old idiot who posted the photos acknowledges "I probably shouldn't have done that."

I don't know about you, but when the cops come and tell me to stop doing something or I could end up in jail, I think real hard about not saying "f**k that" to them.

And Pearlman... I had no idea. What a scuzzball. My only complaint with the judge is that his ruling allows the prisoner to buy out of his jail time. I know it's based on restitution to the victims, but still, in my mind it's privilege of the wealthy.

Robin S. said...

Wow about the Pearlman thing. I'd never heard of him - amazing he's Art Garfunkel's first cousin - I see no resemblance, and that's putting it mildly.

I'm not a Space/Face/Place person either. And I really don't like 99%of talk shows. Or reality TV, which isn't even remotely reality.

And, after your thing about how much of a house shows up on the internet, I looked my house up. There it was. Then I Googled myself - the only thing about me was a post I made on an ancestry message board six years ago, and my full name and address if I put my name and city in. Found out that goes away if you're unlisted. So we're going unlisted. I'm just glad all this shit wasn't around when I was young - talk about problematic.

McKoala said...

All the news that matters. You're making my life so much easier.

Ello said...

The whole cloning thing in general makes me itchy. Something so unnatural has got to have some bad consequences, right?

Sarah Laurenson said...

You can find out a lot about someone from zabasearch. It holds property records.

As for the cancer sniffing dogs - there have been ones that detected cancer when the biopsy didn't. A further, deeper biopsy finally found the cancer. I wouldn't mind having the once over by such a dog. Pinpoints where the docs should look if anything is discovered.

Not sure cloning the 'top' sniffer is a good idea since other dogs have been trained to do this and they came from such places as the pound. Go save a dog rather spend so damn much money cloning one.

How do you know those dolphins don't already clone themselves? They could have an entire floating lab that they keep hidden from us.

Sarah Laurenson said...

And I didn't even talk about the idiot kid. The police say - Do this - and he says Fuck no? Um, please take this one out of the gene pool. Pretty please.

ChrisEldin said...

I've never gotten into MY Space or Facebook, but I would like to know what the difference is.

BT, I remember a post where you said you were looking forward to taking family to see IJ. Have you seen it? I'm curiuos..... I really hated it. I mean, I really really hated it. I met one person who loved it, and many who are ambivalent.
Could you write a review? :-)

blogless troll said...

Chris, I've been working on a review. I should have it up later tonight.

Robin S. said...

Oh- I'll be lookig forward to that review- I wanna see the movie- but I really hope I don't hate it - I loved the first and third one - so campy and easy to lose yourself in. Didn't like the second one at all.