Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ok, Ok... One good Valentine's post...


Tee-Hee...


A Cyanide and Happiness Valentine's Day...







Happy Prove You Love Her by Buying Her Stuff Day...






I am not a fan of any holidays, mostly because the meaning of them has been completely lost and they are now just excuses to celebrate or used to guilt us into spending money on others just because of what day it is... Valentine's day is the worst of the bunch though-- the one day you have to prove your love by buying stuff. Doesn't matter if you buy her something everyday of the year, if you skip that one day, you are a piece of shit and you don't love her... SCREW THAT! And there is definitely a double standard-- if he doesn't get her something, he is worthless, but if she doesn't get him anything, no big deal... not expected, no obligation there. Just bugs me... always has. But, whatever-- if you are dumb enough to buy into it, then just do it. Hallmark, FTD Florist, Russell Stover, the De Beers family and your wife/girlfriend will appreciate your business.

Happy Condom Day...












Interesting that this holiday happens to fall on the same day as the more famous one... Coincidence?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Jason...




Today is Friday the 13th... Jason Voorhees' birthday-- and I celebrated by going to see the new film. Normally I avoid remakes like the plague, but I gotsa have my dose of Jason...
I won't bother reviewing the film, but I will say, if you liked the first 6, you'll like this one-- and even if you liked 7, 8, the one passed off as the ninth, or 'Jason X', you'll still probably like this one...
Lots of people are scared of this day, but the most evil day of the year is still one day away-- Valentine's Day... pardon my language, but FUCK Valentine's Day!!! I'll get back to that tomorrow...
Anyway, Happy Friday the 13th!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Update...


To the few (appreciated) people who were ''Followers'' of this blog, I have deleted that function-- apparently it still has my latest post as being from last fall... I have had one or two since then I think.
If interested, you can click on ''Subscribe'' (that might work) or just come here the old-fashioned way...
Thanks,
Management

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

WTF??? 66

Sweet! Cotton candy may help labs grow tissue
By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer
NEW YORK – Cotton candy has delighted children for a century. Now it may have found a new role: helping scientists grow replacement tissues for people. The flossy stuff may be just right for creating networks of blood vessels within laboratory-grown bone, skin, muscle or fat for breast reconstruction, researchers suggest.
Dr. Jason Spector of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York and Leon Bellan of Cornell University present their preliminary research in a paper published online this week by the journal Soft Matter.
Here's how their technique would work:
First, you pour a thick liquid chemical over a wad of cotton candy. Let the liquid solidify into a chunk, and put that in warm water to dissolve the candy. That leaves tiny channels where the strands of candy used to be. So you have a chunk of material with a network of fine channels within.
Next, line these channels with cells to create artificial blood vessels. And seed the solid chunk with immature cells of whatever tissue you're trying to make. The block is biodegradable, and as it disappears, it will gradually be replaced by growing tissue. In the end, you get a piece of tissue permeated with tiny blood vessels.
So far, the researchers have made these blocks of material and run rat blood through the channels within. While they may eventually switch to something other than cotton candy as the research proceeds, Bellan said he hopes to stick with the inexpensive stuff as long as possible.
Spector, who keeps a jar of jelly beans on his desk, said he enjoys cotton candy and that with this project, "it's taken on a whole new meaning."
But don't offer any of the stuff to his research partner.
"I actually hate cotton candy," Bellan said. "It's disgusting. I won't eat it."