Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Wednesday Night!

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks, but more regular (and, we might hope, somewhat more thoughtful) posting will resume soon.

* My hometown in the news! Randolph Man Indicted For Shooting His Pet Parrot.

* “Supergenes” in pill form will help you live to 100. Take it to the bank.

* Donna Edwards and John Conyers are proposing an amendment to the Constitution in response to Citizens United: the Free Speech for People Amendment. There’s more at Firedoglike.

* Real rules for time travelers.

* To scientists, however, Henrietta Lacks almost immediately became known simply as HeLa (pronounced hee-lah), from the first two letters of her first and last names. Cells from Mrs. Lacks’s cancerous cervix, taken without her knowledge, were the first to grow in culture, becoming “immortal” and changing the face of modern medicine. There are, Ms. Skloot writes, “trillions more of her cells growing in laboratories now than there ever were in her body.” Laid end to end, the world’s HeLa cells would today wrap around the earth three times. All about Henrietta Lacks. More here and here.

* And I sincerely hope, whatever our differences, we can all agree that Watchmen 2, in any form, is a terrible no good very bad idea.

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  1. Maybe the universe can achieve heat death before Watchmen 2 has a chance to be made? There’s a silver lining to everything.

    Christ, I Need A Drink

    February 4, 2010 at 12:51 am

  2. If Mike T. were here, I’m pretty sure that he would make a case for Watchmen 2.

    Jacob B.

    February 4, 2010 at 8:11 am


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