Thursday, February 15, 2007
The Word II
I've already done one issue of The Word, but frankly, I think the format is pretty wonderful and in honor of Stephen Colbert receiving his very own Ben & Jerry's flavor, here is my second edition.

Today's word is ACTING OUT

Ted Haggard has announce to the world that "He is completely heterosexual," Rev. Tim Ralph said. "That is something he discovered. It was the acting-out situations where things took place. It wasn't a constant thing."

Rather "things took place" fairly consistently over a period of three years.

And it was only one man and he bought meth but he didn't use it and three weeks later, he is cured. I have to say, the lady doth seem to protest...a little much.


In related news, researchers at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and Oregon State University (OSU) have been doing a little research trying to make gay sheep.

This is not actually the primary aim of the research but boiled down, this is what they are trying to do. Unfortunately, PETA has picked up their well-worn signs on this one and are trying to get the gay community involved. They are misconstruing the research claiming that the researchers are trying to find out why the sheep are gay so they can "cure" them. This is not actually the point of the research, which is actually all about breeding, but Martina Navratilova has jumped on the band wagon. This is kind of a shame. PETA twists research constantly, tells half lies, full lies and complete fabrications about animal research to get their point across.

Science is scary. There are vast canyons of regulations that researchers have to go through to get approved just to start the research. It is not just a free-for-all of mice in cages waiting to be given some tumor-causing agent.

I've always said, if you don't want research done on animals, volunteer yourself.

Then today, in a twist of Alanis-like "irony" the Barbi Twins and former wrestler Joanie Laurer showed up at UCLA to protest the use of monkeys in neuropsychiatric experiments. Saying that they should be "experimenting on blondes instead of monkeys" because the blondes wouldn't know the difference, these blondes were surprisingly wary of donating their bodies to the efforts.

Then again, knowing the regulatory authorities as I do, it's unlikely that the Twins would be acceptable research participants considering their propensity for plastic surgery and, I'm no psychiatrist, but a diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder is not outside the realm of possibility.

It's always fun to have the anti-vivs at UCLA. The lockdowns, the annoying newsvans taking up prime parking space and all for three women whose Q scores are incredibly low. Calling yourself an animal rights activist and heading to the closest university does not a celebrity make. If you had any idea that your implants and the drugs that helped you recover from the surgery were tested on animals first so that you wouldn't die, perhaps you wouldn't be acting out in this way.

And that's the word.
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3 Comments:

Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

word up!!

Blogger Calgary! said...

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Blogger Allison said...

QScores...that brings back memories. Did you know I managed that market research study at MTV? It was actually kind of fun.

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