Saturday, July 2, 2022

Where do the smartest people in the country do their thing? Probably not at Harvard...

 

'Experts' at Harvard and elsewhere are proposing a new type of bank be set up nationwide: a poop bank. In a paper this week, they argue that it should be possible for people to deposit a fecal sample relatively early on in life, which can then be stored indefinitely and later used to restore their unbalanced gut microbiome if needed. 
But they add that there would be many challenges involved in creating this system, such as finding the optimal storage conditions and cost.
Fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) have become a standard treatment for chronic infections caused by Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff. By clearing out a person’s gut microbiome with antibiotics, then introducing healthy donor stool, the microbiome can be reset in a way that prevents harmful C. diff bacteria from returning. But scientists are hopeful that these transplants can do even more to improve people’s health, given how important the microbiome seems to be to our overall functioning and wellbeing.
 
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With all of the innate talents I have and all of the skills that I've learned over the years, the one thing that I absolutely, positively cannot do is dance. I'm about as coordinated and flexible as FDR on a bad day. It's too bad, too. And don't talk to me about lessons - been there, sank that boat. I just don't have the whateverthefuckitis that you need to be able to do it. 
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I remember a sign very similar to this going up in the window of Nebb's Drug Store in my old neighborhood in Newark when I was a kid.
 Coupla guys I grew up with got into sniffing (we called it 'huffing') glue and would do it every afternoon, until one day one of them got just a little too fucked up and they had to call the cops to revive him. Anyway, that was an ugly little buzz, but it was cheap as fuck, so the morons in our neighborhood fucked the whole model-making gig up for the rest of us...
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I must have missed this one - was it here in the 
States also, or just in Austria?
Either way, it's fuckin' hilarious...
 
If you were anywhere online last month, you may have seen the by-now infamous ‘Pride Whopper’ campaign launched on Instagram by Burger King’s Austrian division. 
The pitch of the campaign was that the burger could be ordered with two of the same bun halves – so, two of the seeded top bun, or two of the flat bottom bun. The idea clearly being a kind of inelegant, bready tribute to same-sex love and all that good stuff.
The thing was – as many, many people pointed out – that the campaign meant you could order a burger that consisted of 'two tops' or 'two bottoms'. 
The Ad Agency that created the campaign finally admitted that they'd fucked up royally. In a statement posted on LinkedIn, the agency said, “We at JvM Donau are proud of our queer community within our agency. Unfortunately, we messed up and didn’t check well enough with community members on different interpretations of the Pride Whopper. That’s on us.”
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People being randomly shot in the streets, violent crime up 60%, and this is the shit NYC's Mayor is worried about...

This is what fucked-up priorities gets you. First it was selling mangoes; now it’s playing saxophones. Under Mayor Eric Adams, New York City police have dramatically stepped up arrests of solo entrepreneurs trying to scrape a living in the city’s subways.
Last week police arrested John Ajilo, a beloved saxophonist who has been a fixture for more than five years in Herald Square, one of New York City’s largest subway stations. The talented busker is known for playing tunes with a sign that read “Dancing is Happiness” and surrounded by small robotic dancing cats, which often inspire passersby to start grooving as well.
Admittedly, he's no Sonny Rollins, but he does have a schtick that people must like. I think the too-much equipment thing is what finally fucked him out of his gig.

That came to a violent halt last Thursday evening after the Metropolitan Transit Authority, which operates New York’s subway system, alleged to police that Ajilo’s dancing cats were impeding pedestrians’ paths. In a disturbing video of his arrest that Ajilo uploaded to social media, the saxophonist can be seen standing surrounded by five police officers in a tense discussion. Suddenly, an officer grabs Ajilo’s wrist as the other four officers join in wrestling him into submission. Ajilo repeatedly cries out for help. “What did I do wrong? I’m a musician,” he pleads as the cops pin his arms and then cuff him.
The sax player was issued four citations and jailed overnight.
 
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Recording an episode of “Gang Busters”, a 'true crime' radio program in a studio in New York sometimes in the late 30's. Gang Busters was an American dramatic program heralded as "the only national program that brings you authentic police case histories." It premiered on January 15, 1936, and was broadcast over 21 years through November 27, 1957.
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I gotta believe whoever this dude is, he did this on purpose...
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Companies selling shampoo, food and other products wrapped in plastic have a decade to cut down on their use of the polluting material if they want their wares on California store shelves.
Major legislation passed and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom (This guy is seriously thinking about running for President against Joe B in two years!) on Thursday aims to significantly reduce single-use plastic packaging in the state and drastically boost recycling rates for what remains. It sets the nation's most stringent requirements for the use of plastic packaging, with lawmakers saying they hope it sets a precedent for other states to follow. "We're ruining the planet and we've got to change it," Sen. Bob Hertzberg, a Democrat, whined before voting on the bill.
Under the bill, plastic producers would have to reduce plastics in single-use products 10% by 2027, increasing to 25% by 2032. That reduction in plastic packaging can be met through a combination of reducing package sizing, switching to a different material or making the product easily reusable or refillable. Also by 2032, plastic would have to be recycled at a rate of 65%, a massive jump from today's rates. It wouldn't apply to plastic beverage bottles, which have their own recycling rules.
Good luck with this nonsense, tree-huggers...
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Some people might cringe when they see shit like this. I laugh out loud and start clapping. I fuckin' HATE show-offy bullshit like this. Gee, I hope he wasn't killed by that car. I feel bad for the poor fucker driving it. Juss' sayin'...
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Does someone you know deserve
something a little 'special'?
This may be just the thing for her...

Click on the picture above for information on this specific item.

You can find something nice for your Mom, your wife, 
your daughter or 
your girlfriend right here: 
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Spello is a small town in Perugia, in the Umbria region of Italy. 
I've been to this little town - it is truly a magical kind of place. 
This specific stairway was probably put together around 1680 or so, so that means people have been walking up and down this street for the better part of 540 years. You can see how the stones have been worn down and have an almost polished look to them. That's some seriously cool shit.
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A group of 68 journalists sent a rare protest letter to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Thursday asking that President Biden’s staff abandon a mysterious pre-screening process and reopen large events to all journalists.
TV correspondents, famed veteran reporters and leaders of the White House Correspondents’ Association rallied behind the call to end year-old restrictions on venues such as the East Room that in past administrations were “open press.”
Biden aides have refused to tell the Correspondents’ Association the selection criteria for presidential events and individual reporters have received an array of conflicting explanations, resulting in a widespread belief that the practice is meant to shape the variety of questions presented to the president.
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Just a friendly reminder...
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Ever heard of this brand? Their advertising is probably the reason why 
you've never heard of 'em. How fuckin' stupid was this shit?
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4 comments:

  1. Sax players and mango sellers aren't going to fight the cops when being arrested. This way the cops go home at the end of the day and the crime statistics improve while nothing changes.

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  2. It's them goddamn mango sellers that are the big problem...

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  3. Unlicensed mango selling is a crime against the government that could be taxing more. Subway shootings are a crime against an individual, and until it hurts tax revenue, is not a crime against the government.

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