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Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« on: January 07, 2007, 06:45:51 PM »
This morning I was stuck at a redlight in front of a drugstore. I looked at the store and noticed a rooster standing by the front door. There was also a van a few feet away, and there was a woman standing next to the van, the big sliding door was open, and she looked like she might have been talking to the rooster. So, okay, maybe it's her pet rooster and she's trying to coerce it back in the van.

This evening, we're going out to eat, and we pass by the same store. This is like 8 hours later or so. I'm telling my gf the story as we're riding by, pointing at the store, and I notice the rooster is still there. So, okay. I whip it around and we go back to look at the rooster. Only it's not just a rooster, we find out as we pull up to the store. There's 3 hens, a rooster and 4 baby chicks. People are coming and going out of the store looking at the chickens with a confused grin on their faces. This is an urban area. No farms anywhere near it. We're sitting there a few feet away, looking at the mother hen, the chicks and the rooster, and the chicks decide they want to go into the woods next to the parking lot. They strut right by in front of the car, with the mother hen following, and they disappear into the woods. It was too cute! And weird!
It's symbolic of our struggle against reality.

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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007, 09:19:55 PM »
Drinking. And smoking. Outside my window. At 6 am.

I mean, usually 'round here it's just me and a book and a lamp at that time of night.

Also last night I learned--via loud hallway gossip--that a girl who lives here--or who dates a boy who lives here, I've lost track of who actually lives here anymore--is "way way way high maintenance" but that she is also "fuckin' hot, dude." The two factors seemed to balance out. Or at least amplify each other.

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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 10:32:47 AM »
A mouse. Running in and out of the trunk of the car in front of me at a stop light.   :o

It was an old, beat-up car, and the mouse was running back and forth on the bumper and in and out of the trunk, looking generally frightened. It was kinda cute, in a really gross way. It made it back into the trunk when the car started moving again.

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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 01:52:36 PM »
Last night, we join one of Josh's friends at a place because he'd had to miss the birthday thing on Tuesday. Another friend showed up, a big biker kinda dude: leather Harley jacket, bandana, piercings, tattoos, etc. (If he had a full beard, he'd be a candidate for bear pr0n). Anyway. He drags Josh out to his vehicle to give him a birthday present.

A handmade candle. Candles that he and his parents make.  ???

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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007, 02:27:40 PM »
Man, the way that story started I'm afraid to ask how the candle was ... uh ... delivered.
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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2007, 06:33:18 PM »
:galm
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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007, 08:03:06 PM »
It was kinda cute, in a really gross way.

Definitley siggable.
It's symbolic of our struggle against reality.

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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007, 08:03:59 PM »
D-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y.
It's symbolic of our struggle against reality.

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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2007, 08:44:13 AM »
A refund check for $260 from my home insurance company.

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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2007, 10:53:18 AM »
Tsunami warning.

Didn't expect that. No, really.
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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2007, 11:03:09 AM »
Nelson agrees to minor league contract with Yankees, then retires

I went to high school with that traitorous bastard.  Christ, but I'm old.  And yet, still almost 30 years from retirement-qualified.  :stbm
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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2007, 11:37:20 AM »
Zombie pigs genetically altered to not mind being food
The Daily Mail has an article about "farmyard freaks" -- livestock that has been genetically engineered to make them totally docile.
Factory farming techniques, most commonly used with pigs and chicken, often involve keeping animals confined in cramped conditions.
For pigs, who are highly intelligent, these conditions can lead to stress and aggression.

However, GM scientists are actively investigating ways to remove the stress and aggression gene from animals, effectively turning them into complacent zombies.

The professor said it might become technically possible to produce "animal vegetables" - beasts which are "highly prolific and oblivious to their physical and mental status".

biscuit sez:  people are fucking ignorant.  i hope the "docile" pigs start killing people.

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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2007, 12:40:24 PM »
They also GM'd them to be 3 Laws compliant.

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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2007, 01:07:16 PM »
First pigs. Then...

You can't stop the signal.
I'm generalizing from one example here, but everyone generalizes from one example. At least, I do.

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Re: Things I Didn't Expect to See Today
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2007, 02:34:50 PM »
However, GM scientists are actively investigating ways to remove the stress and aggression gene from animals, effectively turning them into complacent zombies.

The professor said it might become technically possible to produce "animal vegetables" - beasts which are "highly prolific and oblivious to their physical and mental status".

biscuit sez:  people are fucking ignorant.  i hope the "docile" pigs start killing people.

A-FUCKING-MEN. That's awful. I mean, I laughed at the cow in Restaurant At The End Of The Universe that wants to be eaten and all, but this does give me the shudders I have to say. Genetic alteration instead of.... giving the poor animals better living conditions. Sick.
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