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Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Old One-Two Punch (Line)

Today's news brings us the bizarre story that scientists at Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institute, funded by a $270,000 government grant, are developing fish that can catch themselves. I'm not making this up. In a twist on Pavlov, Black Sea bass are being genetically bred to swim into a net when an underwater whistle is blown. In a related story, administration officials have announced that none of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay were actually captured, but rather checked in by themselves when they heard a recording of George Bush singing I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts.


Anonymous Jean said...

(((chuckles))) I'd pay serious money to hear that!

Neat cartoon John... love the chickens crossing the road!

5:16 PM  
Anonymous il professore said...

If the chicken in the middle is Edmund Hillary, which one then is Tenzing?

1:13 AM  
Blogger ixthvs said...

"Which one is Tenzing?"

The one with the most stress.

4:08 AM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

LOL. Not shown. He's be the one carrying Sir Edmund.

8:04 AM  
Blogger gretchen said...

Until now I've never in my adult life wanted to live in LA. Well, my best friend is out there so that would be nice, but I digress. However if I did, I'd be going to all the Huntington High lacrosse matches on the off chance I'd get to hang around with you. Lovely bunch of coconuts indeed! I too saw the self-catching fish story and found it somehow apalling. Our whole food industry is sick enough as it is, and while that doesn't mean I don't eat meat, genetically engineerinng fish suicide seems way over the top. On a poultry note, I remember a story several years back that domestic turkeys no longer know how to mate because they haven't done it for generations and generations. I only wish we could genetically engineer the radical right to do the same!

As always thanks for the laugh1

4:42 PM  
Blogger gretchen said...

As an aside, isn't Woods Hole also reputed to have government ties, and weren't they rumored to be the source of covert governmental bio-weapon research resulting in Connecticut's own Lyme Disease?

Just fish food for thought...........

10:19 PM  

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