Need a pick-me-up dose of cuteness? Here ya go: Lil' Bear and Tala playing in the Gift Shop of the Woodland Zoo. Note: In the middle of the clip there are pictures of these guys as they are 6 years later.
PORTLAND, OR - Aug 12, 2008. Researchers at the Fabbri Baby Institute today released the results of their week-long study of input and output behavior of newborn infants. The scientists made a surprising discovery when one of their test subjects, baby Adria, produced some mass in her test diaper while simultaneously consuming test milk.
We've discovered that infants, in general, are often born with the amazing ability to consume food, and at the same time expell waste. This was determined by our elite supercomputers, when their algorithms detected simultaneous "slurp" and "poot-ra-toot-poot" sound patterns in a recording of the test subject.
Researchers explained that this phenonoma of being able to input and output at the same time is known as being "full duplex".
We've known about this behavior in the past, but only in the context of computer networks, where having the ability to input and output at the same time is known as "full duplex".
Identify Full Duplex Infants
Scientists are urging parents of full-duplex babies to appropriately label their children by purchasing and using official "full duplex" baby clothes, available below.
Not only have these people made a video about rescuing poor abandonded shopping carts like they are majestic wild beasts, but they've made a whole website about it, and bought online advertising to promote it. What pointless sillyness. Bravo.
President Bush's veto today of a bill to allow embryonic stem cell research reminds me of one of my favorite scenes from Monty Python's Meaning of Life.
The Catholic father in the clip loses his job at the factory, and comes home to tell his many, many children that he can no longer afford to feed them. If the Church had allowed him to use a condom, he says, he wouldn't have to sell his children off for scientific research.
This scene is such a funny jab at the Church for its negative stance on condom use. At a time when the world faces overpopulation and starving children, one must not waste a single sperm.
This is almost as silly as discarding embryos at fertility clinics instead of using them to find a cure for diseases which cause much suffering. The children in the scene are analgous to the frozen embryos, who must be discarded (because they cannot be fed), instead of offending the Church by wasting a single sperm.