Author Archives: Pierre

It’s gotta be true, ’cause you read it here!

Brazilian scientists have decoded the genome of the coffee plant, according to the BBC. Bully for them! But… Having studied 200,000 strands of DNA, they have identified 35,000 coffee genes, a combination of which gives the drink its aroma and … Continue reading

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Dada! Dada! Dada!

In a post-modern neo-surrealist fit of existential à-proposism, famed star of the DVD Jenna Jameson is set to sign her literary opus How to Make Love Like a Porn Star on Tuesday, August 17th. Where else but at the Virgin … Continue reading

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You call that an udder?

This is an udder! The BBC reports: One of Australia’s largest agricultural shows has been engulfed in scandal after four people were disqualified for “udder-tampering”. Two cattle owners and two groomers were excluded from the Royal Queensland Show for injecting … Continue reading

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The Monkey Wench

The media, having failed to rouse Nessie from her estival slumber, are all jumping up and down and scratching their armpits about a female macaque named Natasha, that started to walk upright after a severe illness that likely caused brain … Continue reading

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Spam, Spam, Bacon, Spam and Eggs

In an effort to cut down on spamming while keeping comment posts as straightforward as possible, we have enacted a “copy this code” scheme that will cut down on automated spammers. It’s not a perfect solution, as it requires a … Continue reading

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Women Need Alcohol

The BBC reports that, according to a new study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, alcohol helps women fight off osteoporosis. “The moderate drinkers – who drank an average of eight alcohol units a week – had significantly denser … Continue reading

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The Sun Rises

… And so do I. I woke up for no reason at all at 5 this morning, right as the sky was beginning to lighten. Could not get back to sleep. This sucks.

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Les Paradis Artificiels

I can picture the boffins at the International Agency for Questionable Decisions gazing into their laptops… “So, what do we do about those coca growers in Columbia, eh?” “Waaall, what if we encouraged alternative crops? Sugar cane does nicely there, … Continue reading

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Baby Gramps

“My parents were … bizarre,” Baby Gramps mutters at Hank’s Saloon on Sunday night, from somewhere behind his bushy moustache. Genes never bred truer. The Seattle singer, on a solo trip through New York (he also already played at Terra … Continue reading

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Drink and Spell

Freddy’s Back Room is –hardly unexpectedly– the back room at Freddy’s, a bar at the edge of Park Slope, Brooklyn, that is threatened by the despicable sport complex planned for the intersection of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. On Wednesday, June … Continue reading

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