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there’s something happening here

More on the song of the week later. For now, courtesy of the Washington Post, an extract from the State of the Union address..

Tonight I ask you to pass legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical research: human cloning in all its forms; creating or implanting embryos for experiments; creating human-animal hybrids; and buying, selling or patenting human embryos.

Human-animal hybrids! Dr Moreau, sir! I, Edward Prendrick, so humbly implore you to cease your heinous experiments. This is an affront to God and man alike!

Well, Bush obviously knows more about what’s going on than we do. That, or his speechwriter’s been replacing the economic forecast with Amazing Stories again.

And song of the week is Buffalo Springfield’s ‘For What It’s Worth‘. Because the universe is playing games… Or, as Agent Dale Cooper once remarked; ‘Gentlemen, when two separate events occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object of inquiry, we must always pay strict attention’.

(Yeah, I’m sure I’ve used that before)


One comment for “there’s something happening here”

  1. [...] A fair while ago, I suggested that the present President of the United States was reading Amazing Stories while assembling the text for the State of the Union address. Now, it seems, I acted too soon. Bush was right, and there apparently are scientists working on the “creation of human embryos that have been physically mixed with one or more animal cells“, thankfully, “true animal-animal hybrids, made by the fusion of sperm and eggs, remain outlawed“. So that’s alright then. The Rhino-men remain a few years off for now. [...]

    Posted by other things » Blog Archive » it’s been a week for apologies… | May 18, 2007, 7:31 pm

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