Category Archives: Biology

Biology, Zoology, Botany, Agriculture, Health, Pharmaceuticals and mostly living things.

Texas gubmint decides to murder the poor for Kapitalism

The animation from The Simpsons is a pretty accurate representation of how fucking dumb and willfully ignorant the Texas government, namely the executive branch, is. It’s also spot-on impression of this douchenozzle we have named Sid Miller, he’s the Agricultural Commissioner. … Continue reading

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Possible ray of hope, if it’s true. Dec. 2020 edition

Jennifer alerted me to this article last night when we were talking. Oddly it wasn’t in the regular news feeds I follow but the Austin American-Statesman is about a C+ on the reliability scale in my experience. The local excuse for … Continue reading

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Mystery mall birds figured out

If you ever go to the strip mall with Terra Toys, Dragon’s Lair, Precision Camera and Conan’s Pizza, you’ll find the exteriors peppered with these really well-made nests with plenty of bird crap on the ground nearby. I knew they … Continue reading

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Life with cats, Feb. 6, 2020 edition

Now with two cats in my house (update on “Sean Connery” will be coming), I get double the showings, ugh. Thanks to my new friend Debbie for this gag which probably has been around for a while, I just tend to … Continue reading

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Cheap shot via Greta

Plus one seems to look human without makeup!

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Raven (maybe) using the building acoustics to warn others?

 Heard this weird cawing on my way into the gym. Thankfully, I got a repeat instead of the bird clamming up like animals often do when they know they’re being recorded!

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Another bird collides into my car in one year

I have no idea why it happened either time. Maybe birds have a thing against the Prius. Maybe birds have a thing against me. No, Tippi Hedren wasn’t my passenger. Yet again another made a kamikaze-like dive into my car. … Continue reading

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La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV Sensor

Firstly, as I’ve had to tell some strangers…this is not a camera! Walking around with a disguised camera without warning people is a dick move. Why do you think those other people were nicknamed Glassholes. This is a cool little … Continue reading

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Cats “know” their name

There are more details of the study through this link but the short version is that cats probably don’t “know” the sounds coming from our mouths are their name, it’s an association they’re making of us wanting their attention. Dogs … Continue reading

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Annual stupidity begins, aka DST

When I was a kid, I didn’t mind Daylight Savings Time as much. It didn’t start until April and in the Midwest its arrival meant that Spring was here to stay…usually. The original purpose for DST in the Modern Era … Continue reading

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1809: Charles Darwin & Abraham Lincoln born

As Emo Philips has a joke: Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln have the same birthday which is fitting because they’re the two biggest enemies of the South. Being an American living in any region, even abroad, it is a painfully … Continue reading

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Three Identical Strangers: Worth Seeing

This was my free movie from Alamo Drafthouse for 2018. It was worth the drive down to the South Lamar location. Anybody over forty-ish may remember the core story about these guys since they were all over the talk-show circuit in … Continue reading

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First Soylent week conclusion, moving on to second

My first week with Soylent has ended in a mixed way. Due to the Moontower Comedy Fest, I fell off the wagon a little and I also rewarded myself for a solid week of exercising by having a Texas Burger … Continue reading

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Soylent week update, yet still progressing

After some discussion and clarification with Somara, I got talked out of drinking Soylent for every meal because she said it only substitutes for one or two of the three per day we tend to eat; I usually don’t do … Continue reading

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The future of food, part four: a week of Soylent

I’ve gone over three alternatives, sampled them, mixed them with other stuff to make them more “edible,” and now comes a quick test of a short-term result. This week, I’m going to “eat” nothing but Soylent for lunch and dinner. … Continue reading

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