So Much Love to Counteract So Much Frustration

This week has been running a little high on the frustration and stress levels, so getting the following thing linked to me really went a long way to improving my week.

The lab team for doctor Hui Zheng from Baylor College of Medicine who are working on a study for Alzheimer’s disease. This was their submission for the Molecular and Human Genetics Retreat 2011 about a dissertation project that just is not cutting the proverbial mustard. Oh and the Gaga costumes made out of biohazard bags just really, really, *really* make me happy.


Wherein David Starts Trying to Take Pictures

Now that my eyes have been upgraded, I’m actually seeing things and taking pictures of them.

So begins my amateur foray into photography.  For friends of mine who are professional photographers, please be kind.

Clock Sculpture at Pearl Station

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Because We All Need to Laugh

What do you get when you take David Tennant, add a large dash of Catherine Tate, a pinch of William Shakespeare, a sonic screwdriver, and mix in one “Rose Tyler action figure”?

“Bite me, alien boy!” / “A Rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet”

Best opening to a YouTube video EVER

Scene: Stacks storage in the back of the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam, the museum’s curator, Kees Moeliker, states. “I will show you the duck’s testicles and penis.” He then opens a jar full of a perservative liquid and reaches in. *fade to black*

On June 5, 1995, a mallard duck slammed into the window of the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam, the first big step on its journey into history. Kees Moeliker, the museum’s curator, subsequently published the first scientifically recorded description of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck (click here for PDF). The account was later honored with an Ig Nobel Prize.

Now, every year, Kees Moeliker re-enacts the historic event. He invites you to attend and participate.


Lead With Love – A movie for families

(From the trailer description)

LEAD WITH LOVE follows four families’ experiences in learning that they have a gay or lesbian child. Created for parents who are working through this news themselves, this poignant and informative film shares real stories from parents and children, factual information from psychologists, educators, and clergy, and concrete guidance to help parents keep their children healthy and safe during this sometimes challenging time. View the full film for free at