So Dave and I were drinking at the Meadowlark in Denver. This super-hot bartender works there. She’s super hot because in addition to being hot, she’s also genuinely friendly. Anyway, we’re the only ones in the bar and she says, “hey you guys wanna see something crazy?” and we’re all, “yes.” So she shows us a web video of a man being eaten by lion.
I felt a little tiny part of my soul die. She said videos like that didn’t really bother her because she reads true crime novels.
Nathan Rabin captures the unique charms of the Bratz movie:
Reviewing movies for The A.V Club is a wonderful job. But it’s often a fairly ridiculous one as well. Case in point: this morning I went to a press screening for Bratz: The Movie, the feature-film adaptation of the popular line of slutty dolls. Barbie may boast a figure out of Russ Meyer’s fevered imagination but Bratz are the first line of mass-produced dolls that’d probably go down on their owner’s dads if they bought them a mojito or two.
Somebody used herbicide to draw a set of cock-and-balls on a hill in front of the Idaho Governor’s Mansion.
On the other hand, the drawing also has a passing resemblance to the great state of Idaho as well.
Scientists could be close to creating the first artificial life. They already placed the genetic makeup from one species of bacteria into another, closely related species, which grew and multiplied as if it were the first species.
The team that carried out the first “species transplant” says it plans within months to do the same thing with a synthetic genome made from scratch in the laboratory.