Happy Birthday Dolly!

Thursday, February 22, 2007
Dolly the cloned sheep would have turned 10 today. What on earth do you get a sheep for her birthday? And, as was pointed out to me a little while ago, how do we really know she is a cloned sheep? Considering how skeptical I am about the moon landing and the "facts" regarding the Kennedy assassination, you'd think I would have been a bit more so about the whole cloning issue. Nope, I just accepted it blindly and focused on the ethical and moral issues around cloning. Silly me.

In the realm of "what were they thinking" news, CNN reported this morning, slightly tongue-in-cheek, on a neighbour who thought he was being a good Samaritan. It seems that this fellow was in his apartment and heard what seemed to be the sounds of a woman being raped coming from the apartment above him. Deciding to do the right thing and help her, he grabbed a three foot sword (???!!!!) and raced up the stairs, kicked in the door, and demanded that the man inside tell him where the woman was. Confused, the man, at sword-point, opened up all his closets to prove there was no one being held against their will. Apparently he was watching an adult film by himself and had the sound turned up just a bit too loud. The sword-weilding do-gooder left the apartment and headed home - he is now facing charges. When asked if the porn king would give up watching adult films after what had happened, he said "No way! I'll just get myself some earphones!".

Just a day after British PM Tony Blair declared that there would be a reduction in the number of British troops in Iraq, it has been announced that Prince Harry's unit will be deployed there. While I'm all for him wanting to serve his country, and it certainly wouldn't be the first time a royal went to war, it calls into question the safety of the Prince, third in line for the throne, and for the safety of his unit. Since the world now knows he will be heading over there, it would seem likley that he would become a prime target for insurgents. What better way to guarantee the complete removal of British troops than to capture a member of the royal family?

And finally, Wimbeldon has decided (at last!) to pay men and women EQUAL PRIZE MONEY! I never understood why the men were awarded a larger payout.


Tanya said...

Equal prize money for women! ABSURD! Next they will demand the right to vote!

And frankly, if Harry wants to bugger off to Iraq to get blown up let him do it. I think it's just posturing for the press anyway. He knows they probably won't let him go but doesn't want to look like a wuss.

Gardenia said...

Paid more because they are men. That penis and testosterone carry a lot of influence ya know.

I thought the same about Harry as you. Actually though I think that Bush and Blair should go, and Cheney of course - they should all fight and serve before sending more troops in -

Dolly was a cutie wasn't she? Poor baby. Sort of Frankenstein-ish if you ask me.

miss ewe said...

Happy birthday Dolly. Seems like it would be a fitting tribute if we all found a little more time to knit today.

As for Harry, that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. "We're going to remove most of our troops, but we want you to know that among those few remaining, we have hidden a prince." Morons.

Tanya said...

Right. I take that back. Harrikins is heading off to War. Bless. Not so much of a wuss.

* (asterisk) said...

Don't forget, though, that men's matches are two sets longer. Shouldn't the pay be proportionate (which I know it never was)? Or at least maybe the women should also go to best of five sets?

Prince Harry: if he's in the army, he should go fight. I appreciate his saying that. Don't sign up if you don't want to go to war... No?

Anonymous said...

Dolly was actually born on July 5, 1996 although her arrival wasn't announced until February 22, 1997.

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