"nothing like the strong buttocks of homo"

"There also was the gluteus maximus, the muscle of the buttocks. Earlier human ancestors, like chimpanzees today, had pelvises that could support only a modest gluteus maximus, nothing like the strong buttocks of Homo. 'Have you ever looked at an ape? They have no buns,' Bramble said."
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We're going to play a game. It's called, "Is There a God?"

Father apologizes for teen daughter accused of serving poisoned cake to classmates

The father of one of two 13-year-old girls accused of serving poisoned cake to about a dozen students said Thursday he and his daughter were sorry it happened.

The girls were held on assault charges Wednesday, a day after handing out the cornbread cake at East Cobb Middle School.

Lab tests showed the icing contained an expired prescription drug, bleach, clay and hot-pepper sauce, police said. Eleven students who ate it were treated at a hospital and released.

Both teens were charged with 12 counts of aggravated assault with intent to commit murder. One girl was also charged with terroristic acts and interference with government property. Both are still in custody, the father said.

Because the investigation is ongoing, Cobb Police Department spokesman Dana Pierce declined to comment on exactly how dangerous the cake was believed to be, saying only that it was potent enough to cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

The father said the two girls began playing around in the kitchen Tuesday after growing bored. "It was not any kind of malicious intent," he said. "They thought it would be funny. They know it's not funny now."

The father said his daughter was diagnosed this summer with Asperger's syndrome, and that doctors told him the girl should not be in a conventional school setting. Asperger's is an autism-related condition characterized by social and communication deficiencies.

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better get a bigger truck



I remember my first beer

At the show last night, some fairly young looking guy comes up to me out of the blue and says, "oh, man, there was this girl, damn, she was amazing, oh man." He's wearing a baseball cap and holding a bottle of beer. I say something like, "huh." He continues, "I'm telling you man. You know, you never know. Anything could happen." Then he slaps me on the back and walks away.

"I remember my first beer", I comment.


Dresden Dolls

I saw Dresden Dolls again last night. They were fantastic, but I think the sound was better at the last show. I was going to write something about the audience and how, uh, "special" they were, when I saw that confuseme has been reaching into my brain and STEALING MY THOUGHTS, so I'm going to just steal them right back:

"We saw The Dresden Dolls tonight. They're from Boston. Some alternate-reality Boston, that is, in which a terrible accident involving experimental neurotoxins and laughing gas fused Kate Bush and the Joker into a pair of twin marionettes. Their cover of "War Pigs" was really something.

"I enjoyed the band, despite their uncomfortably high Tori Amos quotient. The "audience participation", however -- which they encouraged -- was somewhat harder to take. I think about a third of the audience was composed of attention-seeking dorks in bad costumes. Why do people feel compelled to draw attention to themselves when everyone is trying to watch the band? Whoever that fucking was in the front row with the fucking pom-poms, for example, that person really got on my nerves."

PS: this.

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"90 meters down, 90,000 to go."

Space elevator prototype climbs up and then back down a 290-foot ribbon during a snow storm:

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