DNA Lounge: Wherein photos are presented, slipmats are distributed, and careful note is made in your calendar.

Photos of the Nina Hagen + Jill Tracy show are up now, as well as photos of the Plastination + Space Vacuum show. Oh that Nina. What a character.

Also, we finally found someone to print more slipmats for us! Consequently, they are now available for sale in the DNA Lounge Temple of Consumerism. Get yours today; supplies are, as they say, limited.

We've recently booked some notable events:

  • Sun, Mar 06: Tokyo Dark Castle:
    To be honest, I don't know whether this event will be cool, or like watching a slow-motion car crash. But I expect it to be entertaining either way. The event was originally supposed to happen in conjunction with an anime convention, but I gather the convention folks backed out at the last minute.

  • Sun, Mar 13: MC Kingfish's Burlesque Birthday Blowout:
    You may remember Kingfish from such shows as Spectacular! Spectacular! (He's the loud guy.) Well, he's turning 40, and throwing a free admission party with many of the local burlesque acts you've seen time and again come to know and love. It should be a good time.

  • Thu, May 05: Pigface, Sheep On Drugs, Nocturne, & Voodou:
    Oh, the Pigface. We do loves us some Pigface. I shouldn't have to explain to you again how awesome this show will be. It's been almost exactly two years since Pigface were here last! (Last year they cheated on us with another club, but all is forgiven.)


Siren Song of the Aquatic Gnome Menace

Underwater gnome threat 'returns'

A secret underwater attraction that lured several divers to their deaths could have returned, police say.

The "gnome garden" complete with picket fence was removed from the bottom of Wastwater in the Lake District after several divers died a few years ago. It is thought they spent too much time at too great a depth while searching for the site of the ornaments.

Now police divers say there is a rumour that the garden has returned at a depth beyond which they are allowed.

Current Music: Freezepop -- Lazy ♬

curing cancer with AIDS

Researchers at UCLA have tweaked HIV to create a gene therapy that attacks cancer tumors in mice.

The UCLA AIDS Institute scientists genetically altered HIV and folded it into an envelope made of another virus called sindbis, which typically infects insects and birds. That turned the altered HIV into a missile that hunted down metastasized melanoma cells in the lungs of living mice.

"People might wonder if it's scary to use HIV as a therapy," said Irving Chen, who led the UCLA team. "But in actuality we have completely removed 80 percent of the virus. So really it's just a carrier."

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The Great Mouthless One

Surface To Air's Hello Kitty Crop Circle

See also the alt.sex.hello-kitty FAQ
featuring such classic 80s hits as
3c) How does Hello Kitty give head?   and
3d) How does Hello Kitty eat?

See also,

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