Month: February 2009

Everything old is new again. Like Lamarckism.

Via Futurismic, we hear of demonstrable Lamarckism in mice: The effects of an animal’s environment during adolescence can be passed down to future offspring, according to two new studies. If applicable to humans, the research, done on rodents, suggests that the impact of both childhood education and early abuse could span generations. The findings provide …

No really, this happened:

“Two for Coraline, please.” “That’s one adult and one child for a total of $__.__” “Uh…” “Hey! She’s cutting us a deal! Go for it!” “Uh… This is my wife. She’s not a child.” “Okay, sure. Whatever. That’ll be $__.__” Later “I can’t believe you didn’t go for that. We could have saved the money!” …

So not cool.

Last Christmas, I made the foolish mistake of packing my Deluxe Edition copy of The Downward Spiral on a trip. It was stolen, along with two other CD’s: another NIN, and a Yoko Kanno — both vexing losses, but the loss of DEDS was especially sad because it was a birthday gift from Troy, who …