Monday, September 3, 2012

Cats Should be Banned

This is disgusting,

"In news that will challenge public perceptions about the country's most popular pet, official figures to be published later this week will reveal the shocking levels of infection within the UK human population of Toxoplasma gondii, a microscopic parasite that forms cysts in the human brain and other vital organs of the body."
Raise your hand if you think any of the following will be commonly used in a century: cats, mutual funds, money market funds, high fructose corn syrup, steering wheels, acetaminophen, Best Buy stores, leaf blowers.


Anonymous said...

I'm curious to know why you think tylenol and leaf blowers will go out of use. Do you see leaf blowers as a casualty of peak oil? TIA.

CP said...

Ha! I was hoping someone would comment on any of those.

I get hundreds of angry replies when I criticize silver, Apple Computer, or Berkshire. Are there no cat fanciers?

It seems like acetaminophen is needlessly hepatotoxic. And is added to painkillers for reasons akin to denaturants in industrial ethanol.

Leaf blowers are ineffective and obsolete. They should be replaced with leaf vacuums.

CP said...

Toxo (either by the host inflammatory response or by direct release) seems in increase the amount of dopamine in the brain. This finding may also explain why toxo infection is linked with schizophrenia, disinhibition, and paranoia. (Haloperidol, an antipsychotic medication, and valproate, a mood stablizer, have been shown to storngly inhibit the growth of toxo in vitro, but not in vivo.

Alex said...

This is awesome. Leaf blowers suck

CP said...

Leaf blowers fail any cost benefit analysis. They have no benefits because they just blow debris around.

CP said...

This is classic.