|its never too early to start blogging.
with regards to the first joke, the same question might be asked of these chickens. what have we done to deserve this?
For those who avoid the Times sign-in: it's an article about genetically modified, featherless chickens. I saw it in the newsprint edition. Yeuuch. At first I thought it was just to keep plucking costs down but I learned from the article it's also to keep chickens cool in overcrowded coops! The scientist seems really proud of himself: his discovery is a "boon to the third world," and all that. Of course, the birds fall over in a dead faint on exposure to sunlight, but that's not a problem, because...they'll never see it!! After calling the birds mutants in the first graf, the reporter gets right into the "science is our friend" spirit. I love our world.