Comment o’ the Week: The Too Easy Edition
COTW is early (on time, really) today because it was just so easy. I mean, you’re a very clever bunch of commenters who make me laugh and think quite a bit, but I knew who was going to win as soon as I read NoAstronomer’s response to Chelsea’s excellent post, Soylent Vaccine is Babies. Chelsea wrote about vaccine fear-mongerers who suggest that “having someone elseâ€™s DNA implanted in your body causes you to mutate.” NoAstronomer replied thusly:
// Aug 20, 2009 at 4:26 pm
All I can say is that implanting my DNA in my wifeâ€™s body caused her to mutate. And develop internal growths which, nine months later, ruptured and had to removed surgically.
Funnily enough the hospital let us take the excised growths home. So weâ€™ve been cultivating mutated human cells for over 15 years. Without a license!
Pure gold. Congrats, NoAstronomer/Mike! Your prize is to choose next Wednesday’s Afternoon Inquisition, which you can do by sending us your question via the Skepchick Contact Form.
Remember, you (yes, you) can nominate next week’s winner by clicking the little grey arrow by the comment you like (which will put “@[username]” in your comment box) and writing “COTW!”
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Happy Friday, everyone!
My avatar is the best!
Oh and congratulations.
@Kaylia_Marie: That reminds me, I had meant to give a shoutout to the person I thought had the best new avatar but now I can’t recall who it was. It’s a spider-girl and it’s rad.
Not that yours isn’t lovely!
@Kaylia_Marie: Want plushie James Randi!
Oh, and congrats NoAstronomer… :-)
That’s the funniest comment I’ve read in a LONG time – brilliant!
Good job, NoAstronomer, but I was waiting to hear if the little mutant burst out of her chest in a spray of gore or something equally dramatic. ;-)
@MiddleMan: Dude, he even signed it for me!!!! (and spelled my name right!)
Friends brought him home from TAM for me… I have the best friends ever!
@Kaylia_Marie: I’ll change my name to Kaylia…
Thank you. Thank you. I also want to thank my little mutants and their host for their inspiration.
I really just wanted to point that DNA *is* dangerous stuff and you do have to careful where you leave it. Otherwise you wind up with nasty side-effects like boils, MRSA, and parent-teacher conferences.
Yes, lots of blood and gore, but the surgeons insisted on cutting the growth out so I didn’t get the full on explosive eruption I hoped for. I do say though, you’ve not truly lived until you seen your wife’s uterus lying on her belly.
PS: I might even have to get a Gravatar to celebrate.
Sadly my wife was unable to view her own uterus because the OR team put up a curtain over her chest – to prevent splash back I presume.
@NoAstronomer: No fair! If I was her, I would feel cheated!
@NoAstronomer: “…DNA *is* dangerous stuff and you do have to careful where you leave it. Otherwise you wind up with nasty side-effects like boils, MRSA, and parent-teacher conferences.”
Ha-ha-ha-ha…Snort…milk shoots out of my nose
Can you nominate the same person for a COTW for a comment about their comment? I think I just confused myself. Never mind.
@Garrison22: “Can you nominate the same person for a COTW for a comment about their comment? I think I just confused myself. Never mind.”
Ha ha, I thought the same thing when I read that!
The true answer is: you can nominate the same person, but it would take an act of superhuman hilarity to get me to give the same person the prize twice in a row.
I think I’ve taken this thread about as far as I can. So you’ll have to find someone else for next week. Besides I’m already stressing out about coming up with a decent AI question, let alone two.
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