Got liver?

Yeah: More than 98,000 people in the U.S. are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant at any given time. More than 17 people die every day because they are unable to get the organ transplant they need. David Gitlitz, a professor at the University of Rhode Island, was approached by seven different people offering to share …

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An Adorable Name for Misery

April is my birthday month, and I’m pretty excited about being way on the other side of 25. I’ve weathered the “quarter-life crisis” that Oprah started talking about just as I graduated from college. I’m done with it! Now, according to the London Times, another miserable period of malaise awaits me around my 35th birthday. …

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Do we come in peace? I dunno anymore…

This is why you read the Dose, after all — cutting edge info on the search for extra-solar life. This is from friend-of-blog Steve, who’s in charge of figuring out which asteroids are dense enough to be blown up, Armaggedon style. MEDIA ADVISORY: M08-058 HUBBLE DETECTS ORGANIC MOLECULE ON AN EXTRASOLAR PLANET WASHINGTON – NASA …

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The dumbest smart person or the smartest dumb person?

Which one is Ben Stein?  Here he is in the Projo, going off on Darwinism. And here he is on O’Reilly: [youtube:] Stein gets this right (while taking on the tone of the godless evolutionist Christopher Hitchens): Maybe we would have a new theory: We are just pitiful humans. Life is unimaginably complex. We are …

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Is there no such thing as a childhood anymore?

No more farts: ‘According to this week’s Fire Cracker school newsletter though, the joke’s on the boys as the penalty for “intentional farting” is now a detention. “Strange, but true, thanks to a bunch of 8th grade boys, intentional farting has been banned from CRMS,” the newsletter said. “It started out as a funny joke …

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Gay rights interview w Bishop Tobin

Mark Arsenault has a great, and relatively hard-hitting, interview with Bishop Tobin about gay rights. Some interesting questions, and some awkward answers: Gay couples married in Massachusetts say they are in love, and that their weddings brought them joy. Are those emotions real? I’m sure they’re very real. And I love all sorts of people …

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Good Morning!

The people over at the HuffPo’s Living dept. clearly have sex on the brain, but I learned a lot from this one. A. Lot. Such as: “the vagina is a self-cleaning ecosystem” Hot! The Etiquette of Oral Sex (

Earned media for Ronzio

From the Projo– “Just give your money. Just give your money,” the knife-wielder barked at him, Carcieri related to the police. Instead, Carcieri threw his delivery bag containing two large pizzas and 20 chicken wings at the robber, ran to his parked car on nearby Admiral Street, and drove away unharmed.

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