As a journalist it baffles me that my colleagues seem to think that these are stories that rise to the level of "newsworthy." If someone pitched them a story from a field that isn't media that basically went "hey, this woman was supposed to be really great, turns out she's just kind of average," they'd be like "okay who cares." But because these women are vaguely their competitors and peers it's worth 10,000 words?
@degrey I couldn't last 10 minutes either!!
Here's the original paper if you want to just go right to that: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-49660-6
Way way way back in season ONE of Flash Forward I did an episode about what would happen if we got rid of all the mosquitoes on the planet. One of the plans floated back then was to use genetic engineering to make them infertile. After that episode went out, a biotech company tried that. It... has not gone according to plan. https://gizmodo.com/genetically-modified-mosquitoes-are-breeding-in-brazil-1838146152
Good article, I just wish they also addressed the elephant in the room: TV folks are now using podcasts as a test bed for things they want to turn back into TV. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/13/arts/fiction-podcasts-gimlet-carrie-coon.html
okay now that the cat is sort of out of the bag a tiny bit, I'll ~~soft launch~~ this https://www.patreon.com/roseeveleth (not posting on on Twitter or FB or anything... yet.... ack!)
@sashakovich keep me posted! long live butts!!!
@tbeckett awww thank you!!!
@degrey I love them both deeply but also am not from the South so I can see why you might want to avoid! I hate most shit set in NJ that everybody else loves.
@degrey is he better or worse than all the Flannery O'Connor references?
@sashakovich I made it myself! Bought a mannequin butt at the flea market, drilled holes in the top, put test tubes into the holes, and voila!
@annika thank you!!
Dumb question @annika is there a way to provide alt-text on images in this here thing?
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