In watching President Bush’s State of The Union speech on Tuesday, I found myself somewhat amused at the following quote:

“Tonight I ask you to pass legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical research: human cloning in all its forms, creating or implanting embryos for experiments, creating human-animal hybrids, and buying, selling, or patenting human embryos.”

Now, his opinion on buying/selling/patenting, etc of human embryos is his opinion and he’s certainly entitled to it. But what’s up with the “human-animal hybrids” part? I wasn’t aware of, and certainly have not seen, any half-man, half-dog walking around town. At least not since the movie Spaceballs (John Candy as a “mog”). Is this really a problem out there? Are mad scientists threatening to build human-animal hybrids? That opens up a whole new set of photoshop options for me.

I haven’t looked yet to see if I am affected, but apparantly the Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram perfectly executed a rather large “oopsy” when they wrapped their Sunday newspaper deliveries with paper which contained the credit card numbers of 240,000 of their subscribers. Um, what? Huh? Are you telling us that nobody caught that as the papers were going out that morning? Is there like one dude or something who oversees that stuff? Maybe it was the same security guard that George Costanza once bought a more comfortable chair for and he subsequently fell asleep on the job. Unreal.

Flash poll: I’m looking for ideas. I make a bowl of oatmeal every morning (not instant) and I’m looking for interesting things to add to it. I currently use one or a combination of the following: brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon, flax-meal and/or a dab of maple syrup. I need some fresh infusions – any suggestions?