New Scientist: It looks like the “fact” that mammals do not produce new eggs after birth may be incorrect. With a study done on mice, it appears that the number of living eggs decreases too rapidly for the number of eggs available at birth to persist until menopause. To test if new eggs were created, an ovary from a normal mouse was inplanted into a mouse that was genetically modified to generate a glowing protein in all new cells. After transplant, eggs were observed with the glowing protein, practically confirming that new eggs are created after birth.

An update to my hockey purchase: a detailed cost breakdown!

Item Price
Helmet w/ cage $99.95
Inline hockey pants $79.95
Girdle $64.95
Gloves $49.95
Shin guards $39.95
Elbow pads $29.95
Hockey bag $29.95
Cup $3.95
TAX $35.48
TOTAL $434.08

As a side note, I understand spending almost $100 to protect my noggin, but only $4 to protect my bits?

Ok, so my friend Alicia got hit on by a guy at a party last week, but they didn’t exchange digits. Instead, since this guy is a complete putz, asked a mutual friend for her AIM screenname! She isn’t going to date him, but they have talked a bit and she found out he has a vanity site: Morris Singer.

Signs you are a PUTZ:

  1. You place a picture of yourself in your title graphic.

  2. Your site is “Under Construction”: No one with a modicum of web design ability has used “Under Construction” on their site since 1995. Go put your crap on GeoCities.

  3. You copy all of your columns, and screw it up! How many instances of “Restroom Revolution Gathers at Stonewall” are on that page? Hard hitting journalism, at that!

  4. Your photo galleries are Javascript pop-up driven garbage.

  5. Your bio is written in third person perspective.

  6. You do not have a job or a degree yet you have a business card.

  7. Your tagline is a warning: “Thank you for visiting my site. Do not duplicate this information, content or design without written permission from me.”

Yeah, I know, someone could rip apart my site as well, but I can take it. Restaurants: I’m not really sure what to make of this just yet, but Amazon now has the full menu of almost every restaurant in the greater Seattle area on their site. Reminds me of the page for Ann Arbor, but Amazon has almost 800 menus to monkey’s 45.

I wonder if the menus are ever updated, considering places like Waterfront Grill changes their menu nightly. Well, I just checked the menu for Waterfront and it advertises an event on July 16th, 2002, so that answers the question about updates but also poses the question of how long has Amazon had this feature? What else does Amazon offer that I have missed all this time? I know they do movie showtimes, oddly enough, as well.

How sad is it that my car is worth less than what I currently owe on it? I mean, obviously that would be the case if I had just bought it or if I paid a very low down payment. I put down $4k and the car is now 9 months old (and a 2003 model). Gotta love almost 50% depreciation in less than a year. Sigh. – Ticketed: “Whale Tail”: Haha, if you have an Evo, watch out for pissed off cops in NY. This guy got ticketed because of his STOCK Evo spoiler! Anyway, one of the members had a pretty cool sig: “1 turbo, 2 liters, 3 diamonds, and 4 doors.”

Rockstar Games Announces Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: Woohoo! Having the next GTA set in San Andreas isn’t shocking since the original GTA was in three cities: Liberty City, Vice City and San Adreas.

I still remember the day that Chris brought over his copy of GTA:3 for Joe and I to try. He had to take it away from us a few weeks later since he was going to re-gift it, but I went right out and bought another copy. Joe eventually traded it in for GTA:Vice City but I was never as impressed with VC. It just didn’t have the same feeling since the character that you played actually had a voice and some emotion. I much rather enjoyed the voiceless character in 3. Thus, I bought another copy of 3! I just need a PS2 to go with it now…

KEXP 90.3 FM – where the music matters: KEXP just played Hot Snakes. Hot Snakes, on the radio. Mmmm, if it wasn’t for the fact that they play such a random playlist, I would love this station.

It’s just too random, meaning there are a few songs I love mixed in with a bunch of stuff I’ve never heard. I rarely like a song on one listen, so I rarely find anything new to like.