Genes, Genes, Make the Machines
2nd place in Derby #38: The Year You Were Born, with 848 votes!
When we first heard about the Human Genome Project, we were
seriously alarmed. We wrote letters to our newspaper, our state
assembly, our congresspersons, that “Help Me, Herb” guy on the local
news, and Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner.
scientists!” we wrote. “This hubris! They’re swimming in waters way too
deep! They’re meddling with issues they can’t possibly understand! This
will have ramifications! It’s unnatural!
continued, “who wants to be that small, anyway? And just to prove these
‘Human Genome Project’ eggheads don’t comprehend what they’re doing,
it’s pronounced ‘NOME.’ The G is silent.”
It was Asner who wrote back to set us straight. Stand-up guy, Ed Asner.
This shirt was designed by: sundbe10, whose own DNA has been spliced with that of a newt, in hopes that sundbe10 will acquire the ability to regenerate lost limbs.
Wear this shirt: with a long-underwear shirt underneath for a real ‘90s “grunge” look.
Don’t wear this shirt: with navy blue slacks. It will not go.
This shirt tells the world: “I want to get into your genes.”
We call this color: Deoxyribonucleic Black-cid. It’s stupid, but that’s what we call it.
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