I saw this ridiculously idiotic post regarding females against feminism, to which I say:
"What part of liberation for women is not for you? Is it the freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man that you marry? The campaign for equal pay? Vogue by Madonna? Jeans? Did all that stuff just get on your nerves?" - Caitlin Moran
Some years ago, in a secret breeding program, using the tears of frustration collected from the final exams of former genetics students as a mutagen (hello-kitty genomes are very sensitive to any evidence of stress), Professor identified a version of hello-kitty that has the pink hair bow on the right ear (hkr) rather than the left ear (hkl; all current hello-kittys have the pink bow associated with the left ear; see figure to the left). Professor, being obsessed with all things hello-kitty, and recognizing that such a novelty will make him a rich man if he can create a true-breeding line of such kittys and sell them as rare collectors items to the legions of hello-kitty fans, and having lost all his retirement money in an ill- timed bet - though a patriotic one - that the lady beavers would trounce MIT in basketball this year - they lost 26-100, set out to understand the genetics that underlie this trait.
When this female was bred* with a wildtype hello-kitty male (yes, male hello-kitty’s exist; they are created spontaneously when four year old boys [future mechanical engineering majors] put them in toy trucks and drive them around the playground eating their nose buggers, driving deliberately through all piles snot and dead birds within a 200 meter radius, all the while singing the “I’m glad I’m not a girl song”; this behavior causes hello-kitty (normally always female, to either spontaneously combust or make an abortive attempt to transform into pikachu, which always fails, resulting in male hello-kittys, which subsequently give rise, in mating with female hello-kittys, to 50:50 male:female hello-kittys; these details are not relevant to your answers, which should consider hello-kitty as having otherwise human-like genetics) (hkl) (the creation of such a breeding program being another of Hay’s deep dark secrets, clearly violating all rules of decency regarding appropriate behavior of favorite anime/cartoon pals of pre-teen girls) half the offspring, both male and female, had this same trait, indicating that the trait was under genetic control.
Though reading long essays during an already time-crunched 6-hour final was fairly irritating, looking back, my prof’s a funny guy.
So I finally planned a date— a Watson Adventure Scavenger Hunt at the LA Natural History Museum! Here’s the description of the hunt:
Someone—or some thing—has been bumping off staffers at the L.A. Natural History Museum who were involved in acquiring an ancient Aztec relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Itlkilyu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. Highlights include the new dinosaur exhibits, Megamouth the shark, a life-size African watering hole, an insect zoo, Zuni fetishes, and historic bling.
The hunt was pretty complicated, and the clues were clever/ word-play oriented. There were about 10 other groups there, and though Watson Adventures recommends being in a group of 3 or more for this hunt, we were a 2-person team. We didn’t end up winning — a group of 6 hipster-y USC kids won instead, but I definitely want to try another scavenger hunt through the same company with a group of friends.
So, if you’re ever near LA (or NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Fran, Philadelphia, DC) and have a spare $30, sign up for one of their hunts! (at least a week ahead of time). They have hunts at the Getty, Natural History Museum, Downtown Hollywood, and the LACMA. I promise I’m not being paid to advertise.. okay maybe just a couple hundred dollars.. but you should really check these out!