Thursday, November 11, 2004

Ooooooh nooooo - NOT ME!!!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? A shot? I don't think so.
The world of male contraception has been limited to condoms and vasectomies. But researchers now point to a new method that shows promise - a shot...
Look, I don't like shots in the first place, but if you want to make sure I NEVER get near a needle again just get this product approved by the FDA.
The method worked in experiments on male monkeys, most of which regained their fertility when the treatments were stopped
MOST regained it? MOST?! What about the others who didn't - did they end up looking like this?
O'Rand, lead researcher in the project, said that progress depends on funding for the work and that even with unlimited money, translating the findings into human use could take a decade.
Dude, you know that urban legend about the guy in Texas who ran his car on water, but the oil companies bought him out, own the patents and are holding the techonology out on us all (what the heck?! These guys in RSA say they've done it as of last month.)? Well, I think this might be a good time to find someone to foot the bill to buy the rights to this crap.
"We don't understand the exact mechanism yet, but we think the immunocontraception works by preventing the sperm from freeing itself from the seminal fluid to make its way to the uterus and oviducts to fertilize the egg"
Uh, they're trying to keep the bad guys cornered in Fallujah, too, but inevitably some of them escape. What the heck do they think will happen when there are millions to keep caged up?
In the experiments, designed in the United States and carried out in India...
Oh cool, we're outsourcing our animal experiments to India, too. Wait a second - this all makes sense now. Blood sucking monkeys in India? Coincidence? I don't think so. That's enough incentive right there to end ALL research on this project.

UPDATE: This monkey saw what "the shot" did to his fellow mates and he wasn't going to have any part in it. Fly monkey! Fly!