The new OSU recruit’s full name is MaxxPro — not a football player, but a 19-ton armored fighting vehicle built by a pentagon contractor to withstand “ballistic arms fire, mine fields, IEDs and Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical environments.”
Welcome once again to the phantasmagoric world of DNA manipulators, a crude and costly attempt by high-tech alchemists to genetically modify micro-organisms to produce something unnecessary: artificial flavorings and fragrances.
A few numbers can sum this year up, so let’s review them. For example, 16. That’s the number of days that a gaggle of tea party Republicans shut down our government by throwing an October hissy fit. Oh, add 24 billion to that — $24 billion is the economic loss America suffered from the tea partiers’ shutdown stunt.