Leading Off (8/26/08): Delayed By Denver Edition

Turns out Tuesday is Eric’s Leading Off day. And Eric is, well, you know. Indisposed in Denver. Speaking of which, expect a post soon-ish from Eric explaining what’s transpired in the past 48 hours. Should be interesting. So, begging your forgiveness, we press on:

1. I’m just going to give you the lead to this story, because it’s so awesome: “A man accused of stealing bottles of BioSilk shampoo from a Frisco Target and hiding them in his pants may also be responsible for a similar theft in Lewisville, police said.” I guess he didn’t make a clean getaway. SCORE! ROGERS!

2. The Dallas County Young Dems are having a DNC-watching party tonight at La Condesa, in Victory Park. That’s what Dave Levinthal is reporting from Denver. [cough, cough]

3. Dr. Roger Unger, chair of diabetes research at UT Southwestern Medical School, has successfully treated mice and rats dying of insulin-dependent diabetes without using insulin. That’s great and all. But they’re just mice. I’d like to see these people working on more cures for humans.


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13 responses to “Leading Off (8/26/08): Delayed By Denver Edition”

  1. Trey Garrison says:

    I hate you, Eric.

  2. zigzagger says:

    The shampoo thief was granted a conditional release.

  3. LM says:

    Tim, you obviously don’t understand that scientists spend years toiling away working with animals, DNA, stem cells, etc., until they are sure that a human trial would be prudent. Once they have a therapy, they conduct clinical trials on people. The rules for conducting rearch on people is VERY strict so that physicians can diminish harm to patients. I can assure you there are human medical trials all over the world involving thousands of physicans and other scientists frantically working on cures.

  4. Rico says:

    To LM: Geez, it was a JOKE.

  5. Daniel says:

    1) One time when I was in college, I shoplifted a frozen pizza by sticking it down my pants — I had a really baggy shirt on. I’m not proud of this episode. Why am I reporting it, then? Good question. (BTW, I got away with it, and later, after I’d rescued several children from an apartment fire, I raffled off the pizza to help find a cure for diabetic mice. Thanks in part [okay, mostly] to my fine efforts, scientists are making some strides with the diabetes part, although mice are still tragically all-too-common. Ohpleasewontyouhelptoday?)

  6. Bethany says:

    I’m never eating pizza at Daniel’s.

  7. Daniel says:

    It was — er — shrink-wrapped.

  8. Bethany says:

    I have a no pants-pizza policy.

  9. Wes Mantooth says:

    If you try the same thing with a frozen lasagna, you will get frostbite in a very delicate place. Don’t ask me how I know.

  10. AS says:

    Tim, that’s definitely a 3 pointer.

  11. Instructions for handling this particular prisoner:
    Arrest. Release. Repeat.

    As for the mouse/cure thing: Mice are people, too.

  12. Oh bother. Your comments don’t take html tags.
    Here’s what was suppsoed to be linked to my mouse comment: