Shawn Mahaney

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Gender: Male
Status: Single
Age: 37
Sign: Cancer

State: South Carolina
Country: US
Signup Date: 5/22/2005

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009 

Current mood:  artistic

The CSI "franchise"  bills itself as 'the show that changed television'.  Truth be told, it, and other pop culture media with ridiculously-convenient-technology-as-plot-device, has changed some peoples' expectations of what organizations can do.  So, it's not entirely absurd that a German mayor thinks DNA testing is a good method to combat -- POOP.

"A German mayor hopes to test the DNA of every dog in his small town so poop in public places can be traced back to its origin."
"Volkach Mayor Peter Kornell told The Daily Telegraph the program is voluntary because DNA data collection cannot be enforced. But he hopes the owners of the 420 dogs registered in Volkach will step up and allow hair or saliva samples to be taken, the British newspaper reported Saturday.

"Any person who has trodden in their muck because their owners were too lazy or indifferent to clean up after them will know how distasteful and infuriating it is," Kornell said. "So we aim to end it."

Kornell is prepared to bring the plan before the town council this month and believes it will be approved."

Can't we just seed all dog food in the county with micro-tracking-devices, tagged with serial numbers that are read at checkout, against a photo database of dog owners, and when poop is found astray, task a satellite laser gun to track the owner and vaporize him or her?


Another item worth looking at, in fact, much more worth looking at, is a slideshow featuring pics from the Ukranian body art championships.

Neat. http://www.upi.com/topic/body_art/2/

But there are a few other pics in the set.  Like this one, from a tattoo festival.
I have one question for my art degree having friends: WTF??

Currently listening:
Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones
By Various Artists
Release date: 1997-10-14