5156397109_8778abc8ae_bTaped to anything “tapable” where Montgomery hits Market in SF, are tiny strips of paper advertising the “The Straight Liberation Movement.” We were not aware that straight people needed liberating, with all their attention in the media, over-abundance of marriages (so many that half our wasted on divorce) and what not. But, as the sign leads us to believe, they are still feeling suppressed. Intrigued by the sign, we decided to do some internet research. According to the very lowly research material on the internet, “Straight Liberation” is the fight against the stereotypes placed on heterosexual men and women. Although they may be straight they may not be “super-straight.”

Lets clarify through example. Even though you are a straight man, you may occasionally feel the need to get a pedicure. Clean feet are important to you, and maybe you even add some sheen to your toes with the help of a little clear nail polish. But, whoa, whoa, whoa you are NOT gay. read more »

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Is your sperm or egg production conflicting with your mating habits? Tired of the usual forms of birth control? With your plight in mind, UC Berkeley scientists look to the birds. Seems they got what you need. read more »

Perhaps tired of turning around and finding their lunches being sampled upon by rodents, scientists at UC Davis are test-driving a program that’ll tamp down the rapidly multiplying squirrel population on campus. It’s squirrel birth control! Officials say students and faculty will catch the critters and inject them with hormones, then release them back into the wild, where the squirrels will continue to do as squirrels do, except without the tremendous rates of procreation and the itty-bitty progeny.

Officials also said that there were no squirrels–or no nonnative tree squirrels–seven years ago, but that there are 400 now. According to doctoral students, the squirrels can cause grievous harm to people, chew through orchards of almonds and walnuts, eat baby birds and wreck power supplies by snacking on tasty electrical wires.

We’ve heard horror stories about the squirrels at UCLA, but Davis is different in that it’s got 5,300 acres of attractive habitat. And we think we have it bad here.

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UC Davis: Troublesome, Non-native Squirrels Will Get Birth-control Shots [Physorg]