My name is FRISK
He began drinking at thirteen—initially, he says, to deal with the awkwardness of adolescence, and then to excess, because “alcohol is addictive,” he says, and he didn’t want to stop. “I drank for attention,” he tells me. “I was really outgoing, and then at twelve, I wasn’t. I didn’t know how to act. And then I was drinking, and I was hilarious again.” Drugs soon followed. “I never liked smoking pot. Then I tried cocaine, and I loved it. I wasn’t a good athlete, so maybe it was some young male thing of This is the physical feat I can do. Three Vicodin and a tequila and I’m still standing. Who’s the athlete now?” When Mulaney was a teenager, his parents sent him to a psychiatrist, who told him that he was one part nice kid, one part “gorilla that wants to kill the other half.”
He can pinpoint the day in August 2005 that he finally stopped doing coke, and the day the following month that he gave up alcohol. He was twenty-three. “I went on a bender that weekend that was just, like, fading in and out of a movie,” he says. “It was just crazy. A weekend that was … there were …” He grimaces. “I’m never going to tell you. That’s mine. I didn’t kill anyone or assault anyone. But yeah, I was like, You’re fucking out of control. And I thought to myself, I don’t like this guy anymore. I’m not rooting for him.” He didn’t use a recovery program—he was able to flip a switch, he says—and he’s been sober ever since. (x)
……………………today i learned that because cancer is just your own cells going rogue, that the viral cancer dogs can spread to one another is actually a breed of dog; it is the only surviving member of its dog breed. Even though it is a viral cancer, its dna is 100% dog and the breed it came from is now extinct.
there is an asexually reproducing immortal breed of dog that behaves like a virus
a breed of dog that is a malicious disease that targets other dogs…..
what the fuck
Sequence analysis of the genome suggests it diverged from canids over 6,000 years ago; possibly much earlier. The most recent estimates of its time of origin date it to about 11,000 years ago. However, the most recent common ancestor of extant tumors is more recent: it probably originated 200 to 2,500 years ago.
dude, what the fuck
This is cool as fuck and I despise it.
Yeah canine transmissible venerial tumour is one of my favourite bits of Weird Biology because it’s like,
1: it’s basically an Immortal Dog and
2: this is a full on tetrapod vertebrate that has moved life history from barking, running animal to essentially a colonial, single/multi celled parasite. This is a mammal that has turned into an obligate parasite.
Fucking, y i k e s