Tuesday, December 12, 2006

News Roundup. Boys Rule, Girls Drool Edition

It's on Larry Summers' Christmas list. A neuropsychiatry professor at the University of California at San Francisco has published a new book that says the female brain gets high on gossip. The hormone at play is Oxytocin. I'll let you make up your mind about how you feel about such research, before you learn the professor's gender.

They'll take their balls and go home. There was no surprise in a new study that said the Massachusetts workforce is shrinking. That's what unreasonable housing costs will do. But there was this finding: more men are giving up looking for work, in part because the growth sectors are in fields traditionally dominated by women -- health, retail and service jobs. What we need in Mass. is a boom in men jobs, like professional beer drinking and maybe burping.

And finally. A restaurant called the Heart Attack Grill has angered nurses, who say the skimpy nurse outfits worn by the busty waitstaff are an insult to the profession. You think they'd be happy, since the 8,000-calorie Quadruple Bypass Burger is sure to help drum up business.

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Anonymous K-Don said...

Sure, she's a chick and all, making the research more viable, but notice Dr. Louann Brizendine's frumpy outfit and old maid specs. How can I believe a girl scientist that dresses like a geek? And oxtocin? If your going to make up a hormone, try better than just reversing two letters in the BPD's drug of choice

December 12, 2006  
Blogger DJS said...

Whoa, wait a minute .... man jobs ... beer drinking, burping .... don't I already get paid to do that??

December 13, 2006  

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