Thursday, August 7, 2008

Attack of the Booger Clones

In which I am absolutely juvenile.

Welcome to this week's Thursday News of the Absurd Will Someone Please Write This Book Inspirational Moment (TNoftheAWSPWTBIM). If this is your first TNoftheAWSPWTBIM, see how it all started here.

From the AP:

South Korean Firm Delivers Commercial Dog Clone

Apparently, a South Korean company "says it is the world's first successful commercial canine cloning service." It's first delivery? A litter of five pit bull puppies cloned from a customer's two-years-dead dog.

The dog's name? Booger.

Does anyone else feel that a litter of five genetically-engineered pit bulls named "Booger" is a middle grade humorous action novel waiting to happen?

The article goes on to quote:

"'It's a miracle!' McKinney repeatedly shouted Tuesday when she saw the cloned Boogers at a Seoul National University laboratory."

Heh heh. Cloned boogers. Armies of identical mucus blobs.

Where is Dav Pilkey when you need him? Who will write me and the rest of the second grade this book?

12 comments:

Tabitha said...

LOL!!! Hilarious!! :)

C.R. Evers said...

LOL! cute! :)

I can always count on you for a Thursday smile! :0)

WordWrangler said...

We've been cloning boogers here at my house for over 10 years. It's a nasty business...but someone has to do it. Especially in the winter. We put green long sleeve shirts on everyone so we don't use as many kleenex tissues. :)

(Jacqui, you MADE me go there. It's all YOUR fault)

Jacqui said...

Thanks, Tabitha & Christy.
Wordwrangler, that's what my five year-old told me all morning long...

Elise Murphy said...

Yes. We here in the Northwest really prefer genetically engineered boogers. Much easier to identify which child produced them.

J. Thorp said...

Bioengineered boogers are superior in many ways, but they just don't taste the same ...

debra said...

Why in heavens name would an American
go all the way to S. Korea to have her dead dog cloned. Did she send Booger's booger?????

Kim Kasch said...

I love it! Cloned boogers - what's next Faux farts?

Mary Witzl said...

Yes, this is absolutely a kids' book just begging to be written.

By the way, do you know what the difference is between a brussels sprout and a booger? You can't get a kid to eat brussels sprouts.

Some of us have never really left second grade...

Jacqui said...

Mary, Kim, Thorp, and Elise, you make me laugh. I am especially fond of your joke, Mary.

Debra, who knows? Maybe you could write the heart-wrenching tale of the long-suffering pet owner's journey to the desperacy that led her to the Booger cloners!

Everyone, thanks for showing me I'm not the only one who never left second grade!

Jacqui said...

Wow. Did anyone see the follow-up to this story, about the dog-owners jail record? Lurid and unbelievable!

Diane T said...

Jacqui, I just saw the follow-up and was going to post the link: http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/news/2008/08/joyce_mckinney_from_mormon_man.html

Evidently the woman who needed Booger clones once followed a Mormon missionary to England, abducted him, and made him her sex slave. She scarpered before the British justice system could have their say. But at a preliminary hearing, she told the judge, "I loved him so much that I would ski naked down Mount Everest in the nude [is there a better way to ski naked?] with a carnation up my nose if he asked me to."

Anyone else envision this story as a wacky YA in the vein of Paul Zindel?