25 March 2009

Happy Birthday to an American hero.

Today Dr. Norman Borlaug  turns 95.
He is credited with saving over one billion lives through his groundbreaking and revolutionary work in the field of agriculture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Borlaug
One. 
Billion. 
Lives.
EXTRA! EXTRA! This just in.
Eva dropped by to say: 
I'm the editor of a site called IAmBiotech.org, and we're collecting Birthday Greetings to send to Dr. Borlaug. Please check out this post:http://iambiotech.org/?p=1366 and add a comment to wish Dr. Borlaug a happy birthday and thank him for his work! We'll be compiling all the messages into a card that we'll send to Dr. Borlaug next week. Thanks for spreading the word! 
My pleasure, Eva. Thanks for your good work as well.
I also want to add this extraordinary quote that I immediately committed to memory the first time I heard it — on the single best episode of Penn & Teller's Bullshit!
"You can't build a peaceful world 
on empty stomachs and human misery." 
Norman Borlaug
The United Nations should scrap their insipid Madison-Avenue slogan, "It's your world" posthaste and adopt thatAnyway, here's the P&TB! episode, with bonus footage of Dr. Borlaug giving some stupid hippies a smackdown. 
Please to enjoy.
CAUTION: Video contains not-safe-for-work language because Penn uncorks a 10 megaton F-bomb at the very end. Clicking the link below will expose you to stupid hippies. Stupid hippies may promote superficial understanding, half-truths, patent falsehoods, and a complete lack of comprehension of the Law of Unexpected Consequences. You may experience a headache or vomiting caused by the stupid hippie's unjustifiable self-righteousness in the guise of compassion for others. Talk to your doctor if you think you might be a stupid hippie.

1 chimed in:

Eva said...

I'm the editor of a site called IAmBiotech.org, and we're collecting Birthday Greetings to send to Dr. Borlaug. Please check out this post: http://iambiotech.org/?p=1366 and add a comment to wish Dr. Borlaug a happy birthday and thank him for his work!

We'll be compiling all the messages into a card that we'll send to Dr. Borlaug next week.

Thanks for spreading the word!