Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Quote of the Day

“Your research in phytoplankton ecology intrigues me, and I’d love to learn more about it. I have always been interested in harmful algal blooms.”

From my sister’s letter of introduction to a university professor whom she hopes will sponsor her as a Ph.D. candidate in marine biology.

It’s so true. Back when we were little kids, I always wanted to dress up Barbies and ride bikes and play M.A.S.H, but all she ever wanted to do was play with harmful algal blooms. It was a real point of contention with the folks.

Rev Run’s Baby Dies Shortly After Birth

And reality TV continues its sharp plunge into actual reality.

Rev Run’s wife gave birth on Thursday, but the baby was born with its organs external to its body, a rare condition known as cloacal exstrophy, occuring in only 1 of every 250,000 births. The baby died soon after its birth.

MTV cameras were inside the hospital at the time, but there’s no word yet on whether they were in the delivery room.