Month: May 2008

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Burlesque dancer, blogger, artist and purveryor of scandalous filth. Meet Molly Crabapple - the 24-year old brains behind the now world-famous Dr. Sketchy's Cabaret Life Drawing classes and the acclaimed webcomic series "Backstage". Blather.net relentlessly stalked Molly acrosss the internet and hounded her until she talked to us recently caught up with Molly and got her to answer some questions. Blather: Your second name is unusual - Crabapple. Where did it come from? Molly: An old boyfriend gave it to me because he didn't think I was very sweet. Blather: You're perhaps best known for founding Dr. Sketchy's. Tell us about what it is and why you created it. Molly: Dr. Sketchy's is a cabaret life-drawing class. Take a ravishing performer model, get a bunch of drunk artists to draw her, and add in antics and prizes. We started it in NYC in '05, and it's now in 55 cities...

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In the final part of Blather.net's in-depth investigation of the infamous fifth-century thug and womaniser, Niall of the Nine Hostages, our grave-robber in residence Ender Wiggan digs deeper into the genetic history of the indigenous Irish population in an effort to finally find out "who's yo' Daddy?". No really. Who *is* your daddy? Where were we during our last sausage-fest? Tracing Irish genetic origins and the general consensus at the moment... To see what condition our condition is in Well we could start at a 2000 study from Trinity College; Y-chromosome variation and Irish origins where 221 Y-chromosomes from Irish males were partitioned by surname and significant differences in genetic frequency was noted between those of Irish Gaelic names and those of foreign origin (suggesting an influx of later gene flow across the linguistic barrier from historical migrant groups). More importantly a difference was also noted between those of eastern...