Hells yeah.Mosquito repellent improvement? Bring it on.
You can thank the good people at the USDA for this–a mosquito repellent that, apparently, works better than DEET, and won’t mutate you into some kind of hideous monster.
Cookouts will no longer end in B-grade tragedy.
Now, why don’t we ever hear about this kind of government spending? When the Republicans start talking about “Bear DNA!!!11one!” and all of their brain-dead followers laugh along (It sounds kind of like this: Hur hur guh derf derf derf. It’s disturbing.), why doesn’t someone step the fuck up and say: Mosquito repellent, bitches. You want the pleasure of scratching, or the joys of malaria/west Nile/dengue fever/yellow fever/etc? Fine. The rest of us will be over here, living in the 21st century, enjoying our picnics courtesy of the scientific method and judiciously spent Federal dollars. Enjoy the itching, dingus.
For the record, I know that DEET isn’t the best shit for you, but I use the fuck out of it, anyway.
Finally, I would remind everyone that there are people in this country–millions of ’em–who think that the little bug up there is proof of God’s wisdom and intelligence. Because, you know, if we didn’t have something to spread malaria, the world wouldn’t be perfectly designed for us to marvel at the Almighty. Somehow, it’s also proof that he loves us.
Don’t ask me to explain that. All I can say is thank God for science.