Thursday, November 08, 2007

What a Pill

Friday we celebrate the birth, oddly enough, of a person most responsible for us not celebrating other births, Gregory Pincus. Often called the Father of the Birth Control Pill (AKA Phyllis Schafly's Worst Nightmare), Pincus was indirectly responsible for the Sexual Revolution (which would not be televised, at least until HBO's Tell Me You Love Me), Pamela Des Barres, Cynthia Plaster Caster, and previously unknown levels of early morning regret in college dorms throughout the country. Most don't know that Pincus was a somewhat discredited genius after having created a test-tube rabbit in the 1930s. For if there was anything the world needed, it was more rabbits. To make up for that, he would later help everyone you-know-what like rabbits. No kidding.



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