Maggie Koerth-Baker at 7:06 am Mon, Apr 15, 2013
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
States have that? Huh.
Would California’s be Candida albicans?
Now Google’s going to send me Canesten ads for six weeks. Thanks a bunch.
That just leaves yeast infections for MA
Wait till Monsanto shows up and demands their cut for them having a patented gene in them.
When they made us stop cutting our trees, we decided to get drunk.
We got so good at it, we learned to make a living at that, instead.
So Oregon’s House just voted unanimously to make brewer’s yeast the
Official State Microbe, in symbolic support of their thriving craft
brewing industry. Meanwhile, Washington’s House is supporting its craft
breweries by proposing to double their taxes.
They don’t have shit else to do right now?
Give yeast some time. It’ll grow on you.
Saccharomyces is so last year. Brettanomyces is what a the cool kids are fermenting with.
Once you go Brett, you’ll never go back!
Because it will take up residence in your equipment, and you’ll have to autoclave your entire house to get rid of it
(sort of kidding)
I still think they should have said “Official State Micro-Oregon-ism.”
“Official state microbe”?!
Is this a thing? Do the other states have official microbes too?
How about an official state virus? …toxic chemical/country song/reason to hate Uganda/lampshade?
They couldn’t let Wisconsin be the only ones: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-04/wisconsin-honors-cheese-producing-bacterium-state-microbe
And when the legislature is not being so productive, what do they do? Polish their pet rocks??
Luckily, Japan already has the mascot plushies and keyrings covered, thanks to the Moyashimon manga / anime.
I’m a fan of Botrytis cinerea, myself.
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