Not to sound too much like a conspiracy nut, but the first time I looked into 23andme and saw that the founder was married to Sergey from Google, I found it a bit unsettling. I thought this power couple, possessing a little of your spit and a lot of your Internet history, could know almost everything about you.
Generally speaking, Chinese like to eat meat that’s as fresh as possible, which usually involves bringing the animals home live. This is true for seafood and mammalian meat. I remember reading SARS might have originated from civet cats. Hopefully they’ll change their distribution system in response to these outbreaks.
To be fair, though, the swine flu outbreak a few years ago likely originated in the American Midwest or Southwest and became pandemic in Mexico. I’ve been seeing a lot of Internet comments that are pretty Sinophobic: “Why is it always China?”
A lot of people who are descended from civilizations like the Egyptians and Mayans are tired of hearing about how aliens built their ancestors’ cultures. Don’t you think it’s a little arrogant and rude to say the only explanation is aliens built these pyramids?
But, based on your screenname, maybe you’re Mexican yourself?
I liked this show’s mix of mystery, horror, drama, and Lynchian oddball. I think the hollow delivery of weird, even kinda dumb, lines is something they did intentionally to give it a Twin Peaks vibe. There are some themes being addressed here, like xenophobia and violence towards women, and the show also smartly riffs on a lot of Victorian horror tropes. It is campy at times, even downright cheesy, but I loved it, especially for the mood that it captures. Great cinematography, characters, and special effects. It maybe trying to do a bit too much but its attractions overpower its foibles. Teen romance that adults can enjoy too.