Every time I’ve watched an Austin Powers movie, I’ve thought that I’d like to rig my boobs to shoot bullets like the fembots (but with the ability to switch back to regular boobs sometimes). I know this is impossible, as they are robots and I’m not interested in becoming a cyborg. But I guess it’d be more realistic than suddenly developing a super power after getting bitten by a radioactive animal. As my sister told her middle school students, nuclear waste won’t turn you into a ninja turtle. Luckily, people with actual science training have given these important questions more serious thought than I am capable of, and Union Hall finds them to speak at their Adult Education presents series. Tomorrow night, you can hear informal lectures on how a human wrist’s anatomy would need to change to shoot webs like superman, why people are obsessed with the idea of owning monkeys even though we’re primates, the history of rabbit breeding, and how people have unrealistic expectations of dogs. These are pressing issues that you’d normally have to attend a school like Bennington or Evergreen State College to learn about.
Adult Education Presents “Animal Minds, Animal Bodies”
702 Union Avenue, between 5th and 6th Avenues [Park Slope, Brooklyn]
Tuesday, March 2, 7:30pm