Roses are red… wait… these are blue. Bad poets everywhere are pissed.

The Japan Times Online is reporting on the world’s first true blue roses:

Suntory officials said researchers extracted the gene that produces blue pigment in pansies and activated it inside the roses.

There are already “bluish” roses on the market, but these flowers were created through crossbreeding and cannot be called true blue, according to Suntory. The gene of the enzyme that produces the blue pigment, delphinidin, is not found in rose petals to begin with.

Thanks to biotechnology, the petals of Suntory’s blue roses contain nearly 100 percent of the blue pigment, it said.

And with that, one more bad bit of poetry bites the dust.

8 thoughts on “Roses are red… wait… these are blue. Bad poets everywhere are pissed.

  1. Looks kinda lavender to me.

    PS. When can I get my “Stupid Evil Bastard™” tee-shirt?
    I’d like to pre-order the black (of course), XL, tee with Logo and Mugshut.
    Thank you very much. cheese

    PPS. I had a blank captcha – now that’s scary!

    PPPS. This captcha is “money” ISYN!

  2. Yes, it does look more purplish than blue.  Like a fading bruise.  “A rose by any other color . . . must be genetically altered.”

  3. Spocko, T-shirts are already available, though they currently only come in white. I have a cafe press shop set up with a link at the bottom of the navbar.

    I call my store Stupid Evil Stuff.

    I need to update my designs, though. It’s a mix of the current logo with some stuff using the old-style retro logo I was using previously.

  4. It’s the perfect genetically altered flower for the genetically altered person receiving this poem:

    [Quote]How Much I Love You
    I love you

    Like a Weed Whacker loves whacking weeds

    Like a Rolaids tablet loves consuming 47 times its weight

    In excess stomach acid

    Like some people love the Led Zeppelin song “Stairway to Heaven”

    Although I actually think that song sucks

    That’s how much I love you

    Baby

    Freemont R. Pustule[/Quote]

    Found via: Poetry.com

  5. Kewlage! Just ordered myself a tee from the Bastard.
    Black would have been better.
    Needs to look like the blog, mugshot and all!

    I’ve seen that link don’t at the bottom of your page before but didn’t realize you’re selling stuff there. You need a little note like “Buy Stupid Evil Stuff at…” er somethin’.

    Can’t wait to wear my Bastard shirt to work!
    Thanks

  6. Yeah, Les, you used to have a shop link from the front page, but it doesn’t seem to have survived the engine transition.

    Also, I really want to put in a vote for kids’ and babies’ t-shirts.  How can I raise my children properly if I can’t start them off right as Stupid Evil Brats?

    (Also, you should add a t-shirt or two with that wonderful saying about you from the Danish dude’s review.  Remember him?  I’ll have to go look up the thread again when I have some time.)

  7. The link survived! It’s right down there at the bottom of the navbar! Really! I use it all the time!

    OK, OK, I’ll make a custom graphic for it so it’s clear what it’s for. Sheesh! Next thing I know you’ll want all my entries to be logically consistent or something.

    I hadn’t considered Stupid Evil Brats before. I like that. I’ll have to work on a design for that. I did make a new design last night for the front of the shirts that features our tagline in big block letters, but I wasn’t sure if folks want to walk around with a big “WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?” on their chest so I’ve not uploaded it yet. I think it’s funny as hell, but I’m crass like that.

    Part of the problem is that the free shops limit you to one version of each product so anytime I change a design I have to give up the old one. If I were making money at it I’d sign up for the premium shops which allow for multiple versions of the same product.

  8. but I wasn’t sure if folks want to walk around with a big “WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?” on their chest so I’ve not uploaded it yet. I think it’s funny as hell, but I’m crass like that.

    I’d LOVE to!  Then again, I’m crass like that, too.  LOL

    (“young”)

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