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Archive for May, 2009

Awesome webcomic I haven’t seen before

Piled Higher and Deeper.  Genius, man, just genius.

I guess they aren't going to "cure cancer" anytime soon, eh?

Evidently there's no cure for stupid either

Now, to me it looks like we actually need 2 out of 5 of the major characteristics of cancer. Super healing and no life cycle limits! Sounds like a good deal. Now, if only we could make unambitious cancer cells.  Hmm, cancer reminds me of all the Trek attempts at eugenics other than Julian Bashir.  Like Khan, and those kids whose immune systems would kill all the normal adults from TNG.

Just imagine for a moment.

Just imagine for a moment.

That doesn’t make sense.

Here’s a generally great article on scientific stuff that does not (yet) make sense. I tend to agree with those commenters suggesting that the Belfast homeopathy results do not belong, and I’d think no one with a scrap of sense would care that much about the Wow signal.  That still leaves eleven items of fun.

… and here I am thinking:

  1. Exploit strangeness of placebo effect
  2. ??????
  3. Profit!

Then again, I suppose I wouldn’t be alone.  *sigh*

Also, maybe we can stop worrying about the oil (especially given the semi-recent price drop; suspicious, wasn’t it)… maybe we’ll run out of technological materials first. So Americans have high phosphorous use?  Is that mostly as a component of fertilizer?  Hmm… wiki says “The most important commercial use of phosphorus-based chemicals is the production of fertilizers.  Phosphorus compounds are also widely used in explosives, nerve agents, friction matches, fireworks, pesticides, toothpaste and detergents.” I don’t think I’m using most of those regularly… particularly since I use “green” detergents and toothpastes.  Weird.

America! Fuck yeah!

Also, so I don’t have to deal with Word nightmares as much as at my last job, please all you unemployed bastards review this site and learn something about Word! Maybe I should change my nickname to “now off the warpath about two spaces after sentence-ending punctuation and trying to unlearn that damn habit”.

Word to your mother!

Word to your mother!

Bitchin’ ’bout Commercials – Petco

Your pet knows when it looks good.

As a pet owner and amimal lover, I can tell you that no self-respecting pet owner referes to his or her pet as “It.”  Never!!!  Girls are “she” and boys are “he.”  Even if they’ve been fixed.  It’s just demeaning to be referred to as “it.”  In this case they could have modified it slightly and said “Your pets know when they look good.”  See, nice and easy, and it would have kept me from thinking that Petco is objectifying my pets.

Bitchin’ ’bout Commercials – Degree for Men

OK, I have to add a new feature to this blog.  I need to vent about so many commercials I’m exposed to while I’m not working and trying to pass the time.

Degree for Men

Degree for Men

I’ll start with Degree for Men.  Did you know that 7 out of 10 men prefer Degree fragrances.  Yeah, great.  Isn’t that what we’re all looking for.  You know, a casual encounter with a coworker in the restroom.  “Dude, you smell great!”  Who is the moron who came up with this ad??  They’re trying to compete with Old Spice, but they are never going to get customers if they tell guys that other dudes will like the way they smell.

Woman eats five pounds of bacon, husband calls cops

http://failblog.org/2009/05/09/late-night-snack-fail/

Bacon eating wife

Bacon eating wife

Romania: Crap Cars + Hot Women. I’m heading there with my Sentra

I will be the KING and get all the hot Romanian chicks!  Bwah-hah-hah-hah!!

Throw away that nasty old ’76 Corvette. The Prius is the new Pussy Wagon!

Good Lord What Were People On In The Seventies?!?!

Designers designed these things.  Actresses wore them.  TV viewers accepted it as normal!  Crazy!

Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels

The Bird is The Word!

When I was about 14 or so, I got mad at my parents.  Probably about nothing.  So I went up in my room, got out my 45 RPM recording of Surfin’ Bird by the Trashmen, and played it as loud as my stereo would go, over and over, for a good two or three hours.  Then I see this episode of Family Guy and I almost busted a gut.  I swear someone stole this from my life!