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Archive for June, 2009

Ideas worth spreading?

I’ve gotta check out the TED site some more.  Start with this one, very entertaining:

I’m feeling particularly malicious today, so watch this

Bwah-hah-hah!  You’ll scratch your eyes out and plug your ears with hot sand to escape!

Had to do it

How to let some dork with a computer remove your soul

Sometime a few weeks ago I opened a bunch of tabs about photo retouching.  Now that I’ve finally gotten around to reading them, I’m appalled.  Yes, everyone already knows that photos aren’t real, blah blah blah.  Whatever.  I’m appalled at how retouching not only corrects colour, improves contrast, maybe even removes a blemish here or there (hell I was more than happy to have my pimples removed for my high school senior picture I assure you), but removes all the character from people who are already beautiful.

Why bother?

Why bother?

from NYphotographics, who have some of the most minimal retouches I found – most of which I think are almost entirely unnecessary.  It only goes downhill from there.  For example, evidently Mason Marconi needed more booty.  What????  Yeah.  And this beautiful lady was evidently not good enough.  *sigh*.

I can’t even think of a way to discourage this, either.  Some people say “don’t buy any media that contains this” as it’s seen as a pull from customers – which is true in part.  However, in actual fact essentially every product advertises with heavily retouched photos, and since a purchase is almost never traceable to an advert it is likely that any purchase will be construed as having been created by said advert.

Maybe I should build a shack.  In Montana.  And write a manifesto. *sigh*

Some Big Dick admits the truth, years too late

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that he does not believe Saddam Hussein was involved in the planning or execution of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

He doesn’t mention that his administration lied about this to twist public sentiment and ram the Iraq war down the nation’s throat.

I'm a big, evil lying sack of shit

"I'm a lying sack of shit."

Thee winner, and still Champeen!

Biological weapons are nice and all, but they’re so slow and leave a percentage uninfected. Take enriched lithium-6 deuteride with a uranium tamper and set it off with a fusion boosted primary and you can really take care of business. Nice and clean. Most of the bodies and wreckage just disappear.

Castle Bravo, the unexpectedly largest weapon ever detonated by the US.  15 megatons.  Like one thousand Hiroshima bombs set off at once.