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2009.02.26

It’s the return of the giant link-list email newsletter thing, now consolidated into a blog post for yourmy convenience. Would anyone be interested in an occasional mix-CD?

Bacon. A food so delicious that the bible forbids it. Sin with me: bacon cupcakes, Mike Nelson of Mystery Science Theater 3000 commits suicide by bacon, bacon explosion, get that bacon out of your teeth with bacon floss, chocolate bacon and the coup de bacon, candied bacon ice cream

File under “and people say I’m hard to shop for”: happy vagina t-shirts, aquarium toilet, check out the speakers on her, vagina perfume

File under “like goldy, but with iron”: Catholic church needs to read the bible more, apparently

Questions are a burden to others, answers a prison for oneself: http://www.cliqueclack.com/tv/2009/01/07/the-prisoner-is-free-and-online/

Science! It works, bitches! : Tattoo changes color with glucose levels.

Rob wants to give you a high five!

So…about that salmonella peanut butter: bird shit.

Freebase caffeine

There are no words for Starfish hitler

Science makes a mermaid.

also also, modest mouse is coming!

2008.05.04

Joseph Palmer: Perscuted For Wearing The Beard – Jon Dyer’s Blog. Now that’s a man with commitment to facial hair.

Cupid’s getting kinkier every fucking year

“makes you feel pleasure” is surprisingly not in the top 10.

I have long been both a lecherous pervert and fascinated with the brain and mind, so naturally this article on the orgasmic mind was fascinating stuff to me. Scientific American also has a buncha jawsome articles that are semi-related, e.g. Why We Kiss, which when you think about it, has got to be the most amazing caveman discover ever (“…so…if we put our food/noise/biting holes together but don’t bite…it feels good?” I’ve heard it theorized before that it started as a feeding ritual for those unable to feed themselves.)

Life’s mysteries explained

do you know how hard it is to find dancing bears?

2007.07.16

You are getting this random assortment of links for entertainment purposes. And to waste time with at work. Consider it anti-spam, or the obverse of those links your interwebaolnet-unsavvy friend sends you (you know, “OMG CAN YOU BELIEVE THEY WANT TO TAX TEH WEB?!?” or “HERE’S A CHAIN LETTER THAT SAYS YOUR GENITALS WILL FALL OFF IF YOU DON’T PASS IT ALONG”). If this email bothers you, um….tell me and I won’t send you any more. Or just delete it. Whatever.

The sad part is that they really live for the tango: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070615/ap_on_re_eu/bulgaria_dancing_bears_2

Man, Disney’s really stretching the copyright on Mickey….http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/06/15/mickey_arc.html?category=archaeology&guid=20070615090000&dcitc=w19-502-ak-0000

I know I sent this out before, but it’s still funny, and who doesn’t love smoking horses? http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2457332

Well, as long as we’re talking smoking horses, let’s talk about eating dinosaurs: http://news.wired.com/dynamic/stories/C/CHINA_DINOSAUR_MEDICINE?SITE=WIRE&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

I have of late been fascinated by Nikola Tesla. Among other things, he liked electricity enough to invent the alternating current. And the Tesla Coil, which even if you don’t know what that is, you’ve seen in countless shitty horror movies. See a musical tesla coil: http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=23904 Speaking of weirdo scientists, isaac newton: genius or religious crank? http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/06/18/newton.papers.ap/index.html?eref=rss_topstories on the one hand, the man invented calculus and just by thinking, explained the basic language of nature and the universe. on the other hand, he once put a sewing needle between his eyeball and his skull and moved it around a lot, just to see what would happen (he was experimenting with the effect that distortion of the ocular globe would have on vision, but still). This would be after he spent three days in a black room for having stared at the sun for a hour. Again, just to see what would happen.

Bubba nosferatu and the curse of the she-vampires is being made: http://imdb.com/title/tt0457295/ This is a prequel to the movie “Bubba Ho-Tep”. Brief summary of Bubba Hotep: The real Elvis gets tired of the hoopla about being The King. So he (The real Elvis Aaron Presley,) hires an Elvis impersonator to play him and he goes and does Elvis tribute shows, getting to “rock out” without being mobbed for being Elvis. Except the next week his impersonator is the dude who dies on the toilet. And the real Elvis continues his merry life of “playing” Elvis and getting to be a musician. Except he falls off a stage and hits his head and winds up in a coma. For 20 years. When he wakes up, he’s in a nursing home sharing a room with a black dude who says he’s John F. Kennedy — the CIA gave him a brain transplant into a black guy so no one’d believe him, and packed the missing brain area with sand. Circumstances being what they are, a mummy ends up loose in the nursing home, stalking the old people (which makes sense, where else could a mummy pose a threat? Mummies stumble slowly, but it’s not like old people can run fast.) ANYWAY, Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She-Vampires is a prequel, wherein Elvis fights vampires. Did I mention that Bruce Campbell plays Elvis? Cos he does: http://www.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/1494/Events/1494/BruceCampb_Vespa_609180_400.jpg?path=gallery&path_key=0281686

http://marriedtothesea.com/ is a web-comic made of old pictures from woodcuts etc. It’s great. I am very fond of http://www.marriedtothesea.com/051606/nutz.gif but they’re all pretty funny.

I have trouble sleeping sometimes….if you do too, you might like: http://ririanproject.com/2007/06/21/how-to-sleep-more-effectively-starting-tonight/

HIV taken out of live cells: http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=737AB56E-E7F2-99DF-382B756D1860EACA&chanID=sa003 as in, the cells were infected, then they snipped the HIV outta the cells. Whoa. Wait until they cure HIV/AIDS. Mark my words: there will be fucking in the streets.

phernomones cause brain cell growth: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2007/07/02/cal-pheromones.html?ref=rss So the next time your certain someone acts stupid, get ’em to smell your sweat. Sometimes the jokes just write themselves, folks.

Household tips: http://www.power-yoga.com/Community/KitchenTips/tabid/159/mid/520/dnnprintmode/true/Default.aspx

hey, new list for the wonders of the modern world: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070705/ap_on_re_eu/new_seven_wonders_glance_1 (cos the 7 wonders of the ancient world mostly don’t exist anymore. except the pyramids at giza and it’s not like they’re in that good shape…)

The discovery of molecular receptors totally revolutionized medicine; it’s made it possible to “aim” a particular drug at a particular cell-type’s receptors and be reasonably sure you’re going to affect that cell type and not the whole body. (aside: if you don’t think this is close to magic, consider that the other option is to basically hit a mosquito with a cannon. c.f. treating cancer with radiation and chemotherapy.) So it’s good news that a new type snail venom (no, I’m not kidding,) has been found that does very specific targeting: http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/07/14/1654244 But that’s not why I’m writing all of this shit down. No no no no no no. I’m telling you all this just so that I can link you to a very short video clip of one of these snails attacking, stunning and eating a fish: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2213559523134687406&q=cone+snail&total=35&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=5

last link for the hypochondriacs in da house: http://symptoms.webmd.com/symptomchecker

morons humping furniture, a spider that LOVES HEAVY METAL and horses that smoke and drink.

2007.05.21

I started a new job. Which is cool. So I have a new phone, but my phone number is the same. Except my voicemail’s a bit FUBAR’d at the moment. So if you call and you get someone else’s voice asking you to leave a message…don’t worry about it, it’s still my phone. Also, I can’t check my voicemail, so uh….I’ll call you back. Or you can email me, I’m usually pretty good about answering my email.

Jesus WEPT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k98bRUOb4g …I cannot explain this, except to say that clearly these kids have perhaps had sex described to them and this is how their sad, broken minds were able to understand it. They’ve obvously never actually had sex. Or talked to women. Please watch it until the end so that you can see the end credits. I’m not kidding about that either.

Epic: http://www.yonkis.com/w.php?id=234200712145.jpg woman gives birth to two girls of different colors: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/black-white-twins.html

title says it all: http://www.filedorm.com/show.php/510_CaughtOnFilmExplainthistoyourboss.wmv.html

The use of the word boner to mean “mistake” isn’t very common anymore, which totally makes this hysterical: http://www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archives/2007/03/top_15_unintent.html

David Bowie has the best birthday parties — to wit: Bjork playing live at his birthday party. Backed by a harp. With a choir. And a guy shuffling cards providing rhythm. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv6rzhZ83rk

I mentioned Kurt Vonnegut’s passing and was asked why he was so great. I give you proof: http://www.avclub.com/content/node/60935/1

Hey, Dave, enough with the seriousness, give us lighthearted and cheerful news, right? http://bradhicks.livejournal.com/334314.html I’ll give you a teaser:

“Republicans, and their right-wing Democrat fellow travelers, have been telling
us since even before Reagan that we need to eliminate expensive and “wasteful”
regulations that are crippling our businesses’ productivity, that if we
deregulated our industries back to where they were before the Progressive Era,
they’d be making enough money to be able to afford more people. That, my
friends, is a total load of crap. And if you want a really vivid example of why
those regulations were all put in place, then I suggest that you hop a flight
down to Panama, and other places in the world, and start helping the families
down there count the bodies that died from one shipment of tainted merchandise
from China. They’ve already passed the 100 mark, and have all but given up on
finding all of them. And while you’re helping them tally up all of the dead
children, consider this: it is only by insanely good luck that a couple of dozen
or a couple of hundred of those dead kids weren’t here in the US. What, you
thought that poison showing up in adulterated products mis-labeled as food was
limited to coal byproducts in animal feed? You wish. It also turns out that
around the same time, China was allowing chemical companies to mislabel ethylene
glycol as better-than-food-grade 99.5% pure glycerin. That glycerin was sold to
manufacturers of cough syrup in the US and Latin America. In America, one
chemist at the buyer had an odd feeling about the glycerin they’d just bought
and decided, with no law making him do so and no management order to do so, to
double-check the purity. That he found that it was just as pure as it said, but
pure poison not pure medical-grade glycerin, is the only reason we didn’t have
as many dead kids as we now have dead pets.”

a classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSJck7ezGAo

spider bites give erections: http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/05/viagras_upcomin.html (also, the spider is totally throwing up the horns. it’s a totally FUCKIN’ METAL SPIDER)

you shouldn’t go crazy just cos someone says you’re going to die: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070507/od_nm/britain_spree_odd_dc_1

the best children’s book ever: http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=2457332 no, i’m not fucking with you, that really IS a REAL book: http://www.amazon.com/Latawnya-Naughty-Horse-Learns-Drugs/dp/0533091020/ Hmmm…I have friends who just had kids, I wonder if that would make a good gift.

wanna play a game? http://philip.greenspun.com/dating/index.tcl

If you know who Phillip K. Dick is, you might be interested in: http://www.mtvmoviesblog.com/2007/05/17/bill-pullman-is-kind-of-but-not-really-philip-k-dick/ (if you don’t know who PKD is, fix that.)

grindhouse (excellent movie, btw,) is not just a title of a movie, but a style unto itself. like say, gonzo journalism, but about horror and shock etc. So check out movie posters for movies you know and love but done grindhouse style: http://www.somethingawful.com/d/photoshop-phriday/grindhouse-movies.php?page=1

hey, speaking of gore: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070517/ap_on_re_us/internal_decapitation;_ylt=Ala1lKvugwgqSODmZxVjIeAEtbAF

and perhaps not unrelated, there’s a pill that’s gonna make periods go away for ever: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18745930/

xoxo,