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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cops vs Clowns in a frozen movie

I've never seen a movie quite like this. It would be interesting to see a trailer of a movie done in this style. It reminds me a lot of The Dark Knight.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Another take on Different Strokes

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Wait, what's the racoon doing there?

I'm hard to impress when it comes to fashion, but I have to admit this is pretty impressive. Live birdies inside the dress. Nice. Now where's the aquarium dress?
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Take a chill pill if you want to live longer

At one point in my life I was a sweat the details kind of guy. Little things would get my blood boiling. Working away at Microsoft led me to prioritize what I worried about and lots of little things fell by the wayside. I felt happier after I let those things go and now that I read this I'm even happier. Aside from being more carefree maybe I'm adding years on to my life too.
That's because being affable and more social confers health benefits, according to lead study author Thomas Perls, director of the New England Centenarian Study at Boston University Medical Center.

It may be that less neurotic people are better able to manage or regulate stressful situations than the highly neurotic, Perls said.

Though many aspects of our personalities are already set by our genes, Buettner said, we can all make lifestyle improvements to help us live longer.

For one, becoming more extroverted—and by extension widening our social networks—can be cultivated and trained, Buettner said.

Also high on his list is eating a plant-based diet—"the more meat you eat, the quicker you die," he said.

And having a clear sense of purpose in your life, he added, is worth seven years of life expectancy.

Study leader Perls added that numerous strategies exist to deal with stress, such as exercising, meditation, or just taking a "nice deep breath."

"It's a matter of setting aside the time and effort to effectively manage your stress well," he said. "One of the keys is to realize how important it is to do that."

Want to Live Longer? Stop Worrying


Friday, April 10, 2009

Meat for sex?

Not that this should be any surprise to any monkey lover out there. Bonobo monkey society is a matriarchal society where the females regularly exchange sex for food and services from the male bonobos. In the end everybody gets what they want. If only it were so clear cut for humans.

I'd like to see an experiement where they teach chimps to use a common currency and then have to place values on items of their desire. How much would sex cost in chimp society?

They found that female chimpanzees mate more frequently with males who often share meat with them. 
"Our results strongly suggest that wild chimpanzees exchange meat for sex, and do so on a long-term basis," Cristina Gomes of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany said in a statement.

"Males who shared meat with females doubled their mating success, whereas females, who had difficulty obtaining meat on their own, increased their caloric intake without suffering the energetic costs and potential risk of injury related to hunting."
For chimps, can  dy is dandy but steak is  quicker | Oddly Enough  | Reuters


Wednesday, April 08, 2009

8-bit waterslide


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I think the sign says it all


Friday, April 03, 2009

UK charging straight ahead towards 1984 vision