Stupid Man Tricks – It’s Best To Sometimes Just Let Them Get Away, Edition!

No fisherman ever wants to have…

A “One that got away” scenario.

But sometimes?

It’s just best to let them go, man…

Just let it go before you embarrass yourself–…

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Oh…

Too  late.

Fish: 1   Man: 0

oh so now prayer is cool

Poetic Celebrity Parody – So Now Prayer Is Cool In Football?

[via NYPost] Tom Brady may be the quarterback in the family, but his wife is the one throwing Hail Marys.

In a disgustingly sappy e-mail, supermodel Gisele Bundchen implored friends and family yesterday to pray hard for her pretty-boy hubby to win Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Giants.

“I feel Tommy really needs our prayer, our support and love at this time,” Bundchen wrote in the message sent out to Brady-clan insiders.

The note, obtained exclusively by The Post, is hardly the stuff of Knute Rockne.

It’s filled with a touchy-feely request for “positive” thinking that one might expect from a Brazilian catwalk stunner — especially one concerned for her loved one’s safety against Big Blue’s fierce pass rush.[Read More]

Prayer in sports is maligned by all
Until a mighty sports star is in danger, today, of a fall;

Then the knees bend & the prayers break out;
One must wonder though, if such wishy-washy believers…

Have any clout!

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Doubt it!

sure it stings

News Mash: Afraid of bugs, then NOT afraid of bugs, but then? Afraid of bugs again.

Many people have this issue.

Don’t like bugs…

Afraid of bugs even, are a tad bit phobic?

Check out these amazing pictures…

They may just change your mind.

[via GizmodoEthereal Insect Photographs Will Cure Your Phobia of Bugs

Malaysian photographer Lee Peiling created images so fantastic, it feels like you’re peering into another world.

A world populated with helpful praying mantises and ants ready to lend a helping hand.

The photographer utilized the Bokeh photography technique to achieve the ethereal quality of the macro-photos. The bokeh technique emphasizes the aesthetic quality of out of focus areas and how those blurred areas render light.

The highlights in those blurred areas usually produce a halo of light.

[...] [Lee Peiling via Colossal] [Read More]

So…

How’d it work?

Think of bugs a bit differently now…

Do you think they are not so bad and nothing be afraid of?

Good.

Now…

Think again!

[via Geekologie] This shrimpy looking beast was dragged up from the ocean floor 4-miles down off the coast of New Zealand. But it’s not a shrimp, it’s an amphipod, a group of insect-like organisms that rarely grow larger than a sea-monkey. [...]

…These tiny animals don’t often grow more than 1cm in length, except the Supergiant viariety of course, which can exceed 11 inches head to tail. “They actually don’t feel real,” Alan Jamieson, University of Aberdeen lecturer and expedition leader, told OurAmazingPlanet of the November 2011 find. “They feel like plastic toys. They have a waxy texture to them.”
The creature, along with other specimens, was captured in a deep-water trap located four miles down in the Kermadec Trench, one of the deepest on Earth. “We pulled up the trap, and lying among the fish were these absolutely massive amphipods, and there was no inkling whatsoever that these things should be there,” said Jamieson.

No kidding, Alan. Didn’t you ever stop to think that maybe you didn’t expect them to be there because they SHOULDN’T have been there? Know what I’m saying? [Read More]

OK, Mother Nature…

You scary!

Just what are you up to with this fiendish, insecticidal beast?

Should we be worried?

*duh*

tweeters beware

News Mash: Twitter addictive and inspires lawlessness? A little bit, yeah…

Cravings.

We all get them from time-to-time…

Depending on that irresistible passion we desire to have above all others…

Even if it is bad for us.

Some of us however?

Able to resist the sirens song.

When it comes to social networking site Twitter, when compared to other addictions?

Oh…

We are a little LESS able to resist.

[via Guardian] Tweeting or checking emails may be harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol, according to researchers who tried to measure how well people could resist their desires.

They even claim that while sleep and sex may be stronger urges, people are more likely to give in to longings or cravings to use social and other media.

A team headed by Wilhelm Hofmann of Chicago University’s Booth Business School say their experiment, using BlackBerrys, to gauge the willpower of 205 people aged between 18 and 85 in and around the German city of Würtzburg is the first to monitor such responses “in the wild” outside a laboratory.

The results will soon be published in the journal Psychological Science.

[…]

The researchers found that as the day wore on, willpower became lower. Their paper says highest “self-control failure rates” were recorded with media. “Resisting the desire to work was likewise prone to fail. In contrast, people were relatively successful at resisting sports inclinations, sexual urges, and spending impulses, which seems surprising given the salience in modern culture of disastrous failures to control sexual impulses and urges to spend money.”

[…]

Hofmann told the Guardian: “Desires for media may be comparatively harder to resist because of their high availability and also because it feels like it does not ‘cost much’ to engage in these activities, even though one wants to resist. [Read More]

And more often than not?

Yes…

Caving in to the Twitter craving comes to our detriment.

[via io9Further evidence that Twitter will not liberate the world

Though optimistic pundits have declared Twitter largely responsible for social uprisings like Arab Spring, the microblogging network is hardly going to usher in a more liberated future. It’s a business, after all, and it bends to the law like every other business does. Over at Foreign Policy‘s Passport, Uri Friedman counts the ways that Twitter looks more like a tool of the present than a harbinger of better tomorrows.

He writes that people who “threaten violence” on Twitter have been arrested:

Earlier this week, DHS agents detained Irish traveler Leigh Van Bryan and a friend at Los Angeles International Airport and sent them back to Europe after Bryan tweeted that he was going to “destroy America” and dig up Marilyn Monroe during his trip — references, he later told officials, to partying and the comedy show Family Guy, respectively (the incident conjured up memories of other jokes gone awry, such as when the Onion enraged the U.S. Capitol Police by tweeting, “BREAKING: Witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol building”). In 2009, FBI agents arrested an Oklahoma City man named Daniel Knight Hayden for threatening on Twitter to kill police officers during a Tea Party tax protest. Hayden was sentenced to eight months in prison.

Saying something on Twitter, it seems, is basically the same thing as saying it straight to a police officer’s face. [Read More]

Crazy isn’t it?

Just how far one will go…

To be able to get a hit of a quick fix.

the thing drilling

News Mash: Researcher in the Antarctic disappears – This is not a ‘The Thing’ movie repeat!

Scientist…

Who have drilled into a large sheet of ice, unexplored by man, EVER?

Have suspiciously gone off the grid.

Vanished!

Their radios, and all communications transmissions, have gone utterly silent.

[via The BlazeRadio Silence From Researchers Drilling Into 20-Million-Year-Old Antarctic Lake

With only three days left before the team of researchers drilling into a 20-million-year-old lake under 13,000 feet of Antarctic ice, radio communication has gone silent on their end.

BBC reported last week that the crew – set to come home on Feb. 6 while the weather is still good enough for a plane to land — was only 50 meters away from reaching their desired depth to access Lake Vostok after drilling nonstop for weeks in -66 degree Celsius weather

Now, the Daily Mail reports, that colleagues in the United States lost contact with the Russian team. The scientists are digging to the long-untouched water to help provide clues to what earlier conditions on Earth were like.

The Daily Mail has more on the situation:

  • A support team in the U.S. has been unable to make radio contact with the crew on the ice for the past five days.

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Stop me…

If you have seen this movie before.

O-M-G!

Why don’t scientists learn the lessons to be had in movies?

Jeez.

I tell ya, I just don’t get it.

Science?

Placed in danger by its own hubris.

Sad.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys…

little picture big picture

Aporia Politico: It comes down to a “The Big Picture” scenario regarding a potential attack on Iran!

Iran is working on…

A missile which can reach America, huh?

But, uh…

I’m sure that is nothing to get all worked about?

*nods weeping*

Yes, really is…

I mean why else build one, unless you have plans to one day use it.

[via CSMonitor]An Iranian missile under construction, caught up in a mysterious blast in November, had a range of 6,000 miles, a senior Israeli official said Thursday in a speech outside Tel Aviv.

The missile under construction at an Iranian research-and-development facility, which was damaged by a mysterious explosion in November, was a long-range missile prototype with a range of 6,000 miles – enough to hit the United States, a senior Israeli official said Thursday in a speech to a defense and security forum.

At the time of the Nov. 12 explosion at a facility some 30 miles outside Tehran, Iranian officials insisted that the suspicious blast was an accident. It occurred, they said, during experimentation on a medium-range missile – one capable of reaching Israel. [Read More]

With that said, though I do not wish for another war…

Sometimes?

PREVENTIVE action is necessary.

Totally with Israel on this one.

Iran needs to be taken care…

[via Bloomberg] The U.S. and Israel are publicly disagreeing over timing for a potential attack on Iran’s disputed nuclear facilities, as that nation’s leader said it won’t back down.

The U.S. and Israel have a “significant analytic difference” over estimates of how close Iran is to shielding its nuclear program from attack, Aaron David Miller, a former Mideast peace negotiator in the Clinton administration, said today.

“There’s a growing concern — more than a concern — that the Israelis, in order to protect themselves, might launch a strike without approval, warning or even foreknowledge,” he said in an interview.

[…]

‘Nearing Readiness’

“The world has no doubt that Iran’s nuclear program is steadily nearing readiness and is about to enter an immunity zone,” Barak said in an address to the annual Herzliya Conference at the Interdisciplinary Center campus north of Tel Aviv. “If the sanctions don’t achieve their goal of halting Iran’s nuclear weapons program, there will arise the need of weighing an operation,” Barak said.

The U.S. holds the view that “there is still time and space to pursue diplomacy” with Iran over its nuclear program, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said today in Washington. He added that the U.S. “is absolutely committed to preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons.” [Read More]

And before?

They have the capability to “take care of ” any and ALL of their perceived enemies…

Once and for all.

Scary.

Music is what feelings sound like

In search of words, music speaks that which cannot be expressed for it is what feelings sound like!

“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.”

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“Music is love in search of a word.”
~Sidonie Gabrielle