BOSS Gifs – Capoeira MMA Style, Edition!

They say opposite attracts.

I am strangely 100% attracted to this attack.

Amazing move that I can watch over and over again.

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Capoeira (Portuguese pronunciation: [kapuˈejɾɐ]) is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, and music. It was created in Brazil mainly by descendants of African slaves with Brazilian nativeinfluences , probably beginning in the 16th century. It is known by quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for leg sweeps.

Edson Barboza is …

Like a BOSS!

Gisele Bundchen

Poetic Celebrities Parody – My Tommy Lost And It’s Your Fault, Edition!

My Tommy
My Tommy lost
My  golden boy
Was ready to destroy
Alone
Whole Giants team
With his  impeccable skill
And his iron will
It would be easy to achieve his dream
I said one Hail Mary so he could win
In the last second
He rose  like a Phoenix
To lord over the Giants
Imagine my surprise and fury
When the minions couldn’t catch the ball
My poor Tommy lost
And it wasn’t his fault

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need energy

News Mash: What’s in your gut is bad for you & now robots need to eat it!

The bad news: What’s in our guts…

In our poo?

Is totally making us fat.

[via Science Blog]Gut Microbes Can Cause Obesity

Obesity and chronic liver disease can be triggered by a family of proteins that alter populations of microbes in the stomach, a discovery that suggests the condition may be infectious, Yale scientists report. The study, in the advance online publication of Nature, expands on earlier Yale research that showed how similar microbial imbalances caused by the same family of proteins increases the risk of intestinal diseases such as colitis.

The Yale scientists’ most extraordinary finding, they said, was that the altered intestinal environment that led to obesity and liver disease was infectious among the community of mice. “When healthy mice were co-housed with mice that had altered gut microbes, the healthy mice also developed a susceptibility for development of liver disease and obesity,” said senior author Richard A. Flavell, professor of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

The proteins in question are called inflammasomes. They are responsible for launching the immune system’s inflammatory response. Inflammasomes act as sensors and regulators of the microbial environment of the intestines.

The Yale team found that a deficiency in components of two particular inflammasomes in mice resulted in the development of an altered microbial community associated with increased bacteria. This determined the severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and obesity in the mice.

NAFLD is the result of metabolic syndrome, a collection of disorders that includes obesity and diabetes, and is the leading cause of chronic liver disease in the western world. It is estimated that up to 30 million people suffer from NAFLD in the United States alone. Twenty percent of people with NAFLD develop chronic liver inflammation, placing them at risk for cirrhosis and liver cancer, but the causes have been unclear. [Read More]

We really need to get rid of it.

The good news: Our poo could one day power our future Overlords!

Robots…

For those of you who do not frequent here. I am pretty convinced, our future Overlords?

Total robots.

And why not…

Especially if eating us, empowers them?!

[via Scientific American] Today’s robots that fly, jump or roll around must refuel or recharge as does any gadget that runs out of energy. Tomorrow’s new generation of self-sustaining robots might keep going nearly forever by grazing on dead insects, rotting plant matter or even human waste.

The vision of robots capable of plugging themselves into the natural world of living organisms has begun taking shape in several labs around the world, and even NASA has shown renewed interest in powering space robots with microbes.

But one British lab has already been building on the work of robotics pioneers to create small “EcoBots” that extract energy from microbial fuel cells since 2002.

“Robots that eat biological fuels could find enough fuel almost anywhere,” said John Greenman, a microbiologist at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, a joint venture between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol. “There is organic matter anywhere on Earth — leaves and soil in the forest, or even human waste such as urine and feces.” [Read More]

Though I am not sure I am entirely comfortable with the thought of robots one day eating anything that has to do with humans, in order to obtain its energy needed for survival?

We are talking poo here, so…

Yeah, they can have it.

Why not?

I mean…

Who wants to hang on to that crap anyway?

*ha*

See what I did there…

rejected forever alone

News Mash: Online dating? The most popular way to date. Too bad its so unsuccessful!

Online dating is not to be laughed off anymore.

Apparently?

It’s the MAIN way to meet people.

[via Science Blog] Online dating has not only shed its stigma, it has surpassed all forms of matchmaking in the United States other than meeting through friends, according to a new analysis of research on the burgeoning relationship industry.

Online dating surpasses all other forms of matchmaking in U.S.

[...]

“Online dating is definitely a new and much needed twist on relationships,” says Harry Reis, one of the five co-authors of the study and professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. Behavioral economics has shown that the dating market for singles in Western society is grossly inefficient, especially once individuals exit high school or college, he explains. “The Internet holds great promise for helping adults form healthy and supportive romantic partnerships, and those relationships are one of the best predictors of emotional and physical health,” says Reis. [Read More]

Though…

Thanks to this new scientific study?

Science pretty much thinks its not nearly as successful as those dating sites lead you to believe.

[via Gizmodo] In a report that’s set to appear in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a team of psychologists has studied the ways in which websites attempt to match people up, and what the results mean for the singletons involved. Sadly, it’s not great news.

The biggest problem is the promise of websites to match people up using fancy algorithms. [...]

Instead, the researchers point out that the most important insights in predicting long-term romantic compatibility are things like a couple’s interaction style and ability to navigate stressful circumstances. OK, so that is harder to assess, but it’s not impossible. Some carefully designed questionnaires could help. Lead author Eli Finkel, Associate Professor of Social Psychology at Northwestern University, says:

To date, there is no compelling evidence that any online dating matching algorithm actually works. If dating sites want to claim that their matching algorithm is scientifically valid, they need to adhere to the standards of science, which is something they have uniformly failed to do. In fact, our report concludes that it is unlikely that their algorithms can work, even in principle, given the limitations of the sorts of matching procedures that these sites use.”

So if you’re using a dating website that claims to match you up with your dream guy or gal, well, you can pretty much ignore the claim. There is, after all, no way that a website knows about the weird way you shout at people about personal hygiene, the way you glare at people who say “less” when they mean “fewer” or the manner in which you interact with people when you’re running late. And how a partner deals with that kind of thing is what really determines longevity. [Read More]

What does this mean for those out searching for love?

That the best idea is probably to do it the old fashion way.

In other words actually go outside, off your sofa, away from your computer,  into public places, and interact with people…

Face-to-face.

Insanity, I know…

Oh, what crazy things we do in the name of love!

today the jaw

News Mash: 3D printers great for both hobbies and…Spare body parts!

Printing in 3D…

The next big thing!

And not just when it comes to entertainment?

[via Engadget]3D printing. Sure, that’s pretty neat, but there are other ways to make three dimensional objects at home. Roland’s new iModela, for example, is an “affordable” ($899) digital hobby mill that can carve 3D shapes, jewelry, textures and prototypes out of balsa wood, foam, modelling wax and plastics.

Projects definitely need to be more on the petite side, but the 3.39inch x 2.17inch x 1.02inch milling area should be good for a wide range of small craft creations.[Read More]

But 3D printing will also be?

The next big thing in medical sciences as well.

You can now print your own replacement parts.

I. Kid. Not.

[via PopSci] A European octogenarian is the recipient of the first-ever 3-D printed jawbone, made of titanium powder that was sintered together one layer at a time. The recipient regained her ability to speak a few hours after the surgery, Belgian doctors said Monday. It could pave the way for a new wave of 3-D printed body parts — maybe not full organs yet, but certainly bones or joints.

The 83-year-old patient who received the implant had developed a chronic bone infection in almost her entire lower mandible, and doctors removed it rather than risk reconstructive surgery, according to LayerWise, the Belgian company that built the new jawbone. Doctors and 3-D printing engineers designed an entirely new jawbone to fit the patient. [Read More]

When science and technology merge?

Scary-cool stuff happens…

And printing stuff to satisfy your hobby needs? Very cool!

However if/WHEN people start 3D printing replacement heads?

3D printing will be far more scary than cool.

Resist the urge, people.

Please.

no legal rights to ho hos

Aporio Politico: (.Gov) is now dic*tating the purchase of Ho Hos? Pffft, this is not new news!

The government loves to dictate to all the people it perceives as beneath them.

Which, considering how much it dictates and to what degree?

That’s the majority.

Newly, the government is going to start dictating…

What that say people can eat?

And seeing as how it is the .Govs money that people are ‘eating’ with…

They feel like they have this right.

[via WTSP] St. Petersburg, Florida — Florida’s struggling families can use food stamps to buy staples like milk, vegetables, fruits and meat. But they can also use them to buy sweets like cakes, cookies, and Jell-O and snack foods like chips — something a state senator wants stopped.

A bill by Republican State Senator Ronda Storms of Valrico would allow the state Department of Children and Families to determine “nonstaple, unhealthy foods” and prevent food stamp money from being spent on them.

The bill gives this list of off-limits foods, but says the restrictions should not be limited to just these items:

  • Foods containing trans fats
  • Sweetened beverages, including sodas
  • Jell-O
  • Candy
  • Ice cream
  • Pudding
  • Popsicles
  • Muffins
  • Sweet rolls
  • Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Pies
  • Cobblers
  • Pastries
  • Doughnuts
  • Corn-based salty snacks
  • Pretzels
  • Party mix
  • Popcorn
  • Potato chips

[...]

Storms’ bill (SB 1658) recently passed a committee; a companion bill in the state House (HB 1401) is being considered by a subcommittee.

[...]

“Most individuals using public assistance dollars are using the funds to get by and to provide for their families. However, we should do what we can to prevent dollars intended to help Florida’s poorest families from being spent in the wrong places,” Storms said in a statement.

But critics say the government shouldn’t dictate what people eat.

“What I choose to ingest even though I may be on food stamps, that’s at my discretion. I don’t need government telling me what I can and cannot purchase,” said Rep. Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed, a Pompano Beach Democrat who voted in committee against the bill.

She said the bill is demeaning and invasive and she worries the education campaign would imply to “minorities and low-income folks that they’re not intelligent enough to make selections on the foods they want.” [Read More]

Personally…

When it comes to eating, or not eating, certain foods?

.Gov is starting in the wrong place.

Think ‘Imports’…

And specific imports at that.

Like say, oh I don’t know…

Iguana meat?

[via NBCMiami] Puerto Rico, plagued by iguanas for years, is taking a violent stand against the ubiquitous reptiles.

The government is proposing an iguana eradication project that would both eliminate the long-time nuisances, and bolster the territory’s lackluster economy by exporting the reptiles’ meat for as much as $6 a pound.

“That is a lot more than chicken,” said Daniel Galan Kercado, secretary of the Department of Natural Resources. “It has great economic potential.

The reptiles have cost the U.S. territory hundreds of thousands of dollars annually by sunbathing on San Juan’s airport runways and disrupting traffic; causing power outages by building nests near power plants and wrecking building foundations by burrowing holes underneath them.

The Department of Health approved Galan’s plan to train volunteers to capture live iguanas and bring them to a processing center where they can be killed and prepared for export. The complete plan is expected to be finalized by May, when it will be presented to several government agencies for final approval. [Read More]

Yes…

Please.

Dictate, to your little hearts content, restrictions on iguana meat…

And abandon the dicts on Ho-Hos altogether.

Though I know how hard that will be for you?

Seriously, guys…

Try.

accept the things to which fate binds you

You & I: Fate brought us together, you are a part of me. That is the way it is meant to be!

“When all is said and done, you are part of me. That’s the way it was meant to be. People are brought together for a reason, everything happens for a reason. I believe the reason that you and me were brought together was because we complete one another. We fill in each other’s missing spots with love. And if someday God decides to tear us apart, I trust that there is a reason. Cause if there is a reason for love, there is a reason for life beyond it.”


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“A year, ten years from now, I’ll remember this; not why, only that we were here like this, together.”
~Adrienne Rich

You & I/You & I

Singer(s): Matthew Morrison & Idina Menzel
Original Singer(s): Lady Gaga/ Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle

LYRICS:
It’s been a long time since I came around
Been a long time but I’m back in town
This time I’m not leaving without you

Ohh
Just you and I,
sharing our love together.
And I know in time,
we’ll build the dreams we treasure.
We’ll be all right, just you and I.

Something, something about this place
(Just You &, Just You & I)
Something ’bout lonely nights and my lipstick on your face
(Just You & I)
Something, something about my cool Nebraska guy
Yeah, something about, baby, you and I

Just you and I [Just you & I]
sharing our love together.
And I know in time [And I know in time]
we’ll build the dreams we treasure.
& We’ll be all right, just you and I.

Something, something about this place
(Just You &, Just You & I)
Something ’bout lonely nights and my lipstick on your face
(Just You & I)
Something, something about my cool Nebraska guy
Yeah, something about, baby, you and I

Ohh You and I
remember our first embrace,
that smile that was on your face,
the promises that we made.
And now your love is my reward,
and I love you even more,
than I ever did before.

Something, something about this place
(Just You &, Just You & I)
Something ’bout lonely nights and my lipstick on your face
(Just You & I)
Something, something about my cool Nebraska guy
Put your drinks up for Nebraska[for Nebraska]
For Nebraska, Nebraska, I love you
You & I

You,you & I
Nebraska, I’d rather die without you and I
We made it, You & I