Stupid Man Tricks – Fireworks Are Unsafe for Some Unsupervised Adults, Edition!

Yikes!

THIS (below) very much why fireworks are not just unsafe for unsupervised children…

But they are often unsafe for stupid, unsupervised adults as well.

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Boss Gifs – How To Give Your Heart For Valentine’s Day, Edition!

Who…

Wouldn’t want THIS tasty, gooey, cake-treat for Valentine’s Day, I ask you?

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Gives a whole new meaning to ‘giving your heart to the one you love’…

Like a BOSS!

how old am I

Poetic Celebrity Parody – Someone Has Been Left ‘Home Alone” And Shouldn’t Have, Edition!

I am skin and bone,
Left alone
And from the look of my face?
I shouldn’t be.

Home alone,
I’m in the zone
Of either extreme drug use?
Or just being really unhealthy!

raging

News Mash: This is very much why psychiatry should NOT be considered a science.

Because sorry…

There is NOTHING scientific, or beneficial at all, about the changes recently taking place in the Psychiatry “bible”, the DSM.

Newsflash: There is absolutely nothing wrong with being an introvert.

Nothing.

Of course, I say that as an introvert (and one *gasp* not on medication prescribed by Big Pharma, which could be DSM’s main quibble)…

So I know what I am saying.

But hey, don’t take MY word for it!

[via CarlKingdom]10 Myths About Introverts

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

[...]

Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.

[...]

Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
A world without Introverts would be a world with few scientists, musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, doctors, mathematicians, writers, and philosophers. That being said, there are still plenty of techniques an Extrovert can learn in order to interact with Introverts. (Yes, I reversed these two terms on purpose to show you how biased our society is.) Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.

[...]

It can be terribly destructive for an Introvert to deny themselves in order to get along in an Extrovert-Dominant World. Like other minorities, Introverts can end up hating themselves and others because of the differences. [Read More – In fact read all 10, here!] [Also read –  The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance]

See?

Absolutely nothing wrong with being shy, and slightly withdrawn.

Well..

Huh.

That should read, I suppose, “There was nothing wrong with being an introvert until…”

[via FoxNews] Millions of healthy people – including shy or defiant children, grieving relatives and people with fetishes – may be wrongly labeled mentally ill by a new international diagnostic manual, specialists said on Thursday.

In a damning analysis of an upcoming revision of the influential Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health experts said its new categories and “tick-box” diagnosis systems were at best “silly” and at worst “worrying and dangerous.”

Some diagnoses – for conditions like “oppositional defiant disorder” and “apathy syndrome” – risk devaluing the seriousness of mental illness and medicalising behaviors most people would consider normal or just mildly eccentric, the experts said.

At the other end of the spectrum, the new DSM, due out next year, could give medical diagnoses for serial rapists and sex abusers – under labels like “paraphilic coercive disorder” – and may allow offenders to escape prison by providing what could be seen as an excuse for their behavior, they added.[Read More]

And this from the same group of BRILLIANT scientists who have decided to remove NPD, that is…

Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

(You know, that pesky little mental ‘issue’ serial killers, such as Ted Bundy, seem to suffer from, in a majority)

From the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

How smart are THESE scientists, huh?

They actually consider Narcissistic Personality Disorder not a noteworthy mental illness…

Yet…

Shyness is.

Yeah…

That makes SOOOOOO much more sense.

*shakes head sadly*

weird al for the super bowl

News Mash: Who can follow-up Madonna’s Super Bowl appearance? Easy – Weird Al Yankovic!

Unless you live in dark hole in the Earth…

You know, or at least heard in passing, something about “Finger Gate”, which took place at this years Super Bowl halftime show.

Courtesy of Madonna and MIA.

[via Music.MSNMadonna is furious with M.I.A. for flipping her middle finger during her Super Bowl set on Sunday, according to a U.K. report.

The London rapper has come under fire for making the obscene gesture as she joined Madonna’s half-time spectacular, which was watched by 111.3 million American viewers.

The Material Girl had promised TV producers she wouldn’t break any indecency rules, set in place after Janet Jackson‘s infamous wardrobe malfunction in 2004, and she’s said to be fuming over M.I.A.’s rude gesture.

A source tells Britain’s The Sun, “Madonna wasn’t impressed. She prides herself on professionalism. M.I.A. did nothing similar in rehearsals. Nobody knew she was going to pull this stunt.

“Madonna wanted to put on a world-beating performance. But everyone ended up talking about this girl’s middle finger.” [Read More]

Surprisingly?

People seemed *shocked/appalled* that such an incident dare happen on such a national stage.

Me? Considering those involved? I am only surprised Finger Gate was the ONLY incident that happened.

Not to mention…

Vaguely relieved and hugely disappointed in the overall content.

Sorry…

But it just wasn’t what I wanted in a Super Bowl halftime show.

Unlike, say, possibly…?

Parody of “Trapped in the Closet” by R. Kelly

Oh, yeah…

“Weird Al” Yankovic.

There now exists a petition to get this happening NEXT year.

[via Change.org]  Weird Al Yankovic [to] perform the Super Bowl XLVII Half Time Show

As quoted from PaulAndStorm.com:

“There is a serious case to be made. And so I present, point-by-point, why “Weird Al” Yankovic is the ideal entertainer for the Super Bowl XLVII Half Time Show:

Incredibly wide, positive appeal. Not only is he a genuine American icon, and not only has he continued to win NEW fans decade after decade, but if he were a politician, his negative poll ratings would be negligible. To quote The Simpsons: “He who is tired of Weird Al is tired of life.”
Featuring Weird Al is to feature a wide swath of musical styles. “Another One Bites the Dust”…”Beat It”…”Smells Like Teen Spirit”…”Amish Paradise”…”Lump”…”Ridin’”…”Born This Way”. Musically, what do they all have in common? Very little! But through his humor and personality, Weird Al appeals to fans of many types of music. No need to have gratuitous walk-ons by the musical Flavor of the Month. And that’s even before you get to his original songs.
Unparalleled showmanship and production values. Weird Al’s live show is a rock show disguised as a comedy show. All the elements are there: lights, video, costume changes, general spectacle. And given a stadium-sized budget? It would be awesome in every sense of the word. And though he wouldn’t need to include the musical Flavor of the Month, odds are he’d find inventive ways to include them nonetheless.
Nerds are now cool. Yep. Geeks and nerds are currently at the leading edge of popular culture, a trend that doesn’t show signs of ending any time soon. Tech innovators are celebrated. “The Big Bang Theory” pulls in killer ratings. EVERYONE carries little computers around in their pockets. Now is the time to bring one of nerdhood’s heaviest guns to one of America’s most celebrated events.”

I agree. Having Weird Al Yankovic would be a performance the world over would love and never forget. He is an amazing entertainer and an icon. THIS SHOULD HAPPEN. [Read More - Click the link to sign the petition!]

Live it.

Love it.

Sign it…

Pass it along to ALL your friends.

Let’s make this happen!

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah

News Mash: So you can’t you hear the Philippine tarsier or Lady Gaga? Good!

Lady Gaga’s music to use sonic sound to “communicate” fans at concerts…

Too high-pitched for human ears?

Brilliant!

Why hasn’t she been doing this all along, and with ALL her songs, concert or no conert?

[via Daily Mail] She’s known for her trendy music and being on the cutting edge of fashion, but Lady Gaga has also been pioneering a sonic technology that’s set to transform experiences at live events.

At her Monsters Ball tour she deployed a product made by U.S start-up Sonic Notify that transmits a signal to the smartphones of audience members that can then link them to various websites and images – and even give them the chance to vote for the encore song.

The signal is cleverly embedded within a song or an audio track of some sort, and picked up by the Sonic Notify app.

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Love the idea…

Because NOT being able to hear a Lady Gaga song?

Is the best kind of Lady Gaga song.

Must admit though, her implementation of this form of communication, might seem brilliantly ingenious, cutting edge to some…

But did you know?

Some of Mother Nature’s species have implemented this type of communication FOREVER!

Though…

Science has just recently discovered it.

[via MNN]A huge-eyed little primate of the Philippines can communicate in pure ultrasound — issuing calls so high-pitched that human ears can’t detect them.

Study researcher Marissa Ramsier noted the ironic discovery in an animal that has always been considered a quiet night creature. “It turns out that it’s not silent. It’s actually screaming and we had no idea,” said Ramsier, an evolutionary biologist at Humboldt State University in California.
The shrillest noise a human can hear has a frequency of about 20 kilohertz. The Philippine tarsier can hear up to 91 kilohertz, and it cries out in the 70-kHz range. Those numbers put the tarsier’s hearing abilities in the same range as bats and far beyond those of any other primate ever known. [Read More]

So although it’s…

Not very original?

Never doubt it…

So very welcome!

PUUSYOU

Aporia Politico: The more power the U.S. Government has over us the better, right? *no*

All this anti-Big Government sentiment, makes little sense.

Why shouldn’t the government have as much power as possible?

after all, the United States government has always taken the well-being of its citizen…

And our best interests?

To heart!

[via Gallup] PRINCETON, NJ — Americans’ satisfaction with the size and power of the federal government is at a record-low 29% and their satisfaction with the size and influence of major corporations remains near the all-time low at 30% — making both highly susceptible targets for politicians and presidential candidates in this election year.

Trend: Satisfaction With Size and Power/Influence of Federal Government and Major Corporations

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And those how claim otherwise?

Well…

They are just a bunch of poopie-doodie heads who are all crazy anti-government conspiracy theorists!

Cause really, our wonderful government would NEVER do anything to hurt us.

[via io9A US government program secretly injected people with Plutonium 

The horrors of the nuclear age, in terms of exploding reactors and nuclear bombs, are well known. Behind the well-publicized threat of mass death lies a secret history of nuclear projects being used to destroy individuals. In the late 1940s, United States citizens were injected with plutonium without their knowledge. [Read More – The WHOLE frightening story is HERE!]

Anguished Repose absolutely supports the U.S. government and ALL its actions…

We just tend to do it?

Hiding.

You know…

Just on case it wants to “help me for my own good”.

Which, frighteningly?

It  seems to want to do on a regular basis.

Scary.

between men and women

Because you never forget? Never underestimate the power of passion, blame it on the boom boom!

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
~Carl W. Buechner

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“Never underestimate the power of passion.”
~Eve Sawyer

Lyrics:
Like big love, black love, white love, your love
Here we go
Sit back, hold up, open up, just enjoy the show
Like ice cream, whip cream, nasty dreams
Do you know? Can you feel what I mean?

Say Hey eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
Oh oh oh oh
Say Hey eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh

[Chorus:]
It feels so good
And you knew that it would
When we’re bringing on the boom boom
And you’re so sweet from your head to your feet
When I’m giving you the boom boom
If you wake up in the morning
In somebody else’s room room
Blame it on the boom boom

Now see I would ask you where you like it
Instead I’ll tell you where you’re
gonna get it, see
In the bedroom, the bathroom, the classroom,
the last room on the left
In my fantasy, you’re next to me
I’m giving you my everything, my very best
Like back beats, back seats, summer heat

C’mon I wanna hear everybody say
Hey eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
Yeah! Yeah!
Hey eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh

[Chorus:]
It feels so good
And you knew that it would
When we’re bringing on the boom boom
And you’re so sweet from your head to your feet
When I’m giving you the boom boom
If you wake up in the morning
In somebody else’s room room
Blame it on the boom boom

Hey eh eh

Do you like big? Yeah
Black? Yeah
White? Yeah
Sho nuff here we go

Hey eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
Hey eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh
Oh!

[Chorus:]
It feels so good
And you knew that it would
When we’re bringing on the boom boom
And you’re so sweet from your head to your feet
When I’m giving you the boom boom

[Chorus:]
It feels so good
And you knew that it would
When we’re bringing on the boom boom
And you’re so sweet from your head to your feet
When I’m giving you the boom boom
If you wake up in the morning
In somebody else’s room room
Blame it on the boom boom

Yeah yeah yeah
Huh

Now we’ve all been thinking
there’s just one thing left to say
Blame it on the boom boom!