Stupid Man Tricks – ‘Headbanger, Axegrinder, Piledriver & Painter?’ Edition!

“Why?”

Why was this even necessary?

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Not that I do not appreciate the humor…

Totally do.

At this point however?

I’m just kinda stuck on the “Why?” of it all.

Men.

And the things they do?

Boggle the mind.

Boss Gifs – If You Have To Get Pulled Over By The Police Do It With Style, Edition!

Fact of life…

People get pulled over everyday by the police.

But if you are going to do it…

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Get pulled over by the police…

Like a BOSS!

And…

With a whole lot of good sportsmanship and class – You the man, Lenny!

beefcake

Poetic Celebrity Parody – It’s Tough Being A Beefcake!

Because I am a sexy beefcake,
I try to eat right & avoid the cheesecake

So I don’t want to hear no jealous hate…
These muscles?

Ain’t fake!

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zombie putin

News Mash: Sorry, Zombies beat ‘mind-control’ any day!

Technology using light to control the brain…

From the outset (besides creepy)?

Sounds like a cool idea.

[via LiveScience] How to Use Light to Control the Brain

In a new study, published in Nature, a group of researchers from MIT showed for the first time that it is possible to activate a memory on demand, by stimulating only a few neurons with light, using a technique known as optogenetics. Optogenetics is a powerful technology that enables researchers to control genetically modified neurons with a brief pulse of light.[...]

In 2010, optogenetics was named the scientific Method of the Year by the journal Nature Methods. The technology was introduced in 2004 by a research group at Stanford University led by Karl Deisseroth, a collaborator on this research. The critical advantage that optogenetics provides over traditional neuroscience techniques, like electrical stimulation or chemical agents, is speed and precision. Electrical stimulation and chemicals can only be used to alter neural activity in nonspecific ways and without precise timing. Light stimulation enables control over a small subset of neurons on a millisecond time scale.

Over the last several years, optogenetics has provided powerful insights into the neural underpinnings of brain disorders like depression, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Now, in the context of memory research, this study shows that it is possible to artificially stimulate a few neurons to activate an old memory, controlling an animals’ behavior without any sensory input. [...] [Read More]

It’s one we will never get to use…

Because Putin has ‘psychotronic’ guns, which apparently turn people into Zombies?

Which he thinks is “one part hoot, two parts nanny!”

[via Weekly World News] The Russians have developed mind-bending ‘psychotronic’ guns that can effectively turn people into zombies.

And Vladimir Putin loves them!!

The futuristic weapons – which will attack the central nervous system of their victims – are being developed by the country’s scientists.

They could be used against Russia’s enemies and, perhaps, its own dissidents by the end of the decade.

Mr Putin added: “Such high-tech weapons systems will be comparable in effect to nuclear weapons, but will be more acceptable in terms of political and military ideology.”

Plans to introduce the super- weapons were announced quietly last week by Russian defence minister Anatoly Serdyukov, fulfilling  a little-noticed election campaign pledge by president-elect Putin. [Read More]

And this gun very much kills…

As dead as the brain-dead zombies it creates?

Any viability of the “brain control via strobe light” deal.

Now…

Ask me if I am concerned?

*pushes Emergency Pizza Button*

Nope.

Not at all.

I’m perfectly content.

And now?

Just waiting on my pizza.

Do your worst, Zombies!

a win for all of humanity

News Mash: This exists…Emergency. Pizza. Button! Life, as we know it, will never be the same!

Oh, so what!

Bees have the superpower-like ability to be able to send out a proverbial emergency Bat Signal’s to all the bees in their colony…

Once members becomes infected with a sever, or dangerous, pathogen?

Triggering them all to self-medicate.

[via eScience] Research from North Carolina State University shows that honey bees “self-medicate” when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus [EMERGENCY!], bringing in increased amounts of antifungal plant resins to ward off the pathogen. “The colony is willing to expend the energy and effort of its worker bees to collect these resins,” says Dr. Michael Simone-Finstrom, a postdoctoral research scholar in NC State’s Department of Entomology and lead author of a paper describing the research. “So, clearly this behavior has evolved because the benefit to the colony exceeds the cost.”

Wild honey bees normally line their hives with propolis, a mixture of plant resins and wax that has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Domesticated honey bees also use propolis, to fill in cracks in their hives. However, researchers found that, when faced with a fungal threat, bees bring in significantly more propolis — 45 percent more, on average. The bees also physically removed infected larvae that had been parasitized by the fungus and were being used to create fungal spores. [Read More]

When it comes to emergencies?

Not impressive at all.

Want impressive?

I’ve got three words for you…

Emergency. Pizza. Button!

[via Technology Review] I know I’ve said this before, but this time I mean it. This may be the best idea ever.

I’ve covered life-altering, even life-saving, technology on this blog, time after time, day after day. And maybe it’s just that I’m feeling charitable, or maybe it’s just that I bumped my head earlier, or maybe it’s just that I’m very, very hungry. But there are few gadgets I’ve wanted more than this: an emergency pizza button.

My only complaint about that video [below] is that the music undersells how dramatic this development really is. [Read More]

Pffft – YEAH!

That last statement quoted above – Are you kidding me?

Darn…

Tootin’.

The world…

As we know it?

Will never bee the same again.

This invention?

Seriously…

How could in NOT be?

stupidity

News Mash: Only you have the power to Stop the Stupid!

It is, without a doubt, the ultimate plague of humanity…

Stupidity.

And one?

We seem to almost always embrace…

Instead of running from it like HELL, in the other direction.

[via Natural News][...]This most vicious of all cycles actually has deep philosophical roots and causes most of the angst on the earth today. It happens when intelligent, sentient beings (people) act like they couldn’t be denser if someone hit them over the head with a stupid stick.

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• Screaming children are scolded by screaming parents. The screaming children react to the screaming parents by screaming some more, which inspires the screaming parents to scream louder, which inspires the children to scream, cry and hit each other.

• A spouse catches her spouse cheating, which motivates her to begin cheating.

• A mid-level manager catches poop from his boss becausehisboss caught poop from his boss, so the mid-level manager throws poop on his employees who go home and throw poop on their families, who then kick the family dog, who proceeds to poop on the rug.

Break for analysis:Each of the above individuals (except the dog) could have stopped the cycle of stupid at any time, in theory, by pausing for a moment and asking some questions.What is going on here, really? Do I really want to participate in this stupid cycle? What is the right thing to do, as a person? Are these people upon whom I am about to poop really less than I am? Would I want to be pooped on like I am about to poop on others? Does my being pooped on really justify what I am about to do? How must this other person be feeling? How must this other person see me right now?And so on.

Rarely do we do this, however, thus the power of the stupid stick. It is so much easier to blame others and mistreat them, using their bad behavior as justification.[Read More - Whole Article worth a look, so check it out!]

And speaking of needing justification to excuse bad behavior?

Dude…

This school bus driver parking his bus in front of the porn store?

Would be very interesting (to say the least) to hear how he explains THIS grievous faux pas into Super Stupid territory.

[via Jalopnik] This Is A School Bus Parked In Front Of A Porn Store

Either the driver of this Boston Public Schools bus is enjoying a fantastically laid-back lunch hour, or some kids in a Boston school district are on the coolest field trip ever. [*shakes head sadly*]

Kamil K of Hooniverse tweeted this picture, stating “Boston Public School bus parked in front of an adult store/strip joint. [...][Read More]

Cause…

When it comes to ‘stupid’?

loxodonta asinus

Aporia Politico: This political group excels at deep political thoughts…Just not about its opponent!

How deeply one thinks on a topic…

Tends to shade their political leanings.

This is definitely a boon for Liberals.

[via DailyMail] For many people, their political beliefs are an important part of their personality.

Most would argue that their politics reflect profound truths about themselves – and about the world.

But a new study suggests that political views might not be as fixed as many think, as they can change according to the circumstances.

The report found specifically that people’s instincts are to be more conservative, and that they express more right-wing views when distracted or under pressure. [...]

However, liberals will use the study to make the argument that those who consider their political opinions more carefully are attracted to the left.

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‘The bad news for conservatives is that someone who has a knee-jerk conservative reaction may change their mind about an issue after giving it more thought.’[Read More]

“Deep thoughts” that is, when it comes to Liberal ideology.

These deep thoughts are very little help however…

When it comes to any deep thoughts a Liberal might have about their more conservative political counterparts.

Because apparently, no matter what so many news shows on MSNBC, CNN and Current TV might say to the contrary…

They have NO IDEA how/what/why Conservatives think what they do, on certain topics.

[via NYTimes] Conservatives may not like liberals, but they seem to understand them. In contrast, many liberals find conservative voters not just wrong but also bewildering. One academic study asked 2,000 Americans to fill out questionnaires about moral questions. In some cases, they were asked to fill them out as they thought a “typical liberal” or a “typical conservative” would respond.

Moderates and conservatives were adept at guessing how liberals would answer questions. Liberals, especially those who described themselves as “very liberal,” were least able to put themselves in the minds of their adversaries and guess how conservatives would answer.

Now a fascinating new book comes along that, to a liberal like myself, helps demystify the right — and illuminates the kind of messaging that might connect with voters of all stripes. “The Righteous Mind,” by Jonathan Haidt, a University of Virginia psychology professor, argues that, for liberals, morality is largely a matter of three values: caring for the weak, fairness and liberty. Conservatives share those concerns (although they think of fairness and liberty differently) and add three others: loyalty, respect for authority and sanctity. [Read More]

And with the 2012 Presidential election right around the corner…

Could either/both political parties benefit from an imaging “facelift”, thanks to these two studies?

Given how the 2012 POTUS election is shaping up? [See an example of an Obama FAIL!, Romney FAIL! here.]

I sure don’t see who it could hurt.

Well…

Except us.

friendship without self-interest

You speak to the imagination, without self-interest, and inside? You don’t know you’re beautiful!

“Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“When you’re a beautiful person on the inside, there is nothing in the world that can change that about you. Jealousy is the result of one’s lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance. The Lesson: If you can’t accept yourself, then certainly no one else will.”
~Sasha Azevedo