Once he fell?
The bike just kept rolling!
Until it hit the pole.
Even bikes, it seems, experience FAIL!
Once he fell?
The bike just kept rolling!
Until it hit the pole.
Even bikes, it seems, experience FAIL!
Doesn’t matter what sport you play?
Always reach for the greatness…
When you play!
Genevieve Sabourin, a Canadian actress from Montreal, was nabbed by police outside of Alec Baldwin’s New York pad Sunday night, TMZ reports. This is allegedly the third time Sabourin has attempted to contact the 54-year-old “30 Rock” star; according to the New York Post, 30-year-old Sabourin tried to contact Baldwin at his Hamptons house on March 31, then made another attempt a few days later at an event at the Lincoln Center.
Luckily for Baldwin, he wasn’t home during Sunday night’s incident. However, the doorman phoned the actor when Sabourin arrived and Baldwin asked that police be contacted. Officers quickly arrested the woman for aggravated harassment and stalking.
According to TMZ, Baldwin and Sabourin met on the set of “The Adventures of Pluto Nash” in 2002, but it was only recently that the actress allegedly began sending texts and emails, claiming she wanted to have his baby.
What can I do
I am hot and handsome
Dark and suave
Every woman’s dream
Even my stalker
Is a beautiful actress
She might be slightly insane
But how I can complain
My sex-appeal drives women crazy
It is far harder for women smokers to quit…
Than it is for men.
Why is that fair?
[via LiveScience] Women tend to find it harder to quit smoking than men, and a new study suggests why — women’s brains respond differently to nicotine, the researchers say.
When a person smokes, the number of nicotine receptors in the brain — which bind to nicotine and reinforce the habit of smoking — are thought to increase in number.
The study found in men, this is true — male smokers had a greater number of nicotine receptors compared to male nonsmokers. But surprisingly, women smokers had about the same number of nicotine receptors as nonsmokers.
“When you look at it by gender, you see this big difference,” said study researcher Kelly Cosgrove, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. [Read More]
Not fair at all.
But given the new science that says that smoking MAY restore tapped out self-control resources…
And given how much self-control women need to exert NOT to murder the men in their lives when they once again forget to take out the trash on trash day, and remember only AFTER the trash truck drives away?
ScienceDaily (Mar. 19, 2012) — Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have found that when they deplete a smoker’s self control, smoking a cigarette may restore self-control.
The study, published in a recent issue of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, exposed a test group and a control group — totaling 132 nicotine dependent smokers — to an emotional video depicting environmental damage. One group in the study expressed their natural emotional reactions (no depletion of self-control) while the second group suppressed their responses (self-control depletion). Half of the participants in each group were subsequently allowed to smoke a cigarette. Everyone then was asked to complete a frustrating task that required self-control.
“Our goal was to study whether tobacco smoking affects an individual’s self-control resources,” said lead author Bryan W. Heckman, M.A., a graduate student at the Moffitt Tobacco Research and Intervention Program and the Department of Psychology at the University of South Florida. “We hypothesized that participants who underwent a self-control depletion task would demonstrate less persistence on behavioral tasks requiring self-control as compared to those with self-control intact, when neither group was allowed to smoke. However, we also hypothesized that we would not find this performance decrement among participants who were permitted to smoke.”
The investigators’ hypotheses were supported.
“We found that smoking did have a restorative effect on an individual’s depleted self-control resources,” said Heckman. “Moreover, smoking restored self-control, in part, by improving smokers’ positive mood.” [Read More]
The fact that is far hard for women to quit smoking than it is for men?
Of course, smoking is still very, very bad.
But I totally get it.
Torment via squirrel?
Come on, guys…
Besides being conformist-freaky (and probably NOT helping your cause, at ALL, to convince people you are NOT a bunch of brainwashed robot wackos), is this really the way you want it known that you encourage church attendance?
I don’t think it is.
[via MSN] Scientologists harass defector with ‘Squirrel Busters’ squad
It only seems natural that Scientologists would get a little fussy when people try to leave the church. It has to be tough, after all, to convince people a space alien lord named Xenu caused all the woes of mankind through an intergalactic war 75 million years ago. However, dressing in cartoony squirrel T-shirts and following defectors around with a camera is a little excessive, as Marty Rathbun has become painfully aware of. The former spiritual mentor to Tom Cruise outlines his plight since he left the church with the so-called “Squirrel Busters,” (a “squirrel” being a heretic in the Church of Scientology) beginning with this bizarre video recorded last year at his house. [Read More]
And for all of you who have fallen victim to such creepy ass’d harassment?
Do I have a video that reflects just what you must be feeling!
In order to truly understand how a signal functions, researchers need to be able to conduct playback experiments that recreate elements of the display in a controlled fashion. To create a playback of a complex visual signal we, like many other animal behaviorists, have turned to the burgeoning field of biorobotics. That is, with collaborators at UC Davis, we have created a mechanical model of a squirrel that we think is a reasonable representation of the squirrel display.
Details of the robosquirrel model and our efforts to date are summarized in Joshi et al 2011 (see Clark Lab webpage). This video shows some of our preliminary tests of the robosquirrel. It is potentially a very useful tool for more experimental work in this system, but we still need to iron out some wrinkles in terms of field deployment.
The comparison is just not as creepy.
Snake-stalking your members?
Computers you wear on your face!
That? The incoming invention brought to you by…
Have you seen these soon to be revolutionary glasses?
If they do even half of what they say they can do? very cool.
However they DO have a very high geek factor in that…
They just make you look so U G L Y.
[via Gizmodo] Do You Care How Ugly the Google Glasses Are?
The internet, it is divided! Some people are disgusted by the Google Glass look—it is pretty goddamn nerdy. On the other hand, if it actually works as well as that snazzy demo video, does it even matter?
Yes and no! Presumably, Google’s computer glasses will have to look at least not-stupid enough for you to wear them without feeling enough shame to immediately take them off. But they’re a device, right? So they should be judged on the merits of how well they work? On how well they can augment that ol’ reality? A bit of an android chicken and the cybernetic egg it was e-hatched from, we think. [Read More]
Should that even be a deterrent?
Considering THIS (below) science?
It definitely should.
[via io9] Ugliness is nature’s way of keeping species from interbreeding
Some species share the exact same territories, rely on the exact same resources, and are sufficiently closely related that they can easily interbreed. So why don’t these just merge into a single population? Because they simply don’t want to interbreed.
Our current theories about biodiversity have trouble explaining just how a bunch of very closely related species, such as fish, can all exist in the same small habitat – a lake, say – and yet maintain their biological distinctiveness. After all, biodiversity is primarily driven by the different adaptation required to survive in various ecological niches. But if the habitat itself becomes too uniform, then surely one species will gain an evolutionary advantage and, eventually, drive all the other similar species to extinction.
The fact that that simply isn’t the case in many habitats with lots of closely related species drew the attention of researchers at the University of British Columbia. They found that sexual selection – in which females choose which males they do and don’t want to mate with – could actually be enough to explain why biodiversity can endure even in such close quarters between species. As long as females are picky about who they want to mate with, the different populations and species can keep co-existing. Leithen M’Gonigle, now at UC Berkeley, explains the two basic ideas at work here:
“Our model shows that species can stably coexist in the same habitat as long as two simple conditions are met. First, the distribution of resources they use must not be uniform, so that groups of females with different mate preferences can occupy different resource hotspots. Second, females must pay a cost for being choosy, through reduced survival or fecundity.”
The question you must ask yourself is simply this: Is having the newest, coolest gadget worth running the risk of you NEVER being able to procreate because you look like a big goober (<<< scientifically clinical term)…
I think it just might.
Is the a better sign
Of tough economic times
Then the price per gallon
You put in your wagon?
I think not!
[via Losangeles.cbslocal]AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND (CBS) — Catalina Island is known for many things… its picturesque scenery, seafood and hiking, to name a few. But what about high gas prices?
For the past two weeks, gas prices on Catalina Island have been an average of $7 a gallon.
Stacy Dizon, who works at the Santa Catalina Island Co.-owned gas station on Pebbly Road, tells CBSLA that a gallon of regular unleaded on Saturday is $7.03. [Read More]
And considering how high gas is getting
Really putting a pinch on your spending
It is good to know the government has your back
By making sure wasteful spending has been hacked!
Not so much.
FauxFox News] The Obama administration is responding to the recent report that shows a federal agency spent more that $800,000 on a lavish conference near Las Vegas by putting some of the blame on the Bush administration.
“At least we have taken, bold, swift forceful action to hold those responsible accountable and put in place protections to make sure this never happened again,” a White House official told Fox News.
The Inspector General Office’s report last week about the 2010 General Services Administration conference outside of Las Vegas indicates the Obama administration knew about the trip since May 2010. The report was followed by a release of videos.
One video shows an employee performing in the fake music video, which is laced with jokes and references that only federal employees are likely to get.
In the lyrics, the employee sings: “Donate my vacation, love to the nation, I’ll never be under OIG investigation.”
The report found the Public Buildings Service, part of the General Services Administration, spent more than $840,000 on the conference.
Two House committees now are probing the agency. One of those, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, posted the video of the GSA employees online.
Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said a briefing Thursday by the Office of the Inspector General shows General Services Administrator Martha Johnson and Steven Leeds, senior counselor to the administrator, were told in May 2011 about the investigation of the conference. They resigned Monday.[Read More]
Blaming Bush? Easy deflection…
And absolute FAIL! cause, dudes? *whispers* “The man hasn’t been President for a few YEARS now.”
Not sure if you knew, but I just wanted to point that out.
I know its hard, and seriously who LIKES to do it…
But takes some freaking PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for a freaking change!
You screwed up, were BUSTED!, then were called on it. YOU absolutely pooch-screwed away hundreds of thousands of tax payer dollars, and only because you thought your government job was ‘above’ being called on your crappy behavior.
OWN it, Big Government…
“In youth we learn; in age we understand.”
~ Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach
“Don’t waste your youth growing up.”