Thursday, June 17, 2010

Emo, How'd You Get out of the Attic?

(Emo Philips, that is.)

Emo Philips has posted a bunch of videos on his site, which were otherwise unavailable. This makes me very happy.

My favorite, I think, has to be the Golden Gate Bridge bit. (This is the "Northern Conservative Fundamentalist Baptist, Great Lakes Region, Council of 1912" bit.) Absolutely brilliant.

How Many People Moved Where?

Forbes has an interactive map that shows how many people moved from between US counties based on 2008 data from the IRS. This is very cool.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Caffeine Helps You Get Over Caffeine Withdrawal

This explains so much:

Bristol University researchers found that drinkers develop a tolerance to both the anxiety-producing and the stimulating effects of caffeine, meaning that it only brings them back to baseline levels of alertness, not above them.

"Although frequent consumers feel alerted by caffeine, especially by their morning tea, coffee, or other caffeine-containing drink, evidence suggests that this is actually merely the reversal of the fatiguing effects of acute caffeine withdrawal," wrote the scientists, led by Peter Rogers of Bristol's department of experimental psychology.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

New Favorite Blog

New Favorite Blog: You Are Not So Smart, "a blog devoted to self delusion and irrational thinking."

Especially The Just World Fallacy, which explains a lot about certain political types, and The Duchenne Smile, just 'cause it's neat.

Monday, June 07, 2010

LOST explained in a 3-second Animated GIF

This is hilarious, but if you haven't seen the end of LOST, don't click through.

Animated GIF explains LOST in 3 seconds.


(Via BoingBoing.)

Saturday, June 05, 2010


Arizona School Demands Black & Latino Students’ Faces On Mural Be Changed To White.

What the fuck is going on in Arizona?

Meanwhile, in South Carolina, a State Senator describes an Indian-American candidate for governor[1] (and President Obama) as a "raghead".

What the fuck is going on in South Carolina?


(I do realize that idiotic and appalling racism is not limited to Sunbelt states full of cranky white retirees and the state which was the epicenter of the Confederacy. I will not be surprised -- saddened, but not surprised -- if I have to ask what the fuck is going on in Massachusetts in the near future. My point is: what the fuck?)


[1]This is the same Family Values candidate who appears to have had an affair with a political blogger. Yes, she's a Republican.