Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Science does it

All that noise for a booty call.

Raindrops keep falling on my head ...

Tattoo the cheat sheet where you can see it, dummy.

E. coli evolution art. Those microbiologists sure have a lot of time on their hands, don't they?

Sneaky fluorine.

Let me endocytose, I mean, embrace you, darling.

Those dratted engineers!

Dirty war

War is a dirty business. And this Russian invention means that it's gonna get dirtier.

But don't worry, it's not going to involve things like depleted uranium. More like ... a diarrhoeal barrage.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

The red mist tends to descend ...

I'm not exactly a grammar Nazi, but this is hilarious.

Well, at least he is consistent. Thanks, Fikri!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Assisted enjoyment

Ever wondered why we let our genitals make so much of our decisions for us? Let science show you why.

Men and women don't enjoy themselves the same way sexually. It's basic anatomy and physiology, dummy. As you can see from the scan pictures, touch women in different areas to make her happy, different parts of their brain light up. But men? It's only 1 spot that lights up; not complicated at all.

The brain scan doesn't lie.

For men who are not very perceptive, maybe they need a CT scanner in the bedroom

Stolen from here.

Ladies, show your gentlemen this paper that if they want to keep both of you really healthy, they MUST PAY ATTENTION TO GETTING YOU OFF.

And gentlemen if you want to persuade your significant other for more nookies on a regular basis, show them this paper. Better living through sexual chemistry, it seems.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Midweeks scientific sh*ts and giggles

Frog in space!

You tell me you don't want to do this and I won't believe you.

Cell division.

Lead Zinc'n

It's all maths, baby.

Oh yeah.

I ♥ Masuka!

1st hand observation too.

Cheap commie bastards.

What were you expecting?

I think I was missing the lucky underwear. =P

There will always be that one fella, innit?

Stalking Mars is not creepy. Not at all. Nope.

Bonus: A mathematically heavy metal song.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Epic music is epic

I don't get book trailers. I mean, I'm a reader; my expectations are good blurbs and a chapter or two of excerpts to whet my appetite. CGIs and melodramatic smouldering glances from unknown actors? They just made me go, "Huh?"

But apparently it's pretty big in the publishing world and every week I'd get a link to the videos from the trade newsletter that I subscribe too. However, this trailer is super cool.


 Steampunk samurai Japan? I am *ON*, baby!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Strange fruit

Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday

Southern trees bear a strange fruit, 
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, 
Black body swinging in the Southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees. 

Pastoral scene of the gallant South, 
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolia sweet and fresh, 
And the sudden smell of burning flesh!

Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck, 
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for a tree to drop, 
Here is a strange and bitter crop.

What could drive people to commit such atrocities on another human being? Is it as simple as us-vs-them propelled by the mob mentality? Quite a number of lynchers in the American south during the segregation era were actually church-going members of the society; they even created memorabilia of the horrifying events. The lynchers of the mentally ill man accused of burning the Quran in Pakistan claimed that they were doing it in the name of Allah. Angry mobs killed African-looking men in Libya in retaliation to atrocities committed by African mercenaries in Ghaddafi's employ. If you are accused of practising witchcraft, don't think that not living in the dark ages or 18th century will save you; people accused of being witches in Africa are still being killed in this modern 21st century.

How does fear and hatred remove your moral brakes so totally that such heinous action can be deemed acceptable?


Inspired by this article.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Honey coated poison

I have not read either authors. What can I say; I am shallow and only like to read happy stuff. But their philosophy (as described here) does gave me pause.

Well, I will have to go with Aldous Huxley on this one. The hedonist in me quivers in fear.