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|Wednesday, July 29th, 2009|
|Tuesday, July 14th, 2009|
|Cats use mind control on humans (real science, not humor)
Not that it's any shock, but researchers have proved cats use a form of Pavlovian conditioning as mind control to get us humans to do their bidding:Cats Do Control Humans, Study Finds
(also here: http://www.livescience.com/animals/090713-cats-cry.html
And the survey shows people to be overwhelmingly not surprised.McComb got the idea for the study from her experience with her own cat, who would consistently wake her up in the mornings with a very insistent purr. After speaking with other cat owners, she learned that some of their cats also made the same type of call. As a scientist who studies vocal communication in mammals, she decided to investigate the manipulative meow.
It's also noted that the "control purr" is only used in "socialized" cats who have regular human
companions, the cats rarely will use them around others.
Got to go, someone's meowing at the door.( archived hereCollapse ) Current Mood: amused
|Thursday, July 9th, 2009|
|Tidbits of outrage
Continuing with the "outrage" theme, did y'all hear about the "Fox & Friends" host saying that studies showing men who're married have fewer incidences of Alzheimer's in Scandinavia isn't relevant to the US because they have "pure bloodlines" and here we mix races, ethnics [sic], and SPECIES??http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2009_07/018987.php
Apparently the Italians & Irish are particularly evil:Kilmeade proceeded to tell his national television audience, "In America, we marry everybody. Some will marry Italians, the Irish...."
I guess "Fox Fatigue" is keeping the outcry down?
On a more amusing note, that loud gnashing & wailing sound you heard was Bill Gates. Google's announced they're rolling out Chrome as an OS.http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html Current Mood: amused
|Wednesday, July 8th, 2009|
|21st Century Cure
So, my sweetie reneeblaine
has been visiting for the last week. A few days ago we visited imortalbelovd
and were able to watch "REPO! The Genetic Opera." Renee fell quite in love with it and we've been talking about it and listening to the music incessantly.
Renee's a fantastic writer but she's been suffering thru some writer's block. Yesterday she started talking about a REPO! fanfic and I basically badgered & bullied her in to actually COMPLETING it. She's set up a new LJ for it & future pieces (she's seen a whole series) here: wrongfromgo
And you can see the first fic here: 21st Century Cure
. If you're a REPO! fan you might like it. It's Shilo/Graverobber and VERY 18+.
Oh, and I'm still alive. ;-) Current Mood: awake
|Saturday, June 13th, 2009|
|Wow, that was a long gap
I looked at my previous entry & realized I hadn't posted for 2 full months. Life's been a mess, sorry.
I'm still alive, if anyone wondered. I'll try & keep up more. I noticed last night I need to go back thru my LJ history & clean it up, too.
Always more to do. Current Mood: sleepy
|"28 Days Later" zombies aren't... proof from SCIENCE
So, proving that EVERYONE needs a hobby, a Harvard psychiatrist figured out he could write off all the $$$ he spends on zombie books, movies, action figures, and the like if he "studied" zombies.
One offshoot of this is an article
on the neurobiology of zombies. One of the interesting points is his demonstration that the "Rage" victims in the "28 Days Later" universe are NOT zombies.( archivedCollapse )
The article's info on "mirror neurons" and their role in human empathy's quite interesting also.
I also discovered while researching some things mentioned in the article that there's a Wiki for zombies, http://zombie.wikia.com
. I signed up as an editor. :D Current Mood: amused
|Monday, April 13th, 2009|
|Help fight anti gay bigots, please.
As some of you may be aware, well known "conservative," columnist, and hard-core bigot Maggie Gallagher
runs an organization known as "NOM." Contrary to the name, "NOM" is not for kittehs eating cheezburgers but in fact stands for "National Organization for Marriage." Their campaign uses many of the traditional stupid arguments to "fight" gay marriage. With the victories for gay marriage in Iowa and Vermont in recent weeks the NOM people decided they needed to "step it up" a notch and launch a NEW branded campaign to "save" marriage.
However, in a STUNNING show of ignorance the NOM folks decided to name their campaign "Two Million For Marriage" and IN THEIR OWN BRANDING call it "2M4M." Yes, that's right, they named their anti-gay initiative with the acronym for "2 men for male," a personal ad code for a gay couple seeking a third for threesomes. This's invited a bunch of scorn in the media, alongside what's being directed at other conservatives for calling their "anti taxes" groups "teabaggers," again missing out on the sexual context.
More to the point, and this is how YOU can help
, they COMPLETELY failed to snatch up ANY of the internet real-estate related to the name!!!! So cambler
and set it up as an ANTI-NOM site with education and facts to counter NOM's bigotry & fearmongering. A friend of his set up an LJ com for it, 2m4m
, and Chris put it on Twitter http://twitter.com/2m4m
. A person or persons unknown also set up a blogspot for it: http://2m4m.blogspot.com/
with some content from the 2M4M site.
This is where YOU GUYS come in... help us spread the word! We need to socialize http://www.2M4M.org
so when people search for it they find IT instead of NOM's bigotry. So please visit http://www.2M4M.org
, DIGG it, Delicious it, blog about it, link to it, pass it on to your friends, follow it on Twitter (it already has more followers than the official NOM Tweet), make it the defining destination. Right now Googling 2M4M brings up this site and not NOM's, and we'd like to keep it that way. Please help? Current Mood: excited
|Wednesday, April 8th, 2009|
|Big shock, I'm a horny pervert
I found this via imortalbelovd
. We got the same overall score LOL.
I did the test on OkCupid, it can be taken elsewhere too.
Your result for The Kink Spectrum Analysis Test...
Blue (450 nm)
Wow! You have quite a big repertoire when it comes to kinky sex. And you're probably also willing to play on either side of the fence. You should look for another Blue, or an Ultraviolet if you want to broaden your horizon. Greens may be okay as well but will probably bore you after a while. Reds are too vanilla for you.
But I promised you a more detailed analysis, so here it is. Note that most scales are twofold: There are separate values for giving (active) and receiving (passive). If you scored high on one of them, you should look for a partner who scored high on the other. If you scored high on both of them, go for someone who is similar (or for multiple partners if you're into that). If you scored low on both, this probably is not your kind of kink.
You scored 68% giving and 62% receiving on oral.
You scored 89% giving and 50% receiving on anal.
You scored 85% giving and 0% receiving on bondage.
You scored 67% giving and 5% receiving on humiliation.
You scored 72% giving and 5% receiving on pain.
You scored 76% dominance and 10% submission.
You scored 75% voyeurism and 69% exhibitionism.
Besides that, you're 50% into fetishism and 76% polysexual (i.e. interested in sex with multiple partners, whether at the same time or not). You'll probably want a partner who is similar, whether you scored high or low in these categories.
Finally, you scored 28% on autoerotic - a scale that measures your ability and/or willingness to have kinky fun without a partner. It's not exactly a matching criterion, but it's good for you if your score is high. Keep it up!
Current Mood: amused
Take The Kink Spectrum Analysis Test at HelloQuizzy
|Tuesday, April 7th, 2009|
|Be my minions! Battle in the arena!
introduced me to a fun new past time, BRUTE FIGHTS!!!!!
So come battle my Brute, become my pupil, and become a great brute fighter!http://shamusthe5.mybrute.com
All you do is click the link, create your brute, battle me, then move on to the arena. As you win fights you go up in levels. Recruit your own minions for extra experience.
It's FUN! Try it! Current Mood: amused
|The Fail Whale destroys the Twittersphere
For all of those of you on my F-list who twitter, here's a little message for you:
FOR GOD'S SAKES STOP IT. I love you all but NO ONE CARES.
I will give MASSIVE kudos to kumimonster
, she designed a filter for her tweets. Could you all at least do that, PLEASE?
(and thanks to erictragedy
for finding this) Current Mood: annoyed
I am POSITIVELY boggled. I guess when you're a rural shepherd you have a LOT of free time to think of stuff like this.
Wow. Thanks to sisterdecadence
for this one.mladypain
darling, you should write these guys & ask them about power sources. :-D Current Mood: amused
|Friday, April 3rd, 2009|
|The truth behind Wronkled & call for contributors!
So, as many of you might've seen in my journal Wednesday, some friends (mainly the staff from Model Insider
) & I launched a satirical website called "Wronkled Magazine"
as an April Fool's Day joke.
We were overwhelmed by the positive response and all the contributions from people who saw & read it. We've decided that as long as people are reading & laughing we're going to keep it running as an "Onion" style look at the whacky world of online modeling & photography and we'd like YOUR help.
There're a couple of things you folks can do to help if you enjoy it. First, read "Wronkled"! We're tracking usage & as long as people are reading we'll keep going. Second, we need contributors... if you have photos, cartoons (illustrations), videos, or stories you'd like to submit send them in to email@example.com. third, TELL YOUR FRIENDS... we need readers, so DIGG it and Delicious it and blog about it. Fourth, if you're on DeviantArt visit my DA news article
about it and Fave the article so it stays visible in the rankings.
BTW, due to popular demand we launched a Cafe Press store
with Wronkled clothes & stuff, and some contributors might receive free Wronkled clothes. :)
Regardless of whether you choose to help or participate in any other way we hope you enjoy Wronkled. Whether you're part of the internet model/photographer community or not there's plenty to laugh at. Current Mood: amused
|Wednesday, April 1st, 2009|
|New online model/photographer magazine! I got PUBLISHED!
Hey all, my friend Chris Ambler got made editor of a new online publication aimed at models & photographers, Wronkled Magazine
, and the first issue came out today!
I was asked to contribute to it, and I put up an article on how useful an unobtrusive model's escort can be for making a great shoot:A Photographer's Field Guide to Unobtrusive Escorts
This is not a joke, it's a real online magazine. Click on the links & check it out (I promise, no RickRolls or anything like that). The magazine's still taking submissions for content & might even pay a little out to contributors!!
Let me know what you think! We worked hard on this! Current Mood: excited
|Monday, March 16th, 2009|
|Oops, the Vatican did it again
As I'd mentioned in this post: http://james-the-evil1.livejournal.com/222933.html
, the Catholic authorities in Brazil excommunicated the mother of a 9 year old rape victim who was pregnant with twins in a pregnancy her body could not sustain without killing her and one or both of the babies.
They also excommunicated the medical team.
Now it seems they've realized that was a STUPID idea: Vatican backtracks on girl's abortion
Official says church's stance in Brazilian rape case 'lacked mercy'"Unfortunately the credibility of our teaching took a blow as it appeared, in the eyes of many, to be insensitive, incomprehensible and lacking mercy."
Gee, you THINK?
Of course some of these misogynistic idiots disagree:Sobrinho's position that the abortion "was more serious" than the rape prompted much debate, with many denouncing his lack of compassion. Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, the head of the church's Congregation for Bishops, had told the Italian daily La Stampa the twins had had a right to live and that the attacks on Sobrinho were "unjustified."
Idiocy. Really.( archived hereCollapse ) Current Mood: annoyed
|Thursday, March 12th, 2009|
|Loud guitar, rockin' chicks, and ROLLER DERBY!!!!
My friend Eric (erictragedy
) just directed the video for Pike's new single "Jawbreaker."
They're a hard rocking band with a gruff voiced lady lead singer, and the video was filmed at Cincinnati roller rinks & features the local derby teams.
Take the ride & leave them some feedback! It's in a contest so if you like it give it stars & add to your faves. Current Mood: bouncy
|Sunday, March 8th, 2009|
So, I don't know how many of you have heard about the case that's been in the news involving the 9 year old girl in Brazil who was raped by her stepfather & ended up pregnant with twins.
It caused a stir 'cause Brazil has the largest portion of Catholics of any country on the planet, and so some of the strictest anti-abortion laws. Despite Drs saying she was PHYSICALLY INCAPABLE of carrying the babies to term (likelihood was that they would all die, best case was that she would die & maybe one baby would live) the outcry was for her to be forced to carry the children.
Well, they went ahead & did it:Alleged Incest Victim, 9, Aborts Twins
And wouldn't you know:
"But Marcio Miranda, a lawyer for the Archdiocese of Olinda and Recife in northeastern Brazil, said the girl should have carried the twins to term and had a cesarean section.
"It's the law of God: Do not kill. We consider this murder," Miranda said in comments reported by O Globo."
Like I said, asshattery. On one of the boards I frequent some people started a thread about this and specifically challenged some of the radical "ZOMG NO ABORTIONS EVER" people to say if they'd make an exception in a case like this.
None of them would give a straight answer.
One kept saying "Well the question is, do you believe abortion is murder."
Another kept saying "Well it's God's will."
They were basically saying that it's better to risk all of them dying and force a CHILD to bear the children of a rape than to permit an abortion.
And they call pro-choice advocates "evil."( archived hereCollapse ) Current Mood: angry
|I need a herroooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Yep, still alive.
Here's the superhero thing a lot of my friends are doing:
It's from the folks at The Hero Factory
. Stop by & build one for yourself.
Warning, the site plays "I Need a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler at HIGH volume. I hope they paid Bonnie.
The "Pure" part amuses the hell out of me. Current Mood: amused
|Thursday, February 26th, 2009|
|Something FISHY is going on here... Top Chef shill?
So at this VERY moment, this's on TV:
9:00pm - 10:00pm, FOOD (59)
Iron Chef America : "Flay vs. Freitag"
New York chef Amanda Freitag faces Bobby Flay. Judges: Keyshawn Johnson, Maggie Rodriquez and Domenica Catelli.
* Original Airdate: February 22, 2009http://tv.yahoo.com/iron-chef-america/show/flay-vs-freitag/episode/198916
Here's what's suspicious... Amanda Freitag's sous chef is Ariane
, Top Chef season 5 contestant (I refuse to use their silly portmaneau) who lost partly because of her poor meat-butchering skills.
But here she is on Iron Chef FLAWLESSLY butchering beef for Chef Freitag, including some elaborate French cuts, fancy enough that they even commented on it.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I sense a disturbance in the force...
I hope they're not playing reality show games, Current Mood: grumpy