having a bad day?

when you’re having a bad day, think of this guy, who traveled to pamplona, spain for the annual running of the bulls.

that’s gonna leave a mark.

women don’t play battleship

check out this 50’s era battleship board game box cover. note the women in the kitchen cleaning in the background while the men of the house attend to more serious matters. seems like some hidden message there that the women belong in the kitchen, or that women are not good for anything but cleaning. you definitely won’t see anything like this at my house, because marcos is too young to play board games yet.

how gullible are we?

A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical “dihydrogen monoxide.”

And for plenty of good reasons, since:

1. it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting
2. it is a major component in acid rain
3. it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
4. accidental inhalation can kill you
5. it contributes to erosion
6. it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
7. it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients

He asked 50 people if they supported a ban of the chemical.

* Forty-three (43) said yes,
* Six (6) were undecided,
* Only one (1) knew that the chemical was water.

The title of his prize winning project was, “How Gullible Are We?”

declining viewership links

i think i went from 3 viewers to 2 in the last week because i haven’t posted much. my advertising dollars are definitely going to shrink:

corey sent this over. both he and i are the victims here [yahoo news]

intersting origins of common things [neatorama]

man dressed as a tree robs a bank (potential nsfw site) [dlisted]

how to get help instantly through a company’s phone tree [gethuman]

12-year-old and 10-year-old kidnap a 1-year-old [dlisted]