Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What they don't mention...

is that half of the world's oxygen is produced by phytoplankton via photosynthesis.

L'ensemble de la chaîne alimentaire marine est menacé par le déclin marqué du plancton végétal dans les océans, ont constaté des chercheurs néo-brunswickois.

Selon Daniel Boyce et ses collègues de l'Université Dalhousie, le réchauffement climatique ne serait pas étranger à cette baisse.

Leurs travaux montrent que le phytoplancton, constitué d'organismes microscopiques végétaux qui vivent en suspension dans l'eau, a décliné de 1 % par an en moyenne depuis 100 ans.

Les scientifiques rappellent que ces organismes sont à la base de la chaîne alimentaire marine, nourrissant aussi bien les minuscules organismes de zooplancton que les mammifères marins, les poissons et les oiseaux.

"Le phytoplancton est le carburant de l'écosystème marin. Son déclin affecte toute la chaîne alimentaire, jusqu'aux humains."
— Daniel Boyce

Les données recueillies dans l'hémisphère nord laissent penser que le phytoplancton a diminué d'environ 40 % depuis les années 1950.

Le réchauffement

Il existe, selon les auteurs, une corrélation entre le déclin du phytoplancton et la montée des températures de surface de la mer.

Le plancton a particulièrement décliné dans les régions polaires et tropicales. avec
Agence France Presse

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summing up how I feel right now, after 2 weeks of sleeping on couches

Speaking of bottle people (which we weren't)

I've been mentionning this documentary for awhile. Since I built up the last one a bit too much and only got negative reactions, I'll play it safe this time and pretend that this one really sucks, that I don't know why I posted it and that you should really only check it out due to morbid curiosity. If you like it, I hate you and you should die.

Vive la Français!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm going to nerd up the oil spill talk

Just because I really don't care about baby dolphins that much given that the whole area's ecosystem is fucked for the next few decades and dolphins can actually migrate while most of the wildlife in that zone can't.
Also, because pictures from space are cool.

Stranger then fiction

You know those 80's movies that showed us how scary the future would be because of evil corrupted cupid old men lying to the masses in order to better exploit everyone and everything ?

Well, its beginning to look like they completely underrated how fucking evil and corrupted our world really is.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I don't believe it...

Miss Earth 2009

After establishing a track record in mounting world-class beauty pageants over the last decade, Carousel Productions Inc. decided to reinvent and improve the concept of beauty competitions for the new millennium.

Because many people admire and aspire to be a beauty queen, Carousel Productions, Inc. believed beauty queens would be a good and effective advocate of worthy causes. To give life to this vision, Carousel Productions Inc. organized and launched in 2001 the MISS EARTH Beauty Pageant, a beauty event whose raison d’etre was to have its candidates and winners actively promote and get involved in the preservation of the environment and the protection of Mother Earth.

Apart from a strong emphasis on environmental protection programs, MISS EARTH also aims to showcase and promote various tourist destinations. Every year, 80 to 90 candidates from all over the world compete on beauty and knowledge of environmental issues.

The winner of MISS EARTH will serve as the Ambassador to environmental protection campaigns worldwide.


Feel like getting scared a bit ?


Record Breaking


Saturday, July 17, 2010

Two brothers 'batin' each other

The most interesting debating I've seen lately. Christopher Hitchens is my favorite drunken atheist. And he really does get drunk for all of his debates. To the ire of his contemporaries, he enjoys expressing unpopular ideas such as why women aren't funny and why God is an asshole. The first topic about "Irok" is interesting enough but the gloves come off when the religion subject comes up. Low blows, sneers and childish comebacks abound by the time the Q&A session kicks into high gear. It's a fierce no holds barred intellectual romp.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sorry Pants

ITN reported on the Bond film cancellation the morning of July 4th.

The new James Bond film, due for release by 2012, has been cancelled due to a cash crisis.

Production crew were told in April the £132 million blockbuster, starring Daniel Craig, had been postponed amid “financial problems” at debt ridden movie studio MGM, which co-funded the film.

The studio has now confirmed that filming of Bond 23 has been axed completely – and it could be years before the secret agent is back on the big screen.

American Beauty director Sam Mendes had been lined up to direct the twenty-third film in the franchise.

But production company Eon have confirmed in a statement: “We do not know when development will resume and cannot comment further at this stage.”

Source: ITN

WTF? Aren't Bond films a guaranteed solid ROI? We should pool our money together and make it happen.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I would not want to know the amount of hours I've spent in front of video games and porn.

The Story of Stuff

I watched this a few years ago. I just watched it again and I'm disturbed at just how much more pertinent it's become. She compresses 20 years of research into 20 minutes. (I apologize for the football field comparison in the video: it's very American)

If you haven't watched it yet, watch it now.

Here's the website:
The Story of Stuff

On it, there are videos about bottled water and cap and trade.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

I only wish this was more than an animation.

The guy is working for Ubisoft now doing Scott Pilgrim vs The World. It's pretty much the same game but licensed.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

$5 to whoever guesses what this guy is on...

I don't usually do this, but I think you should read the comments on YouTube. They're pretty damn funny.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Votre pays.

"Je suis un de ceux qui ont été incarcérés de façon arbitraire lors du sommet du G20. La police a procédé à notre arrestation en nous réveillant dimanche matin aux alentours de 8h45. Nous dormions dans un gymnase commun que nous avions loué pour la durée de notre séjour à Toronto. Je me suis fais réveiller par des policiers qui nous criaient de ne pas bouger, avec un fusil de gaz lacrymogène à quelques pouces de la figure en plus d'un "teaser gun" de l'autre côté. Nous avons passé plus de 62 heures en détention, n'ayant droit à aucun appel personnel, ne pouvant parler à un avocat qu'après 36 heures en prison (dois-je rappeler que la loi indique qu'une personne se faisant arrêter a droit à un appel personnel et à voir un avocat en personne dans un délai de 24 heures, sans quoi si aucune charge formelle n'est portée contre elle, cette personne doit être libérée). À mon retour, j'ai sû que ce même avocat n'avait jamais appelé mes parents ou mon travail pour les prévenir. Je n'ai d'ailleurs jamais pu finir mon appel parce que le policier a jugé que je prenais trop de temps à téléphoner.Nous avons dormi sur le sol, dans des cellules d'environ 5 par 12 mètres, n'ayant accès à aucun oreiller, matelas, couverte ou linge de rechange pendant toute la durée de l'incarcération. Nous étions menottés aux mains avec des sortes d'attaches de plastiques, ce qui empêchaient des mouvements aussi simples que pouvoir s'essuyer aux toilettes. "

Amy Miller - Alternative Media Centre, Independent Journalist from Darren Puscas on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

What I would like to aspire to

Now that's a sport!

So there's this website

That's all documentaries and it's worth checking out. Here IT is.

It especially kicks ass because it's Canadian and therefore is not only smart but will show such things as:

In the end though, it is by far the best free documentary resource hub I have found so far. I don't know how legal it is but, if it seeks to educate us, I support it 100%.

Oh, and don't forget to check out BBC Autopsy. I still haven't, but I'm looking forward to being psychologically scarred.

The passion that is Futbol

By the by, for any video on Youtube, there is a soccer ball icon that, when activated, simulates the sound of Vuvuzelas. How cool is that?

And to learn more about Andrès Escobar.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Graphic Application Magnificient Excitements

MOC you gotta get this, its amazing. Worth way more than 9.99$
Karl too. Zgotta be a mac version.