Thursday, August 30, 2012

To Be Taken Seriously

You need the right hat!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Song Birds

Check out this video on bird song and especially the musicality of their song, which is really noticeable when you slow it down.

To get straight to the salient part, click here.

or watch the whole video:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

It's a Medical Fact

Flesh-easting disease is serious business.  In fact, it can cause this to your balls:

These are the joys of living with my girlfriend. How can I resist when she goes: "Pssst, look at this!" ?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In the beginning...

Funny Wednesdays

When I left the house today, I saw an old man dancing with a Chihuahua. That, coupled with this video, have given me my abs workout for the week.


ok... this day keeps getting funnier and funnier. I think I'm going to lose it.

read this:

and then hold on to your hat and watch this:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Trippin' out

If you maximise the window and turn your speakers up, the experience of watching a computer simulation of DNA replicating can be boner-inducing. I wouldn't recommend bringing drugs into the mix. It might break something in your head.

This speaks to me...

There's something about this photo of our Prime Minister that really speaks to me. Is it his jacket, the look on his face, his wife left behind to eat his dust, or is it the context: he's in Northern Canada telling them they ain't seen nothing yet in terms of development. I can't tell. All I knows is.. this twat sure knows how to handle a quad! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ghost Tits

Saturday, August 11, 2012


I did not write this. See the end for the credit. I did, however, adapt to put it into context, or rather out of context so it could be understood properly outside of where I found it.

"There seem to be two camps of general Nihilism - one closer to absurdism, one closer to existentialism. There's also the idea that everything is futile and nothing matters. That is not philosophy. That is pop caricature fatalism, and fortunately it describes itself (it is goddamn useless). Such a conception of nihilism is also used synonymously with "people being goddamn depressed and witless, and having lost their motivating ideas;" when Nietzsche uses 'nihilism' to mean a bad thing (this particular author uses the word very inconsistently), he means the latter. If you ever think something that is pointless, stop that. If your version of nihilism is useless, go on to something else.

I think every 'nihilist' should at least know what existentialism is, because many of the great interpretations of nihilism resemble it. Existentialism is the idea that "existence precedes essence," ie, that one is born without a purpose. Under this kind of thinking, if you're going to get a purpose, you're definitely going to acquire it. And your purpose need not be permanent. But psychologically, people do badly without a sense of purpose, so you should go ahead and get one. There are lots of things to give one to you - authority figures, belief systems, responsibilities - but with existentialism you can realize that you're not bound up in a commitment to one particular purpose, and if you don't like it you can change.

So if you take your nihilism to mean something close to this, your nihilism becomes very empowering. It is in your interest to avoid any ideology that is overly arresting or disempowering. My personal take on nihilism, as a self-described nihilist, starts off as an observation. I'm not a 'general' nihilist, in that I don't actively apply nihilism to everything; instead, the focus of my nihilism is moral nihilism. I do not see morality as something I need to cling to. Thus I am freed from many restrictions. Having made that observation, I have a decision to make about my behavior. I decide to be nice, and diplomatic. This is behavior that appears moral in many cases, but is always focused on empowering the individual. So what has happened here is that a restricting way of thinking has been replaced with an empowering way of thinking.

So yes, you've observed that you need not cling to certain things. This does not mean that nothing matters. Things just don't matter absolutely, say, to the universe. But you are not a universe. You are a sentient (presumably), a human. And you can make and decide meaning for yourself, or adopt existing conventions as convenient. Please do not see nihilism as meaning-destroying; you are wasting an idea with great potential. See it as meaning-liberating.

 -- Former editor of an undergraduate philosophy journal aka Scithionon Reddit.

Friday, August 10, 2012


The pope says it's o.k. to wear a condom?!?! Next thing you know, we'll be letting the gays eat our straight food!



Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bertrand Russell

I've been meaning to read some of his books for the longest time now. Hopefully I shall start soon.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Kvelertak - "Mjød"

Good party metal. The music is not what a prefer, but from time to time, it has its place. The video was fun.

Early Galaxy Merger Simulation

Really amazing video simulating how galaxies form and then merge.
Absolutely amazing.

Imagine this was your dad...

H & N

You ever wonder why the Americans dropped atomic bombs on civilian rather than on industrial or military targets?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Cannibal

I like to watch this once a year.

Friday, August 3, 2012

I've Got an Idea

I've got an idea for a tv show. It would be called Bum the Coworker. It's about this character who works in an office by day and is a raging lunatic vagrant by night. He's like a super hero, see. Except instead of his hidden identity being that of a super hero, it's that of a schizo vagrant. Picture the teaser: Slightly overweight, late 30s average office guy walking in a cubicle farm, back to his box after lunch. Says hello to various boring co-workers. Jump to black screen. White text appears: Matt Stonefield works in an office just like yours. Like everybody else. But he's not like you. Jump to night-street scene with Bum-Matt yelling and fighting another person. Garbage is strewn all over and around a garbage can. Bum-Matt is yelling in a hoarse voice: "Get outta here dickwad, she's my princess. My precious princess. Leave us alone or I'll fuck your last good tooth outta your mouth." Jump to office meeting room. Office-Matt is paying attention to some Powerpoint presentation. Jump to alleyway scene where Bum-Matt is loudly and coarsely protesting at getting violently beat up by cops. Fade out as protesting turns to tearful pleading. Blur in to dirty sidewalk curb and road. Dirty water mixed with blood slowly trickles through. In the background, you can hear light weeping mixed with vomiting. Text on screen slowly appears, one line at a time: "Bum the Coworker Coming September 14th Only on AMC TV Story Matters Here" -30- I think I have a winner!