Monday, December 24, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Golden Eagles, Part 2

So remember a while ago when I posted about Golden Eagles? I mentioned their impressive size and power, didn't I? Well.... here's a little update on our fine feathered friends: a video of a Golden Eagle on Mont-Royal. Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Movie Night

I have in my possession the film Norwegian Ninja. Released in 2010, it is by the same producers as Dead Snow. I propose a screening at my place in the very near future... perhaps Thursday or Friday?

Who's in?


With screenshots like these...


...how bad can it be?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mr. Piffers strikes again!

Found this posted in the street:

You know you've reached god-like Internet fame when this shit happens.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hitler Doesn't Get Mad...

He gets F├╝hrerious!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Why We Hate Others (1 of many reasons)

The affect heuristic is a fancy way of saying that people make judgments by consulting their emotions instead of logic. The affect heuristic explains how our minds take a difficult question (one that would require rigorous logic to answer) and substitutes it for an easier one. When our emotions get involved, we jump to pre-existing conclusions instead of exerting the mental effort to think of a bespoke answer. The affect heuristic helps explain why birthers still exist even though Obama released his birth certificate—it’s a powerful, negative emotional issue about which lots of people have already made up their minds. When it comes to cyclists, once some clown on two wheels almost kills himself with your car, you furiously decide that bicyclists are assholes, and that conclusion will be hard to shake regardless of countervailing facts, stats, or arguments.