Saturday, May 06, 2006

Science corner

Well where better to start my post in Science corner than with this little piece: God is dead after all, only in a godless world; read Americanised global economy, also known as hell, that this sort of behaviour would even be considered. It reminds me of the time that, in the guise of 'helping' third world countries with donations of drugs, some 'first' world countries dumped loads of out of date drugs that would actually cost the poorer countries millions to dispose of legally... that's western charity for ya, go figure. Then I came across this little piece that only reaffirms my belief that drugs should be legalised and taxed; take control away from the crimelords, stop making criminals of normally law-abiding citizens, lose some of the glamour of the forbidden and pay for treatment of those who abuse drugs and end up being abused because of their drug dependencies. Imagine though what the tax income on that one man's habit would have been...

You may be wondering why the picture of Divine in Pink Flamingos? Well let me put you out of your misery, a while ago you may remember I blogged about the gay penguins in a German zoo being allowed to remain a couple (found the post unfortunately the link has died), well now we have two male Flamingos in union and apparently making a great success of parenting that's SO funny: butch pink flamingos! Look at flamingos though, all I can say is I'm surprised it took this long... maybe no-one was watching close enough or maybe it's only now becoming acceptable in bird society to peck open those closet doors. Ain't science wonderful?

Apparently not only has there been more than one big bang but life on our planet dips in accordance to the solar system, fascinating. Strangely (or not so strangely having watched stories almost endlessly repeat in a bid for recognition on the internet for some while now) I blogged about this story a while ago and yet here comes the sun again... (one of the few decent Doves songs), and despite there being a survey recently to disprove horoscopes, there is some evidence to suggest (as I have always maintained) that availability of light at certain times of the year can indeed affect our personality depending upon when we are born.

One of the things you have to love about science is the constant shifting of boundaries when presented with something new, and let's face it: people who express little knowledge of something offer more belief than those who claim full knowledge. As Voltaire said:
"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd."
So who is right and who is wrong? Don't read anything into the way I have presented those arguments, only wouldn't it be cool to scare some people a la 'War of the Worlds' and possibly in my role as social guardian to warn people of the possibilities?


So to the end of the post... and these are the sort of advancements I like to see science making.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Ten penny mix

I came across this website which some may consider to be a tad morbid but does however have some classic last words of famous people among my favourites are Joan Crawford who apparently said:
"Damn it . . . Don't you dare ask God to help me."
to her housekeeper, Oscar Wilde's left us with the enigmatic:
"Either that wallpaper goes, or I do."
Pancho Villa, Mexican revolutionary apparently (who knew?) delivered the classic though:
"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."
He should have asked the Cosmos (no it's not another celebrity/fashion magazine) for some inspiration, although as always in these matters I advise caution and be careful what you ask for, funny thing was through sheer curiosity I wanted to find out what the spanish word for lightning was and came across this useful website that considers bizarre little phrases such as: 'he was struck by lightning' to be needed by anyone wishing to engage in conversational spanish. Another spanish-type phrase that I assimilated this week was: 'Diabolus in Musica' which was in an article about the devil's note, fabulous. Speaking of sacrilege, I wouldn't normally condone anyone covering Pixies songs but Frank Sinatra does 'em proud and the Bee Gees keep true to the source. So no problems there then.
What with there being no Glastonbury this year it seems there's a bit of a scramble on tickets for other Summer fezzies which is a shame but then when Glastonbury returns it's aiming to be a little bigger, so maybe there'll be more chance of getting a fucken ticket next year. God I hope so... better stick that one out to the cosmos... and then get onto making and baking some snacks to take with me... I'll probably need some sausages... and some sweets that could inspire another generation of asbo's to run riot wif no respek'. On the plus side; it might actually teach the yoof how to spell the words they abuse on a daily basis.
Worry ye not, for as we speak big brother is upping his arsenal, but it will we be voiced by some slob with an estuary accent screaming 'Shaadaap!' at everyone.
Escape the stress of it all by floating along the skyline with your face in your groin. Listening to your free i-pod nano; sadly this offer is only available in the U.K. and you do have to participate in one of their offers to be eligible, but just do what I did and pick the free dvd trial cos then you get free dvd's for a month and you get a free i-pod nano!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Things to make and do

It's been a while since I've been here, I am such a busy boy.

Well you've no doubt spotted the picture of Spiderman in his black cossie, looking lovely; any excuse to use that photo really. No I'm not gonna talk about the film as it isn't quite relevant yet but I did want to post a link to this site that has quite a few pictures of some of the shooting and this is my particular favourite.

I only came across them as I was originally looking for a picture of the X-men and got distracted in geek heaven, unfortunately for those of you who do not share my comic obssession this portion of the post will hold no interest so flick on down to the '*'

Firstly I want to know what this 'other' film is as we all know about the wolvie and mags films and neither of them interest me but this third might... anyone know anything?

Found this really bad interviewer onset for the final scene's shooting of X-3, totally bad camerawork too. Funny artwork and dodgy billing there's better bloody actors in the film than that pair... I was excited to hear of this clip of 'the fastball special' and I nearly cried with laughter at the cheapness of the sentinel... or rather the sentinels head... way to cop out man... closer it gets to this films release, its looking more and more like a major farce. Won't stop me from seeing it though...

* Resume reading:

Other things I will be watching for sure are Channel 4's season of offensive comedy.

If they are in production of a film version of Paradise Lost then I'm going to read for the part of the devil... and probably sacrifice some chickens to make sure that I get it.

One thing I have already seen and would like to pass on is this sweet lil animation called Vincent.

One thing I will probably not be watching (no matter the fondness we hold in our hearts for him) is K-9 on his new adventures.

The BBC are holding some sort of seminar thing for people (like moi) who self-publish and stuff with the net... only it seems they are having diffculty in finding people who would attend... even after the offer of £50 to anyone who goes... think I might just pop along there and then spend the money on one of these.