Monday
Jul042011

"Not to be confused with Tree hugger."

Thanks Wikipedia, of course this is a real thing. I should have known better. According to them...

Dendrophilia (or less often arborphilia or dendrophily) literally means "love of trees". The term may sometimes refer to a paraphilla in which people are sexually attracted to or sexually aroused by trees. This may involve sexual contact or veneration as phallic symbols or both. Though some humans are known to derive pleasure from the act of arboreal copulation, most instances are evidenced by animals such as deer and other small marmots.

So that's a thing that people do. Well I'm done with this internet, I give up. You can keep it, all yours. Just try and remember to turn the lights off on your way out please.

Thursday
Jun232011

Hey, have you had your day ruined yet? Well then get ready for the ep 2 milestone.

 Well episode 2 is ready for download of the non-award winning: I'm Done With This Podcast. All I have to say is that duck rape is really prevalent. For your informational and entertainment needs here is two links about the subject I found somewhat interesting. We'll eventually put theme music and  SOME production values into this as we record more content.

http://www.cracked.com/funny-2938-duck-rape/

and a article from the New Scientist that explains the evolutionary chess game between male and female ducks and how rape isn't exactly/ always the "checkmate" in that game.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11764-female-ducks-fight-back-against-raping-males.html 

In episode 2 we also briefly talk about Alan Turing, the genius/ code breaker/ mathematician/ bad ass mother fucker. While reading up on this guy, turns out he did some awesome stuff like being a godfather of computing, running the group that cracked the german enigma machine codes and got involved with something called mathematical biology because, I don't know, I guess being a master cryptanalyst and the father of artificial intelligence just wasn't enough for him.

You think with all that he would have a day honouring him or something. But no instead, according to our good friends at Wikipedia...

"Turing's homosexuality resulted in a criminal prosecution in 1952, when homosexual acts were still illegal in the United Kingdom. He accepted treatment with female hormones (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison. He died in 1954, several weeks before his 42nd birthday, from cyanide poisoning. An inquest determined it was suicide; his mother and some others believed his death was accidental."

Help save countless lives, do they call you a hero? No. Create some of the early concepts that are essential to modern day computers, do they call you a genius? No. You suck one dick...

Enjoy your fucking lolcats, world.

Episode 2

Wednesday
Jun222011

Something I am not done with

 Recently I have been interested in/ reading up on is synaesthesia, or the idea of having sense and experience relate in unusual ways. We often take for granted how our senses translate into physical feedback. Sight, touch, taste, hearing and smell are in those with this condition, associated differently and as a result one can hear the taste of a piece of music. This YouTube video is pretty interesting  visual representation of this phenomenon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHnnGHgeyC0

As for how this is relevant, people often hold miracle berry parties where they take tablets made from the berries because it alters the taste receptors (short term), re-associating them, making sweet things taste bitter etc. Now I know Think Geek sells these tablets and it would be interesting to try, but I am wondering if it's worth the effort. A photo of the berry itself follows.

Monday
Jun202011

Badass Probe or Bad Ass-Probe

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