December 18, 2004

Trivial Sunday Pursuits

IN WHICH, having finally gotten my G4 back on line, I take a random walk through my Toolbar Times .

LADIES! WHY SPEND THOUSANDS ON MOOD-ENHANCING PHARMACEUTICALS when old fashioned semen exposure does the trick?

"Semen makes you happy. That's the remarkable conclusion of a study comparing women whose partners wear condoms with those whose partners don't.

"The study, which is bound to provoke controversy, showed that the women who were directly exposed to semen were less depressed. The researchers think this is because mood-altering hormones in semen are absorbed through the vagina. They say they have ruled out other explanations."

Here's one experiment many would like to replicate, and obviously calls for deeper research.

KOOKY KONSPIRACY KABAL KABBOSHES Dave Chappelle in The Chappelle Theory . Proving once again that if you have krazy ideas, the Internet is here for you.

On the other hand, it could be that he's just not that funny anymore.

MICHELLE MALKIN NAILS TIME'S LAME CHOICES to the mast with a marlin spike: "Interesting, isn't it, that Bill Gates didn't deserve the honor when he was actually creating something, but only earns Time magazine's highest praise when he's giving his money away." Why? Because if circulation keeps dropping for Time, they're going to need a billion or so from the Gates' Foundation just to keep publishing. That and the hopes of the top editors at Time for a cushy foundation job when they get booted.

THE INFINITE ZOOM via Google Video'sPowers of Ten . A filmed version of the Morrison's classic 1983 book, : Powers of Ten: The Relative Size of Things in the Universe and the Effect of Adding Another Zero

THE HYPERORGANIZED MERLIN MANN CALLS FOR A Vote: alt or option? on Flickr. Much religious affirmation or bickering ensues between the Church of the Mac and the Church of the PC. Jeff Hedglin in the comments suggests we go further in extending our extended keyboards with new keys.

So far, our keyboards have seen "Escape", "Function", "Control", "Alternate", "Option", "Delete", "Home", "Pause", "End", "Insert", and "Enter".

Can I suggest some new keys?
"Action" - just do something.
"Reverse" - back out of that dangerous "Action" you just took.
"Hide" - always a good one.

DEMONSTRATING ONCE AGAIN HOW THE HARD-CORE LIBERTARIAN ATTITUDE makes the "Party" marginal is this warm and welcoming lead from the dubiously named Hammer of Truth "Don’t bother reading on if you voted for either Bush or Kerry last time, as the material provided is either over your head or very likely to piss you off. " Well, okay, we'll just shuffle on off and leave you with one percent of the electorate, most of whom don't vote on "principle." Play nice, kids.

YOUR WEEKLY REALITY CHECK courtesy of the brilliant victor Hanson: Lancing the Boil

"Like it or not, wars are usually won or lost when one side feels its losses are too high to continue. We have suffered terribly in losing 2,100 dead in Iraq; a vastly smaller enemy in contrast may have experienced tens of thousands of terrorists killed, and is finding its safe havens and money drying up. Panic about Iraq abounds in both the American media and the periodic fatwas of Dr. Zawahiri — but not in the U. S. government or armed forces."

You've gotta love the Axis of Panic.

Posted by Vanderleun at December 18, 2004 8:11 AM
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