GARY OLDMAN WENT FULL DWARF
How the hell did this slip under the radar? It’s called Tiptoes, and it’s a real, non-spoof movie (albeit direct-to-DVD) from 2003. Kate Beckinsale falls in love with Matthew McConaughey, and then he drops the bomb: he’s from a family of dwarves. She’s pregnant with his child, which because of his genes is probably going to be a dwarf child, and she’s worried it’s going to hack its way out...
Hidden Gene Inside Human 'Junk' DNA Is Immune To...
About 95% of the human genome has once been designated as “junk” DNA. While much of this sequence may be an evolutionary artifact that serves no present-day purpose, some junk DNA may function in ways that are not currently understood. The conservation of some junk DNA over many millions of years of evolution may imply an essential function that has been “turned off.” Now...
Things Bears Love →
Site of the day. I particularly like “Boomboxes: Music for the Slaughter”.
Song of the day: “What A Wonderful...
Guy #1: So did you take her to the hospital?
Guy #2: Nah man, I took her to Brooklyn!
The way we spend our days, of course, is the way we spend our lives.– Annie Dillard
I Stumbled Upon This Online...
I really should pay attention to little kids more. They seem to have it all figured out. A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds: “What does love mean?” The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think: “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my...
Our World May Be A Giant Hologram
Driving through the countryside south of Hanover, it would be easy to miss the GEO600 experiment. From the outside, it doesn’t look much: in the corner of a field stands an assortment of boxy temporary buildings, from which two long trenches emerge, at a right angle to each other, covered with corrugated iron. Underneath the metal sheets, however, lies a detector that stretches for 600...
95 Old School Games You Can Still Play Online →
Site of the day.
The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we...– Carlos Castaneda
Song of the day: “Song 2 Dance”...
The Worm Within →
OH MY GOD. This has got to be one of the most terrifying, revolting, short stories I have ever read. And on top of that, the fact that it’s true—that this actually happened to him?? Christ, I don’t know whether to cry or throw up.
A quick way to start a conversation is to say something like “What’s your...– Demetri Martin
Sea Otter Acquires 1,000 Facebook Friends
The California sea otter was found covered with oil, and stranded at Sunset Beach in Monterey. It was taken to the California Dept. of Fish and Game’s Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center in Santa Cruz. She was named ‘Olive’ while being cleansed of the oil stuck in and encompassing her fur. Oiled sea otters can die from hypothermia because the oil disrupts the furs capacity to retain heat....
It’s kinda odd how much I really don’t care and yet, for some reason I can’t seem to get it off my mind…..whatever happened to Ja Rule?
Song of the day: “I Know What I Am” by...
For one, it’s not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.– Marilyn Monroe
Where Have All The Butterflies Gone?
Once there were swarms of butterflies in our skies…but if you go out for a walk today, you will be lucky to spot one or two. Patrick Barkham, who has been a passionate lepidopterist since he was eight years old, laments the dramatic decline of these most extraordinary insects – and wonders if there is any chance of saving them. A relentless decline may now become terminal for some of our...
Professor, talking about Genesis: Ok, so we covered the reason for loincloths last class.
Student #1: Wait, why was that again?
Student #2: Adam had an erection.
Professor: Exactly. Thank you for cutting though the bullshit.