Monday, January 30, 2006
Thursday, January 26, 2006
- There's a metal table -- with a lift, no less.
- Plain walls.
- Roll of paper towls.
- Bundle of blankets on the table.
- Feels maybe a tad confining in this room.
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
I wanted to make a comment about this story, but I cannot remember what it was.
British Blackcurrants Beat Alzheimers' Public release date: 23-Jan-2006 "Compounds in blackcurrants could prevent Alzheimer's disease and the characteristics of British berries suggest they do it best…New research led by Dilip Ghosh of the Horticulture and Food Research Institute in New Zealand, shows that compounds in blackcurrants have a potent protective effect in cultured neuronal cells against the types of stress caused by dopamine and amyloid-b, a peptide associated with Alzheimer's disease."
Friday, January 20, 2006
"...not everyone agreed with the [Dover ID] ruling. One poll after another has shown that quite a few people really believe that God creates the world and the people in six days described in Genesis. Thus people don't think this ruling has ended the dispute for good. Although creationists will not stop here, they will surely fail in front of science."Go check out the full piece: Is Intelligent Design Science?
"'It's well-known that you can't tickle yourself … One explanation is that since all the sensations are completely predictable, we do "sensory attenuation" which reduces our touch perception.' Because people continually receive a barrage of sensory information, it's necessary to distinguish between what is caused by our own movements and what is due to changes in the outside world."I'm betting that this "sensory attenuation" occurs in many other areas of life, too. Click to read the full Press Release and see pics of the Virtual Eye-Hand Coordination Laboratory.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Affirming choice as a human right at the last phase of life requires a shift in thinking about death. Death is not evil or sinful; rather, it is as natural as our birth. Each of life's stages, including the last, must be embraced with vigor.
I challenge those who see the Supreme Court's decision as a harbinger of abuse – who imagine scenarios of state-ordered executions of the elderly or health maintenance organizations curtailing medical payments until a quick death is achieved. The risk of abuse can be eliminated by investing this life-and-death decision solely with the affected individual. Results of Oregon's seven-year experience with the aid-in-dying law show NO evidence of abuse.
The right to a good death is a basic human freedom. The Supreme Court's decision to uphold aid in dying allows us to view and act on death as a dignified moral and godly choice for those suffering with terminal illnesses.
-- Bishop John Shelby Spong
You can read the whole piece here.
Check the comments for the rest of the list. Really, go ahead and click the COMMENTS link, or just go to the source. _____________________ Update (02-14-2006): Spreadshirt.com and Chuck Norris himself have teamed to bring you...Top 100 Chuck Norris Facts
- Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried. Ever.
- Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.
- Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.
- The chief export of Chuck Norris is pain.
- If you can see Chuck Norris, he can see you. If you can't see Chuck Norris, you may be only seconds away from death.
- Chuck Norris has counted to infinity. Twice.
- Chuck Norris does not hunt because the word hunting implies the probability of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing.
- Chuck Norris doesn’t wash his clothes, he disembowels them.
- Chuck Norris is 1/8th Cherokee. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a f***ing Indian.
- In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Chuck Norris, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten.
- There is no chin behind Chuck Norris' beard. There is only another fist.
- Chuck Norris once roundhouse kicked someone so hard that his foot broke the speed of light, went back in time, and killed Amelia Earhart while she was flying over the Pacific Ocean.
- Crop circles are Chuck Norris' way of telling the world that sometimes corn needs to lie the f*** down.
- Chuck Norris is ten feet tall, weighs two-tons, breathes fire, and could eat a hammer and take a shotgun blast standing.
- The Great Wall of China was originally created to keep Chuck Norris out. It failed misserably.
- If you ask Chuck Norris what time it is, he always says, "Two seconds 'til." After you ask, "Two seconds 'til what?" he roundhouse kicks you in the face.
- Chuck Norris drives an ice cream truck covered in human skulls.
- Chuck Norris sold his soul to the devil for his rugged good looks and unparalleled martial arts ability. Shortly after the transaction was finalized, Chuck roundhouse-kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back. The devil, who appreciates irony, couldn't stay mad and admitted he should have seen it coming. They now play poker every second Wednesday of the month.
- There is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allows to live.
- Chuck Norris once ate three 72 oz. steaks in one hour. He spent the first 45 minutes having sex with his waitress.
- Chuck Norris is the only man to ever defeat a brick wall in a game of tennis.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Friday, January 13, 2006
- In a lower position than or place than: a rug under a chair.
- To or into a lower position or place than: rolled the ball under the couch.
- Beneath the surface of: under the ground; swam under water.
Milo, Otis ... can you boys demonstrate?
Thanks for visiting Prophet or Madman, kids. Can you use today's preposition in a sentence correctly? I knew you could!
Monday, January 09, 2006
Deep-space ‘laser tag’ sets a record Mercury probe involved in longest-range laser communications By Ker Than Updated: 2:32 p.m. ET Jan. 5, 2006That would make one heckuva laser pointer. [Full Article] [Messenger Info]* *The spacecraft, not a web app.
Photo Source: Space.com | Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/CIWIn a cosmic version of laser tag, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft and an Earth-based observatory successfully exchanged laser pulses with each other while millions of miles apart. The feat sets a new record for laser transmission in space, a process which may one day be used to communicate across interplanetary distances and provide scientists with a powerful tool to measure the movement of planets and test fundamental principles in physics...