jtotheizzoe:

via universal-simplicity:

Richard Feynman, everybody.

All life is fermentation …
That line. It is just so perfect. I think we should explore that idea in the next couple days. That sounds fun.
In the meantime, if Feynman’s words on paper on your screen aren’t enough, I just made this poem into a video. Drink it up:

(via sagansense)

jtotheizzoe:

via universal-simplicity:

Richard Feynman, everybody.

All life is fermentation …

That line. It is just so perfect. I think we should explore that idea in the next couple days. That sounds fun.

In the meantime, if Feynman’s words on paper on your screen aren’t enough, I just made this poem into a video. Drink it up:

(via sagansense)

Von Doom beer goodness. By Upright Brewing.

Von Doom beer goodness. By Upright Brewing.

surviving-science:

lego anatomy

surviving-science:

lego anatomy

thestarspangledman:

Wolverine and the X-Men #1

thestarspangledman:

Wolverine and the X-Men #1

(via eggsuckinguttertrash)

My Friends Don’t Help My Social Networking

The friends I have are not help on the internet. It seems that simply sharing anything I do online is too much to ask. Instead I will get a text or a face to face saying “Oh hey, I read your last post.”  Which is great. But I notice none of that turns into social networking to expand my online reach.

I wrote an article for a comic book website and at the time of this writing it has 

  • 22 fb likes
  • 9 ReTweets
  • 1,089 Stumbles
  • 5 G+
  • 6 Diggs

I can account for my friends in all this easily. Facebook shows me that of my fb friends liked my post. Of those 22 only three have I ever been in the same room with. The rest are contacts made online from writing and such. Not to say I do not consider those people friends as I have had great correspondence and phone conversations with many of them. I consider them friends and would happily stay up late listening to their problems or anything else I do for any of my friends. Still most of my 194 friends on fb I have met in person. I am simply trying to differentiate between people I have connected with online and people I have connected with in person or “in real life”. Not place any value on those two types of connection.

Support from 3 people “I know in real life” of the 22

Of the ReTweets shown 3 of them are me and 2 are a single friend.

Of the 9 ReTweets 1 person I “know in real life”.

I have stumble followers I have only 1 I “know in real life” that uses the service at all. 

The same goes for the 6 Diggs and 5 G+

this means of the total suport of 22 likes 9 RT 1,089 Stumbles, 5 G+ and 6 Diggs only three people I have “known in real life” helped me share my writing.

OF the total shares across all networks that means 8 shares came from “real life” people I know and 7 from me. The remaining 1,116 came from non “real life” contacts and strangers across the internet. Here is a chart!

This is not to say I do not value all my friendships. It only shows that my “Real Life” friends offer very poor social media networking in my writing.

In NO WAY do I think it is their responsibility to share my online endeavors.

I simply find it interesting that writing articles online gets such little link sharing. Where as my fb status

About to watch Lion King in 3-D. If you are at the movies too, prepare to hear me sing.” 

 This received 13 likes and 5 comments. Again I am not angry at my friends nor do I expect more of them. 

Of course I am not worried any will think I am upset with them anyway. None of them read my tumblr.

If you are stranger to me reading this here is the link to the article I used for the pie chart. I tell you because you are overwhelming more likely to share online than my friends are. 

http://www.comicbooked.com/women-of-wonder-2011/

Stars that sang their own theme songs

Television theme songs now are short boring or sometimes nonexistent. In the older days of teleision the theme song would inform you about the show you were about to view. Sometimes setting the mood for the show, other times explaining the overall story fo the show. Either way we were more informed.

Carol O’Conner and Jean Stapleton - All in the Family

Mr. Rogers - Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood 

the Monkees - The Monkees

Linda Lavin - Alices

the Brady Kids - the Brady Bunch(season 2-5)

Nell Carter - Gimmie a Break

Lee Majors - the Fall Guy

Marla Gibbs - 227

Holy Robinson - 21 Jump Street

Kelsy Grammer - Frasier

the Muppets - the Muppet Show

Will Smith - Fresh Price of Bell Air

L.L. Cool J - In the House

Queen Latifa - Living Single

Tia and Tamara Mowry - Sister Sister(5th - 6th season)

Charlotte Rae - Facts of Life (1st season)

the Guys Next Door - The Guys Next Door

M.C. Hammer - Hammerman

Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert - Green Acers

Chuck Norris - Walker Texas Ranger

Waylon Jennings - Dukes of Hazzard

Joanie Loves Chachi - Scott Baio and Erin Moran

I will be adding to this list as I find out more in my research.

inothernews:

barelysarcasm:

domenica:

Nerd alert. Heh. (Taken with instagram)

Cheap… Fucking… Bastard!

And if you had the pi, even better.

inothernews:

barelysarcasm:

domenica:

Nerd alert. Heh. (Taken with instagram)

Cheap… Fucking… Bastard!

And if you had the pi, even better.

Unethical Business Practices - Why I don’t like my pal’s GF.

 When I first met my pal’s gf I thought she was nice, funny, smart, pretty, and how no business dating my lame ass pal.I wondered what was wrong wrong with her. For a time it really seemed like nothing at all. She became a little bossy and that was expected. She disliked my bathroom and that was to be expected. It wasn’t until the subject how my pal spent his time and what tasks he could preform came up that I started to wonder. Odd jobs and the “honey do” list are normal parts of many relationships. Women have enjoyed and taken advantage of this aspect of a man’s love for thousands of years. I have no dreams of changing this. While annoying it comes with the territory. When the work being asked and the rewards/ risk ratio for each partner involved are tremendously lop sided I must protest. This became the case with my pal and his gf. 


Her plan as it was relayed to me was for him to grow plants of an illegal nature for obvious personal illegal use. The plants which would have to be purchased, maintained processed by my pal at his home would be a constant risk for law enforcement  action and even dangerous theft attempts from the unsavory element these things can attract. While the plan eventually flirted with the idea of harvesting and taking to market their crops, it was at this simply growing juncture I stopped liking this girl for him. I don’t think she is a bad person per say, but I very much disapprove with the ethics involved here.

In just the growing of even a single plant my pal would have the constant worry of maximum $100,000 fine and 20 years in prison. Not jail. Prison. Real prison. With the cigarettes for money and people that did violent crimes prison. I can’t stress how different that would be from a simple arrest or even a months in jail. She on the other hand could face a maximum $5000 fine a whole year in prison for being at the residence. This means while she is present at his house she runs the 365 days inside, 5k fine risk. While he runs the 7,304 days inside, 100k risk 24 hours a day as long as the plants in whatever form are in his home. All day, every day.

As a personal use or(even more risky) business venture, this concerns me. Among the unethical business practices happening:

  • Resorting to dishonesty, trickery or deception.
  • Distortion of facts to mislead or confuse.
  • Avoiding penalty or compensation for unlawful act.
  • Manipulating people emotionally by exploiting their vulnerabilities.
  • Greed to amass excessive profit.

In this The amount of legal danger she is willing to put him in, while taking on as little as possible for herself is a red flag warning in my opinion. With 50% of the gain and 1/20 the risks, number that would not be acceptable of from a stranger in a joint business and from someone that is “looking to care for you” as a loved one. I see this and them as less than worthy. 

Sure, other reasons have presented themselves as a cause for worry. This one alone seem enough to give someone more than pause. It’s not the illegal that I find too concerning but the lack of partnership of any kind in the arrangement designed by her. No offers to store at her place or to move in? No reduced profit sharing for reduced risk? Maybe I don’t know her very well and maybe there is a lot of attributes of merit I am not considering. But like, love, or anything in between, the intentional putting of the person you care about into a situation where you have just as much to gain as them and they have 20 time as much to lose as you is no indication that this person is worth his time or even safe. Quite the opposite.

data source for charts:http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?wtm_view=&Group_ID=4559

Do you know why you like?

 I have more than a few friends that have very very strong opinions on music. Some even on visual arts. Most of these people I know and I attempt to converse with them on their particular tastes. It has come to my attention that very few of them have any sort of ability to articulate the motives behind the choices they make. In fact some of them were under the notion that some things couldn’t be even vaguely defined. What makes a good film or song for example. The belief that simply having an opinion is enough seems odd to me. If your liking of say a band is enough to make them good. Then the most popular bands must be good if all our opinions are equal. Nickelback is very popular and they are just awful. Popularity may be part but NOT everything when determining if something is good. Why an individual thinks something is good or not should be easier to define. The statement of “I know what I like” or “I just like it” tells me absolutely nothing except you are currently aware of your own preference. Even if you don’t understand them. 

Many forms of life have opinions. Are their just as valid or is it a process that leads you to an opinion that is important. If it is the latter then a vague description of why you like something shouldn’t be much to ask. If the ability to have and make a choice enough, then this puts their opinion on par with: 

Babies: Even before human babies can speak they can cry. They begin choosing and letting us know a choice by crying. Crying means other things at this time in their lives and will later be replaced by words for most people. There are many articles about learning to recognize this. Here is one.

Dogs: Dogs are very smart and can be trained easily. Not all is training with them. They have preferences based on experience and current condition. Just like we do. The study called The influence of previous experience on the taste behavior of dogs toward sucrose and saccharin is an example of observing dogs making a choice.  

The Pink Mood Slime from GhostBusters 2:

The slime fed on emotions. It also reacted most to Jackie Wilson and moved to the his music. The Ghost Busters would make the Statue of Liberty walk with this combination of slime and oldies. The endorsement from the slime did little to re-spark a love of Jackie Wilson’s music in the youth of 1989.

simpsonsimages:

Submitted by oni-queen
“Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy!”
*punch!*

simpsonsimages:

Submitted by oni-queen

“Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy!”

*punch!*


The term "critical thinker" gets thrown around a lot these days. Normally as a positive. When that line of thinking runs longer than a listeners attention span we are accused of over-analyzing.

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