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Nerd of Batman, sports, logic, Diddy, objectivity, Star Trek, personal enlightenment, Lincoln, the Rays, psychology, mic dropping. Kind've in that order.
.Do you know any pot smokers who are overweight? Think...
Aren't all pot smokers skinnier than most? Why? The most significant differences between those who smoked marijuana and those who never or no longer did was that current smokers' insulin levels were reduced by 16 percent and their insulin resistance (a condition in which the body has trouble absorbing glucose from the bloodstream) was reduced by 17 percent.
-- Yesterday, I read somewhere that this was the sexiest video in the history of the Internet. Now...it takes a lot evoke an emotion or a strong opinion in me. I'll just say this. I can't disagree with sentiment above. You watch it.
-- I'm not a Trekkie, per se, but I do adore Star Trek. I'll never forget the final episodes of TNG in 1994 and DS9 in 1999. Two of the few times in my life I can remember bawling.
I'm going to see the new movie. But I'm approaching it with hesitation. I've got no qualm with JJ Abrams, but until I can see it and say otherwise, it's a action movie in space, or thereabouts. If it continues to rewrite the Star Trek mythos in way I find appealing, then I'll 'include' Abrams in my Trek family of creators. Hard to do that though when it seems the franchise is second fiddle to his new gig taking over for George Lucas.
With all that...some Star Trek top 10s from Slate. An interesting choice for the #2 villain. Sneakily cunning was that character. I'm not opposed to the choice. He was underrated anyway. Read on!
-- We have Venezuela right where we want them! They're out of TP.
One supermarket visited by the Associated Press in the capital on Wednesday was out of toilet paper. Another had just received a fresh batch, and it quickly filled up with shoppers as the word spread.
"I've been looking for it for two weeks," said Cristina Ramos. "I was told that they had some here and now I'm in line."
Economists say Venezuela's shortages stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society and the government's controls on foreign currency.
-- The bus drives didn't flinch much when the deer CRASHED THROUGH THE BUS WINDOW. Damn. Deer are probably the closest thing to superpowered entities on our planet. In-dee-struck-tuh-bull.
-- I like it. If you can beat em, eat em. Bun Lai, owner of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven, Conn., and one of the city’s best known chefs, has a few gastronomic plans for the bumper crop of periodical cicadas expected to emerge along the Eastern seaboard in a couple of weeks. He’ll be cooking up batches of the critters for himself and possibly for certain, select customers.
-- Behind the scenes pics from Saved By The Bell.
-- Internet cafe's have gone down, what's next? Thanks to new legislation in Florida targeting Internet café sweepstake gambling operations, there’s an argument to be made that some Chuck E. Cheese games involve gambling and are therefore illegal. Since kids are the chain’s main clientele, that’s a problem for more reason than one.
-- I'm going to Motor City Comic Con tomorrow. I will buy several hundred dollars worth of stuff. Some books, a bunch of posters or other things I'll use as wall art, some new Transformers collectibles toys, but there's no way I could afford something like this, I'm SURE something like this will be at the event.
-- Drunk driving laws about to get even more strict?
The board of the National Transportation Safety Board this morning recommended that the blood alcohol content, or BAC, from .08 percent down to .05 percent. The aim is to cut the nearly 10,000 deaths every year related to alcohol impaired driving.
Most of the industrialized world already has the lower standard. "It will happen," says Robert Molloy of the NTSB. "We are behind the world."
Verrrrry delicate issue. I need to research a lot more before a firmer opinion is formed!
-- Never let Twitter spoil a show you've missed again because of this ingenius young girl. Well, it's ingenius to me!
Imagine you forget to watch a new episode of Game of Thrones the night it airs. Even if coworkers stay mum about important plot points, Twitter is abuzz with spoilers. Fortunately, there's Twivo, a new program that allows Twitter users to censor their feeds from mentioning a certain TV show (and its characters) for a set time period. Jennie Lamere, a 17-year-old girl, invented the software last month—and won the grand prize at a national coding competition where Lamere was the only female who presented a project, and the only developer to work alone. Internet: Meet the reason we need more women in tech.
-- There are weekends at the Spaghetti Warehouse that their parking lot gets like this. I should start MY own YouTube channel with video I could shoot. Lotsa fender benders and confused drivers.
-- I couldn't ever watch it much because of my schedule, but I never hated Star Trek Enterprise. Perhaps Into Darkness will generate excitement for the return of a Star Trek series or better yet, a serial!
"A short while ago, Brannon Braga (co-creator and executive producer on Enterprise) mentioned that with enough support, it's possible that Netflix could resurrect Enterprise for future seasons or perhaps a movie," Bolivar said. "We took that to heart and started our campaign."
-- OK, this is a painting that's NSFW. GOT IT? But if you want to pay $2 million for a naked portrait for Bea Arthur, go for it. Ummm, what celeb would you want a naked painting of? Please say none.
-- This is really sad. A man attempting to dribble a soccer ball from Seattle to Brazil for next year's World Cup - in Brazil - was hit by a car and killed.
I'm envious of the freedom he'd earned himself.
Kristi Schwesinger, a Seattle interior designer and close friend of Swanson's, said he had been a private investigator for many years, and switched to a new career as a graphic designer, but was laid off recently, and looking for an adventure.
"He was at a point in his life where he had raised his kids," she said. "Both his boys (Devin and Raven) had graduated from high school. He had no mortgage. He had sold his condo recently and was between jobs.
-- Agents of SHIELD will work (best) if...they tap into the full potential that world of Marvel offers it. I get that the more popular superheroes won't be used often - if ever at all - but they can be alluded to enough to keep the casual fans tuned in. As for the nerds like me, even though I'm no superhero encyclopedia, the show needs to dig for source material within the Marvel mythos. Give me characters and stories that I can learn more of on Wiki.
-- So Diddy likes to look outside, but he's too short for the window.
So we did this with the oversized chair.
-- My friend Shannon (duh) got some new Blackberry. And my replies are (duh) below. enjoy.
-- No one, OK I, don't want some clunky extra battery on my iPhone. This little gadget could solve that issue and the one I have with carrying around my wired charger.
Phonesuit claims its new device will boost iPhone 5 life by up to 125%, and the charger works with any other Lightning-era Apple device.
Your tiny iPhone 5 battery-saver (and you know it probably needs one) is now available for $70.
-- While it's not another 50 Shades novel, Dan Brown has had some blockbuster books, and two movies based on those books. APPARENTLY, he's got quite the high opinion of himself, so this article wastes him.
The critics said his writing was clumsy, ungrammatical, repetitive and repetitive. They said it was full of unnecessary tautology. They said his prose was swamped in a sea of mixed metaphors. For some reason they found something funny in sentences such as “His eyes went white, like a shark about to attack.” They even say my books are packed with banal and superfluous description, thought the 5ft 9in man. He particularly hated it when they said his imagery was nonsensical. It made his insect eyes flash like a rocket.
-- Even the idea of Detroit getting a Robocop statue is ridiculous. I know, I know, Philly has Rocky...but that was an award winning movie.
So far, the $67,436 raised by 2,718 backers has been enough to cover the cost of the monument's construction, Walley said, though he did not rule out the need for an additional round of fundraising or a corporate partnership as the project moves further along.
At least in Toledo we have frogs!
-- I have two junk food vices. Nachos and fries. I eat nachos far more often than fries. It's too early for me to be looking at this, so YOU read the Smithsonian Mag's history of nachos at baseball stadiums.
-- This had me at The fact that they have Miley Cyrus at the top of the list, but do not even include Melanie Iglesias is a travesty.
So yea, another, and a better 100 list.
-- Repost! Driving and texting causes more teen deaths than drinking and driving. Not totally surprising. More kids text and drive, than one that drink.
Statistics show that if you are communicating by text while driving a vehicle, you are 23 times more likely to crash.
-- If you ever wanted to let people watch you on the toilet, here's a place you can do that. You enjoy that!