Friday, November 30, 2007

Martin Scorsese does Hitchcock.

Lots of cool references to other 'Hitch' films.

Good God.

In case your dog is into LARP (that's Live Action Role Playing to all you non-dorks out there).

My instant boob job from 36A to 36DD - and the effect it had on men (and women)

But what had inspired this frankly odd behaviour from complete strangers? Quite simply, it was my pair of perfectly perky 36DD breasts.

What they didn't know of course was that they were in fact made of silicone and had been 'added' to my chest the previous day.
I probably should have given this one to Theo but I just couldn't resist.

Fashion ads from Ebony Magazine, 1970 - '76

John Shaft has nothing on these guys.

Project Echo

No mention of alien probes or cattle mutilations in the files.

Must be a cover up.

Should fireplace fires be banned?

I've been pointing out how polluting these things are to my eco-warrior friends for years now. Don't get me wrong, I love a roaring fire, it's just that if somebody is agonizing over whether Mother Earth can tolerate another gas powered lawn mower might want to stop shoving a cord of wood up his chimney every month an a half.

Something to think about the next time you order shrimp.

Amazing fossil discovered. Jean Paul Sartre and Duane Schneider provided for scale.

Democrats: The Party of the Rich?

Mr. Franc’s study also showed that contrary to the Democrats’ tendency to define Republicans as the party of the rich, “the vast majority of unabashed conservative House members hail from profoundly middle-income districts.”
“I just found the pattern across the board to be very interesting. That pattern shows the likelihood of electing a Democrat to the House is very closely correlated with how many wealthy households are in that district,” Mr. Franc said in an interview with The Washington Times.

Interestingly, charity also tracks strongly with party affiliation.

Mankind 'shortening the universe's life'

But there is an odd feature of the theory that philosophers and scientists still argue about. In a nutshell, the theory suggests that quantum systems can exist in many different physical configurations at the same time. By observing the system, however, we may pick out one single 'quantum state', and therefore force the system to change its configuration.They often illustrate their concerns about what the theory means in this respect with mind-boggling experiments, notably Schrodinger's cat in which, thanks to a fancy experimental set up, the moggy is both alive and dead until someone decides to look, when it either carries on living, or dies. That is, by one interpretation (by another, the universe splits into two, one with a live cat and one with a dead one.)

I guess it depends on what your definition of "green" is.

Birds crash into "environmentally friendly" buildings.

New York murder rate plunges

Great news.

From the article:

New York City is on track to have fewer than 500 homicides this year, by far the lowest number in a 12-month period since reliable Police Department statistics became available in 1963.
But within the city’s official crime statistics is a figure that may be even more striking: so far, with roughly half the killings analyzed, only 35 were found to be committed by strangers, a microscopic statistic in a city of more than 8.2 million.

Adverse Possession rears it's ugly head.

Fascinating story. A former judge and mayor of Boulder Colorado takes a shine to his neighbors property so he sets out to (more or less) steal it.

There are good public policy reasons for allowing adverse possession. This is not one of them.

What If 20 Million Illegal Aliens Left America?

Some thoughts on the economics of illegal immigration.