06 October 2007

More Alive than a Doornail

I saw this ad online:

I used to be a doctor, and I can tell you that Botox is a neurotoxin. It really has no capacity for intelligence. Congratulations, iQ SkinTensive. You are probably Healthier Than CANCER® as well.

30 September 2007

I Knew It!

No wonder I've been feeling a little better lately:
Men Are Now Happier Than Women - CBS News

08 September 2007

Oh no?

CBS says that more than two-thirds of the world's polar bears will have died by 2050. Polar Bears International says that the life expectancy of the average polar bear is fifteen to eighteen, with some living into their thirties, and none have lived past 41. Math says that 2050 is 43 years from now. I say that it must have been a pretty slow day at CBS.

17 April 2007


Sometimes my roommate watches NCIS. This show is pretty ridiculous. Today I heard two lines of dialogue. One of them went like this:

"What if I were to tell you that six weeks ago she was walking along the beach in the Fujian Province of China? You see, Chinese dentistry is very distinctive."

‽ No! I used to be a doctor, and I can tell you that no Navy dentist is good enough to determine in which province in China a root canal was done.

Then there was the guy who was seen leaving a hotel room, "a room where an underage girl was killed!"

I wasn't aware that in the military, we have an age of consent for homicide.

23 September 2006

Quote of the Time Being

"I think it's telling that every time you disagree with something you call the people a liar (sic)."
-James Meigs
"I am not calling anybody a liar, sir. I'm calling you a liar because you are a liar."
-Jason Bermas

Taken from the fourth segment of the Democracy Now! interview/debate between the creators of Loose Change (writer/director Dylan Avery and researcher Jason Bermas) and editorial staff of Popular Mechanics (Editor in Chief James Meigs and Executive Editor David Dunbar).

Coming in a close second are the myriad scoffs and self-conscious fake-chuckles from Bermas when presented with facts and analysis from the experts.

If you don't know what this is about, Avery and Bermas created the exploitative, insulting, disingenuous documentary Loose Change which is full of 9/11/01 conspiracies. This movie, which has been downloaded millions of times and has thousands of believers, is very effective in proving one point that everyone should take away from it, namely that people are morons.

A much more honest and convincing resource is this point-by-point refutation of said documentary.

Also see the Popular Mechanics article "9/11: Debunking the Myths" and the book by the PM editors entitled Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts.

13 August 2006

Traffic pole vs Truck

Amazing. I wish I'd been there.

09 July 2006


Watch the bottom of the screen for fine-print disclaimers. For example, the VW commercial that shows a big bald guy confronting a driver after being honked at says "Closed course. Road rage is uncool." The best one I've seen is on the Snoop Dogg/Orbit gum commercial. The school children, the British aviator chick, and the unicorn goat are all funny, but what really sells it is the "Dramatization. Orbit gum will not get you into heaven." near the end.