Camera Mail

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On the 22nd of December 2004, Kyle Van Horn taped a disposable camera to a piece of black foamcore and inscribed upon it the following message: “ATTENTION POSTAL WORKERS! Please help us with our project. As this camera travels across the country we want photos of all whom it encounters. Please take a photo before you pass it along. Thank you!”

He then bordered it with attention-getting red tape and dropped it off at a post office in Baltimore, MD. A week later, it arrived at my home in Portland, OR with all 27 exposures taken. What follows in the extended entry is all 24 pictures that came out, in the order they were taken (3 of the 27 were clear.) Some have had minor levels adjustments for the sake of visibility, but they have not been color-corrected or cropped in any significant way.

How to Argue With Females

13 guidelines for arguing with women. Before sending me hate mail remember I didn’t write it.

Step 1. Abandon all logic. Girls don’t use it, and you certainly shouldn’t allow it to handicap you.

Step 2. If you believe strongly in something, do NOT give in to any aspect of it. Compromise is useless against girls, because they will rationalize that if they can get you to concede to one element, they can get you to quit on the whole fuckin’ Periodic Table. (Nothing like a little chemistry humor, right?)

Step 3. Don’t be afraid to take cheap shots. Ever argue with a girl about something and they randomly insult you with something that has no relevance to the argument? That’s their way of trying to wear you down and push you off-topic. Fight fire with fire, I say. Tell her she has a fat ass, small boobs, an ugly face, disorienting facial hair, unwieldy hips, and is a genuinely awful person.

Life in a Microscopic World

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A cool gallery of photos using a scanning electron microscope. Above is pictured:

SEM of the mosquito, a blood-sucking insect that spreads yellow fever,
dengue fever and filiariasis. The mouthparts that the mosquito uses to
pierce the skin of its victims is at left. Only female A. aegypti mosquitoes
carry the arbovirus which causes yellow fever in humans. Affected patients
develop a fever, and the skin becomes yellow due to jaundice. Yellow
fever was once a fatal infection throughout the tropics, but now occurs
only in parts of tropical Africa and South America. Magnification 50x