Time Fountain

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It all started when my friend Jesse told me that if you get a strobe light fast enough, you can make it look like dripping water is going in slow motion or even backwards. This phenomenon happens because strobe lights can ‘capture’ an instant in time and allow your eyes to see it as lasting longer than an instant.

So if the strobe light captures consecutive instants of time just out of sync with a periodic occurrence such as dripping water from a faucet, it can appear that the drops are moving slowly or even backwards.

(Thanks Sebastien)

Hillary’s Presidential Bust

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From the sculptor who brought you “Britney giving birth on a bear skin rug“.

A so-called presidential bust of U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, who is portrayed in a cleavage-revealing evening gown, has been unveiled at New York’s Museum of Sex.

Cast in resin and bearing a mimicked presidential seal, the Clinton bust is the latest work of sculptor Daniel Edwards, who made headlines this spring for his life-size nude sculpture of pop singer Britney Spears giving birth on a bear-skin rug.

Unveiled on Wednesday, The Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: The First Woman President of the United States of America is scheduled for a limited six-week run at the Fifth Avenue museum.

Edwards has said that his intent was to show the 59-year-old New York senator “not as a covered up person, but as a woman.”

Liquids on a Plane

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This is the funniest thing I’ve seen today.

Update:

Commenter “Dave”, whose history commenting on Cynical-C consists of pointing out who is wrong based on who disagrees with his point of view says this in the comments:

I hardly see this as funny.

Those muslim terrorists were real. Their plans were real, they had real liquid explosives, and there is no doubt that their intentions were very nearly realized.

Chris, you wouldn’t be laughing if they had succeeded and your mother was on one of those planes.

There’s a very fine line between comedy and tragedy. If they had succeeded then obviously this wouldn’t be funny at all. I would think that this is so obvious that I wouldn’t need to even state that but since some people have thick skulls, such as commenter “Dave”, I guess I’ll have to spell it out. There is very little control most of us have over certain types of situations that may come about from terrorist threats, natural occurrences (ie hurricanes, tsunamis, etc) or even some things that happens more frequently such as car accidents. When you are married to someone who could have easily been involved in something catastrophic (Mrs. Cynical flies for one of the airlines mentioned in the plot to Europe and England several times a month) sometimes the only thing you can do to keep yourself feeling somewhat sane is to laugh at a silly poster about a dumb movie starring Samuel L. Or I can do what Dave does and buy myself a big box of adult diapers.

Liquids on a Plane

liquids-on-a-plane.jpg

This is the funniest thing I’ve seen today.

Update:

Commenter “Dave”, whose history commenting on Cynical-C consists of pointing out who is wrong based on who disagrees with his point of view says this in the comments:

I hardly see this as funny.

Those muslim terrorists were real. Their plans were real, they had real liquid explosives, and there is no doubt that their intentions were very nearly realized.

Chris, you wouldn’t be laughing if they had succeeded and your mother was on one of those planes.

There’s a very fine line between comedy and tragedy. If they had succeeded then obviously this wouldn’t be funny at all. I would think that this is so obvious that I wouldn’t need to even state that but since some people have thick skulls, such as commenter “Dave”, I guess I’ll have to spell it out. There is very little control most of us have over certain types of situations that may come about from terrorist threats, natural occurrences (ie hurricanes, tsunamis, etc) or even some things that happens more frequently such as car accidents. When you are married to someone who could have easily been involved in something catastrophic (Mrs. Cynical flies for one of the airlines mentioned in the plot to Europe and England several times a month) sometimes the only thing you can do to keep yourself feeling somewhat sane is to laugh at a silly poster about a dumb movie starring Samuel L. Or I can do what Dave does and buy myself a big box of adult diapers.