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Day March 26, 2007

How do you prove photography to a blind man?

Excellent:

That was the question I was asked: how would you prove to a blind man, that photography exists?

I knew what he was getting at. We had been discussing psychics. He was a firm believer in psychic powers, had had psychic experiences, and regularly visited a psychic. His point was, since I had not experienced psychic powers, I would never be able to believe in what he “knew” to be true. You could never prove to a blind man that photography exists, and likewise no one would ever be able to demonstrate to me that psychic powers were real.

It took me about ten seconds to think of a way to show he was wrong.

An Interview With Battlestar Galactica’s Composer

From the Battlestar blog: (I’m just about to start season 2.5. I finished 2.0 in a day. BSG is the crack of SciFi shows.)

Great question and observations! The toughest decision with BG was about the initial concept of using ancient music. We decided to score the show with music from early cultures from around the world. This includes the Japanese taikos, middle eastern woodwinds and Celtic whistles and pipes. Honestly, deciding when to use what was sort of arbitrary after that. The taikos are great for war. Being half Scotch/Irish and half Armenian, I brought in the duduk and bagpipes respectively, simply as a way to represent my own heritage. The duduk has a mournful quality and the bagpipes fit perfectly in “Hand of God.” I basically adapt freely with each new episode and see what kind of music the story requires. As for a new Cylon theme, the “Number 6” theme is pretty effective, I can’t imagine needing to create a new one. But you never know. We’ll see what happens next season.

Exploring Linda Vista Hospital

Exploring an abandoned hospital (and taking plenty of pics)

We made this expedition over two nights: night 1 to scout and find a point of entry, night 2 to actually explore inside (though, it actually turned into two nights because we sort of overlooked an obvious entrance point on night 1; also we were spooked by a hobo).

Doll Sandwich

It’s because of videos like this that I’m grateful for the three letters WTF?
(Everyone knows that sliced doll goes with mayo, not mustard.)

The 10 Worst Rap Album Covers Ever Made

From TheHyena.net:

These are all real. (Feel free to search Amazon or Google for them.) They have not been edited in any way except for size. If you click on them, they will bring you to the full sized version. I highly recommend doing this since you cannot truly appreciate these works of art at low resolution. They are numbered in descending order from bad to worst.

Related:
The 10 Most Ridiculous Metal Album Covers

(via del.icio.us/revgeorge)

Martin Scorsese’s Sesame Streets

(Not Safe For Work unless your boss doesn’t mind a few f-bombs)

254 Uses For Vinegar

Here are the first 5:

1. Used as a hair rinse, vinegar neutralizes the alkali left by shampoos.

A reader says ‘it will give your hair an all out shine!’

2. A quarter cup in a quart of water makes a good window cleaner.
A reader adds: When you use vinegar in your water to wash windows, dry with newspapers. Your windows will sparkle!

3. Fabric softener and static cling reducer – use as you would liquid fabric softener.

4. Air freshener, used with baking soda – use 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon vinegar and 2 cups of water. After it stops foaming, mix well, and use in a (recycled) spray bottle into the air.

5. Chewing gum dissolver – saturate the area with vinegar. If the vinegar is heated, it will work faster.

(via Wise Bread)

Email Exchange Between Military Recruiter and a Gay Guy

Corey Andrew had his resume up on careerbuilder.com when he got a response from a military recruiter.

Andrew: Awesome! Sounds great! The US Military has so many vacant positions and opportunities. I had no idea. I’m seriously considering contacting you. One thing, I’m not up on current politics but since its 2007, I would imagine also that I am now able to serve in the US military as an openly gay man, right?

Ramode: WELL IF YOU ARE GAY WE DON’T TAKE YOU. YOU ARE CONSIDERED UNQUALIFIED.

Andrew: Wow! Unqualified to serve my country just because I’m gay? It’s because they think I might all of a sudden desire one last kiss from my fellow male solider if ever facing death at the hands of the enemy in a fox hole, isn’t?… Funny, the US Government doesn’t mind taking my “gay” dollars every tax season or out of my paycheck every two weeks. I’m stunned that the US ARMY could afford to be so choosey when I see sergeants on my school campus and in the local shopping Mall…begging teenagers to enlist.

Ramode: YOU ARE DEFINITELY UNQUALIFIED, NOW TAKE YOU GAY SELF SOMEPLACE ELSE WE DO NOT TOLERATE GAY PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN ANY PART OF THE MILITARY. AND IF IT BOTHERS YOU PAYING TAXES THEN MIGRATE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY…. AND IF IT BOTHERS YOU ABOUT THE US MILITARY RECRUITING THEN YOU GO TELL THE BOARD OF EDUCATION …. AND IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE RECRUITERS RECRUITING IN FRONT YOU HIGH SCHOOL THEN COMPLAIN TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OR BETTER YET TRY COMPLAINING TO MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND SEE WHAT HE HAS TO SAY… YOU SHOULD SAY THANK YOU MILITARY PEOPLE FOR WHAT YOU DO SO THAT YOU CAN LIVE A FREE LIFE IN THIS COUNTRY. FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.

(via J-Walk)

Two O’Clock Trailers – Raging Bull

Pancakes for Junkies

When you really need that fix.

(via Metafilter)


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