How do you prove photography to a blind man?


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.

The 10 Worst Rap Album Covers Ever Made


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.

The 10 Most Ridiculous Metal Album Covers


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)