Inactive Ingredient: Wax. Friday, August 24, 2007 | comments
HeadOn, [the company vice president] said, contains highly dilute amounts of white bryony (a type of vine) and potassium dichromate -- said by the Pharmacopoeia to cause headaches. Mainstream doctors don't believe these substances cause or cure headaches, said Seymour Diamond, director of the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago and the inpatient headache unit at St. Joseph Hospital. Diamond said any relief reported by HeadOn users is likely due to the placebo effect, which occurs 30 to 40 percent of the time with headache remedies. "I see nothing in this product that has any validity whatsoever," Diamond said."
[via WP via wikipedia via SA]
Hey that's not very nice Thursday, August 16, 2007 | comments
"isn't it obvious? no spaces n00b"
I just insulted myself from the past.
And I still can't remember my password.
If I could talk to the animals Tuesday, August 14, 2007 | comments
/has already taught you how to use slashes correctly.
Now I'm going to teach you the beauty of "tl;dr" which stands for "Too Long; Didn't Read".
Lazy people sometimes often ask for a tl;dr if someone copy-and-pastes a huge block of text into something. Or if someone links you a huge, lengthy news story
Examplebot2007: Hey check it out
PshReading: Can I get a tl;dr
Examplebot2007: You're lazy and annoying. Yet efficient.
Examplebot2007: Some dude gives paint to animals and sells the "art" for like $180 bucks.
PshReading: Ha, thats weird. Thanks for saving me from reading all that.
Examplebot2007: Hey what did you think of the symbolism in Ulysses?
Examplebot2007: You're gonna fail.
Now let's see it in action using my story below. It's overly wordy and boring. Realizing this as an author, I've placed a summary at the bottom for people that say to themselves "That's too long, I'm not gonna read it"
After shooting a wedding on Saturday, I stopped at a Burger King at 1am to order a decaf coffee.
I paid and then rolled up to the second window where a Burger King guy handed me a bag. Because I'd ordered a coffee (or as they call it : a BK Joe), I knew they must have gotten the orders mixed up. As he's shoving the bag into my hand, the guy asks "Do you want cream or sugar with your coffee?"
So while I'm "but-I'm-but-the"ing my way to try and form a sentence that both explains the situation and answers his questions, he pushes the bag into my hand.
By the weight, I then realize that I'm holding a bag with a cup of coffee placed in it.
"No thanks" I say in response to his cream or sugar question and he says "Thank you and have a nice day" as if it were normal to get your coffee in a sack.
tl;dr I ordered a coffee from Burger King and the guy gave it to me in a bag.
Rare flowers grow from steel! Thursday, August 9, 2007 | comments
[read the whole thing]
Speed Paintings by Nico Di Mattia Tuesday, August 7, 2007 | comments
He mostly does famous people like Thom Yorke and stuff. Other videos on his Youtube page
People a little too into Magic Sunday, August 5, 2007 | comments
While browsing the DCI site, I came upon the following webpage: Suspended DCI Members where they post the names and infractions of banned players. On this page there have been 11 people suspended for assault.
Over a card game.
edit: No weekly tournament today. The guy was on vacation.
Winnie Cooper wrote a math book Saturday, August 4, 2007 | comments
Includes "fractions, decimals, percents and more" in addition to "do you still have a crush on him." Yeah really.
70th Level Senator Friday, August 3, 2007 | comments
This was perfectly marketed to me and my peers back in the day. I remember me and my friend Sean wanted to set up a bing obstacle course in the snow and have someone yell "Surge!" so we could race to it.