Thursday, December 31, 2009

Max Keiser Goes Off on Bill O'Reilly

Olympus BioScapes 2009 Winners Gallery

Dr. Jan Michels

Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Institute of Zoology
Kiel, Germany
Specimen: Daphnia atkinsoni (Water Flea)
Technique: Confocal laser scanning microscopy

Dr. Chung-Ju Rachel Wang

University of California Berkeley, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Berkeley, CA, USA
Specimen: Synaptonemal complex
Technique: 3D-Structured Illumination

Charles Krebs

Issaquah, WA, USA
Specimen: Haematococcus pluvialis (Unicellular Algae)
Technique: Phase contrast

Dr. David Domozych

Skidmore College, Department of Biology
Saratoga Springs, NY, USA
Specimen: Penium
Technique: Confocal

Dr. Alvaro Migotto

University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Specimen: Physalia physalis (Portuguese Man o' War)
Technique: Stereomicroscopy

Dr. Albert Pan

Cambridge, MA, USA
Specimen: Zebrafish tail sensory axons
Technique: Confocal

Dr. Heiti Paves

Tallinn, Estonia
Specimen: Arabidopsis thaliana
Technique: Confocal

Ms. Haruka Fujimaki

Bryant Pond, ME, USA
Specimen: Atlantic salmon embryos
Technique: Stereomicroscopy

Mr. Gist Croft and Ms. Mackenzie Weygandt

Columbia University and Project ALS
New York, NY, USA
Specimen: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis motor neurons
Technique: Epi-fluorescence

Full run of photos,and runners up here:

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What Makes 100%

Here is a little something someone sent me that is indisputable mathematical logic.
This is a strictly mathematical goes like this:

What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:


is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.


8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%


11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%


1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%


2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.

1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that While Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it's the Bullshit    and Ass Kissing that will put you over the top.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Millau Viaduct Bridge, France

Sunday, December 27, 2009

NYT Critics Pick Their Favorite Cars of 2009

NYT Auto Critics top 10:

1. BMW 335d 
2. Ford Fusion Hybrid 
3. Audi S4 
4. Chevrolet Camaro 
5. Mazda 3 
6. Jaguar XFR 
7. Audi R8 5.2 V-10 
8. Nissan 370Z 
9. Ford Flex with the EcoBoost V-6 
10. Dodge Ram

1. Volkswagen Golf TDI and GTI
2. Audi S4 and S5 Cabriolet
3. Volvo XC60
4. Ford Fusion Hybrid
5. BMW 7 Series
6. Nissan 370Z Roadster
7. Audi R8 5.2 V-10
8. Mazda 3/Mazdaspeed 3
9. Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe
10. Land Rover LR4

1. Ford Fusion Hybrid
2. Mazda 3
3. Audi R8 5.2 V-10
4. BMW Z4
5. Kia Soul
6. Volvo XC60
7. Toyota Prius
8. BMW 750Li xDrive
9. BMW 335d
10. Toyota Venza

1. Toyota Prius
2. Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid
3. BMW 335d
4. Ford Mustang GT Convertible
5. Ford Taurus/Taurus SHO
6. Volkswagen Golf TDI
7. Audi A3 TDI
8. Honda Accord Crosstour
9. Toyota Venza
10. Chevrolet Camaro

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Huff Po: Funniest Protest Signs Of 2009

Fox News Fail

Citation Needed

Good Question

Teabagging Our Way To Equality!

Corduroy Skirts Are A Sin

Gay People Can Quote The Bible Too

What's All This About Youth In Asia ?

We Have NO Idea What We're Talking About

Angry Mob!

No Pubic Option

Say What?

Homo Sex Is...Great!

We Can't All Marry Liza Minelli  

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Sunday, December 20, 2009


Friday, December 18, 2009

Unusual Chanukah suggestion

Friday, December 11, 2009

LIRR Commuter from Hell: The Foul Mouthed Sow

Excuse the ugly Blackberry photos, but I simply had to bring to your attention this classless, foul mouthed shrill troll on the 4:18pm train to Oyster Bay today.

The piglet sow gets on at Jamaica, and sits her ginormous fat ass across the aisle from me. She begins discussing someone's commission runs LOUDLY over the phone, as if she is in her own office.

I am barely reaching for the iPod to drown out the noise coming from her fat piehole when the guy sitting directly in front of her says "A LITLLE LOUDER PLEASE" 

The phone pig yells "SHUT UP. SHUT THE FUCK UP" and I am on the pig like white on rice.

"Hey, you are the one that is yelling, and using foul language...learn some manners. 

What does See You Next Tuesday do? She gives me the finger ! 

Classy broad! I reach for the digital camera -- damn, the battery is dead. Have to deal with the blackberry. Evidence her piggishness is below.

Its been a while since we have done a LIRR Commuter from Hell, but given what a heinous harpy the blond pig below was. it was time to dust off the old douche-o-meter: I give this rude, foul mouthed, fat-assed sow a 9 out of 10 on the Douchebag scale. 

For more horror shows, see    LIRRCOMMUTERFROMHELL.COM

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The ability to make and understand puns is considered to be the highest level of language development. Here are the 10 first place winners in the International Pun Contest:

1.  A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons.  The stewardess looks at him and says, "I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger." 

2.  Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says, "Dam!"

3.  Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft.  Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

4.  Two hydrogen atoms meet.  One says, "I've lost my electron." The other says, "Are you sure?" The first replies "Yes, I'm positive."

5.  Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal?  His goal: transcend dental medication.

6.  A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories.  After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse.  "But why?", they asked, as they moved off.  "Because," he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."

7.  A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption.  One of them goes to a family in   Egypt  and is named "Ahmal." The  other goes to a family in   Spain ; they name him "Juan."  Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother.  Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal.  Her husband responds, "They're twins!  If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal."

8.  A group of friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise funds.  Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition was unfair.   He asked the good fathers to close down, but they would not.  He went back and begged the friars to close.  They ignored him. So, the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to "persuade" them to close.  Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he'd be back if they didn't close up shop. Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that only Hugh can prevent florist friars.

9.  Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and, with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath.  This made him (Oh, man, this is so bad, it's good) a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

10. And finally, there was the person who sent ten different puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh.

No pun in ten did

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