but Canada is totally gonna kick their ass.
a place for thoughts or a lack thereof
I'm wondering how to create my opportunity to be exceptional.
Here's one for the ladies. The Audi-Oh audio vibrator buzzes in time to any music you run through its audio jack. Want a quickie? Plug in some polka. Want a long and luxurious barn burner? Try Gregorian chant interspersed with NIN. The possibilities are endless. You can even hit a club or go see the Boston Pops and pipe the live audio into your love flower.
I don't think the world of audio-didonics has been sufficiently explored and this is really a step in the right direction. Soon women will no longer need us. They'll just need a long train going by. It's available for $69.95 at the aptly-named Grand Opening.[Thanks, Katie]
The Audi-Oh - Vibrator for your iPod [ShinyShiny]
RULE ONE: If *anyone*, at any *time*, for any *reason*, believes in, supports, or likes a person, place, or idea, it's only because they haven't uncovered the fundamental contradictions underlying it and you are allowed to laugh at them because they are Less Jaded than you.
QUALIFICATION ONE: If *everyone* disbelieves in, attacks, or dislikes a person, place, or idea, it's only because they haven't uncovered the fundamental contradictions underlying that disbelief, and you may support that person, place, or idea, *and* you are allowed to laugh at the other players because they are Less Perceptive than you.
COROLLARY: anyone who explains the rules is a MODERNIST PIG.
Have a drink.
I enjoy these columns
Unflattery Can Get You Anywhere
Random, scary photos that don't do you justice are probably on the internet right now. Stop worrying and start having some fun! Commentary by Regina Lynn.
The following is a news item posted on CBC NEWS ONLINE
NO SHUT-EYE FOR NEWBORN DOLPHINS, ORCAS
WebPosted Wed Jun 29 17:48:45 2005
---Newborn dolphins and orcas don't catch any zzz's during the first few
months of their lives, a finding that scientists say raises questions
about the necessity of sleep.
To aid growth and development, most animals maximize rest and sleep after
birth, but the two sea mammal species seem to be an exception.
Researchers in California studied two adult orcas ( Orcinus orca ) and
their calves for five months at SeaWorld San Diego.
Young orcas stayed active 24 hours a day for at least the first month of
their development, the scientists report in Thursday's issue of the
Mothers also got little sleep during this period, the researchers found.
They based part of their sleep observations on whether the animals kept
at least one eye open.
"Somehow these seafaring mammals have found a way to cope with sleep
deprivation, facilitating rather than hindering a crucial phase of
development for their offspring," Jerome Siegel, a neuroscientist at the
University of California - Los Angeles, said in a statement.
Coping without sleep As the calves grew, their sleep levels gradually
reached adult levels of resting five to eight hours per day floating
at the surface or lying on the bottom of the pool, rising
occasionally for air.
Bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops truncates ) at a research station in the
Black Sea region of Russia showed similar sleeping patterns.
The researchers don't know how the cetaceans cope with so little sleep,
but they say it may offer some advantages to the calves: By moving
continuously, the risk from predators is reduced. The young maintain
their body temperature while they develop insulating blubber. The animals
can swim to the surface more often, aiding respiration. Lack of sleep may
help the animals' brains and bodies to grow rapidly.
The findings suggest sleep isn't required for development, raising the
question of "whether humans and other mammals have untapped physiological
potential for coping without sleep," Siegel said.
The results run contrary to previous research on rats and flies that
suggests forced sleep deprivation for two to three weeks can be lethal.
Based on those results, scientists suspected sleep is crucial early in
life for land-dwelling mammals.
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cause it's time for that