Weekly Update.

– Boxing: I’ve only watched the pilot episode of Lights Out on FX (Tuesdays, 10 PM), but it was good enough for me to watch again.  The Devon Alexander/Timothy Bradley fight isn’t until the 29th (I may have told some people it was this coming weekend.  I lied.)

– Air it out: Did you miss the East Coast Regionals of the Air Sex 2010 World Championships?  Bummer.  Here’s highlights from last year’s competition in DC:  (The World’s Best Ever)

– My homey Milt: Ice-T wants you to watch “this guy” as part of Ice’s “Daily Game” tweet the other day:

Unfortunately, Ice-T fails to mention that “this guy” is Milton Friedman, one of, if not the, most respected economist.  Milton was a great speaker, always calm and, seemingly, rational.  His basis for why drugs should be legal should be everyone’s belief, too, as long as you believe in freedom.  He is also known for challenging JFK’s famous line: “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” with the following from his book, Capitalism and Freedom:

Neither half of the statement expresses a relation between the citizen and his government that is worthy of the ideals of free men in a free society. The paternalistic “what your country can do for you” implies that government is the patron, the citizen the ward, a view that is at odds with the free man’s belief in his own responsibility for his own destiny. The organismic, “what you can do for your country” implies the government is the master or the deity, the citizen, the servant or the votary.

The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country. He will ask rather “What can I and my compatriots do through government” to help us discharge our individual responsibilities, to achieve our several goals and purposes, and above all, to protect our freedom?  And he will accompany this question with another: How can we keep the government we create from becoming a Frankenstein that will destroy the very freedom we establish it to protect?

Bottom line: Friedman and I see eye-to-eye on a plethora of topics (and yes, I use that word because I do know what it means.)  (video, FINALLEVEL; book quote, Carpe Diem)

– I type like shit: Apparently you aren’t supposed to have two spaces after a period that ends a sentence.  Well here’s two more spaces for you.  Dicks.  (Any teachers still teaching two spaces?  Or just one?  Let me know in the comments.)  (Slate)

– This should make shopping easier for parents…: New cereal boxes that light up:

The shelves use induction, or something, to keep the boxes charged.  Meaning this would really only work while at the store.  You figure eventually, though, your box will be like a television (no ladies, not your box… well maybe.  What with vajazzling and all.).  (The Daily What)

– Fuckmaker: That is the name of this site that makes animated GIFs out of pornos.  I’d be stupid not to give a sample, so here’s probably the least offensive one:  (Kissing Suzy Kolber)

– You come at the King, you best not miss: Some dumbass crocodile thought he could eat a lioness’ cub.  Since lions are the king and all that shit, this is what happened to the croc:  (Wooten)

– Invisible tanks: Using electronic ink, which by now you probably know as e-ink, because we’re lazy like that (e-mail, e-book, e-etc), BAE Systems is trying to make an active camouflage for tanks and other vehicles.  If you are wondering what they call an active camouflage that uses e-ink, then you aren’t paying attention.  E-camouflage, is what they are calling it.  Here’s the concept:  (PopSci)

– Hot water: Here’s what happens when you drop water on a pan heated to over 374 °F:

It does that because of the Leidenfrost Effect, duh, which means a layer of vapor is essentially protecting the water droplet.  Science, bitches.  (After typing this up, I forgot that Mythbusters exploited this trick by dipping their fingers in water and then dunking their wet fingers into molten lead… and were fine.)  (Gizmodo)

– Rap Up 2010: Listen to Skillz rap about 2010.  (Lil Wayne came home like jail was a fad / they sold us big iPhones and they called ’em iPads)  (Yo! Japan)

– More street illusions: This:

Is really this:

You can go see more like these here.  (Unurth)

– Old-ass whisky: Whisky left behind by the Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907 expedition to Antarctica has been recovered.  More importantly, it will be “tested”.  Or drunk.  For science!  (Discovery)

– Fuck yeah: Brazilians:

– The Marks’ Financial Update:

  • MDH – After losing his first (and second) beer pong game of 2011, Harter is actually on a tear this year.  He started at $2.16 and closed on Friday at $2.69, taking his momentum from last year and running with it.  Still the only Mark not to be engaged, but at least he’s making money for his investors.
  • MFL – Mark Lee, on the other hand, has started this year off dropping from $12.75 to $11.92, not what we’re expecting out of this Mark.  Maybe it’s the saving up?  Maybe it’s living at Gigi’s with no DVR?  Either way, Mark better do some soul searching and end this skid he’s on and get BOSS’D UP already.
  • MAB – Like Mr. Lee above, Bunk can’t stop his slide.  He started at $13.03 and he now stands at $12.50, continuing his downward trend from 2010.  Bunk needs to get back to what worked best, even if that means convincing the other two Marks that they should live together again.  Or maybe just visit Mako’s.

 

 

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