Monday, August 10, 2009

Thought: Those Who Enjoy [Be]moaning

"The Average life expectancy for men and women in the US has shot up pfrom 46.3 and 48.3 years, respectively, in 1900 to 74.1 and 79.5 in the year 2000. In the EU, the average life expectancy in 2002 was 75.5 years for men and 81.6 years for women, an increase of roughly thirty-three years since the beginning of the twentieth century. Those who enjoy bemoaning their fate must acknowledge that on average they can do so for far longer and in far greater comfort than ever before." (McMahon 2006, 466)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Draw: Sheep Titty

Titties are used for making milk and cheese and other dairy products.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Draws: Inefficiency

Apparently the average employee checks his or her email account 70
times in the course of a regular workday. That's amazing! It's almost
like a humming bird hovering, or something. That's approximately once
every 7 minutes! Add in how often the aforementioned employee makes a
phonecall, checks twitter and facebook, and you have an argument for
introducing 4 hour, no computer workdays!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Draw: Flamethrowers

A nuclear powered flamethrower would radically alter the balance of
fire in any trench warfare situation. Why not?

Draw: Vade Retro

One of the key functions of belief may well be to reinforce group
solidarity by demonstrating how "we" believe in better imaginary
creatures than others. Or at least we believe in them more strongly.