So the Pope said something about Al Gore’s second biggest invention…
So the Pope said something about Al Gore’s second biggest invention…
I have to admit, Al Gore did an amazing job with his invention of the internet, this blog would not have been possible without him. Every person who loves wasting a whole day watching LOL Cat videos on YouTube is forever in his debt. However, I think Mr. Gore needs to go back to the drawing board with that other big invention of his, global warming.
I wasn’t expecting to be able to snowmobile across the Great Lakes from Cleveland to Canada. Shouldn’t we be living in a polar ice-cap melted waterworld by now Al Gore? Where are my palm trees in Ohio already damnit?
via M Live:
The air temperatures this past week averaged around five degrees below normal for the Great Lakes area. This amount of deviation from normal means it was a fairly cold week.
As of February 5, 2014, the entire Great Lakes system is now reportedly covered 77 percent with ice, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. Last week at this time the ice cover was 66 percent. The 77 percent ice cover now still lags behind 1994, when the entire Great Lakes system had an average ice cover of 84 percent on February 5. This data is according to Jia Wang, physical oceanographer at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Center in Ann Arbor, MI. Read More…
Move over Google Glass, there is a potential new invention that is sure to warm the hearts and have the porn industry excited over its possible uses. High above the mucky muck in a castle made of clouds, researchers at the University of Washington have found a way to kill a yak from 200 yards away with mind bullets! No, not really, what they have done however is figure out how to send commands from one person’s brain to control a different person’s muscle movement using the internet. Thank you, Al Gore.
Using electrical brain recordings, some left over supplies from the back room of their local Radio Shack & the magical power of magnets, Rajesh Rao sent a brain signal to Andrea Stocco’s finger which was firmly planted on Stocco’s hand on the other side of the campus causing the finger to move on a keyboard.
The team had a Skype connection set up so the two labs could coordinate, though neither Rao nor Stocco could see the Skype screens.
Rao looked at a computer screen and played a simple video game with his mind. When he was supposed to fire a cannon at a target, he imagined moving his right hand (being careful not to actually move his hand), causing a cursor to hit the “fire” button. Almost instantaneously, Stocco, who wore noise-canceling earbuds and wasn’t looking at a computer screen, involuntarily moved his right index finger to push the space bar on the keyboard in front of him, as if firing the cannon. Stocco compared the feeling of his hand moving involuntarily to that of a nervous tic.
“It was both exciting and eerie to watch an imagined action from my brain get translated into actual action by another brain,” Rao said. “This was basically a one-way flow of information from my brain to his. The next step is having a more equitable two-way conversation directly between the two brains.”
It looks like in about another 50 years no one will ever have to leave their house or have any real physical contact with another human being ever again.
Read the whole story here.
What action exactly warrants the term “sellout” to be used in reference to an individual? Its an interesting topic of discussion, which most usually is used when it comes to the world of popular music. According to Merriam-Webster the term “sell-out” when used as a verb has a couple of different meanings, the most common one of course being, “to betray one’s cause or associates especially for personal gain.”
J. Kelly Nestruck, a music sub editor at the Guardian Unlimited, recently wrote a piece in reference to Bob Dylan — in which he poses the question — is folk icon, “biggest sellout the world has ever seen”?
The reason for this editorial piece? Apparently Mr. Dylan has recently starred in a pair of commercials for Cadillac, particularly for the Cadillac Escalade.
How many roads must a man drive down before you can call him The Man? The answer my friends, is one road, if that road is driven down in a gas-guzzling Cadillac Escalade.
Bob Dylan the “countercultural icon” – note the extremely sarcastic quotation marks – has sold out so many times that you’d think nothing would be shocking anymore. He’s gone electric, he’s gone Christian, he released a live album exclusively at Starbucks. He’s even written a song for a movie starring Katie Holmes.
But none of that bothers me. It’s the year 2007. Who cares? He’s a maverick! He’s Dylan!
His latest act of judas-ery, however, is too much for even a cynical, consumerist nihilist like me. Why on earth would someone who possesses the intelligence of Dylan shill for the Cadillac Escalade? Has he not heard that the climes, they are a-changing? Read More…
So apparently plugging in his guitar to an amplifier, releasing a live album for sale at a coffee house, writing a song for a Katie Holmes movie and even embracing Christianity were all acts of a “sell-out” but forgivable. Now however, at least according to Mr. Nestruck, Bob Dylan has gone too far. His latest slap in the face to those who idolized him cannot be forgiven, for he has committed a blasphemous act in the Church of Global Warming.
Mr. Nestruck has drawn the line at that act, I’m sure it was painful to forgive Dylan when he found faith in Jesus Christ, but this blasphemous act towards Al Gore and his Church of Global Warming cannot be tolerated.
Enjoy Dylan’s music. Enjoy his radio show. But don’t look to the man for any sort of spiritual or moral guidance. With these ads, he has lost any integrity he had left. It makes me wonder, when he sang ” I’m drivin’ in the flats in a Cadillac car” on 2001’s Summer Days, was it just product placement?
I’ve read and then re-read the piece, because at first I honestly thought it was just a witty attempt at sarcasm, but after reading the piece a third time as well as the comments to it, to which the author replied. It became obvious to me that this guy was serious, after finding his personal blog where he called Bob Dylan the new Joseph Goebbles — because apparently appearing in an ad for a “gas-guzzling” vehicle is tantamount to spreading Nazi propaganda.
Bob Dylan is doing ads for the new Cadillac Escalade. In the past, the Escalade has been named the SUV that is the worst in terms of fuel economy. That’s like being named the most antisemitic Nazi. So, the Escalade is like Hitler. Ergo, Dylan is the new Goebbels.
This type of moral equivalence not only makes me sick to my stomach, but also makes me sad when I think that this type of twisted logic is even possible.
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