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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

'Parks and Trek' is a brilliant mash-up

Cartoonist and writer Neill Cameron has created a brilliant mash-up of Parks and Recreation and Star Trek. The result...

Check out the rest of the crew at Cameron's web site.

(via io9)

Map showing the most hated college football team in each state

(Based on a survey conducted by a user on Reddit.)

(via Saturday Down South)

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Beautiful rendition of 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' in a minor key

I'm usually tired of Christmas songs by November 30, but I think I could listen to this one all the way through New Year's Day...

(via 22 Words)

Friday, December 05, 2014

'Dollar' store

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means...

(via Reddit)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Obama's executive action on Saturday Night Live

"Wait a second. Don't you have to go through Congress at some point?"

"Aw, that's adorable! You still think that's how government works."

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Exercise in a bottle? Does it at least come with a straw?

I was already excited about the robotic couch I could drive to the kitchen. Now, along comes Nestlé with a product that provides at least some of the benefits of exercise:
"Ideally, we'll be able to develop products that will help promote and augment the effects of exercise," said Kei Sakamoto, who heads the diabetes and circadian rhythms department at the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences in Switzerland.

Specifically, Nestlé is working on a product that would regulate AMPK, an enzyme that scientists have dubbed the "metabolic master switch." The target customer is someone with diabetes or someone who is obese, according to the company.

Researchers at Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences and several other institutions found that a compound acts on the AMPK enzyme in mice to stop their livers from producing fat, according to a study published in July in the journal Chemistry and Biology.
Where can I get a case?
But don't think you're going to drink your way to a beach body.

The product won't outright replace exercise, Sakamoto said in a statement, explaining that even run-of-the-mill exercise has such a dynamic role that Nestlé will "never be able to mimic all those effects in a single product."
Oh. Never mind, then.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Man indicted for teaching others how to beat a polygraph test

Every once in a while you run across a news story with so much irony that it actually starts to rust. Like this one:
For at least the second time since 2012, the federal government has brought criminal charges, accusing someone of training people on how to beat a polygraph test.

On Friday, prosecutors announced an indictment against Douglas G. Williams, a 69-year-old man from Norman, Okla., who's accused of coaching people "how to lie and conceal crimes" during federally administered lie-detector tests.

Mr. Williams, who operates a company called, says the mail fraud and obstruction of justice charges leveled against him are an "attack on his First Amendment rights." The indictment follows the federal prosecution of an Indiana man who received eight months in prison in 2013 after pleading guilty to similar charges.
So, they're upset over someone teaching others "how to lie and conceal crimes"? I guess the government really does hate competition.

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