Whatever floats your boat… Or makes you float at all…

Bewildered railman looks upon floating girl.
Why is she constantly stepping into the train, and constantly jumping out?



Normally, when it comes to China, we’re ridiculed, and even looked down upon for eating them. Normally, I say, “Screw you!” To those people, because these same people are normally cultural supremacists who believe in spreading American-style democracy all over the world, and everyone else is just inferior to them. All I have to ask is, “How’s that working out in Iraq and Afghanistan, for you?”

China is changing, and many people are even starting to talk about animal rights in China itself. And as the China Law Blog puts it: It’s very complex. One comment that struck me was,

“I grew up in a poor village. We raised one dog to watch the door and one to be killed in the Lunar New Year because we were too poor to buy pork. I don’t understand what’s wrong with that.”

Despite this, upon hearing that a local government official in Guangdong was bitten by a dog, and ordered dogs to be exterminated and beaten to death:

That’s where I draw the line. It’s one thing to say, “Hey there, you mangy mutt living outside in the wild, I’ll give you a home –in my belly!” But it’s another to go around, and just beating them senselessly. There are definitely a lot of social illnesses that the people are experiencing and seem to be taking out their frustrations in the wrong direction. This is no different than the guy who massacred a bunch of kindergartners.

Clearly, this official was probably bitten for the right reasons, and from what I see, has every right to die.



If you’ve watched enough Steve Jobs speeches, that word would be very familiar to you. But take a look at this video:

My only lingering question is, knowing this, how can we stop lieing to others and ourselves?


Bizarre E.R.

I’ve never heard of this show until yesterday. Interesting. I like how the cartoons are used to illustrate the dangerous situations:

“Head Over Heels”:

Not sure if the jiggly boob cartoons were necessary, but if big-boobed cartoons aren’t you flavor, how about this one?

Pole-Dancing Gone Wrong:


Bio-engineered Anal Sphincter

Listening to This Week in Science through live.twit.tv, they mentioned that a group of scientists have engineered an anal sphincter. That’s right!

Blumpkins on the couch might be a thing of the past!


Alternative, Ergonomic Keyboards

I have an old ergonomic, wireless, keyboard. In fact, it’s so old, the K key doesn’t even work sometimes [cue in rimshot & cheesy laugh].

But seriously, this has caused me to go in search of other ergonomic keyboards, and I found this Orbitouch:
Orbitouch with Color Decoder
Here’s an intro video for it:

But another keyboard that also impressed me (looked more conventional, and seemed like you could type faster) was the deal-split, 3-D Maltron keyboard:

In fact, if you go to its website, right off the bat, they feature a recent commercial in England for



‘s “Spots Vs Stripes” Show:

Actually, this post seems more like it should go with Leo Laporte and Dick Debartolo‘s “[Weekly] Daily GizWiz


Mushroom Death Suit

This is as cool as shit. Weird, but cool as hell:

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UPDATE October 20, 2011:


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…South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases.
The four dogs, all named “Ruppy” — a combination of the words “ruby” and “puppy” — look like typical beagles by daylight.
But they glow red under ultraviolet light, and the dogs’ nails and abdomens, which have thin skins, look red even to the naked eye.
Seoul National University professor Lee Byeong-chun, head of the research team, called them the world’s first transgenic dogs carrying fluorescent genes, an achievement that goes beyond just the glowing novelty.

Glowing puppies? How about glowing fleas, so we can get rid of them more easily?

…Scientists in the U.S., Japan and in Europe previously have cloned fluorescent mice and pigs, but this would be the first time dogs with modified genes have been cloned successfully, Lee said.

Still no flowing fleas and insects?

The scientist said his team has started to implant human disease-related genes in the course of dog cloning, saying that will help them find new treatments for genetic diseases such as Parkinson’s…

I suppose that’s more useful than glowing fleas and insects.

A South Korean scientist who created glowing cats in 2007 based on a similar cloning technique said that Lee’s puppies are genuine clones, saying he had seen them and had read about them in the journal.

So this isn’t the first time someone’s done this? Why wasn’t I told of this beforehand?

Lee was a key aide to disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk, whose breakthroughs on stem cell research were found to have been made using faked data. Independent tests, however, later proved the team’s dog cloning was genuine.

Oh… THAT guy!