mijan: (Jim Kirk)
I woke up this morning, looked in the mirror, and realized that my eyebrows are thick enough to get bed-head.

I personally think that's kinda awesome.  I love my fuzzy eyebrows.  I have traumatic memories of the J.V. girls' basketball team deciding I needed a makeover, and attacking my eyebrows with tweezers.  HORRORS.  And fucking painful.  So I decided to embrace my epically hirsute supra-orbital arches.  So yeah, my eyebrows had bed-head.

I told my wife, and she sporfled, and insisted that I post it on my LJ.  So there you go.  
mijan: (Stand back! Try science!)
As some of you know, the Boobquake on Monday was the inadvertent brainchild of a college student from Indiana who responded with delightful tongue-in-cheek humor to that Iranian cleric who said that promiscuous women cause earthquakes.  So the natural, scientific way to test that assertion was to dress provocatively and then check the earthquake frequency at the time of the experiment. 

Well, the RESULTS are in!  And as you can probably guess, these ladies' lovely cleavage did not shake the earth.  It might have shaken other wonderful things, but the tectonic response was neutral.  Besides, if that was the case, we would see massive earthquake activity on Mardi Gras, Cinqo de Mayo, Halloween, and Pride Days.  Who wants to bet that there's no correlation there, either?

Now, this cleric isn't alone in his assertions.  Religious nuts of all persuasions and creeds have been making claims like this for thousands of years.  That's nothing new.  In fact, back in 1998, Janis Walworth wrote an article about Pat Robertson's claims that gays were incurring God's wrath in the form of natural disasters: Do Gays Cause Hurricanes?  Read it.  It's a lovely bit of statistical satire that really proves its point.  It also proves that religious fundamentalists of all creeds tend to make crass, judgmental statements that have no basis in reality.  In the "highly amusing irony" category, you should also note that Pat Robertson made those comments in 1998. The first hurricane to make landfall in the United States in 1998, after Robertson's comments, was Hurricane Bonnie.  Bonnie landed in North Carolina  and caused a great deal of havoc and millions of dollars of damage to the Hampton Roads/VA Beach area of VA. And... VA Beach is the HQ of Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network.

So... in conclusion, wear what makes you comfortable!  Have a wet t-shirt contest!  Wear a bikini!  Wear a corset!  Wear fishnet stockings and stilettos!  Your attire will NOT cause an earthquake!  It may cause your parents to have a heart attack, but you will not cause the earth to crack open and swallow cities whole while fire and brimstone rain down upon the earth.   Likewise, modest attire will not prevent these things from happening either.  Sometimes... an earthquake is just an earthquake.
mijan: (Kirk Jizzed)
As a geek and a Trekkie, this was about the most awesome thing I could imagine today:

Found here:
mijan: (Dr. Who - 57 Academics)
I just realized one of the great secrets of the universe.  A great and epic truth, obvious to see, but unnoticed to all who came before.

And now, I shall impart this great secret unto thee.

The truth about Gyro meat. 

No no, it's not what you're thinking.  It's perfectly good.  Very tasty.  But think about it.  It's appealing to most people in common dishes.  It's good roasted, grilled, or cut into small pieces in a casserole.  It's a finely chopped, blended, spiced meat of undiscernable anatomical location.

Click to reveal the hidden identity of Gyro meat. )
mijan: (Default)
I sporfled.  I seriously sporfled.

Monks in drag, dressed as nuns, who have taken a vow of silence, "singing" in the Hallelujah chorus.

Listen to the intro... because it's funnier if you know the back-story.  But DAMN IT, I wish I could read the last few things, but the video is too blurry!  (You'll see what I mean when you get there.  Let me know if you can read it, because I want to know!) 

You can see other performances by the same group by following the links to "similar" videos.  The performance is different every time.  :)

By the way... how do you embed a video?


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