Saturday, March 27, 2010

Khappucino's BAS (Beauty Annoyance Sentiment) Matrix

This is similar to the Boston Consulting Group's famous BCG Matrix found below

Fantastic Talk with Kahnemann and Taleb



Here on ZeroHedge I found this fantastic video posted of a talk with Daniel Kahnemann and Nassim Taleb about the illusion of patterns and our faulty perception of modern type risks.

Daniel Kahnemann is of the most epic psychologists ever, he is so bad ass he won a Nobel Prize in ECONOMICS..... for his work on Prospect Theory.  Nassim Taleb is our favorite hater who is basically right who is the author of Fooled By Randomness and The Black Swan.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Male Type Brain

Here is an interesting article about a book about the biological differences in the male and female brain.  This is a good companion to my previous post on why men always get caught looking and women never do. 

Here are some excerpts from the article:

Although women the world over have been doing it for centuries, we can't really blame a guy for being a guy. And this is especially true now that we know that the male and female brains have some profound differences.
Our brains are mostly alike. We are the same species, after all. But the differences can sometimes make it seem like we are worlds apart.
Perhaps the biggest difference between the male and female brain is that men have a sexual pursuit area that is 2.5 times larger than the one in the female brain. Not only that, but beginning in their teens, they produce 200 to 250 percent more testosterone than they did during pre-adolescence.
If testosterone were beer, a 9-year-old boy would be getting the equivalent of a cup a day. But a 15-year-old would be getting the equivalent of nearly two gallons a day. This fuels their sexual engines and makes it impossible for them to stop thinking about female body parts and sex.
 This part was particularly interesting.
A man in hot pursuit of a mate doesn't even remotely resemble a devoted, doting daddy. But that's what his future holds. When his mate becomes pregnant, she'll emit pheromones that will waft into his nostrils, stimulating his brain to make more of a hormone called prolactin. Her pheromones will also cause his testosterone production to drop by 30 percent.

How To Spot a Handgun.... I mean... Swagger

So I saw this graphic linked off of BoingBoing.net about "How To Spot a person concealing a handgun."
The funny thing about this is, after I looked at the original graphic.... I determined that it really just detailed on  how to spot someone with a Swagger in their Walk...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Real Immortal Animal: There can be only one! CHTHULU???


So apparently this jelly fish is practically immortal.... it can grow to a full adult, then it can cycle back into a newborn polyp....  check out the article here.... I found this on metafilter.com

The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of youth.
Since it is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage and back again, there may be no natural limit to its life span. Scientists say the hydrozoan jellyfish is the only known animal that can repeatedly turn back the hands of time and revert to its polyp state (its first stage of life).

The funniest part about this article to me is this quote

Because they are able to bypass death, the number of individuals is spiking. They're now found in oceans around the globe rather than just in their native Caribbean waters.  "We are looking at a worldwide silent invasion," says Dr. Maria Miglietta of the Smithsonian Tropical Marine Institute.

For some reason this makes me think that maybe this jellyfish is really small units of Chthulu that will form like voltron one day once they get to a large enough number....










Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Penelope Cruz-ish Looking girl Shredding and Peter Chao's Rap Video





I saw these great videos on youtube and just thought i'd share.

HOBOKEN!!!!!



So my friend Cassidy sent me this and it made my day.

Check out how some jokers shopped a Hoboken NJ sign as a RYU Fireball how-to guide.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hilarious Kanye West Video - The New Workout Plan



LOL what bear is that?

Go Team Detroit!

My friend Audrey and her peeps are on the road trip currently, check out the challenges and stuff. http://detroitsxsw.com/

Uranium Ore for sale on Amazon.com for $39.44


So I saw this ad on woot and was like WTF really?

Check out the amazon listing for Uranium Ore here.....

the listing states that:
Radioactive sample of uranium ore. Useful for testing Geiger Counters. License exempt. Uranium ore sample sizes vary. Shipped in labeled metal container as shown. Shipping Information: We are always in compliance with Section 13 from part 40 of the NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission rules and regulations and Postal Service regulations specified in 49 CFR 173.421 for activity limits of low level radioactive materials. Item will be shipped in accordance with Postal Service activity limits specified in Publication 52. Radioactive minerals are for educational and scientific use only.
The comment section is comedy gold... and I also liked the part about Customers who bought this also bought:

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mantis Style


Some Origami Mantis Photos I took.



On the topic of the Preying Mantis, check out this sweet Preying Mantis VS Hummingbird vid... Mantis Wins! I found this video link on boingboing.net

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My $14 Ninja Grappling hook has arrived

 
  
So I found this $14 grappling hook on woot.com and I decided to take some practice product shots.
This will be fun to explain if I get pulled over why I need a NINJA grappling hook in the nsx.
I guess I could say it came with the car. =p

Traffic Jam