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Homeopathy, Explained

Posted by: Chris Lesinski | October 29, 2009 at 1:00PM

Some people believe this garbage. That's why I'm afraid to post this — because it might actually convert a few people to alternative medicine. To be safe, don't watch it for more than 3 minutes. I wasn't so lucky.

"Hopefully everyone's had chemistry… like, um, in school… way back when?" Call me homeopathic-phobic, but it's probably not a good sign when a lecture starts by making sure that the audience hasn't thought about science since elementary school.

Here's something else she says: "If you take that formula, E=MC^2, you can almost cross out mass. So the formula ends up being: energy equals the speed of light." Yes, she actually said that. Energy equals the speed of light. And I don't have energy in the morning unless I have a coffee. Therefore, coffee equals the speed of light.

Science and medical blogs have been bashing this homeopathy breakdown over the past 24 hours. But it wasn't until I read one user's comment on Reddit that I truly began to believe in homeopathy:

Okay so you have this smart person that you may have heard of. Take their major science break through that has nothing to do with what I am saying. Alright are you still with me. Then take this other guy who you may have also heard of. Combine the two together and add a ton of complete bullshit. We take this bullshit and condense it down into pellets. We then sell our condensed bullshit pellets to you. Profit!

From Around the Web

I 'Was' A Fat Slob

Posted by: Chris Lesinski | October 29, 2009 at 10:00AM

"getting ripped OFF in 4 weeks"

Not that banner ads are known for their accurate depictions of truth and reality (typically they involve conning suckers into playing the easiest flash game ever created in an attempt to sell travel packages), but the specific banner ad seen above is just egregious.

fat-slob-picWhat's with the before and after pics?

"4 weeks later I was bigger and buffer and — oh yeah — I also shaved my chest and got about a decade worth of tattoos all over my arms."

What was this guy thinking? Sleeves? All the fat must've gone from his stomach to his head. If you're going to show off your sexy new chest with a killer swastika tat on your left pec, that's one thing, but you can get sleeves even when you are a "fat slob."  In fact, comparing the two pics, the arms are the one body party that doesn't even look that different.  Screw the weight loss, you coulda just gone with the sleeves, man!

But that logic would assume that these two pics are the same person, and, they obviously aren't.

[via Woosk]

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Posted by: Chris Lesinski | October 28, 2009 at 6:00PM

Changing your perspective on things

This image been passed around lately.

Someone's MS Paint skills are sharp — but their imagination is even sharper. Then again, the internet is a dirty place. We can only hope this was drawn from imagination and not from experience.

I'm extremely frightened that someone is going to create a goatse version. Letting all that light in is going to reveal some disturbing stuff.

Arnold Inspired Twitter Game

Posted by: Chris Lesinski | October 28, 2009 at 3:00PM

"F- You" -Mr. Universe

Via Comedy Central's Indecision blog, I was alerted of this recent news story: Turns out California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hid a secret message in a veto letter to lawmakers (as can be clearly seen above).

I haven't seen an acrostic poem since 4th grade!

This got me thinking: Arnold has shown a sense of humor on Twitter, and now he fancies himself a cryptographer, so why not combine these two virtues into a Twitter game? Hide dickish messages (with caps) in your apparently friendly Tweets!

Here's my first example:

very Fond of this bUrrito I’m Consuming. kicKs butt. but Yesterday’s pastrami was even more OUtstanding. #FUarnold

You're usually confined to just 140 characters. By adding a secret message, you get additional characters! It's double-messaging!

Send these passive-aggressive encoded tweets to your friends and co-workers, just be sure to tag them with #FUarnold so we know what the heck you're talking about.

Or if you need unlimited characters, leave a comment below.

Anti-Pot Campaign Needs Better Endorsements

Posted by: Chris Lesinski | October 28, 2009 at 1:10PM

Hair gel is cool.

CollegeHumor found this unibrow-guy on the National Institute on Drug Abuse's website — in the part of the site that's supposed to convince teens not to smoke pot.

Unlike most people, I'm against drug abuse, but this kid is not helping my case. Here's what he's telling us:

"I don't think it's cool at all and I don't see why they try to pressure it on other people."

UniNice sound bite! His quote says “cool” in it so we know that NIDA is conscious of where authority lies in middle school –- cool kids. You can show a group of middle schoolers all sorts of science and quote famous people, but the first girl to wear designer jeans will still have more credibility.

So, unibrow kid, you’re not convincing anyone that pot is less cool. Call me in five years when you have an electric razor with one of those little flip out detailing things on the back of it.

Scratch that — the VHS-quality of the video this kid's pic was grabbed from was making it a little difficult to see, but that dirty upper lip might just redeem him. Those are in.

Salvador Dali Caught in Believable Situation

Posted by: Chris Lesinski | October 27, 2009 at 6:00PM

Dali walking an anteater!

Blowing up on Digg over the past day is this image dubbed "Yes, this is Salvador Dali taking his anteater for a walk" — to which I respond: "No, this is Salvador Dalí being normal."

The pic was originally filed on Digg under "Odd Stuff."  Does this really seem odd to you? Because I guess it seemed odd to the 1400+ people who Dugg it.

Artists are weird. Salvador Dalí is a surrealist artist. Do you know what a surrealist artist is? It's an artist THAT'S EVEN WEIRDER THAN A NORMAL ARTIST. Did you think the guy who depicts melting clock hallucinations covered in swarming ants would be throwing a tennis ball with a chocolate lab?

I'm going to submit a picture of Georgia O'Keefe with the title: "OMG — believe it or not! — Georgia O'Keefe pictured holding a flower."