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  1. Polygamy

    While the US could be considered the land of lavish and excess it tends to be surprisingly conservative sexually. I think polygamy will likely always lose to the religious voters and in any event how many people would really push the issue? My understanding is that there are quite a few subcultures in America where polygamy exists, although not officially recognized.
  2. http://www.instructables.com/id/EBIXR5WBZ0EUN32LBS/ Just saw that and thought it was quite amusing. I of course ran to find my bottle of canned air (now empty) and a Qtip to cut up. It fits in place of the plastic tube quite nicely and seems to work exactly like the stuff in the drug store for less than half price. I didn't actually try and remove anything although a wasp in the kitchen was tempting....
  3. are they all like this?

    I'm sure that kind of stupidity is rampant in every corner of the globe. What we need is to first remove the social programs and goverment safegaurds that let these kinds of people make it past childhood. You know, things like warning stickers on hair dryers that say, "do not use in shower." Then we need to find a way to actually accelerare darwinism so that these people will be weeded out in years instead of generations. /Pink and the Brain voice.
  4. are they all like this?

    Sometimes I wonder if genocide could really be the answer.....
  5. Forskolin topical for tan?

    I tried this about three years ago and was able to produce a spot that looked like a very light birth mark. It was proof of concept but I didn't experiment further. Benson mentioned a thread on this over at M&M last year that I never got around to looking at. I may try this sometime this year. I was unaware of the redhead tanning potential. Interesting to say the least.
  6. I don't think I've evern see a capper that will do caps that small (for the general public anyway). But more to the point anything that uses doses that small is probably easier (and likely safer in many cases) to dose as an oral solution than to try and measure out something that small. You can always use a bigger capsule and add filler but it can get tricky.
  7. Consumable Treasures

    Rottentomatoes could fix their major problem quite easily IMO, or parhaps they have and I just haven't dug that deep. I recall back in the mid 90's I had a script for IGN magazine (videogame rag) which not only had game ratings given for each of their handful of editors but gave the profile for those editors. In the same way Netflix can figure out your tastes (yes I realize their system isn't perfect but stick with me) Rottentomatoes and others should be able to mine their own reviews to profile the raters. Next based either on historical input from the users or based on selection, the user should be able to isolate the pool of reviews down to those from critics with similar taste. I think this would greatly enhance the accuracy of reviews although it would make them subjective. The pool of people that actually likes movies like Napolean Dynomite might rate it very highly but saying it got 5 stars would mean little since you are no longer talking about a true average rating. I think the bottom line is that movie watchers want to know if a movie is actually entertaining while critics are looking at things like direction, acting, and so forth. I've never understood though since critics miss the mark on popular opinion so much, how their opinion ever came to be considered pertinent in the first place. Shouldn't ideas about the worth of direction in a movie take a far back seat for the masses in place of whether or not you'll feel the movie was a good use of your time and worth seeing?
  8. Consumable Treasures

    Rottentomatoes could fix their major problem quite easily IMO, or parhaps they have and I just haven't dug that deep. I recall back in the mid 90's I had a script for IGN magazine (videogame rag) which not only had game ratings given for each of their handful of editors but gave the profile for those editors. In the same way Netflix can figure out your tastes (yes I realize their system isn't perfect but stick with me) Rottentomatoes and others should be able to mine their own reviews to profile the raters. Next based either on historical input from the users or based on selection, the user should be able to isolate the pool of reviews down to those from critics with similar taste. I think this would greatly enhance the accuracy of reviews although it would make them subjective. The pool of people that actually likes movies like Napolean Dynomite might rate it very highly but saying it got 5 stars would mean little since you are no longer talking about a true average rating. I think the bottom line is that movie watchers want to know if a movie is actually entertaining while critics are looking at things like direction, acting, and so forth. I've never understood though since critics miss the mark on popular opinion so much, how their opinion ever came to be considered pertinent in the first place. Shouldn't ideas about the worth of direction in a movie take a far back seat for the masses in place of whether or not you'll feel the movie was a good use of your time and worth seeing?
  9. I'm interested in finding a book that explains the major arguments from BOTH sides on the cliché topics like abortion, gay marriage, gun control, legalizing drugs, prohibition and the like. Something comprehensive, with full citations when making claims of “they say.” Along the same lines I'd be interested in seeing some information on what happens in societies that imposes one side or the other. For instance, the conservatives spout you can't possibly legalize drugs without sending society plummeting in a downward spiral but they either aren't aware of, or choose to ignore, countries that already have legalized drugs. We’ve seen in this country of course how well prohibition works out, and we can probably look to other countries for examples of the others somewhere I’m sure. It doesn’t prove that it will always workout here like it works out somewhere else, but its interesting to see what does or doesn’t happen.
  10. http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20To.html Just came across this site. The link is for blackberries specificaly which I was pulling up to check on a mead recipe but I thought you guys would get a kick out of it. I like how not only does it give the standard data table you see on food labels, but also has several graphs of the data as well. Little suprised I haven't seen this mentioned before.
  11. 12mg will know me on my ass reliably. Especially when combined with 10mg cyclobenzaprine.
  12. I picked up a hundred odd year old copy of through the looking glass off Ebay a while back actually... just haven't had time to read it yet.
  13. There's nothing I hate more than 'spinners' That is all
  14. Was actually released back on Oct. I got my hands on a copy the other day (same physical size as On Bullshit) but it might be a while before I have a chance to read anything.
  15. Jesus H FUCK

    The latter is far more disruptive. Seeing a post for free credit scores is easy to ignore, seeing what looks like an interesting thread only find it bumped with a link to 'free' porn is far more agrivating.
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