Taller people have a greater risk of cancer because they are bigger and so have more cells in their bodies in which dangerous mutations can occur, new research has suggested.

In other science news, physicists have determined that there is a direct relation between the mass of an object and its weight.
Familiar with Colonial life reenactment villages? The Apocalypse Experience is...similar, but instead of Colonial times, it's THE END TIMES. A production environment meant to bring the words of the Book of Revelation to life, complete with souvenirs, restaurant, and laser tag.
Caught a billboard advertisement for it on my way home. Texas is rarely boring.
The article is best summed by the closing quote: "Uranus is truly a mystery. Will humans finally take up the task to explore it?"
Come on folks, this is comedy gold right here.
Bret Harte carved a niche in the 19th century American West, writing stories of miners, gamblers, hookers, and preachers in a way that romanticized, ridiculed, and redeemed them all. "The Luck of Roaring Camp" is a fine introduction to Harte's tales.

Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is a music event 47 years in the making. It’s an historic album project from five of music’s finest artists — Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) — in unique collaboration with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan. Produced by project creator T Bone Burnett, the album was recorded in March, 2014 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, where the artists and Burnett convened for two weeks to write and create music for a treasure trove of long-lost lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan in 1967 during the period that generated the recording of the legendary Basement Tapes. The collective completed and recorded dozens of songs, the first 20 of which appear on this deluxe edition.

The New Basement Tapes, on Spotify

[music] before the advent of hashtags, all we had were brackets

The California is Not For Sale initiative brings a level of transparency never before seen in politics. Our proposed bill will require politicians to wear the logos of their top ten donors anytime they speak on the floor (just like a NASCAR driver would for his sponsors!)  
Imagine this: a California Senator is speaking on the floor and proposes a bill he just drafted that will give oil companies huge tax advantages. Now imagine if on his jacket, he was wearing Chevron, Shell, and BP logos – some of his top ten contributors. Our law will bring this under-the-table-corruption to the surface and expose these politicians who take political contributions in exchange for favors for what they really are: corrupt.  
It could work as a shaming tactic, until the politicians are no longer ashamed to openly jockey for sponsorship. Our two party system could change from GOP and Democrat, to Pepsi and Coke.
Remember the 1979 film, The Warriors? The FP is like that, except instead of fighting, the kids battle using a version of Dance Dance Revolution.  
The trailer is not advisable to view in most work environments. The links below should be work friendly.  
Drafthouse Films site for The FP  
Filmdrunk review of The FP
Fancy Fast Food
Posted by blackvelvetjesus in just add bacon 10 years ago
Did somebody say...Fancy Fast Food?  
These photographs show extreme makeovers of actual fast food items purchased at popular fast food restaurants. No additional ingredients have been added except for an occasional simple garnish.
Zettai Ryouiki (絶対領域) is the perfect ratio of skin, skirt, and sock that generates intense cuteness. Mathematically, the ratio is 4:1:2.5 (length of mini-skirt : the skin shown : length of socks above knee) with +/-25% error. Zettai Ryouiki is broken into grades with class A and B being true Zettai Ryouiki.  
[fetish day]
A federal advisory panel voted narrowly on Tuesday to recommend a ban on Percocet and Vicodin, two of the most popular prescription painkillers in the world, because of their effects on the liver.  
The two drugs combine a narcotic with acetaminophen, the ingredient found in popular over-the-counter products like Tylenol and Excedrin. High doses of acetaminophen are a leading cause of liver damage, and the panel noted that patients who take Percocet and Vicodin for long periods often need higher and higher doses to achieve the same effect.  
THE3RD2ND.COM is a netlabel for electronic and improvised music founded in 2002. Please freely consume the mp3s here, most under a Creative Commons license. Related media is also released, including video and code.  
Also the home of The Third Second.  
The Third Second is a duo comprised of Jason Landers and Renick Bell. The Third Second began as a duo in 1998. Landers and Bell organized frequent improvisational recording sessions for almost a year. These recording sessions ranged from two to six people using a variety of instruments and sound sources. After a year of recording, the pair began to digitally manipulate the recordings. Those initial experiments became The Third Second’s debut album, Dynamic Adrenal Challenge, released in 1999.
Critical consensus on Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is overwhelmingly negative. But the critics are wrong. Michael Bay used a squillion dollars and a hundred supercomputers' worth of CG for a brilliant art movie about the illusory nature of plot.  
Oh, and I would warn you that there'll be spoilers in this review — except that, really, since I still have no idea what actually happened in this movie, I'm not sure how much I can spoil it.  
Since the days of Un Chien Andalou and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, filmmakers have reached beyond meaning. But with this summer's biggest, loudest movie, Michael Bay takes us all the way inside Caligari's cabinet. And once you enter, you can never emerge again. I saw this movie two days ago, and I'm still living inside it. Things are exploding wherever I look, household appliances are trying to kill me, and bizarre racial stereotypes are shouting at me.  
If God wrote movie reviews, this is what Moses would have carried back down the mountain.
False Expense Receipts
Posted by blackvelvetjesus in the biz 10 years ago
Do you want a fake store receipt printed on thermal paper? 100% authentic looking - see samples here  
We will design, print and deliver to your door a fake store receipt - from any store worldwide, for any goods or service, for any amount. These fake receipts have 100's of uses.  
The process is simple:  
You pay us a small fee- using your credit card  
Email us the answers to a short questionnaire about the false receipt you want designed and printed (see below)  
Within 24 hours, we will send you a draft scan by email of the fake store receipt.  
You give us feedback/changes you may require  
We print the fake register receipt with a real Point of Sale (POS) Thermal Printer and post 2 copies of the real receipt to your address.  
You use them for whatever purpose you choose, we don't ask questions  
Where there is demand in the market, count on someone to supply.
Bryan, Texas criminal defense lawyer Stephen Gustitis (The Defense Perspective) is representing a guy charged with harassment for making an “obscene” comment in a written communication (artist’s depiction follows):  
Can I lick you, Katie?  
I assume, though Stephen doesn’t say so, that Katie got this billet-doux and did not welcome the inquiry.  
The Texas Tornado, criminal defense attorney Mark Bennett, has a few things to say about criminal obscenity statutes in Texas.
Abdul Samad has given up growing poppies. The farmer from Gulmir, from a village in Pashtun Zarghon district of Herat province, has found monetary and spiritual benefits in switching to saffron.  
"I always felt sinful when I was growing poppies," he said. "The money brought me no joy, and did not allow me to change my life."  
In 2007, Afghanistan supplied more than 90% of the world's opium poppy, the raw material for heroin.  
Abdul Samad grew the illegal crop for five years until a new government program helped him make the switch to saffron, the world's most expensive spice.