Monday, July 25, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
When the winner of the Breast Summer Contest Ever was finally announced, the attacks of even one of the harshest critics were blunted.
The prize of breast augmentation surgery initially drew the howls of protest that it objectified women and encouraged body image dissatisfaction.
A complaint was filed with the Ad Standards Council and the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council and the Calgary radio station that launched the contest was inundated with angry e-mails, Facebook messages and tweets.
But the winner announced Wednesday was Avery Mitchell, a transgendered contestant in the process of transforming into a woman.
She earned a whopping 76 per cent of the more than 30,000 online votes drawn by the contest that was dreamed up by AMP Radio 90.3Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/health/Critics+silenced+transgendered+Calgarian+wins+breast+implant+contest/5135901/story.html#ixzz1Stpm78em
The one working on the range.
A: Oh, they'll tell you...
Enraged, the bartender yells at the man, "Get outta here! And never darken my doorway again!"
He comes back to the shop. The mechanic says 'Hey, it looks like you blew a seal'
The penguin says 'No no no, it was a sea lion. You can tell from the ears.'
Student: Who's there?
English Teacher: To.
Student: To who?
English Teacher (shaking head): To whom.
A: An etymologist would know the difference
So the man was driving her home and they passed near a drinking establishment. The man asked her if she would join him for a drink. "Oh no," she said again. "What would I tell my Sunday school class?"
A bit later they passed near a motel, and the young man decided to go for broke. He asked her if she would like to stop there for a bit of fun. "That sounds great," she said. "Let's do it."
"But what will you tell your Sunday school class?"
"The same thing I always tell them: You don't have to smoke or drink to have a good time."
"Well," said the man, "I'm a moth."
"A Moth? You mean the little insect with wings?"
"Right, a moth."
"Oh," said the dentist, "You don't need me, you need a psychiatrist. Why did you come to my office?"
"Your light was on."
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
But they do have some smart programmers to anticipate someone typing what I did to see if it was a real human.
The Turing test is a test of a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behavior. A human judge engages in a natural language conversation with one human and one machine, each emulating human responses. All participants are separated from one another. If the judge cannot reliably tell the machine from the human, the machine is said to have passed the test.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Professional diver Scott Gardner has captured what are believed to be the first images of a wild fish using a tool. The picture above, captured in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, shows a foot-long blackspot tuskfish smashing a clam on a rock until it cracks open, so the fish can gobble up the bivalve inside.Tool use was once thought to be exclusive to humans, and was considered a mark of our superior intelligent and bulging brains. In recent decades, though, more and more animals have shown an ability to work with tools and objects.
Elephants pick up branches with their trunk to swat flies and scratch themselves, a laboratory crowimprovised a hooked tool from a wire to extract an insect and primates use sharpened sticks as spears, rocks to smash nuts and sticks to poke into ant nests.
Tool use in fish, however, is much more rare, and there’s never been any photo or video evidence to prove it — until now. “The pictures provide fantastic proof of these intelligent fish at work using tools to access prey that they would otherwise miss out on,” said Culum Brown of Macquarie University in Sydney in a press release.
“It is apparent that this particular individual does this on a regular basis judging by the broken shells scattered around the anvil,” he said in the release.
What specifically constitutes tool use is a controversial topic. Is a seagull using a tool when it drops a shellfish on a rock? How about when archerfish spray a jet of water to knock prey off of twigs? There’s also the tricky problem of the ocean having all that watery stuff, and fish having no limbs.
For Brown, though, the blackspot tuskfish counts. “We really need to spend more time filming underwater to find out just how common tool use is in marine fish,” he said in the release. “It really is the final frontier down there.”
length looking for a seat. There seemed to be one next to a
well-dressed French woman, but when he got there, he saw it was taken
by the woman's poodle. The war-weary Marine asked, "Ma'am, may
I have that seat?"
The French woman sniffed and said to no one in particular, "Americans
are so rude. My precious little Fifi is using that seat."
The Marine walked the entire train again, but the only seat available
was under that dog.
"Please, ma'am. May I sit down? I'm very tired."
She snorted, "Not only are you Americans rude, you are also arrogant!"
This time the Marine didn't say a word; he just picked up the little
dog, tossed it out the train window and sat down.
The woman shrieked, "Someone defend me! Put this American in his place!"
An English gentleman sitting nearby spoke up. "Sir, you Americans seem
to have a penchant for doing the wrong thing. You hold the fork in the
wrong hand. You drive your autos on the wrong side of the road. And
now, sir, you seem to have thrown the
wrong bitch out the window.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
"Hey Dave what's that snake over there?"
"Well Bruce that would be a Brown Snake?"
"Dave, why do they call it that?"
"Because its brown, and a snake."
"Dave, what's that snake over there?"
"Well Bruce that's a a Death Adder."
"Why do the call it that?"
"Because they wouldn't let us call it a 'Fucks you right up snake'"