Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
[–]Sdom1 90 points 19 hours ago
One thing that just fucking amazes me - no matter how many times I see it - is people's ability to claim they want something, believe they want something, and then repeatedly do things to achieve the exact opposite result. The lack of self-awareness or insight is just mind boggling.
OK, so let's say I interview Tinderella A, and I ask her what she wants out of her dating life. The answer that I'd get most of the time, if she decides to drop her guard, would be that she would like to meet someone to have a fulfilling relationship with, get married, have kids, the whole nine. A laudable goal, to be sure.
And then, she's going to go on Tinder and swipe right for Chad Thundercock, who immediately tells her he's just interested in "hanging out" and "seeing if there's anything there." Then, she fucks him after a whole half an hour of conversation at a local bar or coffee house. And afterwards laments the "condition of the dating scene."
So, I'm a little older, 35, and what I've noticed about the millennials is that they are absolutely TERRIFIED of making an actual connection with someone. At first, I mistook it for them being vapid, and while there's some of that, there have always been vapid people.
But this generation is the first to be raised with all of this technology. What it has done is extremely interesting. It has basically spread them thin. They have more connections to others than people in the past, but not as many deep ones.
Combine this with hypergamy and you're getting a small population of guys (good looking dark triads) pumping and dumping all of the women in NYC and these highly educated, supposedly intelligent people are at a complete loss as to how to stop it. It is unfuckingbelievable, and completely hilarious.
"In my view it is better to be impetuous than cautious because fortune is a woman, and if you wish to dominate her you must beat her and batter her. It is clear she will let herself be won by men who are impetuous rather than those who step cautiously." – Niccolo Machiavelli
Posted by defconquell at 7:20 AM
Sunday, August 16, 2015
2005 saw the release of DJ Champion’s debut album, Chill'em All. The album included the hit single "No Heaven" — a soulful and bluesy song set against heavy dance beats and noisy guitar riffs. Inspired by Negro Songs of Protest recorded by music collector Lawrence Gellert, Béatrice "Betty" Bonifassi sings a plaintive tune reminiscent of the work songs sung by the chain-gangs of the American South in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. "I heard Betty singing those blues songs, and she was the girl for that job," said Morin. The single "No Heaven" was used in both a trailer and the ending credits of Gearbox Software's 2009 video game Borderlands, and is used in the opening credits of the television series The Line and the ending credits of the game Army of Two.
Posted by defconquell at 5:53 PM
Monday, August 10, 2015
“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.” ― D.H. Lawrence
SARAH: Daddy, were you in the shower?
DAD: Yes, I was in the shower.
DAD: I was dirty. The shower gets me clean.
DAD: Why does the shower get me clean?
DAD: Because the water washes the dirt away when I use soap.
DAD: Why do I use soap?
DAD: Because the soap grabs the dirt and lets the water wash it off.
DAD: Why does the soap grab the dirt?
DAD: Because soap is a surfactant.
DAD: Why is soap a surfactant?
DAD: That is an EXCELLENT question. Soap is a surfactant because it forms water-soluble micelles that trap the otherwise insoluble dirt and oil particles.
DAD: Why does soap form micelles?
DAD: Soap molecules are long chains with a polar, hydrophilic head and a non-polar, hydrophobic tail. Can you say ‘hydrophilic’?
DAD: And can you say ‘hydrophobic’?
DAD: Excellent! The word ‘hydrophobic’ means that it avoids water.
DAD: Why does it mean that?
DAD: It’s Greek! ‘Hydro’ means water and ‘phobic’ means ‘fear of’. ‘Phobos’ is fear. So ‘hydrophobic’ means ‘afraid of water’.
SARAH: Like a monster?
DAD: You mean, like being afraid of a monster?
DAD: A scary monster, sure. If you were afraid of a monster, a Greek person would say you were gorgophobic.
SARAH: (rolls her eyes) I thought we were talking about soap.
DAD: We are talking about soap.
DAD: Why do the molecules have a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail?
DAD: Because the C-O bonds in the head are highly polar, and the C-H bonds in the tail are effectively non-polar.
DAD: Because while carbon and hydrogen have almost the same electronegativity, oxygen is far more electronegative, thereby polarizing the C-O bonds.
DAD: Why is oxygen more electronegative than carbon and hydrogen?
DAD: That’s complicated. There are different answers to that question, depending on whether you’re talking about the Pauling or Mulliken electronegativity scales. The Pauling scale is based on homo versus heteronuclear bond strength differences, while the Mulliken scale is based on the atomic properties of electron affinity and ionization energy. But it really all comes down to effective nuclear charge. The valence electrons in an oxygen atom have a lower energy than those of a carbon atom, and electrons shared between them are held more tightly to the oxygen, because electrons in an oxygen atom experience a greater nuclear charge and therefore a stronger attraction to the atomic nucleus! Cool, huh?
SARAH: I don’t get it.
DAD: That’s OK. Neither do most of my students.
Posted by defconquell at 2:28 PM
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Released on March 17, 2010 in South Korea by S.M. Entertainment, "Run Devil Run" was written by Alex James, Busbee, and Kalle Engström. In 2008, American singer Kesha recorded a demo of the song. Later, the song was pitched to Girls' Generation and Kesha's version was never released. The song was ranked at number one on the Gaon Singles Chart for two weeks.
Posted by defconquell at 10:11 AM
Friday, August 7, 2015
In September 2012, Secret released the single "Poison" in South Korea. The song was an "upbeat dance track", written and produced by Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum whom they previously worked with their previous hit singles. According to TS Entertainment, “Poison" had "unique characteristics and colors of Secret but will have a change in concept from the cute and friendly image to a sexy and feminine concept.”
Posted by defconquell at 9:51 AM
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
For their second album "War Is the Answer", Five Finger Death Punch decided to cover a song by the band of the same name, Bad Company. The song has a significantly heavier tone to it, along with several lyrical edits. The song peaked at #2 on the Billboard US Mainstream Rock Songs Chart.
Rule #1: Pillage, then burn.
Rule #2: If violence wasn't your last resort, you failed to resort to enough of it.
Rule #3: Close air support covereth a multitude of sins.
Rule #4: A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head.
Rule #5: Do unto others.
Rule #6: If you're leaving scorch marks, you need a bigger gun.
Rule #7: That which does not kill you has made a tactical error.
– Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, EVE Online Battle for 49-U6U
Posted by defconquell at 9:46 AM
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Roses in the sun
Falling one by one
Every thorn stung
I was so numb
I almost didn't see you come
When the walls around me were caving in
You save my life tonight
When there's nothing left but pouring rain
You save my life tonight
And I found my heart inside your hands
You save my life tonight
You showed me how to feel again
You save my life tonight
Posted by defconquell at 10:35 AM
Monday, August 3, 2015
DC presents Robbie “Maddo” Maddison’s “Pipe Dream,” giving the world a chance to witness history being made as Maddo rides his dirt bike on the powerful and iconic waves of Tahiti. From his helmet to motocross boots, Maddo was dressed for FMX when he took his dirt bike into the unchartered saltwater terrain of the Pacific Ocean in French Polynesia.
Posted by defconquell at 10:53 AM