Here is an incredibly weird anti-porn PSA. That is all.
You have to click that above link to see pictures, since I can’t steal them from Reuters.
The 22-year-old man, identified as Xiaolian, was in a traffic accident in 2012, as a result of which his nose was damaged. He didn’t seek treatment and I guess things got bad and now they’re making him a new one, sculpted from cartilage taken from his ribs. A skin tissue expander was also involved.
“Doctors say that they will soon be able to carry out a transplant operation to replace the damaged nose with the newly grown one.”
I guess the lesson here is, if you damage your nose in a traffic accident, you should seek help, but if you don’t, there are some doctors in China who can grow you a new one.
“Finally what?” You say.
To which I respond, “Finally, there is an app that allows one to find and consume other people’s leftover food.” Because that’s what you’ve been waiting for mobile technology to do ever since it was invented, I know.
But maybe it’s just me. To me this is überdisgusting. I am, however, a bit of a germophobe. I don’t like sharing forks or food with anyone but my husband. Unless it’s drinks and I’ve already got a few in me, in which case I’ll drink yours out of your shoes. Or shorts. Whatever. But that’s another conversation.
For the leftover food, all you do is snap a picture of your food and then someone claims it, then you meet up and hand it over. Easy peasy bolonesee.
According to the LeftoverSwap website, it’s about reducing waste, which I can get behind in theory.
- 40% of the food we produce goes to waste.
- 25% of us don’t know our neighbors’ names.
- 70% of us are overweight.
- 16% of Americans lack enough food for a healthy lifestyle.
- 99% of us don’t need a second helping of the beef lo mein.
LeftoverSwap solves all of these problems.
LeftoverSwappers don’t feel the need to eat an enormous restaurant portion, and instead pass it on to a hungrier neighbor, in turn learning their name and avoiding excess calories. Through increasing the efficiency of each plot of land dedicated to food production, we can reduce our intensive use of natural resources, and reduce our expansion into sensitive environmental areas.”
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking.
They spelled “neighbour” wrong.
Apparently it’s a well known fact and it’s got to do with toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that lives in some cats’ poo. That part I knew. It’s the reason we’re told to stay away from the litter box when we’re pregnant.
And can I just say there’s a weird lack of comprehension about that in the world? There’s so much fear around it but nobody seems to know you can just get your cats tested and treated. I had mine tested when I was pregnant and my vet told me nobody does that. There should be a campaign or something. That shiz can cause birth defects and miscarriage. It’s also been associated with mental illness such as schizophrenia. And did I mention it can also control your mind and make you prey to the kitty overlords? Or that’s what it does to rodents anyway.
This is according to NBC news, which says, “T. gondii has captured the imaginations of scientists and cat lovers ever since it was learned it can control the behavior of rodents. It changes their brains so they lose their innate fear of the smell of cat urine. In fact, it precisely alters their fear reaction so that they love the smell of cat pee.”
It makes them love cats so they are then easier to catch.
Study author Wendy Ingram says, “The parasite is able to create this behavior change as early as three weeks after infection.”
Studies haven’t been done on whether any of this is the case in humans but I think that if you have cats you should just get them tested for the parasite. Then you won’t have anything to worry about.
(Photo: © absolutimages – Fotolia.com)
I’m going to bed. But first, here’s a Ukrainian guy hammering nails into wood with his bare hands.
I love how there’s all this talking in the video and it is totally unnecessary. Because hammering nails with his bare hands.
(Via Laughing Squid)
Check out this video in which aspiring L.A. actors describe the dirty, filthy roles they’ve landed.
It’s not porn. Can you guess what it is?
We have this book at home called Love Hotels, with pictures, by Misty Keasler, of Japanese love hotels, which are places in Japan where you can rent a room on a short term basis for the purpose of gittin’ it on.
These hotels are often elaborately and/or bizarrely decorated. On room has what look like bamboo walls, an X for manacling up your lover, and a basket of magazines. And that’s it. Another looks like this:
While another room has a bathtub that looks like this:
Um…I think the bathtub is watching us…
What I’m trying to say is that the Japanese are weird. They also watch porn in public, but when we sent a wedding picture of ourselves kissing to my husband’s Japanese relatives, they implied that they found it racy.
Here’s some more evidence. A reel of Japanese commercials. Number three is by far the weirdest. WHAT IS IT FOR? I can’t even guess, and am afraid to.
Japanese commercials are also a thing for many an American celebrity. They head over there and pocket a chunk of change for schilling products you’ve never heard of (though sometimes it’s for products you do know. Beyoncé did one for Crystal Geyser, which is not a female porn star famous for her ejaculation skills but a brand of water), like Bruce Willis did for this um…credit card company?
(Commercial reel via Blame it on the Voices)
This is great.
I know this will be considered some form of blasphemy by real Metallica fans but Metallica is my favourite Metallica album. I’m not crazy about speed metal and everything up to that point was a little esoteric for me.
But this record? Loved it.
And a bluegrass version of “Enter Sandman” is EXACTLY what the world needed, in my opinion.
These guys are called Iron Horse.
(Via Blame it on The Voices)
This is what happens when a twerking video goes horribly, horribly wrong.
It’s OK though, because she was fine. At least fine enough to post the video with the explanation, “I tried making a sexy twerk video for my boyfriend and things got a little too hot :)”
One of the amusing things here, and there are a few, is the idea that this would have been a sexy video had she not, you know, caught on fire. I don’t understand the kids these days.
I think the commenter who posted this sums it up best:
“This is so stupid. First if you going to twerk on a door make sure it is locked so it won’t open. Or just don’t twerk on a door or at all. And second STOP DROP AND ROLL. Don’t flounder around on the couch like a fish out of water. What’s with the four candles why do you need so many?? It is light out, not even one is needed. And the coffee table. it’s glass nothing good ever comes from a glass coffee table!.”
Remember this kids: IF YOU ARE GOING TO TWERK AGAINST A DOOR MAKE SURE IT IS LOCKED SO IT WON’T OPEN. I can’t stress that enough. And NOTHING good ever comes from a glass coffee table. Nothing.
I wonder if she knows the tag on her pants is sticking out. So embarrassing.
Here is a guy dressed as Darth Vader and playing the Star Wars theme on flaming bagpipes while riding a unicycle.
Pfffft. Whatever. The shoes are all wrong.
His name is Brian Kidd and he’s known around Portland as The Unipiper. Just doing what the sign says.
(Via Laughing Squid)