Archive for October, 2007

Ultimate Shot Glass

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Quaffer Layered Plastic Shot Glass

This ultimate shot/chaser tool will certainly spark some conversation at your next party. It holds your favorite shot on top and your chaser on the bottom. Do your shot and chaser in one easy step, with no lag time in between. Ita€™s a fun and interesting new way to party.

  • In stock and ready to ship.

Features

  • Made of plastic for greater durability
  • Do your shot and chaser in one easy step
  • A nice conversation piece

Personally, I would say the ultimate shot glass would have less chaser and more booze, but I’m not sure how the physics work out, much less the necessity of such a device. Jager and redbulls here I come.

$4 at KegWorks [via the green head]

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Posted: October 18th, 2007
at 10:06am by Black Ock


Categories: design,drogas,home

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Black people ‘less intelligent’ scientist claims

One of the worlda€™s most respected scientists is embroiled in an extraordinary row after claiming that black people are less intelligent than white people.

James Watson, a Nobel Prize winner for his part in discovering the structure of DNA, has provoked outrage with his comments, made ahead of his arrival in Britain today.

More fierce criticism of the eminent scientist is expected as he embarks on a number of engagements to promote a new book a€Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Sciencea€™. Among his first commitments is a speech to a London audience at the Science Museum on Friday. The event is sold out.

Dr Watson, who runs one of Americaa€™s leading scientific research institutions, made the controversial remarks in an interview in The Sunday Times.

The 79-year-old geneticist said he was a€oeinherently gloomy about the prospect of Africaa€A because a€oeall our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours - whereas all the testing says not really.". He said he hoped that everyone was equal, but countered that a€oepeople who have to deal with black employees find this not truea€A.

He says that you should not discriminate on the basis of colour, because a€oethere are many people of colour who are very talented, but dona€™t promote them when they havena€™t succeeded at the lower levela€A. He writes that a€oethere is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically. Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it soa€A.

He claimed genes responsible for creating differences in human intelligence could be found within a decade.

The newly formed Equality and Human Rights Commission is studying Dr Watsona€™s remarks a€oein fulla€A.

Keith Vaz, the Labour chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, said today: a€oeIt is sad to see a scientist of such achievement making such baseless, unscientific and extremely offensive comments.

a€oeI am sure the scientific community will roundly reject what appear to be Dr Watsona€™s personal prejudices. These comments serve as a reminder of the attitudes which can still exist at the highest professional levels.a€A

Dr Watson was hailed as achieving one of the greatest single scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century when he worked at the University of Cambridge in the 1950s and 1960s, forming part of the team which discovered the structure of DNA.

He shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for medicine with his British colleague Francis Crick and New Zealand-born Maurice Wilkins.

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Posted: October 18th, 2007
at 9:43am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: not ninja-worthy,science

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T.I. Pulls a Blues Traveler

…And you thought these gats were crazy, check out these:

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The question is, what does TI need with all these guns? It’s kind of sad that rap on a mainstream level has devolved so much into some sort of real-life professional wrestling pay-per-view show.

According to a press release from the United States Department of Justice and other reports surfacing late yesterday (October 13th), T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) was arrested on the corner of North Avenue and Piedmont Road in Midtown Atlanta (in the parking lot of a Walgreens) yesterday at around 2:30 p.m. after he allegedly purchased three machine guns and two silencers a€" the meeting was recorded by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

T.I. has since been informally charged with one federal felony count of possession of unregistered machine guns (and silencers) and two federal felony counts of possession of firearms by a convicted felon. He is currently being held in federal custody and will make his initial appearance in the United States Courthouse in Atlanta tomorrow (October 15th). [via]

wow… I’ll tell ya what: TI and that blues traveler cat oughta start a militia, "Crabified Musicians."

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Posted: October 18th, 2007
at 8:39am by Black Ock


Categories: celebrity,crime,fo' real?,hood status,music,myninjaplease,real life news,weaponry

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Quote of the Day

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a€oeThe bottom line is, it was a malicious hit. It was uncalled for. [Green] is like the scarecrow. He wants to get courage while I wasna€™t looking, and hit me in my knee instead of trying to hit me in my head. God dona€™t [sic] like ugly, you know what I mean? a€oeMy knee aina€™t [sic] never [sic] hurt like it hurt today,a€A Johnson said. a€oeIf you want to hit me, hit me in my head, hit me in my chest, dona€™t hit me in my knee. Ia€™m trying to eat just like everybody else. So, to hit me like that, that showed me what type of man he was.a€A [via]

wow… Travis Johnson elaborates on why quarterback Trent Green is "like the scarecrow"

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Posted: October 18th, 2007
at 12:45am by Black Ock


Categories: fo' real?,quote of the day

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Cheney and Obama are distant cousins: Mrs. Cheney

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There’s no sign of a family reunion planned, but U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama are distant cousins.

So says the vice president’s wife, Lynne Cheney, who said she discovered that her husband of 43 years is eighth cousins with the senator from Illinois.

The two men could hardly be more different. Cheney is an advocate for pursuing the war in Iraq to try to stabilize the country, while Obama wants to get U.S. troops out of Iraq.

Mrs. Cheney told MSNBC on Tuesday that it was "an amazing American story that one ancestor … could be responsible down the family line for lives that have taken such different and varied paths."

The common ancestor was Mareen Devall, who the Chicago Sun-Times said was a 17th century immigrant from France.

Mrs. Cheney said she discovered the link through family research for her new book, "Blue Skies, No Fences," about growing up in Wyoming.

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Posted: October 17th, 2007
at 6:15pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: politricks

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A Sign o’ th’ Times

Commercial: Probably the most well known form of culture jamming is subvertising. Subvertisements are creative anti-ads targeted at conspicuous consumption considered endemic of capitalistic societies. These images variously target consumers themselves or large corporations, often with a specific message to get people thinking about what and/or whyAAthey buy. [via]

Though this photo may be up there in the echelons of slightly racialist (along with that damned Cleveland Indians logo), it is also the entry point to an interesting article by our ninjas over at The Urbanist about the bombardment of commercials that is our daily reality inside of the Amerisphere and increasingly around the world.

Thanks to Eric for droppin’ us a line.

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Posted: October 17th, 2007
at 4:39pm by Black Ock


Categories: boredom killer,hood status,life,web

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New Pill Makes no PMS Promises

A birth control pill without side effects?AA Or just a reason to post an egg and sperm diagram?

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An American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference was told a technique called "RNA interference" could stop sperm entering the egg.

Oral contraceptives can cause nausea, headaches, and low sex drive and raise slightly the risk of DVT and strokes.

However, the new "Pill" is at least a decade away - and may have its own side-effects.

Dr Zev Williams, who presented the research to the conference, said: "We simply don’t have a contraceptive drug that is non-hormonal and reversible.

"What we are trying to do is to think about contraception in a new way.

"Obviously there are going to be hurdles and it is going to take a lot of time, but the need is there and we think it can be achieved."

Professor Bill Ledger, from the University of Sheffield, said that a lot of women still had side effects, even on the modern hormonal contraceptives. "This is a new concept. If it were available, I am sure a lot of people would want to take it.

"If it isn’t hormonal, that’s a big selling point." [via]

This basically had to be posted because of the classic picture as well as a chance for some fun alliteration.

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Posted: October 17th, 2007
at 2:02pm by Black Ock


Categories: boredom killer,fo' real?,life,mnp is for the children,real life news,science,too good to be true

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Oscar Peterson and Soundtape Sundays

No, but seriously though, it might be time to check out music.mnp.AA Not only does it have interviews on the verge of dropping, but it has a new interest in old soundtapes.

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Posted: October 17th, 2007
at 1:50pm by Black Ock


Categories: music

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Politricks Abound

So right now Congress is fighting over whether to grant big telecom companies retroactive immunity to prosecution for having violated the privacy rights of millions of customers by allowing the government to spy on them. (Big campaign contributors and fear of terrorism vs. Constitutional principlea€¦ leta€™s see, who do we think will win that one?)

Read the entire article and more at politricks.mnp

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Posted: October 17th, 2007
at 12:09pm by Black Ock


Categories: politricks,real life news

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