Aug 12, 2012

skeptv:

Men & Women Can’t Be Friends!?

via lacigreen:

remember that one time people thought that heterosexual men and women couldn’t be friends?  because they can’t resist banging each other?

and then laci green proved them wrong!  with alla that science & history & shit! ;D

VIDEO SUMMARY
In this video LaciGreen talks about the popular notion that heterosexual men and women cannot have a platonic friendship because sex gets in the way. She asserts that scientific research has proven that they can in fact be friends and follow up with a few of many reasons why people believe that men and women cannot be friends. The first section explores our history of separation by sex. The second section explores cultural narratives about cross-sex relationships, how these narratives serve to reinforce this idea in children from a young age, and how that reinforcement later manifests as behavior and belief. The third section explores the belief that sexual desire mitigates or destroys a platonic friendship.

CREDITS:
Why Men and Women Can’t be friends http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_lh5fR4DMA
Why Men and Women Can’t Be Friends - The Truth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko5sSeU-TrY
When Harry Met Sally, 1989
Music by Josh Woodward

RESEARCH AND RESOURCES:
Guys Reveal Sexual Interest in Gal Pals - http://www.livescience.com/20119-men-women-sex-friendship.html
Overestimating sexual interest - http://www.livescience.com/4876-clueless-guys-read-women.html Sexual desire in cross-sex friendships: http://spr.sagepub.com/content/26/6-7/919.abstract
Exploring cross-sex friendships: http://www.sociologyencyclopedia.com/public/tocnode?id=g9781405124331_yr2012_chunk_g97814051243319_ss1-167

Aug 11, 2012

skeptv:

Men & Women Can’t Be Friends!?

via lacigreen:

remember that one time people thought that heterosexual men and women couldn’t be friends?  because they can’t resist banging each other?

and then laci green proved them wrong!  with alla that science & history & shit! ;D

VIDEO SUMMARY
In this video LaciGreen talks about the popular notion that heterosexual men and women cannot have a platonic friendship because sex gets in the way. She asserts that scientific research has proven that they can in fact be friends and follow up with a few of many reasons why people believe that men and women cannot be friends. The first section explores our history of separation by sex. The second section explores cultural narratives about cross-sex relationships, how these narratives serve to reinforce this idea in children from a young age, and how that reinforcement later manifests as behavior and belief. The third section explores the belief that sexual desire mitigates or destroys a platonic friendship.

CREDITS:
Why Men and Women Can’t be friends http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_lh5fR4DMA
Why Men and Women Can’t Be Friends - The Truth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko5sSeU-TrY
When Harry Met Sally, 1989
Music by Josh Woodward

RESEARCH AND RESOURCES:
Guys Reveal Sexual Interest in Gal Pals - http://www.livescience.com/20119-men-women-sex-friendship.html
Overestimating sexual interest - http://www.livescience.com/4876-clueless-guys-read-women.html Sexual desire in cross-sex friendships: http://spr.sagepub.com/content/26/6-7/919.abstract
Exploring cross-sex friendships: http://www.sociologyencyclopedia.com/public/tocnode?id=g9781405124331_yr2012_chunk_g97814051243319_ss1-167

Jul 12, 2012

“Do I get stress headaches at work? Yes, definitely. From the moment I get in, it’s “Denise we need this! Denise we need that!” Which is stressful… ‘cause my name is Linda. Denise is the other black woman that works here. By 10am, someone in the copy room makes a joke about Kobe Bryant, and everyone looks at me to make sure it’s ok. And I smile like it’s ok. But really, my head and neck are starting to throb. Then I spend the rest of my afternoon training my interns, and answering their questions, like, “Yes, black people use shampoo”, and, “No, I don’t know any good reggae clubs around here”, and, “Yes, Condoleezza Rice is very articulate, why do you sound so surprised?” And, “No, I can’t tell you where to buy weed!” And that’s when I reach for Excedrin.”

(Source: 30rockasaurus, via azaadi)

Jul 5, 2012

The Absolute Funniest Posts!

lulz-time:

 

Biology Teacher: So the sperm is surrounded with glucose
student: you mean semen is like sugar?
Biology Teacher: yeah basically
me: doesn’t taste like..
Biology Teacher:
me:
student:
Biology Teacher:
me:
student:
me: whoops

 

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Jun 21, 2012
wnycradiolab:

utnereader:

For all of your secret message writing needs.

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wnycradiolab:

utnereader:

For all of your secret message writing needs.

Sweet!

(Source: artpixie)

Jun 11, 2012
jasencomstock:

c-newt:

YOU GUYZ I FIGURED OUT HOW TO FIX AMURCA

It’s like rain on your wedding day.

jasencomstock:

c-newt:

YOU GUYZ I FIGURED OUT HOW TO FIX AMURCA

It’s like rain on your wedding day.

(via jasencomstock-deactivated201306)

Jun 11, 2012

(via mommynaly)

May 14, 2012

“I’ve made some bad decisions. I lost a decade of my life to cocaine addiction. You know how I got addicted to cocaine? I tried it. The problem with drugs is that they work, right up until the moment that they decimate your life. Try cocaine, and you’ll become addicted to it. Become addicted to cocaine, and you will either be dead, or you will wish you were dead, but it will only be one or the other. My big fear was that I wasn’t going to be able to write without it. There was no way I was going to be able to write without it. Last year I celebrated my 11-year anniversary of not using coke. In that 11 years, I’ve written three television series, three movies, a Broadway play, won the Academy Award and taught my daughter all the lyrics to ‘Pirates of Penzance.’ I have good friends.


You’ll meet a lot of people who, to put it simply, don’t know what they’re talking about. In 1970 a CBS executive famously said that there were four things that we would never, ever see on television: a divorced person, a Jewish person, a person living in New York City and a man with a mustache. By 1980, every show on television was about a divorced Jew who lives in New York City and goes on a blind date with Tom Selleck. Develop your own compass, and trust it. Take risks, dare to fail, remember the first person through the wall always gets hurt.”

Aaron Sorkin, in a snippet from a commencement speech he gave at Syracuse University & quoted in MMQB.

In short, my translation of what Sorkin is saying: Try not to do so much cocaine after you graduate that it may end up dulling whatever brilliance resides inside your mind.

Also, maybe more importantly, be a fuckin’ leader in life, not a follower. Nobody respects wasted talent or someone who tries to get ahead by riding the coattails of others. 

(via winstonwolfe)

(via nedhepburn)

May 14, 2012
iambradleymanning:

“We are Bradley Manning” -from Peace Action of San Mateo County.

iambradleymanning:

“We are Bradley Manning” -from Peace Action of San Mateo County.

(Source: iambradleymanning)

May 14, 2012

Secret History: A Math-Free Guide to the Math of Alice in Wonderland(via @io9)

cab1729:

Alice in Wonderland got its start as a simple story, told by a mathematics professor to a colleague’s daughter. It’s a strange story that seems to be the result of a drug trip, but is actually a scathing satire of the new-fangled math that the professor was seeing invade his area of study.

(via proofmathisbeautiful)

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