All Posts Tagged as 'Weird'
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Big Bang Theory (2007-2019)
They brought me joy, I dorked out and Buffy doesn't hurt. 17-May-2019
It was a Mother's Day Pop-Up card. Well done. 14-May-2019
It's a group effort, Sheldon. 21-Jul-2017
These robots were built to be punched, stabbed and cursed. Here's why you might want to oblige them.
It’s no secret that technology can drive us batty. Between glitchy apps, social media outages and data breaches, the only thing stopping some people from smashing their personal tech is the exorbitant cost of replacing it.
Now a trio of researchers say they’ve found a way to use technology to channel our rage rather than provoke it. They’ve created robots designed not to perform tasks but to serve as our personal punching bags.
The research team, based at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, says the so-called “cathartic objects” are designed to be hit, stabbed, cursed and otherwise abused. The bots don’t complain or fight back, as seen in a video, but they do respond by flashing lights and flailing around.
Why should we take our anger out on robots? The researchers say it’s all about catharsis, the process by which people give full expression of their negative emotions as a way to curb them.
Blume In Love (1973)
A man thinks he can redeem his indiscretions by realizing his wife is the love of his life. The women keep it real, the story never flinches and George Segal keeps it nervously serial. The outcome is so fucked up it loses its purpose. 14-May-2019
Porn deemed a public health crisis by Arizona politicians
Some legislators gave pornography a new title: public health crisis.
The Arizona State Senate voted Monday to declare pornography a public health crisis, but beyond stating such on their resolution, no further action is set to be taken.
The bill states that "pornography perpetuates a sexually toxic environment that damages all areas of our society," proceeding to list that "potential detrimental effects on pornography users include toxic sexual behaviors, emotional, mental and medical illnesses and difficulty forming or maintaining intimate relationships."
More Than 300 Catholic Clergy in New Jersey Have Been Accused of Sex Abuse, Report Says
Delaware man accused of raping woman after posing as ride-share driver, police say
Man filmed himself sexually assaulting 16-year-old several times, plotted to kill girl
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)
Efron explored none of the options that would have freed his character to expose the monster in Ted Bundy. The film could have established more instances like the cuts and closeups during the verdict that had us seeing into his soul. The courtroom drama prances around the diabolical murders and the film is not interested in disrupting his image as a charmer (whom in real life had many ticks claiming otherwise.) 06-May-2019
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
A jumbled idea. 04-May-2019
Umbrella Academy, The (2019-)
The giant impresses but all the puzzle pieces are so scattered that my brain doesn't enjoy trying to put them together. 02-May-2019
Tom Hardy is so excited to be Venom that when the monster actually appears he's CGI elemental. The villainy is alike which lends the film no diversity in magic or action. It could have escalated had it embraced its horror DNA. 26-Apr-2019
This Plastic Surgery Procedure That Promises to Give You Six-Pack Abs Is Ridiculous
Forget clean eating and slaving away at the gym: The latest liposuction procedure promises to give you flawless six-pack abs without hard work or willpower. Sound too good to be true? Yeah, it pretty much is.
The procedure, called "abdominal etching," involves suctioning fat from specific parts of the abdomen, which then reveals a person's natural abdominal lines, according to an article published this month in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Patients can choose a more defined, chiseled look, or can opt for a natural, smooth appearance. But as you’d imagine, bypassing the gym for this surgical shortcut has its repercussions.
This Mom Asked Guests to Pay a Cover Fee at Her Daughter's Birthday Party – Sorry, but Nope
I've thrown a handful of birthday parties for my kids so far, and I will be the first to tell you — they're damn pricey. For two to four hours of pizza, cake, and ice cream, you'd think they wouldn't break the bank, but I always end up spending more than I budgeted for and wondering if they're even worth the expense.
One thing I've never wondered, however, is how much to charge guests to attend. That's because the answer, without room for argument, is zero dollars and zero cents.
So it came as a complete shock when the Boston Globe's "Miss Conduct" advice column was hit with an impossible scenario: a mom has been making guests pay a cover charge to attend her kid's birthday parties.
"Every year, she charges people to come to her daughter's birthday party," an anonymous friend of the mom wrote. "If it is at a venue, the e-mail will say something along the lines of 'please bring $20 to cover the cost of your child.' If it is at her home, there will be an envelope or basket asking for 'donations.' They're not poor."
Academic claims she's discovered anal suppository 'cure' for homosexuality
A Kuwaiti academic claims she discovered an anal suppository ‘cure’ for homosexuality.
Mariam Al-Sohel appeared on Scope TV to explain how her gay cure medicine based on Islamic prophecy works.
‘I discovered therapeutic suppositories that curb the sexual urges of boys of the third gender,’ she said. ‘As well as the fourth gender, which is butch lesbians.’
The ‘third gender’ is feminine gay men, according to Al-Sohel.
She then continued: ‘This is all science, so there’s nothing to be ashamed of.
‘The sexual urge develops when a person is sexually attacked. And afterwards it persists because there is an anal worm that feeds on semen. It feeds on sperm.
‘So what I did was to produce suppositories, which are to be used by certain people at a certain time. It cures those urges by exterminating the worm that feeds on sperm,’ she said.
Gay Star News
Anti-gay GOP ex-congressman Aaron Schock photographed making out with another man at Coachella
The GOP ex-congressman whose sexuality was DC’s worst-kept secret has been spotted making out with another man at Coachella. Former Representative Aaron Schock who made a splash in the nation’s capital with his clothing choices, Instagram photos, and interior decorating choices, resigned after being accused of illegally using campaign funds to finance his over-the-top lifestyle.
Schock was a reliably anti-gay vote for Republicans, despite the parade of young men who visited his DC apartment, and his outing by journalist Itay Hod in 2014. Hod claimed he had walked in on his male roommate and Schock showering together.
But the former Congressman is back on social media after moving to West Hollywood where’s he’s been spotted doing some of the most stereotypical gay things possible – hanging out in gay bars, posing shirtless with gay fitness junkies, and enjoying quiet dinners with other men.
Dark Tower, The (2017)
Harder to watch than it was to read. 12-Apr-2019
Now Apocalypse (2019-)
High on sexuality, deep in relationships and challenging in concept. The characters range from elegantly disturbing to adorably hunky. I'm in it. 12-Apr-2019