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|5 Second Films - Whisper Quiet|
I don't understand what the vacuum said, and I can't think of anything that would make this funny. Sorry, this one just doesn't do it for me.
|70's Levis Commecial - The Stranger|
Say "Dacron Polyester" like it's a good thing. Oh, yeah, baby.
|HOMEOPATHY: Jew of Nazi Medicine|
Novella responds "I will ignore the bulk of Benneth’s personal libel – suffice to say it is beneath contempt. He does make an attempt at an evidence-based argument, but he completely botches it. He argues that there are many studies showing an effect for homeopathic remedies on plants, animals, and cells in culture. This, he argues, rules out the placebo effect.
This is both wrong and misleading. First, Benneth mischaracterizes the scientific argument as – because homeopathy cannot work any study showing an effect is due either to the placebo effect, fraud, or incompetence. I would add bias and chance, but further this is an oversimplification of the scientific position – the conclusion that homeopathy does not work is based both on the lack of plausibility and the poor quality and overall negative nature of the empirical evidence.
Benneth then makes a patently illogical argument – that because the placebo effect is ruled out (false premise) that the critics of homeopathy are wrong. But what about fraud (as with Jacques Benveniste’s lab), incompetence, bias, and chance? This is why we do not cherry pick, but look for a pattern of reproducibility – something which is lacking with homeopathy.
Let us also look further at the placebo claim – this is one I frequently hear. This is a simplistic misconception about the placebo effect, that it is entirely a mind-over-matter result of expectation. In fact, as it is operationally defined in medical trials, placebo effects can include anything other than a physiological response to the treatment, including observer expectation. Someone has to be observing the plants, cells, or animals and their bias counts too.
And, after reviewing the published studies, I do not accept the premise that the evidence supports the efficacy of homeopathy in treating plants. The literature shows mostly small and uncontrolled studies – no solid reproducible effects. Certainly nothing that would justify rewriting the physics textbooks."
I could pee while riding this.
|Cold Steel - Bushman Survival Knife|
Can't argue with results, though. Bam! Right in the throat!
|Philip Pullman responds to a question about the title of his new book|
Fuck yeah. FUCK YEAH.
|Kittens Mewing for Food|
Orange guy seems pretty mellow compared to the rest.
|Dog vs. Deer|
I think that deer is trying to kick that dog's ass. And will, if he gets a little bigger.
|40 Proofs of God's Existence|
Yeah, I'm not gonna downrate this, but it's a great idea done in the most annoying shove-it-in-your-face way possible.
Which, oddly enough, is the same beef I have with mainstream American Christianity.
|8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter - Three's Company tribute|
Shouldn't their breasts be hanging out more?
|Quality Pittsburgh News|
Why do all these homosexuals keep sucking my cock?
|Penny Shooter Business Card|
Stars for accuracy.
|Little Nerdy Kid Almost Gets Crushed by Hoop|
Needs a "wheezing" tag.
|16-bit adding machine made in Minecraft|
|Farmer fixes slurry spreader|
"Poop golem"... love it.
|Bub Bubs Bounce|
This is as clever as anything Tim & Eric has ever done. Just because someone has discovered a market for pure crap doesn't make it any less crap.
|Bub Bubs Bounce|
99% of Tim & Eric's shit could have been thought of, and indeed probably was independently thought of, by a 9-year old with a severe brain injury. If that is what makes it "good", count me as a hater.
|Still Face Experiment|
Seriously, I clicked on this hoping it would be a "stare at babies til they cry" deal and I was not disappointed.
|Hot Chip- I Feel Better|
That's Nick Cage in a bald-skin cap.
|Atari 800 In Store Demo|
ACQUIRE AND TRANSMIT INFORMATION.
Atari 800XL was my first computer. Still have it, still worked last time I hooked it up. I used it as a word processor in college, with the shitty Atari dot-matrix printer that couldn't print fonts with true descenders.