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Charlie Sheen is a man with zero regrets.

Posted in alcohol, amazing, anthropology, culture, debate, entertainment, health, lifehack, motivation, opinions, PR, prominent persons, self improvement, story by questionabletopic on Thursday, March 3, 2011

охуенная статья о том, почему Чарли Шин важен и клев.
His appeal is that, while most guys — especially post–college — must reign in their ids and demure to society’s expectations to advance rung by rung up the soul–crushing ladder of corporate mediocrity, Sheen has reached the ultimate apex of manhood eternal: doing whatever he wants and speaking the complete truth, consequences be damned. (Even if the complete truth, as he perceives it, is “I got tiger blood,” “I have a 10,000–year–old brain,” and “I’m an F–18, bro.”)

сопливая статья о том, почему Чарли Шин шовинист и женоненависник (as if there was anything wrong with it)
Sheen’s m.o. seems to be to invalidate these women’s claims by accusing them of being money hungry or fame hungry. It’s interesting for him to consider women looking for money, particularly at the end of a relationship with him, as some kind of character flaw, considering his well–known practice of paying women to party with him, as well as his penchant for hookers. According to a recent GQ article, Sheen lost his virginity at 15 to a hooker in Las Vegas whom he paid for with his father’s stolen credit card. Kacey Jordan tells GQ of Sheen’s obsession with sex workers, “He is unhappy, and he probably relates to the porn girls, thinking they’re unhappy, too.”

вдумчивая статья о о том, почему Чарли Шин важнее Джастина Бибера в медиа–мире
If you didn’t hear, yesterday Charlie Sheen joined Twitter. Today he very well may reach 1 million followers (as I type he’s already passed the 900K mark).
How did it happen? Why all of a sudden did he wake up and decide it’s Twitter time? And how was it that Charlie Sheen went from non–twitterer to hardcore twitterer overnight? Short answer: he got a lot of help from a team of experts at Ad.ly, a small Beverly Hills start–up that focuses on celebrity endorsements via Facebook and Twitter.

Randy Pausch

Posted in amazing, anthropology, lifehack, prominent persons, story, survival by questionabletopic on Sunday, February 20, 2011

Crème de la Crème

Posted in anthropology, culture, entertainment, motivation, prominent persons, story by questionabletopic on Sunday, February 20, 2011

The External World

Posted in amazing, consumerism, culture, films & animation by questionabletopic on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Анимационная работа “The External World” от David OReilly – возможно, самое пугающее/смешное/удивительное/грустное/дикое/честное/абсурдное из того, что вам довелось увидеть. Особам с беременной или несовершеннолетней психикой все же рекомендую обойти вниманием данный ролик.

Пугающего/смешного/удивительного/грустного/дикого/честного/абсурдного дня вам, дорогие мои!

i chose not to choose

Posted in consumerism, industry, internet by questionabletopic on Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lie Detector

Posted in joke by questionabletopic on Saturday, March 13, 2010

There is a mom and dad who live with their son.

The Father is obsessed with buying wierd items. One day he buys a lie detecting robot. The same day, his son comes home from school at about 6 in the evening.
The dad asks him “Son, where have you been?”
Son says “Oh me and some of the guys went to the library to study for a test.”
The robot goes over to the son, slaps him out of the chair onto the floor.

Father says “Now son this is a lie detecting robot. Where did you really go after school?”
The son says”We went to Jimmy’s house to watch a movie”
Father: “What movie?”
Son: “Snow White”

The robot goes over to the son, slaps him out of the chair onto the floor.

Son says “ok ok, we were watching Sex Raiders 5.”
By this time the father is very angry.
Father:”Son, I cannot believe you would lie to me like this! When I was a little boy, I never lied to my father!”
The robot goes over to the father, slaps him out of the chair onto the floor.

The mother, overhearing the entire conversation and watching what is happening, starts to giggle at her husbands foolishness.
Father: “Why are you laughing?”
Mother:”He is YOUR son.”

The robot goes over to the mother, slaps her out of the chair and onto the floor.

звідси: http://9gag.com/

Необычная карта главного командования Люфтваффе

Posted in amazing, conspiracy, facts, government by questionabletopic on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Некоторое время по интернетах циркулирует это изображение стратегической карты бомбардировки острова Манхэттен (Нью-Йорк, США). Думать, что это правда, или видеть в этом бред конспирологов – личное дело каждого, но некоторые выкладки все же довольно интересные:

1. наличие программы “Оружие Нового Рассвета” и личное курирование ее А. Гитлером;

2. разработка трансатлантического стратегического бомбардировщика Messerschmitt 264 Long Range “Amerika Bomber” и его разительное сходство с Boeing B-29 Superfortress;

3. создание спец.тканей и особых костюмов (для противорадиационной защиты) на I.G. Farben und Textil, части BASF AG;

4. срочная постройка особо секретного аэродрома (создан после опробывания в операции Steinbock, прямого линка уже нет)

5. совпадение зон поражения, указанных да данной схеме, с теми, что нанес “Малыш” в Хиросиме;

Среди конспирологов общепринятой считается теория, исходя из которой, единственной причиной неприменения данного плана было предательство нескольких штабных чиновников Вермахта (сказались общие пораженческие настрои от результатов театра военных действий на Остфронте и предложение о предоставлении им дип. приюта в США в случае коллаборации).

В ином случае – мы бы жили в совершенно другом мире.

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Информация о деньгах. Без пыли.

Posted in amazing, facts, government by questionabletopic on Monday, February 1, 2010

После того, как на Гаити улеглась пыль от землетрясения, стало возможным не только проводить спасательные работы, но и более четко проанализировать структуру фонда денежной помощи, оказанной организациями, государствами и отдельными личностями.

Выводы, как минимум, увлекательные. Извините за количество ссылок, но компании стоящие (для проверки капитализации)

Sandra Bullock ($1 Mill) = UN foundation = Morgan Stanley = Bank of America= Credit Suisse = JP Morgan Chase = Goldman Sachs = Coca-Cola Company
Giselle Bundchen ($1.5 Mill) > Швеции > Microsoft > Чехии > Польши

Детальная инфографика: флэш, большой jpeg.

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Nice t-shirt ma’am!

Posted in amazing, anthropology, consumerism, government, photo, politics by questionabletopic on Friday, January 15, 2010

На фото – Сара Пэйлин, республиканский кандидат на выборах в 2008ом, интересная личность в целом и выбором одежды – в частности.

На футболке фраза “I may be broke but I’m not flat busted”,

буквальный перевод “Я хоть и разоренная, но не обнищавшая”,
не буквальный перевод “Я хоть и бедная, но не плоскогрудая”.

The geeks were right.

Posted in anthropology, culture, lifehack, motivation, studies by questionabletopic on Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Возможности социальной адаптации и самореализации ботанов (EN|РУ).
И музыка в дорожку.

Paging doctor Greenthumb!

Posted in anthropology, facts, prominent persons by questionabletopic on Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Мрачная Топ-10 одиозных докторов. Все на месте, муа-ха-ха.

dirty-версия здесь.

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The Internet is for porn

Posted in amazing, anthropology, consumerism, culture, industry, internet by questionabletopic on Thursday, December 17, 2009

Прекрасный эксперимент провалился по причине отсутствия базы для сравнения.

Ave, internet, morituri te salutant!

Joke about truth (blonde-style)

Posted in joke, technology by questionabletopic on Sunday, May 18, 2008

One fine night, three women go down to Mexico, get drunk, and wake up in jail, only to find that they are to be executed in the morning! They are helpless although none of them can remember what they did the night before!

Anyway, before long the first one, a redhead, is strapped in the electric chair, and is asked if she has any last words. She answers, “I am from Grace University, and believe in the almighty power of God to intervene on the behalf of the innocent.” They throw the switch and nothing happens. Everybody is amazed.

They all immediately prostrate themselves; beg for her forgiveness, and release her.

The second one, a brunette, is strapped in and gives her last words, “I am from the Creighton School of Law and I believe in the power of justice to intervene on the part of the innocent.” They throw the switch and again, nothing happens. Haha… this is weird, but again, they all immediately prostrate themselves; beg for her forgiveness, and release her!

The last one, a blonde, is strapped in and says, “Well, I’m from the University of Alabama, Huntsville and just graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and I’ll tell you right now, you ain’t gonna electrocute nobody if you don’t plug this thing in.”

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Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

Posted in amazing, anthropology, culture, facts, opinions, political correctness by questionabletopic on Monday, April 28, 2008

Why most suicide bombers are Muslim, beautiful people have more daughters, humans are naturally polygamous, sexual harassment isn’t sexist, and blonds are more attractive.

Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define precisely. Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved nature—human nature.

This means two things. First, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are produced not only by our individual experiences and environment in our own lifetime but also by what happened to our ancestors millions of years ago. Second, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are shared, to a large extent, by all men or women, despite seemingly large cultural differences.

Human behavior is a product both of our innate human nature and of our individual experience and environment. In this article, however, we emphasize biological influences on human behavior, because most social scientists explain human behavior as if evolution stops at the neck and as if our behavior is a product almost entirely of environment and socialization. In contrast, evolutionary psychologists see human nature as a collection of psychological adaptations that often operate beneath conscious thinking to solve problems of survival and reproduction by predisposing us to think or feel in certain ways. Our preference for sweets and fats is an evolved psychological mechanism. We do not consciously choose to like sweets and fats; they just taste good to us.

The implications of some of the ideas in this article may seem immoral, contrary to our ideals, or offensive. We state them because they are true, supported by documented scientific evidence. Like it or not, human nature is simply not politically correct.

Excerpted from Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters, by Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa, to be published by Perigree in September 2007.

1. Men like blond bombshells (and women want to look like them)

Long before TV—in 15th- and 16th- century Italy, and possibly two millennia ago—women were dying their hair blond. A recent study shows that in Iran, where exposure to Western media and culture is limited, women are actually more concerned with their body image, and want to lose more weight, than their American counterparts. It is difficult to ascribe the preferences and desires of women in 15th-century Italy and 21st-century Iran to socialization by media.

Women’s desire to look like Barbie—young with small waist, large breasts, long blond hair, and blue eyes—is a direct, realistic, and sensible response to the desire of men to mate with women who look like her. There is evolutionary logic behind each of these features.

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