It's inventive and a little gruesome. Imagine getting a ketchup packet and seeing the pictures to the left. While making an explosive noise, rip along the dashed guideline and let the ketchup flow out like blood. Mmm, makes you want to eat a plate of fries right now doesn't it? Especially if each packet contains 10% real victims blood. Just kidding.
"The shocking sachet is one of 20,000 which will be distributed throughout restaurants in the North and South island.
“We hope the sachet aptly illustrates the terrible injuries so many families are struggling with across the world,” says Mr Goff. “Landmines and unexploded ordnance such as cluster bombs from past conflicts continue to take the lives of, and maim, hundreds of people every year.”
While visiting my parents this past weekend my mother and I got to taking about different breeds of cats. My mother has always been particularly found of large breeds such as Persians and Main Coons. So it surprised me when she said that she really liked Havana Browns-- a lean sleek breed derived from seal point Siamese and domestic black short hairs.
We looked up breeds of cats on Wikipedia and while looking at the Exotic (cat) entry I was reminded of a picture Courtney had sent me earlier in the week of her parent's new cat named Royce.
Isn't he cute?
My mom squealed with delight. "He looks like Golliwogg!" she exclaimed.
I laughed-- Royce does look like Golliwogg.
See the resemblance? Wait, let me help you out if you can't.
So while Courtney's parents have named this kitty Royce, I suggest his nickname should be Golli.
Me: I wish I was into the things that the Folsom Street Fair celebrates. Him: I'm sure it's a good way to get out pent up aggression Me: I get my aggression out by doing needlepoint. You should see my samplers!
Earlier today I came across a very fascinating equation that deals with IQs. The heritability of IQ measures the extent to which the IQ of children appears to be influenced by the IQ of parents. Because the heritability of IQ is less than 100%, the IQ of children tends to "regress towards the mean IQ of the population. That is, high IQ parents tend to have children who are less bright than they are, where as low IQ parents tend to have children who are brighter than they are. The effect can be quantified by the equation:
Thus, if the heritability of IQ is 50%, a couple averaging an IQ of 120 may have children that average around an IQ of 110, assuming that both parents come from a population with a median IQ of 100.
What I'm really trying to say is, Mom & Dad, thanks for being 'tards.
First of all, "retardate" and "trainable" are two words that are now featured extensively in my every day speech after watching The ABC's of Sex Education for Trainables from 1975. The opening sequence made me laugh albeit uncomfortably. Ok, that's not true-- never once was I uncomfortable. If you can't stand watching the majority of this video-- skip ahead to the 13:00 minute mark and ready yourself for some really amusing scenes.
This film is offensive to modern sensibilities which is why I find it hilarious. I found a great blog entry about it-- which is the reason my entry is skinny and lame. I couldn't compete with this recap.
It reminds me of a series of photographs by artist Bethany Jean Fancher titled "Horse Show." Breyer horse models are photographed by Fancher in real and constructed landscapes yielding beautiful and imaginative photos.
Peter has been well loved. Often he came to Sunday school with me when I was five years old. Actually he went every where with me. We were inseparable. He used to have small orange eyes-- until one day one popped out. I was devastated. But my mother being a seasoned stuffed animal surgeon gave Peter an eye transplant (actually two eye transplants.) Around the same time she created four heart pockets for Peter and velcroed a carrot to his right foot (though that carrot was lost some twenty-five years ago.)
"There's a Fine Line Between Stupid and Clever" reads the description of the blog cakeyvoice. I'm surprised I hadn't seen Han's blog before today. She is well cleva and best of all-- she knits dead people! I especially like the knitted figures for Dawn of the Dead and Shaun of the Dead.