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The Science of Brassiere-ology

Or when Maidenform just isn’t enough. LiveScience reports that Bras Don’t Support Bouncing Breasts. The science of brassiere design in this study refers to the biomechanics of breasts bouncing during exercise. For women with larger endowment, e.g., a pair of D-cup breasts weighing 15-23 pounds, the unrestrained movement has potential to damage the delicate supporting…

In anticipation of forking over multiple dead presidents, a healthy kidney and sacrificing a pair of white doves to enter the local googolplex cinema to see 3:10 to Yuma, I indulged in a Christian Bale-o-thon this weekend. Well, OK, two DVDs don’t make a “-thon” but it’s a little more focused than my typical viewing…

The Dance of the Jumping Spider

This deserves to be highlighted. Hat tip to Lorri Talley (see comments in Orb Weaver entry). I give you… The Mating Dance of the Jumping Spider! “I have the best pedipalps of them all! The very best. With my little dance, I will hypnotize you into wanting them. Yes, my darling, wanting them!”

Name That Orb Weaver!

Since Labor Day weekend has passed, it’s time to put away those white shoes and to take note of the late summer orb weaver spiders. Orb Weaver spiders are members of the Araneidae family. These include the ubiquitous yellow and black garden spider and familiar genera such as Mangora spp. and Araneus spp. When my…

The Chimp Refuge Comes OUT.

A new addition can be found in the sidebar. Yes, the Chimp Refuge has joined the OUT Campaign bandwagon. Click on the Scarlet Letter of Atheism, and you will be taken to the site for the campaign which includes a link to Richard Dawkins’ introduction to the initiative. Since it’s a Saturday, and I’m in…

The Joys of Cottaging or…

…Why Bathroom Sex is So Hot. The Salon newsletter popped up in my gmail files within the past hour with the aforementioned article by James Hannaham. It’s a pretty interesting essay on the allure of public restroom schwinging and whether or not such acts make a guy Teh Gay or Not Teh Gay, as Senator…

Fandom Meme!

So you’ve got your Harry Potter fandom, your Buffy the Vampire Slayer fandom, your Pirates of the Caribbean fandom and your Star Trek fandom.* Isn’t it about time for an Evolutionist/Rationalist fandom? Well, isn’t it? Check out my answers to the meme** that’s sweeping the fan-i-verse! Note added in proof: The responses to this meme…

The Teh finally hit the conservative pages of Scrip World Pharmaceutical News. Wyeth’s new antipsychotic receives FDA non-approvable letter after fatality August 13, 2007 Scrip The US FDA has issued a non-approvable letter for Wyeth/Solvay’s new-generation atypical antipsychotic bifeprunox, which was under review for the acute treatment of schizophrenia and the maintenance of stable adult…

When one thinks of a house mouse, a meek cheese-nibbling furry little critter is most often visualized Don’t be fooled. These are nasty beasts. Just ask the chicks of the stormy petrel, Tristan albatross and Atlantic petrel.

As a belated follow-on to my rant on ol’ Hissy Chrissy Hitchies’ contention that women aren’t funny, I offer this film clip via LiveScience: Humor and the Sexes. Be forewarned that you must suffer through a Yahoo ad in the beginning which pokes gentle fun at Incompetent Men and Their Tools, a subject that is…