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Yale Glee Club Pommeled En Masse

Dozens of assailants assaulted the Yale barber shop quartet at a party in San Francisco. That must have been some really bad singing. Very strange……

Where would college students be without the low-cost, high-sodium food product that are instant noodles? So many nights, broke as hell yet hungry……but wait! There’s Ramen noodles in the pantry, or, if you feel like splurging, a whole Cup O’ Noodles! As evidence that MSG, trans-fat, refined flour, and salt galore can’t be all bad…

French art is downright weird sometimes, never illustrated better than through SpermCube. From what I can gather, its a “public art project” that everyone is supposed to “contribute” to. Oh man, I can’t even keep a straight face typing this. More pictures under the fold (may not be work safe)……

Huge Wild Turkeys Taking Over Suburbia

In case you can’t make it to the grocery store, or all the turkeys are sold out, just take a peek into your own backyard. There’s a lot of wild turkeys just walking around. And they all look delicious. Happy Thanksgiving!

This is just plain heart-breaking. Even these Inuit seem sad to kill these poor belugas. About 200 beluga were first spotted in early August by hunters in the Husky Lakes area south of Tuktoyaktuk, a string of saltwater inlets north of the Arctic Circle that are linked to the ocean through a 300-meter-wide [980-foot-wide] channel.…

A newborn voclanic island has been identified in the South Pacific near Tonga, according to the reports of two vessels that have passed nearby. The crew of the Maiken, a yacht that left the northern Tongan islands group of Vava’u in August, reported on their Web log on August 12 that they saw streaks of…

According to a suit brought by two cops in New Mexico, they were served hamburgers that had been laced with marijuana. The lawsuit says Mark Landavazo and Henry Gabaldon, officers for the Isleta Pueblo tribal police, were in uniform and riding in a marked patrol car when they bought meals at the drive-through lane October…

First it was the World Series, now this? Adding insult to injury, Detroit must follow St. Loius yet again in the rankings, this time for most disgustingly crime-ridden city. I would have thought that “the D” as we fondly call it, would have had THIS competition in the bag. But no. The one thing, the…

This urinal, shaped like a woman’s mouth, was located near Vienna’s national opera in Austria. But it won’t be there much longer–politicians have demanded its removal because they think it is sexist. “We think that it’s tasteless, misogynistic and offensive,” Marianne Lackner, media spokeswoman for the Vienna Department of Women’s Affairs told The Associated Press.…

Yeah, I’m walking around SFN checking out posters and talks, and will likely blog about them later after a bit of a breather. But, somnilista FCD sent me this news blurb about a chocolate igloo and I had to pass it on. This totally reminded me of the chocolate Taj Mahal that Willy Wonka built!…