Monthly Archives: March 2012

More evidence that Madonna is becoming Mae West

From this post: Madonna’s ‘Girl Gone Wild’ Video comes this:

I have nothing against either women, though I prefer Mae West because she had a great sense of humour. If you love Madonna, click on the link for a video of the Material Girl.

How quantum physics explains Mitt Romney (funny!)

Funny and brilliant. You don’t need to know modern physics to get a laugh, but if you do, it’s even funnier. See A Quantum Theory of Mitt Romney –

What is #sundayArt? It’s a challenge to all your artists (and would be artists) out there. Get the details here!

What is #sundayART? It’s a weekly challenge designed to get you producing art work that you can share with others! 

How does it work? It’s simple: every Sunday, starting on April 1st, 2012, check the Sunday Art calendar here on this Tumblr and then produce a doodle, a quick sketch, a photoshopped image, a painting, a sculpture, or what ever you are best / happiest making. Then share it using your favourite social media (Twitter, Instragram, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) and tag it with #sundayArt.

Who can do this? Anyone. Of any skill. It doesn’t matter how old you are, how good you are, or what media you like to work with.  

Why are you doing this? We were talking about how we wished we were doing more creatively. We also talked about how much we enjoy working on the photo of the day challenge on Instagram. So we decided: why not come up with a similar approach for art work? It would give us an incentive to sit down and create something. The result is #sundayART.

How can i learn more? Go to this link: #sundayArt or ping us on Twitter!

Can aspirin also reduce cancer?

According to new studies mentioned in the, it can. The Times states:

Taking aspirin every day may significantly reduce the risk of many cancers and prevent tumors from spreading, according to two new studies published on Tuesday.

But before you rush out and buy a big bottle, you should note that:

Drawbacks of daily doses of aspirin include a risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.

The Times goes on to say that:

The findings add to a body of evidence suggesting that cheap and widely available aspirin may be a powerful if overlooked weapon in the battle against cancer. But the research also poses difficult questions for doctors and public health officials, as regular doses of aspirin can cause gastrointestinal bleeding and other side effects. Past studies have suggested that the drawbacks of daily use may outweigh the benefits, particularly in healthy patients.

What should you do? First: read the article and then the studies. Then talk to you doctor. You should always talk to your doctor before embarking on any medical treatment, even one that takes something as common as ASA.

What is “pink-slime” beef and who sells it

According to ABC News, pink slime or BLBT (Boneless Lean Beef Trimmings) or  finely textured lean beef, “is more like gelatin than meat” and something that was sold “only to dog food or cooking oil suppliers” until they “found a way to use it by disinfecting the trimmings with ammonia”.

ABC News also says that

The low-grade trimmings come from the parts of the cow most susceptible to contaminaton, often close to the hide, which is highly exposed to fecal matter. But because of BPI’s treatment of the trimmings — simmering them in low heat, separating fat and tissue using a centrifuge and spraying them with ammonia gas to kill germs — the United States Department of Agriculture says it’s safe to eat.

It’s worthwhile reading the article, especially if you want to avoid purchasing such a product, since it is not easy to recognize it. If you want to be safe, then “If your meat is stamped USDA Organic, it’s pure meat with no filler”.

How to eat sushi: do’s and don’t (for beginners and more)

I must admit, I do some of these Don’t now. For example, I also think adding wasabi in your soy sauce is preferable if you want a bit of the power of wasabi, but not alot. Otherwise, these are good to know.

Found here.

A PSA: be on the look out for a new phishing approach using Youtube

I got this email today.

YouTube help center | e-mail options | report spam

YouTube Service has sent you a message:

Your video has been approved

You can reply to this message by visiting your inbox.


Looks pretty official.

Why do I think it is phishing? For one thing, I haven’t submitted any YouTube videos. For another, when I rolled my mouse over the hyperlinks, some of them point to Hyperlinks not related to the company sending you the email or hyperlinks not associated with the topic of the email are a strong indication of phishing.

So remember: if you get an unexpected email like this, check the links before you click on them. If you want to be conservative, delete the email and contact the site via the site itself.