Archive for the ‘News’ Category

So you are having a bad day?

Posted: January 21, 2008 in News, Science

Well if you are just head over to End of the World and read about the 10 disaster that can really ruin your day.  You know such things as black holes coming around to visit or gamma ray bursts that kill everything on the planet.  You know stuff that we make the day you are having right now seem not quite as bad.  Cheers.

Have you seen my City?

Posted: December 14, 2007 in fun stuff, News

So you wanted to know what Mrdeadworry’s city looks like.  Well have no fear.  For now you can check out my city.  Yes I have my very own city – check it out at Mrdeadworry – MyMiniCity.  It is more of a hovel than a city but there it is for all to see.

Why don’t you just go away.

Posted: November 22, 2007 in fun stuff, News, Video

Presented by Dust Films and Cookie Dough Records a short YouTube video of people that should just go away:

Kurt Vonnegut Passes on.

Posted: April 12, 2007 in Books, News

A sad day today is. One of my favorite writers has passed on yesterday. Kurt Vonnegut, author of such books as Slaughterhouse-five and Galapagos. The New York Times has a good write up in their book section.

“Do people still know that they are going to die sooner or later? No. Fortunately, in my humble opinion, they have forgotten that.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Galapagos

Well, we remember death today. A sad day indeed.  So it goes.

The recent poisoning of pets here in the US from their food seems to have been caused by melamine a man made plastic. Researchers at Cornell have found the plastic in the urine of cats and the kidney of one cat. This find is also inclusive of the find of aminopterin found in samples of the pet food responsible.

ScienceDaily: Cornell Details Effect Of Pet Food Contaminant, Melamine

More on the recall here. And here is the list of recalled pet foods.

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Math, Population and Energy

Posted: February 25, 2007 in News, Politicts, Science

Here is a informative video that is actually very disturbing. It gives a sobering look into our future if we continue on the path of consumption and consumerism. In fact it may be even later than we think for us to recover from the deficits that we are running in our exploitation of natural resources. It is a long video, a little over an hour so get comfortable, a cup of tea and prepare yourself for some math and science. I really wish there were some hard answers for the questions that are brought up below but education of the problem is a good start. [googlevideo=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5051121482067161853&q=Population+and+Energy&total=277&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=2

Save the Internet has put together this video:

Watch the video then sign the petition, call your congressperson and tell your friends.