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    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2011
    I love that al-Qaeda/cupcake story. Totally cheered me up this morning.

    More brain stuff:
    Do these conjoined twins share a mind?

    The explanation Cochrane proposes is surprisingly straightforward for so unusual an outcome: that visual input comes in through the retinas of one girl, reaches her thalamus, then takes two different courses, like electricity traveling along a wire that splits in two. In the girl who is looking at the strobe or a stuffed animal in her crib, the visual input continues on its usual pathways, one of which ends up in the visual cortex. In the case of the other girl, the visual stimulus would reach her thalamus via the thalamic bridge, and then travel up her own visual neural circuitry, ending up in the sophisticated processing centers of her own visual cortex. Now she has seen it, probably milliseconds after her sister has.

    The results of the test did not surprise the family, who had long suspected that even when one girl’s vision was angled away from the television, she was laughing at the images flashing in front of her sister’s eyes. The sensory exchange, they believe, extends to the girls’ taste buds: Krista likes ketchup, and Tatiana does not, something the family discovered when Tatiana tried to scrape the condiment off her own tongue, even when she was not eating it.

    Even knowing about the tests and what Cochrane believed, I listened to the family’s stories with some amount of skepticism. Perhaps they were imagining it or exaggerating for the sake of a good story. Then in one of the many idle moments of the five days I spent with the family, the girls were watching television, and I absent-mindedly gave Tatiana’s foot, which Krista could not see, a little tickle. She turned to me and smiled, and then Krista spoke: “Now do me,” she said. Had she felt the sensation but wanted the emotional experience of knowing that she, too, was receiving that kind of playful attention?
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    Hilariously bad Conservative campaign leaflet from 2008. Brent Rinehart appears to have commissioned his ten year old nephew to produce a badly-spelled rant against gays and Satan.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2011
    Batman Deliverance a fan made short filme about Batman (with Wolverine on it). Really well made.
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    @badbear - Awesome article, thank you for linking that.
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2011
    This is old I think but appeals to the inner 4 year old:
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    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2011
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    Fuuuuuck me

    I gotta move to Grand Rapids
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    The teaser trailer for Guillermo del Toro's Haunted Mansion.

    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2011
    Doctor Who anime. Yes, Doctor Who ANIME! This should be on Doctor who's Remake/Remodel.
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    Goddammit, Norway.

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    @badbear synesthesia, can get a shit load weirder too
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    Today is the best fucking day of the year. Gathering of the Juggalos Infomercial day! 27 minutes. Completely worth it.

      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2011
    Fuuuuuck me

    I gotta move to Grand Rapids

    No. You don't. Trust me.
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    I don't recall ever seeing anything about Billy Bob Neck on Whitechapel before. The guy is an ascended genius. Just look at his brave expose of soccer, socialism and Satan.

    And his refutation of the damage caused by the Gulf oil spill makes me proud to be an American.

    I did a Stupid Redneck Character for a while... but I can't hold a candle to anyone who can come up with The Murderous Gay Nazi Cannibals on the Supreme Court.
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    I only got ten minutes into it, enough to see devil Vanilla Ice and his posse, and now....mybrainhurts

    Also, dickships, trying to pass off ICP and it's many offshoot brands as underground and not a money making entity
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    I always experience some degree of synesthesia on shrooms. It does get weird.