Thursday, April 29, 2004

Hopefully they'll still wish to do it for fun 

I am now officially redundant. It's bad enough being a modern male, where my traditional roles (hunting, protecting, fist-fights) have disappeared, whereas women can still have babies and cook... But now women can make babies on their own - if they happen to be mice women.

Wired News: Fatherless Mice Muddy the Water

Listening to: Dave Hamilton - Marriage is a State of Vibes

Thursday, April 08, 2004


Good news for me and my girl, direct from New Scientist magazine... I get to wank for my health and she has scientific permission to eat chocolate every day for the next 6 months!

Frequent ejaculation may protect against cancer
In the US study, the group with the highest lifetime average of ejaculation - 21 times per month - were a third less likely to develop [prostate] cancer than the reference group, who ejaculated four to seven times a month.

"More than 12 ejaculations per month would start conferring the benefit - on average every second day or so."

Chocolate in pregnancy keeps baby happy
[Scientists] asked pregnant women to rate their stress levels and chocolate consumption.

After the babies were born, they looked for an association between the amount of chocolate their mothers had eaten and the babies' behaviour. Six months after birth, the researchers asked mothers to rate their infants' behaviour in various categories, including fear, soothability, smiling and laughter.

The babies born to women who had been eating chocolate daily during pregnancy were more active and "positively reactive" - a measure that encompasses traits such as smiling and laughter.

Listening to: Sneaky Feelings - Levin Dream

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Terrorism is nothing new... 

I've just been reading the Illuminatus! trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and his mate, and they briefly mention (amongst all the other conspiracy theories) a guy called Hasan Bin Sabbah and his Secret Order of Hashishins. They were the original assassins (and the original dopeheads), and they were also the original radical islamic terrorists. What strikes me as interesting is that what is going on in Iraq with the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, has a direct parallel with Sabbah, despite a gap of 1,000 years.

Read about him at DisInfo

Somehow I think that this is just the latest round of a problem that will be with us for an eternity - men who get sucked into believing that heaven is preferable to life, and that killing others is a glorious way of getting there...

Listening to: The Bats - Jetsam

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