Archive for the ‘Medical’ Category

Some people can do it, but for others its impossible.

Considering a member of the opposite sex a best friend, is it:

A. sexual attraction

B. emotional attraction

C. Both A and B

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Time Travel. A notion most people don’t take seriously mainly because Marty McFly made it look fun in his hypothetical little world, with his self-tying Nike’s and Hover Skateboards. But is the idea of time-travel actually possible? (more…)

WTF: Brain-Freeze

Posted: April 26, 2010 by Brian in Medical, science, WTF
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Holy shit.  Just looking at the picture above makes me hurt.  Now that summer is just around the corner, I better touch on this subject a little before someone dies.  Lord knows I’ve been close to a brain-freeze death.  Let me explain… (more…)

MiYM Honors Mother Earth

Posted: April 21, 2010 by Brian in science
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In honor of Earth Day, MiYM will not post anything new for Thursday in order to do our part in saving energy. Instead, enjoy this Earth Day inspired pic! Happy Earth Day!

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Smoking cannabis was prohibited almost 100 years ago in California but the Cannabis plant has been around for thousands of years, proving beneficial for everything from medicines to clothing. Let’s take a look back at the history of Mary Jane. (more…)

Now that the initiative for marijuana legalization and taxation will be on the California ballot this November, does it really seem like it is a good idea? (more…)

As this is my very first post on this blog, I’ve decided to make it about something I really care about. As in, something that I hear about often and it never fails to grind my beans. It has to do with the T.V. shows we watch, the movies we go to see, and why we see them.

Let’s start with T.V. Shows. Earlier today, before heading off to class, a friend of mine informed me that “Supernatural”, a personal favorite T.V. show of mine, was in danger of being canceled at the end of this Spring. Not wanting to give any validity to what she was saying, I quickly looked online and found articles from late 2009, which all stated that the show had not yet been picked up for a 6th season. Why? Presumably low ratings and a high cost to produce the show.

This ties into my main point. T.V. Shows are not saved because they are good. They are saved because they get high ratings and bring in money for the company who sponsors it. Take the new hit T.V. Show on Fox, “Glee”. This show costs $3,000,000 an episode to produce, and is filmed over the course of 11-14 days. However, Fox has given the show another 8 episodes to complete it’s first season and another full-term 22 episode second season, with high hopes for a third. If my math is right, the producers of “Glee” have the chance to spend another $90,000,000 between now and early 2011 to continue it’s show, and they can do this because Fox is counting on an equal return in ratings due to the success of the first 13 episodes of Season 1.

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