Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Digital World: is it any good?

The digital world is not like the world that you or I live in. Although it has mountains and fields and streams running through it like the nicer parts of our world where people like to go on holiday, these are not made of earth and grass and water. They are made of what those in the know call 'digits' (see figure 1, above).
Our world runs on coal, but 'digits' are like tiny pieces of coal that you can only see with a very powerful microscope, that provide the fuel for the digital world's little furnaces.
Although humans can not actually live in the digital world, it can be contacted, most notably by 'I.T. men' who 'interact' with it and have become the princes of this world, like Peter and Edmund in Narnia, so that even the most ugly and rude I.T. man can get the most beautiful digital girlfriend (see figure 2).
The digital world can also 'wash its face'. That means run as a profit making entity in its own right.
If you'd like to visit the digital world, please give it a high mark out of five below.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Hairy Chest: is it any good?

You may not have noticed, but some men are very hairy, while others have no hair at all. Today though, I just want you to concentrate on the men who are very hairy. That is, those who fulfill the physiological criteria for a hairy chest as documented by Charles Darwin in The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex: "those whose upper pectorals are covered with hair, several inches from the nipple to the neck" (See diagrams 3 and 4).
The direction of growth of 'a hairy chest' is fascinating, and can make for interesting patterns akin to depictions of mathematical vector fields. Some individuals (see pattern in diagram 3) have spirals on their upper pectoral regions which run clockwise on the left breast and counter-clockwise on the right. During his 5 year voyage on HMS Beagle, Darwin observed his men and noted that this pattern was "of particular significance in the natural selection process" and that as well as being more intelligent, men with spirals on their upper pectorals were more likely to "find one or more mates."
However, if you don't agree with the most renowned and celebrated scientist who has ever lived, feel free to allocate 'A Hairy Chest' less than 5 out of 5 below.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Supernatural: is it any good?

Do you like ghosts? It may seem difficult to rate the supernatural because there's so many different types, just like animals in the animal kingdom. But it really isn't that difficult at all.
Residual Energy Hauntings are undoubtedly the most common, being just a location that feels 'haunted', something most of us have experienced.
Active Hauntings are slightly less popular and are often caused by a historical event, like when Hamlet's father's ghost told him he'd been murdered. These ghosts are quite interactive.
Poltergeists are more controversial because, while again they are very common and enjoy human company, many scientists believe the energy for the activity is actually provided by someone who is very much alive with ESP, and it is only the 'pranks and noises' that are caused by the ghost.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mars: is it any good?

"Is there life on Mars?" asked Bowie (currently on 4.5/5) in 1971.  Unfortunately for Bowie, an enthusiastic supporter of alien life forms throughout his career, the answer was that a lack of a magnetosphere and the extremely thin atmosphere of Mars make life impossible, not to mention the fact that the planet has little heat transfer across its surface, poor insulation against bombardment and the solar wind, and insufficient atmospheric pressure to retain water - the basis of life -  in a liquid form.
Don't worry though, the soil on Mars contains vital nutrients such as magnesium, sodium, potassium and chloride, all of which are suitable for the growth of asparagus. So if, like Bowie in his latter years, you enjoy growing your own vegetables - and aren't too worried about the cumbersome space suit you'd have to wear to avoid certain death - give Mars a healthy rating below!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Bowie: is it any good?

So far on the everything database 'the sky' is the most popular thing in the world, with a value of 4 out of 5. Pugs are second with a value of 3, and then Norway is on 2.5, though admittedly it still is very early stages at the moment, having only made three posts. 
But if you think Bowie is better than pugs or 'the sky' vote below. Perhaps you prefer singing along to  'Space Oddity' or 'Ziggy Stardust' to stroking a pug. Or maybe you enjoy listening to his critically acclaimed Berlin Trilogy of albums, Low, Heroes and Lodger more than being licked by a pug. If you have never been licked by a pug, maybe you can imagine how it feels. Perhaps you think Bowie's famous chameleon-like appearance is more fickle than the weather in 'the sky'. You might even find his film career less enjoyable than Norway.
I don't really care how you come to your value for Bowie, more that you assign Bowie a value.