Artist Alex Mitchell has taken the characters from The Avengers, and given them an awesome samurai style makover. The art was inspired by the the Sengoku period also known as the Warring States period in Japanese history. It was a time of social upheaval, political intrigue, and nearly constant military conflict that lasted from the middle of the 15th century to the beginning of the 17th century. THE AVENGERS Reimagined as Sengoku Samurai Heroes
Every outbreak has a patient zero. Porn actor Mr. Marcus has come out and identified himself as the performer responsible for the current syphilis outbreak that has shut down production in the San Fernando Valley. He believes he contracted the STD on set but admits that he altered his syphilis-positive test so that he could keep performing. His altered test was what started the scare and initiated the industry's self-imposed 10-day moratorium while actors are tested and treated for syphilis. Mr. Marcus Admits Starting Porn Syphilis Outbreak By Altering His Test Results
The new issue of Newsweek features a cover photo of President Obama topped by a rainbow-colored halo and captioned “The First Gay President.” The halo and caption strike me as cheap sensationalism. I realize airport travelers look at a magazine for 2.2 seconds before moving on to the next one. I grant that this cover will probably get Newsweek a 4.4 second glance. Our real first gay president
Dopamine Dopamine (or 3,4-dihydroxyphenethylamine) is a neurotransmitter in the catecholamine and phenethylamine families that plays a number of important roles in the brains and bodies of animals. Its name derives from its chemical structure: it is an amine that is formed by removing a carboxyl group from a molecule of L-DOPA. In the brain, dopamine functions as a neurotransmitter—a chemical released by nerve cells to send signals to other nerve cells. The brain includes several distinct dopamine systems, one of which plays a major role in reward-motivated behavior.
In Star Trek lore, the first Starship Enterprise will be built by the year 2245. But today, an engineer has proposed — and outlined in meticulous detail — building a full-sized, ion-powered version of the Enterprise complete with 1G of gravity on board, and says it could be done with current technology, within 20 years. "We have the technological reach to build the first generation of the spaceship known as the USS Enterprise — so let's do it," writes the curator of the Build The Enterprise website, who goes by the name of BTE Dan. Spaceship Enterprise in 20 years? Beam me up! - Technology & science - Space
Social media offers brain sex-like reward; Posting on Facebook offers a rush Posting views on Facebook and other social media sites delivers a powerful reward to the brain similar to the pleasure from food and sex, a Harvard study concludes. The study led by two neuroscientists and published this week concluded that "self disclosure" produces a response in the region of the brain associated with dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure or the anticipation of a reward. The researchers said most people devote 30 to 40 percent of their speech to "informing others of their own subjective experiences" but that on social media, this is closer to 80 percent. They conclude "that humans so willingly self-disclose because doing so represents an event with intrinsic value, in the same way as with primary rewards such as food and sex." Although Facebook was not specifically cited in the study, it focused on the brain response of people's "opportunities to communicate their thoughts and feelings to others."
The second season isn’t much better. April 8’s episode, “The Night Lands,” depicted a three-way peep show of sorts that seemed to serve no purpose except to show as many kinds of heterosexual sex in as short a time span as possible. And on April 14, just two weeks after the new season began, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” ran a faux promo joking that “Throne’s” success is partly attributable to the involvement of a creative consultant named Adam Friedberg, a fictional 13-year-old boy. HBO is by no means the only cable channel to traffic in gratuitous nudity, but it may be the most notorious, what with a backlist that includes “Rome,” “Deadwood” and “The Sopranos.” Skin is wearing thin on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’
AshleyMadison Puts $1 Million Bounty On Tebow's V-Card Tim Tebow poses for a Jockey ad. [Update Below] How much is the virginity of religious new Jets quarterback Tim Tebow worth? If you are terrible affair-facilitating website AshleyMadison.com, the answer is one meeeeelllllion dollars. According to the company they'll pay up seven figures to any woman who can prove they slept with the self-proclaimed virgin.
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The Sky Is Rising | Techdirt. For years now, the legacy entertainment industry has been predicting its own demise, claiming that the rise of technology, by enabling easy duplication and sharing -- and thus copyright infringement -- is destroying their bottom line. If left unchecked, they say, it is not only they that will suffer, but also the content creators, who will be deprived of a means to make a living. And, with artists lacking an incentive to create, no more art will be produced, starving our culture.
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Bible Whoops! Maybe you were looking for BIBLE!? The most recent edition of the Bible, seen here with an appropriate warning label. The Holy Bible (also known as The Holy Bile), is a wholly ghost-written anthology of children's fairy tales, although it is also enjoyed by adults. It is one of the best selling fiction works of all time and encompasses various genres, including action, drama, mystery, musical, mythology, tragedy, poetry, thriller, adventure, fantasy, horror, historical fiction, pornography, and snuff. The Bible is a collaboration of various authors, first being published by Stone Tablets Press around 6000 BC. It is separated into two volumes: Volume One (The Old Testament) and Volume Two (Bible II: The New Testament). Volume One is centered on the mysterious figure, "The Father", whose actions are only described vicariously.
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Is Facebook Sexualizing Young Girls? | Parenting Is the pressure of social media causing kids to act too sexy, too soon?Adolescence can be a tricky time for even the most well-adjusted kid out there. Add technology and social media to the equation, though, and young teens can find themselves facing the kind of scrutiny once reserved only for celebrities. They're constantly in front of a camera (usually in the form of a smartphone or a webcam), the images open to criticism from peers and strangers alike. In a bid to be -- or remain -- popular, many kids are posing in increasingly provocative, and inappropriate, ways. Is Facebook forcing young girls to be too sexual, too soon?
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