The Backlash Against "Immigrants" Is Offensive And Absurd -- We're All Immigrants Eight Types of Hecklers and the Comedians Who Shut Them Up In the 2007 documentary Heckler, Joe Rogan says that “the number one thing about hecklers is 100% of them are douchebags.” A stand-up comedian’s act depends on the audience reaction by nature, but when someone attempts to derail the performer’s work, well, that’s something a douchebag would do. Still, heckling creates exciting moments of discomfort for the audience, and hecklers have instigated some great moments in comedy (Bryson Turner’s comeback) as well as some terrible moments (Michael Richards incident). Whether the outcome is funny, awkward, or awful, the eternal battle between heckler and stand-up is always fun to watch. Here are eight kinds of hecklers, and fifteen different ways of dealing with them. 1. Joe Rogan embraces hecklers like few other comedians, and his confrontation with this strange young woman is another drop in the bucket. 2. Rule #1: Always say yes. 3. They’re called servers, not waitresses. 4. 5. 6. Kenny Moore has a temper. 7. 8.
Microspectroscopic Evidence of Cretaceous Bone Proteins Low concentrations of the structural protein collagen have recently been reported in dinosaur fossils based primarily on mass spectrometric analyses of whole bone extracts. However, direct spectroscopic characterization of isolated fibrous bone tissues, a crucial test of hypotheses of biomolecular preservation over deep time, has not been performed. Here, we demonstrate that endogenous proteinaceous molecules are retained in a humerus from a Late Cretaceous mosasaur (an extinct giant marine lizard). In situ immunofluorescence of demineralized bone extracts shows reactivity to antibodies raised against type I collagen, and amino acid analyses of soluble proteins extracted from the bone exhibit a composition indicative of structural proteins or their breakdown products. Figures Citation: Lindgren J, Uvdal P, Engdahl A, Lee AH, Alwmark C, et al. (2011) Microspectroscopic Evidence of Cretaceous Bone Proteins. Received: February 10, 2011; Accepted: March 29, 2011; Published: April 29, 2011
Afghan-Canadian mother described allegedly stabbing daughter to police | Canada MONTREAL – For months, Bahar Ebrahimi had been rebelling against her parents, complaining their Afghan culture and Muslim religion were suffocating her. “I want to enjoy my life. I want to feel what the other ones feel,” she told them, according to her mother’s statement to police. It was June, 2010, Grand Prix weekend in downtown Montreal, and on two straight nights the 19-year-old stayed out past dawn against her parents’ wishes. For her mother, Johra Kaleki, the behaviour confirmed that all her efforts to steer her eldest daughter on the right path had failed. “I felt like she would never be fixed,” she told Sgt. As her crying husband spoke to Bahar in the basement of their Dorval home, Ms. She hid the knife under her T-shirt, returned to the basement, and told her husband the problem would best be resolved between mother and daughter. He left and she cuddled her first-born and told her to lie on her stomach so she could give her a back massage. Earlier in the interrogation, Sgt.
knick knacks & ric rac just listed 54 swatch bundles in my etsy shop here! each bundle is approximately 1 sq. yd. i end up with a lot of fabric swatch odds and ends from making skirts. these swatch bundles feature sample prints, test ink colors, test dye colors, test fabrics, leftover pieces from print runs and dye lots, prints that i smudged but still have plenty of usable area, and other experimental fun! based on suggestions after the last batch of swatch bundles, i did not trim these pieces, so pieces may have imperfections like uneven printing (light areas with not enough ink, or blurred areas with too much ink), smudges, stray ink or dye spots or small fabric defects. just in time for your holiday crafting, use them for all sorts of projects like patchwork, pouches, coin purses, dolls and more! fabrics are mostly mid-weight cotton twill or duck, and are machine washable and dryable.
The Collection 25 Ways To Fuck With Your Characters As storyteller, you are god. And to be frank, you’re not a particularly nice god — at least, not if you want your story to resonate with readers. A good storyteller is a crass and callous deity who treats the characters under his watchful eye like a series of troubled butt-puppets. Put differently, as a storyteller it’s your job to be a dick. It’s your job to fuck endlessly with the characters twisting beneath your thumb. And here’s 25 ways for you to do just that. 1. Gods have avatars, mortal or semi-mortal beings that exist on earth to embody the deity’s agenda. 2. The audience and the character must know the stakes on the table — “If you don’t win this poker game, your grandmother will lose her beloved pet orangutan, Orange Julius.” 3. Impossible odds are a powerful way to fuck with a character. 4. Drop the character smack dab between two diametrically opposed choices. 5. Give the character an untenable secret life: a forbidden romance, a taboo, a transgression. 6. This one? 7. 8. 9.
Researchers solve mystery of disappearing bird digit Evolution adds and subtracts, and nowhere is this math more evident than in vertebrates, which are programmed to have five digits on each limb. But many species do not. Snakes, of course, have no digits, and birds have three. Yale scientists now have a good handle on how these developmental changes are orchestrated in the embryo, but there is still one outstanding debate on birds: Which digits are they: a thumb with index and middle fingers, or the index, middle and ring fingers? In five-digit vertebrates, the thumb comes from the precursor stem cells labeled pa. Yale scientists have completed a genomic analysis of birds that reveals the answer (shown in orange on illustration).
Non-Christian prison chaplains chopped by Ottawa - British Columbia The federal government is cancelling the contracts of non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons, CBC News has learned. Inmates of other faiths, such as Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jews, will be expected to turn to Christian prison chaplains for religious counsel and guidance, according to the office of Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, who is also responsible for Canada’s penitentiaries. Toews made headlines in September when he ordered the cancellation of a tender issued for a Wiccan priest for federal prisons in B.C. Toews said he wasn't convinced part-time chaplains from other religions were an appropriate use of taxpayer money and that he would review the policy. In an email to CBC News, Toews' office says that as a result of the review, the part-time non-Christian chaplains will be let go and the remaining full-time chaplains in prisons will now provide interfaith services and counselling to all inmates. 57% of inmates Christian Chaplains concerned
ASMALLWORLD Forgot Username / Password? Interested in Membership? » Autumn's Coming: Events to Banish post-Summer Blues by Editorial Staff The leaves on the trees are beginning to quiver, and the evening air is dipping by the day. Ibiza: ASW's Summer Weekend on the Paradise Island Earlier this month thirty members flew into Ibiza from across the world for ASW's Summer Weekend. The Definitive Guide to London Ah London, the jewel in mighty Britannia's crown. About Us Press Advertising Mobile Website Copyright © ASMALLWORLD Holdings Inc. All rights reserved. MacArthur Park MacArthur Park (formerly Westlake Park) is a park in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, named after General Douglas MacArthur and designated city of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100. Geography The park is divided in two by Wilshire Boulevard. MacArthur Park along 7th StreetBoathouse in 2011, closedHistoric Cultural Monument plaqueMemorial to General MacArthur History In the mid-19th century the area was a swampland; by the 1890s, it was a vacation destination, surrounded by luxury hotels. Wilshire Boulevard formerly ended at the lake, but in 1934 a berm was built for it to cross and link up with the existing Orange Street (which ran from Alvarado to Figueroa) into downtown Los Angeles. Gangs Gang-on-gang violence still occurs occasionally in and around the park, such as: In 2002, members of the 18th Street gang saw a member of a rival gang and beat the victim until he was critical. May Day Mêlée with LAPD Revitalization
Best Comedy Clubs In The DC Area « CBS Washington DC Improv 1140 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 296-7008dcimprov.com The nation’s #1 venue for all your comedy needs; featuring national touring headliners, local celebrities, a comedy school, two showrooms, plus a full restaurant and bar. The DC Improv first launched in 1992 showcasing newcomers Ellen DeGeneres, Dave Chappelle and Brian Regan. Love The Beer RFD (www.lovethebeer.com) 810 7th Street NW Washington, DClovethebeer.com/rfd.html Brad Ryan and Ralph Cooper are organizing this show in the back room of RFD most Thursday nights. Topaz Hotel 733 N Street NW Washington, DC 20036Standupcomedytogo.com TOPAZ HOTEL in Dupont Circle, DC. Laugh Out Loud at Club Elite 3285 Brinkley Road Temple Hills, MD 20748 LaughOutLoudComedy@yahoo.com “DC’s Only Urban Comedy Club” has this listed on their web site as being every Thursday at 9 p.m., with a rotating host. $5 admission for guys, and women get in free. Baltimore Comedy Factory
Diatoms key to evolution of whales A new study by scientists has determined that a type of algae called diatoms have been key to the evolution of the diversity of whales. Sydney, Feb 19 : A new study by scientists has determined that a type of algae called diatoms have been key to the evolution of the diversity of whales. According to a report by ABC Science, the research was carried out by Felix Marx of the University of Otago in New Zealand and Dr Mark Uhen of George Mason University in the US. "The fossil record clearly shows that diatoms and whales rose and fell in diversity together," said Marx, whose research was part of a PhD project under the supervision of Associate Professor Ewan Sordyce. Marx and Uhen looked at the diversity of dolphins and whales (cetations) in the fossil record dating back 30 million years. They then compared this with records of climate change and estimates of various food sources in the ocean. They found diatoms were the key to cetation diversity. "This suits a whale," said Marx.
Ancient astronauts Ancient astronauts or ancient aliens is a pseudo-scientific hypothesis that posits intelligent extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth and made contact with humans in antiquity and prehistory. Proponents suggest that this contact influenced the development of human cultures, technologies, and religions. A common claim is that deities from most, if not all, religions are actually extraterrestrial in nature, and that such visitors' advanced technologies were wrongly understood by primitive men as evidence of divine status. Proposers subscribing to the resultant paleocontact hypothesis proposal have popularized, particularly in the latter half of the 20th century, include Erich von Däniken, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, Zecharia Sitchin, Robert K. G. Overview Proponents of the ancient astronaut hypotheses often maintain that humans are either descendants or creations of extraterrestrial beings who landed on Earth thousands of years ago. Artist rendering of the FOXP2 protein