Justice Cruz on the issue of mediocrity
Department of Education v. San Diego, 180 SCRA 533 (1989)
“guilty feeling: last.fm”
That awkward feeling when your last.fm profile informs you of how hard you abuse certain bands, resulting in that guilty feeling that you need to lay off them for a while, so the public thinks you’re a well rounded person.
I like a bit of noise when I study.
When it’s too quiet, I’ll start hearing voices in my head. However there are times when a group of people come together and start to passionately discuss things like building the great wall of Korea, which is usually my cue to bring out my iPod and listen to one song over and over til I’m done. I used to make playlists but because I secretly think I might be suffering from mild ADD, it normally wouldn’t take long before I start singing along in my head, thus the need to acquire immunity from an abused looped song.
Then last.fm scrobbles everything when I sync my iPod and I end up with 128 registered plays of that one song from The Duke Spirit.
Echoing that tag and reblogging for Giggsy’s trippy hair.
oh I definitely follow back.
11,000 PEOPLE ARE PROBABLY LIARS
Russian Dogs are Evolving to Learn the Subways
Maybe you think you’ve got a smart dog. Maybe you’ve given him a monocle, named him Dr. Tesla Sagan and taught him how to roll over every time someone recites pi. But while you and Brain the Dog were perfecting parlor tricks, the stray dogs of Moscow have evolved to master the city’s subway system.
Today, there are around 35,000 strays roaming Moscow, as dog catching fell behind when the Soviet Union collapsed. Over several generations of breeding, those dogs have gotten very, very smart. If Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure taught us anything, besides some sweet-ass songs, it’s that street dogs have to rely on their wits to get vittles. And since only 3 percent of Moscow’s strays survive long enough to breed, only the toughest and more importantly, the smartest, end up procreating.
Among these Einstein strays, hundreds have taken up residence in the underground metro stations and have freaking learned how to travel their territories via subway train. They’ll stand and wait for the train, just like everyone else, then sneak on, go to sleep, and get off at their stops. Day after day. Scientists figure they use smell and the recorded names of stations to navigate.
And that’s not all they’ve figured out. Roving gangs of begging dogs have learned how to send out the smallest and cutest among them to do their begging. And big dogs have learned the bark and grab: jumping and barking at on a person eating a snack, making them drop it, then pouncing on the dropped food.
You know what this means, guys? We are one Billy Joel song away from a real world Oliver and Company on the streets and subways of Moscow.