|Possibly. I was feeling a wave of nostalgia, so I decided to swing by Xanga and make a post. Not that I really have much to say, but hell... I mean wow, my entire college experience is basically stored within these pages. Anyway, yeah, I might just possibly be back, so, um, anyone who still actually keeps up with Xanga, look out.|
|Alright, I think the time has finally come - I'm officially shutting down my Xanga site. Not literally shutting down, mind you. I mean, for starters, I have years of crap written down in here... Which is actually kinda cool - it's the closest thing I've got to a time machine. Sure, going back and time and having a conversation with myself would be much more fun, but still, it's a blast to see what I was thinking way back when. Besides, you never know, in 10 years I might be like "Hey, I miss my old Xanga site. I'm gonna go fire up the old web browser for old time's sake." Of course, by then, we'll have the Internet in our brains or something. |
Anyway, for a while now, I've been posting exclusively at my LJ account.
So this may be my last post here for a good long while. If you want to keep up with my drunken ramblings and such (not that I'm actually drunk when I post, but when you've got my brain, you might as well be drunk), head on over there.
The other announcement is that I'll be moving back up to St. Paul in January to hang out with my good friend Garrison Keillor and attend grad school (so I can be a science teacher MWAHAHAHAHAHA!). So that's what's up. Later gators!
|From the mind that brought you such classic films as "Mars-Mallows" and
"Big Mac Attack," comes the greatest reality show of our time, "Who
Wants to be a Megalomaniac?" On the show, contestants would compete to
be the most brilliant, the most twisted, and the most successful evil
super-villain of all time. The show would work like this - there would
be a number of contestants who would compete in various events designed
to test their skills as evil geniuses. For example, there would be
events where they would need to complete tasks only through the command
of their henchmen, to test their leadership skills, such as the evil
henchman race, where the contestant's henchmen would have to navigate a
course solely though the direction of the contestant. There would be a
competition that would test a villain's ability to cope with only
having 5-year-olds as henchmen, because you can never trust in the
competence and skills of your henchmen. There would be an "execute the
hero" competition, wherein points would be awarded for style and
inability for the hero to escape his doom. A personal favorite of mine
would be to lower him slowly into a pool of crocodiles, and then shoot
him just as he's starting to formulate his plan. Elaborate, and it
would catch him completely off-guard. Another event would be the
designing of a doomsday device. It would be such fun!|
prize, of course, would be your own secret island base along with a
complement of henchmen so you can start your quest for world
domination. Personally, I think it would be the best show ever!
this is yet another brilliant idea of mine to come from a dream.
Seriously, last night I had this dream that I had created this show,
and it was awesome!
|Oh God, I need to cut back on the caffeine. You have no idea how much is flowing through my veins right now. You could probably grind up my bones to make pep pills.|
This is John, saying that I do some really strange things when I'm bored.
|In a recent episode of the hit sci-fi show Eureka, people were affected by a chemical that inhibited the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid, also known as GABA. In the episode, people were exposed to bicuculline, which, well, to simplify things, inhibits GABA intake by neurons. Now, in the episode, people suffered from cognitive deficiencies as a result, which basically means that they became stupid.|
Just wanted to point out a few problems. While GABA is a neurotransmitter, and bicuculline is in fact a GABA inhibitor found in plant extracts as stated in the episode, GABA's function is more to regulate muscle control. Effectively, to disrupt GABA activity in the brain through the use of a chemical such as bicuculline, the result would be muscle spasms similar to epileptic seizures. The people in the episode affected by the bicuculline shouldn't have been made stupd, they should've been flopping around on the ground like fish out of water.
And thus ends your moment of geekery. I've been missing science, and after watching that episode, decided it'd be fun to see how accurate the episode actually was. Man, I love science.