Coffee may prevent depression, scientists say

They suspect caffeine is the key player – it is known to enhance feelings of wellbeing and energy.

via BBC News – Coffee may prevent depression, scientists say.

DUHHHHH.

Oh, also, I conducted my own independent study that found that coffee does not prevent depression, but you may feel a little less able to stay in bed all day.


As Long As You’re Smiling, Nothing Can Get You Down vs. This Shelter For Homeless AIDS Sufferers Has Been Defunded; Please Gather Your Things | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Point/Counterpoint

via As Long As You’re Smiling, Nothing Can Get You Down vs. This Shelter For Homeless AIDS Sufferers Has Been Defunded; Please Gather Your Things | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.


Obama Visits South-Carolina-Ravaged South Carolina

Obama Visits South-Carolina-Ravaged South Carolina | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.

TITLE WIN.


Report: Fax Machines Still Pretty Impressive If You Think About It

WASHINGTON—Fax machines, despite using 40-year-old technology and having come into prominence in the 1980s, are actually still pretty impressive if you think about it, a new Brookings Institute report confirmed Tuesday. “Yes, the words ‘fax machine’ evoke this arcane image of a bulky telephone apparatus that makes a dial-up modem sound, but come on, if you take a step back and think about how, with one press of a button, it’s capable of transmitting a facsimile of a document thousands of miles away over a standard telephone line, there’s no way you can’t find that slightly remarkable,” the report read in part, adding that one has to admit that even with all the technological advancements over the years, the fact that fax machines are still viable communication devices in offices around the world is “pretty goddamn amazing.” “People still use these things. They rely on them. It’s not uncommon for someone to say, ‘Send me a fax.’ When’s the last time you heard someone say, ‘Can I borrow your Discman?’ See what we’re saying?” The report concluded that the mere fact we’re even talking about fax machines right now should be evidence enough of how great they still are.

via Report: Fax Machines Still Pretty Impressive If You Think About It | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.

Oh god.  BF sent me an Onion link so now I’m in an Onion hole.  So good though.


Brilliantly useless.

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Non-Essential Mnemonics.


McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Monologue: I’m Comic Sans, Asshole.

Enough of this bullshit. I’m gonna go get hammered with Papyrus.

via McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Monologue: I’m Comic Sans, Asshole..


The great mismatch

Who ate my job?

via The great mismatch | The Economist.

I did.  And it’s fucking delicious. 

That little heading just made my day.

(Oh and this is a good article, btw).


The jobless young: Left behind | The Economist

Unemployment of all sorts is linked with a level of unhappiness that cannot simply be explained by low income. It is also linked to lower life expectancy, higher chances of a heart attack in later life, and suicide. A study of Pennsylvania workers who lost jobs in the 1970s and 1980s found that the effect of unemployment on life expectancy is greater for young workers than for old. Workers who joined the American labour force during the Great Depression suffered from a persistent lack of confidence and ambition for decades.

via The jobless young: Left behind | The Economist.


Audience at tea party debate cheers leaving uninsured to die

“Are you saying that society should just let him die?” Blitzer pressed Paul. And that’s when the audience got involved.

via Audience at tea party debate cheers leaving uninsured to die | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.

… what wouldn‘t Jesus do.

I’ve had a long day/week/summer/life, so I don’t feel like going into much of a healthcare rant (although I VERY MUCH think it should be universal, WTF AMERICA, get your stupid shit together).

I’ve been working at current job for the last 2 months, FT, but as a contractor.  I wish I could go to a doctor.  I need to see doctors.

I am paying completely out-of-pocket for medicine I need.  This fucking sucks.  I got really sick last month and spent hundreds of dollars just to see a doctor & get scripts.  Just for like bullshit sinus/lung infection.  So awesome.

Thank god for Planned Parenthood or I’m sure my fucking uterus would have fallen out of my goddamn broken body by now.  I love you for life, Planned Parenthood.  For real.

I am a full-time worker that can’t be insured (my pre-existing… god I can’t even get into that).  It would pretty much cost all of my money, then I would have to live on the street, then I would probably lose my job.

I miss health insurance.  I should have it back soon, but fuck.  I hold nothing against my job, btw.  Starting as a contractor is really typical ’round here, and I guess I should be grateful to have a job at all (blah blah gratitude, you’re so difficult to muster when I don’t feel good).  Our system, our entire health system, is just so severely fucked beyond belief.

And fuck these people, oh very so hard.  Fuck them.  Fuck.


The 25 Most Un-American Reactions To The 9/11 Anniversary

The 25 Most Un-American Reactions To The 9/11 Anniversary.

HOW DO PEOPLE STILL THINK OBAMA IS A MUSLIM?  WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?  WHAT. THE. FUCK.

very much related, my god do I hate a lot of people.

seriously, dammit.  I don’t even understand how people can be so unwilling to believe facts.  what the fuck.  if I ever have to live even somewhere where people feel remotely okay to say such dumb shit in public, without expecting everyone around them to at the VERY least give them the you’re-a-fucking-idiot look, I will die.  I will die or attack people or scratch out my eyes and jam shit into my ears, because fuck people, you are killing me with your ignorance.  IT HURTS.