Thursday, March 31, 2011

12 Year Old Physics Wonder Kid -- NOT!!!

As a scientist (specifically a Physicist), nothing bugs me quite so much as Pseudoscience. In many ways, it is literally the bane of society's existence and one of the reasons people find it so hard to understand real science. So, imagine my horror when I found the viral video of this "wonder kid" who is supposedly going to take on Einstein and change the world's understanding of Relativity. Yeah, right. Give me a break. Watch the video and scroll down for my comments as to why this brat doesn't know what he is talking about.

A few points.

1. There is no "forwards", "backwards", and "sideways" in the universe. Think about it: you're sitting out in the middle of a vacuum, no stars around you. Which way is up? Which way is down? Thus, when the little brat says "light doesn't accelerate forwards or backwards but exactly to the side", it is a statement that doesn't have any meaning. Light DOESN'T accelerate. As far as all experimental evidence I have ever seen has said, photons are created instantaneously traveling at c. If light accelerated, physicist would be able to (routinely) measure light in a vacuum at speeds far below c. This doesn't happen, at least as far as I am aware. If someone has a paper showing this, please send me the citation.

*Btw, just to clarify, light can travel slower inside of a non-vacuum, say in water. The photons of the light still travel at c, but they are being continuously absorbed and recreated by the electrons in the medium, making the effective propagation velocity of the light less than c.

2. Tachyons and massive photons have never been shown to exist, ever, at least that I am aware. If this kid has evidence of their existence, he needs to publish in a journal and claim his Nobel Prize. So, when the brat mumbles something towards the end of the clip about "Tachyons and massive photons exist . . .", he is just talking out of his ass.

3. I am not sure where this kid is getting a figure of a speed of light existing, perhaps in another universe," that is "0.9 faster than the speed of light in our universe", or whatever he said. This is a figure that, in my opinion, the kid has once again pulled from his ass. Why not 0.8? 0.7? 0.4? 3.141925? times faster/slower than our universe? Why did you choose 0.9, other than you were trying to look smart for the cameras?

If this kid wants to show off for his mom's ignorant friends at dinner parties, fine. Let him. But,please, don't stick this idiot on Youtube. It's bad for the legitimate scientists of the world.
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Photos of Sarah Lane

 Edit: Apparently, there is a photo journalist named Sarah Lane as well, and I included some of her pics by mistake. So, I have corrected this below and delineated the two sets of pics.

Sarah Lane came to prominence as a "dancing double" for Natalie Portman for the movie Black Swan. She gained even more notoriety when she called out assertions from the Portman camp that Natalie was responsible for 85% of the dancing in the movie, putting the figure closer to about 5%. Yet, for all the controversy that this has stirred up in Hollywood buzz, no one has yet put together a compilation of some sexy Sarah Lane photos. We here at Future Twits can't let that stand. Enjoy :)

1. Sarah Lane Pretty Face

2. Sarah Lane Sexy Body Pic:

3. Sarah Lane Black Dress:

4. Sarah Lane Pink Dress:

And, for the TV personality:

5. Sarah Lane (TV personality) Face Pic:

Another Sarah Lane (TV personality) face pic:

Sarah LaneImage via Wikipedia

Note: I was corrected by the latter Sarah Lane that she is indeed not a photojournalist. I see that I have received erroneous information about her profession from the internet. I guess you really CAN'T trust everything that you read online. Who would have thought?

Well, I hope that you enjoyed those photos of the beautiful Sarah Lane, body double for Natalie Portman in Black Swan. These are all of the photos I could find that I knew were for certain of her. If you want me to find some more, just leave a comment and I will look. Also, check out my review of Black Swan and my explanation of why guys find the lesbian kiss in Black Swan so fascinating.

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Short Movie Reviews: Battle: Los Angeles, Black Swan, Tangled, Tron Legacy

Mila Kunis attending the Premiere of "Max...Image via Wikipedia
Here are some short movie reviews (50 words or less) for four movies that I have recently seen: Battle: Los Angeles, Black Swan, Tangled, Tron Legacy

  Battle: Los Angeles: (3.5 out of 5): This is a good movie for anyone who likes action. Aaron Eckhart gives an especially powerful performance as a hated Sergeant who leads his men against the aliens. My only objection is that the plot tends to drag (especially at the first), and the action sequences are a bit predicable  at times.

Black Swan: (4 out of 5): Natalie Portman gives an awesome performance in the lead role in this beautifully choreographed, beautifully scored twist on the classic Swan Lake ballet. Surprisingly, Mila Kunis is good as well. If anything, my objection is that the sexual tension in the movie is a bit too overdone and could have been toned down without losing much. Also, the plot twist at the end was predictable.

Tangled: (5 out of 5): This is the best Disney movie I've seen in ages, and one of my favorite movies of the year. The animation, voice acting (courtesy of Mandy Moore), action sequences, slapstick humor, and overall charm of this movie are superb. If anything, I found the film so engrossing that I wanted a longer movie.

Tron Legacy: (3.5 out of 5): This is a very good movie for fans of the the alternate computer generated reality genre. Every time I see a movie like this one, I am reminded exactly how far computer generated special effects have come in the last 10 years. Even so, the movie is somewhat slow in places, and the ending is anticlimactic.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Islam: The Religion of Pigs

In keeping with my cultural upbringing of a Christian background severely tempered by the enlightenment (including a strong science background), I honestly seek to find good things in every religion. However, sometimes I see a video so blatantly disgusting that it makes me reevaluate that stance. Here is one such video about what I believe to be the most disgusting, the most dangerous religion in the world: Islam. In this video, a pig of a man is a polygamist with four wives at the same time. His justification for taking so many wives simultaneously? Well, the first two wives were too jealous, so he took wives three and four. Maybe they saw you for the dirty, filthy creature that you really are.

Whether there is a God, and by extension a Satan, I am not sure. However, I do know this much: if there really is a Satan, and he had hypothetically set up a disgusting, false, and oppressive religion to torment the world, I am sure that religion would be Islam. What do you think?
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

TV Anchor calls co-anchor a whore during Jeffrey Ross Roast

I found this little gem of a video on Youtube today where TV anchor Larry Potash calls his TV co-anchor a "whore" during the end of a birthday roast. This was during Larry's time at WGN.

After looking at Larry Potash in this clip and looking at the very attractive co-anchor, I feel compelled to remind Larry of the definition of a whore. You see, Larry, a whore is a girl who sleeps with everyone. A "bitch" is a girl who sleeps with everyone EXCEPT YOU. Frankly, I don't think the label of "whore" would apply in your case :D
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jimmy Fallon Doing Dead On Hilarious Imitation Of Charlie Sheen

I was sent this little gem of a viral video today, so I decided to repost it on my blog. This is Jimmy Fallon doing a hilarious, very good imitation of Charlie Sheen and his new scent "Winning". I think that my favorite part is near the end where he says that he is winning and the computer, Watson (the same computer that plays Jeopardy) is losing. Funny Stuff.

Leave a comment below and tell me what you think of the video. Also, lets take wagers on how long it is before Charlie keels over dead from either a a)drug overdose, b)heart attack c) or erotic asphyxiation during sex with one of his many porn star friends.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Skinny bully gets body slammed by fat kid!

Part of the latest viral video craze: watch this skinny bully get body slammed by a fat kid after he repeatedly hits the fat kid in the face.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cool Series on Youtube: Mr. Deity

I just wanted to share with the reader of Future Twits a cool series on Youtube called Mr. Deity. Basically, the series is an attempt to poke some lighthearted fun at some of the traditional Judeo-Christian traditions about God. I especially like this episode, which shows Mr. Diety interacting with his ex wife, Lucy (Lucifer). After all, every guy who has ever been married knows women are of the devil :)


If you want to check out more webisodes, visit this Youtube channel.
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Attention All Animal Lovers: Stop the Madness in Utah!

ORANGE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10:  The carcass of a ...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
Attention All Animal Lovers: Stop the Madness in Utah!

We here at Future Twits love feral cats.  We personally support and care for a colony of feral cats.  By working with these animals, feeding and caring for them, they are now more like outdoor pets than feral animals.  Still, these cats will probably never be tame enough to live in a house or be your typical lap sitting, human loving cat.  I ask though, do they deserve to die?  An accident of birth forced them to be homeless and friendless on the day they were born.  These cats keep the mice population down and bother no one.  Should it be someone else's choice if these cats wander from our property to decide whether they live or die?  Please if Utah House Bill 210 passes consider boycotting Utah.  DO NOT visit Utah and support their large tourism industry, cancel business conferences, and avoid buying any product from Utah.  Hit Utah where it will really hurts in their pocketbook.  PLEASE all animal lovers out there this bill is not just for feral cats.  Do we really need crazy animal hating rednecks running around the countryside shooting anything that moves in order to “kill them crazy varmints” that might spread a fictitious disease to their inbred idiot families.  Utah notoriously comes up with really stupid bills and laws.  Please do not support “legalized” animal abuseSTOP THE MADNESS!!!
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Oscars Telecast: Will it ever be Good Again?

Anne HathawayCover of Anne Hathaway
The Oscars Telecast: Will it ever be Good Again?

            Last night’s Oscars Telecast was extremely dull and unimaginative.  The telecast started on a bad note right from the beginning when co-hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco injected themselves into the Best Picture Nominees ala Billy Crystal back in the day.  Anne Hathaway was hamming and over exuberant while James Franco looked at one point like he wanted to take a nap.  I think I speak for us all when I say we all could have slept through the entire telecast and missed nothing important.  James Franco towards the end of the ceremony wasn’t even looking at the camera, but instead the camera caught him looking at the ceiling and then offstage.  Anne Hathaway to make her mark on the telecast insisted on shouting whooo every time someone was presented an award.  Had a drinking game been invented for every time she made this awful, shrill, overpowering whoop, there would have been many drunken people by the end of the evening.  I have a message for the people who plan this ceremony every year, try to find an old style comedian who will set the right tone and keep people entertained.  Please don’t ask James Franco or Anne Hathaway back next year.

-- Special thanks to our Mystery Guest Blogger for this post :)
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Crying Sorority Girl: Set off Fire Alarm: Funny

Watch this hilarious and funny video from Youtube of a cute sorority chick that accidentally sets off a fire alarm at a Sorority house and cries her eyes out over it. Seriously what are friends for if not to catch you in your lowest moments and post the video on Youtube?

So, what do you think of this video: funny or mean? How would you react if you accidentally set off the fire alarm in your sorority house?
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