«

»

Nov 13

Owl Pellets: Brains in Decline, Space Collisions, Plastic Skin, Canadian Cybercrime, Cartels, Fucking Rogers

Human intellectual abilities in decline, claims geneticist: And he didn’t just claim it in a bar after his third pina colada. He wrote a paper and everything. I have no idea if it’s true that human brains peaked out 150,000 years ago. I don’t even have an opinion. Seems plausible.

Space collisions could rise due to more CO2 – study: Is this whole owl pellets becoming a DEVO album? First, people getting dumber. Now space junk?

Touch-sensitive plastic skin heals itself: Plastics that can heal themselves. That sounds like it’s gonna be important. Aside from being disruptive to the economy, one wants to think it’ll be good for the environment. Then you picture a future landfill healing itself into some sort of giant super plastic thing. Like a coffee table or something.

Canada may be ‘host’ of cyber crime: The notes from this brief sound a little racist. Hosting cybercrime may be shifting from those other countries –you know the ones– to “ . . .more developed countries such as Canada, the U.S. and France — countries with good reputations.”

Good reputations to who? Each other?

FEAR, SENSELESS VIOLENCE AND SHITTY DRUGS: No, it’s not Wednesday afternoon at your local kick and stab, it’s cartels.

Of Course Keith Pelley Is Right: Speaking of cartels, someone from Fucking Rogers, which owns the Blue Jays, opened their mouth to say that the most important baseball fans are the ones who go because it’s fashionable. This, of course, pissed off fans.

But Andrew from DJF believes the statement is accurate one. Fashionable fans are the most important. I’d go maybe a little further and say that hardcore fans can do more damage than good. Not just to a baseball team but to anything. A music scene, a genre (looking at you SF) or a team. They tend to like status quo and can be conservative as fuck. Sometimes they even drive out people who they don’t think are pure enough. There needs to be a balance.

At the very least, a culture of acceptance. and one of the most worrying things about a franchise that loses too much for too long, is that the fandom turns into a pissing contest about who has endured the most misery. I don’t see that happening with the Jays but it could.

Of course, I’d find Pelley’s statement a little more palatable if it looked like Fucking Rogers was actually going to do something about it. (I don’t know why anyone who wasn’t a pretty hardcore fan would want to go see a game at Rogers. It’s an ugly building. The menu sucks. Booze is too expensive. Wifi? What? Not like the building is owned by a massive telecommunications company or anything.) Fucking Rogers can see the problem but they’re not going to fix it.

More likely they’re going to depend on the blogosphere and the twittersphere to keep trying to make baseball fun in Toronto.

On the Headphones:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Leave a Reply