Schadenfreude is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. This German word is used as a loanword in English and some other languages, and has been calqued in Danish and Norwegian as skadefryd and Swedish as skadeglädje. A New York Times article in 2002 cited a number of scientific studies of schadenfreude, which it defined as "delighting in others' misfortune." Many such studies are based on social comparison theory, the idea that when people around us have bad luck, we look better to ourselves. Other researchers have found that people with low self-esteem are more likely to feel schadenfreude than are people who have high self-esteem. A 2006 experiment suggests that men, but not women, enjoy seeing bad people suffer. The study was designed to measure empathy, by watching which brain centers are stimulated when subjects inside an fMRI observe someone experiencing physical pain. Researchers expected that the brain's empathy center would show more stimulation when those seen as good got an electric shock than they would if the shock was given to someone the subject had reason to consider bad. This was indeed the case, but for male subjects the brain's pleasure centers also lit up when someone else got a shock that the male thought was well-deserved.
Speaking of which, Sacking Tom Brady five times and beating the New England Patriots gives a team bragging rights and, boy, did the Jets' Bart Scott -- justifiably -- take 'em. So everyone who is headed to the AFC Championships, raise your hand. NOT SO FAST, TOM BRADY. Ah those delicious tears of defeat... I can taste them. Yes, yes. Taste them, you see. My favorite part was in a post-game interview when a raging Bart said, "The Patriots' defense couldn't stop a nosebleed". HAHAHAHAHAHAAHASo now Brady sits on the sidelines smoking cock like everybody else.
yep, today is Martin Luther King Jr Day, and somehow I don't think this is what he had in mind. And if you can get past the political rhetoric, this is why legislating magazine capacity is pretty fucking useless.
Hi Ernie. Was looking through the site today and noticed a little coincidence. The girl shown in this pic is also shown on one of the site links below on the same day. If you go here and scroll down to the image that is sixth from the bottom you'll see the same girl in a different pose. Can't say I blame the person for taking multiple pics of her. Wonder if there's a complete set somewhere? Keep up the kick-ass work! Brendon
A horse walks into a bar and the bartender says, "Why the long face?" So then a fat guy jumps into a pond and the lifeguard says, "Why the purple face?"
Good news: Montel Williams may have found an effective treatment for his Multiple Sclerosis. Bad news: now he can go back to work and pay the $1 million he owes in back taxes. Doh.
G'day Ernie, thought you may like this. Cheers Matt ( Australia)
Young lady, that better not be a pot plant I see sitting on your bathroom counter.
This video is called "I eat small sausage." Despite that innocent title, it's one of the most terrifying things I've ever seen.
Gentlemen it’s time to enter hand bra heaven… here are twenty-four sexy pictures of hot chicks barely covering their boobs with hands and hair just to tease you with a wee bit of what you’re not getting your dirty paws on.
Looking for a nice place to escape the cold winter? Might I suggest the Island Inn Beach Resort, located at 9980 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island, FL. You can see another picture of it here.
And now the times are changin', look at everything that's come and gone. Somethimes when I play that old six-string, I think about ya wonder what went wrong
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the obameter: tracking barack obama's campaign promises - if movie characters had the internet