The RealDoll is a life-size sex doll manufactured by Abyss Creations in San Marcos, California, and sold worldwide. It has a poseable PVC skeleton with steel joints and silicone flesh, which is the state-of-the-art for life-like human body simulation. Their primary function is to serve as sex partners. This activity can be accompanied by certain preparations such as dressing them up in different types of clothing, changing wigs or makeup, and even adjusting body temperature by use of electric blankets or baths. The RealDoll is designed to be durable and recreate the appearance, texture, and weight of the human female and male form. "Charlie", the first male RealDoll, was retired in 2008 and replaced with two male bodies featuring the interchangeable face system that the female dolls have long enjoyed. While there are still fewer male options to choose from (two bodies and three heads) new options will continue to be added in the future.
Two weeks ago, I mentioned that Jesse Jackson planned to organize protests against 25 gun ranges believing that, "gun control promotes job growth." And this past weekend, said protests did indeed happen. Total numbers of protestors against the gun ranges? Three. As in one more than two, one less than four, and half of six. Total number of protests for the gun ranges? Over fifty. And The Reverand himself didn't have the balls to show in person, either.
Lightstruck, or skunked beer has been exposed to ultraviolet and visible light. The light causes riboflavin to react with and break down isohumulones, a molecule that contributes to the bitterness of the beer and is derived from the hops. The resulting molecule, 3-methylbut-2-ene-1-thiol, is very similar chemically and in odour to the musk-borne mercaptans that are a skunk's natural defences. In some cases, such as Miller High Life, a hop extract that does not have isohumulones is used to bitter the beer so it cannot be lightstruck. A dark brown glass bottle gives some protection to the beer, but green and clear glass bottles offer virtually no protection at all. There are also other solutions available to improve beer bottled in clear and green glass from becoming skunked or light-struck. There are specialty coatings that can be baked into the glass and offer additional protection from UV light.
There has been too much violence. Too much pain. But I have an honorable compromise. Just walk away. Give me your pump, the oil, the gasoline, and the whole compound, and I'll spare your lives. Just walk away and we'll give you a safe passageway in the wastelands. Just walk away and there will be an end to the horror. In light of The Lord Humungus, here are the most appealing dystopias in cinematic history.
Hi-Risers are a type of highly customized automobile, typically an inexpensive American-built sedan modified by significantly increasing the ground clearance and adding large-diameter wheels with low-profile tires. Depending on the model and build year, autos customized in this manner can be labeled donk, box, or bubble. The most popular vehicles for these types of modifications are full-size Chevrolet models, namely the Impala, and Caprice, as well as mid-sized models such as the Monte Carlo, and Chevelle. However, similar fullsize Ford models -- Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Grand Marquis -- are also popular, largely due to the ability to cheaply buy former police service Crown Victorias. Raising a vehicle off of the ground by such a degree raises the center of mass to a point where rolling the vehicle becomes a distinct possibility. In turning too fast, the weight of the vehicle may shift to extremes that were never considered for the vehicle in question, and may cause loss of traction or damage to the vehicle itself. (Thanks to Jay for that crash photo).
It may be awhile yet before gender equality reaches video games, but more and more girls are identifying with the term “gamer” and that’s a good thing—for gender equality, and the gaming community in general. Speaking honestly as a guy, who doesn’t want more girls to play with? I mean, I know they’re not a commodity, but gaming shouldn’t be a boys’ only club. No way. Here’s a celebration of gamer girls next door looking their absolute best.
The giraffe is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. Its specific name refers to its camel-like face and the patches of color on its fur, which bear a vague resemblance to a leopard's spots. The giraffe is noted for its extremely long neck and legs, as well as its horn-like ossicones. It stands16–20 ft tall and has an average weight of 3,500 lb for males and 1,800 lb for females. Appearance is a reliable guide to the sex or age of a giraffe: the ossicones of females and young are thin and display tufts of hair on top, whereas those of adult males end in knobs and tend to be bald on top. Males develop calcium deposits that form bumps on their skulls as they age, thus their skulls become heavier and more club-like, helping them become more dominant in combat.
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London are only a month away, and almost all of the athletes have already qualified or are in the process of qualifying to represent their home country. This is the best time of year for any fan of the Olympics. There are athletes fighting with everything they have left to make their national teams—many of them women. Now, I understand that some of these women might not make it or have not qualified yet, but let's just pretend that they will all make it. And if not, you still have a name of a beautiful female athlete to admire for the next four years. And who doesn't enjoy reading about hot female athletes? Seriously, who? Here are the 100 Hottest Olympic Athletes of 2012. Enjoy.
First introduced in the US in 1977, plastic shopping bags for bagging groceries at stores flourished in the 1980s and 1990s, replacing paper bags. In 1990s, governments in some countries started to impose taxes on distribution of disposable plastic bags or to regulate the use of them. Supermarkets increasingly discourage consumers from using disposable plastic bags and offer alternative reusable shopping bags with small prices, providing information on environmental damage associated with plastic bags. Because of these encouragements, reusable shopping bags are gradually taking place beside plastic bags. The shape of reusable shopping bags which are now becoming popular is usually different from what they used to be before the prevalence of plastic bags. The apparel industry promotes reusable shopping bags as sustainable fashion. Many supermarkets encourage the use of reusable shopping bags to increase sales and profit margins.
Around the world there are many abandoned prisons, once cages for people – some criminals, some political prisoners. Many disused prisons have been left to rot and decay, while a few have been demolished. No longer places for the incarcerated, many of these derelict landscapes are now the realms of urban explorers who document the abandonment and degradation of the former correctional institutions in pictures.
Rust is a general term for describing iron oxides. In colloquial usage, the term is applied to red oxides, formed by the reaction of iron and oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture. Given sufficient time, oxygen, and water, any iron mass will eventually convert entirely to rust and disintegrate. Surface rust provides no protection to the underlying iron, unlike the formation of patina on copper surfaces. If salt is present, for example in seawater or salt spray, the iron tends to rust more quickly as a result of electrochemical reactions. Salt spray is largely responsible for corrosion of metallic objects near the coastline, as the salts accelerate the corrosion process. Salts generally do not dissolve in air directly.
the awwwwwww factor is strong with this one.
the best news bloopers of 2012 so far -- sweet brown rules