Monday, October 13, 2014

you don’t have to watch this show to enjoy this clip.

damned funny… DAMN!

dongstomper69:

bill & ted’s excellent adventure is basically doctor who if it was good

Sunday, October 12, 2014
alienweedriddim:

neurosciencestuff:

Smoking cannabis doesn’t make you more creative
People often think that smoking cannabis makes them more creative. However, research by Leiden psychologists Lorenza Colzato and Mikael Kowal shows that the opposite is true. They published their findings on 7 October in Psychopharmacology.
Strong cannabis doesn’t work
The findings show that cannabis with a high concentration of the psychoactive ingredient THC does not improve creativity. Smokers who ingested a low dose of THC, or none at all (they were given a placebo), performed best in the thinking tasks that the test candidates had to carry out.  A high dose of THC was actually shown to have a negative effect on the ability to quickly come up with as many solutions as possible to a given problem.
Increased creativity is an illusion
The research findings contradict the claims of people who say that their thinking changes and becomes more original after smoking a joint. There’s no sign of any increased creativity in their actual performance, according to Colzato. ‘The improved creativity that they believe they experience is an illusion.’
Too much dope is counterproductive
Colzato: ‘If you want to overcome writer’s block or any other creative gap, lighting up a joint isn’t the best solution. Smoking several joints one after the other can even be counterproductive to creative thinking.’  
The research method
Colzato and her PhD candidate Kowal were the first researchers to study the effects of cannabis use on creative thinking. For ethical reasons, only cannabis users were selected for this study. The test candidates were divided into three groups of 18. One group was given cannabis with a high THC content (22 mg), the second group was given a low dose (5.5 mg) and the third group was given a placebo. The high dose was equivalent to three joints and the low dose was equal to a single joint. Obviously, none of the test candidates knew what they were being given; the cannabis was administered via a vaporizer. The test candidates then had to carry out cognitive tasks that were testing for two types of creative thinking: 
Divergent thinking: generating rapid solutions for a given problem, such as: “Think of as many uses as you can for a pen?”
Convergent thinking: Finding the only right answer to a question, such as: “What is the link between the words ‘time’, ‘hair’ and ‘stretching’.  (The answer is ‘long’.)

cool but im not scientists and high people have the same definition of ‘creative’

alienweedriddim:

neurosciencestuff:

Smoking cannabis doesn’t make you more creative

People often think that smoking cannabis makes them more creative. However, research by Leiden psychologists Lorenza Colzato and Mikael Kowal shows that the opposite is true. They published their findings on 7 October in Psychopharmacology.

Strong cannabis doesn’t work

The findings show that cannabis with a high concentration of the psychoactive ingredient THC does not improve creativity. Smokers who ingested a low dose of THC, or none at all (they were given a placebo), performed best in the thinking tasks that the test candidates had to carry out.  A high dose of THC was actually shown to have a negative effect on the ability to quickly come up with as many solutions as possible to a given problem.

Increased creativity is an illusion

The research findings contradict the claims of people who say that their thinking changes and becomes more original after smoking a joint. There’s no sign of any increased creativity in their actual performance, according to Colzato. ‘The improved creativity that they believe they experience is an illusion.’

Too much dope is counterproductive

Colzato: ‘If you want to overcome writer’s block or any other creative gap, lighting up a joint isn’t the best solution. Smoking several joints one after the other can even be counterproductive to creative thinking.’  

The research method

Colzato and her PhD candidate Kowal were the first researchers to study the effects of cannabis use on creative thinking. For ethical reasons, only cannabis users were selected for this study. The test candidates were divided into three groups of 18. One group was given cannabis with a high THC content (22 mg), the second group was given a low dose (5.5 mg) and the third group was given a placebo. The high dose was equivalent to three joints and the low dose was equal to a single joint. Obviously, none of the test candidates knew what they were being given; the cannabis was administered via a vaporizer. The test candidates then had to carry out cognitive tasks that were testing for two types of creative thinking: 

  • Divergent thinking: generating rapid solutions for a given problem, such as: “Think of as many uses as you can for a pen?”
  • Convergent thinking: Finding the only right answer to a question, such as: “What is the link between the words ‘time’, ‘hair’ and ‘stretching’.  (The answer is ‘long’.)

cool but im not scientists and high people have the same definition of ‘creative’

notxam:

this is the new aesthetic

notxam:

this is the new aesthetic

Saturday, October 11, 2014
mcdonaldsguy:

I also just realized this

Thank you.

mcdonaldsguy:

I also just realized this

Thank you.

Monday, October 6, 2014

peashooter85:

Badass Bach the Brawler,

One of the most famous composers of the baroque period, J. S. Bach is known for famous classical works such as the Brandenburg Concerto’s, the Goldberg Variations, and hundreds of popular cantatas.  Yet few would guess today that Bach, portrayed in portraits as a powdered whig gentleman, was a hardcore badass that kicked butt in his early youth.

Born in Eisenbach, Germany in 1685, Bach was orphaned at the age of 10.  He had a rough and tumble education, attending a school where the teachers were sadists and the students were akin to 17th century gangsters.  It was in his youth he learned to fight, either protecting himself from bullies, muggers, or fellow musicians who attempted to soil his reputation and honor.

By the age of 20, Bach was a brawler who had served a short stint in jail after insulting one of his instructors.  It was then that he was hired by St. Boniface’s Church in Amstadt to direct the choir, mostly of young men who were much older than him.   Among the choir was a particularly bad bassoonist named Geyersbach.  In frustration, Bach called Geyersbach a “nanny-goat bassoonist”.  Infuriated, Geyersbach stormed out of the hall.

Later that day Bach was enjoying an ale in a tavern with his cousin and five other students when Geyersbach approached him, called him a “dirty dog”, then produced a club and slammed it against Bach’s skull.  Bach, in a daze, drew his rapier and disarmed Geyersbach, who then fell upon Bach, whereupon they both tumbled to the ground.  For the next several minutes Bach and Geyersbach grappled on the ground, trading punches, pummels, and headbutts.  Finally, the brawl ended when Bach’s friends separated the two fighters.

After the fight, relations between his employer (St. Boniface’s Church) soured.  In addition Bach earned the ire of local law enforcement officials when he instigated more brawls and duels.  In 1706, Bach moved on to greener pastures, taking a high paying job at St. Balsius’ in Muhlhausen.  From there, Bach would mellow out, learn how to make a living as a musician without getting in brawls, and become one of the greatest composers in history.

(Source: wqxr.org)

Leo Sayer - Easy To Love

(Source: youtube.com)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

reallyreallyreallytrying:

[morgan freeman voice] somebody once told me… the world was gonna roll me

Monday, September 15, 2014

kingjaffejoffer:

salute a real nigga when you see one

I need one badly.

I need one badly.

this picture is important, but I’m not sure why.

this picture is important, but I’m not sure why.

(Source: jajaneenee)

Sunday, September 14, 2014
shegoat:

my grandmother, maw-maw
background: hand-panted couch, by her

shegoat:

my grandmother, maw-maw

background: hand-panted couch, by her

Thursday, September 11, 2014

darnni:

coolator:

i hate this

This is the greatest six seconds ever

damn it, that was my joke…..

(Source: 27482)

Saturday, September 6, 2014
diamond-thumbprints:

This is the end of it all

diamond-thumbprints:

This is the end of it all

(Source: crayonswimking)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014