Monthly Archives: August 2010
This is actually really interesting talk about why we measure a nations success on productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use. I was suprised that the latin countries did the best on this… Apparently Costa Rica is kicking ass.
1949 TV commercial from Camel cigarettes. I actually had a doctor who smoked more than two packs a day and was trying to get me to stop smoking while standing outside his clinic. Was quite a surreal conversation puffing away discussing how to stop smoking
Ok, last post before trying to sleep, it’s my favourite photographer again, Alvarado and this is how I feel after not sleeping for 2 days (but hopefully tonite will be the night).
and more of this model…
British photographer Nick Veasey uses X-rays to reveal the inner workings and structure of objects. He takes his X-ray photographs in a shed with a door of lead and steel, and thick concrete walls. While most people use high-powered X-ray machines to look for disease, Veasey uses them to look for beauty.
This is just so cool picture, check out more here.
I have me 2nd day of not sleeping and getting into the third one now, happens from time to time but it’s damn annoying, my body tells me to sleep but 1hr later you’re still laying there looking at the ceiling wide awake and wondering when that sandman dude is gonna come along, maybe he got stuck with a big backlog but still… Worst insomnia I’ve ever had was 4 days, worst week of my life. My mind was really messed up then, remember trying to order a lunch and was just standing there thinking about why my fingers was different size when that poor waitress just wanted me to order. Your mind is a fucked up thing sometimes…
So decided now to read more about insomnia, found quite a lot but the worst part I found was this:
A survey of 1.1 million residents in the United States conducted by the American Cancer Society found that those who reported sleeping about 7 hours per night had the lowest rates of mortality, whereas those who slept for fewer than 6 hours or more than 8 hours had higher mortality rates. Getting 8.5 or more hours of sleep per night increased the mortality rate by 15%. Severe insomnia – sleeping less than 3.5 hours in women and 4.5 hours in men – also led to a 15% increase in mortality
I sleep about 5 hours a night, that’s enough for me, more than 6 hours and I get really grumpy. But now, sleeping less than 6 hours (higher mortality rate) and include smoking into that as well, I’m soooooo doomed Ok, gonna continue with my standup marathon of Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Martin Lawrence, Billy Crystal and more…
Btw, I have tried all my tricks, even watched The Big Blue, which I love, so I know every sentence of the movie and usually that works, I mean watching a new movie sucks because then I wanna know what’s gonna happen so I stay awake to see the ending. I even tried the most boring radioshow in London and no luck. aaarrgghh…
Ok, think I will…. zzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZ………..
Had to have two Todays pinups for today when I found this one. It’s for Summertime, I think this one is in his style.
I love the subtle lightning of this photo and of course a gorgeous girl is never wrong is it…
This is just such a great video, not a religious person in such but if more people would be like this. Wow.
Beatles George Harrison and John Lennon mess around and proceed to advertise their cigarettes in the tv style of the 60s
Think I will start a new tradition and show some of the old TV commercials for cigarettes, there are so many and since I got most of them on my bookmark page I thought I share them with you all. It’s quite a fascinating look of how we looked at cigarettes back then.
These Salem ciggies even comes with "Softened with fresh air."
Oh my, this is such a great photo.
via Sheer Sluts