LIFE ON MARS MASTERPOST
My name is Sam Tyler.
I had an accident, and I woke up in 1973.
Am I mad? In a coma? Or back in time?
Whatever’s happened, it’s like I’ve landed on a different planet.
Now maybe if I can work out the reason, I can get home.
Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you have to bring it back. That’s why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call The Prestige. [insp x]
The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.
Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg. Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:
Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.
First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:
…the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.
She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)
Do you know why all the world hates a Lannister? You think your gold and your lions and your gold lions make you better than everyone. May I tell you a secret? You’re not a golden lion. You’re just a pink little man who is far too slow on the draw.
One of my favourite shows:
One of my least favourite shows:
Do you see my problem
These people are doin’ Halloween right.
Never not rebloggkng clever Halloween outfits
DUMBLEDORA THE EXPLORER
video game meme → [1/7] male characters - Lee Everett
Lee had a fire in him, sure as shit. He was a hell of a guy.
Here’s a great contraption. A spring-loaded mechanism in the built-in clock releases the flint lock mechanism which then causes a candle to pop up lighting it, and casting light into the room.
i’ve been laughing at this straight for 5 minutes i’m not even kidding.
John Harrison in grey Star Fleet uniform