Monday, January 29, 2007

Soul Bowl

I just seen somethin on the front page of one of those free weekly papers. You know, the kind that be in the bin on the sidewalk. At any rate, this newspaper had the two black coaches on from the teams attending the superbowl on it and the quote underneath the picture that said "Soul Bowl". Question: What the hell? Why would you call it the soul bowl? When its two white coaches, did they call it a redneck bowl or the bleach bowl? Why did the two black coaches have to be apart of the "Soul Bowl"? It may as well have been called the underground railroad bowl or the soup bowl. But maybe Im the only one who thinks that this is a problem....

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Vicks Vapor Rub

Im thinking... Saw an incident on a website today talkin bout how Vick has basically been caught trying to sneak a water bottle on a plane in Miami with a residue on it that smells something like "Proud Mary." Now what Im thinking about is, couldnt Michael Vick get somebody else to hand deliver some of the best weed ever produced - straight from the motherland or some remote island nobody has ever heard of? Why would he need to go to miami and bring back some Ohh Wee residue? That dont even make sense to me. Forget the fact that he's in the nfl and doesnt need to be smoking anyway; forget that his records for the last few years has been less than stellar (That aint all his fault no way. What kinda staff wont let their quaterback audible?!?); Forget the birds he shot; forget all of that. If you have as much money as Mike Vick has, why would you need to personally sneak weed anywhere? Two things: when you're rich you can get away with murder (Literally) and almost anybody can be bought, almost anybody. So explain to me why Mike didnt A) Understand how to be smart enough not to bring a bottle on the plane. B) Pack the empty bottle and wait til he got home (if that really was weed anyway). C) Pay somebody to have some weed waiting on him when he got of the plane (since he cant smoke up there anyway) or D) Just pay off the person who caught him (yeah thats stupid and probably not plausible, but it could happen). I dont know what he was thinking if that really was weed. The one thing I do know is the fact that he just wasnt thinking.

Friday, January 5, 2007

The Science of Love

I came across an article on yahoo and it was talkin about what men and women find attractive in each other based on scientific studies. You can look at it here. Now I always have had my own interpretation of why and how women choose up and stuff like that but this article was very close to being slightly rediculous. It said that women found men with more masculine facial characteristics to be great for short term relationships but men with more feminine characteristics such as larger lips and more rounded jaw bones where better targets for long term relationships. In the same breath it went on to say that the more masculine men were the choice for majority of the women to "mate" with because of the thought that they would have stronger genes. So let me get this straight, get pregnant by Walker Texas Ranger and spend the rest of your time after he gets done looking for a lame nigga to take care of you and somebody elses kids? I cant say thats cool, but thats what the studies say.

I went on to visit another website that deals with the same topic (You can look at it here.) and this site took it a little further and went on to say that its about a person's genes moreso than what that person looks like. It even went on to talk about how a person is gonna be attracted to another person by their smell and also the by the amount their immune system differs. The idea is to find someone who has an immune system much different from yours in order to insure that your kid has the greatest chance for survival.


All this stuff is supposedly happening without us even knowing its happening. I can only describe it as the reason a person may still be attached to somebody who treats them like dirt and they cant seem to leave them alone. Its either the immune system or the LD.

The article did have some other points that I did agree with. For example, it talked about how the words we say don't really mean anything. You can beg, and beg, and beg but if they dont want you, they dont want you. Most of the communication is in the body language of the individual. Imitation is the greatest indicator of admiration. If that person mirrors your actions, more than likely they enjoy you as a person on some level. Otherwise, they wouldnt act like you. It also went on to talk about how we usually want someone who looks and/or act like us, our parents or our siblings because thats what we grew up seeing. I thought it was crazy at first, then I thought about most of the women I had been in relationships with....

The last thing that stuck out in my mind was the fact that people are attracted to people who are symmetrical - Identifying symmetrical features as someone having good genes and someone who has asymmetrical features as a person who probably has weak genes or some "defects". I dont think anybody really thinks about all that stuff when picking out somebody to date but if you sit down and really pay attention to it, it kinda makes sense.

I cant say I co-sign everything in these articles but if they are true, it would explain some of my unexplainable "adventures" with certain females. It would also explain why its important for families to be just that - families. With both mother and father in the home. Otherwise, the child may not have a point of reference when looking for a potential mate. I dont know though. Being attracted to a mate by smell is a crazy thought and that whole immune system thing was just bananas. But it could be true....