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Published on January 6, 2012 by name team · no Comments
Actress and Dancing with the Stars alum, Kirstie Alley appeared on “the Ellen DeGeneres Show” today (1/6/2012), where she sat on her hands just so she wouldn’t touch her hair, a neurotic habit she says her family and friends comment on a lot. Kirstie was trying to win a $1,000 bet that she wouldn’t touch it more than 2 times.
“Don’t look at me,” Kirstie kept telling the audience because that would make her touch her hair and lose the bet.
Kirstie talked about a possible TV series she will be in where she will play an Italian-American, which is why her hair is dark again. She’ll have a Brooklyn type accent.
Dating was also among the topics discussed. Alley says she’s tired of dating “psychos” and “players” and men who are “unwell intentioned.” She plans to shift her focus to “butt ugly men.”
“I’m thinking ugly men might be the solution,” Alley told Ellen, “I’m talking about butt ugly. Because I go for really handsome men and I think butt ugly, they’ll be appreciative, and I don’t think they’ll be calling me Miss Alley … if you’re ugly give me a call.”
The “Miss Alley” part came from a story she told about making out “all night” with a star-struck male half her age who asked permission to call on her again, and even after that session, asked if he should call her “Kirstie” or “Miss Alley.” LOL. Miss Alley? That sounds awful!
Alley has not been married since her divorce from hunky Parker Stevenson in 1996. She dated much younger actor, James Wilder in 1997 and they even got engaged but broke up in 1999. That’s about as far from butt ugly as you can get.
The actress will turn 61 on Thursday, January 12th and also told Ellen she wanted an Aston Martin and a tattoo.
DeGeneres accommodatingly had tattoo artist Dan from L.A. Ink, waiting backstage. they played a game to determine which tattoo she would get — her children’s initials or a heart with an Ellen banner and an arrow through it. well you know that was fixed cause Ellen won but you know Kirstie wasn’t going to have Ellen’s name tattooed on her, even if her future butt ugly dates wouldn’t mind. She got her kids’ initials tattooed on her wrist.
Kirstie’s kids were adopted when she was married to Stevenson. Their full names are William True Stevenson (age 19) and Lillie Price Stevenson (age 17).
At the end, Kirstie showed off her tattoo birthday present and said she loved it. She seemed to tower over Ellen, but they are actually the same height — Miss Alley just had heels on. they didn’t say whether Kirstie won her bet, but it sure looked like she did – we didn’t even see her use up her 2-touch allowance.
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Carl Zimmer is an outstanding science writer. his earlier books (At the Water’s Edge, Parasite Rex, A Planet of Viruses) showcased an ability to present complex concepts in digestible form for non-specialists, and his pithy phrasing makes him a pleasure to read. Science Ink marks something of a departure for Zimmer, though: in this book, the pictures are as important as the words—or maybe more so.
The pictures in this handsomely produced, coffee-table-for-geeks book focus on tattoos. Specifically, tattoos that scientists, science students and science enthusiasts have affixed to their bodies out of a love of, or a connection to, a particular scientific concept. Intriguing? you bet. Weird? Mmmmaybe.
It all depends on your idea of “weird”. maybe Occam’s Scalpel isn’t the sort of thing you would want running forever down the side of your torso, but for the PhD who wears it daily, the injunction to always seek the simplest solution to a problem—written in the original Latin no less—makes perfect sense. Ditto for the graduate student who wears a striking rendition of Mesozoic sea creatures on his shoulder and bicep, or the full-color, allegorical rendition of Ohio swamp plants—quite a beautiful design, really—decorating another woman’s side, back and buttocks. (She spent a lot of time in the Ohio wetlands as a grad student.)
There are mathematical formulae and chemical equations, abstract symbols like RFID tags and seismograph readouts, fossils and dinosaurs (hey, cool!) and lines of binary code (hey, considerably less cool!). Designs come in all sizes and formats, from elaborate full-color renditions to modest line drawings. a mathematician covers his back with an elaborate, richly colored mural comprised of a microscope and the myriad images one might witness while peering through it. a researcher at Duke University sports a flowing, flowery image of a jellyfish. Another PhD student, this one earning her doctorate in chemical physics in Germany, wears an understated design of interlocking infinity symbols signifying p orbitals, a type of formation that occurs when two aroms bond together.
Needless to say, this is a terrific book to leaf through. Photos adorn every page, and there are plenty of eye-catching designs to giggle (or cringe) over, serious issues to ponder, and more than a few head-shakers. the sea horse adorning an ankle is undeniably sweet; the same really can’t be said of the glottal stop symbol adorning a linguist’s pinky. in case you’re wondering, it looks a lot like a question mark, without the dot underneath.
Every tat has its story, though, and Zimmer allows the wearers to share theirs. Hearing people explain why they have chosen to adorn themselves forever with this or that scientific concept makes for some fascinating reading. (There are no inked-up psychological concepts on offer here, but there might as well be.) a scientific software engineer in Seattle wears a series of thick vertical lines, which turn out to be the representation of isotropic peaks—a tool that scientists use to identify unknown molecules. the researcher in question, one Damon May, explains the personal significance: “This distribution of ‘isotropic peaks’ on my calf is what a peptide of mass 2,005 Daltons looks like in a high-resolution spectrometer… 2005 is the year I got married and also the year I gave the corporate world the boot in favor of science.”
There are scores of such little anecdotes. Even beyond the personal stories, though, the book is valuable as a primer for basic scientific concepts. This is where Zimmer’s strengths as a science writer come to the fore. in order to understand, say, the significance of the Occam’s Scalpel tattoo, one has to understand the significance of Occam’s Scalpel, and Zimmer is happy to oblige, in his typically lucid and to-the-point style.
Some concepts are simpler than others—most readers probably know what a seahorse is—so it’s enough to have the wearer explain the significance of the creature to him/her. for many others, though, especially the abstract designs from physics, chemistry, genetics and mathematics, the concepts are so arcane that a fair bit of explanation is needed to bring the non-specialist up to speed. (Raise your hand if the phrase “Schrödinger’s Cat” means anything to you.)
Despite the relatively esoteric nature of some of the material, Zimmer’s writing is never less than lively, and the tattoo connection is a stroke of brilliance—it immediately gives the non-specialist something solid to hang the concept upon, no matter how abstract things get. Even a purely mathematical idea like the golden ratio achieves striking force when displayed visually. (Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so—the are no fewer than four different versions of the tattoo in the book.)
Science Ink ends up being, intentionally or not, a tribute to the passion of those people who dedicate their lives to furthering the boundaries of human knowledge. Growing up, I tended to associate tattoos with surfer dudes, bikers and a certain type of rock star. Times have changed, though, and there are plenty of other messages out there these days. This is a terrific overview of one little corner of that world, as well as a useful primer on some of the basic ideas upholding our understanding of the universe.
Studies have shown that construction labor is one of the three most dangerous jobs in the United States. And this has led to the rising demand for construction lawyers. so, if you are looking for a lucrative career then construction law might be just the right bet for you. And if you have a penchant for law and legislation then you can be rest assured that you will make it big in the field of construction law. a construction lawyer is basically involved in all the processes related to a construction project. he has to be aware of all the nitty-gritty like handling the bidding of developers, land contracts, building contracts and workers’ compensations.
So, what are the education qualifications that you need to be a construction lawyer? Well, construction lawyers are no different from other lawyers and therefore you will have to complete four years of college and then enroll in a law school. You will also need to pass the Bar exam in order to get the certificate to practice. You might need to spend some time working as a lawyer in a firm before specializing in construction law. And when you become a construction lawyer your job will include the basics like making sure all legal aspects are covered before the project takes off and see that the land on which the building is being built is approved. You will also need to make sure that the project has legal financial backing.
Coming to the skills that you need to become a good construction lawyer, it is important that you have excellent communication skills and are well versed and up to date with all the construction laws. You need to have a thorough knowledge of both the legal and the construction field. You must be prepared to work for long hours and have to be organized. You must have the drive to move forward. your remuneration will depend on the firm with which you work. Reports suggest that the median annual salary of a lawyer is $110,590.
Posted on 22 December 2010 by Nic Damnjanovic
A short piece for the general audience of RTR radio, Perth, Australia. (listen to the original audio podcast)Sadly, some conspiracies are real. Tobacco companies conspired to conceal the truth about their deadly product for decades. less recently, my own ancestors conspired with Guy Fawkes to blow up the English parliament in 1605.
Given conspiracies are real, and often dangerous, it’s important to be on the lookout for them. But we must also be careful that we don’t slide into paranoia and see conspiracies everywhere. the trick is to be able to spot the difference between a genuine consensus and a conspiracy.
Distinguishing scientific consensus from conspiracy is especially important. For there is no more reliable guide to truths about the natural world than a genuine, widespread consensus within the relevant scientific community. if you want to know what will happen if you drop a hunk of sodium in water, for example, your best bet is to find out the consensus view amongst chemists. (Here’s a hint: it’s fun to watch, but you might lose an arm.)
Nevertheless, some vocal critics of modern climate science declare that the overwhelming scientific consensus that humans are causing the earth to warm is, in effect, a mere conspiracy.
So how do we know who is right? how do we tell consensus from conspiracy?
The first thing to realize is that the claim that climate scientists are conspiring against us is itself a theory — namely a conspiracy theory. Like any other theory, we should believe a conspiracy theory only when there is strong evidence to support it.
Conspiracy theorists sometimes argue that climate scientists and their co-conspirators have something to gain by convincing us that humans are causing global warming. But that’s a gross distortion of the truth. if we reasoned that way consistently, then whenever medical researchers discovered a new health hazard we shouldn’t heed their warning, we should accuse them of conspiring against us.
A conspiracy theory also doesn’t become plausible just because attacks on the consensus are treated with skepticism. Physicists are rightly skeptical of people trying to disprove Einstein’s theory of relativity, since that theory is supported by overwhelming evidence. the same is true of climate science and global warming.
Not only is there no evidence in support of the conspiracy theory about climate science, there are tell-tale signs that this theory is mere paranoia. Plausible theories — including plausible conspiracy theories — explain a wide range of facts, are consistent with other sciences and make novel predictions that turn out to be true. the climate science conspiracy theorists don’t spend their time making careful observations and accurate predictions, but instead must work overtime to protect their theory from refutation by challenging evidence and making more and more bizarre and untested speculations. in typical paranoid style, they are forced to extend the net of their fantasy further and further, so that not just some scientists, but almost all of the world’s climate scientists, scientific organizations and governments are in on the fraud.
So, while we certainly need to be on the lookout for violent conspirators and ruthless tobacco companies, we also need to protect ourselves against paranoid conspiracy theories. Only then can we learn from others who are experts at things we are not. when it comes to global warming, few things could be more important.
[Many thanks to Professor Steve Lewandowsky for helpful comments on this post.]
NOTE: this post is also being “climatecast” by Dr. Nic Damnjanovic from the University of Western Australia on RTR -FM 92.1 at 11.30 AM WAST today. You can listen to the live broadcast online via http://www.rtrfm.com.au/listen or download the podcast here.