Friday, September 29, 2006

NPR and Macbeth

While I'm posting like mad, I'll mention that I've found that I do indeed get a wireless signal in the lab, and have been listening to NPR for the past few days. It seems like every time I start to think that it's incredibly informative and it'd be great if everyone listend to it, they do something which proves to me why people don't. Like when I was driving back from PNC Park and heard a story about the mating sounds of mosquitos. Or a few days ago when a singer/songwriter's sound was described as being "as if he had been soaking in some very warm water", whatever the hell that means. Or walking to my hood to hear that the Dodder is "One of the creepiest plants I know. I still don't know what the hell to make of that.

Oh, and in Northwestern research news, a group has found that, upon thinking of things that you've done that were bad, it's more likely that you'll want to clean yourself, suggesting that guilt is somewhat directly linked to the general feeling of disgust. That's right. Shampoo companies will now be offering you puppies to kill to get you to buy more product.


Hal said...

I forsee a great marketing tool here:

Package lotion together with body soap. Put a picture of kittens on the front of both.

It practically sells itself.

Rory said...

Comedian Patton Oswalt does a great bit on NPR as being completely unlistenable. I recommend checking it out.


Rory said...

And what did this have to do with Macbeth?


-Murphy said...

The whole "Lady Macbeth out damn spot" angle with the second story.

Hal said...

I demand October posting!