Wednesday, September 30, 2009

No More Scary Sounds From Above or Below: Good News Wednesday!

Great news for those of you with attractive, sexually active roommates.

They are officially no longer able to have sex while you're in the room.

Take that George*! If we were roommates this year at Tufts University you wouldn't be having all that sex on the bunk below me. I still think I'm scared for life.

While this is a step in the right direction for Tufts, now we just need them -- and all schools for that matter -- to start acting like Boston College... "'As a Catholic university, we do not allow cohabitation in our residence halls,' Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn said."

Thanks Boston College for making this a violation of the dorm code of conduct. I'm sure no one is having sex in the dorms there, as opposed to those horny sinners at Tufts.

*George's name changed for obvious reasons.

[image via]

Monday, September 28, 2009


Looks like the Mainstream Media are beginning to catch on... in a big screen, big budget, hollywood kind of way:

I saw this in the subway yesterday:

[12/21/2012 can't come soon enough.]

I wasn't sure if it was a reference to the end of times as predicted by the Mayans but I came to work today and searched for it.

IT'S A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE arriving this November.
A global cataclysm occurs which leads to the end of the world and has survivors struggling for their lives, while a US government agency called the "Institute for Human Continuity" attempts to use ships to ensure the survival of the human race.

The film is inspired by several hypotheses that state that the ancient Mayan predicted a doomsday event would occur sometime around the 2012 northern hemisphere winter solstice." (wikipedia)

Trailer here:

Website here.

More info here.


You can be sure that EIGN will keep you abreast of this developing story over the next few days and months.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

When It Gets Too Blue.... Black Out.

The UK government is saying their country may be facing blackouts by 2016 because viable "green" alternative energy technologies are not progressing quickly enough.

Sucks for them.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Now It's Not Even Safe To Shower

According to Nicholas Wade over at the New York Times it's not even safe to shower anymore.

"There are some things it is better just not to think about. Like the 10,000 bacteria you inhale with each breath in the average office building. Or the 10 million bacteria in each glass of tap water. Microbiologists have now added something else to the list of things too gross to contemplate: the deluge of bacteria that hit your face and flow deep into your lungs in the morning shower."


Is there anywhere left that isn't dangerous?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Blame It All On El Nino!

1918 Swine Flu caused by El Nino!
(Well, sort of)

"It seems probable that mortality from influenza was high in India because of famine associated with drought, so it is likely that El NiƱo contributed to the high mortality from influenza in India."

The flu epidemic of 1918, commonly called the "Spanish Flu," is believed to be the greatest medical holocaust in history. It lasted from March of 1918 to June of 1920, and about 500 million people worldwide became infected, with the disease killing between 25 million to 100 million, most of them young adults. (science daily)

[original artwork by EIGN co-founder pete]

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Transgendered Bass (WTF?)

Turns out male fish are becoming female.

"Government scientists figure that one out of five male black bass in American river basins have egg cells growing inside their sexual organs, a sign of how widespread fish feminizing has become." (AP via wapo)

What this means for humans has yet to be determined but I'm sure it can't be good.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sorry Ladies... It Must Be(cup) True

Attention female EIGN readers, it turns out men really do look at your boobs first, or so Australia's The Daily Telegraph recently said.

And to make matters worse, "not only are breasts often the first thing men look at, they also glance at them for longer than any other body part."

[ed. note: This story seems to just add to the pile of evidence about the decline of all morality-and respect-in our society, but one could also argue that men looking at women tends to actually aid the progress of the human race and not further it's demise. oh whatever.]

[photo by flickr user themacinator via stuff hipsters hate]

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Good News Wednesday: 9/9/09 And The End

(check out that tinfoil hat!!!)

9/9/09. That's today's date. But it seems that a lot of people on you tube think it may be the last day of the world. Stay tuned...

The San Fran Chronicle seems to think so.

"Sept. 9, 2009 — or 9/9/09 — is inspiring a number of events Wednesday: discounts on weddings, impassioned doomsday predictions and the release of the Beatles' whole, re-mastered catalog and a Fab Four-themed videogame." (sfgate)

Although ABC news seems to think it could be your lucky day.

Tin Foil Hat Lady on 9/9/09

More Slim Jim News (I just know you CARE!)

In case anyone, anywhere, is out there following the slim jim debacle, here are a few more pictures taken at two different WAWA's over labor day weekend.

(Jack Link's... hurry up and get more out flavors out there. Now is your chance to shine!)

Compare that against pictures taken in July and August.

What happens if they, gulp, run out of slim jims? Does the world end? We may find out because it's getting close. Stay tuned for more updates. And if you see any slim jim displays that are either empty, or full, snap a picture and send it our way at

Friday, September 4, 2009

Oh My My! The Great Pacific Garbage Patch!

Another story that's been beaten to death that we're going to resurrect because the washington post has decided to. Last July (and November) we posted stories about the giant pacific ocean garbage dump. The "Great Pacific Garbage Patch," if you will.

Last week the wapo ran a story about it.

Today I'm doing my blivic (blog-civic) duty by passing the link on to you. What's that? You don't care? Well. You should. As Science Daily said earlier in August, we're damaging the ocean in "profound" ways.
"Man-made carbon emissions 'are affecting marine biological processes from genes to ecosystems over scales from rock pools to ocean basins, impacting ecosystem services and threatening human food security,' the study by Professor Mike Kingsford of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University and colleague Dr Andrew Brierley of St Andrews University, Scotland, warns." (science daily)

The ironic part of this is that while you are sitting at your computer reading this I'm sitting in the ocean swimming around garbage and soaking in the salt air and solar death rays from the sun.

Have a great holiday weekend everyone. We'll see you back here next week. If the world hasn't ended yet. By large meteor/comet attack. Or the LHC created black hole. Or sharks with freakin' laser beams. Or swine flu. Or GIANT MAN EATING PLANTS!

[photo by usoceangov]

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Again With The Ice?

Haven't we talked about this enough yet?


It's (still) getting warmer in the arctic.

"Human-generated greenhouse gas emissions have helped reverse a 2,000-year trend of cooling in the Arctic, prompting warmer average temperatures in the past decade that now rank higher than at any time since 1 B.C., according to a new study published Thursday in the online version of the journal Science." (wapo)

[Photo by flickr user salendron]

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Guest Post: Ignorance

This guest post was written by friend of EIGN jg3.

Throughout history there are lots of things that people have used as indications that the world was going to end, with various results (see also:

But the clearest indication I've seen yet that the Earth is destined for a horrible future is the capacity of humans to maintain their ignorance:

[image via here]

[jg3 is the creative force behind a number of hilarious, if rarely updated, blogs.]