Monday, August 29, 2005

Working With Idiots Causes Heart Attacks! Blogging Counteracts Effects!

Well, just because it was in the Weekly World News and nobody's actually studied it, doesn't mean it isn't true!

Maybe they should do a study: do people who read really dumb-ass blogs (that would be a subjective measure of course: forcing subjects to read low-traffic blogs with bad grammar from the other end of the political spectrum would do the trick) have more heart attacks than people who read only blogs they like? Or is blogging an outlet that reduces stress (unless you get too tied up with it, then.... damn. How do you rig a control group with these variables?)?

But seriously
"It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion,
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed,
The hands acquire shaking, the shaking becomes a warning,
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion." -- Popular Usenet .sig
If you want to know what makes us the short-tempered, inattentive, inefficient, stupid people we are, read this survey of current literature on sleep deprivation. How many symptoms of long-term sleep restriction do YOU have?

1 comment:

Ahistoricality said...

Well, if this wasn't spam, you'd notice that the post is about "heart attacks" and coffee.... but the site looks just interesting enough that I'm gonna give you a reprieve this time.