yet another foregone conclusion in research

12 08 2009

Men are more likely than women to lower their standards for sex. From FOX News, of all places:

The research suggests men are far less choosy about the attractiveness of a potential one-night stand. For women to be tempted into considering casual sex, the guy better be a hottie.

These results, based not on real-life encounters but rather on interviews, match with past research showing that men lower their standards when it comes to one-night stands. And it turns out, from the new study, women raise their standards…

Participants were asked to imagine being approached by a member of the opposite sex, described as either “slightly unattractive,” “moderately attractive,” or “exceptionally attractive,” who asked the student to go out, go to their apartment, or go to bed. Students rated on a scale from 0 (definitely not) to 100 (definitely yes) how likely they would be to accept each request.

Regardless of the opposite sex’s attractiveness, men were more likely than women to accept all three offers. For instance, in response to the sex request, men indicated an average likelihood of 46, a whopping figure compared with women’s average rating of just 4.

Raise your hand if you’re surprised.

First question: are men socialized towards an easier sexuality, or is part of our evolutionary biology?

stupid joke saturday!

9 08 2009

I accidentally set the schedule for this for next week; I just realized it wasn’t posted yesterday.

What kind of music does a rabbit like? Hip-Hop!

What do you call a piece of wood that’s doing nothing? Bored!

What did the salt say to the pepper? “Hey! What’s shaking?”

What’s worse than raining cats and dogs? Hailing elephants!

What do you call a nun who walks in her sleep? Roamin’ Catholic!

Do you want to hear a long joke? Joooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooke.

voce faz xixi no banho?

7 08 2009

Thanks RandyXBoy (NSFW!)

A recent Bralian PSA urging people to save over 4,000 liters of water a year by urinating in the shower. Good to know some of us are already doing our part for the environment.

pronounce this for me please

6 08 2009

Thanks, Joe!

choose your own apocalypse

5 08 2009

EndOfAmericaSlate writer Josh Levin researched all the ways people and groups predict the American Empire will end and come up with 144 possible scenarios. Convenient for us: he has created a mini-game entitled “End of America” that let’s you pick which one you think will actually happen. Myself:

You are a humanitarian internationalist. You’re convinced mankind will terminate America—but at least we won’t off ourselves in the process. You’ll know you’re right when: Everyone on Earth pledges allegiance to a world government; the feds default on the national debt.

Not all that surprising, actually.