Category Archives: Humor

Brain Train. [part 2]

Briefly, I would just like to apologize for being absent last week. However, due to the events I promise you better information than what was available last week.

Also, I have two shout outs: One for all the Indy fans out there! I hope you all enjoy the movie today (or last night) as much as I’m sure I will this weekend. Secondly, a dedication to a very special someone who has loyally read my articles and grown to become one of the single most important things in my life. You know who you are. : ) Thank you for everything.

On to this week in That’s GN:

Have you ever done something, and later you realize you have no idea why? This is commonly dubbed as an “impulsive action” or usually something you do that you “didn’t think about”. How would you like to be in better control of, not only your impulses, but know how to tap into the impulses of others?

You have three brains, similar to what we discovered last week. What we’ll talk about this week is the survival part of our brain, that controls involuntary actions like breathing and our heart beat.

There are 6 stimuli, or, “attractions” that need to be understood about our “old brain”. It has been dubbed the old brain since every living creature requires it, and in fact has it, to sustain their life. The other 2 brains we as humans possess, many other mammals and creatures do not. Let’s divide these stimuli into points:

1: Self centered – To illustrate, please watch this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–Fwjtd_KxI

This is an example of the old brain lacking communication with your other brains, thus working on instinct rather than incorporating and reason into the decision. Thus the humor of the commercial, since anyone in their right mind would make a different decision.

2: Contrast – Our old brain easily picks out differences, or contrasts such as night and day, near and far, black and white.

3: Tangible – Things we can touch and feel whether it be physically or something we perceive to be real, despite how unrealistic it is to our minds (in other words by sight), it can appeal to us. Here’s another commercial that will give you an exaggerated idea of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67MuBNnJC60&NR=1

While we know it’s (most likely) impossible to get the strength to push a car over a cliff from an energy bar, the point is well made, that this energy bar will give you a very good dose of energy. Instead of telling the consumer it does, they make the idea tangible by appealing to your tangible senses.

4: Beginnings and Ends – Please read this passage out loud:

“Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.”

How long did it take you to read that? Surely not very long compared to if it was unscrambled. In addition to this point, YOU MAY NOTICE THAT IT’S PROBABLY EASIER TO READ NON-CAPITALIZED SENTENCES SINCE CAPITAL LETTERS ARE NON-FEATURELESS BLOCKS yet sentences with letters having more variety in ascending and descending fashion are easier to differentiate between letters.

5: Visual – Aristotle said the mind needs an image to think. This is fundamentally entirely true. You can first think of when we hear a loud crash, you might think someone is breaking into your house. You naturally visualize on impulse someone breaking into your house, so you think of that. When we see an image, a split second process occurs.

To explain, there are actually two reactions that occur, and each follow a separate path through your brain. Both paths start at the thalamus where they split. The faster reaction path goes to the amygdala which specializes in reacting and triggering what you would consider the emotional fear. The second path travels to the cortex first, where the information received is analyzed using information from the other parts of the brain, then to the amygdala. The first, faster path produces an immediate “instinct” like reaction 250 times faster than the second path, which determines whether or not the reaction is actually needed. In this example, the loud crash could be a harmless cat, instead of a robber as our immediate reaction might tell us.

Even though the reaction differences are so fast, 250 times is still much faster. Coupled with that reaction speed, once an emotion is turned on, it’s difficult for the cortex and your reasoning to turn it off, so fishing for this sense makes your “hook” difficult to unhook.

6: Emotion – Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on 9/11? For the more experienced audience, what about Apollo 13 or Kennedy’s assassination? I remember where I was and what my family said exactly during the morning of 9/11. Our old brain makes associations with emotion. Very few of us weren’t heavily impacted by 9/11, and most of us probably remember exactly what was happening when we actually heard the news, not necessarily when it actually happened.

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Whether your talking to someone, giving a sales pitch, or even picking someone up, keeping in mind these 6 stimuli will give your message more attraction to that instinctual part of your brain. Why is that such a big deal? When something appeals to your involuntary senses, it makes more sense to your voluntary senses to move forward or progress in that direction; it makes it more reasonable to come to an acceptance of it.

[ Sources: http://www.neuromarketing.com ; Entrepreneur.com – Is there a buy button? Inside the brain. ; Serendip.BrynMawr.edu – The Role of the Amygdala (paragraph 4) ]

God speed, and Best wishes.

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[Humor] Wives at Home

Credit goes to funny.com.  Hilarious!

LOL! Kama Sutra for IT People

Oh yea baby! Sweet!

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Sense of Humor – Funny Picture


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You got to enjoy girls with a sense of humor.

Rockin’ Friday! (Or is it?)

Hello readers!

I have nothing of interest to say today (as if I ever do), so instead I’ll point out something my friend noticed.

So, you all know the story by now of the Austrian guy who hid his daughter in a custom-made cellar for 20 odd years and had 7 children by her, raising 3 as his own. (If you don’t, check it out. Freaky stuff). Anyway, he looks like this:

Now, my mate was looking at him and going ‘Hmmmm, he looks kinda familiar…’

AND THEN IT HIT HIM

Ingo from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time!

Just look at their mischievous grins, the sly glint in their eyes betraying a deeper sense of guilt, the arching eyebrows displaying an almost criminal intelligence, the manly-sculpted chin which was sure to attract many women in their prime… but I digress.

Apart from that, enjoy your weekend!

Rock on! \m/

[GG] GN’s Gutbuster Thursday. Volume 3.

Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s the first of May. GTA IV has hit the shelves, spring is screwed up and it’s time for GN’s Gutbuster Thursday!

I would like to set a pseudo-theme for this edition. Classic memes. Yes, you’ve seen them, you’ve pooped your precious trolling pants, and it’s time to revisit it. There are millions, if not billions and trillions of memes out there, and every single one is considered to be ranked at the top, so, I give you a collection of those revered by myself, and those around me. Let’s start with some classic pictures.

Watch out!:

No, there will be no Rolling of Ricks in this post. However:

This next one is a shout out to a special someone; I totally remember them being THIS cool:

The longest joke in the world – read it all, DON’T skip ahead!

http://longestjokeintheworld.com/

How about YTMND! (make sure you open in Internet Explorer and refresh if no sound)

http://vadercoaster.ytmnd.com/

Finally, I give you a classic meme in internet history. Watch out for an R Kelly reference at 1:28!

http://www.omgvids.com/indian.php

God speed, and Best wishes.

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Zero Punctuation on Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Enjoy!

Do You Want To Rickroll NY City? I Do!!!!

I saw this at Digg, do you want to RickRoll the city? Check out this link, vote and type in this song for other for the 8th inning sing a long:

Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/fan_forum/singalong_vote_form.jsp

[GG] GN’s Gutbuster Thursday. Volume 2.

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April Fool’s is just a couple days behind us, and I hope you all had a fantastic time pranking your friends or being pranked. I know I did! I’m sure many of you enjoyed being Rick Rolled.

As you know, it’s the first Thursday of the month, so this week’s Life post from GN will be themed for humor, and quite an appropriate week at that!

To mix in some tech, I give you a list of the latest virus definitions:

  1. The George Bush Virus – Causes your computer to keep looking for viruses of mass destruction.
  2. The John Kerry Virus – Reverses every position in your computer, each time you turn it on.
  3. The Ronald Reagan Virus – Saves your data, but forgets where it is stored.
  4. The George Bush Virus – Causes your computer to keep looking for viruses of mass destruction.
  5. The John Kerry Virus – Reverses every position in your computer, each time you turn it on.
  6. The Ronald Reagan Virus – Saves your data, but forgets where it is stored.
  7. The Clinton Virus – Gives you a permanent Hard Drive with NO memory.
  8. The Al Gore Virus – Causes your computer to just keep counting and re-counting.
  9. The Bob Dole (a.k.a. Viagra) Virus – Makes a new hard drive out of an old floppy.
  10. The Lewinsky Virus – Sucks all the memory out of your computer, then e-mails everyone about what it did.
  11. The Michael Jackson Virus – Attacks only minor files.
  12. The Arnold Schwarzenegger Virus – Terminates some files, leaves… but will be back!
  13. The Mike Tyson Virus – Quits after two bytes.
  14. The Oprah Winfrey Virus – Your 200 GB hard drive shrinks to 100 GB, then slowly expands to re-stabilize around 150 GB. The Ellen Degeneres Virus – Disks can no longer be inserted.
  15. The Prozac Virus – Totally screws up your RAM, but your processor doesn’t care.
  16. The Clinton Virus – Gives you a permanent Hard Drive with NO memory.
  17. The Al Gore Virus – Causes your computer to just keep counting and re-counting.
  18. The Bob Dole (a.k.a. Viagra) Virus – Makes a new hard drive out of an old floppy.
  19. The Lewinsky Virus – Sucks all the memory out of your computer, then e-mails everyone about what it did.
  20. The Michael Jackson Virus – Attacks only minor files.
  21. The Arnold Schwarzenegger Virus – Terminates some files, leaves… but will be back!
  22. The Mike Tyson Virus – Quits after two bytes.
  23. The Oprah Winfrey Virus – Your 200 GB hard drive shrinks to 100 GB, then slowly expands to re-stabilize around 150 GB. The Ellen Degeneres Virus – Disks can no longer be inserted.
  24. The Prozac Virus – Totally screws up your RAM, but your processor doesn’t care.

[ Source: The Manbottle Library, found by Crystal ]
I’ve recently began learning Visual Basic, a programming language that’s, well, basic! Thus, I have adapted some programmer mentalities. I hope this draws some of the wonderful programmers out there to our blog. 🙂

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[ Source: Props to http://www.xkcd.com for maintaining a hilarious web comic ]

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[ Source: Osnews.com Comics (they have plenty of other great comics!) ]

You can find more here: Osnews.com Comics Page 1

And here: Osnews.com Comics Page 2

Here is a business plan that absolutely, cannot fail. I’m seriously thinking about trying it : – )

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[ Source: CollegeHumor.com
Last, but most definitely not least, this one is a REAL gut buster. However, it requires that you finish all of your work and close all of your internet stuff, because only your undivided focus shall allow this mind blowing comedy get through. Have you closed everything but this tab? Finished your work? Remember – don’t worry, it won’t hurt.:

[[ The most famous comedic incident in the world ]]

Well loyal and casual readers of The Underground, thank you for joining me on another That’s GN humor post, and happy late April Fool’s day!

God speed, and Best wishes.

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Rick Rollin’ – The Scientology Protest

I had to post this, its great!