Sunday, December 28, 2008
this year santa didnt fail in bringing me nothing in the presents department. but something Christmas Time did bring was basketball. nba fans like myself were treated to 5 games Christmas Day one after another. and i was lucky enough to watch nearly all of them. so my day in picture kinda went like this
The only type of tree i mess with on christmas!
Gotta have beverages on the special day
And more Hoops
Merry Christmas kids
Lookin forward to this new year..
Friday, December 5, 2008
I cant believe i didnt think of this. but then again i didnt think there was anyone out there stupid enough that they think they need to buy a book to tell them how to blog. this just goes to show you really can make money off people's stupidity/ignorance. im quite interested in speaking to a reader of this book firstly to ask them why in gods name do you need a book to tell you how to express your veiws and all the other things blogging intales and secondly why they think a bunch middle aged professers will give the best advice on the subject. although im not taking into account how many "nerdy" bloggers and future bloggers there are that would think this book is a great investment, but still gimma a break.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Two pounds of still-green weed found in a 2,700-year-old Gobi Desert gravesite
"Nearly two pounds of still-green plant material found in a 2,700-year-old grave in the Gobi Desert has just been identified as the world's oldest marijuana stash, according to a paper in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany.
A barrage of tests proves the marijuana possessed potent psychoactive properties and casts doubt on the theory that the ancients only grew the plant for hemp in order to make clothing, rope and other objects. Lead author Ethan Russo told Discovery News that the marijuana "is quite similar" to what's grown today.
"We know from both the chemical analysis and genetics that it could produce THC (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid synthase, the main psychoactive chemical in the plant)," he explained, adding that no one could feel its effects today, due to decomposition over the millennia.
Russo served as a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Botany while conducting the study. He and his international team analyzed the cannabis, which was excavated at the Yanghai Tombs near Turpan, China. It was found lightly pounded in a wooden bowl in a leather basket near the head of a blue-eyed Caucasian man who died when he was about 45.
"This individual was buried with an unusual number of high value, rare items," Russo said, mentioning that the objects included a make-up bag, bridles, pots, archery equipment and a kongou harp. The researchers believe the individual was a shaman from the Gushi people, who spoke a now-extinct language called Tocharian that was similar to Celtic.
Scientists originally thought the plant material in the grave was coriander, but microscopic botanical analysis of the bowl contents, along with genetic testing, revealed that it was cannabis. The size of seeds mixed in with the leaves, along with their color and other characteristics, indicate the marijuana came from a cultivated strain. Before the burial, someone had carefully picked out all of the male plant parts, which are less psychoactive, so Russo and his team believe there is little doubt as to why the cannabis was grown. What is in question, however, is how the marijuana was administered, since no pipes or other objects associated with smoking were found in the grave.
"Perhaps it was ingested orally," Russo said. "It might also have been fumigated, as the Scythian tribes to the north did subsequently."
Although other cultures in the area used hemp to make various goods as early as 7,000 years ago, additional tomb finds indicate the Gushi fabricated their clothing from wool and made their rope out of reed fibers. The scientists are unsure if the marijuana was grown for more spiritual or medical purposes, but it's evident that the blue-eyed man was buried with a lot of it. "As with other grave goods, it was traditional to place items needed for the afterlife in the tomb with the departed," Russo said.
The ancient marijuana stash is now housed at Turpan Museum in China. In the future, Russo hopes to conduct further research at the Yanghai site, which has 2,000 other tombs."
This was the most amazing article i have come across in a very long time. it all pretty much speaks for itself, but its was a very interesting read and i hope everyone enjoyed at as much as i did. oh and how good it the title they gave it. now i must go and do like our ancestors did!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
You have got to be kidding me. The day there is a black bond is the day anti-racism has gone too far. I thought a black kid playing Bob Dylan as a child in the smash hit 'I'm Not There' was bad enough but this really puts the mud on the coconut cake so to speak. Next thing we know Ice Cube will be auditioning for Superman and Samuel L. Jackson will be winning awards for being the first black Batman. The answer to your question is, lay off Puff Daddy, just LAY OFF!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
The 31-year-old Burress spent the night in a local hospital with what one source described as “a non-life-threatening wound”. The Giants, in a statement released by the team this afternoon, called it “an apparent accidental shooting.” He was released from the hospital at approximately 2 p.m.
Burress, the police said, did not have a permmit to carry a gun in New York City. A law Enforcement offical said that the gun, a Glock semiautomatic pistol, was recovered at Burress' home in Totowa, New Jersey."
Looking in from another country you might think its pretty amazing how insane professional athletes in the US are. in the 4 or 5 months sinces ive been back 3 other NFL players have been involved in shootings. but if you kinda read between the lines its not all that suprising. obviously all the of the players involved are black and normally come from the same hoods as most major rappers. they have gone through all the same shit they just have a different tallent. so growing up around guns and all that negativity you are bound to feel like you have to protect yourself even more cause of your fame, fortune, and also old hommies being jealous of your sucess.
But still thats no excuse for shooting yourself!