Divergent thinking: Pseudo-science edition

Divergent thinking, thinking outside the box – that little piece of creative craziness that’s in all of us – is what made Newton come up with his theories.

It’s also what made this woman think that a mentally induced force field would repel a man lunging at her.

There must be some irony in here somewhere.

Oh, here it is: even if there actually were a force field, and assuming Newton’s third law is still valid, the impact would still transfer through it and knock her out in exactly the same way…

[~06:00]

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American Spornosexual

No buzzy moniker of a male ideal based on narcissism, bodily obsession and self-absorption — that would be the “Spornosexual“, supposedly found either admiring himself at the gym, or surfing porn — can possibly be complete without American Psycho‘s Patrick Bateman, our favourite Wall Street psychopath.

Granted that online porn didn’t really exist in the 80’s — but Patrick did hire prostitutes to shoot his own porn, starring himself. I’d say that counts.