In 1995, Gross and Levenson published the results of their test screenings. They came up with a list of 16 short film clips able to elicit a single emotion, such as anger, fear or surprise. Their recommendation for inducing disgust was a short film showing an amputation. Their top-rated film clip for amusement was the fake orgasm scene from When Harry Met Sally. And then there’s the two-minute, 51-second clip of Schroder weeping over his father’s dead body in The Champ, which Levenson and Gross found produced more sadness in laboratory subjects than the death of Bambi’s mom. “I still feel sad when I see that boy crying his heart out,” Gross says. “It’s wonderful for our purposes,” Levenson says. “The theme of irrevocable loss, it’s all compressed into that two or three minutes.”
Archive for July, 2011
Tags: gay, homosexual, Japan, Opponent, Tokyo, Wrestling, Wrestling is fake, Wrestling is real
Tags: Abbeville, bank, Chimney, dead Santa, Disappear, ho ho ho, Louisiana, Merry Christmas, missing person, noel, Santa Claus, skeleton
– Skeletal remains found in the chimney of an Abbeville, Louisiana, bank two months ago have been identified as those of a local man who hadn’t been seen in 27 years. The remains are those of Joseph W. Schexnider, who vanished at age 22 in January 1984, Abbeville police Lt. David Hardy told CNN. Schexnider’s disappearance was noted after he failed to show up for a court hearing on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle. When officers showed up at his home to take him in to custody, Schexnider’s mother said he had fled to avoid arrest. The remains were discovered in May when construction workers were doing renovations on the main branch of the Bank of Abbeville, a historic building that sits on the main square in the southwestern Louisiana town of 25,000 people. Tests done at a Louisiana State University forensics lab established the remains were those of Schexnider. The cause of death was likely dehydration and starvation, Hardy said. Foul play was not suspected and the case is closed, he said. Hardy told reporters that Schexnider had gloves and a cigarette lighter on him, but no bag or anything to indicate he planned to carry loot from the bank.
Tags: Audacity, audio editor, Cool Edit, free, Free File Review, freeware, music editor, software, sound, Sound Forge, technology, WavePad
Audacity is a Swiss Army knife for audio. It has been my go-to audio program for years. It can perform nearly any sound editing task, except ripping tracks from CDs. An abundance of features results in a rather cluttered-looking, slightly confusing interface. Installation is a little bit unusual – an mp3 encoder may, or may not need to be downloaded and installed after the main program is installed. This is not a major issue and Audacity provides very good instructions for doing this. Audacity is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Recording may be Audacity’s most useful ability. It will record any sound that your PC can play. Simply click the Record button, the Stop button and then export the recording to your format of choice (mp3, WAV, AIFF, Ogg and a few others). Editing can be basic, such as changing the volume or trimming dead space, or it can get quite advanced with a ton of included filters and effects (change tempo or speed, equalization, click removal, fade in, fade out, etc.).
What I like about Audacity -
Features – Audacity does it all(almost).
Performance – Audacity works quickly and always produces quality audio.
Recording – Simple to use recorder.
The only negative with Audacity is its learning curve. Some things are counter intuitive, but excellent Help documentation is provided. A new user may get frustrated initially. If a person spends a little time learning the program, excellent results are easily obtained.
- – The Bottom Line – -
There is no better free audio editor. Period.
Tags: bingo card, funny, humor, people of walmart, redneck, retail, slob, Walmart Bingo, white trash
Tags: calamari, Dancing squid, gourmet, gross, Hokkaido, Japan, seafood, video, zombie
Tags: avian, baby name, bird, cockateel, communicator, mimic speech, minah, parrot, wtf, zoology
Parrots, with their amazing abilities to mimic speech and talk to humans in addition to each other, are by far impressive communicators. But research shows that parrot conversations are even more complex. Each parrot has its own signature call that others use to address it, which is the parrot equivalent of having a name. But where do these “names” come from? New research has shown that just like with human babies, parrot parents name their offspring, even before the babies can communicate themselves.
Tags: baby killer, Casey Anthony, crime, dunk tank, dunking booth, Kentucky, Lexington
Officials of the Lexington (Kentucky) Lions Club Bluegrass Fair have shut down a Casey Anthony dunking tank because it had “probably gone a bit too far,” the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The “State vs. Anthony” dunking booth had two targets: One marked “guilty” and the other “innocent.” A fair video shows the Anthony impersonator in the dunking cage taunting one fairgoer whose toss fails to hit the mark: “If that’s the best you can do, you should have been a Florida prosecutor!”
Tags: Google, Google Labs, internet, research, search, software, technology
Google announced Wednesday that it plans to shutter its Labs department in an effort to focus more on its products. For years, Google Labs has been, to quote the company, “a playground where our more adventurous users can play around with prototypes of some of our wild and crazy ideas and offer feedback directly to the engineers who developed them.” That playground has birthed the likes of the Google Reader and Google Goggles — to name a very few. Google announced the loss of Labs via its blog, stating: “While we’ve learned a huge amount by launching very early prototypes in Labs, we believe that greater focus is crucial if we’re to make the most of the extraordinary opportunities ahead.” Many Labs experiments will end, Google says, and other products will be folded into different areas. Android apps in the Lab phase, however, will still be largely available in the Android Market.
Tags: archeology, cave art, caveman, erotic image, fertility rite, Germany, Neanderthal, paleontology, Porn, Stone Age
Researchers in Germany have discovered Stone Age cave art in the country for the first time including carvings of nude women that may have been used in fertility rites, officials said on Wednesday. Zarges confirmed a report to appear in the weekly newspaper Die Zeit that the engravings were believed to be around 12 000 years old, which would make them the first Stone Age artwork ever found in Germany. “They include schematic depictions of women’s bodies and unidentifiable symbols, among other things,” she said. The ancient artists appear to have taken their inspiration for the erotic images from rock formations in the caves resembling breasts and penises and then carved the images in the walls of the cave, Zarges said.
Tags: Chicago, culture, Giant Marilyn Monroe, Illinois, juvenile, kitsch, Marilyn Monroe statue, photography, upskirt, Windy City
The Chicago Sun-Times is not entirely happy with the new Marilyn Monroe statue, but real Chicagoans are enjoying it.
Whatever the case, that beyond-kitschy, 26-foot sculpture recreating the moment when Marilyn Monroe’s dress flies up in “The Seven Year Itch” is threatening the Bean as the most photographed attraction in Chicago. So we’re going from taking pictures of our own reflection to taking pictures while looking up the skirt of a giant woman. This is not an upgrade. Men (and women) licking Marilyn’s leg, gawking up her skirt, pointing at her giant panties as they leer and laugh. It’s not that the sculpture is shocking or sexist or obscene — but it’s definitely bringing out the juvenile goofball in many of us.
Tags: Bacon Air, bacon-flavored, BaconAir, Himalayan oxygen, inhaler
Apparently, it is so popular that there is a waiting list for the next shipment.
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