Saturday, January 26, 2008


This is an outrage! I bet Saddam Hussein was kicking himself for not having thought of this in time. If anyone reading this has any other info or proof to prove or disprove this please let me know. I only want the truth.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Why Do Women Live Longer?

But seriously folks! We all know that women live longer than men. Since the dawn of "man", women have outlived their friends and family no matter what race, where they live in the world, and how rich or poor they are. I was curious today to find a scientific reason why this occurs due to a discussion I was having with my wife, her mom, and grandmother. We had some basic disagreements and I was not going to win being outnumbered 3 to 1. So here is what I found.

from Maxim Magazine
"Although guys are stronger and faster than women, women outlive men in most countries, in some cases by more than 10 years. In the US, life expectancy for men and women at birth is about 72 years and 79 years, respectively. Why? For starters, men work dangerous jobs, fight wars, and go to prison - activities not conducive to long lives - far more often than women. We also experience a greater risk of heart disease after age 40, whereas women aren't really at risk until they reach menopause. (Testosterone not only increases cholesterol levels but also causes recklessness that leads both to violence and to impress-your-friends miter-saw accidents.) Still other researchers attribute the difference to stress. "Socially speaking, they are just better coping mechanisms for girls," says Peg Jordan, president of Health & Lifestyle, Inc., in Oakland, CA.

from the Economist
That question can be answered at two levels. An evolutionary biologist would tell you that it is because women get evolutionary bonus points from living long enough to help bring up the grandchildren. Men, by contrast, wear themselves out competing for the right to procreate in the first place. That is probably true, but not much help to the medical profession.…

Here is a link to an article on WebMD. I'm sure there are many other quotes out there. Make a comment with them here if you like.

So it's not necessarily that women are that much better, it's that most men are just stupid and let testosterone take over. I try to live my life outside most of the stereotypes of men discussed in the above quotes, so maybe, just maybe I will beat the odds. I'm married and only want to impress her, I don't work at a dangerous job, fight, or do violent or dangerous things (beside driving around), never have been in prison, I don't do stupid things to impress my friends or family (at least I don't think so). I'm adopted so I don't know my biological family medical history. I guess I do stress more than most, but maybe not as much as my wife. Only time will tell for me, but as time has already told, women will always out live men.

Monday, January 07, 2008

$20 Epson PowerlookII SCSI/Parallel Port Scanner

I bought a all in one printer and don't need this perfectly working scanner.

Umax PowerLook II Flatbed Scanner with 8"x 10" transparency adapter.

1200 x 600 dpi max resolution. Works with PC and Macs but must have a SCSI port. Most newer computers do not have a SCSI port. I have some SCSI adapters that I will give you as well.

See the specs here.

Comes with original box , manual and SCSI and power cables ready to use.

Email or call 770-309-6004 if you are interested.

Also see free fax offer here!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Pharmaceutical Convention Main Image and Icons

A revision of another illustration I did for another Atlanta convention. They wanted a classic charm of the city of Atlanta.

Main AAPS Conference Image

This Pharmaceutical imagery for the 2009 AAPS convention was all done in Photoshop and Painter. They wanted a old world classic feel using modern equipment and objects. Tough to pull off. What do you think?
AAPS icons