Through The Eyes Of … ~ An Extensive Time-Waster

There is an old(er) saying: At closing time in a bar – everyone is gorgeous. Ah, if that were only true…Much like the lie on a t-shirt I want that says: “drink ’till I’m cute.”

Leave to science to work out exactly how this transformation works!!!!!

Would I make this up????

Researchers at Manchester University worked out a formula to calculate how “beer goggles” affect your vision. Apparently there are more factors than just the open bar from 10-12. Additional factors include the level of light, your own eyesight, the room’s smokiness, as well as the distance between you and your future regret.

Here’s the formula, and just think how cool you’ll look with your calculator at happy hour. (I dare you to bring a slide rule as well!!! )

  • An = number of units of alcohol consumed
  • S = smokiness of the room (graded from 0-10, where 0 clear air; 10 extremely smoky)
  • L = luminance of ‘person of interest’ (candelas per square metre; typically 1 pitch black; 150 as seen in normal room lighting)
  • Vo = Snellen visual acuity (6/6 normal; 6/12 just meets driving standard)
  • d = distance from ‘person of interest’ (metres; 0.5 to 3 metres)

And what does it all mean?
(Oh and since it uses meters – It will need to be translated!).

A formula rating of less than one means no effect.

Between one and 50 the person you would normally find unattractive appears less “visually offensive”. (Visually offensive? There’s a t-shirt in the making!!)

Non-appealing people become suddenly attractive between 51 and 100.

At more than 100, someone not considered attractive looks like a supermodel.

Let me know those scores — Inquiring Minds Want To Know!!!

Early Morning Thoughts ~

Santa Sat on His Great Butt Enjoying a Hardy Brew

A beer distributor says Maine is being a Scrooge by barring it from selling a beer with a label depicting Santa Clause enjoying a pint of brew. The label for the English-made Santa’s Butt Winter Porter features a rear view of a beer-drinking Santa Claus sitting atop a barrel.
The beer’s name refers not only to Santa’s ample backside, but also to the barrel. In England, brewers once used a large barrel called a “butt” to store beer.
In a complaint filed in federal court, Shelton Brothers accuses the Maine Bureau of Liquor Enforcement of censorship for denying applications for labels for Santa’s Butt Winter Porter and two other beers it wants to sell in Maine.

Does this mean it’s acceptable to call someone a “horse’s (any other animal’s) butt” in polite conversation? Somehow horse’s beer barrel just doesn’t have the same ring. Does it?

Oh Radkappe Tannenbaum!
Oh Kraftfahrzeug Radkappe Tannenbaum

Here in the city there are always hubcaps along the sides of the road. There are some shops that collect them and resell them (with or without the car attached). But this Christmas season someone decided to collect them with a very different purpose.

All I can say is: You probably won’t see this on DIY network or Martha Stewart … althought it would be interesting to see what would be said during the program. “Now, Martha, while we wait for the crankshaft shaped fruitcake to cook, let’s take this crowbar and insert it right there on the hub cap of this car and ….”