Brain Dead?

It’s possible you’ve missed this important piece of news on account of all the chaos Trump’s presidency has caused, and the social media explosion on account of Queen Bey’s twins. Good thing for you, you’ve got me.

Scientists (gosh, don’t you love them?) have discovered that completely locked-in patients, patients that have no control over their body, can now communicate thanks to this brain/computer interface that reads patients minds!

OMG, a mind reading computer. Right now, it can only read answers to yes or no questions, but … can you  imagine the future?

One of the patients who was being tested had his daughter visit him, She asked him if it was okay for her to get married to her boyfriend. The answer came back as a ‘no’ 8 out of 10 times. What blows my mind is not the father’s really strong rejection of her boyfriend, but the fact that she did what all children do – she kept asking the question till he got tired enough to get a yes.

Funny how we can manipulate parents, eh?

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Full report here: Completely ‘locked-in’ patients can communicate

Top 10 Holiday Cards – 2013 Edition

I came down from my room this morning to a delightful conversation. The Aussies had arrived and were wearing jumpers. This is so different to our European visitors who talk about the Bangalore winter like it was a pleasant Summer’s Day.

Dad – I like your hairstyle. What is that thing you’ve used to tie your hair?
Aussie Jr – A hair tie
Dad – A hair toy?
Aussie Jr – A hair tie!!
Dad – A hair toy? Is that like a rubber band for kids?
Aussie Jr – IT’S A HAIR TIE!

This conversation really cracked me up because my dad was being really serious. He was actually wondering if it was an Aussie thing. He is, obviously, oblivious to accents. Which got me to thinking that OMG I haven’t sent out any Christmas presents yet.

Sometimes the way my mind connects stuff is bizarre. I perhaps need therapy.

And since it was too late to actually write out cards, I thought I’d create some e-cards. I went on the interwebs for some much needed inspiration and I was not be disappointed. If you’re as hopeless as I am during the holidays, take heart. Or you could take time and re-create these.

You’re welcome!

90_or-the-tall-guy-gets-it
Revamp your letter to the North Pole this year with a ransom note. Guaranteed to get Santa’s attention. Things we need – A special someone to hang upside down

 

Holy Interwebs Family - Christmas
Don’t forget that Christmas is truly about presents CHRIST! Recreate the scene of His illustrious birthday. No baby? No worries! Replace with trusty pet!

 

Christmas Photo Fail - Children
Nothing says J-O-Y like a group of crying children holding up paper mache alphabets and parents trying to recreate Pinterest cards. I might have to try these with my 2 cousins and broseph!

 

Game of Thrones Christmas Card
Not to leave my fellow nerds behind, dress up like your favourite characters when the risk of you being called a weirdo you have a good excuse to. Winter is Coming! Happy Holidays! Valar Morghulis!

 

Cat & Owner Christmas Card
Seriously, this is most likely going to be my card this year. For those of you who’re away from family and loved ones, for you fellow introverts, for you whose spirit animal is grumpy cat. Have cat, will pose!

 

Parent Christmas Card Fail
Christmas is the best time to show everyone what a great partner, sibling, spouse, parent you are. Drink the wine and poach baby at 300 degrees.

 

Japanese Horror Christmas Card
This is an actual Japanese Christmas Card from the 1950s. I have nothing to add to this except – JAPAN! *shakes my head*

 

Reindeer Zombie Christmas Card
Who doesn’t love a good zombie story even if it features Santa and his elves fending off ravenous zombie reindeer! The season of Peace and Love is upon us! OLE!

 

Family Choir Cat Christmas Card
For a family of singers who can’t get enough of them carols. Get the family pets involved and jingle all the way!

 

Silent Night Kids
If there are people in your life that you just can’t get to shut up this holiday, this is the perfect way to get peace of mind for 1 hour. Things you need – Kids/Annoying People, Fairy Lights & Duct Tape