Thursday, January 30, 2003

Just in time...
for my 30th birthday. From Study: Exercise Keeps the Brain Sharp...
Gray matter is home to the neurons that are so important to learning and memory. White matter is sort of the brain's Internet, with fibers that send signals throughout the brain. Scientists have known for years that these tissues begin to shrink at about the age of 30 in a pattern that closely matches declines in cognitive performances, says Kramer, leader of the research team.

Wait. What was I saying?
posted by Rebecca 1/30/2003 04:34:00 PM

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Weird. Weird. Weird. Weird.
posted by Rebecca 1/29/2003 05:58:00 PM

From Powell may take U.S. intelligence to U.N. at
"Stevenson had a much easier task, I think," Powell said. "All he had to prove was that there were Russian missiles in Cuba, and viola, there were Russian missiles in Cuba"
As "voila" seems more likely to be misspelled than mispronounced, I'm assuming the error occurred in CNN's domain. Maybe somebody should ask the Secretary of State to please refrain from using words that are "all complicated and French".
posted by Rebecca 1/29/2003 12:26:00 PM

Monday, January 27, 2003

Superbowl ads
As usual, I Tivoed the Superbowl this year so that I could fast forward through the game and watch the commercials. I have my priorities in order. If you weren't quite so clever, you can see most of the ads on AOL. If you've ever wondered why the 5th dentist didn't recommend Trident, check out this ad. The big winner this year, though, was the Terry Tate: Office Linebacker spot. If you enjoy that, you should check out the extended and alternate versions at Reebok.
posted by Rebecca 1/27/2003 12:40:00 PM