23 Jul 14 at 4 pm


The recent release of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" reminded me of one of my favorite ape vs. man films – this 1932 video that shows a baby chimpanzee and a baby human undergoing the same basic psychological tests.

Its gets weirder – the human baby (Donald) and the chimpanzee baby (Gua) were both raised as humans by their biological/adopted father Winthrop Niles Kellogg.  Kellogg was a comparative psychologist fascinated by the interplay between nature and nurture, and he devised a fascinating (and questionably ethical) experiment to study it:

Suppose an anthropoid were taken into a typical human family at the day of birth and reared as a child. Suppose he were fed upon a bottle, clothed, washed, bathed, fondled, and given a characteristically human environment; that he were spoken to like the human infant from the moment of parturition; that he had an adopted human mother and an adopted human father.

First, Kellogg had to convince his pregnant wife he wasn’t crazy:

 …the enthusiasm of one of us met with so much resistance from the other that it appeared likely we could never come to an agreement upon whether or not we should even attempt such an undertaking.

She apparently gave in, because Donald and Gua were raised, for nine months, as brother and sister. Much like Caesar in the “Planet of the Apes” movies, Gua developed faster than her “brother,” and often outperformed him in tasks. But she soon hit a cognitive wall, and the experiment came to an end. (Probably for the best, as Donald had begun to speak chimpanzee.)

You can read more about Kellogg’s experiment, its legacy, and public reaction to it here.

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23 Jul 14 at 7 am

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23 Jul 14 at 7 am

Thích Nhất Hạnh

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"Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free."

23 Jul 14 at 6 am

Dave Gahans performance of RUSH is just pure bliss to watch.

Walk with me.
Open your sensitive mouth and talk to me.
Hold out your delicate hands and feel me,
Couldn’t make any plans to conceal me.

Open your sensitive mouth,
Hold out your delicate hands,
With such a sensitive mouth,
I’m easy to see through.

When I come up, when I rush…
I rush for you.

Cry for you,
Seen the tears roll down from my eyes for you.
Heard my truth distorting to lies for you,
Watched my love becoming a prize for you.

Seen the tears in my eyes,
Heard my truth turn to lies.
Seen the tears in my eyes,
I’m not proud of what I do.

23 Jul 14 at 6 am

I’m the ghost in your house
Calling your name
My memory lingers
You’ll never be the same
I’m the hole in your heart
I’m the stain in your bed
The phantom in your fingers
The voices in your head

One touch is all it took
To draw you in
To leave you hooked
One kiss, you paid the price
You had a taste
Of paradise

Now you’re running in circles
Chasing imaginary footsteps
Reaching for shadows
In the bed where I once slept

18 Jul 14 at 3 am

She was a lonely girl
Grew up in her own society
It took a little piece of her
Like it took a little piece of you and me
She traveled around the world
In order to get away from her mother and…
Well, it was strange because, one thing never really lead to another and…
Oh oh uh
Flying around the world
Oh oh uh
Oooohhh, a lonely girl
Oh oh uh

If you see her you should remind her of all the things she said
If you see her you should remind her she’s better off ‘cause she’s…
Not dead…
Not dead…

16 Jul 14 at 3 pm

it’s in his piss
ahem, excuse me I mean

its in his kiss ;D

16 Jul 14 at 4 am

New creepy nails for my creepy soul.

New creepy nails for my creepy soul.
15 Jul 14 at 5 pm


Robert Smith in Disintegration Era, 1989.

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15 Jul 14 at 5 pm


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