Monday, November 03, 2003

advanced startle

The poor mice used in the study linked to in the previous post were bred over 30 generations to be addicted to the runnng wheel
Some of these superachievers ran for more than 20 kilometers every night over a seven-day period
boynton was idly browsing for an illustrative image when she found this site that
provides some grim scientific equipment:
Simultaneous activity monitoring
Modular Maze Auto Guillotine
Learned Helplessness Test Chamber
Foam-lined Acoustic Startle Cubicle with Viewing Port
force lickometer
Animal Holders

Comments: advanced startle

Oooh, aaah! Can't wait for the next scientific Tupperware party!

I was idly browsing for an illustrative image for my superachieving exercise regime which knocks those sluggardly rodents into a cocked beanbag when I found this in the family album.

What did my old melancholic personal trainer once say?

"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing."
Posted by Sedgwick at November 3, 2003 06:26 PM

...Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darken'd ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits...

'Melancholic Personal Trainer' - sounds like a business idea with legs.
Alas - I am overqualified.

Posted by boynton at November 3, 2003 07:20 PM

boynton, that is very very fine. i nicked it with respec'. how could i not?
Posted by David Tiley at November 3, 2003 07:21 PM

Thank you kindly.
I actually find it all quite chilling, the language as much as the imagery.
btw - I'm hoping to refer to your in-house legal
lessons if they come after me ;)
Posted by boynton at November 3, 2003 07:31 PM

oh now I'm laughing again. you know I got into this to be serious? Some demon waited decade after decade for this moment..

chilling - exactly.
Posted by David Tiley at November 3, 2003 11:06 PM

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