Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday Poll



Who is the sadist that decided to make an antibiotic one takes for strep throat, to be two times the size of an aspirin?  

It's bad enough that my throat hurt so bad that swallowing my own saliva hurt, but a giant pill?  I thought we were in the age of "Modern Medicine"! What is so modern about a pill that huge...even if it is pink and I only have to take it twice a day? I mean, this is the 21st century. Didn't you think that we were going to have subcutaneous pressurized shots and lasers to scan us and miracle pills the size of candy buttons to cure all that ails us? I thought life would be out of an Isaac Asimov or Heinlein science fiction novel by now. I mean we have slidewalks (at the airport and in Las Vegas) and space shuttles (we just ended the shuttle program actually) and have discovered extra terrestrial life (Juggalos) why can we have medicine catch up?  OK. So maybe we have made leaps and bounds in medicine like Antibiotics (Commercially available penicillin in 1945) and MRIs (invented in 1973)  and heck even the discovery of DNA (many before then knew about DNA but Watson and Crick were the 1st to suggest the double helix structure in 1953), but still I want my meal in pill form and an age inhibiting pill a la "Picture of Dorian Grey" darn it!  OK. I might be a bit cranky because I'm sick, or it could be because I'm just a cranky person, but I still think a meal in pill form would be awesome....just as long as I don't end up like Violet Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Know what I mean?  Think of all the time we would save by not having to eat? I could shop for more makeup, I could blog more, I could read a book!...nah. I have a TV. No need for books. (JUST KIDDING).  But seriously folks. I really thought we would have jet packs and flying cars and the cure for the common cold by the year 2000. That's why I'm going to encourage Darthypie to become a scientist. More kids need to get involved with engineering and science and we need to start encouraging and rewarding children that show an interest in those fields...especially girls!  That's why I think it is so important to participate in the STEM coalition.  The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition, works to support STEM programs for teachers and students at the U. S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies that offer STEM related programs.  If you work for a science, engineering or technology based company or work in the industry you should check out the STEM website and see how your company can be a part of the key to our survival as a planet. It's time we put science at the top of our agenda! (steps off soap box) Because I really want to get rid of my wrinkles in the least invasive way possible!
On To The Poll!

1. Blush Of The Day? - Chanel JC in Poesie. I needed a neutral pink to go with red lips today.

2.  When you were a little kid what sort of fantastic science fiction-y type stuff did you think we would have by the 21st century? - This may only work for the "more mature" readers of this poll since some of you reading this were born in the 1990s! ANYWAY. I thought we would have jet packs, flying cars and instant food machines a la the Jetsons.

3.  What makeup product do you think has improved with the introduction of modern technology? - I think foundation has really befitted from "science". The types of coverage, wear, colors, almost everything about it is 100% better than the crap I slopped on my face just 25 years ago.

4.  If you travel 100 years into the future what advancements in science/technology will you expect to see? - I hope that I see a cure for cancer and AIDS and I also hope that we have a lot of floating movable screens for technology like in the movie "Minority Report" and that people actually TALK to one another rather than text all the time.

5.  What beauty item do you think is perfected and needs no improvement? - That's hard. I think everything can be improved, however, I do feel like we are in a Mascara rut. With the introduction of those silly vibrating mascara wands I felt like the industry ran out of ideas. There is a mascara "glut" that requires some mascaras to be culled from the herd...so to speak.

10 comments:

  1. First of all, it was Veruca Salt who turned blue. Secondly, I know how you feel; I just got my wisdom teeth out and I have to cut my pain pills in half, otherwise I choke them up. They aren't even taking away all the pain, so that's totally lame. It still hurts to swallow anything, including saliva.

    1. Blush Of The Day? - None; I'm pressing ice packs to my face today in increments that would make it come off anyway.

    2. When you were a little kid what sort of fantastic science fiction-y type stuff did you think we would have by the 21st century? - I watched a lot of Star wars, so things in that show along with jet packs.

    3. What makeup product do you think has improved with the introduction of modern technology? - The pigment technology in foundation has definitely improved. Also, eyeshadows seem a lot better as well.

    4. If you travel 100 years into the future what advancements in science/technology will you expect to see? - I expect humans to have computer ships in their head, merging computer technology with the brain. It would also be a replacement for the cell phone.

    5. What beauty item do you think is perfected and needs no improvement? - Everything could use improvement, but I definitely think the best blushes are as good as they get.

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  2. I'll tell you an inside joke - scientists only discover things, it's the engineers who invent them! You can tell I'm an engineer, right? The theories that are the foundations of new inventions are discovered by scientists, but it's up to engineers to think of how to use them.

    That being said, a lot of inventions are thought up by engineers who were inspired by science fiction. For example, cell phones and non-invasive medical exams were first used on Star Trek.

    1. Blush Of The Day?
    MAC Fun & Games. I need a soft coral blush!

    2. When you were a little kid what sort of fantastic science fiction-y type stuff did you think we would have by the 21st century?
    Any type of equipment that would let me go from one place to another in an instant, like transporters (Star Trek) or Anywhere Door (Doraemon)

    3. What makeup product do you think has improved with the introduction of modern technology?
    Skin care, definitely, with retinol and other ingredients. For makeup, I agree - foundation has definitely made the most progress!

    4. If you travel 100 years into the future what advancements in science/technology will you expect to see?
    In addition to curing cancer and AIDS, how about ending discrimination and hatred?
    Again, I agree with you - I hope people will go back to talking with each other instead of texting all the time.

    5. What beauty item do you think is perfected and needs no improvement?
    I don't think there is anything that doesn't need improvement, but I think advertisements are overdone. You know they have gone too far when MUFE's new ad is a sensation because they DIDN'T use PS!

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  3. You know my thoughts on the sadistic pig that invented the horse-size pills...so on with the poll

    1. Blush Of The Day? - Actually wearing a bronzer, Clarins Mosaique.

    2. When you were a little kid what sort of fantastic science fiction-y type stuff did you think we would have by the 21st century?
    I really thought we'd have those nifty teleportation things from Star Trek. Alas, not yet.

    3. What makeup product do you think has improved with the introduction of modern technology? - I think make-up in general has improved and I love that we have so many choices in terms of finish, colour etc. etc.

    4. If you travel 100 years into the future what advancements in science/technology will you expect to see? - Transporters dammit! Is anyone working on this yet??? When can I say Beam me up, Scotty?

    5. What beauty item do you think is perfected and needs no improvement? - Hmmm I think there is always room for improvement so I can't think of anything that is completely perfect.

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  4. 1. Blush Of The Day? - Illamasqua Rude, which I needed to put me in the right mood to face the awful meetings I had on my planning for today.

    2. When you were a little kid what sort of fantastic science fiction-y type stuff did you think we would have by the 21st century? - That we would have robots to do house chores and planes for space travelling.

    3. What makeup product do you think has improved with the introduction of modern technology? - SPF, skincare, pigments, organic ingredients... tons of things, really!

    4. If you travel 100 years into the future what advancements in science/technology will you expect to see? - Hopefully we will have cure for cancer and AIDS, but also better treatments (or cures, even) for mental diseases and for "orphan diseases".

    5. What beauty item do you think is perfected and needs no improvement? - Photoshop :-p
    The next one we need to improve is women's self-confidence.

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  5. BOTD- ELF Studio blush in Peachy Keen. I just hit pan on this and bought another one. It's a great warm neutral and I find myself using it a lot.

    Sci-fi stuff- I definitely thought jet packs and personal droids would be available by now. (To be fair, both are in development. They just cost millions.)

    Most Improved Product- Foundation, for sure. You can see the difference in films, photos, and ads. No more pancake face.

    100-year advancements- a cure for cancer, please.

    Beauty improvements- I agree with mascara! Oy! We should have safe, permanent lash dye by now!

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  6. 1. Blush Of The Day? - Fyrinnae Charm

    2. When you were a little kid what sort of fantastic science fiction-y type stuff did you think we would have by the 21st century? - I'm a 70's child...so pretty much anything that was on the Jetsons.

    3. What makeup product do you think has improved with the introduction of modern technology? Everything...since I started wearing makeup about 25 years ago as well. If I had to choose just one, it would be eyeliner. The soft eyeliners of today are so much nicer that the wooden pencils that we had to heat with a lighter to apply because it was so hard.

    4. If you travel 100 years into the future what advancements in science/technology will you expect to see? - I cannot even begin to imagine...

    5. What beauty item do you think is perfected and needs no improvement? - Everything can be improved in some way...

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  7. I'm pretty sure it was Violet who turned violet (I remember her mother shreiking "Violet, you're turning violet!") I think Veruca wanted a golden egg laying goose.
    Anywho.

    1. Blush Of The Day? - Nyx Poweder blush in Peach (I was wanting to play with my Meow samples that came in today, but I was pressed for time.)

    2. When you were a little kid what sort of fantastic science fiction-y type stuff did you think we would have by the 21st century? - Flying cars/ underground tubes that zipped people around in capsules.


    3. What makeup product do you think has improved with the introduction of modern technology? - I haven't been around very long, so I'm not sure if I'm really qualified to answer this, lol.


    4. If you travel 100 years into the future what advancements in science/technology will you expect to see? - I also want a cure for cancer. Three kids that I went to highschool with have died from cancer in the last few years (I'm 19.) One was FFA club President, one was the quarter back of the football team, and one got sick before she even had her driver's liscense.


    5. What beauty item do you think is perfected and needs no improvement? - There is always room for improvement! I'm going to have to go with Fyrrinae's eye shadows + their Pixie epoxy. LOVE them, to bits and peices.

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  8. Not to get all feminista on you, but without the radiographs of Rosalind Franklin, Watson and Crick would never have figured out the structure of DNA. Please don't let female scientists be forgotten!

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  9. I almost forgot! And oh, I was a STEM awardee in undergard. =)

    1. Blush Of The Day? - Pulled out R&R X-Rated today to wear with their gloss Loudmouth to brighten up the incredibly grey, stormy day.

    2. When you were a little kid what sort of fantastic science fiction-y type stuff did you think we would have by the 21st century? - Definitely with you on the flying cars. Though... I really honestly would hate to have meals in pill forms. I love food and cooking way too much for that... ;_;

    3. What makeup product do you think has improved with the introduction of modern technology? - Hm. I've only been wearing makeup for 3 years ish... but I think eyeliners, mascaras and eye primers have improved leaps and bounds from say, 10 years ago - particularly the Japanese ones. =)

    4. If you travel 100 years into the future what advancements in science/technology will you expect to see? - I'm a graduate student in biophysics, so I expect I have a rather different outlook on advancements in science/technology than most folks do. I'd like to see modularized synthetic biology solutions for industry (I'm particularly interested in contributing to this - engineering interchangeable, modularized protein parts, basically, for industrial and therapeutic applications - we are only at the very beginning right now), and a solution to the implant problem, particularly for those containing live secreting cells (progress in this area has been at a standstill for quite a while b/c the body naturally "seals off" these kinds of implants but if we could get them to work, then diabetics could have implanted beta cells and wouldn't have to do insulin injections daily. Oh, and totally with you on the moving screens.

    5. What beauty item do you think is perfected and needs no improvement? - Hmmm. That is hard. I think I have to agree with you, I'm pretty amazingly happy and satisfied with my Kiss Me Heroine mascara.

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  10. Hi!
    First of all, those screens you were talking about already exist, although not yet available commercially (I think Toshiba was negotiating with them, but I'm not sure). Even better, no need for those gloves they show in the film, in this case reality is more advanced than sci-fi. They were developed by a research team lead by the fabulous female scientist Elvira Fortunato (yes, Elvira!). They also invented paper memmory chips and paper bateries for mobile phones.

    1. Blush Of The Day? - Guerlain Divinora Rose Pluie d'Or.

    2. When you were a little kid what sort of fantastic science fiction-y type stuff did you think we would have by the 21st century? - I though we would have holographic telephones.

    3. What makeup product do you think has improved with the introduction of modern technology? - Foundation, lipstick, eyeliner.

    4. If you travel 100 years into the future what advancements in science/technology will you expect to see? - Cure for cancer, AIDS, metabolic diseases. Ways to age better would be nice. I think we should master DNA repair and epigenetic control. And of course I hope I will contribute to the advance of science and win a Nobel prize for Medicine/Physiology or even Chemistry (dreamer).

    5. What beauty item do you think is perfected and needs no improvement? - Honestly, I think there is room for improvement in everything.

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