Moss Bridges, Ireland
Louis C.K. embarrassed a critic of one of his shows on live radio by exposing that the critic never actually watched the show!
Louis C.K. Is one of the more popular comedians today, doing standup, acting, and writing. One of the shows he wrote and acted in was Lucky Louie, which aired on HBO in the summer of 2006. The show received mixed reviews from critics, and despite HBO ordering eight scripts of episodes for season 2, the show was cancelled before filming a second season.
The most controversial critique of the show was not by a professional critic, but by the Catholic League. The Catholic League, according to its website, “is the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization” in order to “to participate in American public life without defamation or discrimination.”
In a news release issued by the Catholic League’s president Bill Donahue, nine bullet points were listed which regarded Lucky Louie as “blasphemy” because of scenes like one in which C.K. Was masturbating in a broom closet.
The best part of this story is when C.K. was appearing on a radio show with his friend and fellow actor in Lucky Louie, Jim Norton. While C.K. was on, Donahue called the show to defend his stance, and when C.K. challenged Donahue’s statements, Donahue revealed he had never actually seen an episode of the show despite allowing his name to be on the news release!http://ift.tt/PhubSw
The element Selenium gets more conductive when it is in the light!
Selenium is a naturally occurring element with a periodic number of 34. It was discovered in 1817 and is found impurely in metal sulfide ores.
Selenium has an interesting property that most elements do not have called photoconductivity. Photoconductivity is a phenomenon where a substance actually becomes more conductive when visible light is shown on it!
Not only does Selenium become more conductive when light is shown on it, but it is actually an insulator when there is not light on it!
Selenium is mostly used in glass production, with over 50% of its consumption used in giving glass a red color after the selenium is added.
For all the Doctor Who fans out there, I cannot help but wonder if the “Weeping Angels,” a reoccurring foe of the doctor that can only move when they are not seen, aren’t made of some other element that has an anti-photoconductivity phenomenon!http://ift.tt/1k8u5Xq