Sunday last day to post something absurd other than our politics, that is……and today I have found a couple good ones….Quin or Quintessential Havoc (blogroll will assist you to get to his site….visit soon) and I over the years have bitched and been amazed at the studies that get funded…..we have even considered trying to get on the list of government grants…..it has got to be a better living that greeter at Walmart………any way…..how about these for absurd?
From Gawker and Maureen O’Conner………
A Finnish economist took one of those ridiculous worldwide penis studies that are always circulating and charted it againstGDPs, to study that critical ratio between penis size and wealth. It’s the classic golddigger’s dilemma—are any of the rich ones worth fucking?—but on a global scale!
From 1960-1985, nations with smaller penises grew at a faster rate than their well-hung counterparts, the University of Helsinki’s Tatu Westling found. Overall GDP was highest in nations with average penises and lowest in nations with outlier penises. In other words,
The size of male organ is found to have an inverse U-shaped relationship with the level of GDP in 1985.
Or, as Jason Kottke writes, “flaccid-ish.”
With due reservations it is also found to be more important determinant of GDP growth than country’s political regime type. Controlling for male organ slows convergence and mitigates the negative effect of population growth on economic development slightly. Although all evidence is suggestive at this stage, the ‘male organ hypothesis’ put forward here is robust to exhaustive set of controls and rests on surprisingly strong correlations.
A really great study, huh? But wait there is even better one…. from The Inquisitr website…….
Regardless of what some economic experts may say, we are not out of the clear when it comes to the “great recession” and therefore we shouldn’t be spending money on ridiculous studies, such as the National Institutes of Health survey which attempted to tie the size of gay men’s penises with their preferences to be a “top” or “bottom.”
The study, funded in part with taxpayer money was meant to “tie the size of a gay man’s penis” with their choice in being a “bottom” or a “top” and found that men with bigger penis sizes tend to be the “top” in the relationship, while men with smaller penises often gravitate towards the “bottom” role in the relationship. Researchers also claim that gay men with smaller penises tend to be more psychologically troubled then men with larger penises.
The National Development and Research Institute received money from the NIH to conduct the study which began in 2006. Money from the program has been provided since 1985 and is often used for “behavioral science research on drug abuse, AIDS, and crime,” which the group claimed their study fit into.
According to the President of the Traditional Values Coalition:
”We’ve got nameless, faceless bureaucrats who thought this was a good use of taxpayer money,” while adding, ”[They] seem to think the American taxpayers are a limitless ATM machine.”
What is with the preoccupation with wankers? I hope all the taxpayers that read this are just as pissed as I am……please if the government must waste money then do so on lunches for kids or more after-school activities….but for God sake…..get off the wanker kick! Conservs…that means YOU!