Browsing around the web today and found an interesting article documenting the old school web. Check it out if you have some time to waste.
Archive for July, 2006
One of my good friends Brooke Swaney, is having a fundraiser/showing of her first film “The Indigenoid”(as well as a few of her other shorts) at the Myrna Loy on Wednesday, July 12th. If you are in town please show some love, check out the free show, and drop a couple bucks in the hat to help Brooke finance her next film, which she hopes to shoot in Montana.
Congratulations, and best of luck Brooke!
Thanks for the link Ernie!
When: 5:30 p.m. sharp, July 12
Where: Myrna Loy Center
Sitting on the beach yesterday, I was contemplating how impressive sunscreen is. With out it, I would have been burned badly (as evidenced earlier in the summer), but with it, I was free to read all afternoon in the sun with out any adverse affects. During that time, when I felt like I was burning (but wasn’t) it occurred to me that I actually had no idea how sunscreen actually worked.
So I wikipedia’d it.
The principal ingredients in sunscreens are usually aromatic molecules conjugated with carbonyl groups. This general structure allows the molecule to absorb high-energy ultraviolet rays and release the energy as lower-energy rays, thereby preventing the skin-damaging ultraviolet rays from reaching the skin. So, upon exposure to UV light, most of the ingredients (with the notable exception of avobenzone) do not undergo significant chemical change, allowing these ingredients to retain the UV-absorbing potency without significant photo-degradation.
I assumed sunscreen worked on a reflection or shielding basis, but actually it absorbs and changes the energy to a less harmful lower energy version. GENIUS!
Is this the worst world cup commercial, or the best?