Quote of the Day – Bikini Edition

“New research shows that, in men, the brain areas associated with handling tools and the intention to perform actions light up when viewing images of women in bikinis.” – Elizabeth Landau, CNN

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. Grewgills says:

    handling tools and the intention to perform actions

    Almost too easy.

  2. Steve Verdon says:

    Well…duhh.

  3. JKB says:

    Is that why the quality of repair work has gotten so poor since they banned tool calendars?

    Without the bikini clad women, the mechanics just want to talk about your problems rather then fix them.

  4. Eneils Bailey says:

    “New research shows that, in men, the brain areas associated with handling tools and the intention to perform actions light up when viewing images of women in bikinis.” – Elizabeth Landau, CNN

    And new research shows that any idiot can reach any conclusion, no matter what portion of the brain they are using, even if their intentions light up when viewing a cold watermelon and a freshly grilled steak.
    I wonder how much government money she got for conducting this study?

  5. Bandit says:

    They needed a research study for that?

  6. tom p says:

    Back in the “bad old days”, when a pretty girl walked by a jobsite we could hoot, holler, and whistle to our hearts content in order to show our appreciation of the only true art that has ever existed. But now in this more politically correct age (every now and again, we actually have a woman on the jobsite, but most of them are built like Jerome Bettis), when a pretty girl walks by (we always notice and word spreads rapidly, almost by osmosis) we are forced to restrain all those primal urges which might otherwise find a totally useless, but largely harmless, outlet.

    Now, I don’t know, I have seen no studies, but it has been my observation that there has been an uptick in jobsite injuries after pretty girls walk by… It is my theory that this is due to the fact that those of us handling dangerous tools and working in dangerous situations have our synapses so scrambled by the repressed natural urges all men posess and that we then get stupid.

    Than again, maybe we are just stupid all the time and our innate stupidity only asserts itself around pretty girls….

    I have plenty of anecdotal evidence for that as well.

  7. Steve Plunk says:

    Was that from Pull it out your Butt University? Any way you look at it some taxpayer money was involved and some jackass is tenured.

  8. FireWolf says:

    I suddenly have the urge to go turn a screw