Wednesday, December 31, 2008

December 31, 2008

There was a movie a couple of years ago called "The Ring"
about a video that kills you if you watch it. If I ever
saw such a video, I'm pretty sure my last words would
be, "It was STILL better than 'The Love Guru!'"


Top of the Heap: Jib-Jab's 2008 Year in Review
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmEP93NVTaw&e

The Top 10 Best Top 10 Lists of 2008
http://popten.net/2008/12/top-ten-best-of-2008-lists/

50 Things We Know Now (We Didn't Know This Time Last Year), 2008 Edition
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/dec/22/50-things-we-know-now-we-didnt-know-time-last-year/life/

The 50 Best Astronomy Pictures of 2008
http://www.itvnews.tv/Blog/Blog/best-50-astronomy-pictures-of-year-2008.html

10 Things That Won't Survive the Recession
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/12/23/10_things_that_wont_survive_the_recession_1.html

2009 Kicks off 365 Days of Astronomy Podcasts
http://www.examiner.com/x-504-Space-News-Examiner~y2008m12d31-New-Year-2009-kicks-off-365-Days-of-Astronomy-podcasts

Back to my old traffic reporter days - some things about traffic that may surprise you
http://tomvanderbilt.com/traffic/some-things-about-traffic-that-may-surprise-you/

How to make Brits and Aussies Sound American (You know who you are. Maynard.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-actor-accents-1229dec29,0,4403795.story

Ambiguity
http://www.skytopia.com/project/illusion/ambig.gif

In the "I-gotta-try-this" category: How to Blow Out a Hardboiled Egg
http://www.infobarrel.com/How_to_Blow_Out_a_Hardboiled_Egg

Pretty cool - an automatic text summarizer
http://search.iiit.net/~jags/summarizer/index.cgi

10 Web Tools to Save Your Butt in School
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-web-tools-to-save-your-butt-in-school/

Be the master of the all-you-can-eat buffet
http://icanhashappy.com/?p=781

10 Flimsy Paranormal Hoaxes Everyone Bought Into
http://ty.rannosaur.us/10-flimsy-paranoramal-hoaxes-everyone-bought-into/

I thought *I* had the most fun job in the world. Nope - this guy does
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1103046/Is-fun-job-world-The-man-travels-globe-testing-holiday-resort-waterslides.html

For us geeks: The Top Infinite Number of Reasons Picard is Better Than Kirk
http://plaza.ufl.edu/joec/startrek_picardvkirk.htm

You know all those old jokes about how bad a singer Yoko Ono was? Have you ever *heard* her sing? (You have been warned)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH3cZb8XZek&fmt=18





And, from Jack's Sunday Paper... (subscribe if you haven't)
Reaction Time Trainer
http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/reaction-time.html

Hue / Saturation
http://sheepfilms.co.uk/b3ta/b3ta38.htm

Pretty freaky - a Kaleidoscope Painter
http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

December 17, 2008


Everything I need to know I learned in Kindergarten.
Except what to do with pliers, a blowtorch and fire ants
once Peter Stewart, the school bully, was hog-tied in the
boiler room. *That* I didn't learn until the second grade.



Top of the Heap: The Top 10 of Everything for 2008
http://www.time.com/time/specials/2008/top10

Share this with anyone who wants to smile today
http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1892182081

In this week's "I-wan't-me-one-of-these" department...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_-PQdrgw2A&e

The Eyeballing Game (I got a 6.17)
http://www.stumbleupon.com/toolbar/#url=http%2525253A//woodgears.ca/eyeball/

An emotional farewell, he gets up to leave and... wait... did I just SEE that?
http://vids.eonline.com/services/player/bcpid1396519019?bctid=4256703001

Deck us all with Boston Charlie
http://www.pogopossum.com/deckus.htm

Every flight on Earth in 72 seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR00_uLfGVE&e

The Plagiarism Checker
http://www.dustball.com/cs/plagiarism.checker/?

Well, FINALLY.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20081211/sc_livescience/doctorsadviceleavethetoiletseatup;_ylt=AssY19u1Vr2AaRuXcwrrobIPLBIF

The Future of Our World - a small glimpse into the timeline of epic scale (or not...)
http://thefutureofourworld.ytmnd.com/

The Top 40 Travel Songs of All Time (with video goodness!)
http://www.worldhum.com/features/lists/world-hum-top-40-travel-songs-of-all-time-20081208/

10 Surefire Stress-Busting Sites
http://www.webupon.com/Web-Talk/Tension-Condension-10-Surefire-Stress-Busting-Sites.394049

This guy is so bad he's hysterical - the World's Worst Comedian
http://regretfulmorning.com/2008/12/worlds-worst-comedian/

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

December 12, 2009

Personally, I think Nature should learn
to be a little more tolerant of vacuums.



Top of the Heap:
Sine Wave Speech - NOW I understand what R2D2 was saying!
http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/~mattd/sine-wave-speech/

No, wait - THIS is the Top of the Heap: Bacon Stocking Stuffers!
http://www.foodvu.com/content/bacon-stocking-stuffers

Another 10 Fascinating Food Facts (hint: Guess what used to be in 7-Up?)
http://listverse.com/food/another-10-fascinating-food-facts/

15 Looks That David Hasselhoff Can Pull Off But You Can't
http://nextround.net/2008/11/18/15-looks-david-hasselhoff-can-pull-off-but-you-cant/

48 Essential Resources for Student Writers
http://education-portal.com/articles/45_Essential_Resources_for_Student_Writers.html

Clichés: Avoid Them Like the Plague
http://www.suspense.net/whitefish/cliche.htm

Bunnies Suicide
http://alisher.city.tomsk.net/shared/bunnies/

The Most Important Image Ever Taken
http://www.flixxy.com/hubble-deep-field.htm

10 Wondrous Websites With Which to Waste Time at Work
http://www.webupon.com/Web-Talk/Wondrous-Websites-with-Which-to-Waste-Time-at-Work.374831

Calvin and Hobbes - Snow Art
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/8866/calvinsnowartsv1.png

Water is the source of life - incredible photos
http://thehomebased.com/?p=8

Movie guide to Summer, 2009
http://www.movie-moron.com/?p=906

100+ websites to help you Organize Your Life
http://mashable.com/2008/12/02/organization-applications/

Science the way it's supposed to be - fun
http://www.esquire.com/features/best-and-brightest-2008/bringing-back-the-dead-1208

Funny T-Shirt designs
http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Glennz-Tee-Store-Designs/149088

Tips and Tricks with Google Maps (I particularly like the first one)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Xv-cJE5NE&e

20 Movie Technologies That Should Have Been Invented By Now
http://www.memebox.com/futureblogger/show/1391-20-movie-technologies-that-should-have-been-invented-by-now-but-haven-t

The Best of Craigslist: Things I'd like to tell students that would probably get me fired.
http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sfo/42105113.html

The Top (Bottom?) 15 Worst Joker Costumes
http://www.collegeotr.com/gallery/college_otr/the_15_worst_joker_costumes_16485/1

All of the Nations of the World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAgCUczHQ34

The back stories to 10 Christmas songs
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/20711

Most Popular Top 10's for 2008
http://lifehacker.com/5099979/



BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

My son just started his own version of Website Wednesday called "Jack's Sunday Paper"
Here are a few of the postings:
Build your own Solar System
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/
Addicting Game O'the Week - Juggler
http://www.coldtomatoes.com/games/juggler/pongleur5.swf
Simple Pop-Ups You Can Make
http://robertsabuda.com/popmake/index.asp

Want more? Subscribe by sending an email to iamcylon12@gmail.com

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December 3, 2008


Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance?
Wow! There's *another* thing I didn't know!



Top of the Heap: This is great! A Bacon Advent Calendar! (Mmmmmm, bacon!)
http://www.foodvu.com/content/bacon-advent-calendar

In this week's "I-want-me-one-of-these" category - the Power Nap Capsule! (and it's only $25,000!) http://www.hammacher.com/publish/76362.asp?source=CJ&cm_mmc=CJ-_-1408768-_-1830967-_-Hammacher+Product+Catalog#

25 AWESOME Ways to Break Bad News
http://www.cracked.com/article_16820_25-awesome-ways-break-bad-news.html

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we can finally get into the Christmas scene with 10 Unique Gift Ideas
http://top10listblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/10-most-unique-gift-ideas.html

How to run Christmas lights on your bicycle
http://www.instructables.com/id/The_Holiday_Bicycle_How_to_run_Christmas_Lights_o/

10 Terrible Life Lessons From Your Favorite Christmas Movies
http://www.movieretriever.com/blog/editors/191/10-Terrible-Life-Lessons-from-Your-Favorite-Christmas-Movies

Redneck PlayStation (thanks, Debb!)
http://majman.net/fly_loader.html

Probably the funniest "Daily Show" clip, ever - Stewart and Colbert losing it, big time
http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=108395&title=Prince-Charles-Scandal

12 remakes of sci-fi classics in the works
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2008/11/hollywood-back.html

Blahblahfish - English to ___ and back again - see what's lost in the translation (this is fun)
http://www.blahblahfish.com/en/

15 very strange ads
http://www.unfabulouz.com/2008/12/15-very-strange-ads.html

Flickr Photo Selection Tool - Very Cool - Select Your Photos by Colors
http://labs.ideeinc.com/multicolr/?1

Strobe light + waterfall = too cool
http://www.wimp.com/toocool/

The MegaPenny Project - a cool way to visualize large numbers
http://www.kokogiak.com/megapenny/default.asp

Farting in Public
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3ejlkzDCuc

Total eclipse of the Sun, as seen from 27,000 feet
http://holy-web.blogspot.com/2008/11/total-eclipse-of-sun-photographed-from.html

10 More Super Cool Cell Phone Tips and Tricks
http://www.totalpad.com/story.php?title=10_More_Super-Cool_Cell_Phone_Tips__Tricks

In the "Why-Didn't-I-Think-Of-That" category, Cool Inventions
http://funny-you.com/index.php/Funny/Cool-Inventions.html

Blue Beauty
http://www.greatdanepro.com/Blue%20Bueaty/index.htm

Keyboard for Blondes (Yes, it's real)
http://www.keyboardforblondes.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.main

No Fear Shakespeare (something Tally's gonna HATE!)
http://nfs.sparknotes.com/

100 Useful Tips and Tools to Research the Deep Web
http://www.online-college-blog.com/index.php/features/100-useful-tips-and-tools-to-research-the-deep-web/

Frak Yeah! BSG Spinoff "Caprica" Goes to Series
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081202/en_top_eo/71216



But wait! There's more!
Youngest son Jack decided HE'D get into the Website Wednesday game this week with the following:

First of all, the Addicting Game O'the Week - BUNNIES
http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/g3/bells.htm
Addicting Game O'the Week #2 - people bucket game
http://www.pplbucket.com/
Us Debt Clock
http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/
conversion tables
http://www.theepicentre.com/tables.html
stephen hawking as a lego
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/OchreJelly/Microscale/StephenHawking/hawkmain.jpg
write rhymes
http://www.writerhymes.com/
30 second bunny movie gallery
http://www.angryalien.com/
girl with x-ray eyes
http://www.discoverychannel.co.uk/reality/human_files/girl/index.shtml
what's it called
http://www.didyouknow.cd/whatsit/whatisitcalled.htm

And still more...
female logic
http://www.begent.org/women.htm
castaway
http://www.halfbakedsoftware.com/quandary/version_2/examples/castaway.htm
Oh, crap
http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_nov2008/CliffWalker.jpg
Airline food... what's up with that?
http://pixelatedgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/1226797576151.jpg
Love is like peeing
http://www.pickuplinegen.com/index.php?id=562
Today's media
http://cagle.com/working/080222/tab.jpg
A photographer's mug
http://swissmiss.typepad.com/weblog/2008/09/a-photographers.html
Pictures taken at just the right time
http://www.blingit.us/blog/2008/02/27/pictures-taken-just-at-the-right-time/
Batman, the Lego
http://www.duelinganalogs.com/comics/2007-10-12.png
Dog property laws
http://www.sitstay.com/dog/supplies/servlet/LargeImageView?storeId=10001&partNumber=CLDP1
Tsunami danger zone
http://www.wasthatfunny.com/m_pictures/gogotu74.JPG
10 Cool Secrets About Disneyland
http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/21/10-cool-secrets-about-disneyland/
Abstinence
http://www.submiturpics.com/images/oy51de6uj7jv7n839o7v.jpg
Bottomless Pit
http://usersites.horrorfind.com/home/halloween/csolsen/pit2007.html
Awesome meteor
http://yawoot.com/post/1666
Ironing Man
http://www.cr3static.com/data/jpg/im.jpg
Lobster Knife Fights
http://web.mit.edu/user/m/b/mbroman/www/farkisms/lobster_knife.jpg
The Bunny
http://www.fivefourteen.net/motivational-posters/bunny.jpg

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

November 26, 2008


When I stop to think about the meaning of life,
I sometimes sigh and wonder if perhaps there's
more to all this than just the delicious taste
of bacon and bacon-based products.



Top of the Heap: One of the coolest things you'll see all day: Bruce Lee playing Ping Pong - with Nunchucks!
http://www.fandome.com/video/106634/Bruce-Lee-Playing-Ping-Pong/?q=b

Addictive Game of the Week #1 - Zombie Baseball (thanks, William)
http://www.bubblebox.com/play/action/1186.htm

Addictive Game of the Week #2 (from William, again) - Anybody wins, you lose - nobody wins, you win (you'll figure it out)
http://www.rrrrthats5rs.com/games/everyones-a-winner/

New Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Promo
http://www.inquisitr.com/9483/new-battlestar-galactica-season-4-promo/

50 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do
http://www.marcandangel.com/2008/06/02/50-things-everyone-should-know-how-to-do/

Top 10 Unusual Food Combinations
http://listverse.com/bizarre/top-10-unusual-food-combinations/

Let me Google that for you...
http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/

Fire walking ...
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3127175426821457459

Okay, this (and this) is pretty damn impressive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz1jamCcqTo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72miu3KjHMs&feature=related

Geek Christmas Tree
http://frinko.com/odd-xmas-tree.html

Bad Haiku (mine's #42616)
http://www.badhaiku.com/index.php?&

The Worst Album Cover, Ever (My eyes! MY EYES!!)
http://www.canucklehead.ca/look/worst_album_cover_ever.html

Click to donate food for the Animal Rescue site (it's free) (thanks, barridawn)
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Them! (If you don't get that reference, go here)
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/11/20/the-teeny-i-mean-big-picture/

A few miracles of the 21st Century
http://www.shock4all.com/2008/11/few-miracles-of-21st-century.html

The Mosquito Ring Tone (or - How to Test if You're a Young'un)
http://journal.plasticmind.com/ears/mosquito-tone-or-how-to-tell-youre-a-youngun/

Could be useful: How to say "bacon" in Sign Language
http://skullsandbacon.blogspot.com/2008/03/learn-bacon-in-sign-language-asl.html

Here's a fun time-waster
http://www.lovesthreadless.com/attractors.html

Using the Hell Out of Your Digital Camera (#1 tip: don't lose it while scuba diving)
http://www.cockeyed.com/lessons/camera/camera_tricks.php

A new type of search engine
http://keyboardr.com/

An updated trailer for "Star Trek" - this one has SPOCK!
http://www.geektyrant.com/2008/11/check-out-spock-and-a-new-tweeked-star-trek-movie-trailer/

Why search, indeed? Instead, check out AllMyFaves
http://www.allmyfaves.com/

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008


A couple hundred years from now, when they're teaching students about me, they'll probably call this my Website Wednesday period.


Top of the Heap: Cool spy gadgets for the James Bond within you!
http://www.walyou.com/blog/2008/11/18/cool-spy-gadgets/

Hey, troops! Today is World Toilet Day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Toilet_Day

A Collection of the Strangest Toilets from Around the World!
http://www.offbeatearth.com/the-strangest-toilets-from-around-the-world/

Bizarre Toilets - a tribute to Joe the Plumber
http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/bizarre-toilets-joe-the-plumber

The Legend of Thomas Crapper
http://www.repwars.com/PSP/crapper.html

A list of common misconceptions (Thomas Crapper is, indeed, mentioned)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_misconceptions

Solar System Visualizer
http://janus.astro.umd.edu/SolarSystems/

The Stupidest Exercise Machine You'll Ever See
http://www.burbia.com/node/2113

The Earth at Night
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1084777/The-Earth-night-Stunning-images-cities-light-globe.html

Stonehenge Demystified (tip o'the hat to Skip D'Amico)
http://j-walkblog.com/index.php?/weblog/posts/moving_big_rocks

70 Things to Do Before Having Children (I managed 45 of 'em)
http://www.marcandangel.com/2008/08/25/70-things-to-do-before-having-children/

Need a light? All you need is a potato, salt, some toothpaste, 2 wires and a cotton ball
http://holy-web.blogspot.com/2008/11/you-need-light-all-you-need-is-potato.html

10 Cool (and Weird) Watch Concepts
http://devicedaily.com/gadgets/10-cool-and-weird-watch-concepts.html

The 8 Worst Wedding Theme Ideas
http://www.omglists.com/article/104954/the-8-worst-theme-wedding-concepts/

What did your town look like according to Penny Postcards? (thanks to my right-wing love muffin George)
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/special/ppcs/ppcs.html

Peering into the micro world - incredible pictures
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/11/peering_into_the_micro_world.html?

Yes, we can learn a lot from the Chinese...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/15/china-ministry-culture-music-miming?No_Mimes

Bathroom mirror prank
http://www.break.com/index/absolutely-hilarious-bathroom-mirror-prank.html

Meh...
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/meh--the-really-boring-buzz-word/2008/11/17/1226770336183.html

The coolest picture of the Moon and Saturn you'll see all day
http://www.anomalies-unlimited.com/OddPics/Eclipse.html

Fanboys (a movie featuring Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, Jay, Silent Bob, and Captain James T. Kirk) is going to be either hysterically funny or incredibly disappointing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntzYG9t5zi0

But Star Trek, on the other hand, looks AMAZING
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/star-trek-xi/trailer

This is pretty cool - want to sent a messages to the inhabitants of Earth in the year 52,010 (or 52,011)? Go here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KEO

The "How to Spot a Tourist in New York City" Quiz
http://www.citypass.com/97th/spot-a-tourist.html

Oh great. And I just left Seattle today, too.
http://social.moldova.org/stiri/eng/165393/

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November 12, 2008

If life hands you a lemon,
roll back the odometer,
slap on a cheap paint job,
and sell it to some poor sucker.
Just don't get caught like I did.



Top of the Heap: Best customer review, ever
http://www.amazon.com/review/RXI2EYTY96F8D/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

In this week's "I-want-me-one-of-these" department: A pocket projector!
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/05/technology/personaltech/05pogue.html

Strike that! Put THIS on the list!
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/11/06/darth_toaster/

How awesome is this? A live webcam from Alaska that shows the aurorae!
http://salmon.nict.go.jp/awc/live/index_n_e.php

Being covered in paint is not always a bad thing
http://www.offbeatearth.com/being-covered-in-paint-is-not-always-such-a-bad-thing/

Would you buy this funny-looking bulb?
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/04/would-you-buy-this-funny-looking-bulb/

While my idea of "roughing it" means "no room service," here are the Top 10 "Best for Camping" National Parks
http://www.campingtourist.com/camping-spots/united-states-national-parks-top-ten-best-for-camping/

Know Your Meme: FAIL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cilLKufYOhE

The wacky world of Personal Ads
http://www.purpleslinky.com/Humor/The-Wonderfully-Wacky-World-of-Personal-Ads.335085

An atheist talks with God (crappy theology, but an interesting article)
http://www.fullmoon.nu/articles/art.php?id=tal

50 Facts You Might Not Know About Barack Obama
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/barackobama/3401168/Barack-Obama-The-50-facts-you-might-not-know.html

Online alarm clock - once loaded, the online alarm clock will work even if your Internets goes down. Supposedly.
http://kukuklok.com/

Wanna see a 17-gigapixel panoramic photo of Yosemite? Me neither. But if you do, here it is
http://www.yosemite-17-gigapixels.com/

MST3K, 20 years later
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/09/arts/television/09dave.html?ref=television

Erase your identity online in 10 easy steps "because what happens in Vegas, stays ONLINE!"
http://smashgods.com/2008/08/20/become-web-dead-erase-your-online-identity-in-10-steps/

A Census of Life - Diversity Under the Sea (thanks, barridawn!)
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/broadband/theedge/sfl-edge-n-marinelife,0,4942100.flash

WiseGeek: Clear Answers for Common Questions
http://www.wisegeek.com/

InCREDible! Brain Magic
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/keith_barry_does_brain_magic.html#

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 5, 2008



Change is good. Especially when
it's a change back to the way
I liked it in the first place.



Top of the Heap: This is great: Star Wars: An a capella tribute to John Williams
http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=lk5_OSsawz4&fmt=18

The Lost "Bloom County" strips - those which appeared in newspapers and then were never reprinted
http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/bloomtrilogy.html

In this week's "I-want-me-one-of-these" category, the Van De Graff Levitation Wand
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2008/10/30/amazing-geek-toy-the-van-de-graff-levitation-wand/

How to peel a watermelon in 30 seconds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-S3cXJrQqk#t=0m17s

A Guide for Americans Seeking Affordable Medical Treatment Abroad
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cover2-2008nov02,0,5118575.story

A bit late, but a GREAT Trick-or-Treat prank
http://urbanprankster.com/2008/11/trick-or-treat-dummy/

Explore the Universe with this neat tool
http://4d2u.nao.ac.jp/english/4d2unav.html

Newspapers! You can't make this stuff up!
http://www.stopthefwds.com/2008/captions/newspapers/

The Top 10 Islands of the Caribbean
http://www.thetravelerszone.com/travel-destinations/top-10-islands-of-the-caribbean-choose-your-favorite/

Friday, October 31, 2008

October 31, 2008

Halloween Edition, take 2

If all the world's a stage and we are
merely players, can we do "CATS"? I wanted
to see it, but it closed before I got a chance.



Just in time for Halloween! "Thriller," the Indian version
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LbvP7dT3Dx0

11 MORE extreme pumpkin carvings
http://thebizzare.com/funny/11-crazy-pumpking-carvings/

Monster Cereal Fun Facts and Commercials
http://www.retroist.com/2008/10/29/monster-cereal-fun-facts-and-commercials/

This is wrong on so many levels - Halloween costumes for your dog
http://www.thepetscentral.com/dogs/25-unique-and-fun-halloween-costumes-for-your-canine/

Terrible Halloween Costume Ideas, 2008
http://www.fasthack.com/features/terrible-halloween-costume-ideas-2008-edition/

Kid's Halloween Candy Code
http://www.cockeyed.com/archive/candy_code/candy_code.html

The 5 Crappiest and Greatest Halloween Treats
http://www.toplessrobot.com/2008/10/the_5_crappiest_and_greatest_halloween_treats.php

How Halloween is celebrated around the world
http://wanderingchristine.com/travel/how-halloween-is-celebrated-around-the-world/

Ghostly Gallery - spooky images from Space
http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/dn15086-more-spookyspace

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

October 29, 2008


"Making about as much sense as a lawyer dating someone named Sue"




You know what's even better than singing
in the rain? Just about everything.




Top of the Heap: Synchronized Presidential Debating! This is AWESOME!
http://www.236.com/video/2008/watch_synchronized_presidentia_9857.php

Designate - the EASY way to make decisions
http://www.godesignate.com/

The Oddest "As Seen on TV" Products
http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/as-seen-on-tv-products-reviewed/article102077.html

Documenting your vote
http://www.citmedialaw.org/legal-guide/documenting-your-vote

12 Ways You Can Safeguard Your Vote
http://www.yesmagazine.org/newsletters/oct08vote/default.html

Google Maps show you where your polling place is located
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10073828-2.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

ANOTHER reason why broccoli is evil and is one of God's Three Mistakes
http://bread-and-honey.blogspot.com/2008/10/wtf-broccoli.html

Survival Myths Debunked
http://www.m4040.com/Survival/Survival_Myths.htm

How to Dance Like a White Dude
http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Dance-Like-a-White-Dude-3480943

In the "I-REALLY-want-me-one-of-these" category - a guide to electric cars
http://www.hybridcars.com/electric-car

5 Reasons Why Luke Skywalker is a Complete Idiot
http://www.toplessrobot.com/2008/10/the_5_reasons_luke_skywalker_is_a_complete_idiot.php

15 Awesome Architectural Optical Illusions
http://weburbanist.com/2008/10/22/architectural-optical-illusions-distortions-designs/

Songs of the Charts, Charts of the Songs
http://www.musicouch.com/Musicouching/Songs-of-the-Charts-Charts-of-the-Songs.305799

The Top 50 Movie Endings of All Time
http://www.filmcritic.com/misc/emporium.nsf/reviews/The-Top-50-Movie-Endings-of-All-Time

Skip Conversions (in England, a "skip" is what NORMAL people refer to as a dumpster)
http://www.oliverbishopyoung.co.uk/conversions.html

I don't usually post movie trailers, but Clint Eastwood's "Gran Torino" looks pretty awesome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9teLeXZ3XMU

I *so* suck at math, but this made me laugh out loud. (Luis, you'll like this)
http://totallysux.com/staticmedia/1664_limit_large.jpg

Coolest picture of a submarine you'll see all day
http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=42004

Ever wonder why your voice sounds differently to yourself than to others? Here's why
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-L9O5S11lg

Change (not what you might think, but wow!)
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=27b_1225016086

9 Words That Don't Mean What You Think
http://www.bspcn.com/2007/11/15/9-words-that-dont-mean-what-you-think/

This is interesting - MTV posts its entire video collection online - apparently free and apparently no registration required
http://www.mtvmusic.com/

Cool Caves - the World Beneath the World
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/10/caves-world-beneath-world.html

Wow - talk about absentee ballots. If THEY can vote, so can you.
http://howtosplitanatom.com/the-news/astronauts-vote-from-space/

-and-

The HALLOWEEN EDITION!


Some people call me a space cowboy. Some call me the gangster of love.
Something tells me this year's Halloween costume still needs a little work.






The Creepiest Dolls and Toys, EVER
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/10/dolls-and-toys-that-creep-us-out.html

Halloween Cakes
http://everypictures.blogspot.com/2008/10/halloween-cakes.html

Some more outrageous pumpkin carving tutorials
http://www.villafanestudios.com/pumpkins.htm

More pumpkins (Oh, Lord...)
http://www.villafanestudios.com/pumpkins.htm

The Worst Pop-Culture Halloween Costumes
http://gremlindog.com/?p=432

Powering a clean energy revolution, the Halloween Way
http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/hauntedhouse08/

Ghost Towns
http://www.cultcase.com/2008/09/7-scary-ghost-towns-eternal-remnants.html

The 10 Worst Obama/McCain/Palin Halloween Costumes
http://www.comedy.com/blog/2008/10/22/the-bestworst-obama-mccain-palin-halloween-costumes/

From William - the Cylon O'Lantern
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7f2dgROVUg

Pumpkin Simulator (tip o'the hat to my right-wing love-muffin Debbie)
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/timages/page/pumpkin_sim.html

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

October 22, 2008


I bet Leonardo da Vinci was naked when he
painted the Mona Lisa. That's the same
smirk my ex had when she saw me naked.



Top of the Heap: Amazing Footage of a Technique Babies and Children Can Be Taught to Avoid Drowning
http://www.childdrowningprevention.com/index.html

200+ Tools for Surviving the Economic Crisis
http://mashable.com/2008/10/16/economic-crisis/

Absentee Voter Guide
http://www.longdistancevoter.org/voter_guides

How to Vote Early - a State-by-State Guide
http://www.demconwatchblog.com/2008/09/how-to-vote-early-state-by-state-guide.html

If McCain wears this he might win
http://img.costumecraze.com/images/vendors/forum/62412-large.jpg

This little fella gets excited about lobsters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J95dJCeBZVg

Tips for New Paupers
http://exiledonline.com/tips-for-new-paupers/

Sent in by a buncha buds - Interactive Sarah Palin as President (thanks, Barridawn & Gay)
http://www.palinaspresident.us/

In the "Whisky-Tango-Foxtrot" department, Ringo Starr has a serious message for us all
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUsBqDfnIzk

How far is Canada from France? The World's Strangest Geopolitical Oddities
http://www.socyberty.com/Politics/The-Worlds-Strangest-Geopolitical-Oddities.299203

Tips on buying a mattress (from an ex-mattress salesman)
http://www.epinions.com/hmgd-review-5A40-272FFE9B-3A21B6F6-prod5

Instant Crickets
http://instantcrickets.com/

10 Weird Psychological Studies
http://www.spring.org.uk/2007/12/10-weird-psychology-studies-vote-now.php

Creative Anniversary Calendar
http://www.re-date.com/

Now this could come in handy - How to Stay Awake at Work
http://www.wikihow.com/Stay-Awake-at-Work

Alternately, you might try this
http://www.skforlee.com/independent_work/sleep_safe_tape.html

Move your mouse over the cow
http://www.cowabduction.com/

10 Hypnotic Gadgets You Just Can't Stop Looking At (actually, I stopped looking after about 10 minutes)
http://gizmodo.com/5065792/10-hypnotic-gadgets-you-just-cant-stop-looking-at



Halloween Stuff

From William - Extreme Pumpkins!
http://www.extremepumpkins.com/

Jack-O-Deathstar
http://www.fantasypumpkins.com/2006-pumpkins/deathstar1.jpg

Top Ten Worst Halloween "Candies"
http://www.seriouseats.com/2008/10/worst-halloween-candy-candies-trick-or-treating.html

31 Scary Movie Posters for Halloween
http://www.nonfictioned.com/31-scary-movie-posters-for-halloween.html

Ewww - creepy cakes
http://bored-bored.com/weird/creepy-cakes/

Yes We Carve and Barack O'Lantern Stencils
http://yeswecarve.com/
http://yeswecarve.com/category/stencils/

America's 8 Top Haunted Hotels
http://www.guidespot.com/guides/haunted_hotels

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October 15, 2008

Sometimes when I eat fried chicken, I tear into
it and pretend I'm some kind of prehistoric
dinosaur making a kill. But then I realize that
it's pretty silly because all the dinosaurs died
long before fried chicken ever walked the earth.




Top of the Heap: The Night Sky - learn to identify constellations, stars, planets and how to navigate at night
http://www.quietbay.net/Science/astronomy/nightsky/

In this week's "I-want-me-one-of-these" category - the Hallowindow!
http://www.hallowindow.com/

And, while you're at it, add this to the list!
http://bored-bored.com/technology/big-boys-toy/

The fun of the sixties without all those pesky drugs
http://www.koehnline.com/newgifs/ballb.html

The Top 25 Songs With a Secret
http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2007/04/16/rolling-stones-top-25-songs-with-a-secret/

The Top 11 Naughtiest Moments in "Animaniacs"
http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/nostalgia-critic/34-nostalgia-critic/221-the-top-moments-in-animaniacs

Those old westerns (thanks, Roxann!)
http://objflicks.com/thoseoldwesterns.htm

The Origin of the Three Stooges
http://www.neatorama.com/2008/10/09/the-origin-of-the-three-stooges/

TV Theme Song Quiz (I got 80%)
http://mentalfloss.com/quiz/quiz.php?q=55&p=1

Mmmmm, beer
http://www.sloshspot.com/blog/10-09-2008/The-Year-in-Beer-Beer-Drinking-in-America-by-Volume-64

Awwwwww.....
http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?cl=10141790

30 Things I Don't Understand About Airport Security
http://www.theroadtothehorizon.org/2008/10/rumble-30-things-i-do-not-understand.html

V remake gets the green light
http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20081011/en_movies_eo/63204;_ylt=AuXSGcWLi2JtieHGmvwFX7QDW7oF

100 Free Self-Assessment Tools to Choose Your College, Major and Career
http://www.elearningyellowpages.com/blog/2008/10/100-free-self-assessment-tools-to-choose-your-college-major-and-career/

Incredible pictures of The Sun
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/10/the_sun.html

Downloadable Campaign-O-Lanterns
http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/_lifestyles/political_pumpkins/

The amazing wooden mirror
http://everypictures.blogspot.com/2008/10/amazing-wooden-mirror-pics.html

Only in Hawaii. The jokes just write themselves
http://www.natuba.com/photo/y7VIXx/

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

October 8, 2008


I think it's cool that so many of the
United States are named after women:
the Carolinas, Virginia, Mary-land,
Miss-Ouri, Miss-Issippi and Idaho.




Top of the Heap: Lotsa voter purges going on with little or no oversight. Double-check that you're still on the registration rolls
http://www.votersunite.org/info/RegInfo.asp

Or, just Don't Vote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olpCyDA4kYA&e

Google Maps 2008 Voter Info (great resource)
http://maps.google.com/maps/mpl?moduleurl=http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/mapplets/elections/2008/us-voter-info/us-voter-info.xml

A whole Website Wednesday rolled into one - Websites to Waste Your Week
http://www.webupon.com/Web-Talk/Websites-to-Waste-Your-Week-14.287843

Trust me. Just watch this video.
http://www.widelec.pl/widelec/1,82861,5631609,Jak_wyglada_prawdziwe_szczescie_.html

5 Commonly Stolen Things and How to Protect Them
http://blog.mythings.com/archive/2008/09/30/5-commonly-stolen-things-and-how-to-protect-them.aspx

If You're Qualified, Buying a Home Now is Smart
http://www.sayeducate.com/2008/10/02/if-youre-qualified-buying-a-home-now-is-smart/

What would your name be if Sarah Palin was your mother? Find out with the Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator
http://politsk.blogspot.com/2008/09/sarah_13.html

Crazy Popper - Must See
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsyQUwx00vw

The 75 Books Every Man Should Read (Ummmmm... does seeing the movie count?)
http://www.esquire.com/the-side/feature/75-books?src=rss

Well, this could come in handy: How to Land a Plane in an Emergency (Note to self: Do NOT call Lloyd Bridges. He's dead, anyway)
http://artofmanliness.com/2008/09/16/how-to-land-an-airplane/

The 100 Most Commonly Misspelled Words
http://www.yourdictionary.com/library/misspelled.html

My brain hurts - illusion sciences
http://www.illusionsciences.com/

100 Skills Every Man Should Know (with video goodness!)
http://www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/how_to/4284709.html

The Eyeballing Game
http://woodgears.ca/eyeball/

If All Movies Had Cell Phones (okay, MOBILE phones to Andy and the Crew in England)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf19TYoczcE

In this week's "I-want-me-some-of-these" category - A collection of unusual clock designs
http://www.toxel.com/tech/2008/09/29/collection-of-unusual-clock-designs/

Type in the definition and get the word with the Reverse Dictionary
http://www.onelook.com/reverse-dictionary.shtml

The Joker face paint for Halloween : Step-by-step instructions
http://www.kansascity.com/700/story/827928.html

This looks like fun. Be careful you don't die
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TWbcsEDrmFE

"It's apparent that Sen. McCain has some disdain...for Sen. Obama" - The non-handshake
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=WI0iIOqPGak

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October Oneth, 2008

Attention Sarah Palin:
We aren't laughing with you;
we're laughing AT you.



Top of the Heap: 5 Must-Bookmark Websites for Emergencies
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-must-bookmark-websites-for-emergencies/

Click here to instantly acquire as much foreign policy experience as Sarah Palin
http://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/maps/websites/northwest-passage/nwp-today3.jpg

Vote411: Voter Registration and Information, State by State
http://www.vote411.org/

This looks AWESOME! French Fried Bacon on a Stick! (Thanks, Ruby!)
http://www.lastappetite.com/french-fry-coated-bacon-on-a-stick/

And, for those who go through life asking, "How can I add bacon to this?"
http://bacontoday.com/

Okay, granted, this may be going a little too far...
http://worshipbacon.com/wiki/Main_Page

The Ultimate List of Carny Lingo
http://goodmagic.com/carny/index.htm

The world's craziest roller coasters
http://www.eventective.com/blog/parties/2008/04/16/worlds-craziest-roller-coasters/

How to Predict the Weather Without a Forecast
http://www.wikihow.com/Predict-the-Weather-Without-a-Forecast

Find local pet services with ZooToo
http://www.zootoo.com/petservices/

All sorts of facts about the 50 U.S. States
http://www.netstate.com/states/index.html

10 People From Your Past Who Will Haunt You on Facebook
http://www.cracked.com/article_16670_people-from-your-past-who-will-haunt-you-on-facebook.html

NOW we're cookin'! The Heart Attack Grill
http://fishki.net/comment.php?id=41912

The language is a little NSFW, but this is BRILLIANT! "It was then, in my biology class, that I became a legend..."
http://www.ubersite.com/m/117946

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

September 24, 2008


Consider the lilies of the field;
they neither labor nor spin.
And, hey, if it's good enough for them...


Top of the Heap: The Mother of All Voter Registration Diaries
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/9/17/94016/0264/300/591612

HYSTERICAL (in more ways than one) - Former F1 Driver Takes Wife for a Spin (if you speak Italian, this is probably NSFW)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIhGJyLR6TI

They sell WHAT on Amazon.com?
http://www.sahio.com/they-sell-what-on-amazoncom/

The Top 10 Newspaper Comic Strips That Need to #$@!! END
http://www.toplessrobot.com/2008/09/the_10_newspaper_comic_strips_that_need_to_fking_e.php

The Life Lessons of Star Wars
http://www.guidespot.com/guides/life_lessons_of_star

The Flight of the Paper Airplanes
http://www.tinyprints.com/paper-airplanes.htm

Put a picture of your own into some games with Pictogame
http://www.pictogame.com/en/create/

Discover magazine's Gallery of Science Tattoos
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/category/science-tattoo-emporium/

10 Books Not to Read Before You Die
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/book_extracts/article4773601.ece

How to Invest in Gold
http://www.thestreet.com/story/10389829/1/how-to-invest-in-gold.html

9 Mental Math Tricks
http://oddline.blogspot.com/2008/09/9-mental-math-tricks.html

23 Ways to Use Tea (24, if you count drinking it)
http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/extraordinary-uses-for-tea/article24030.html

In this week's "I-want-me-one-of-these" category, the Maglev Toy Train
http://www.monkeyreview.co.uk/index.php/2008/09/23/maglev-toy-train-i-want-one

Foolish Gadgets ("because not all gadgets are cool")
http://foolishgadgets.com/

The prescient scene from “Network.” (Hard to believe that this was 32 years ago!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WINDtlPXmmE

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

September 17, 2008


God never gives us more than we can handle.
Luckily, though, Bernie's Big Boy Buffet does!


Top of the Heap: Worth1000's new contest - Simplicity
http://www.worth1000.com/contest.asp?contest_id=20629&display=photoshop&page=5000#entries

The Family Guy saga continues
http://www.starwars.com/img/vault/collecting/news20080806/Darkside.jpg

This is crackalackin.' Fo’ shiggidy my weeble Slang Dictionary
http://www.thesource4ym.com/teenlingo/index.asp

10 Life-Changing Things You Never Thought to Do in College
http://www.nextstudent.com/the-students-blog/archive/2008/09/10/10-life-changing-things-you-never-thought-to-do-in-college.aspx

10 Things About the Large Hadron Collider You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
http://www.neatorama.com/2008/09/12/10-things-about-the-large-hadron-collider-you-wanted-to-know-but-were-afraid-to-ask/

The Gentleman's Guide to the Calling Card
http://artofmanliness.com/2008/09/07/the-gentlemans-guide-to-the-calling-card/

Is Barack Obama a Muslin?
http://isbarackobamamuslin.com/

An extremely effective insurance ad (tip o'the hat to BFF Donna)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbR9_mBLt04

Great idea - the anti-theft lunch bag
http://www.skforlee.com/independent_work/lunch_bag.html

A guide to Mexican street tacos
http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/recipes/puebla/kgtacos1.html

12 Cool Sports That You Will Never Play
http://forfunnyimages.blogspot.com/2008/09/12-cool-sports-you-will-never-play.html

5 Really Weird Things About Water
http://www.bspcn.com/2008/08/22/5-really-weird-things-about-water/

Strangely compelling sticky note experiment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1rZqw5bXb4&e

Stabilized Bigfoot film. Oh yeah, THIS looks realistic...
http://www.bigfootencounters.com/files/mk_davis_pgf.gif

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September 10, 2008

As my date stormed off, I was rather relieved
I hadn't yet invested much in a relationship
with a woman who didn't even understand that
"voluptuously chunky" was a compliment.




Top of the Heap: In case the World ends today, it's been fun. Nice knowing you. Will the last one sucked into the Black Hole please turn out the lights?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/sep/08/particlephysics.physics

Really Weird Food Events, Parties and Festivals
http://www.eventective.com/blog/parties/2008/09/09/really-weird-food-events-parties-and-festivals/

The 10 Best (and Worst) Companies for Customer Service
http://www.insidecrm.com/archive2/2006/11/the_10_best_and.html

The Biggest Single Object in the Universe (Hint: it has nothing to do with
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2008/09/50-billion-suns.html

Socotra Island: the Most Alien-Looking Place on Earth
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/09/most-alien-looking-place-on-earth.html

Favorite Political Bumper Stickers, Election 2008
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/1268966-bumper-stickers/images

The Greeks are insane
http://glumbert.com/media/greecefireworks

"Chewing Gum Takes the Stress Out of Life" Study
http://www.confectionerynews.com/The-Big-Picture/Chewing-gum-takes-the-stress-out-of-life-study

Umbrella Today - the simplest weather forecast ever
http://umbrellatoday.com/

Star Wars T-Shirt Designs
http://www.cooldesignertshirts.com/2008/09/star-wars-t-shirts-designs.html

How to become the office sniper (Don't try this at home. The office, okay. But not at home)
http://blog.shoplet.com/office-supplies/binder-clips-into-office-weapons/

Bookstore Finder
http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/stores/

Five Simple Ways to Save a Life
http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/09/04/ep.first.aid/index.html?eref=rss_health

28 Most Cliché Dorm Room Posters
http://www.collegehappenings.com/college/28-most-cliche-dorm-room-posters/

Mmmmmmm, bacon
http://listsgalore.blogspot.com/2008/09/25-sizzling-hot-bacon-inspired-must.html

YouTomb: MIT's database of removed YouTube videos
http://youtomb.mit.edu/

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

September 3, 2008

I've been telling people about how this absolutely
gorgeous supermodel-type at the Coffee Bean stopped
me to tell me how incredibly sexy she found me to be.
I guess I embellish the story a little, because maybe
the word she used was "attractive." Okay, fine.
What she *actually* said was, "You're in my way."
But you can see my point.




Top of the Heap: This is so awesome, it's beyond words. Mythbusters, 1100 paintball guns and the Mona Lisa!
http://go.dzil.la/mythbusters-adam-jamie-draw-mona-lisa-in-80-milliseconds/

Tigh*Roslyn 2008
http://tighroslin.com/

Think about it - have you ever seen Christian Bale and Kermit the Frog in the same room together? Hmmmm...
http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/27350111.html#cutid1

Be a Modern Knight: Protecting Your Lady in the 21st Century
http://artofmanliness.com/2008/08/12/be-a-modern-knight-protecting-your-lady-in-the-21rst-century/

Top 100 Undiscovered Websites
http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/0,1206,l=213934&s=25234&a=213919,00.asp

Not enough? Okay, here are 100 more
http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/0,1206,l=230657&s=25087&a=230658,00.asp

Karaoke Party!
http://www.karaokeparty.com/en/

Addicting Game of the Week: Bubble Shooter
http://www.notdoppler.com/bubbleshooter.php

Every episode of MST3K
http://www.utternerd.org/

In the "I-want-me-one-of-these" category...
http://www.liquidimageco.com/home/specs.html

From the Bardgal, and NOT for the faint of heart - Haggisclopedia (section 11 is the best)
http://haggishunt.scotsman.com/haggisclopedia.cfm

The Dark Knight returns
http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?image=riddlerpostercopycopyys0.jpg

I'm STILL planning on going skydiving
http://www.campussqueeze.com/post/Skydiving-Is-FunExcept-For-When-Your-Parachute-Doesnt-Work.aspx

20 Fall Movies We Can't Wait to See
http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20218822,00.html?iid=top25-20080814-20+fall+movies+we+can%27t+wait+to+see

Remember the "paomnnehel pweor of the hmuan mnid" email that went around awhile back? Now try it with your favorite website
http://readingtest.sytes.org/

100 Things Every Omnivore Should Try (okay, I've had 39... but some of these I wouldn't even consider!)
http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk/uncategorised/the-omnivores-hundred/

Weird and Wonderful Gadgets (That Never Quite Took Off)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1045114/The-1920s-satnav---weird-wonderful-gadgets-quite-took-off.html

The Faces Behind the Voices
http://www.unfabulouz.com/2008/08/faces-behind-voices.html

Britney Spears - feed from her live microphone, and ONLY her live microphone
http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/11ed201165

The Samsung Omnia (i900) - I bet you don't have one of these!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQlzX7EyIwU&e

Rotating grid illusion - this is pretty cool
http://www.davidoreilly.com/blog/2008/07/rotating-grid-illusion/

Are you a turtle? (I became one in a bar on Guam in 1969)
http://turtleville.tripod.com/ruaturtle/

The 6 Most Depressing Happy Endings in Movie History
http://www.cracked.com/article_16570_p2.html

The Umbilical Brothers (And a tip O'the hat to Brother Doctor Pete for this one!)
http://www.bestofgooglevideo.com/video.php?video=208

This is awesome - the World Clock
http://www.sonnyradio.com/wordclock.htm

10 of the best animated GIFs on the net (thanky, RJ)
http://www.webupon.com/Web-Talk/10-of-the-Best-Animated-GIFs-on-the-Net.234561

My son William will love these - Joker Action Figures
http://abduzeedo.com/the-joker-action-figure

Myths about bottled water
http://www.marieclaire.com/life/healthy/health-tips/bottled-water-myth?src=syn&dom=yah_buzz&mag=mar&ha=1

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

August 13, 2008

SKIPNOTE: I'm on vacation (starting today!) until the end of the month, so no Website Wednesdays for the next couple of weeks. I'll be updating the House of Chaos, but even that'll be a little spotty.



It was a little disturbing when I went for a jog
this morning and the vultures started circling.


Top of the Heap: I've seen water fall before, but this is AMAZING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HeUixe_Lpg&e

10 Grocery Store Myths
http://groceryschool.com/2008/07/general/fact-or-fiction-10-grocery-store-myths/

The Power User's Blackberry Guide: 121 CrackBerry Tips, Hacks and Resources
http://www.insidecrm.com/features/121-blackberry-tips-021408/

Ooooo, swirly!
http://www.eigelb.at/HP/Links/SpecialEffects/Grappa/DelayedTrace/

What do McCain and Obama's blogs have in common?
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_u34hEDcpPuE/SKHn20neIjI/AAAAAAAAAA4/orZRKDq-uas/s1600-h/Blog+Obama+McCain+Wordpile.jpg

Killer home decor
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/6333

A comic for dudes and ladies who are newly single and like, screw this! (HYSTERICAL!)
http://www.qwantz.com/archive/001281.html

First Contact
http://popsicklestrip.blogspot.com/2008/08/first-contact.html

I had the most incredible Gouda cheese in Cincinnati this past weekend... nothing like these
http://blog.hotelclub.com/top-10-stinky-cheeses/

Lucky 13 ways to beat Vegas odds
http://www.listropolis.com/2008/08/5-plus-8-ways-to-beat-the-odds-in-sin-city/

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

August 6, 2008

I recently started eating a healthier diet -- not
so much for my own well-being, but so if I'm ever
autopsied and they check the contents of my stomach,
the medical examiner won't think I'm a complete pig.



Top of the Heap: Now we're cookin' with GAS! Foods That Make the Smelliest Farts
http://www.uniquedaily.com/foods-that-make-the-smelliest-farts/

Strange Facts
http://www.strangefacts.com/

Photographic Proof that Cats Are Evil and Plan World Domination
http://www.purpleslinky.com/Humor/Animal/Photographic-Proof-That-Cats-are-Evil-and-Plan-World-Domination.182517

Dogs Strike Back With War on Feline Terror
http://www.purpleslinky.com/Humor/Animal/Photograohic-Proof-Dogs-Strike-Back-with-War-on-Feline-Terror.190823

MTV plans to Do The Time Warp, Again
http://www.mediamorgue.blogspot.com/2008/07/lets-do-time-warpagain.html

An Illustrated Guide to Every Stupid Cable You Will Ever Need
http://gizmodo.com/5030810/giz-explains-an-illustrated-guide-to-every-stupid-cable-you-need

Household Hacker - Hacks, Cracks and Facts
http://householdhacker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=25&Itemid=53

I Lost on "Jeopardy"
http://joshreads.com/?page_id=1650

Stunning photos of the 17-mile long Large Hadron Collider (which probably won't destroy the Universe)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/08/the_large_hadron_collider.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/03/29/no-the-lhc-wont-destroy-the-earth/

Circuit City - funny because it's true
http://consumerist.com/5032518/circuit-city-orders-all-stores-to-destroy-issue-of-mad-magazine-parodying-sucker-city

Incredible short film - Historia de un Letrero (The Story of a Sign) - Thanks, Bardgal
http://en.zappinternet.com/video/nilSqaMboM/HISTORIA-DE-UN-LETRERO-THE-S

And, in honor of the aforementioned Bardgal - check out No Sweat Shakespeare
http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/

Johnny Carson's 7 Techniques for Effective Public Speaking
http://www.successsoul.com/2008/08/05/johnny-carsons-7-techniques-for-effective-public-speaking/

This is pretty impressive - Al Franken draws a map of the United States - freehand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HfcrqXtxOM

Pretty cool medical information site
http://afraidtoask.com/

(The original) Get Smart blooper and outtake reel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k-iJbjWAHM&NR=1

And finally, 11 bizarre gadgets that you don't want your mom to see
http://www.walyou.com/blog/2008/08/05/11-bizarre-gadgets-that-you-dont-want-your-mom-to-see/

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

July 30, 2008

Yesterday I spent 500 bucks on books about reincarnation.
I know it's a lot of money, but hey, you only live once.


Top of the Heap: Patton Oswalt's Commencement Speech (it beats mine)
http://www.pattonoswalt.com/index.cfm?page=spew&id=83

Read faster instantly. Seriously, you'll be reading at 300 words per minute (or more) instantly
http://www.spreeder.com/

Did you know that a dumpster is called a "skip" in England? (Bloody Brits...) Here's how to recycle 'em
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/green-living/awesome-way-to-recycle-dumpster/1418

First trailer of Pixar's newest movie "Up" (scheduled for release May 9, 2009)
http://www.theanimationblog.com/2008/07/26/first-video-of-pixars-up/

Just in case... The Top 100 Items to Disappear First During a National Emergency
http://baconreport.com/?p=39

Coffee Habits: 10 Things People Do with the First Cup of the Day
http://www.purpleslinky.com/Humor/Food/Coffee-Habits-10-Things-People-Do-with-the-First-Cup-of-the-Day.184313

Want to go flying? Just move your mouse
http://www.electricoyster.com/electric3d/index.html

The 2008 Perseid Meteor Shower (it peaks on August 12)
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/The_2008_Perseid_Meteor_Shower_999.html

South Park episode player
http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/103234/

Notice anything unusual about Photo #7?
http://www.redfin.com/WA/Shoreline/17247-11th-Ave-NE-98155/home/87419

67 Unbelievably Creative Ads
http://afrison.com/creative-fun-ads/694/

Amazing - Pilobolus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n8gxEwLx0w

Play the guitar? Here are some insanely useful websites for you...
http://audiotuts.com/resources/30-insanely-useful-websites-for-guitarists/

This is the best invention, ever - and from Krispy Kreme, no less!
http://www.weheartstuff.co.uk/?p=349

No, THIS is the best invention, ever! (Thanks, Ruby!)
http://www.yumsugar.com/1813878

11 Things You Shouldn't Leave For School Without
http://www.dumblittleman.com/2008/07/11-things-you-shouldnt-leave-for-school.html

The greatest prank call, ever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5z4Vs26-TI&feature=related

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

July 23, 2008

Call me crazy, but I think "justifiable homicide" should include
being able to kill people who answer the phone with "Y'ello?"



Top of the Heap: A Website Wednesday in a single click - 10 Websites to Waste Your Week
http://www.webupon.com/Web-Talk/Websites-to-Waste-Your-Week-3.177121

Results from EVERY "Mythbusters," organized and summarized
http://mythbustersresults.com/

Find local places to eat for less than $10
http://www.ueatcheap.com/

The newest JibJab video (courtesy of Uncle Mel)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0Cwm_Rw8X0

(Muppet) Beaker doing "Ode to Joy"
http://www.youtube.com/user/meepmeepmeepow

Can't get enough of the Dark Knight? Here you go!
http://www.grooveshark.com/blog/2008/07/21/oof-pow-memorable-moments/

Along that same line - six absolutely horrible Batman costumes
http://www.campussqueeze.com/post/Terrible-Batman-Costumes.aspx

You mean they DON'T get up in the middle of the night and milk the chickens? Fun Farm Facts for City Folk
http://www.gomestic.com/Rural-Living/Fun-Farm-Facts-for-City-Folk.176809

Well, this is a little depressing...
http://www.summermeter.com/eng_summer.html

Extinct, my ass!
http://www.vimeo.com/1316102?pg=embed&sec=1316102

What's your geek quotient?
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2008/07/21/whats-your-geek-quotient/

The 7 Hamburgers of the Apocalypse
http://www.diet-blog.com/archives/2008/07/21/the_7_hamburgers_of_the_apocalypse.php

In this week's "I-want-me-one-of-these" category, pedal-powered ATVs!
http://www.loqu.com/most-environmentally-friendly-sport-utility-vehicle-pedal-4-wd/blogs/comedt-1379

7 Essential Cheat Sheets to Download
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-essential-cheat-sheets/

Encyclopedia Astronautica
http://www.astronautix.com/

Another Unexpected Performance (someday I'm going to do something like this...)
http://frinko.com/unexpected-performance.html

What's that stuff?
http://pubs.acs.org/cen/whatstuff/stuff.html

The truth is out there: X-Files Mythology for Dummies
http://io9.com/5026584/x+files-mythology-for-dummies

America's Cheapest Cars
http://finance.yahoo.com/loans/article/105422/America%27s-Cheapest-Cars

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

July 16, 2008

I like fried food because I'm insecure about my cooking,
and when I fry stuff it sounds like it's applauding.


Top of the Heap: Websites to Waste Your Week
http://www.webupon.com/Web-Talk/Websites-to-Waste-Your-Week-Issue-Two.169745

Dark Knight Shift: Why Batman Could Exist (But Not for Long)
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=dark-knight-shift-why-bat&sc=rss

50 Things to Do Before You Die (some of these are on the docket, some of them, meh...)
http://thetravelersnotebook.com/activity-guide/50-things-to-do-before-you-die

The Monster Collection of Moleskine Tips, Tricks and Hacks
http://freelanceswitch.com/productivity/the-monster-collection-of-moleskine-tips-tricks-and-hacks/

5 Awful Saturday Night Live Hosts
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/16355

100 Insanely Useful Web Tools You Never Knew You Needed
http://www.accrediteddldegrees.com/2008/100-insanely-useful-web-tools-you-never-knew-you-needed/

And, while we're at it, 100 Unbelievably Useful Reference Sites You've Never Heard Of
http://www.teachingtips.com/blog/2008/07/07/100-unbelievably-useful-reference-sites-youve-never-heard-of/

A good way to clean your desktop
http://flickr.com/photos/arkworld/307865774/

Bacon Dental Floss! Mmmm... bacon!
http://www.geekologie.com/2008/06/bacon_floss_its_whats_for_dinn.php

The Top 21 Mugshots, Ever
http://www.guidespot.com/guides/a2KaFy2VvlNOVEd2HPJ-8Q

Celebrities and their Muppet Counterparts
http://photos.tmz.com/galleries/hollywood_muppets#22426

50 Bands, 50 States
http://thephoenix.com/Supplements/2008/50States/

Fix It Up! Common Repairs Made Easy
http://www.fixitclub.com/

100 Absolutely Awesome Websites (as usual, SHOC must've been right around #101)
http://www.webupon.com/Web-Talk/Stay-Here-Forever-100-Absolutely-Awesome-Websites.165765

Your guide to the WALL*E controversy
http://www.avclub.com/content/node/82609

This is pretty cool - grab the stripes image to the right and slowly drag it over the other stripes layer below it...
http://blogoscoped.com/files/stripes.html

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

July 9, 2008

Something else I love about Obama:
I can loudly and correctly pronounce
his first name, with proper emphasis
on the second syllable, while emitting
a lip-flutterin' Homer Simpsonesque burp.


Top of the Heap: FINALLY. A dispassionate, logical analysis as to why Over is Right, Under is Wrong
http://currentconfig.com/archives/000083.html

Buy 'N Large, featured in the Pixar film "WALL-E," has their own website
http://www.buynlarge.com/?

Stressed out by the post-holiday blues? Enjoy some auditory zen with Simply Noise
http://simplynoise.com/

Oddmusic Gallery: a collection of unusual musical instruments
http://www.oddmusic.com/gallery/index.html

Loss of Natural Teeth, by state (guess which is #1)
http://www.statemaster.com/graph/hea_ora_hea_los_of_nat_tee-health-oral-loss-natural-teeth

Oh, THIS will come in handy: 101 Things to Do When You're Bored
http://listsgalore.blogspot.com/2008/06/101-things-to-do-when-youre-bored.html

Infectious - the Skype Laughter Chain
http://skypelaughterchain.com/

And the award for "Best Accompanying Photograph to a Headline, Ever" goes to...
http://www.overthelimit.info/health/2008/07/01/good-cholesterol-linked-directly-to-memory-loss/

This has to be one of the coolest chess sets of all time
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/07/02/alice-chess-set-ches.html

Tara Busch sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" backwards. And, of course, Part 2
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UvZErxPOSp4
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BxqYGox0NNk

A big old bucket of way too much cute, courtesy of the Bardgal
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jCnAjel02lM

20 Things You Didn't Know About a Bubblin' Crude. Black Gold. Oil, that is
http://discovermagazine.com/2008/jul/20-things-you-didn.t-know-about-oil

7 Reasons Why Americans Suck at Soccer
http://soccerlens.com/7-reasons-why-americans-suck-at-soccer/8115/

Lamest summer idea ever: Finance Camp (ummm... but could I borrow 20 bucks?)
http://www.wallstreetfighter.com/2008/07/lamest-summer-ever-finance-camp.html

Daytipper - practical, everyday tips
http://daytipper.com/

The world's strangest vehicles (part 3, with links to parts 1 and 2)
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/10/worlds-strangest-vehicles-part-3.html

Two words: Chess Boxing
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23979955-23109,00.html

100 Unbelievably Useful Reference Sites You've Never Heard Of
http://www.teachingtips.com/blog/2008/07/07/100-unbelievably-useful-reference-sites-youve-never-heard-of/

Timewaster of the week: This is Sand
http://thisissand.com/

Speaking of time - try the World Time Engine
http://worldtimeengine.com/

Mmmmm... bacon
http://internationalbaconday.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

July 2, 2008

It is morally reprehensible to force those of us with a
genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind
those who view it as some sort of recreational activity.


Top of the Heap: Stripper Mishap (you can see what's going to happen, but it's just so entertaining when it does)
http://my.break.com/content/view.aspx?ContentID=527526

The Top 10 Common Errors Made in Cooking
http://listverse.com/food/top-10-common-errors-made-in-cooking/

NOW we're cookin'! The Beginner's Guide to Absinthe
http://www.campussqueeze.com/post/The-Beginners-Guide-to-Absinthe.aspx

Free sound effects search
http://soungle.com/

10 things you (probably) didn't know about Elvis Presley. Thankyouverymuch.
http://www.stampsofdistinction.com/2008/06/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-king.html

How to get into a club (or almost anywhere)
http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Get-Into-Any-Club-14234755

7 Unexpected Tips For Saving On Airfare
http://consumerist.com/tag/cheap-tickets/?i=5019952&t=7-unexpected-rules-for-saving-on-airfare

The Colbert Green Screen Challenge
http://snuh.livejournal.com/2008/06/28/

Clouds
http://www.collthings.co.uk/2008/05/20-cool-clouds.html

The Best Online Language Tools for Word Nerds
http://lifehacker.com/395368/best-online-language-tools-for-word-nerds

If you haven't seen "Wall-E" yet, here are some Easter Eggs to watch for
http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/06/27/wall-e-easter-eggs/

Ahmedinejad's wife = Total Hottie!
http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/dunya/9295037.asp?gid=229&sz=72299

In this week's "I-want-me-one-of-these" department - the Buzzball!
http://www.transporttrends.com/mvnforum//mvnforum/viewthread?thread=1791

7 Simple Rules For How to Take a Nap
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/15934

People with real mutant superpowers (my favorite phrase was about the guys who survive in "...scrotum-negating, penguin-urine cold.")
http://www.cracked.com/article_16449_7-people-from-around-world-with-real-mutant-superpowers.html

Mark your calendars next year to celebrate "Skip Tucker Day" in Connecticut
http://www.marvelwood.org/news/15814/Skip-Tucker-Day-08.htm

This is kind of cool - the Prince Rupert's Drop (of Glass)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V2eCFsDkK0

Did you park it or abandon it?
http://www.tofslie.com/hey/2008/06/08/i-gave-an-award-to-a-parked-car/

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June 25, 2008

Preparation H is normally applied to one's posterior to shrink hemorrhoids, but it has
also become popular as a means of temporarily erasing facial wrinkles. I'm betting
the second usage was probably discovered during a management training class.



Top of the Heap: I should save this for a week I’m to lazy busy to surf the Internets - Time Magazine's 50 Best Websites of 2008
http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/1,28804,1809858_1809957,00.html

100 Useful Niche Search Engines You've Never Heard Of
http://www.collegeathome.com/blog/2008/06/19/100-useful-niche-search-engines-youve-never-heard-of/

10 Awesome, Interactive Websites
http://www.webupon.com/Web-Talk/Wow-10-Awesome-Interactive-Websites.144563

Just in time for summer! A Bicycle Repair Guide
http://bicycletutor.com/

10 Awesome Gadgets That Even College Students Can Afford
http://educhoices.org/articles/10_Awesome_Gadgets_That_Even_College_Students_Can_Afford.html

Top search tips
http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2008/06/17/top-search-tips/

George Carlin's last interview (courtesy of the Bardgal)
http://blogs.psychologytoday.com/blog/brainstorm/200806/george-carlins-last-interview

They should post these at my gym...
http://www.divinecaroline.com/article/22176/51092-ten-things-do-gym

12 Worst Photoshop Mistakes, Ever
http://www.oddee.com/item_96450.aspx

10 Things Musicians Do to Piss Off Their Fans
http://blog.muchmusic.com/archives/2008/06/10_ways_musicia.php

10 Amazing Flasks for Undercover Drunks
http://www.cracked.com/article_16342_james-bond-boozing-10-amazing-flasks-undercover-drunks.html

50 Tips for First Year College Students (BRILLIANT!)
http://www.mitadmissions.org/topics/life/workplay_balance_at_mit/50_things.shtml

We're Number One! We're Number One! Most Congested Cities
http://www.myfoxdc.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=6787435&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

Addicting Game O'the Week - Puzzle Farter
http://puzzlefarter.com/

Learn Morse Code in One Minute
http://www.learnmorsecode.com/

R2D2 and C3PO in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
http://blameitonthevoices.blogspot.com/2008/06/r2d2-and-c3p0-in-indiana-jones-movie.html

In this week's "I-want-me-one-of-these" category, a 3-D model of the Milky Way Galaxy
http://www.livingworld.net/works/galaxy/

This is way cool - create your own Star Wars Crawl
http://www.starwarscrawl.com/add.php

7 Stupid Accessories That Will Suckify Your Ride
http://www.omglists.com/article/88333/7-stupid-accessories-that-will-suckify-your-ride/

Find recycling centers near you via your zip code
http://www.therecyclingcenter.info/

The best web sites for movie fans
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2320861,00.asp

I've got to try this now
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b12_1214215739

Tired of your job? Canada is now hiring astronauts
https://ra-ar.space.gc.ca/rs/phase1/ConditionAstronaute.asp?lang=en

Could be useful this summer - How to Eat a Pomegranate
http://emptyage.honan.net/mth/2007/10/how-to-eat-a-po.html

Corn starch, water... and Ellen! (Thanks, Jack!)
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=amfjWWMg9c0&e

Minor league (Fresno v. Tacoma) ball girl shows 'em how it's supposed to be done!
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=XwJWRZDpuZg&e

9 Summer Offers That Will Give You Gas
http://www.wisebread.com/9-summer-offers-that-will-give-you-gas

How to make a hardcover book
http://www.sfu.ca/~achanne/projects/bookbinding/

Because sitting up is for suckers... 70 Tools, Tricks and Hacks to Work from Bed
http://www.internetservicedeals.com/blog/62/because-sitting-up-is-for-suckers-70-tools-tips-and-hacks-to-work-from-bed/

Creative Calendar Designs
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/23/creative-calendar-designs/

What to do (and NOT do) in a fistfight
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/16001

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

June 18, 2008

If I lived in the land of the blind, I'd tell everyone I had one eye, even if I didn't.
I mean, who's gonna know, right? And just like that - BAM! Free kingdom!


Top of the Heap: Firefox 3 was (officially) released yesterday
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/

Cell Services Keep it Easy, and Free (tip o'the hat to Solomon)
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/05/technology/personaltech/05pogue.html?ex=1213848000&en=b35508b506680d28&ei=5070&emc=eta1

Airlocked! I could survive for 1 minute and 23 seconds in the vacuum of space!
http://www.oneplusyou.com/q/v/space_vacuum

Unexpected Creativity (Found in Unusual Places)
http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/06/unexpected-creativity-found-in-unusual.html

Awesome Job Application Letter
http://www.taptu.com/blog/2008/06/12/the-apprentice-says-youre-fired-we-say-youre-hired/

Unbelievably cool! Why did it take someone so long to think of this?
http://www.disappearing-car-door.com/

This is awesome! Baconhenge!
http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/beltane08/baconhenge.htm

Jack'll love this one - Building America's Most Extreme Rollercoaster
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/extreme_machines/4268108.html

Well now, THIS could potentially ruin your day...
http://www.strategypage.com/military_photos/2008060614332.aspx

I don't really know how to describe this. Moodstream. Enjoy.
http://moodstream.gettyimages.com/

The middle initial quiz (I got 6 out of 12)
http://www.mentalfloss.com/quiz/quiz.php?q=352&p=1

13 Things Your Car Mechanic Won't Tell You (note to self: there are no such things as "muffler bearings")
http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/13-things-your-car-mechanic-wont-tell-you/article57830.html

Interesting review of the food at every baseball stadium
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/06/08/travel/20080608_BALLPARK_GRAPHIC.html

Unsuccessful Breakfast Cereals (my favorite is the first)
http://www.worth1000.com/contest.asp?contest_id=19502

60 ridiculously useful tools for your blog or website
http://www.marcofolio.net/tips/60_ridiculously_useful_tools_for_your_blog_or_website.html

Fun websites that allow you to create your own ringtones
http://www.webupon.com/Services/10-Fun-Websites-to-Create-Your-Own-Ringtone.139619

The Sopranos: Definitive Explanation of "The End"
http://masterofsopranos.wordpress.com/the-sopranos-definitive-explanation-of-the-end/

Field Guide to Firefox 3
http://www.dria.org/wordpress/archives/2008/06/12/655

"'The Happening' is so bad that I feel compelled to make a spoiler-laden list of its most laughably terrible parts rather than review it"
http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=75893f9a-3391-4ab5-88c8-cf7e74bcd835

How to answer 23 of the most common interview questions
http://www.bspcn.com/2007/10/06/how-to-answer-23-of-the-most-common-interview-questions/

From the lovely and talented Uncle Mel - 50 office-speak phrases you love to hate
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7457287.stm

Pretty cool - old photos in 3D
http://lala.cursivebuildings.com/tagged/reaching

Convert... well, pretty much anything
http://www.convertworld.com/en/

Upload a photo and turn it into a cartoon
http://www.befunky.com/befunky_cartoonizer.php

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June 11, 2008

Okay, polygamy I understand. What completely
eludes me is the idea of being married to a bunch
of women at the same time and having them all wear
Little House on the Prairie dresses and combat boots.


Top of the Heap: Google News from a better world
http://www.fugue.com/pics/goodnews.html

The Classic Science Fiction Channel - lots o' classic skiffy shows
http://www.rimworlds.com/classic%20science%20fiction%20channel.htm

50 Things Everybody Should Know How to Do
http://www.marcandangel.com/2008/06/02/50-things-everyone-should-know-how-to-do/

8 great Father's Day gifts for the military man
http://inventorspot.com/articles/8_great_fathers_day_gifts_military_man_13935

Looking for someplace to go this summer? Here's 31 suggestions
http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/06/01/travel/01places.html

Okay, I get it - Africa is big
http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2006/11/20/35-the-size-of-africa/

Free, printable coupons for retail, grocery and restaurants
http://www.wow-coupons.com/index.php

16 Post-It Pranks, Sculptures and Murals
http://weburbanist.com/2008/01/24/more-unusual-art-from-everyday-materials-16-post-it-note-pranks-sculptures-and-murals/

7 sites you MUST check before you go on a vacation
http://www.dumblittleman.com/2008/06/7-websites-you-must-check-before-you-go.html

Some cool new search engines
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cool-search-engines-to-remember/

Best. Word. Ever.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/callipygian

This could come in mighty handy for the golfers... (Tip o'the hat to Ron, Tim, Vanessa, Sherry, Kevin & Boomer)
http://www.uroclub.org/details.html

Stunning picture of the Earth (and Moon) from Mars
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/06/09/earth-from-mars-phot.html

The World's Wackiest Festivals
http://www.oddee.com/item_96372.aspx

5 Things You Didn't Know About Starbucks
http://www.bspcn.com/2007/12/10/5-things-you-didnt-know-starbucks/

25 Things That Aren't Really What They Say They Are
http://listverse.com/miscellaneous/25-things-that-are-not-what-they-seem/

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

June 3, 2008

I was okay with Neil Diamond saying Caroline
Kennedy was the inspiration for "Sweet Caroline,"
but when it occurred to me that *Rose* Kennedy
might be the inspiration for "Cracklin' Rosie,"
well, that's when the nightmares began.


Top of the Heap: 8 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22
http://almostfearless.com/2008/05/21/8-things-i-wish-i-knew-when-i-was-22/

(Devilishly hard and) Addicting Game O' the Week - Spin the Black Circle
http://www.weebls-stuff.com/games/Spin+The+Black+Circle/

9 Excellent Ways to Use Your Cell Phone Productively
http://www.dumblittleman.com/2008/05/9-excellent-ways-to-use-your-cell-phone.html

The world's deepest swimming pool
http://fun-hunter.com/index.php/Interesting/World-s-Deepest-Swimming-Pool.html

Some pens that will never be stolen
http://www.perpetualkid-blog.com/2008/05/borrow-your-pen.html

10 Japanese Customs You Must Know Before a Trip to Japan
http://matadorstudy.com/10-japanese-customs-you-must-know-before-a-trip-to-japan/

15 Celebrities Who Sang...But Shouldn't Have
http://www.glamorati.com/celebrity/2008/15-celebrities-who-sangbut-shouldnt-have/

How to Clean Stuff
http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/

A bunch of Cartoons
http://www.nearingzero.net/best_bunch.html

Upcoming Movie Sequels You (Probably) Didn't Know About
http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/13412/30_upcoming_movie_sequels_you_didnt_know_about.html

In this week's "I-want-me-one-of-these" department...
http://www.elliptigo.com/

Perhaps not as glamorous as the previous, but it could come in handy (especially on a long bike ride!)
http://www.roadbag.net/

From the MTV Movie Awards - Ben Stiller, Robert Downey, Jr and Jack Black make a viral video (hysterical!)
http://www.guesswhichmovie.com/news/341

Top 10 Telephone Tricks
http://lifehacker.com/345501/top-10-telephone-tricks

8 Classic Movie Robots That Actually Suck at Their Job
http://www.cracked.com/article_16338_8-classic-movie-robots-that-actually-suck-at-their-job.html

Websites to Help Your Daily Life
http://www.webupon.com/Web-Talk/Websites-to-Help-Your-Daily-Life.131770

Particularly for Melody and Tom - The Top 6 Funniest Lawyers of All Time (WWASD)
http://www.canpages.ca/blog/?p=186

Toys for the Disturbed
http://www.wackyarchives.com/bizarre/toys-for-the-disturbed.html

The Top 1 Reason Why I Will Not Be Seeing the "Sex and the City" Movie
http://onemanonecity.com/nyc/movies/sex-and-the-city-more-like-sucks-and-the-city/

5 Things You'll Love About Firefox 3
http://www.cio.com/article/print/370913

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

May 28, 2008

When it comes to religion, I lean towards Pavlovianism.
That guy really had some bizarre ideas about sal'vation.


Top of the Heap: 10 Weird Websites You Should Know About
http://www.webupon.com/Web-Talk/10-Weird-Websites-You-Should-Know-About.128189

Tattoos for the Elderly
http://www.spoonsisters.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=32718

Fencing for the Elderly
http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/fencing-never-gets-old.html

Driving somewhere and need someone to share the cost, or looking to hitch a ride? Check out PickupPal (Thanks, Ron!)
http://www.pickuppal.com/pup/intro.html

I've given a commencement speech before, but it was NOTHING like the Funniest College Commencement Speeches (with video goodness!)
http://collegefinder.globalscholar.com/blog/214/funniest-college-commencement-speeches/

20 Movie Sequels We're Still Waiting For
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/indiana_jones_and_the_kingdom_of_the_crystal_skull/news/1730096/

Here's another one, Ruby - Supercook: recipes you can make right now with the ingredients you have available
http://www.supercook.com/

The best places on Earth to see the Northern Lights
http://www.otbeach.com/news/resorts-and-fun-activities--11/13-of-the-best-observation-points-for-the-northern-lights--502.html

The most amazing dancing you will ever see
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VNO4m7qip0&e

"Tunnel" links New York to London
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7415911.stm

This is the Internet(s): 5 Cats That Look Like Wilford Brimley
http://gatoisland.com/archive/wilfordbrimleycats/

Lost your manuals, quick reference cards, and the like for your old games? Fear not! Replacement Docs is here!
http://www.replacementdocs.com/download.php

Convert boring units of measurement into real objects as you type
http://www.sensibleunits.com/

Have you ever wondered how sword swallowers swallow swords? Me neither.
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/15206

PDF document of "Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the United States." Very cool
http://www.uscis.gov/files/nativedocuments/M-76.pdf

Sort of a cross between the "it-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time" and "I-want-me-one-of-these" departments
http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/23/yamaha-wearable-motorcycle-concept-will-likely-remain-just-that/

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

May 21, 2008

Man, it never fails: Whenever I try to get romantic
with a woman, I always start crying uncontrollably.
I guess pepper spray will do that to ya.


Top of the Heap: Creative advertising - great ideas
http://fundivision.net/?p=678

Fascinating World Clock
http://toxicblogs.blogspot.com/2008/05/fascinating-world-clock.html

7 Hotels With the Most Bizarre Stuff (I've stayed at one of these... guess which one)
http://www.visit2amsterdam.com/2008/05/13/top-7-hotels-with-the-most-bizarre-stuff/

Guide to the 25 Strangest Collections on the Web
http://www.neatorama.com/2008/05/14/neatoramas-guide-to-25-of-the-strangest-collections-on-the-web/

Here's an evil prank...
http://www.offbeatearth.com/jell-o-keyboardmouse-prank/

The ORIGINAL Illustrated Catalog of Acme Products (as in Wile E. Coyote, Roadrunner, et al)
http://home.nc.rr.com/tuco/looney/acme/acme.html

Something I don't particularly need, but you might - 17 drug-free ways to stay awake
http://www.marcandangel.com/2008/05/15/17-drug-free-ways-to-stay-awake/

On Sunday, the Phoenix Probe will (attempt to) land on the North Pole of Mars. Check out this video - "Seven Minutes of Terror"
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/phoenix/phx20080327/

100 Must-Read Books (for dudes) - The Essential Man's Library
http://artofmanliness.com/2008/05/14/100-must-read-books-the-essential-mans-library/

From HS bud Liz, The Lair of the Crab - A Load of Stuff That Will Probably Crush Your Will to Live
http://www.rathergood.com/

Could come in handy someday... 9 Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches
http://artofmanliness.com/2008/04/29/9-ways-to-start-a-fire-without-matches/

Free Music! 22 Websites That Are Driving Daggers Into the Heart of the RIAA
http://www.tinydad.com/free-music-22-websites-driving-daggers-into-the-heart-of-the-riaa/

10 Cool Productivity Websites
http://www.ploomy.com/2008/05/14/10-cool-websites-we-recommend/

Weight loss SUNGLASSES?
http://www.diet-blog.com/archives/2008/04/01/weight_loss_sunglasses.php

"It's conceivable that, when I turn the machine on, I start getting messages from the future"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRWwI61so5Q

Whose face is on the nickel? You might be surprised!
http://benniaustin.com/nickel/

Exercise your brain with Mentat Wiki
http://www.ludism.org/mentat/

50 Amazingly Helpful Time Tested Tips For the Kitchen
http://lifehackery.com/2008/05/17/50-amazingly-helpful-time-tested-tips-for-the-kitchen/

The "Amen" article of the week: What the Hell is the Point of Facebook?
http://hollywoodphony.wordpress.com/2008/05/13/what-the-hell-is-the-point-of-facebook/

A bit odd - Cartoons in Real Life
http://www.damnfunnypictures.com/html/Cartoons-In-Real-Life.html

Handicapping odds on the Final Cylon (if you have to ask, don't bother with this one)
http://peterdavid.malibulist.com/archives/006154.html

Kudos to Linda for sending in this Earthquake Quiz (I scored 70%)
http://www.nwcn.com/sharedcontent/features/flash/quake/during.html

In the "Why-didn't-I-think-of-that" category: the Urinal Video Game!
http://tastybooze.com/2008/05/why-didnt-i-think-of-that-urinal-video-game/

Start Page Showdown (Dunno - SHOC must've been #6)
http://lifehacker.com/software/homepage/alpha-geek-start+page-showdown-246843.php

Incredibly cool animated optical illusion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6ZTc16HarI&e

Improve your typing skills with this fun typing game
http://typeracer.com/

60 Photography Links That You Can't Live Without
http://www.bspcn.com/2008/05/13/60-photography-links-you-can%e2%80%99t-live-without/

5 Things You (probably) Didn't Know About "South Park"
http://www.askmen.com/toys/special_feature_150/192_special_feature.html

Exclusive Secret Common Sense Facts About Everyday Life
http://davejohnston.tv/2008/05/19/exclusive-secret-common-sense-knowledge-revealed/

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May 14, 2008

A riot broke out at our local Renaissance Faire this past
weekend. Things got pretty ugly, but luckily the authorities
were able to intervene before anyone could start luting.


Top of the Heap: Major announcement today (1pm EDT) from NASA. I wonder what it is? Hope it's not a cookbook...
http://www.nasa.gov/news/media/newsaudio/index.html

Seven cool beer gadgets
http://dumptrumpet.com/?v=4745&h=r

Some new ones I haven't tried yet... 8 Top Alternative Search Engines
http://webworkerdaily.com/2008/05/06/8-top-alternative-search-engines/

10 Mind Myths
http://www.spring.org.uk/2008/04/10-mind-myths-do-any-of-these-catch-you.php

13 More Things Your Auto Mechanic Won't Tell You
http://www.rd.com/advice-and-know-how/13-more-things-your-auto-mechanic-wont-tell-you/article62928.html

Barack Hussein Obama (thanks and a tip O'the hat to IHS pal, Susie)
http://www.juancole.com/2008/02/barack-hussein-obama-omar-bradley.html

New Coins (courtesy of Rabbi Cohen)
http://www.blip.tv/file/520347

75 Skills Every Man Should Master
http://www.esquire.com/features/essential-skills-0508

This is pretty cool - convert your web page (or any web page) into a .pdf
http://www.htm2pdf.co.uk/

Online video guide - could be useful
http://www.ovguide.com/

Yup, Reno is farther west than Los Angeles. Here are 20 other odd geographical facts that might surprise you
http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/08-04/20-world-geography-facts-that-might-surprise-you.html

Laid off? The one thing you absolutely need to do on the first day
http://www.expatsoftware.com/articles/2008/05/laid-off-one-thing-you-absolutely-need.html

Bored? Here are 5 Excellent Ways to Waste Time Online
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-excellent-ways-to-waste-time-online/

Here's a fun way to waste a few minutes... string spin toy
http://www.zefrank.com/string_spin//spin_1.html

The Top 25 Most Visited Tourist Destinations in America
http://www.thetravelerszone.com/travel-destinations/top-25-most-visited-tourist-destinations-in-america/

Well now I don't feel so bad - Celebrity Imperfections Exposed
http://www.gossipnewz.com/gossip_news/2008/05/celebrity-imperfections-exposed/

Cell Phone Secrets: Getting the Most Out of Your Phone
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2008/05/11/cell-phone-secrets-getting-the-most-out-of-your-phone/

Actually, I might try this - How to Create Invisible Shelves
http://www.wikihow.com/Create-Invisible-Shelves

Okay, I promised myself I wasn't going to go here, but this is too good to pass up - Things Younger Than John McCain
http://www.thingsyoungerthanmccain.com/?m=200805

"Quid latine dictum sit, altum viditur" ("Everything said in Latin sounds profound") Handy Latin Phrases
http://www.dribbleglass.com/Jokes/latin2.htm

Jon Stewart (again) shows how interviews should be done
http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=168543&title=douglas-feith-uncut-pt.-1&byDate=true

Does this girl ever close her mouth?
http://badcontrol.com/?p=949

50 Most Popular Genealogical Sites of 2008
http://www.progenealogists.com/top50genealogy2008.htm

"So, this woman walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a double entendre. So he gave it to her" (instant rimshot!)
http://www.instantrimshot.com/

The unofficial guide to the DMV
http://www.dmv.org/

All the epic fail you can handle in one spot
http://thermalreaction.blogspot.com/2008/05/epic-fail-video-collection.html

How's this to brighten up your Wednesday? - What your home will be worth next year
http://efinancedirectory.com/articles/Home_Price_Forecasts_What_Your_Home_Will_Be_Worth_Next_Year.html

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

May 7, 2008

I wonder why Mexico makes such a big
deal about Cinco de Mayo. I mean,
who *hasn't* defeated the French?


This looks like it could be fun - the world's first motored unicycle
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=562726&in_page_id=1811

77 Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomenon
http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/index.html

Truer words... Facebook in Real Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrlSkU0TFLs

How to build your own Iron Man suit
http://dvice.com/archives/2008/05/how_to_build_yo.php

7 Common Cooking Mistakes
http://www.realsimple.com/realsimple/content/print/0,22304,1730751,00.html

"I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer..." (that's ROPE a deer, pervs)
http://eyerocker.blogspot.com/2008/04/deer-rope-dope.html

Action-Movie Posters of Really Inappropriate Franchises (thanks, Solomon!)
http://www.woot.com/Blog/BlogEntry.aspx?BlogEntryId=4626

Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America and Avengers Release Dates
http://filmonic.com/iron-man-2-thor-captain-america-and-avengers-release-dates-announced

14 Differences Between America and Australia You Need to Know Before Hopping on That Plane
http://www.purpleslinky.com/Humor/Travel/14-Differences-Between-America-and-Australia-You-Need-to-Know-Before-Hopping-on-that-Plane.119788/2

So, you walked out of Iron Man before the after-the-credits scene? Here's an alternative to seeing it again or killing yourself
http://www.vimeo.com/970974?pg=embed&sec=970974

Wow. Just wow.
http://www.tampabays10.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=79533

Hundreds of free online games at friv.com
http://www.friv.com/

A comparison of U.S. home prices (my, my... Topeka is looking pretty cool...)
http://homeguide123.com/articles/A_Comparison_of_US_Home_Prices.html