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