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/