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/