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

Clich├ęs: 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

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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