Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December 30, 2009

In kindergarten, we spent weeks learning the
alphabet. I wasn't very good at it, so I got an
F when they tested us. At least they *told* me
it was an F -- I had no way of knowing for sure.

Top of the Heap:
Top 10 Top 10 Lists of 2009

If there's something you only get to do once a year AND once in a blue moon, tomorrow just might be your lucky day

List of TV series and movie marathons and specials for New Year's Eve weekend 2009

The Year’s Best Pictures of the Sky, Space and Stars

Why we should call the new year Twenty-Ten, not Two Thousand-Ten

Dave Barry's year in review: 2009;id=148970

The '00s: Goodbye (at Last) to the Decade From Hell.,8599,1942834,00.html

Where were YOU when the world ended? Y2K in Y2K10 - Ten Years Later

The year's most amazing scientific images

6 Terrible Names People Are Trying to Give This Decade.

US Timeline 2000-2009

The 50 Funniest Celebrity Quotes of the Decade

The Top One-Liners Of The Decade

Rolling Stone's 100 Best Songs of the Decade

Ten Science Stories That Changed Our Decade.

Top 10 Space Stories of the Decade
The 20 Best Gadgets of the Decade

Most Popular Free iPhone Apps of 2009;id=148912

2009 List of Banished Words

The Top 10 Embarrassing Sports Moments of the Year

The 12 Most Shocking Moments of the Year,,20319348_20331173,00.html


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

Ogori Cafe
MacWorld Cover Creation

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December 23, 2009

You'd be surprised how gracious the other patrons
of a cash register line can be when you arrive jumping
up and down, hugging a 24-pack of toilet tissue.

Top of the Heap: 2009 Finalists for the Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest

Top of the Heap #2:
Every misconception imaginable. The Book of General Ignorance

Top of the Heap #3: The Results of Slate's "Write Like Sarah Palin" Contest

2009 Last Minute Holiday Geek Gift Guide

How to type upside down and backwards on the Web (tip O'the hat to the Bardgal!)

Tweet from the Large Hadron Collider Twitter account

15 Uses for Incredibly Inexpensive White Vinegar

Most Popular Free Mac Downloads for 2009

10 Questions to Ask Before Picking a Major

10 Ways to Screw Over the Corporate Jackals Who've Been Screwing You

What Was Popular Mechanics Thinking?

10 blue characters that are cooler than the aliens in "Avatar"

Top 10 Strangest Moments in Movie Monster Science


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

School Answering Machine

At First, But Then (Skipnote: If you laugh at this, you're doomed)

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

December 16, 2009

My most favorite part of Christmas shopping: Shuffling over to the desk
with my robe draped open, cradling a warm cup o' java and stroking the
three-day-old growth sprouting on my jawline, at which point I sit down,
give my knuckles a nice healthy *CRAAAACK* and proceed with to
order a whole bunch of stuff online. My least favorite part would
probably be getting kicked out of OfficeMax before I was finished.

Top of the Heap: I never knew the Universe could be this colorful!

The Geek "Must Do Before You Die" Checklist (sort of a birthday present for Luis)

Top 10 Quirky Science Tricks for Christmas Parties

I present to you the city in the United States with the least creative street names ever. Take a look around.

Christmas Around the World (thanks, Billy)

The 10 Most Depressing "My Life is Twilight" Entries

This is going on in every cell in your body right now. Any questions?

The Kung-Fu Movie Script Generator (tip O'the hat to Ken)

The 50 Best Protest Signs of 2009

The 12 Days of Christmas, as you've probably never heard it played before

For the Grinch McScrooges out there, Care4Less is for you!

Find the odds of a white Christmas in your area


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

Nothing this week... Jack's been studying and working for the closing week of the school play. HOWEVER, he sends out some pretty good stuff every week (chip off the old block), so if you want to subscribe to Jack's Sunday paper, send him an email ( and let him know. You won't be disappointed!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December 9, 2009

Someone asked me what I'd do if a Grizzly bear ever
attacked me when I was in Alaska. I thought about it
for a minute and said, "Whack him with a golf club."
Then he asked me, "Gee, do you think that'll work?"
I responded, "Why not? It works on Tigers in Florida."

Top of the Heap: Golf Tips for Elin Nordegren (Mrs. Tiger Woods) and Other Raging, Club-Wielding Celebrities

Animator vs. Animation (thanks, Kevin!)

A bit late, but here's a Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar

The Chinese National Space Agency is actually Starfleet!

How to Buy a Christmas Tree

The importance of resting meat

The speed of light from Earth to the Moon (animation)

The Top 10 Things From Your 20's You'll Regret When You're 40

YouTube New Year's Countdown

A sneak look at the next Harry Potter movie

The Best of the Best Lists of 2009

Worldface is a social networking site for nations to interact.


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

Mozilla Sunbird

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December 2, 2009

I don't like to name-drop or brag, but I've
been told by some of the biggest names in show
business that I've been part of a great audience.

Top of the Heap: 10 Views of Earth from the Moon, Mars and Beyond

Related - views of our Solar System

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Twitter

Something to lighten your day - The Top 10 Craziest Moments of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Il

Yawn - it's one of the best things you can do for your brain

Style Thoughts for Men

When the End of the World arrives, take your survival tips from the movies!

20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer

15 Toys NOT to Buy Your Kids This Christmas

How to send spy messages with shoelaces

Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

Create magazine covers with your photo

The 5 Weirdest Moments in Television

The 20 Best Gadgets of the Decade

The 10 Best Family Guy Fights


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009

I've never quite been comfortable with the
fact that lionesses raise the young and do
all the hunting, while the lions lie around
in the shade all day. I mean, shouldn't
the lionesses also be *fanning* the lions?

Top of the Heap:
Not for Tourists - the ultimate guide for the savvy city dweller

How to Avoid Unnecessary Car Costs

Do Quick Calculations with Mental Shortcuts

Got Netflix? Here are some movies and TV shows you can watch instantly

Idiot Dog Tricks (type in the command - sit, speak, sneeze...) - Thanks, Debb!

FindMeByIP will tell you your browser, its features, your IP address and try to find your correct location

Guide to movie homages in the The Simpsons

State-by-State guide to U.S motorcycle and bicycle helmet laws

9 Secrets to Cooking the Perfect Turkey

Listen up, ladies - 16 Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

5 best places to find lyrics on the web

Top 10 Fascinating Facts That Are Wrong

Ten More Fascinating Facts That Are Wrong

Yet ANOTHER 10 Commonly Believed Myths


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

Many Lines
100 Facts About The Human Body
A Techie Dictionary
21 Reasons Why Best Friends are Better Than Boyfriends/Girlfriends (Funny!)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009

A conundrum for the ages: Is the salsa
a moist/spicy garnish for the tortilla
chip, or is the tortilla chip merely a
salty/crunchy delivery vehicle for the salsa?

Top of the Heap:
The most incredible version of "Amazing Grace," EVER (Thanks, Sherry)

Addicting Game of the Week - Quizipedia!

Here's another - the Power of Observation Quiz

Move your cursor from the top to the bottom of the picture and watch Hong Kong get dark (Thanks, Kevin!)

All about coffee

Free WiFi for the holidays at 47 US airports

7 Over-the-Top Aquariums

State by state legal guide to recording phone calls

Holiday shipping deadlines for Christmas 2009

New York Times 2009 Holiday Gift Guide

20 Geek-Inspired Engagement Rings

People who think science is dull are wrong. Here are 10 weirdest physics facts, from relativity to quantum physics

Check on developing storms around the world with Stormpulse

17 Things Worth Knowing About Your Cat

And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

High School
Awesome Umbrellas

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 11, 2009

Last night I ran into a girl I went out with several years
ago. She had NO idea who I was. Thank God! That
means I definitely wasn't the *worst* date she's ever had.

Top of the Heap: I love local commercials

1000 Awesome Things

A video so utterly powerful and inspiring, it causes YouTube to break apart as it plays

If Facebook merged with MySpace...

The 15 Best Man Caves

50 Common Mac Problems Solved (thanks, Paul!)

13 Excellent Mac OS X Apps That Could Be Really Useful

70 Non-Photoshopped Photos

Wow. 140 Google interview questions

Cool non-book gifts from bookstores

Apparently, French zookeepers don't have much of a sense of humor when it comes to zoo pranks

To 10 Clever Fixes for Your Broken Stuff

2012: Six End-of-the-World Myths Debunked

Still not convinced? Here's 10 MORE Reasons Why the World Won't End in 2012

Read magazines online (for free) with Maggwire

How to get away with re-gifting

9 Muppets Who Got the Boot From Sesame Street

And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

Your Writing Font :) (It took some time but was worth it... By the way i suggest using legal sized paper)
The Wand Remote ( I Want It!!!)
Time "Line"

How To Keep An Idiot Busy

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 4, 2009

Okay, so maybe there's no place like home,
but I would think 420 Couch Potato Lane in
Bigscreenville isn't a bad second place to be.
Especially in apartment 44DD on the 69th floor.

Top of the Heap: The Top Internet Memes of 2009

- Pumpkin Remover. Say goodbye to the rest of the afternoon.

15 Free Guides That Really Teach You USEFUL Stuff

How come I didn't get any of THESE in my trick-or-treat bag?

This is the best view yet of Apollo landing site

No, THIS is the best view yet of Apollo's landing site

Ever wonder how much bigger a coffee bean is than a carbon atom? Me neither, but here's the answer (cool interactive)

Drop of water in slow motion - incredible!

6 Ways to Ace Your Next Test

The Name Engine will give you correct pronunciations of famous people (they somehow missed me, however...)

Movie Narrative Charts

Tis the season, Troops! - Here are 12 nifty Thanksgiving wallpapers

BookAse searches a bunch of booksellers and once to find you the price for the one(s) you are looking for

Anybody watch "V" last night? (I'm watching tonight with the boys) - Here are the Top 10 TV Alien Arrivals, Invasions and Landings

101 Really Useful Tips for mac Beginners

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October 28, 2009 - 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.

Top of the Heap: Scientific Reasons to Believe in Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies

A Comparison of Vampire Traits


9 Halloween Pumpkin Projects

16 Worst Halloween Candies

A Guide to Candy Corn

The Creepiest Places on Earth

The Creepiest Dolls and Toys, EVER

Halloween Cakes

Some more outrageous pumpkin carving tutorials

Shadowlands - a state by state, country by country index of haunted places (Thanks, Paul)

Halloween Cocktails

The Big List of Halloween Videos

October 28, 2009

Judging from the honks, flipped birds and jeers of "Lardass!"
from the other drivers, it's become pretty apparent that
not *everyone* thinks it's a marvelous night for a moondance.

Top of the Heap: 50 Awesome Websites You Need to Know About

You will be mesmerized - I guarantee it!

Scientologist Tom Cruise and eerily good clone

A cool guide to Confusing Words

Speaking of words, they are the basis of the Incredibly Addicting Game of the Week - Clockwords

The 10 Laws of the Internet(s)

5 Websites Where You Can Find and Write to Soldiers

How to Write Badly Well

How to Become an Expert in Your Industry

100 incredibly useful Facebook apps for college students

And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

Earth's Ten Coolest Holes

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October 21, 2009

You know, every year about this
time I come up against the same
dietary dilemma: Do mallow-creme
pumpkins count as fruit or vegetable?

Top of the Heap:
The New GOP Website (I couldn't resist...)

I loved the last Star Trek movie, but this had me on the FLOOR!

The Top 8 Things for Bored Teenagers To Do Online

Oh, NOW we're cookin' - PIZZA CONES!

Top 10 Time-Saving, MacGyver-Style Cleaning Tricks

In the I-Want-Me-Some-Of-These category - Utterly Pointless Kitchen Appliances

Balloons in Liquid Nitrogen - Wow...

NASA's Swift Satellite takes the highest-ever resolution photo of the Andromeda Galaxy - INCREDIBLE!

5 Ways Wireless Carriers Gouge You (and How to Fight Back)

You mean there's more than one? Guide to the different types of rice

Defying Death on the Golf Course (thanks, Ken)

May be a repost - but try the Eyeballing Game

The 50 Most Annoying Things About the Internet(s) - Instructions for home built props and scares for Halloween parties and for Haunted Houses

Eldest Unmarried Son William has his learner's permit, so this is for him... but you can read it too - 10 Tips for Not Screwing Up on the Road

All Hallows Eve Approaches, so...

Top 10 Creepiest Ghost Movies

ZombieMaker - Make yourself into one of the walking dead

Dawn of the Zombie Pumpkins - with added stencil goodness!

Facebook Halloween Costumes - Resistance is Futile Thanks, Tim (I-taught-him-everything-he-knows)

Halloween-Themed Movie Marathons, Episodes and Specials on TV

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October 14, 2009

Maybe someone can explain to me why
anyone would ever hold a poetry festival
somewhere other than Nantucket.

Top of the Heap: Web Site Story (thanks, Billy!)

Four Things Everyone Needs to Know About Sharks

15 Nifty Pizza Cutters

Road Trip Tips

Instant Hallucination

Can't You See I'm Busy? Great games you can sneak in at work

10 Stunning Pumpkin Carvings

Incredibly cool pics from the International Space Station (tip O' the hat to Kevin)

Where's My Cell Phone? will dial your misplaced phone to help you locate it

In the Why-Didn't-I-Think-Of-This department, the Piece of Cake One Slice Cutter

The 9 Awesomest Things That Should've Happened This Decade

9 More Awesome Things That Should Have Happened This Decade

I hate people who have cooler toys than me - here are the Top 6 iPhone Tips and Tricks

10 Things You Didn't Know About Sexual Biology (Female Edition)

The 10 Funniest X-Files Episodes

Top 50 Jobs of the Future


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

The Best Birthday
Should I Forward That Email? A Flowchart
8 Reasons Why Harry Potter Is Better Than Twilight

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October 7, 2009

If I've learned one thing from the movies,
it's that if you're a six-fingered man and
you kill a guy, you're best off chopping your
arm off so nobody can identify you by your
fingers. No, wait... if I've learned TWO
things from the movies, it's the thing about
the fingers AND that if you're a one-armed
man, you're equally screwed. So never mind.

Top of the Heap:
Extreme camouflage - Guy paints himself to blend with the surrounding. No trick photography, not photoshopped.

10 Coolest Keychains

Guide on how not to study

Best free open source Mac applications

All your horror needs - these guys want to become the largest horror directory on the web

7 Addictive Facebook Games (they missed Farm Town)

A Website Wednesday in and of itself: 95 Websites You Should Totally Bookmark Today

How to Win at Scrabble

Along that same line - ever wonder what the highest-scoring word for Scrabble is? Me neither.

Shady Optical Illusion - If you don't believe it, pause the video and try it on your monitor.

Download free sounds from Sound Bible

Tools to turn your cell phone into a piece of awesome

Whoozy - a people search engine

Cluebert - time and money saving tips, useful news and practical knowledge for everyday life, with a particular focus on green living

This might come in handy - a sandwich price calculator

21 Cool Geek Shoes

10 of the names the Seven Dwarves COULD have had

11 Certified Road Trip Killers


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

If You Can Dream It, You Can Achieve It!
276 Questions To Ask Before You Marry

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September 30, 2009

Note to self – write to Pfizer: If you guys ever make
a canine version of Viagra for breeders, a good name
for it would be Knick-Knack-Paddy-Wack, because then
you’ll have a ready-made jingle for the commercials.

Top of the Heap: Too Cool: A 800 megapixel, 360 degrees picture of the Milky Way, as seen from Earth

Top of the Heap:
Create your own adventure with Goby (This thing's AWESOME!)

Top of the Heap: Solutions for 10 Potential Travel Disasters

Debunking a Dozen Travel Myths

Practically an entire Website Wednesday in one post - 10 Timewasting Websites

This could come in handy - Tune Your Bass or Guitar Online!

In this week's I-Want-Me-One-of-These Department: The Wand!

For the geek in all of us - the Holiday Tech Gadget Preview,172257/printable.html

I saw Terry Fator in Vegas last week - best show on the Strip, and now YOU can be IN it!

Top 10 Ways to Get More From a Cameraphone

Double Feature Finder (hee hee hee)

Small Town Gems presents the best small towns in America

Free Tutorials

Photographic Evidence That Your Parents Used to be Cool

Addictive Game With the Lamest Name of the Week - the Ability Game

¡ʇxǝʇ dı1ɟ ʎɹʇ ¿uʍop ǝpısdn ǝʇıɹʍ oʇ ʇuɐʍ

Top 10 Unanswered Questions in Geeky Movies

Number One Rule: Never Get Caught Looking

Some great candies will be introduced soon, including Milky Way Simply Caramel and 3 Musketeers Truffle Crisp

Fat Guy Shirts


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

The 7 IQ Tests For Blondes

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September 23, 2009

I'm going to be rich as soon as my perpetual
calendar hits the marketplace! Unfortunately,
the damn thing hasn't finished printing yet.

Top of the Heap: Calming and Cathartic - the Raindrop Melody Maker

10 Craziest Baseball Rules

Addicting Game of the Week: Effing Hail

Jack found this one, but I snagged it before he could put it on his Sunday Paper - (see below). I have no idea what it is, but it's addictive.

On a related note... I have no idea what this is, but it looks awesome!

Have you ever heard about Honest Tea? Well, apparently, not so much...

The World's First Gadgets

Looking for that special domicile? How about an old missile silo?

How to Throw a Boomerang (Throwing one is a piece of cake. Making it come back is an entirely different thing.)

21 Interesting Facts About "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (Well, actually only 20, since #5 and #19 are the same)

Here's something *I* can use: 9 Tips for Insanely Busy Travelers

Six Things Windows Users Should Know Before Switching to a Mac

6 Facebook Hack Codes and Tips to Show Off Your Geeky Skills

The Best Sounds For Getting Work Done

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September 16, 2009

You know what's funny? Stuffing your pockets with Alka
Seltzer, then jumping in the pool and screaming, "ARRRGGGGHH!!!!!
Somebody filled the pool with acid!!!" You know what's not funny?
Lifeguards. They have absolutely NO sense of humor whatsoever.

Top of the Heap:
Top 10 Kanye West Interruption Parodies

The Crystal Cave of Giants (Thanks, Kevin)

The best Kid Sites on the Internet(s)

Very possibly the best Wikipedia page, ever

Brilliant Negative Space Illustrations

Parents of the Year

Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home, But Probably Shouldn't (this actually looks pretty cool)

The Top 10 Tactics for Protecting Your Stuff

The Great Geek Manual - your one-stop source for geek culture on the web. (You know who you are)

6 Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Gmail

The Awesome Internet Guide to the Movie Addict

13 Things That Don't Make Sense

13 MORE Things That Don't Make Sense

11 Yearbook Photos That Musicians Wish We'd Never Seen (the last three are EPIC)

Eight Myths about the Freemasons

The Unhealthiest Food Items at Popular Chains


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

Let Me Google That For You
The Drama Button
National Geographic's Map Of The Universe

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September 9, 2009

Between the divorce, the new job situation and one frantic
work deadline after another, it feels like I've become buried
in my own life and lost touch with the rest of the world.
Sometimes I think the only thing keeping me going is looking
forward to that Michael Jackson concert next month.

Top of the Heap: Sci-Fi's Most Beautiful Stars, 1933-2008

You're Doing It Wrong: How to Properly Buy, Maintain and Use a Knife

Related (and kind of cool): Learn to Throw a Knife

Hey! Something for ME! Top 10 Hard to Kill House Plants

Jack will like this one - For the Pen Fetishist - 10 Cool Pens

Top 10 Tactics for Productive Travel

Free Family Things to Do in Each of the 50 States

Living Wage Calculator: See what you should be making, depending on where you live, in order to survive

Raindrop Melody Maker - very Zen, very soothing

Is There a Scientific Way to Measure How Bad a Fart Smells? Sadly, yes.

How to Shave Your Legs (ostensibly for cyclists, but hey...)

Oddest Bacon Products, including Bacon BEER! (Thanks, Donna!)

How to Sell a Car to a Teenagers' Parent

Slydial - a voice messaging service that connects you directly to someone's voicemail

This is pretty cool - the O.R.B. (Tip O'the hat to BarriDawn!)

Worst Movie Accents

The complete lyrics to "The Song That Never Ends"

Enter a movie title and listen to the Soundtrack

For the Munchkins:
A collection of over 300 audiobooks for kids
100 Best Science Sites for Kids


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

Addicting Games:
Pick The Perp

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September 2, 2009

Lately I find myself forgetting little
things. I think I may have micronesia.

Top of the Heap:
Choose an effect to Eff Your Pic - this is fun!

70 Outstanding Out of Bounds Photos

Click on the guy who played Hitler. Something seems a bit off here....

The Ice Cream Headache

Incredible pictures: In Flight

The Strategy of Coin-Flipping

Your Complete Guide to Fall Science Fiction TV ("V" and "Flash Forward" look promising...)

The language is a bit salty, but the concept is spot on: Two Phrases That Destroyed American Culture

The People of Walmart

Naked eye astronomy, anyone?

Dated Movie Review of the Week: Star Wars III - Hilarious!

Bad Parents

Amazing and breathtaking Aviation Pictures

Cool Optical Illusion (if you don't believe it, print it out and try it for yourself)

This could come in handy: Sound Sleeping: Sounds to Promote Sleep and Relaxation


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

Subliminal Messages

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August 26, 2009

You know that cool thing the stars do in Star
Wars when they make the jump past light
speed? I found I can make a good imitation
of it on the bathroom mirror, if I floss real
close to it after eating a big, chewy steak.

Top of the Heap:
100 Totally Fun and Weird College Courses You Can Now Take for Free

The Stupidest Table Manners (and How to Resist Them)

The Diver and the Whale (Wow!)

A Back-to-School Guide for College Students

And, along that same line, 15 Secrets of Getting Good Grades in College

10 Amazing Truths You Already Suspected (Tip O'the hat to Troy)

For the Geeks (you know who you are) - MATH TATTOOS!

Interesting article that's pretty much guaranteed to piss off "District 9" fans....

25 Awesome Homeless Guy Signs

Early Risers are Mutants (Guilty.)

The Truth is Out There - UFO Quotes from Presidents, Astronauts, Senior Military and More

Being an amateur magician myself, these really hurt - 13 of the Greatest Magic Fails of All Time

An idea whose time has come - glow-in-the-dark toilet paper!

21 Oddly Named Places and the Stories Behind Them

Forget Corvettes, Lamborghinis or Maseratis - the 1948 Tucker was the Coolest Car Ever Made

High-resolution pic of the Moon

Insane Anamorphic Art

Star Trek Bloopers

Like humor? Monologue transcripts from all the late night comedians


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

How Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix, and Harry Potter are Actually
the Same Movie
Hammer Time

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

August 19, 2009

I always take the stairs to get to the upper floors
of a building. I tell myself that it's for my
health, but I know the truth lies in my being
ill at ease about getting into a machine whose
manufacture was overseen by Mayberry's town drunk.

Top of the Heap: 100 Websites to Teach Yourself Photography

Remember Count Chocula and Frankenberry? The Breakfast Cereal Project does

Fall 2009 Sci Fi TV Preview

Everyone Loves Astronomy. Everyone.
And, along THOSE lines...
* An INTERACTIVE view of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field!
* Same sort of thing with the Orion Nebula

5 Ways to Spice Up Your (Firefox) Sidebar

(Classic) Addictive Game O'the Week - Snake!

Bonus - Word Games!

10 Things Veterinarians Won't Tell You

The Top 10 Greatest South Park Episodes

Free online photo retouching

You ever wonder how many people there are in Space right now?

What the Internet was made for! Tape Yourself!

Move over, Octomom...

Translation Party will translate a phrase back and forth from English to Japanese until it is pretty much unrecognizable. Enjoy.

61 Exceptionally Creative Wine Label Designs

Not particularly newsworthy, but I love the title: George Michael Read Ends a Trucker


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

31 Awesome Divorce Cakes

The 10 Most Unhealty Foods In The Supermarket

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August 12, 2009

I bet that, when it comes to casting
stones, he who is without sin will tend
to have minimal hand-eye coordination.

Top of the Heap:
Capturing the Stars - The Best Astrophotography of the Last 25 Years

Along those same dots in the sky - a free, Open-Source Planetarium for your computer

100 Best Blogs for Teachers of the Future

For the Geeks (you know who you are) - a Computer Hardware Chart

The Top 10 Anticipated Movies of 2010 (may be a repost)

Add your own message to those being beamed into Space

The Shocking Truth: The Fruit is a LIE!

7 Foods Every Woman Must Eat

Five Tools to Survive the Apocalypse (and, if it's delayed, you could always take them camping)

In honor of "Shark Week" (Okay, I'm a little tardy. Sue me.) - Shark Myths Debunked

40 Far-Out Facts you (probably) never knew about Woodstock

Jellyfish (sic - NPR should know better. They're "Sea Jellies," or simply "Jellies." Nevertheless...) May Help Keep Planet Cool

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

July 5, 2009

Dammit, I didn't toil all these years
studying to be a neurosurgeon just to
end up working with a bunch of numbskulls!

Top of the Heap:
Hey troops, help a brother out. Go here and vote for my Website (Skip's House of Chaos). Let's STUFF them ballot boxes!

The Perseid Meteor Showers Are Coming - NEXT Wednesday is the peak

40 Fantastic Time-Wasting Websites

150 Things to Do When You're Bored

20 Biggest Movies of 2010

Origins of the Swiss Army Knife

How piss off the person next to you at an airport: open your laptop, take a deep breath, pull up this URL. Then wait for the cops. They'll be there soon.

Rare Star Wars photos

100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes

Bacon-Wrapped SHRIMP!,0,3293340.story

What would celebrities look like if they were bald? (Thanks, Luis. You're right. Jay Leno looks like a roll-on deodorant)

The Worst Movies of All Time

How to Naturally Reset Your Sleep Cycle in One Night

Okay, fess up... Which one of you was responsible for this?


And, from Jack's Sunday Paper...

Hassle Me

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July 29, 2009

Remember, there can be only one "I" in "megalomaniac."

Top of the Heap: I love this guy! The Musical Stylings of Richard Cheese

Serenity, the Big Damn Replica

The 11 Most Retarded Fictional Weapons

Moses on Facebook

Which of the Seven Deadly Sins are You? (I'm Sloth! Go, me!)

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Guilty Pleasure of the Week - Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs!

Or, alternatively, Maple Chocolate Pudding Speared with a Bacon Spoon

I wasted WAY-Y-Y too much time on this site

Star in your own movie

Instant Glow Light using Mountain Dew

Need an icon for your website? Here are TEN THOUSAND of them in one place

Use your computer to help search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Pluto may not be a Mickey Mouse Planet after all (Hey, back off. I've been waiting a long time to use that pun)

Hey, SPEAKING of which - check out this incredibly sharp photo of Pluto and it's THREE moons, from a ground-based telescope!

A List of Common Misconceptions

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 22, 2009

After two weeks of scuba diving in Honduras and
Cozumel, I've come to the conclusion that I love nature,
as long as it's not either mauling nor munching on me.

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Tricks of the Trade

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How to Open a Banana Like a Monkey

How to Get Rid of Stuff

There are a lot of things to be seen underwater

The 15 Creepiest Vintage Ads of All Time

Incredibly cool search engine (at least visually). Go ahead... ask it a question

15 Fascinating Last Pictures Taken

Airplane Toilet Paper Trick (Oh yeah, I'm sure they'd let me get away with this one)

12 Ways to Fail Your Job Interview

A Drug That Could Give You Perfect Visual Memory

If aliens ARE watching our TV broadcasts, this is what they're seeing

The coolest picture of Saturn you'll see all day

Y'think that's cool - here's the coolest (and most detailed) picture of the Galactic Core that you'll see all WEEK!

Yes-s-s-s-s! Bacon Caramels!

Don't say bacon! Please don't say bacon. Don't... Oh, Crap.

14 Cool Concept Bikes

"Stargate: Universe" Character Promo Photos

The Man Wall

Obscure Taco Bell Trivia Facts

101 Muppets of Sesame Street

Plastic Gorilla Feet Give You Twinkle Toes (I saw someone wearing these...)

Timedrain - Cool (and somewhat depressing) Clock of the Week

50 Authentic American Experiences (one for each State),29569,1840345,00.html

How to make perfect brownies

This could come in handy - How to Pack a Bag When Traveling

Back to the Future 1 and 2 Comparison