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...

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