Monday, October 31, 2011

October 31, 2011

  Since it IS Halloween, I took it upon myself to decorate 
  the place with some gravestones and skeletons.  For 
  some inexplicable reason, though, that didn't go over 
  all that well with the people here at the retirement home.

Top of the Heap:  Zombify Yourself for Halloween

The 12 Most Convincing Real-Life Ghost Stories

Dunno who to go as for Halloween?  How about going as yourself?

Six Seriously Spooky Cemetery Stories

How Do You Make a Monster? Dissecting Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies

The 10 People Who Open the Door When You're Trick or Treating

6 Scary Tricks That Amazed Us as Kids (Explained by Science)

The ultimate collection of downloadable Halloween masks.

Feeling a little Buff?  Here are some Vampire Slayer Kits

A Comparison of Vampire Traits

The 7 Most Ridiculous Ghost Stories from Around the World. (Sort of NSFW)

25 Zombie Cakes.

The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth.

Where Monsters Come From.

Why Our Brains Love Horror Movies. The more you know, the more pleasure you can squeeze out of this weekend's offerings.

A Cosmic Halloween Gallery: things that go BOO in the night.

The Hidden Haunted History of 7 American Landmarks

13 Horror Movies and the 'True Stories' They're Based On.

The 12 Most Convincing Real-Life Ghost Stories.

Who Was Dr. Frankenstein?

Absolut Frankenstein

10 TV shows with the best Halloween specials. Sitcoms love the opportunity to break out of their formula and do something weird and different.

7 Burning Halloween Questions: Answered! Now you’ll know why you do the silly things you do on this silly holiday.

The 25 Creepiest Horror Movie Posters.

The Hierarchy of Monsters.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October 26, 2011

  Important Internet safety tip: If you want to see 
  pictures of Scarlett Johansson, make sure you
  don't accidentally Google "scarlet johnson."  
Top of the Heap:  Presented without comment:  Moments

How cool is this?  Boost Your WiFi Signal Range with an Empty Coke Can

Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Tax Plan in one very large graph

Speaking of ol' Herman... check out this weird campaign ad starring his Chief of Staff

Grandpa's video will. WARNING: this is absolutely NSFW.

How to pronounce "banana" (and a buncha other words)

The 8 Most Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Toys

The Most Relaxing Song Ever.  Just don't listen to it while driving

The Top 50 Breakfasts in the World

Being Elmo: 5 revelations about Sesame Street’s star

Are You as Fit as a World War II GI?  (short answer:  no)

Five Liquid Cures for Hangovers

8 Terrifying Robots Now Stalking Your Local Hospital

For the gamers:  The 15 Best Racing Games

5 Great Hidden Google Search Tips You Should Know About

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 19, 2011

                "Book burning" has such a negative connotation.
   I prefer to think of it as "English lit."

Top of the Heap:  50 Reasons Why LA is the Best Effing City in America (Thanks, Erin!)

F.lux - Better Lighting for Your Computer (I use this, and it's awesome)

The Top 10 Solutions to Real Life's Most Annoying Problems

Incredible Photos of the Grand Canyon  (Thanks, Kevin!)

12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music

Goodbye Family Guy, Hello Star Trek?

The 10 Weirdest Things You Can Do With Your Ashes

Factoid of the Week: Facebook is now as big as the entire Internet was in 2004

20 Cool and Useful Kitchen Gadgets  ("Just what I've always wanted! A Cheese Straightener!")

Penny Postcards - choose your home state and town and see what it looked like "back then"

The Wittiest Comebacks of All Time (Thanks, Jen Davies!)

In Incredible, Interchangeable Films of Steven Segal: A Gallery

The Billboard Wayback Machine: Every Billboard Top 40 chart from 1964 to 2011

Maybe Harold Camping is right!  Here are 40 Signs The World Is Definitely Going To End On Friday

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October 12, 2011

                Well, I suppose I'd better get an early start if
  I expect to sing Polly Wolly Doodle ALL day. 
  Especially since I have to be working on that 
  frakkin' railroad all the livelong day, as well. 

Top of the Heap:  Cyanide, Uranium and Ammonium - Back when kids REALLY had fun with science

A visualization of complementary flavors

The Difference Between Geeks and Nerds

Might come in handy - The World's Rudest Hand Gestures

Worst Jobs in the Star Wars Universe

The Top 10 Fairground Cons

Earth, as it might be in the future

6 Massive Secret Operations That Are Hidden All Around You

The Secret Lives of those Metal Detector Guys

The Most Accurate Clock on Earth

That's not a rubber band gun.  THIS is a rubber band gun!

20 Alcoholic Beverages Inspired by the Harry Potter Series

10 Big Movie Roles That Were Horribly Miscast

Amidst all the hype and chest-beating, an interesting article about Steve Jobs appears

Japan plans to offer 10,000 foreigners free airfare to visit

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October 5, 2011

                I was just trying to be efficient.  If the snooty people at
  my doctor's waiting room are going to get so upset about
  it, they should put up a sign that says, "Please wait
  until you go to your examination room before disrobing."

Top of the Heap:  ThanksForTeaching.Us is a 30 day campaign to recognize amazing teachers all over the world

Today is the Most Common Birthday in the United States ("I know what YOU were doing, Mom...")

6 Baffiling Mistakes That Every Movie Criminal Makes

The Origins of 7 Common Superstitions

Roaches and spiders and snakes, oh my!  Here are 10 Misunderstood Creatures

Wanna delve into the minds of the ancient Essenes?  You can, with the Dead Sea Scrolls online

Draw your own animated Stick Man

The ultimate list of the Top 10 Misused English Words.  Literally.

Foreign words that are difficult to translate into English

23 Recommended Articles for new Google+ Users

Y'ever wonder what it'd be like if Andy Rooney wrote a sports column?  Yeah, me neither.

And yet another reason to love the Internet:  Beards From Below

Six (For Whatever Reason) Likeable Athletes

The 2011 Ig Nobel Prizes (Awards for improbable research)

9 Actors You Didn't Know Were in the Star Wars Movies

8 Current Technologies That Will Shape Our Future

11 Useful Products Too Embarassing to Actually Use

Weird(est) Patents     (Thanks, Jendavies!)

The 5 Greatest Mysteries of Human History

The Living Bridge of India   (Thanks, Kevin!)

Stuff You Should Know About the Church of Scientology

Go Away (some funny stuff here)

Astronomy Stuff
The Most Amazing Space Pictures from 2011

NASA's New (and Effing AWESOME) Deep Space Rocket

How to Become a Backyard Astronomer