Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 30, 2011

  The contest entry said, "Void Where Prohibited." 
  Now I don't know about you, but I can think of 
  a lot less messy acts of civil disobedience. 

Top of the Heap:  Wreck Diving the Mysterious Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon

Y'ever thought of starting your own beehive?  Me neither.  What a stupid idea.  But if you DO, here's how

The world's largest limousine

What Happens Online When You Die?

The 15 Most Innovative Gadgets

A Beginner's Guide to Doctor Who

Waste a little time and draw a stickman

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

The 101 Best Chrome Extensions

This changes EVERYTHING! Urine-powered video games!

8 Gadgets That Lie to You Every Day

Apparently, the latest
“12 Days of Christmas Index” is up 4.4% over last year.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011

  I was really impressed with this new bicycle repair tool factory 
  from northern Ohio, but now I kind of wish I hadn't invested so 
  much money in the Jerry Sandusky Pedal File Company.

Top of the Heap:  100 Wikipedia Alternatives

Jackass 3.5 (the full movie on YouTube)  NSFW

Doolittle's Raid. America's first response to Pearl Harbor.

Six Reasons Why Writing For the Internet is the Best Job Ever (now, if I could only get PAID for it...)

It's been a rough week.  So Why Do We Fear Death?

How the Internet Has Changed the Way We View Death

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests.

Carrying an armchair to the edge of space

Europe, according to... well, everybody

11 Sounds That Your Kids Have Probably Never Heard

The U.S. government has a few job openings in Houston with some travel required

I don't think of my desk as being "messy." I think of it as "a wilderness of free association."  But THESE desks are NASTY!

Canada's new $100 plastic bill is all tricked out

The Hidden Meaning of Tattoos

How to Predict the Weather Without a Forecast

The Ridiculously Thorough Guide to Making Your Own Pizza

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

November 16, 2011

Troops -

My mom passed away last Thursday morning, and I haven't had time to put anything together for this week's mailing. 

I'll make it up next week with an extended issue.

Until then, stay safe, stay happy, and tell someone close to you that you love them.

 - Skip    _

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November 9, 2011

   They say if you don't vote, then you can't complain.
   But what if you want to complain about not voting? 
Top of the Heap:  One of the best music sites I've found

Japan, six months later

I usually hit the brakes a few times to get tailgaters to back off, but this would work even better (Warning: NSFW language) (Thanks, Billy!)

When The Beatles Met Elvis

15 Really Odd Geographical Facts

15 Patron Saints for Modern Situations

The Life and Legend of Rin Tin Tin

Why Fingernails on Blackboards Sound So Horrible

Facts in Photos

Five Ridiculous Animal Myths (That You Probably Believe)

16 Common Household Items With Secret Uses

Could a Russia-USA Rail Tunnel Be Built?

          and, finally,

The Mystery of The Bright Spot on Uranus (insert childish chuckle here)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 2, 2011

  You'd think that with a name like "ESPN" they'd
   probably already know the score in advance. 

Top of the Heap:  What Occupy Wall Street. is about

The Most Satisfying GIF on the Internets

How to clear a stuffy nose in 1-2 minutes

20 Unusual Uses for Vinegar

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Fire

Japan invents flying spherical spy drones.  What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

What's your number?

Bryan Singer's Battlestar Galactica movie is underway

Facebook's new "Trusted Friends" security feature

Hey, HAL, y'ever wonder why computer voices are mostly female?

Cool Astronomy Picture of the Day - the Waterfall Nebula

Completely pointless Cosmic Plaything

Pictures from the filming of The Hobbit

8 Simple Questions Science Can't Answer

Wanna put yourself into a rainy mood?  Me neither.

If you DO decide to build a guillotine, don't do this

14 Punctuation Marks You Never Knew Existed