Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December 26, 2012

       Technically speaking, being gay used to make me happy.

Top of the Heap:  Cracked 64: The Top 8 of Everything of 2012


The world didn't end on Friday, but you never know... here are some blogs with 
info on Emergency Preparedness (Thanks, Sandra!)

Nine Theories on how on (Middle) Earth the remaining Hobbit films could run three hours each


Related: A Few Tolkien-rific Facts About the Book Version of The Hobbit


The Top 30 Best New Movies of 2013  (Who VOTES on these titles?)


NASA's new Prototype Spacesuit looks vaguely familiar...


14 Best Craigslist Ads of the Apocalypse

A List of Vietnam War Casualties By City and State


The Worst Baby Name of Our Time

And, as an added plus:

"Best Of" Music Lists!
Pitchfork's Top 100 Tracks of 2012.

Rolling Stone's Top 25 Songs of 2012.
Spotify's Top 100 Most Popular Tracks of 2012.

The Ultimate 2012 Playlist. If you chose to play them all, it would take 11 hours.

21 of the grooviest songs released in 2012. 

Rolling Stone Readers' Poll: The Best Albums of 2012

UPROXX’s 10 Best Albums Of 2012.

Strictly Come Dancing About Architecture 2012. Or, in other words, the year's best music writing.
Buzzfeed's 23 Best Music Videos Of 2012.

TIME's 9 Best Music Videos of 2012.

Fartbarf, Neon Piss, and more: the year in band names 2012.

The Year in Memorable Musical Controversies.

The 25 Best Mixtapes of 2012.

The Best Country Music of 2012.

The Best Jazz Albums of 2012.

Stereogum’s Top 40 Rap Albums Of 2012.

Remembering the best classical music of 2012.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 19, 2012

     War is not the answer.
     Unless the question is,
     “What’s not the answer?”

Top of the Heap:  In light of last week's tragedy - 25 Moments That Restored Our Faith in Humanity This Year (Thanks, Bodiojodi!)

Watch the Largest Glacier Break-Up Ever Caught On Film

The Other Mr. Coffee: The Story of Starbucks

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas?  Try the Amazing Crap-O-Matic Gift Generator

Hello, Sailor! The Nautical Roots of the Modern Tattoo

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

The World's Smallest Snowman

New Perfume? How about Eau de Pizza Hut?

The 25 Worst Movies of 2012 (btw - Tyler Perry made the list TWICE)

The Pope has a new Popemobile

Crazy Ways People Make Money in Today's Economy

More Handy Google Tricks (that you might not know about)

Creative Anti-Smoking Ads

A Few Things About Frank Sinatra

22 Over-the-Top Burgers  (Thanks, Jeffy!)

12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet

The Lawrence Welk Show
was TV's best party - until it wasn't,89922/

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December 11, 2012

             Wait… if the Mayans were so good at
        predicting the future, how come they died out?

Top of the Heap: 
Okay, THIS has just moved to the top of my Christmas List (Thanks, Billy!)

You know the one above this HAS to be awesome to top The Bacon Lover's Gift Guide!

The 10 Movies Most Likely to Score Oscar Nominations

At last!  The Case for Drinking As Much Coffee As You Like

How to Make Great Latkes

27 Christmas Decorations That Will Haunt Your Dreams

Mapping America's Most Embarrassing Addresses

Ever wonder What DNA Actually Looks Like?  Me neither.

The Crass Commercialism of "Jingle Bell Rock",89276/

Five Things You Should Make (Instead of Buy)

Hould We Be Telling Our Kids the Santa Lie? (Short answer: Yes)

How to Increase Your Drinking Tolerance
(So You Don't Make an Ass of Yourself at a Holiday Party)

A little extra holiday cash?  Business Sells Advertising Space on Bald Heads

17 Uncomfortable Moments Under the Mistletoe

Shemp: The Forgotten Stooge

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December 5, 2012

                     So Kate and William are expecting a baby, huh.
                        Wouldn’t it be cool if they named it Kong?

Top of the Heap: 
How to Sell Cars - The "Tricks" of the Trade

In this week's "This-Changes-EVERYTHING" department: Bacon SHAVING CREAM!

6 Movie Plot Holes You Never Noticed Thanks to Editing

7 MORE Movie Plot Holes You Never Noticed Due to Editing

A Personal Greeting From Santa

Just What You Always Wanted:  Instant Cosby

Your home in a snow globe
- just type in your address

How Men and Women Fly Differently

75 Amazing Sports Moments You Missed This Year

Rich Man, Poor Man - the Downside to Winning the Lottery

The Clockalypse counts down the days we have left

North Korea announces they have discovered a (wait for it...) unicorn lair

"The Hobbit" - at 48 Frames per Second  (Thanks, Susie!)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

November 28, 2012

              How do you turn a duck into a blues singer?
              Put it in the microwave until its Bill Withers.

Top of the Heap: 
Machu Picchu in 16 Gigapixels - Amazing!

Awesome Behind-the-Scenes Photos From Horror Movies

The Worst Baby Advice Ever

50 Insane Facts About Australia (51, if you consider the fact my buddy Spock lives there)

Take a tour of the Cosmos through 100,000 Stars

5 Historical Myths About Real Scientific Discoveries

What would happen if Texas actually seceded?

The Worst Foods We Love,88984/

A Few Facts About Larry Hagman

Yee Haw! How to Cook Like a Cowboy!

The Song Elvis Presley Recorded in the Dark

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 21, 2012

            Has anyone else noticed that the Self Checkout
            always seems to have the sexiest cashiers?

Top of the Heap: 
Judi Dench ("M") Congratulates Daniel Craig for Winning a Britannia Award.  Pure Awesome

People ask me, "Draw a _____ on the box," all the time.  Pretty impressive

Jon Stewart Mocks Secessionists with 'Stop. Don't. Come Back.'

All of James Bond's women

10 Myths About Space Travel That Make Science Fiction Better

Y'ever wonder what's the lightest metal on Earth? Me neither.  But this is it.

Time Stands Still: The Psychology of Casinos

Worst Hotel in the World

Wonder what the dirtiest thing in your house is? (Hint: it's not the toilet seat)

       Turkey Day Links

The 17 Best Thanksgiving Moments From TV And Movies

This Thanksgiving, you can Eat Like the Pilgrims or try out some Manly Ways to Prepare Turkey

The Definitive Guide to Surviving Black Friday
Are you flying to visit family for Thanksgiving? Look what's waiting for you at the 25 Worst Airports in America

Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving Turkeys

43 Reasons Why You Should Stay Home on Black Friday  (Well, maybe 10...)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November 14, 2012

            They say that slow and steady wins the race.
            Well, "they" apparently don't run the US
            Olympic Committee, I can tell you that.

Top of the Heap: 
Got some extra cash? The world's first 3D printing photo booth is taking reservations

Today's my sister Melody's birthday - Her website is chock full of cool tidbits, facts and hints about animals
Mardi Gras lasts all year for these guys (Thanks, Debb!)

The Oldest Trees on Earth

The Forgotten Battle: The Japanese Invasion of Alaska

The Secret Lives of Kitchen Spices

Brave, Courageous, and Bold: 12 Things You Might Not Know About Wyatt Earp

How the Secret Service Dropped Romney Like a Hot Potato

6 Iconic Movie Scenes That Happened by Accident

Koalas to the Max (And I thought *I* had too much time on my hands)

I found the preceding site by clicking on this gem: Take Me to Another Useless Website

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November 7, 2012

                Remember, i before e, except when you run a
                feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbor.

Top of the Heap: 
How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

An exclusive look at
the set of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Top 10
Mistakes of Beginning Photographers

26 Truly Inspiring
Images From Hurricane Sandy

The Highest of Low Standards:
How MST3K Picked Movies to Mock

Finally.  Something
usefulHow to Make Better Mac 'n' Cheese  (all good, except for the mustard part in Step 4)

Four Recently Discovered (Earth-like)
Planets That Are Ideal Horror Movie Settings

Adult Jokes in Cartoons That You Never Understood as a Kid

Related: 9 Moments That Will
Shatter Your Image of Beloved Cartoon Characters