Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September 26, 2012

Prince Harry has been asked to take on extra royal duties.
Well it's not as though he doesn't have his hands full as it is.

Top of the Heap:
  I knew it! I KNEW it! NASA says "Warp drive is "plausible and worth further investigation"

How much do your local
teachers earn?

The 50
Most Romantic Photographs of All Time

If the Final Season of
Breaking Bad Was Written by Dr. Seuss

In the This-Can't-Be-Good department: Security Firm Launching
'Zombie Apocalypse' Training

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper Photograph
: The Story Behind the Famous Shot

Political Party Quiz
- Where Do You Fit?

Handy Mouse Tricks
for Windows

Click and Drag

Classic Pop Songs That Peaked at Number Two

The 10 Greatest
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Couples of All Time (incidentally, it's ADMIRAL Adama...)

Artificially Sweetened: The Story of
Canned Laughter

In the "Oh-Yeah-I-Can't-Wait" department:
Revamped MySpace To Be Launched Soon.  Ooooo.

20 Things You Didn't Know About...

How to
Stop Hospitals From Killing Us

Won't You
Help a Poor Nigerian Astronaut Who Just Wants to Come Home From Space?

Classic Television
Theme Songs

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September 19, 2012

            My favorite form of lying to myself
            is choosing a deodorant that has the
            words “active or “sport” in its name.

Top of the Heap:  200 accomplishments of the Obama administration

Real Names of Cartoon Characters

Pretty cool - write out your name (or anything else) in (get this...) GALAXIES!

Odd Jobs: 15 Professions With Strange and Wonderful Names

The weirdest news stories of the week

The 9 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries in Physics

How to Cook Like a Cowboy

What Were We Thinking? The Top 10 Most Dangerous Ads

Incredible Photos of the Artist Who Makes Himself Invisible

Final Frontier Link #1: The Most Detailed Photo of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Site

Final Frontier Link #2: NASA Discovers Mysterious Spheres on Mars

Final Frontier Link #3:  The Moon is Escaping

Final Frontier Link #4: Hubble Has Spotted an Ancient Galaxy That Shouldn't Exist

And, finally... today just happens to be "International Talk Like a Pirate Day"


1. English-to-Pirate Translator. Ye best be learnin' t' be talkin' like a buccaneer.
2. A guide for picking up wenches in a manner not unlike Blackbeard himself. May the one you catch keep the wind in your sail.
3. Download some free Pirate Fonts. The pen is mightier than the sword.
4. Learn about the most successful pirate of all time. The scurvy dog controlled a fleet of 1,500 ships and upwards of 80,000 men. And she did it all without any color of beard...
5. Find out your pirate name. I'm Captain Sam Flint.
6. A treasure trove of recipes fer even the biggest sea dog appetites.
7. Know thine enemy. A beast to be feared.
8. Pick up some Pirate flags, authentic and otherwise, and show your true colors.
9. Peruse a listing of every single pirate movie ever made. With synopsis and star rating!
10. Learn about the tradition's noble racquetball roots.  Wait...  Racquetball???

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September 12, 2012

I knew my days as White House Event Planner
            were numbered when we saw the repercussions
            of having those Native American rainmakers
            give their rendition of "Hail to the Chief."

Top of the Heap:  In this week's "This-Changes-EVERYTHING" department - Bacon-Flavored Coffee (Thanks, Mel!)

The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internets

Sister Melody comes through with another: Bacon Wrapped Chocolate Covered Oreos

I knew it! I knew it!  Milk chocolate is GOOD for you!

14 Things You May Not Have Known About Marilyn Monroe

This Fall's Must-See Movies

260,000 Photos Went Into This Stunning Timelapse of the Pacific Northwest (Thanks, Billy!)

The Toothbrush That Saved the International Space Station

Amazing Satellite Photographs of the Earth’s Natural Fractal Patterns

How Smartphones Make Us Superhuman

Excellent-Idea-of-the-Day: Coral-Fixing Robots

So Apparently, We've Been Using Tic Tac Containers All Wrong

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September 5, 2012

            I'm pretty sure what I just did to get away from
            that spider in my room could qualify as parkour.

Top of the Heap:  Get a glimpse of the nine best and brightest new TV shows

How Your Grandpa Got His LOL's

12 Simple Rules on How to Take a Nap

Leave it to the Chinese to come up with a glass-bottomed walkway off the face of a cliff

How to Teach a Kid to Argue

The Story of Judo

14 Neighbors Talking to Each Other via a Wi-Fi Network

10 Stupid Car Items Available at Autozone Right Now

And how 'bout some cool "How-To's..."

How to Train Your Mind to Remember Anything (I'm sorry... what were we talking about...?)

The Overhang Theory: How to Live Below Your Means

In the "this-could-be-useful" department: How to Turn Wall Sockets into USB Ports"

How to Pop a Zit Correctly (you've been doing it wrong)

How to Make Animated .GIFs - a brief tutorial