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???

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