Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 31, 2012 - Special Halloween Edition

  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.

Zombify Yourself for Halloween

Honey Boo Boo and Mama June?  PSY?  Vote for The Most Annoying Halloween Costume of 2012

34 Facts About Halloween Movies
That Will Blow Your Mind

Houses to Avoid on Halloween (and how to die quickly if you can't)

20 Amazing and Geeky Matching Parent/Child Halloween Costumes

The World's Scariest Pumpkin

Horror Films
You Didn't Realize Were Based on True Stories

Photoshop, Old-School Style - Spirit photography in the 19th Century

Halloween Costumes to Inflict Upon the Innocent

Six Seriously Spooky Cemetery Stories

5 Ways to Epically Destroy Pumpkins

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

October 31, 2012

            I tried to tell myself that getting fired
            was just part of my personal and
            professional journey, and not at all
            emasculating. Until, that is, they
            mentioned the words "severance"
            and "package" in the same sentence.

Top of the Heap: 
Pretty much every plane in the air, everywhere  (Thanks, Melody!)!/

A timeline of
real-time updates on hurricane Sandy

What is

Star Trek Technology
: How 21st Century Scientists Are Making it So

Borg Floppy Disc Drives and Other Facts You Might Not Know About
Star Trek: The Next Generation

How the Cellphone Became the

Tom Hanks' 10 Most
Internet-Baitable Moments

Do You Get It? 15 of
TV's Most Elaborate Inside Jokes

10 of the Most
Unspeakably Filthy Basslines in History

20 Differences
That Confuse Us All

U.S. Debt Clock on just about everything

11 Ways to Cook Bacon That Will Probably Kill You

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 24, 2012

  So charity begins at home, right? 
  And home is where the heart is. 
  The heart is a lonely hunter. 
  Therefore, ergo, ipso facto, 
  charity begins with loners carrying firearms. 

Top of the Heap: 
Department of Redundancy Department: The Top 30 Biggest Summer Movies of 2013

99 Life Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

The tech behind Baumgartner’s skydive

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About E.T.

Chart of Comparative Religions

Cool pics of the Space Shuttle Endeavor on the Streets of Los Angeles

...and a
cool time-lapse of the event

10 Things (you might not know) About Vampires

Why "Moist" is the Worst Word Ever (Thanks, Robert!)

Y'ever wonder why elections are always on a Tuesday?  Me neither.

The Story of Elvis Presley's Hound Dog   Thankyouverymuch.

The Downsides of Winning a Nobel Prize

How to Steal the Space Shuttle
: A Step-By-Step Guide

The 20 Most-Watched TED Talks to Date

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October 17, 2012

            I try to live each day like it's my last.
            It's a pretty good way to live,
            except for the bad check fees.

Top of the Heap: 
In this week's "No-DUH" department: Mitt Romney's tax plan can't work, and here's why

13 Brilliant Pumpkin-Carving Hacks

8 Horror Myths Debunked (or Confirmed)

What happened The Year You Were Born? Dunno. It was still cooling back then.  (Thanks, Billy!)

The story behind the theme song from Frasier  (Turns out "tossed salad" doesn't mean what you think, after all...)

The Timeline of an Unpaid Internship

Some pretty amazing Pop Culture Finger Portraits

The 10 Best McDonald's Meals You Won't Find in the U.S.

In this week's "This-Guy's-Got-WAY-Too-Much-Time-On-His-Hands" department: The LOTR Family Tree

How to Age Your Wine 5 Years in 20 Seconds

Do Our Electronic Gadgets Really Threaten Planes? (Short answer: no.)

How Long Stuff Takes to Decompose

This has possibilities - Virtual Reality  Contact Lenses

America's Secret Weapon in the Cold War: Elvis Presley

A Historical Dictionary of American Slang

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October 10, 2012

              I'm relatively certain Bobby McFerrin never envisioned that
              so many people would listen to "Don't Worry, Be Happy" and
              immediately feel the urge to strangle the person next to them.

Top of the Heap: 
TV Anchor Stands Up to Bully with a Public Shaming

Why is it dark at night?  (Duh, because all the lights are off.)

How Politicians Get Away With Dodging the Question

The State of the Internet

The Secret of Humphrey Bogart's Distinctive Voice

27 Reasons Why a Billion People Should Not Be Allowed to Use Facebook

How Bill Nye Got to BE the Science Guy

The Decline of the Great Barrier Reef Over the Last Three Decades

Weirdest World Championships

A Blast From the Past - Early Pictures of Disneyland

10 Dog Facts Even Dog People Don't Know

This week's Absolutely Worthless Website Award goes here: How Much to Shoot Your House into Space

Proof of Heaven: A Doctor's Experience With the Afterlife - interesting reading

Hilarious Fake Signs in the London Underground

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October 3, 2012

                    I think it's cool that so many of the
                    United States are named after women:
                    the Carolinas, Virginia, Mary-land,
                    Miss-Ouri, Miss-Issippi and Idaho.

Top of the Heap:
  Wow!  Dodged THAT bullet!  (Thanks, Melody!)

Rock with this jock and roll with this soul! A blast from the past with
a 1970 aircheck of Gary Owens (Thanks, Wally!)

A cool way to
get back your lost camera

Into pets and animal trivia?
Nose to Toes is a wealth of information

A Look at
American Barbecue Sauces

Fun with
Laser Pointers (and the Moon)

A humorous look at the age-old question,
"What would happen if everybody on the planet and jumped all at once?"

The Illustrated Guide to a

Proposed U.S. States That Didn't Make the Cut

How to Take
Incredible Photos of Your Friends

Spend three and a half minutes and
Enjoy the Ride (Thanks, George. You old softy.)

From someone who was there -
The First Night Cheers Aired

Why Liberalism Works