Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October 30, 2013

Website Wednesday
The Halloween Edition
a subsidiary of Skip's House of Chaos

"From the Large Intestine of the Internets, 
 through the Sphincter of Electronic Mail..."

                As a general rule this Halloween, try not
                to solve riddles that open portals to Hell.

Top of the Heap: 
Oh, swell. According to this, The Coexistence of Vampires and Humans is Possible

And, Real Monsters: The Science Behind the Legends

The Legend of Lincoln's Ghost!ngpFz

8 Creepy Zombie Stories for Halloween

38 Essential Facts About Frankenstein (fact #37: He's on a postage stamp)

Real-Life Haunted Houses Around the World (only 3 are in the US)

17 Brilliant Art History Inspired Halloween Costumes

12 Haunted Tours Worth Traveling For

10 Ghosts Lurking at the White House

13 Great Pieces of Disney's Haunted Mansion Fan Art!nh7mz

6 Scary Tricks That Amazed Us as Kids (Explained by Science)

The ultimate collection of downloadable Halloween masks.

Feeling a little Buff?  Here are some Vampire Slayer Kits

The Shadowlands - a state-by-state, country-by-country index of haunted places

           and finally...

What Halloween could be complete without BACON COSTUMES?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October 23, 2013

            “Human being,” like “Men working” and
            “Children playing,” is a sentence with a noun,
            a verb, and the possibility of imminent disaster.

Top of the Heap:  I knew it! I KNEW it! Math Proves Bacon is a Miracle Food (Thanks, Melody!)

Top of the Heap II  AND, here are 11 Reasons Why You Should Drink Coffee Every Day (I love science)

The Beer and Bacon Milkshake. I really want to be grossed out by this.  I'm not. (Thanks again, Sis!)

20 (More) Awesomely Creative Life Hacks

Five Oddball Horror Films for the Halloween Season

Historic Vampires (well, the legends have to come from somewhere)

Everybody hates the Congress (but they keep getting re-elected)

Awesome Photos of Fascinating Things

The Most Awesome Facebook Prank Ever

Who knew? The Victorians had animated .GIFs, too!

11 Untranslatable Words from Other Cultures

What Type (font) Are You? (I'm Cooper Black Italic)

200 Ways to Make Money Online (Infographic)

Johnny Knoxville and The Autumn of the Jackass;pagewanted=all&_r=0

25 Unbelievable Halloween Costumes... for Dogs

20 British Words That Mean Something Totally Different in the U.S.

Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Girls, State-by-State

To Tilt or Not to Tilt? How to Pour a Beer

The Interactive Periodic Table of Swearing (obviously, NSFW)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October 16, 2013

        I wanted to try that Jared guy's "Subway diet," but
        since I don't live near a Subway, I had to improvise.
        Eight months later, I'm sad to report that the
        "McDonald's Filet O' Fish Extra Value Meal Diet"
        has thus far been, well, spectacularly unsuccessful.

Top of the Heap: 
Everything You Needed to Know About the Debt Ceiling - in Cartoon Form

Ever wonder why the GOP hates Obamacare? Wonder no more. (Thanks, Barridawn)

The Best and Worst Bacon Brands (Thanks, Uncle Mel!)

14 Places You Have to Poop At Before You Die

5 of the Most Haunted Places on Earth!lqbbw

Foods to Avoid When the Government Shuts Down

Related: 8 Foods Even the Experts Won't Eat 
(Thanks, Natasha!)

Easter Eggs, Obscure Pop Culture References and Fun Facts About The Walking Dead

11 Things You (probably) Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe

Signs You Were a Theatre Major (Thanks, Stogie!)

Rare pictures from the Titanic disaster (including one of the actual iceberg)

18 (More) Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Six Seiously Spooky Cemetery Stories

The Greatest Horror Movies You've Never Seen

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013

            You'll never guess what I killed in
            my bathroom this morning: virtually
            every living thing within 20 feet.

Top of the Heap:  Sinead O'Connor's Remarkable Open Letter to Miley Cyrus

Another Top of the Heap: 
What History Will Say About Obamacare and the Government Shutdown

Related: The Funniest Government Shutdown Signs

Related: The Two Basic Facts That Should Be in Every Government Shutdown Story

And, Allow John Oliver to Explain Why Congress is the Time Warner Cable of Government

The Secret Lives of Kitchen Spices!k5Djs

In this week's "Awwww..." department: Baby Pictures of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

To celebrate its 54th anniversary, here are 10 of the Best Twilight Zone Episodes

Ever wonder what's really in that chicken nugget?  (Thanks, Melody.  I think.)

Ever wonder what A Horse With No Name means? (Certainly one of the top questions of MY youth)

Ever wonder Why Do We Eat Popcorn at the Movies? (Yeah, whenever I'm at the movies) 

Alfonso Cuar
on on the Making of His Instant Sci-Fi Classic Gravity

Five Yummy Facts About Cinnabon (Mmmm, Cinnabon)!k5EZF

Why "Please power down all electronic devices" on airlines may soon be a thing of the past (Thanks, Beck!)

The National Weather Service's Secret Message to Congress

What You Need to Know About the New $100 Bill

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October 3, 2013

                    Sports bars and sports bras:
                          so close in spelling,
                    yet so far apart in philosophy.

Top of the Heap: 
Everything You Need to Know About the Government Shutdown

Related: Jon Stewart's Take on the Situation  (Thanks, Debb!)

You Can Bring This Mother of All Swiss Army Knives to a Gunfight

Last Sunday was National Coffee Day, so here are 5 Fun Facts About Coffee!kKjeQ

A Fantastically Clear, Concise Explanation of Why Traffic Happens

Why Cops and Prosecutors are Begging iPhone Users to Upgrade to iOS7

Explore the Amazing Phenomenon of the Spine and Central Nervous System

Take the Will Smith Movie Quiz

21 Awesome Cooking Tips That Will Save You a Buttload of Time

What a Messy Desk Says About You

Born in the Wrong Body: The Transgender Struggle

This whole-mouth toothbrush will clean your teeth in 6 seconds. It may also give you nightmares.