Wednesday, December 25, 2013

December 25, 2013

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            I have a certain affinity for the Nativity story.
            As it turns out, I, too, have woken up in a
            pile of barn hay surrounded by sheep.

Last-Minute End of the Year and Holiday Stuff: (because next week is 2014!)

Top of the Heap:  The Most Popular Top 10 Lists of 2013

The Best-Selling Christmas Album of All Time (Thankyouverymuch)

Kinda cool - a map that shows all the different names for Santa in Europe

The World of Reindeer Racing

Why we sing "Auld Lang Syne" on New Year's Eve

24 Rules for Being a Gentleman in 2014 (Thanks, Michelle!)

The Best Movie Mistakes of 2013

The Best Photos of 2013

The Most Anticipated Movies for 2014

Even better: The 45 Most Powerful Photos of 2013 (and 2012, and 2011)

The 12 Weirdest Christmas Stories (Suggested reading when you've had too much comfort and joy)

The Best Charts of 2013

50 Years, 50 Toys - the most popular Christmas toys over the last half-century

And, for the rest of you Scrooges, Grinches and Heathens: (you know who you are)

Top of the Heap:  Real-time animation of current wind conditions around the Earth

37 Things You'll Regret When You're Old    (Amen.)

A Few Inventions Throughout History That Didn't Quite Make the Cut

20 Football Facts (that you probably don't know)

The Entire I
ntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku (Thanks, Sara!)

Some surprising facts you might not know about Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Quick quiz: warm or cool water to wash your hands?  (Thanks, Champ!)

14 Country Songs For People Who Hate Country Music

15 Interesting Facts About Forrest Gump

See, this is one of the reasons why I don't jog.

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

How to Make People Like You: 6 Science-Based Conversation Hacks

Love you, mean it. Let's do lunch. Have your people call my people. Ciao, bella.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

December 18, 2013

       My most favorite part of Christmas shopping: Shuffling
       over to the desk with my robe draped open, cradling a
       warm cup o' java and stroking the three-day-old growth
       sprouting on my jawline, at which point I sit down,
       give my knuckles a nice healthy *CRAAAACK* and proceed
       to order a whole bunch of stuff for everyone online.
       My LEAST favorite part would probably be getting
       kicked out of Office Max before I was finished.

Let's get the Christmas stuff out of the way, m'kay?

Top of the Heap:  Will the Real Santa Claus Please Stand Up?

21 Ways to Keep Santa Real (because he obviously is) For Your Kids

25 Killer Websites That Make You Cleverer

Reasons Why Christmas in LA is Actually Magical

Santa Photos That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Some Awesomely Terrible Christmas Songs (to make sure your party is a success)

13 of the Weirdest Holiday Movies, Ever

Insisting Jesus was white is bad history and bad theology

Are you on Santa's Naughty or Nice list(Guess which one I'm on!)

12 Last-Minute Entertainment Gifts for the Geek in Your Life

And, for the rest of you heathens: 

Top of the Heap:  Incredibly cool: The first video ever of the Moon orbiting the Earth

17 Ancient, Abandoned Websites That Still Work

Awwww! The Most Popular Kitten Names of 2013

19 Things You Might Not Know About Spongebob Squarepants

10 Cool Places You're Not Allowed to Visit

10 Movies You've Been Watching in Altered Versions

If you fly United Airlines (like I do) you're probably pretty sick and tired of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"!pPC2u

15 Bizarre, Unique, and Hilarious Trade Show Items

Mysterious Object (named "Peggy") Spotted at the Edge of Saturn's Rings

A whole buttload of movie posters

In this week's "It's-about-TIME" department: United Nations to Adopt Asteroid Defense Plan

Inside the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders!p0GIG

Four Famous Movies and Shows That Lied Their Way Into Existence

Here are three completely impractical (well, two of 'em, anyway), yet somewhat cool skills to have:

     Firstly, How to Find Waldo

     then, How to Get Out of Handcuffs

     and, finally, How to Make Paper Airplanes Fly Forever

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December 11, 2013

            I'd like to be a cowboy for one day just
            for the pure satisfaction of knowing that
            anytime I want, I can go rustle up something.

Top of the Heap:  
10 Amazing Innovations of the Near Future

Probably the Most Profound Post of the bunch: 7 Reasons Why It's Awesome to Date a Bald Man

Why You Should Have Never Taken That Prestigious Internship

20 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About the Movie Home Alone

21 Restaurants That Clearly Have a Sense of Humor

25 Kitchen Gadgets You Might Actually Use (all under $25)

5 Signs Your Dog is In Pain

Even More Awesomely Creative Life Hacks

US Military Lingo: the (almost) Definitive Guide

5 Mysterious Deep Sea Discoveries

Lofoten: the Amazing Arctic Circle Anomaly (Prepare to have your breath taken away)

The Gentle Art of Cracking Passwords

Here's a totally unpretentious title: The Top 30 Best Movies of 2014

Inside the Navy's most futuristic destroyer, the USS Zumwalt

For the equestrians in the group - tail lights for horses

Bacon-scented deodorant. For when you sweat like a pig

50 Things You Didn't Know About Doctor Who

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes

How to Turn a Beer Can Into the Only Camping Stove You'll Ever Need

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December 4, 2013

                I took the kids up to Nantucket one
                weekend for the Limerick Festival.
                Turned out that was a huge mistake.

Top of the Heap: 
One day we'll live in Space. Here's how it works

Son of Top of the Heap:  20 new inventions that could change our world

How many of your memories are fake?

A couple of minutes of fun: Find the Invisible Cow (there's sound to this one)

Things You Do That You Never Realized Everyone Else Does

IMDB's Top 250 Movies of All Time

5 Rules to Finding Cheap Airline Tickets

The 101 Best-Selling Books of All Time (excluding the Bible)

George Takei's signature cologne? What else but Eau My

31 Things No One Tells You About Becoming a Parent

You ever wonder how dry cleaning works? (Yeah, me neither)

8 Basic Life-Saving Skills Everyone Should Know

Everyday Items the World Has Been Using Wrong (#6 is brilliant!)

15 Things You Might Not Know About Mystery Science Theater 3000

Affordable Care Act - Apply Now (if you can)

7 Things You Had No Idea the World Is Running Out Of

Background Actors Who Have No Idea What They're Doing

How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football!oMJ92