Monday, June 29, 2009

Carnivore Win!

Not my dog!

For Nica, convert "minutes" to "days" and it's about right.

For Ozzie the young pup, the graph STARTS at "Jumps All Over You."

13 year-old gives up iPod for Walkman, gives thanks for not being old.

"It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the tape. That was not the only naive mistake that I made; I mistook the metal/normal switch on the Walkman for a genre-specific equaliser, but later I discovered that it was in fact used to switch between two different types of cassette."

Flies can help you tell time.

This prototype time-piece from UK-based designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau traps insects on flypaper stretched across its roller system before depositing them into a vat of bacteria. The ensuing chemical reaction, or "digestion," is transformed into power that keeps the rollers rollin' and the LCD clock ablaze.

10 new words and phrases

10 new words and phrases from Cramer-Krasselt's 'Cultural Dictionary'

* Pinkwashers (n.): Certain companies that specifically use support for breast cancer research to promote products or services.

* Carborexic (n.): A person who is obsessed with minimizing his or her use of carbon.

* Freedomlawn (n.): Residential land permitted or designed to contain a variety of plants other than manicured grass, especially when containing plant life that occurs without cultivation, chemicals or cutting.

* Precycling (v.): Purchasing products based on how recyclable they are.

* Geo-fencing (v.): Setting a physical boundary, via a GPS system or mobile phone, to where someone can roam. If the boundary is exceeded, the roamer gets a warning.

* Disemvowel (v.): To remove the vowels from a piece of text as a form of censure in order to render the piece more difficult to read; generally done by the moderator of an online community.

* Micro-boredom (n.): What we used to call downtime is now increasingly filled by fiddling with mobiles or BlackBerrys. Those who market these devices, or the services they use, see it as an opportunity to sell us something.

* Baby goggles (n.): A phenomenon where the parents of an ugly baby think their baby is adorable and no one else does.

* Kitchenheimer's (n.): When you're in the kitchen going around in circles because you can't remember what you were doing there.

Source: Cramer-Krasselt's "Cultural Dictionary"

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bad Business Name

June 26 (Bloomberg) -- Nigeria’s joint venture with OAO Gazprom will help boost the West African country’s earnings from natural gas, said Mohammed Barkindo, chief executive officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Corp.

Gazprom, Russia’s gas export monopoly, on June 24 signed an agreement in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to form a company called NiGaz Energy Co. Ltd. that will invest in gas production, transportation and infrastructure in Nigeria.

Credit Card Hell

When used wisely, credit cards can be the cornerstone of a sound financial strategy. A solid credit history makes you a good credit risk and that in turn allows you to purchase the necessities of life. But credit cards can also be a slippery slope. One misstep and you’ll tumble into the abyss of credit card debt hell, a mounting spiral of missed payments, fees, high APRs, and rate increases that will take years to recover from. Only by remaining vigilant can you hope to avoid this fate. Here’s our guide to what you may experience on the way down.

Advertising on Hulu during the Simpson's is more expensive than buying an advertisement on televison

We'll laugh at this headline in the not so distant future, but for the first time, buying a 30-second ad during a Fox broadcast of The Simpsons costs less than buying the same ad on Hulu.

Television broadcast ads during The Simpsons cost $20-$40 per thousand viewers. On the web, the rate jumps to $60.

Shows like The Simpsons and CSI are now commanding higher ad rates on Hulu and than on television. It's a byproduct viewers being twice as likely to recall web ads than TV ads, according to Neilsen. (Which I would argue is a byproduct of Hulu showing us far fewer ads.)

But before we all declare TV dead, remember that Hulu has only 37 seconds of ads per "30-minute" show while a Fox broadcast includes a whopping 9 minutes of sales pitches. So there's still technically more money in TV, which will change as soon as Hulu begins cramming 9 minutes of ads into each program.

No, you don't look like her.

Marilyn Monroe look-alike contestants Julie Meyer of Covington, left and Kelly Sengewald of Mt. Healthy give their best impression on stage for the Hollywood Casino Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest on Fountain Square Friday June 26.

Michael Jackson's death = Iran gets more repressive

The jokes popped up almost immediately that Mark Sanford was the luckiest guy on earth after word broke that Michael Jackson had suffered a heart attack. But the notion that Jackson's death, which preempted virtually all other news coverage on the cable networks last night, is sucking up media attention from other matters carries a dark edge to it as well. National-security experts are warning that without sustained attention on Iran, its repressive tactics could grow more deadly in the coming days.

Obama Change

Sidewalk Graffiti

The first rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Saving you a lot of research, here's the answer to the question, "How long can we hang out in a brewery and suck on our last beer after 8 p.m.?"

(5) On-premises consumption and possession shall not be permitted before 10 a.m. or after 9 p.m. The brewery shall be responsible for removing all product samples from patrons' possession in order to comply with this provision.

(It's a new rule.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I just like this picture and caption.

Want It!

The Apple iPod phenomenon has invaded not only your ears, but also your car, your home audio system, and now your television. JVC's LT-P300 series is one of the only TVs on the market designed specifically to work with iPods and iPhones, allowing you to charge your iPod and play back music, videos, and photos via the TV. JVC's integrated dock goes a step beyond the dongles and docks found on AV receivers such as the Pioneer VSX-1019A-HK and TVs such as the Panasonic TX-LX1 series because it actually folds out from the front of the TV, for a seamless integration that should please convenience-conscious Apple fans.

A Good Palindrome

Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Welcome to . . . North Dakota?

Some things, you don't even want to know that they exist.

Save The Earth WIth Dirty Towels

A Test

1- Find the C below. Do not use any cursor help.


2- If you already found the C, now find the 6 below.


3- Now find the N below. It's a little more difficult.


This is NOT a joke. If you were able to pass these 3 tests, you can cancel your annual visit to your neurologist. Your brain is great and you're far from having a close relationship with Alzheimer.

Oh. One more test....
Find the 44th USA President.

Well, congratulations, you're not color blind either

Monday, June 22, 2009

What happened to the survivors of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

A Joke

An elderly couple, Margaret and Bert, moved to Texas.

Bert always wanted a pair of authentic cowboy boots, so, seeing some on sale, he bought them and wore them home.

Walking proudly, he sauntered into the kitchen and said to his wife, 'Notice anything different about me?'

Margaret looked him over. 'Nope.'

Frustrated, Bert stormed off into the bathroom, undressed and walked back into the kitchen completely naked except for the boots.

Again he asked Margaret, a little louder this time, 'Notice anything different NOW?'

Margaret looked up and exclaimed, 'Bert, what's different? It's hanging down today, it was hanging down yesterday, it'll be hanging down again tomorrow!'


'Nope', she replied.


Without changing her expression, Margaret replied, 'Shoulda bought a hat, Bert. Shoulda bought a hat.'

Cool animation showing the force of hurricanes

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A nice float on the Missouri

SOMEBODY had to wear the emergency rain poncho.

The buck stops in my neighborhood.

Porn Spoiler Data Base

Find out how any porn movie ends.

My challenge was to think of a porn movie from this century. (I couldn't)

Bumper Sticker of the Week

Friday, June 19, 2009

Homicides in New York City - 2003 - 2009

Mouse over each dot for details.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Safety Tips From Anubis

Want It!


Celebutards in the wild

Bumper sticker of the week?

Somebody took a picture of me mowing Suzanne's lawn

Really, really bad tattoos

Creative Resume

What percentage of Montana's power comes from hyro?

12%? 34% 72%?

US Market Share for Ford, Chrysler and GM; 1980-2006

News from the present, not the future.

Terror law used to stop thousands 'just to balance racial statistics'

Thousands of people are being stopped and searched by the police under their counter- terrorism powers – simply to provide a racial balance in official statistics, the government's official anti-terror law watchdog has revealed.

Once upon a time, Jim Henson did coffee commercials

In 1957, Jim Henson was approached by a Washington, D.C. coffee company to produce ads for Wilkins Coffee. The local stations only had ten seconds for station identification, so the commercials had to be lightning-fast -- essentially, eight seconds for the commercial pitch and a two-second shot of the product.

From 1957 to 1961, Henson made 179 commercials for Wilkins Coffee and other Wilkins products, including Community Coffee and Wilkins Tea. The ads were so successful and well-liked that they sparked a series of remakes for companies in other local markets throughout the 1960s.

Worse than being Rickrolled

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Road

I didn't like the book but I might go see the movie. Click the link for the trailer.

Cop Tasers Granny

132 Ways To Bring A Bomb To America

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Enormous Shark’s Secret Hideout Finally Discovered

Basking sharks, which can grow up to 33 feet long and weigh more than a Hummer H1, spend the late spring, summer and early fall in the temperate regions of the world’s oceans. But then they pull their great disappearing act, eluding scientists throughout the winter months.

“It’s been a big mystery for the past fifty years,” said Greg Skomal, an aquatic biologist at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and lead author of the study in Current Biology May 7. “For a while people thought they were hibernating on the sea floor, even though hibernating is not really something sharks do.”

Two words that should scare the hell out of you - "Radioactive Wasps."

Workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington this month are going to dig up scores of radioactive wasp nests spread out over six acres, according to Tri-City Herald reporter Annette Cary.
The newspaper says the, ahem, sting operation involves some heavy lifting. “There are so many radioactive nests spread over six acres by H Reactor in northern Hanford that six to 12 inches of top soil are being dug up to remove the nests,” Cary reports.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

How much sugar is in your snack?

Yeah, but what is green?

But what is green?

A Joke

A pastor's wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the congregation and asked for a raise. After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the pastor's family expanded, so would his paycheck.

After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the pastor's expanding salary.
A great deal of yelling and inner bickering ensued, as to how much the pastor's additional children were costing the church, and how much more it could potentially cost.

After listening to them for about an hour, the pastor rose from his chair and spoke, “Children are a gift from God, and we will take as many gifts as He gives us.”
Silence fell over the congregation. In the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand, and finally said in her frail voice,

“Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear rubbers..”

The entire congregation said, “Amen.”

Want It!

Monday, June 08, 2009

The ‘Coffin Corner’ and a ‘Mesoscale’ Maw

The Air France 447 mystery may never be solved beyond a shadow of doubt, but there are some telling, tragic clues to consider based on what we know about the airplane systems and the extreme weather and aerodynamic conditions it encountered before it went down a week ago.