Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Today's Quote

And while it takes courage to achieve greatness, it takes more courage to find fulfillment in being ordinary. For the joys that last have little relationship to achievement, to standing one step higher on the victory platform. What is the adventure in being ordinary? It is daring to love just for the pleasure of giving it away. It is venturing to give new life and to nurture it to maturity. It is working hard for the pure joy of being tired at the end of the day. It is caring and sharing and giving and loving…

— Marilyn Thomsen


Via Bits of Wisdom

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Wonder of Ice Caves | Scienceray

Snake Photos

Amazing photographs of snakes like you've never seen before | This Blog Rules

I posted this thinking about how my mom called me a couple of months ago and told me that she found my snake that had "ran" away while I was in high school. 11 years later she finds the petrified snake while moving a bookshelf. Gross. Just gross.

p.s. she didn't save it or take a picture. ugh

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Why men should not write advice columns advicecolumn.jpg

Fascinating take on Psychology

Damn Interesting • The Total Perspective Vortex

There is another article, recently published that asserts depressed people are typically more intelligent and have a better grasp on what sucks, basically. I will try and find article and post a follow-up.

Great site with lots of great pics to look at

The Big Picture - Boston.com

A lot of paintings to look at

Surreal and Spellbinding Paintings - An Alternate Reality

Cool bedroom interiors

Bedrooms | Design Idea & Image Galleries on Dornob
Peter Travers' 10 Best Movies of the Decade : Photos : Rolling Stone
100 Best Albums of the Decade : Rolling Stone

Festivus quiz from Mental Floss

Happy Festivus!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Today's Quote

The reason there's so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it.
-Frank A Clark

The 36 Rules of Life


14 of these are from Dave Berry’s “14 Things it Took Me Over 50 Years to Learn.” The rest have been gleamed from various postings on the Internet(s), and I agree with all of 'em.

Except Number 33.




1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

2. Don’t worry about what people think, they don’t do it very often.

3. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car.

4. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

5. If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried before.

6. My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

7. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

8. A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.

9. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.

10. If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.

11. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.

12. A conscience is what hurts when all of your other parts feel so good.

13. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.

1 4. Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it.

15. No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes.

16. A balanced diet is a muffin in each hand.

17. Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.

18. Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

19. Junk is something you’ve kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.

20. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.

21. Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

22. By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.

23. Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.

24. Someone who thinks logically provides nice contrast to the real world.

25. It ain’t the jeans that make your butt look fat.

26. If you had to identify in one word the reason why the human race has not achieved it’s full potential, that word would be ‘meetings’.

27. There is a very fine line between ‘hobby’ and ‘mental illness.’

28. People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them.

29. You should not confuse your career with your life.

30. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.

31. Never lick a steak knife.

32. The most destructive force in the universe is gossip.

33. You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.

34. You should never say anything to a woman that even remotely suggests that you think she’s pregnant unless you can see an actual baby emerging from her at that moment.

35. The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that deep down inside we ALL believe we are good drivers.

36. Your friends love you anyway.

(Via Skip's House of Chaos)

Funny Website!

Sketchy Santas

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Brilliant!

Maxim's 100 Funniest Jokes | Maxim.com

Made me laugh!

The best (PIC) of Colin Powell you'll see today.

joke.

The Mathematician and the Waitress

Two mathematicians walk into in a bar.

The first one says to the second that the average person knows very little about basic mathematics.

The second one disagrees, and claims that most people can cope with a reasonable amount of math.

The first mathematician goes off to the washroom, and in his absence the second calls over the waitress.

He tells her that in a few minutes, after his friend has returned, he will call her over and ask her a question. All she has to do is answer "one third x cubed."

She repeats: "one thir -- dex cue?"

He repeats "one third x cubed."

"One thir dex cuebd?"

"Yes, that's right", he says.

So she agrees, and goes off mumbling to herself, "one thir dex cuebd... one thir dex cuebd... one thir dex cuebd..."

The first guy returns and the second proposes a bet to prove his point, that most people do know something about basic math. He says he will ask the blonde waitress an integral, and the first laughingly agrees.

The second man calls over the waitress and asks "What is the integral of x squared?"

The waitress says "one third x cubed" and while walking away, turns back and adds with a wink "...plus a constant."

(via Miss Cellania)

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9 Hilarious Websites To Visit When You Need To Kill Time

(via Interesting Pile)

Awesome!

Reusing Lightbulbs: as planters or mini terrariums

A list of all the phrases that Bart has written on the balckboard

Bart's Blackboard

FINALLY!

Large Hadron Collider starts up, produces first collisions

Wait, WHAT?!

Perino: No Terrorist Attacks In America Under Bush (VIDEO)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

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Time gets better with age

Time treeI’ve learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sings “Silent Night”.
Age 5

I’ve learned that our dog doesn’t want to eat my broccoli either.
Age 7

I’ve learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back.
Age 9

I’ve learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up again.
Age 12

I’ve learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.
Age 14

I’ve learned that although it’s hard to admit it, I’m secretly glad my parents are strict with me.
Age 15

I’ve learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice.
Age 24

I’ve learned that brushing my child’s hair is one of life’s great pleasures.
Age 26

I’ve learned that wherever I go, the world’s worst drivers have followed me there.
Age 29

I’ve learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it.
Age 30

I’ve learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don’t know how to show it.
Age 42

I’ve learned that you can make some one’s day by simply sending them a little note.
Age 44

I’ve learned that the greater a person’s sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others.
Age 46

I’ve learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.
Age 47

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Age 48

I’ve learned that singing “Amazing Grace” can lift my spirits for hours.
Age 49

I’ve learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone.
Age 50

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Age 51

I’ve learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills.
Age 52

I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die.
Age 53

I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
Age 58

I’ve learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve your marriage.
Age 61

I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
Age 62

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
Age 64

I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.
Age 65

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision.
Age 66

I’ve learned that everyone can use a prayer.
Age 72

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.
Age 82

I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
Age 90

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.
Age 92

Via Bits of Wisdom

Friday, October 9, 2009

Today's Quote

People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be -- whether they will admit that or not.
- Earl Nightingale

Monday, September 7, 2009

Can't wait to see this!

Beavis and Butthead Return for Extract | SPIKE

Cool old photography

Flashback - National Geographic Magazine

Let's keep the momentum

Diabetes Advance: Researchers Find Gene That Causes Resistance To Insulin

Kinda scary...

2 Out of 5 Californians Are Jobless – Neatorama

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Learn Something Every Day – Neatorama

If you click on the Mel Blanc link it takes you to one of my favorite web sites The Straight Dope.

It is probably in your best interest to get your information from Cecil instead of the Learn Something, because it obviously lists some erroneous information.

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A peek into the future -- latimes.com

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Stop Shaking My Movies Like A Polaroid Picture - shaky cam - io9

Side note...

I was reminded a few times today that people actually read this blog on a semi-regular basis. I was turning lackadaisical with things lately, focusing on other things. See, I don't have a widget that shows me how many hits I get (if anyone knows where I can get one, please let me know). I was beginning to think that this was all futile.

I started this blog because every morning I would send out about 50 emails to various friends of anything that would interest them. Some people had trouble opening my links, and some started to think I had nothing better to do with my time then send emails. This morphed into a laborious process, so I had the idea to combine them in to one place. There are other career related objectives here, but I won't bore you with that.

Anyway, for those of you that know me, you know I don't like to get mushy. However, I would like formalize this. Thank you.

Today's Quote

But I hate things all fiction... there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric -- and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.
- Lord Byron

I love these...which might tell you where I belong

nerd-venn-diagram (Via Boing Boing)

A lot of good things to read today

Microgravity science experiments - Boing Boing

Hope you have the day off today...

What the world will look like if/when the oceans rise. - Boing Boing

Friday, September 4, 2009

Today's Quote

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Thursday, September 3, 2009

WATCH THIS!

The 11 Stupidest 911 Calls Of All Time

Ok, The pictures are awesome. They really paint a picture. However, I am DEEPLY disturbed that the dispatcher let this lunatic keep talking so long and did not send a deputy to write her a ticket for a phony 911 call. Sometimes when you call 911 you are put on hold. THIS IS WHY.

Strange news day

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Leicestershire | Stroke cures man's failing sight

Truth is stranger than fiction...

Losing 8-metre talons robbed woman of ‘identity’ - World news, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Helpful tool

How To Find A Book Without Knowing The Title Or Author

Awesome!

Learn to Throw a Knife - Self Improvement - Lifehacker

Interesting...

THANK GILLIGAN IT'S SAFE FOR WORK: The Rorschach Test Answers...Seriously

etc.

The Timeless Wisdom of Larry David | Sloshspot Blog

I just read an article in EW about the Seinfeld reunion spanning a few episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm. I have never watched the show. I'm sure I would love it, I quote Seinfeld at least once a day... ANYWAY, I will be sure to check on this as it transpires.

Today's Quote

The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
- Henrik Ibsen

NOT safe for work...

YouTube - wedding in progress please be respectful

I know this guy (hard to admit). I have heard that there is more to the video, and I want to know if anyone has the ending; or where to find it...

Almost Friday...

History's 15 Most Notable Spies | Manolith

Monday, July 6, 2009

There are lists for everything...

"12 Television Characters We Never See (Even Though They Were On TV)" by Jeff & Patrick on CollegeHumor

I love these!

Bits & Pieces » Real Men of Genius
I have heard them on the radio, but didn't know they had TV spots. The singer is Dave Bickler formerly of band Survivor, noted for such hits as "Eye of the Tiger."

Today's Quote

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
- Harvey Spencer Lewis

Monday Links

Tricks of the Trade (via) Great list, by trade, a secret for a lot of professions. Could be more comprehensive…

Freight train vs tornado (via) First minute is boring, but then…

Top 10 spies (via)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Today's Quote

We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one that we preach, but do not practice, and another that we practice, but seldom preach.
- Bertrand Russell

Thursday Links 7-2-09

13 big fat dieting myths (via)

3 solved math mysteries and 2 that still plague us (via)

Chickens of Fire (via) I really think anything set to Chariots of Fire is funny. Reminds me of the movie Vacation

How to improve your email etiquette (via)

A list of videos showing how NOT to use fireworks (via)

FDA Approves Salmonella