Thursday, April 30, 2009

Another job that I refuse to do

Saw this happen today. I took pictures but they are not good enough to post.

The Ferris Bueller Fight Club Theory. (via)

Stupid Question Hall of Fame (Via)

Neurotic Men Improve the Health of Women, But Not Vice Versa (Via)

Constellation Chandelier (Via)

The Real-Life Tenenbaums: Three Famous Families (Via)

Someone told me the other day that they saw a panhandler with the following sign: Parents got mugged by a ninja, need money for karate lessons. Clever indeed. Here are some more. (via) Link to Pan Handling Competition in Minneapolis

Cute or Crazy? Five dating habits (via) I am still laughing hysterically!

An updated story on the window washers that were rescued this afternoon. I think it is interesting the UT found a way to bring up the swine flu in a completely unrelated article (Via)




Changes to site

I have changed the settings so that anyone can comment, even if they are not a registered user. This can be used as a discussion board etc.

One day closer to Friday

12 Cruise ships heading to Mexico have are now going to dock in San Diego. 2K Passengers per boat. Big Economy boost.

Chrysler is bowing down to the bankruptcy court. To the Judge trying the case, Chrysler owes me personally, $5050.00. I would like to ask for retribution at this time. (via)

This Ralph Wiggum List Tastes Like Burning (via)

Quote of the Week

"It used to be said that pigs will fly if a black man ever becomes President. And now, 100 days into the Obama Presidency, what do you know? Swine Flu!" (Via)

11 Books Worth Having (via)

How swine flu spreads (via) I know you might be sick of swine flu coverage, but this is actually funny and pretty cute.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Today's Quote

Pick battles big enough to matter, but small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol

*Oink* *cough* *cough*

There are a lot of rumors out there about swine flu. I just heard there is a possible case at SDSU. The problem with the internet is that you never really know if your source is credible. Here are some good places to get updates: The World Health Organization or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Just a note on the possibility of a case at SDSU. The e-mail was probably sent premature. I think they are likely to cause more panicky-reactionary people if the media does not apply a filter and use some common sense when they are reporting. Being the first to report a story overshadows the need for discretion. Why do you think that the White House didn't inform the public in New York about the plane that was going to fly low (via) for the photo op? It caused panic anyway…

Health officials don't think 'swine flu' is a good name for the current pandemic they looking for a different name. How about the name 'General Motors'? It should be available soon. (via FARK) I think it might be a little late on a name change. It's not like the pigs are going to get upset!

Why we shouldn't panic: Why the swine flu won't hit the US as hard as it hit Mexico. (Via)

Spanish Flu of 1918: how bad was it? (Via) I posted this because they call it the Coughing Pig Death and I found it apt. (via)

Swine flu death toll: 150. Regular flu death toll: 13,000. But don't let that stop the fear mongering panic (via FARK)

Get your Swine Flu Tee-Shirts before this is over… (via)

-Swine Flu Q & A. Maggie Koerth-Baker is a guest blogger for Boing-Boing. Good writer.

I wanted to post this yesterday, but then I thought it was dumb. I saw the picture again and thought I would share. Of course this was in Montana. Beautiful service the bride was radiant; the best man was a bear. (via) It reminds me of Timothy Treadwell.

Korean Scientists have cloned glow-in-the dark puppies. What are they thinking!?? Is there really a market for this sort of thing? They must cost a fortune! (Via)

The Fibonacci numbers have been discovered in the song Lateralus by Tool. It is set to pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope. These are some of my favorite things, math and good music! (via) The volume does get a little loud, so if you are at work plan accordingly.

Really funny animal voice-overs (via)

50 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Brain's Performance (via)


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Link List 4-28-09

Ok, this is kind of stupid. I had to put it on here because I remember when I was a kid and learned to how to spell it. I wonder how long it took… (Via)

PowerPoint presentation on How to fake your own death. Jessica pay attention. (Via)

Crimes committed by Ferris Bueller during his day off. It is very sad that I still to this day know most of the script verbatim. (via)

Yup, today is Tuesday

Got Swine Flu? (via)

Cool Wine Glasses (via)

Unusual snow formations. Scroll down the page a bit (via)

Video of a car being vaporized (via)

Great collection of surreal art (via)

Today's Quote

Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their
auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.
- Aldous Huxley

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hello!

Emily I keep finding shark stuff for ya! (via)

Enter your zip code and this site will look up the EPA's stats on pollution, cancer risks etc. (via)

10 tips for extending your ipod's battery life (via)

I have starry eyes for Neil Patrick Harris. Here is a video of him on Jimmy Fallon's show. (via)

The Geeks Are Sexy blog has an explanation of how the swine flu mutated (via)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Links

Today is PostSecret day! I can't get enough, but I think if they updated more often people would be emotionally tired. They do shows all over the country. I have always wanted to go; alas they are having a showing in my hometown. Billings, MT? Really? Come to San Diego PostSecret!

Today's Quote:

I am not a literary man. I am a man of science, and I am interested in
that branch of Anthropology which deals with the history of human
speech.
- Jim Murray

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Link List 4-25-09

Click here for a cool view. Click on your mouse to change your perspective. You can try this one too! (via)

Emily, here is a picture of a shark. Just for you! (via)

Today's Quote

Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or
rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think.
- Octavio Paz

S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y

I wondered how WalMart could offer prescriptions so cheap. Well, wonder no more. I think the lid is about to come off. (via)

A machine that can print off any book for you in minutes. Cool! (via)

Experts debate pandemic potential of swine flu (via)

10 jobs you didn't hear about on career day (via)

15 coolest pillows. I always wanted to invent one that stayed cold. I can't find a chemical compound that will hold a cooler temp without having to put it in the freezer. (via)

5 Retarded Superstitions (With Logical Explanations) (via)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I love flowcharts

It's a Horse! (via)

Dog The Bounty Hunter was almost shot in Colorado while hunting a fugitive. The best (albeit weird) thing is he shot back at them with a PAINTBALL GUN!? It must be a liability thing with the realty show producers… (via)

What 16 writers like to read (via)

10 Latin phrases you pretend to understand (via)

St. Angie has been signed to play Dr. Kay Scarpetta in a series of movies based on the novels of Patricia Cornwell. I read these books when I was a teenager. I hope that she can pull it off because there are some good story lines available. (via)

Today's Quote

You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth
without it.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Fabulous!



As promised the pic of Emily on the Roller Coaster. Priceless expression!

Playing For Change: Song Around the World “Stand By Me”

Great video of buskers all over the world singing "Stand By Me." I just love this song and they put together a very good piece. It gave me goosebumps. It was done for a project that raises funds to build schools. (via)

Today’s Links

64 Things Every Geek Should Know. There are some very cool computer tricks on this list. (via)

40 Captivating Photos That Depict Human Emotion (via). These remind me of the show Lie To Me. Great show! It teaches you to recognize micro expressions. It's like taking a really interesting class.

19 Top Photography Composition Rules (via)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Public Service Announcement Concerning the General Ignorance of the Public (part 1)

First of all I need to make this point very clear, even before I introduce this rant. I just drove back from Vegas yesterday and an inordinate amount of dimwits insisted on riding in the left lane going ENTIRELY WAY TOO SLOW. Now, if the state of California has so many budget issues wouldn't it make sense for them to enforce laws that are being egregiously broken to increase revenue?

I want Use Your Blinker to be a platform for various issues such as this. Obviously, this will have to be in segments, due to length and wide range of topics that need to be discussed. Restaurant service alone will have a minimum of 10 broad topics. If any of you would like a specific topic covered, please feel free to leave them in the comment section.

This one particular annoying gentleman in a beige Nissan held up traffic for miles because he insisted on going 70 MPH in the left lane blocking any access to pass. People were doing all of their passive-aggressive moves to make this man aware of his obnoxious behavior. Some were riding his tail (not wise because this move can hurt you if he decides to brake short). Some were honking (he didn't hear me honk, so I assume he didn't hear others). Maybe he was choosing to ignore everyone just to piss them off. People do weird things for weird reasons.

I have read that some states are pumping up their ticket-writing pens for this particular infraction. I would like to cordially invite California law enforcement to get on that bandwagon.

Back to normal

Here is weird picture. Can you figure it out? (via)

7 sites to get free music legally (via)

How to find someone using the internet (via)

10 famous hostage situations (via)

This great video shows people sneezing in slow mo. Gross then funny. (via)

Today's Quote

Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon
instinct; but to find these reasons is no less an instinct.
- Francis H. Bradley

Monday, April 20, 2009

Vegas Baby Vegas


Here are some of the photos of the (very) quick trip to Vegas. I am bummed that I did not take more. I should have more when Emily sends me what was on her camera. The crowning jewel of the entire 23 hours was the picture taken on the New York, New York roller coaster. Emily is on the left with THE GREATEST look on her face! It does not even look like her... I need to enlarge the picture so that you can see it. I will post it tomorrow.




Thursday, April 16, 2009

I would like to be able to do this…

The fastest clip change you will probably ever see (via)

Shark caught off the OB Pier


I snapped some photos of a shark that was caught by a fisherman off the OB Pier. It was very cool up close. I hope that when I go fishing with my brother in May that we catch some cool (and tasty) fish. I only had my cell phone so the pictures are a little lack-luster. I guess it only took him a half-hour to reel it in. There was a ton of blood. I bet he is a little tired. Does anyone know what kind of shark it is? It was about 4 feet long.

One Day Closer to Friday

Funny You Tube Video. Pregnant women are smug.

Giant List of Freelance posting sites (via)

Top 4 Products You can Haggle Over (via)

This is a graph for all of you procrastinators. (via College Humor)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Smell of Books

I love the smell of books. I like the way a new book smells, and how it smells when you have read it a few times. Well, for anyone else like me, you too can have the smell of books anywhere. Go here to see this weird and strangely intriguing product. (via)

Today’s Quote

I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.
- W.C. Fields

Pop quiz hotshot. It’s April 15, are your taxes done?

I had to post links about money today.

6 Odd Historical Tax Facts (via)

112 Ways to Save Money (via)

20 Things You Didn't Know About Money (via Discover Magazine)

Uncle Sam Won't Make Ends Meet. Shocker! (via CNN)

Reality TV bleh…

I don't watch reality TV for the same reason I don't own a cat. This is awe inspiring however, and I had to share. Scroll down on the Huff Post's page to watch the video.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I always find something else to share

Here is a post courtesy of Boing Boing. This is entirely way too cool. It is simulated crime scenes using bathmats and shower curtains. Christmas ideas are flowing.

Domino's PR Trouble

Earlier today people posted this video on You Tube. They were fired, and the video was removed. Then it was reposted. I suspect that it will be removed again, and Domino's will incur a PR nightmare.

Daily Links and Stuff

Super creepy story. Good picture though.

17 More Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (via)

Very Cute Video. Scroll down a bit on the page. It's not at the top. (via)

Today’s Quote


It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you
are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.
- Baltasar Gracian

Monday, April 13, 2009

Link List 4-13-09

I just read this story about a pilot that had passed away shortly after take-off and a passenger landed the plane. The passenger had flown before, but not one this big...Read about it here
(via)

Great site for finding the name of any color. I mean ANY color. You can mix and match from a color wheel. Very cool. (via)

Beauty Secrets Debunked. (via)

Evolution of Geek Tech (via)

I didn't think that I would fall down the vortex that is pop culture, but it may slowly happen. I talk myself out of posting some of the nonsense thinking that you probably just don't care. I think that I will start out slowly and ease everyone into this…

Mel Gibson's wife finally left him. The money is obviously front and center here. (via WWTDD)

Phil Spector was found guilty of second-degree murder today (via CNN)

Today's Quote

I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.
- Ray Prince

Looks like someone has a case of the Monday’s

Your Awww moment today (via Digg)

What People Earn: How Salaries are Changing (via)

Wisdom and Patience (via)

50 Things Every 18-Year-old Should Know (via) "I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger…"

10 Ridiculously Common Science Myths (via)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Afterthought

I just had to post about the lady in Germany that decided to jump into the Polar Bear enclosure and swim towards the bears. The weirdest part, she had an "elated" look on her face. It was shocking, just shocking that the bears then attacked the woman. The link to the story is here. The Video (via You Tube) is here.

S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y

Stupid Question Hall of Fame (via)

Joke (via)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Links

That age old question…(via Bits and Pieces)

Lewis Black Here. This is a rant against the buyouts. It gets good around the 1 minute mark. My favorite comedian!

I can't get enough of Dumb Criminals

Raw vs. cooked veggies