Note to my 5 (maybe 4) readers: This week I am in the process of moving and the posts might be few and far between until the 5th.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Is our biology to blame if we're not the sociable type? (Via) I have seen a lot on this lately, I wonder how much personal (get it?) preference plays into this…
Fan kicked out of game for wearing "Yankee's Suck" T-shirt. (Via) Normally don't post sports stuff, but thought this might interest a few of you.
How Many Christians Does It Take To Change a Lightbulb?
Charismatic: Only 1 - hands are already in the air.
Pentecostal: 10 - One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness.
Presbyterians: None - Lights will go on and off at predestined times.
Roman Catholic: None - candles only. (Of guaranteed origin of course.)
Baptists: At least 15 - One to change the light bulb, and three committees to approve the change and
decide who brings the potato salad and fried chicken.
Episcopalians: 3 - One to call the electrician, one to mix the drinks, and one to talk about how much better
the old one was.
Mormons: 5 - One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how to do it.
Unitarians: We choose not to make a statement either in favor of, or against, the need for a light bulb.
However, if in your own journey you have found that light bulbs work for you, you are invited to
write a poem or compose a modern dance about your light bulb for the next Sunday service, in
which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent,
3-way, long-life and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.
Methodists: Undetermined - Whether your light is bright, dull, or completely out, you are loved.
You can be a light bulb, turnip bulb, tulip bulb. Bring a bulb of your choice to the Sunday
lighting service and a covered dish to pass.
Nazarene: 6 - One woman to replace the bulb while five men review church lighting policy.
Lutherans: None - Lutherans don't believe in change.
Amish: What's a light bulb?
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
10 Scandalous Facts About Historical Figures (Via)
5 Online Shopping Sites That Will Actually SAVE You Money (Via)
10 Fascinating Facts That Are Wrong (Via) First off, I don't agree with number ten (first on the list). Refined sugar IS bad for us. They are talking about how HFCS are comparable to refined white sugar. I agree that they are similar in chemical make-up, so that means they are both bad for us.
10 Unbelievable Sleepwalking Stories (Via)
Seven Movie Posters That Almost Were (Via)
This week's Parents Just Don't Understand is hilarious! (Via) I especially like that one person signed their name "You Can Call Me Nannerpuss." Ha!
I have no clue why this is so interesting. I guess it is similar to spying on people. I would like it better if they showed a picture of each person. (Via)
Coloring Book Fail (Via)
NIN's Trent Reznor raised more than $645K for a fan that needed a heart transplant. (Via) Very cool! I guess that Twitter can be used for good; but my gosh people it's not that great. Twitter officially jumped the shark when Ashton Kutcher's Twittering contest with CNN made national news. I'm afraid that Twitter will take over the world. I saw on ESPN yesterday team updates are delivered via Twitter.
Rare amnesia involves inventing continuous stream of fictitious events. (Via) This stuff is so fascinating!
I think that San Diego has a lot of beaches. I think that sending "barking dogs" to the Children's Pool in La Jolla to reclaim the area for human use is a little overkill. If the seals want to stay there then let them. Isn't this a breeding area? (Via)
The state Supreme Court was ignoring the Constitution when it upheld Prop 8. (Via) They claim that the voters had decided. Well, let's take some things into consideration here…First the general voters never know what they are voting for or against. For instance, I bet at least 65% of the people that went to the polls last November thinking they were voting for equal rights by voting yes. The wording was confusing on purpose. Second, really people? Civil liberties are not voter issues! While we are at it, we could add measures to take away the voting rights of women… The people (Including Miss California…<insert grunt>) that are trying to uphold the sanctity of marriage by eliminating the rights of others are ignoring their hypocrisy. Over half of all marriages end in divorce. Well, that to me indicates that traditional marriage is not sacred. If same sex couples want to marry, LET THEM. They are not you; they will probably be together longer than you will be with your current spouse. If anything, it would increase revenue for the state of California and would start getting us out of this deficit. The state almost deserves to fail financially after some of the recent decisions. If IOWA can support same sex unions, why can't California?
Friday, May 22, 2009
The car warranty phone scam has been squashed. They were driving me nuts, calling at least twice a day. At one point, I was going to post their number so everyone could call them back and annoy them! (Via)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
7 Tips for making good conversation with a stranger. (Via) It has been shown that positive mental health can be perpetuated through little interactions throughout the day, such as a short conversation with a stranger. My positive mental health stems from my rage directed at strangers such as people that cut in line at the grocery store or moron drivers.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The credit card reform bill passed (Via) This does not go into effect until 9 months after Obama signs his name. Beware; I have a feeling the failing credit card companies are going to arbitrarily raise rates while they can. They must suck every last penny from the public to save their thieving a$$e$.
Collection of the most interesting bridges (Via)
Geeks are Sexy explains evolution in easy to understand terms (Via)
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Video of a verbal spat between Doug McElway of WJLA and a guest. Thanks Allison!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Best headline that I have seen from Fark: Bristol Palin graduates from high school, despite failing Trig
Friday, May 15, 2009
10 Amazing Survival Stories
(Via) This reminds me of one of my favorite books. Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales is definitely in my top 5 favorite books. I have been meaning to start reviewing books and movies. I will start posting them soon.
Montauk Monster Returns!
This creature that looks like it crawled out off of the Island of Dr. Moreau has been seen before. There are a lot of people that now spend a disproportionate amount of time looking for these things. Ewww…
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tara, more proof I wasn't lying when I said pepper increases your metabolism. I know that was 11 years ago, but I swear I wasn't lying on purpose. Here is an interesting article: 6 Secrets For Lasting Weight Control (Via)
The Usual Suspects is one of my favorite movies! Here the writer and director discuss Valkyrie (which, by the way, can't be good) and The Usual Suspects. Sad really that they had to ruin a good movie with a suck actor like Tom… (Via)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Fibonacci, it's as easy as 1, 1, 2, 3! (Via)
Artist's guide to human types. Mom, Sue and Bob this one is for you! (Via)
Funny photo (Via)
Movie trivia: Ocean's Eleven (2001) (Via) I really liked this movie. I am slowly warming up to 12 and 13. Alas, I didn't see the original, I have that weird aversion to old movies. Enjoy the trivia!
Here is a (sorry) slideshow of pictures taken with Rahm Emanuel and Nancy Pelosi. At first, I thought the slow news day prompted bottom dragging rumors. Not so, my friend. These are hilarious! I think these two are together…hmmm (Via)
Why the government should have an application process to have children (Via)
Is failure as bad as we think it is? (Via)
15 fascinating facts about salt (Via)
12 ways to use your camera as a tool (Via)
Miss California will keep her title. (Via) Bummer. I was hoping that they would take it away. I watched the press conference, she stated at one point that she has rights to her beliefs along with everyone else (I'm having trouble finding the exact quote, I will post it this afternoon when everyone on the Internet starts up). Umm, careful what you say sweetheart. Just the other day you said that people shouldn't have the rights to marry the person they love…
Monday, May 11, 2009
Quantum Physics findings are interesting, but there is a reason it wasn't my major (Via)
Steven Wright is a very funny man. Here is a list of one-liners… (Via)
A short list of sucker bets. Jessica, pay attention. (Via)
Alien hand syndrome video. Fascinating! (Via)
A very cool aerial virtual tour of New York (Via)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Mother Lover a digital short from SNL last night. Funny, slightly disturbing.
The Top ten books that every student of International Relations should read. (Via) Shannon this one is specifically for you!
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the
- Oscar Wilde
Saturday, May 9, 2009
This is the best headline that I have seen in awhile! I'm very happy! Obama's budget eliminates funding for abstinence education programs. (Via) Unrealistic, erroneous teaching has ruined teens perspective on safe sex and STI prevention. This is a step in the right direction. Yea, Obama!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Top SNL commercial parodies (Via)
10 of the most irritating phrases in the English language (Via)
100 Awesome blogs by some of the world's smartest people (Via)
Stupid Question Hall of Fame (Via)
The 10 Coolest Foreign Words The English Language Needs (Via)
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Miss California might lose her crown. Where is you God now? (Via Fark) This girl sucks. I hope they take her crown! It has been a PR nightmare for her since it was found out that pageant officials paid for her breast implants. Then she talks about how "opposite marriage" is ruining the sanctity of marriage. Opposite marriage? REALLY? Anyway the sad thing is; she will lose her crown based on the fact that she posed for some bad pictures when she was a teen. I think they should take a stand against their idiots and dethrone her for stupidity.
Chrysler isn't paying back any of the $7 billion in bailout money it received. Instead, taxpayers get an 8% equity stake. So go to a dealer and pick yourself out a nice Caliber (Via Fark) Chrysler should be dismantled and allowed to wallow in their own financial misery. They build a sub-par product and then package it in a bow. It's like buying a house you think you are getting a good deal on, and then finding out it has mold or asbestos. It costs more to fix the house then it is worth. DIE Chrysler, DIE! I think that anyone who has erroneously bought a Chrysler should be allowed to return it.
Monday, May 4, 2009
I'm not completely sure how the 5 people who read this feel about the anti-vaccination movement. This is more data to prove that they are wrong (in contrast to the weak evidence linking vaccinations and autism). Not vaccinating your kids poses more risks from disease than the small chance that they will develop autism. Chemicals added to our food hold more of a chance of killing us slowly. Read here (Via)
Yesterday was PostSecret day!
Man buys old ledger filled with formulas for $200 at antique store, discovers it contains the original formula for the Dr. Pepper soft drink and is expected to sell between $50,000 - $75,000 (Via FARK) This reminds me of my father, who can walk into one pawn shop and buy something for $10 and then walk into another and sell it for $20.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Colorado HS seniors pull the ultimate sneak, disassemble a car, then weld it back together around the flagpole, without touching the pole itself. No damage, no crime. Chief Wiggums starts questioning the kids in pre-law (Via FARK) There was a story about some Montana kids that let 3 goats loose in their school as a prank. The best part was they painted 1, 2, and 4 on the goats. The administrators spent all day looking for number 3.