Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday

Top 11 Non-Fiction Books of 2008 (Via)

20 Brilliant Bookcases (Via)

100 Terrific Productivity Tools for the Bored or Unemployed (Via)

Gigantic Belgian Monster Cows (Via)

Dear College: Stop Asking Me for Money (Via)

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.

Today's Quote 29

It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.
- Anatole France

Friday, May 29, 2009

Link List 05-29-09

8 Intriguing Pairs (and Trios) Who Died on the Same Day (Via)

Very cool and soothing stop-motion video: Her Morning Elegance (Via) I'm quite fond of the song as well.

South Korean politics: Death of a leader | The Economist

South Korean politics: Death of a leader | The Economist

Top 8 Controversial Medical Conditions

Top 8 Controversial Medical Conditions

Consumerist - Best Recession Bargains From Consumer Reports - Business sucks sale

Consumerist - Best Recession Bargains From Consumer Reports - Business sucks sale

Friday Links

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.

Wikipedia Bans Scientology from Site. (Via) Ha ha ha ha ha! They should get their aliens to come down and save them. Even user-generated sites know they are full of it…

Mom, this might be a cool art project for your kids (via)

3 Easy Ways to Restart Your Computer over the Internet (Via)

8 Best How-To Web Sites (Via)

12 Bizarre True Stories behind Famous Band Names (Via)

Genetic engineering…good? Bad? (Via) Glowing animals look cool though.

Faucet Fail! (Via)

Today's Quote 28

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and
justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a
companion of the soul.
- George Bancroft

Friday!

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?


 

Thanks Dad!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lifehacker - The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Live and Work - Best Cities in the US

Lifehacker - The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Live and Work - Best Cities in the US

Lifehacker - Squeeze a Few More Shots Out of a Dying Camera Battery - Photography

Lifehacker - Squeeze a Few More Shots Out of a Dying Camera Battery - Photography

Link List 05-27-09

The Decline of Civilization (Via) Funny, true and very sad.

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)

KFC No Longer Permitted To Use Word 'Eat' In Advertisements | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

KFC No Longer Permitted To Use Word 'Eat' In Advertisements | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Always more…

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!

Today's Quote 26

We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if words were
taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things
themselves.
- John Locke

Grad Weekend Pics





Wednesday Links

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?

Ok, here is a story of a girl that was attacked by a PET MOUNTAIN LION. I'm surprised; I would have thought that a dangerous wild animal could be a docile and wonderful household pet. (Via)

Drunk guy gets into multiple wrecks, tries to escape from police, then can't find his driver's license or shoes. Hope he knows a good DUI attorney -- oh wait, he IS a DUI attorney (Via FARK)

Irish College Entrance Exam (Via) Funny

Dear Jimmy…(Via) Comic

Here is a breakdown of Wolfram Alpha. (Via) I tried it, and was disappointed. I guess I heard too much hype upfront. I'm not giving up yet, I'm sure they will work out the kinks.

This is sooo cute! Youngest pool shark. (Via)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Graduation Day! Congrats Tara!

Bush says cleaning up his dog's droppings is a sobering reminder that he's no longer president. Obama says cleaning up the Bush administration's droppings is a sobering reminder that he is (Via FARK)

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)

Idiot Hayden Panettiere has misspelled tattoos. Ha! Ha! Ha…ha…h (Via)

"Bristol's People cover is a total promotion for teen pregnancy!" Duh (Via)

If Alcohol Labels Were More Realistic. I think I may have posted this before, but it is way too funny! (Via)

Being poor is… (Via) Honestly, I didn't know if I should laugh or cry.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sec: New Consumer Agency May Steal SEC's Thunder

Sec: New Consumer Agency May Steal SEC's Thunder

Quick Study: The Future of Work | Great Ideas | Reader's Digest

Quick Study: The Future of Work | Great Ideas | Reader's Digest

Today's Quote 25

If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
- Mario Andretti

Thursday Links

If the customer makes a bank error, the bank charges them outrageous fees. If the bank makes an error, I think the customer should be able to keep the money. (Via)

7 Miracle Falls: How did they survive? (Via)

You have to be rich to be poor. Why the poor pay more… (Via)

I don't know which is funnier; Nancy Grace kicking guest off show for calling said show "a joke," or that this made headlines today. (Via)

Here is a list of Memorial Day Weekend TV Show Marathons (Via)

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.

FCC claims the right to search your house if you have a cell phone. (Via) What?!

I bet this picture was taken in Montana (Via)

The Rainbow Tunnel (Via) I have started to like installation art a little more these days…

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Today's Quote 16

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That
will be the beginning.
- Louis L'Amour

Link List 05-20-09

Waitress Fired from Trophy's in Mission Valley because she refused to wear makeup. Apparently, this is legal… (Via)

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)

Wednesday Links

Cute video of a baby elephant taking its first steps. Your awww moment for the day (Via)

Butt Pug? (Via)

I saw this on The Daily Show last night and it renewed my love for Jon Stewart (Via)

I really shy away from cake, but this just looks yum! (Via)

Here is more evidence found proving evolution. Maybe we can get rid of dinosaurs being called "Jesus horses." (Via)

15 Unusual items to plant in your garden (Via)

Beautiful time-lapse video called Remanence: Vairance. Here is another Static: Pulse (Via)

Here is a very cool website that you can upload a photograph and make yourself look like the Terminator (Via) I would post my photo but I couldn't find one that looked right…

Use Your Blinker

ImageChef Word Mosaic - ImageChef.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday’s Links

Video of a verbal spat between Doug McElway of WJLA and a guest. Thanks Allison!

Best Hair of the 80's Hair Metal Bands (Via)

100 Useful Job Search Tools for Recent College Grads (Via)

7 Completely Unrealistic Movie Plots (That Came True) (Via)

Credit Card Bill Passes Senate (Via)

For $5 dollars a month you can have access to Napster's 7-million-deep library (Via)

Recent poll results from Washington, D.C. (Via)

The 86 Rules of Drinking (Via) So funny and so true! Everyone must read this.


 

Today's Quote 15

If you do not the expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is
not to be reached by search or trail.
- Heraclitus

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sunday Links

This week's PostSecret is wonderful. There are great secrets as always, as well as an additional tidbit at the bottom.

A post about the Many Sides of Shel Silverstein. Some of my fondest reading in my childhood was provided by this great poet and artist. (Via)


 

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ewan McGregor of "Angels & Demons"—Is He the Most Underrated Actor Around? : Rolling Stone

Ewan McGregor of "Angels & Demons"—Is He the Most Underrated Actor Around? : Rolling Stone

Today's Quote 14

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been
times like these.
- Paul Harvey

It’s Friday!

Chrysler announced the closing of 789 dealerships yesterday. Today GM announces 1,100 of their dealerships will be shut down. (Via)

Wave of recent closures are forcing remaining Chrysler dealers to "get creative" when it comes to staying in business. Somehow, "stop selling Chryslers" didn't warrant consideration (Via FARK)

Yellowstone National Park employees caught on webcam urinating into Old Faithful Geyser. "Luckily for both of them, the geyser was not erupting at the time" (Via FARK)

I posted some funny "Need Help" signs last week; here is one I missed
(Via)

14 Great Photography Tips, Tutorials and Videos From Around the Web (Via)

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.

Top 5 Unsolved Brain Mysteries
(Via)

Montauk Monster Returns!
(Via)
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…

Stupid Question Hall of Fame
(Via)

The first reality show that I actually would watch. It's hypothetical of course, but funny. This also lists the reasons why I don't want to have kids. (Via)

The making of 3D street art. This is soooo cool. (Via)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Today's Quote 13

Reading without purpose is sauntering not exercise.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday Links

Top travel sites for saving money and avoiding hassle (Via)

10 wonderfully useful websites (Via)

Both my brother, Bob and Tara are graduating this semester. Here are the 15 best graduation falls to make you nervous! (Via)

The best introductory books based on subject (Via)

Real life spy gadgets, not dropping hints for future presents… (Via)

Mixed Links and Images. Very cool stuff (Via) Hey Bob, there is a very interesting segment halfway down that highlights green buildings.

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)

Daydreaming fosters our ability to problem solve! I love findings like this. (Via)

The 50 Greatest Movie Monologues (Via)


 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Link List 05-12-09

Evolution of the nerd (Via)

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)

Link List 5-12-09

What your handwriting says about your personality (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

Link List 05-11-09

A very cool video about a moon walking bird. It's worth the three minutes. Watch until the end. (Via)

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)


 

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8 ways to overcome jealousy (Via)

75 worst celebrity baby names (Via)

Top 10 misquoted movie lines (Via)

Indian village with 250 sets of twins (Via)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

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Link to some very interesting artwork. (Via)

Birth Order of Children (Via) Funny look at parent's apathy level in relation to the number of children they have.

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!

Ten fads from the 1950's (Via)

Cool pic of a tiny puffer fish. Aww (Via)

Today's Quote:

The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the
critic.
- Oscar Wilde





Mother's Day!


To my mother: You are the most amazing person I know. I love everything that you have ever done for me, you have sacrificed so much. You have always believed in me. You are always so supportive. I miss you everyday.
Happy Mother's Day!

Gator Fest '09






More Pictures





Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Resistance is futile

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.

10 amazingly beautiful natural caves (Via)

The 50 Media Sites Bloggers Link To the Most (Via)

All of the laws of Murphy in one place (Via)

8 tips for super web searching (Via)

Supreme Court Nomination Battles (Via)

You Name the Town WHAT? (Via) Neatorama has compiled a listing of cities and what their name means. Interesting.


 


 

Monday, May 4, 2009

I don’t have enough to say…

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)

One Really Good Monday

The best "I hit your car" note ever (Via)

The 50 best costumes at the 2009 London Marathon (Via) These have got to be hot about mile 4.

Nag, nag, nag joke (Via)

Extreme beer pong shots (Via)

Fire Down Below: Centralia (Via)

10 mistakes new pet owners make (Via) I wish my roommate read this about 3 months ago…

How to Say That Name is a great site that has hundreds of given names and surname with audio pronunciations. (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

Friday is upon us

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.

Bar that has sharks under the floor. Very cool space. Most likely the only cool thing in Texas. (Via)

I posted this because it is funny, not because I want one. No, really who makes this stuff? (Via)

Supreme Court Justice Souter announced his retirement in June. Potential list of replacements here. (Via)

Pick the Perp is a game where they show you mug shots and you guess the perp that committed the crime listed at the top. Addictive. (Via) I was really bad at it…

Today's Quote 12

"You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be-
I had a mother who read to me."

Strickland Gillilan