Sunday, October 16, 2016

Taking a Short Break - Posting Update

I am taking a break for a few weeks.  I have to move and my computer will be boxed up.  I haven't taken many long breaks over the years. A few here and there. Normally, I would just schedule some posts for you all.

I've been posting almost every morning since 2009. Sometimes its good for me to step away for a bit.

Posts should resume around November 1st.

I appreciate all of you that visit on a regular basis. 


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Planet Earth II - Trailer

10 years ago Planet Earth changed our view of the world. Now we take you closer than ever before. This is life in all its wonder. This is Planet Earth II.

A decade ago, the landmark television series Planet Earth redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us the ultimate portrait of life on Earth. Planet Earth II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, will reveal our planet from a completely new perspective, using significant advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world.

And if you are not excited enough already it features an original score by legendary composer Hans Zimmer.

Coming soon!

Halloween Special


Lake Mono’s Tufas

Located in Owen’s Valley, California, Lake Mono is one of North America’s oldest lakes−over 1 million years old in fact, with a salinity of about 2.5 times than the ocean. Rivers and streams that flow down from the Sierra Nevada give the lake its unusually high salt and mineral content. The lake is also well known for being very alkaline with a pH of about 9.8, due to its high concentrations of carbonates.


Friday, October 14, 2016

10 People That Cheated Death


When the Tech Turns on You


Kid's School Project

The kids filed back into class Monday morning. They were very excited.

Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on productive salesmanship.

Little Suzie led off: “I sold girl scout cookies and I made $30,” she said proudly, “My sales approach was to appeal to the customer’s civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success.”

“Very good,” said the teacher.

Little Vicky was next: “I sold magazines,” she said, “I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events.”

“Very good, Vicky,” said the teacher.

Eventually, it was Little Joey’s turn. The teacher held her breath.

Little Joey walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher’s desk.

“$2,467,” he said.

“$2,467!” cried the teacher, “What in the world were you selling”

“Toothbrushes,” said Little Joey.

“Toothbrushes,” echoed the teacher, “How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?”

“I found the busiest corner in town,” said Little Joey, “I set up a Dip & Chip stand, I gave everybody who walked by a free sample.”

They all said the same thing, “Hey, this tastes like dog crap!”

Then I would say, “It is. Wanna buy a toothbrush?


Spewing vomit majestically


GOP Being Forced to Carry to Term


Typical Night


Northern Exposure


Life Thoughts


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Top 10 Action Movies of the 1990s


X-Men: Apocalypse - Honest Trailer


How Decaf Coffee is Made


Why guys never have pillow fights


Course Critique


Correlation and Causation


Slo-Mo Popcorn


Reading The Books I Own First


Dad gives tired son permission to sleep


Hubble just spotted an enormous bubble in space

A series of images taken by Hubble shows a star blowing a massive bubble in space. Nicknamed the “Bubble Nebula,” it spans about 7 light-years across. The star creating the bubble is about 45 times the mass of our sun.  

The star is so hot that it's producing stellar winds traveling at 4 million mph. "This outflow sweeps up the cold, interstellar gas in front of it, forming the outer edge of the bubble much like a snowplow piles up snow in front of it as it moves forward," NASA explains.

The nebula sits about 7,000 light-years away from our galaxy, and it's illuminated by the intense UV radiation coming from the star. The blue light represents oxygen.

Here’s why the bubble is forming.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

10 Amazing Actors Who Were Cut From Popular Movies


Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie first surfaced on the DVD release of Anchorman in 2004 and presents an entirely new feature-length adventure for Ron, Brick Tamland, Champ Kind and Brian Fantana. The film is comprised of alternate takes and deleted scenes from Anchorman fashioned together by director Adam McKay, who replicates the vague story trajectory of the original but with the addition of a bank-robbing revolutionary group called The Alarm Clock.
Though they operate without a manifesto and a clear understanding of what they're fighting for, the group still manage to kidnap Veronica and pull Ron into their live TV broadcast.
In this incarnation Ron and Veronica are already together, but their rivalry for the coveted lead anchor spot still provides the dramatic tension in-between the laughs. It also gives the opportunity the showcase some of the comic talent who didn't make the finished Anchorman cut - Maya Rudolph channels Pam Grier as a member of Alarm Clock, Amy Poehler is a bank clerk with a lot of questions and Justin Long is the previously unseen son of Fred Willard's TV station chief.

Here is the trailer (more of a clip really) for Wake Up Ron Burgundy, the lost movie mentioned in the list video above:

Bird Family Huddle


Discover Your Turn Signal


Watching the political debate


Firefighters have had enough of your shit


This is like a fire extinguisher catching fire


An Olive Oil Soap Factory in Syria


Poll Finds 30% Of Americans Still Undecided Whether To Vote Out Of Fear Or Spite

Read the article here


Depth of The Ocean

Produced by Lemat works

Singing Through The Debate - I've Had The Time Of My Life

This is what makes the internet so wonderful.

Barrage of Fish


Monday, October 10, 2016

Debate Parody


When you simply must have that parking spot....even if it's too small


At the carwash....whoah whoah the carwash


Pablo EskoBear – The story of the legendary cocaine bear of Kentucky

Every so often one crazy local folk tale raises itself above all others and immediately catches the eye. So it is with Kentucky’s legendary “Cocaine Bear”, affectionately known as Pablo EskoBear. He’s the 175-pound black bear that died after consuming 40 kilos of pure cocaine and became the state’s most unlikely tourist attraction. The full story is brilliantly told by local business Kentucky by Kentucky , which now own the bear itself. It begins in an era of the 1980s known as the “Bluegrass Conspiracy” days thanks to a book of the same name by Sally Denton.

Back then, a former narcotics-officer-turned-drug-kingpin called Andrew Thornton abandoned an aeroplane mid-flight across the USA. Thornton had been flying a drug route from Colombia and had dropped off 40 plastic containers full of cocaine in Chattahoochee National Forest. Unfortunately for Thornton, he became tangled up in his parachute and fell to his death in Knoxville, Tennessee.
When police traced his route back through the forest, they expected to find a cache of drugs worth $15 million (£11 million). Instead, they found 40 open containers and one very dead black bear . The as-yet-unnamed black bear had suffered possibly the worst overdose in drugs history.


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Government Keeping Us Safe


Casa Batlló in Barcelona

This is designed by Antoni Gaudi. He was an architect that designed many structures, including the Sagrada Familia cathedral. He would always base his designs from nature. There are no straight lines, or flat surface in his designs, even on the interior (except for the floors) and every part of the building is unique, as nothing gets perfectly replicated in nature.


Hell Punishments


A Blonde Kidnapping

A Blonde was down on her luck.

In order to raise some money, she decided to kidnap a kid and hold him for ransom.

She went to the playground, grabbed a kid, took him behind a tree, and told him, "I've kidnapped you."

She then wrote a note saying, "I've kidnapped your kid. Tomorrow morning, put $10,000 in a paper bag and put it under the pecan tree next to the slide on the north side of the playground. Signed, Blonde."

The Blonde then taped the note to the kid`s shirt and sent him home to show it to his parents.

The next morning the blonde checked, and sure enough, a paper bag was sitting beneath the pecan tree.

The blonde opened the bag and found the $10,000 with a note that said, "How could you do this to a fellow Blonde?"


The 6th Grade Class

The 6th grade science teacher, Mrs. Parks, asked her class, "Which human body part increases to ten times its size when stimulated?"

No one answered until little Mary stood up and said, "You should not be asking sixth graders a question like that! I'm going to tell my parents, and they will go and tell the principal, who will then fire you!"

Mrs. Parks ignored her and asked the question again, "Which body part increases to 10 times its size when stimulated?"

Little Mary's mouth fell open. Then she said to those around her, "Boy, is she going to get in big trouble!"

The teacher continued to ignore her and said to the class, "Anybody?"

Finally, Billy stood up, looked around nervously, and said, "The body part that increases 10 times its size when stimulated is the pupil of the eye."

Mrs. Parks said, "Very good, Billy," then turned to Mary and continued. "As for you, young lady, I have three things to say: One, you have a dirty mind. Two, you didn't read your homework And three, one day you are going to be very, very disappointed."


Edinburgh Baker Uses Bugs for Baked Goods

An Edinburgh baker has been attempting to take the “yuck factor” out of eating insects by grinding them up into flour before making them into cakes.

Cyril Barthelme, 26, of Patisserie Maxime on Queensferry Street, has been making sponges from scorpion flour, brownies with ground up crickets and mealworms and tarantula cakes.

Mr Barthelme said he wanted to raise awareness of alternatives to meat. Full story below


Book Collecting


Endless Work


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sport Superstitions


Black Mirror - Official Trialer - Netflix

Black Mirror is a show that is best to go into not knowing anything. Don't worry this trailer does not give anything away. But if you are a purist, maybe you should not watch this.

Available October 21, 2016

I am not a huge fan of sci-fi.  That said, this show is incredible. The episodes have things that are plausible in the near future, making it just scary enough.  It's a modern day Twilight Zone. So many people didn't like episode 1, season 1, but that episode was fantastic and made me watch the rest.  Each episode is self contained so you don't have to watch them in order. The entire series is on Netflix. Just don't binge watch this show.  It's heavy, requires thought, and would be overwhelming in large doses.

Angler Fish Mural

Mural by Skurk | via

And a perfect excuse to post another True Facts ZeFrank video