Brad's shared items

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Need Some Good Advice? Look No Further...

Ever wonder who you can go to when Dr. Phil just doesn't have the answer for you? Does your problem seem too immense? Ask Galactus, Devourer of Worlds!

Ask Galactus

Friday, December 22, 2006

First Live Giant Squid Captured!!!

For a long time, people thought giant squids might have been a myth... Then, fairly recently, they started to find some dead ones, up to 60 feet long... Now, the Japanese have finally captured a live one (and there's video too)... Very cool stuff...

Giant Squid Captured

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Most Dangerous Roads in the World

The most dangerous roads in the world... They definitely look like it and forgive me if I don't feel like taking any of them... You've got to keep reading to see the most dangerous attraction in China... It's C-razy...

Most Dangerous Roads

Relative Sizes of Things in Our Universe...

Very interesting... This will give you an idea how big the Earth and our Sun really are...

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Guitar Hero Rulez!!!

I've been playing Guitar Hero for a couple years now. Some of you may not know, but it is an amazing video game where the controller is a guitar and you play along with hit songs from the past. It definitely seemed dorky at first, but it has finally caught on mainstream. This is the kind of game that will really take gaming to the next level. It's accessible and fun and there's no limit to where it can go. Country version? Acoustic version? It's awesome!

Guitar Hero Article in the NYT

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Santa Monica Mall

Thank God there is a blog focusing solely on lost mall photos from the 50s-70s... Since I live in Santa Monica, I have special interest in the picture above, of the Santa Monica Mall (now called 3rd Street Promenade)... Kinda cool....

Santa Monica Mall

Cook Square Hard Boiled Eggs


The title pretty much says it all...

Square Eggs

Wanna See Something Cute?

This is Spudgy... He gets very sleepy... In fact, he falls asleep standing up... Take a look...

Hilarious Story of the Day...

World's Tallest Man Saves Dolphins!!!

Yes, it's true... The world's tallest man, in China, has saved dolphins by reaching his long arms down their throats and pulling out plastic shards... Good thing he was able to make himself useful...

Tallest Man Saves Dolphins

Haunted Mansion Blog

The Haunted Mansions from all the Disney parks are based on something, and this blog digs deep to tell you what they're based on... Interesting reading if you're into this kind of stuff...

Haunted Mansion Blog (BoingBoing link)

10 Notorious American Serial Killers

An interesting short summary of 10 American serial killers... I've watched a lot of shows on serial killers, but still had never heard of a lot of these... And if you haven't read it, the book "The Devil in the White City" outlines the activies of #1 and is a really great book...

10 American Serial Killers

The 10 Most Dangerous Toys of All Time

There are some dangerous toys here... They'll poke your eye out, burn down your house and maybe even cut off a finger or two... And don't forget choking risks... See em all here...

10 Most Dangerous Toys

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

People Still Living in Star Wars Sets...

The first Star Wars was shot partly in Tunisia (the parts on Luke's home planet of Tatooine)... As with many movies, they didnt want to pay to dismantle the sets, so they just left them there... And now, 30 years later, people are still living in them... So it actually ended up being pretty cool...

People living in Star Wars sets

Monday, December 11, 2006

I went to high school with Britney Spears new boyfriend!!!


I don't know if you heard, but Britney's got a new boyfriend (she did wait an entire 2 weeks)... The crazy thing is... I went to high school with him!!! And here's the thing: He was a total dork!!! If I can get enough people to come visit this posting and show me some interest (leave comments, Digg me, etc), I'll pull out my old high school yearbooks and scan some pix... If not, no biggie...

Britney's New Boy

Spike Jonze Gap Commercial

Gap hired Spike Jonze to do a commercial, but never decided to air it... Here it is and it's pretty awesome...

Mortified

A guy named Will Nolan did a public reading of his diary from when he was a little kid being bullied, which was then animated... Really hilarious and interesting view into one guy's childhood...

South Park Creators - Download Our Shows...

I definitely enjoy South Park, though I have to admit I haven't watched it for the last couple years... But the creators were interviewed recently and came out in favor of people downloading their shows... I have to applaud that move... I think people who really believe in what they're making want as many people as possible to see it... And I really don't believe it decreases the number of people who pay for their shows... More networks should make their shows available for download... Toss in commercials, I really don't mind...

South Park Creators - Download our shows

He-Man and She-Ra Blog

Do you love He-Man and She-Ra? Ever wish you could read about them every day? Now you can, on the He-Man and She-Ra blog!

He-Man and She-Ra Blog via Bubblegum Fink

Top 50 Music Videos of 2006



There can be no doubt which is #1, but you can see all 50 here...

Top 50 Music Videos of 2006

Top 10 Christian Tourist Traps

This is good stuff... These are the top 10 Christian tourist traps as decided b YBNBY... I particularly like Golgotha Mini Golf in Cave City, Kentucky, which you can see here... What's better than Jesus mini-golf with propane tanks... Classy all the way...

YBNBY: Top 10 Christian Tourist Traps

Friday, December 08, 2006

The Worlds Smallest Horse


This is the worlds smallest horse? Can you believe it? I want to see the worlds smallest man ride it! That would be off the hook, yo!

Worlds Smallest Horse

Honda Civic Tron Commercial

Ooh, I love the movie Tron... Old underrated Disney movie about a guy who gets sucked into a computer and has to win competitions to survive... And the first movie to really use computer animation... Plus, the video game still rules... So Honda did a commercial for the Civic that is modeled after Tron... Take a look...

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Saturday Morning... Those Were The Days...



So I was reading Plaid Stallions today (plaidstallions.blogspot.com), which is a retro blog I read on a fairly regular basis... He scans catalogs for clothes and toys from the 70s, and he had a scan of the Saturday morning TV schedule from 1974... And a great commentary on what Saturday morning used to be like and how our kids will never understand what Saturday morning meant to us... I love Tivo and Cable as much as anyone, but inventions like Tivo will mean kids will never understand what it meant to wait all week for your show...

Saturday Morning (Plaid Stallions)

Rosie O'Donnell Makes Fun of Chinese People

Following up on the Danny DeVito video from the view, Rosie O'Donnell imagines how Chinese people are responding to it... And makes a boo-boo herself...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006

Godzilla Building in Japan?

This is awesome... Someone has come up with a plan for a Godzilla-shaped building in Tokyo... If they actually built this, it would be the most amazing thing ever (though I'm sure they won't)... Noone does anything this cool for real...

Godzilla Building

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Xerox Creates Reusable Paper

Now this is a great idea... We all know that a lot of paper gets wasted, especially in offices... It creates a lot of garbage to deal with and consumes a lot of trees! So Xerox has created paper that will fade in 24 hours... So you can use it over and over... Just dont print anything important on it!

Reusable Paper

Biggest Ship in the World

Plans for the biggest ship in the world... It can hold 50,000 people and 15,000 employees... And the top deck is the airport!

Biggest Ship in the World

The Worst 10 Toys This Year

Unless you're a huge Fear Factor fan and just have to have the Mystery Meat...

Worst 10 Toys

Danny DeVito Drunk on the View

If you havent seen this yet, you should... It is funny as hell, with him spitting and drooling all over himself and calls Bush a numbskull... Awesome...

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Funny Clip from Hugh Laurie (House) on SNL

Pam Single Because of Borat!


Believe it! Borat broke up Pam Anderson's marriage to Kid Rock... And I thought it was true love...

The Real Reason for Pam's Breakup

Ooh My Nose!!!


Top 100 TV catchphrases as compiled by Tubewad... It's always Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!!!

Top 100 TV Catchphrases

Monday, November 27, 2006

Ever Wonder What You'd Look Like as a Zombie?


Well, wonder no more! For only $85 (including shipping and handling), you can have a customized 8x10 done with you as a Zombie... Don't wait! Get one now!

Zombie Portrait

Greatest Block in the History of the NBA...

Nate Robinson (5'9") rejects Yao Ming (7'5")... Amazing!

Man Gambles Life Savings on Roulette

Greatest Football Ending Ever...

You've got to watch this... Even if you don't like football... And watch all the way to the end...

Friday, November 17, 2006

Why you cant buy Sudafed over the counter anymore...

Let's just say the Patriot Act does more than you might think it does...

Why you cant buy Sudafed

Now thats quite a toy!

I would post the picture here, but you really have to click thru to see...

Funny Toy

Thursday, November 09, 2006

How George Allen Won the Senate for the Demos...


This is how it came about that the Democrats won the Senate... What goes around comes around...

Macaca

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Could this have happened any faster?

See, you vote and you get what you want... Trust me that, had the Republicans won, this would not be the headline today... The change is starting now...


Dumbest Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Contestant Ever?

Monday, November 06, 2006

Awesome Beck Performance on SNL...

And House was on that episode too... I haven't watched this in years, but maybe I'll give it a peek...

The Clip That Got the Gong Show Cancelled...

Tip of the Iceberg...

If we don't overturn this government tomorrow in our elections, this is the kind of thing that will happen... Apparently, the Department of Homeland Security is looking at making people register when they are entering or leaving the country... This is the tip of the iceberg and it could get far far worse...

Travel Registration

Friday, November 03, 2006

Best Burger King Commercial Ever!

Not that I've kept track of all of them, but this one is pretty good... from Japan...

BK Commercial - Eat Like Snake

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Mmmmm... Bacon Bubbles...

Being a dog owner and dog lover, I'm always interested in new products for dogs... While this one may be usable for people too, I think it's aimed at dogs... Its a gun that shoots bubbles that smell like bacon... yum yum!

Bacon Bubble Gun

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Bob Barker to Retire!


Say it ain't so Bob! Bob Barker, after 50 years on the Price is Right, is going to retire... It's the end of an era, and I never even got on the show... Sad day...

Bob Barker going to retire

Monday, October 30, 2006

100 Scariest Movie Scenes

The 100 scariest movie scenes of all time, according to RetroCrush (a very fun blog)... There can be no doubt which one is #1, even after all this time (if you think about this scene at the time it was made, its even more amazing)...

100 Scariest Movie Scenes

YouTube Begins Its Descent...


Now, I'm a huge fan of YouTube... Not because they do anything special, but because you can find just about anything you want there... Now that it's been bought by "The Google" (as our President would say), things are starting to go downhill... I think media companies now see a huge wallet attached and are going to pull down a lot more videos of make Google pay for them... This is really interesting because YouTube actually succeeded by doing things the wrong way... There are tons of companies out there who have the same or better technology... The reason YouTube got big was because they let people post anything (copywrited stuff, etc), which gave them better content than the guys who did it the right way (protected content that has copywrites)... So, now Comedy Central has pulled down all their clips... Colbert, Jon Stewart, etc... Bye bye...

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/?p=3953

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I'm on Vacation!


To my loyal (and not so loyal) readers, I'm off to Paree until the 28th, so until then, enjoy yourselves (and look at the links in the right column to keep you busy til I get back)...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Songs by Spock!


I know you're all big trekkies out there... Some of you may even have bought Captain Kirk's albums... But did you know Leonard Nimoy had his own musical career? Here's a great site dedicated to his music...

Spock Music

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Slingbox lets Bears fans watch the game...

I don't know if you know what Slingbox is, but its basically a box you connect to your TV/Tivo and it lets you watch your TV over the Internet... Well, the founder is a Cal grad and when he found out the Cal/Wash St game wasnt televised in the Bay Area, he stepped in to help... With a Slingbox, he took the Washington State feed for the game and transmitted it over the Internet to the Cal stadium, where 3000 fans got to watch the game... Cool use of tech...

Slingbox and the Bears

That's my kind of hotel!

Here's a great hotel in Thailand... It advertises "The Honeymoon Deluxe rooms are located on the ground floor with a connecting door and unique interior decoration. It is ideal for a family or a group of friends"... Click through and get a look at what they're talking about...

Thailand Hotel

Friday, October 13, 2006

Man's Effect on the Planet...


This is a super-interesting image I found on TreeHugger (if you don't know, they're an environmental blog)... Basically, the concept is this: If humans disappears from the earth right now, how long would it take for our impacts to dissapear... Really interesting stuff...

Bubblegum Fink's Friday the 13th...


This guy has a really killer blog... And he loves to put together trading card sets for movies that never had them... Today, in honor of Friday the 13th, he put together his set of cards from that movie... Somehow, we have to get these printed... (By the way, once you click there, find the posts for the 13th... I couldn't bookmark straight to them)...

Bubblegum Fink - Friday the 13th

Shrimp Running on Treadmill...


I'm really not sure why I liked this video, but I did... Maybe its something about that fact that just about any animal, when put on a treadmill, will run forward... Or just cuz its a shrimp and they're funny...

Shrimp on Treadmill

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Transformers Costumes - The Return!


You guys know I'm all psyched up about the new Transformers movie coming out next summer... And in that vein, I've posted all kinds of Transformers-related stuff, including transforming couches and a Transformer costume... But this guy seems to be the expert in functioning Transformers costumes... If I didnt hate dressing up for Halloween so much, I'd make one of these (well, if I didnt hate dressing up and I wasnt really lazy)...

Transformers Costumes

Grindhouse Trailer - No Doubt the Greatest Movie Trailer Ever!!!

I've seen a lot of trailers in my time, but this is no doubt the best... It's for Grind House by Quintin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez and wow... Strippers, zombies, people being splattered by cars, women with machine guns for their prosthetic legs and motorcycles with machine guns mounted on the handlebars flying through the air... Bravo, Bravo...

Now this is a good anti-Bush commercial...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Who likes wrestling?


I do! I do! Well, I did... Can't say I watch it anymore, but I grew up in the era of Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Andre the Giant... The golden age of pro wrestling, when we all knew it was fake, but didnt have to admit it completely... But, if you want to go back to real old-school, here's some really old wrestling clips...


Old Tyme Wrestling

Monday, October 09, 2006

Album Cover Warfare!

These guys did a pretty amazing job putting together a video with some great album covers interacting in unusual ways...

Do you like Reservoir Dogs?


If so, YesButNoButYes has come up with about 20 different spoof versions from YouTube... check them out....

Reservoir Things

Bush is Building Prison Camps... Believe it!

Another, very very scary example of why we need to get this psycho out of office as soon as possible.... And if we know about this one, think about all the things we dont know about...

Bush's Prison Camps

Friday, October 06, 2006

Top 10 Borat Skits of All Time


Well, I know I'm not the only one who's waiting with baited breath for the Borat movie... Cracked has done us a great service and pulled together the 10 best Borat skits ever... #1 is really great... Borat getting drunk with a bunch of conservative southerners... By the way, while we're on this topic, I watched Ali G Indahouse this weekend on Showtime... Do yourself a favor... Don't watch it!

10 Best Borat Skits

10 Seeeriously Cool Workplaces....


I want to work at Red Bull... You can slide from one floor down to the next!

10 Seeeeriously Cool Workplaces

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Perhaps the sickest food ever...


Think you've eaten some gross food? Think you've seen even grosser? I reckon to say that this concoction (a sausage with a chocolate chip pancake around it) is the sickest ever... The Junk Food Blog knows how to pick 'em...

Jimmie Dean's Chocolate Chip Pancakes and Sausage (on a Stick!)

Disneyland parking tollbooths robbed!

Who would do such a thing? Any self-respecting Disney visitor knows that those tollbooths are supposed to rob us, not vice-versa!

Toll Booth Robber

This guy really likes Starbucks!

OK, I think this guy is a total idiot, but he's interesting nonetheless... This guys goal is to drink a cup of coffee at every Starbuck's there is... I'm betting he's gonna die before he gets to do that because a) They are building them faster than he can get there and 2) drinking that much coffee can't be good for you...

Starbucks Maniac

I don't know who these guys are but this is funny...

I'm sure someone knows who Aaron and Nick Carter are (some kind of child stars I guess), but this leaked clip from their new show is funnnnnnny!

Friday, September 29, 2006

Michael Robinson Kicks Ass!

Michael Robinson was the 49ers 4th round pick this year... He was a QB in college and is converting to a RB in the NFL, which is strange in its own right... Even stranger is the fact that this guy runs over people! Last week against the Eagles, he had 2 TD runs, each of which resulted in the attempted tackler being injured and taken out of the game... But this is not the first time for this... Here's a YouTube clip of Michael Robinson in college, destroying a safety! If Frank Gore keeps fumbling, this guy could be the man, and if he gets that spot, he won't be giving it back!

Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man!


Sweet! Robert Downey Jr. has agreed to take on the role of Tony Stark in the Iron Man movie coming out in 2008... He'll definitely know how to play an alcoholic (which Tony Stark is)... Thank god its not Tom Cruise... Jon Favreau is directing, which is a hit-and-miss proposition, but now I can see why the Marvel head was so excited about this one...

Filmwad - Movie news, trailers, galleries and box office! Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Giant Crystal-Filled Cave Discovered in California


Wow... This is pretty awesome... In the middle of Sequoia Forest in California, which is pretty well travelled, amateur scientists found a huge new cave... Just goes to show, there's tons of stuff still to be discovered...

Photo in the News: Giant Crystal-Filled Cave Discovered in California

All the episodes of different series

This site has Flash versions of all the episodes of the Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, Family Guy and American Dad... Check them out before the owners of the site go to jail...

http://dailyepisodes.com | All the episodes of different series

The top 10 ugliest, most embarrassing fashion trends of the past 25 years


There have been a lot of bad fashion trends, not all of which are included in this article, but it catches 10 of the worst offenders... And luckily I never owned any pants like the ones above...

Fireflies in the Cloud: The top 10 ugliest, most embarrassing fashion trends of the past 25 years

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Hoff Bloopers

Hasselhoff bloopers from the Knight Rider days... Nice...

Virtual Reality RC Plane

Nice! This guy took a radio controlled plane and modified it to have a camera on it... The he plugged in virtual reality goggles and was able to get the birds-eye view from the plane while staying on the ground... I want one!

ABC News: Top 20 'Whitest' and 'Blackest' Names


20/20 did a study... They sent resumes to employers... They basically sent 2 of each resume, with the same experience, same education, etc, but with one real difference... One had a "white" name and one had a "black" name... And you know what? The ones with white names got picked a lot more often...

ABC News: Top 20 'Whitest' and 'Blackest' Names

Monday, September 25, 2006

The eerie Weblogs of young murderers

In this new world, where everything is on the Internet, there's a lot more of a virtual paper trail then there used to be... So, when we see people going on murder sprees or killing people these days, they leave more behind about who they were and why they did what they did... Interesting read...

The eerie Weblogs of young murderers. By Dahlia Lithwick - Slate Magazine

gladwell.com: The Blind Side

Malcolm Gladwell (author of some pretty good-selling books himself) gushes all over Michael Lewis' new book, called The Blind Side... For those of you who don't know, Michael Lewis wrote Moneyball, one of the best baseball business books ever... If this new one's as good as it sounds, I can't wait!

gladwell.com: The Blind Side

Friday, September 22, 2006

32 Weirdly Specific Museums

I hightly recommend the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets next time you're in New Delhi...

32 Weirdly Specific Museums | SenseList

SquidSoap - Training Tomorrow's Great Hand Washers

Now this is an ingenious idea... At its core, this is just softsoap... But, where it's really smart is that, when you push the dispenser, it puts an inkspot on your hand, that doesnt wash off for 15-20 seconds... So, it trains kids how long to wash their hands... Smart guys...

SquidSoap - Training Tomorrow's Great Hand Washers