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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... | 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 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! 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

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Peter Chung's Carlyle Group Email

Lol, was talking to a friend and remembered this... This email was all over the internet a few years ago... As I remember, the Carlyle Group is very conservative and wasnt too into this...

Peter Chung's Carlyle Group Email

Whimsy - Dude Wrap

If anyone's planning on buying me a gift in the near future (and wants to go so far as to wrap it), here's the paper I want it wrapped in...

Whimsy - Dude Wrap

Niche Web 2.0 Site of the week: sizeasy - your size comparison website

Interesting site... They let you put in the size of anything and they'll compare it to objects you know...

sizeasy - your size comparison website

The probability is at the level of 10 to the minus 40

"The probability is at the level of 10 to the minus 40"... Probability of what you might ask? Oh, not much... Just the probability that an experiment they're doing in Europe to simulate the Big Bang and find other dimensions will destroy the earth... Don't worry about it, really...

Baby Bang experiment could open door to new dimension - 11 Sep 2006 - Space:

Top Ten Violent Death Scenes

YesButNoButYes delivers again... The top 10 violent death scenes... I can't say I've seen all these movies, but the scene from the Hitcher is one I'll never forget...

YesButNoButYes: Top Ten Violent Death Scenes

50 Dark Movies Hidden in a Painting

M&M's... You taste so good and now you entertain me as well? With horror movies no less? M&Ms (the dark chocolate kind, thus the connection to "Dark" movies) put together this painting the has 50 scary movies hidden inside it... I just started it and have only been able to get 13 so far... How many can you get?

M&M'S® Dark Chocolate

We call him Senor Estupido!

This guy is a serious dumbass... He steals a car, and thinks he's all smart and is gonna get away with it... The thing is, you're somewhat of a suspicious character when you have a "Grand Theft Auto" tattoo on your shoulders... Oops!

GTA Fan Arrested for Attempted GTA - Kotaku

French and German remakes of the BBC's Office

I love the show The Office... I loved the British version and I love the US version... What I didnt know was that there are also French and German versions... Who knew? This article discusses why they chose to have their own versions too, and how each shows its country's own national identity and attitude towards work...

This is a good summary: "In the British version, nobody is working, nobody has a happy relationship, everyone looks terrible, and everybody is depressed. In the French version, nobody is working but even the idiots look good, and everybody seems possessed of an intriguing private life. In the German version, actual work is visibly being done, most of the staff is coupled up, and the workers never stop eating and drinking—treating the office like a kitchen with desks." And the American version? Well, I think we all know how that one works...

French and German remakes of the BBC's Office. By Liesl Schillinger - Slate Magazine

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Weird Al - White & Nerdy

Weird Al has never lost it, and come on, you all have to admit he's a guilty pleasure... Funny new video for "White and Nerdy"...

The History of the Yellow Legal Pad

I know you've always wondered "Where did the yellow legal pad come from? What's the history behind it?" Well, wonder no longer... The truth has finally come out!

Legal Affairs

Great idea... Batteries you can recharge with your laptop...

Sorry I haven't posted in a bit... Things have been busy busy... So here's an interesting product... It's a rechargeable battery with a USB port built in, so you can recharge it with your laptop on the go... You'll never be without batteries again!

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Le Petomane (the fartiste)!

This farting is relatively new as a recreational sport? Did you really think Howard Stern was the first person to publicly appreciate farting... Here's a story of (what we think is) the first professional farter... Joseph Pujol (not much doubt with that name huh?), Le Petomane (the fartiste)... Read on...

Damn Interesting » Professional Farters

Top Ten Dumbest Secret Identities

Is there any doubt at all who would be #1? Even so, its interesting to read the rest of the 10...

Top Ten Dumbest Secret Identities - Bam! Kapow!


A lot of people have fetishes... Sometimes its the foot, sometimes its corsets, or whatever kind of stuff cathes their fancy... Usually, I can see how and why they'd be into it (even if I couldnt ever imagine enjoying it myself)... But this is a weird one... The NBAK (Neck Brace Art Appreciation Klub - I know, it should be NBAAK, but whatever)... These people ("regular folks" they say, though i dont believe it), "share a common interest in recreational & artistic) neck and back bracing"... Need I say more?

NBAK Homepage

The Best Of Borat

Have you seen the preview for the Borat movie? If so, you probably want to see it as much as I do... If not, you want to go see it, trust me... Here's a best of compilation to keep you busy til then...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Weird and Wacky Vintage Ads

Great website with a bunch of weird ads from the past... This is just one example, but you have to see the others... Why dont we get ads like this anymore?

Vintage ads

Emmitt Dancing with the Stars

This is kind of sad... Emmitt Smith, one of the greatest NFL running backs ever (even though I hate the Cowboys and always will, I can admit that), is on Dancing with the Starts (DwtS for its fans)... And he was pretty good... But it doesnt matter, because NFL players should never ever be caught doing anything like this... Jerry Rice did it year 1, now Emmitt year 2... Can it at least be a kicker next time? Maybe Martin Gramatica or something?

Bush to hold talks on Ali G creator after diplomatic row

The Daily Show couldnt make this stuff up if they wanted too... Bush is going to hold a meeting with Ali G to discuss how unhappy Kazakhstan is with him... I can't wait to see that movie!

Bush to hold talks on Ali G creator after diplomatic row | the Daily Mail

John Henderson Will Eat Your Children...

Now, this is how a real man gets psyched up for a football game!

Inanimate Character Stickers

Now this is a fun product... For only $3.99, you can buy a whole set of stickers of eyeballs, noses, etc to put on inanimate objects to give them a bit more life... Coffee mugs, staplers, who knows where else you could put these... I'm sure some of you have interesting ideas on the subject...


Keith Olbermann Kicks Some Bush Ass!

I never thought much of Keith Olbermann back when he was doing sports, but he's really hit his stride now... This is an amazing monologue about 9/11 and where our country is now... It's long (about 9 mins), but well worth watching...

onegoodmove: I thought these things might be clues.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Original Simpsons Episodes....

For free, you can download all the original (from the Tracey Ullman Show) Simpsons episodes... Come and get em!

Simpson Crazy downloads | Tracey Ullman shorts

Cheerleader Gets Ouchie...

I think they should have practiced this a bit more... Click through and feel the pain... The best part is when they flash back to the newscasters...

Hedonistica - Pleasure Yourself

The Ten Dirtiest Names in Sport History

Look at the picture here... Need I say much more? Take a look...

Kareem Abdul Garbage (pronounce Gar-baaaage)...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has never been very good at keeping himself out of trouble... So he lives in Harlem now and he's still not doing a very good job... He dropped a big pile of trash in the front yard of his neighbors house... So they decided to go through it... Some interesting stuff in there... Where's Kareem's reality show?

New York Daily News - Daily Dish & Gossip - Curbing Kareem

Bush Stepping on a 9/11 Flag

Here's President Bush, making another great move... Note that the caption on the picture (you have to click through) says that he and his wife stand on the carpet... Nice softening of whats going on, Reuters... What it should say is Bush is standing on the American Flag... Oops!

Yahoo! News Photo

The Leia Hat

I'm really not fruity... I swear! It's just that today, 2 crafty things have caught my eye... Although I don't think I'd be wearing this one myself... But maybe for a lucky woman in my life ;-)

BleuArts: Free Pattern: The Leia Hat


This guys got a serious fetish for Monsters and the like... And he gets it out by painting, making T-shirts, etc... A little weird, but to each, their own...


Katamari Crochet

I wanna have a crotchet'd Katamari Damacy guy... Is that weird?

anapaulaoli's Etsy Shop - Katamari Pattern - Crochet

Wikipedia vs. Encyclopedia Britannica

The founder of Wikipedia debates with the head of Encyclopedia Britannica... Worlds collide, but its really interesting reading, debating the merits of open-source to closed when it comes to content (and content that is supposed to be authoritative)... To me, it really comes down to the idea that knowledge is always changing, and to be up-to-date, the storage of that data must constantly evolve to keep up... - Will Wikipedia Mean the End Of Traditional Encyclopedias?

Ambien is a Wonder Drug?

I have no idea if this is true, and they seem to still be testing it... But, this article says that Ambien has been somewhat successful getting people in persistent vegitative states to wake up! That's Crazy!

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Reborn

Big Apple News (the company not the city)...

Normally, I'm not much of an Apple guy... But I'm being swayed... What is this little box you see in this picture? Why, it's the future, nice to meet you... This box is the missing link... We all have iPods... Soon we'll all have video-enabled iPods... Now there's the ability to download movies...

But here's the question... Do I really want to pay $15 for a movie I can only watch on a 2.5 inch screen? Of course not... I paid for that movie, I should be able to watch it anywhere! Well, that's what this box is... It's called iTV and will be coming out early next year... It lets you wirelessly hook up your iPod to your TV and watch all your downloaded movies, TV shows, Video Podcasts, etc on TV... Now all we need is an easy way to rip DVDs onto our iPods and we'll be set! Especially with a new iPod available in 80GB size for $349...

Techcrunch » Blog Archive » Ok, Here’s What Apple Announced Today

Monday, September 11, 2006

In Remembrance of 9/11

In remembrance of 9/11, I will not be posting today. Today is not a day for humor, but a day to remember what happened. It is also a day to think about what has happened since, and what we want to happen in the future. We cannot let other people shape our country and our future for us, we need to take control and steer things back in the right direction. If you want to read commentary on the news, etc today, I highly recommend going over to Crooks and Liars.

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Friday, September 08, 2006

YouTube - 2 legged dog!

I'm sure you've all seen this before, but it's still pretty amazing... This dog has only 2 legs but does everything any other dog does... and more!

Gov Schwarzenegger's Candid Moments Caught on Audiotape

Oops! The Governator made a boo-boo!

Gov.'s Candid Moments Caught on Audiotape - Los Angeles Times

Spock + NIN = Cool

I'm not a huge fan of either Star Trek or Nine Inch Nails, but somehow the combo of Spock and the song Closer works really really well...

Pachalbel Canon on Electric Guitar

Amazing rendition of the Pachalbel Canon on guitar... Kick ass!

Thursday, September 07, 2006 Unbox - Movie Downloads just became the first (of what is bound to be many) websites that are offering movie downloads... Apple's supposed to announce the same next week... Here's the rub though... Amazon will only allow downloads to devices with Windows Media Player, which means no iPod support... Unbox Video:

Worst ways to get laid off

These are all the worst ways to get fired... The sad thing is, they all actually happen...

Everyday Money: Worst ways to get laid off - Sep. 6, 2006

Snake snacks on a sheep

Now that's impressive... This python managed to eat a whole sheep!

Snake snacks on a sheep | the Daily Mail

Top 100 console games of the 21st Century

Next Generation - THE TOP 100 GAMES OF THE 21st CENTURY: Page 2

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Revenge of the Nerds Remake on the Way...

This is not good... There's going to be a remake of Revenge of the Nerds! Is this really necessary? Did we not learn from the Psycho remake that only bad things happen if you try to remake a classic?

I Watch Stuff!

Baby Toupees

Think the bald look is getting a bit old for your baby? Get him a baby toupee...

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Transformer Couch-Bed!

This is a couch that not only transforms into a bed, it changes into a bunk bed! Sweet!

DOC a sofa bed that converts in to a bunk bed in two secounds

South Park - Crocodile Hunter

Some old South Park footage of the Crocodile Hunter...

Do you think only Muslims are extremists?

Check out this preview of the movie "Jesus Camp"... Scary stuff, with kids volunteering to be in "God's Army" and "Give their lives for Jesus"... This is not good...


The Worst Jobs in History

Personally, I think just forcing you to wear this hat qualifies you as having the worst job... But when you read the description, it doesn't get any better...

Neatorama » Blog Archive » The Worst Jobs in History.

Old Daily Show - Carell vs. Colbert

You really cant beat a clip with Carell vs. Colbert...

The Wonderful World of Early Photography

Some cool early pictures and a lot of the history of photography... Check it out and learn a bit, and you can see some weird and wonderful too...

Neatorama » Blog Archive » The Wonderful World of Early Photography.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Little Frist...

Bill Frist, Mr. stright-and-narrow in the Senate? Here's a picture of his son, wearing a six-pack on his belt... So, you can tell us what to do, but not your own son?

Crooks and Liars

This is horrible! The Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin killed by Stingray!

Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, was killed by a Stingray near the Great Barrier Reef in Australia... Apparently it stung him right in the chest, which is one of the only areas where it is fatal (Stingrays only really attack if stepped on or something like that anyways)... Let's have a moment of silence for him, as he seemed to be a really good guy and leaves a couple small kids and a wife behind...

Stingray kills Steve Irwin | The Daily Telegraph

The future of flight...

At least, as far as they thought in 1975.... If only it was really this cool now... But alas...

YouTube - Ultimate YouTube Video

Wanna see all the people who had their 15 mins of fame thru YouTube? Here you go...

Fans stumble onto Lost set - Flickr

These 2 dudes happened upon the Lost set when they were in Hawaii and documented it all on Flickr...

Lost - a photoset on Flickr