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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