Monday, April 30, 2007

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Goodbye to the Normals

An incredibly cute clip from an upcoming feature from Robbie Williams' Rudebox. The kid's a natural!

Phuc Vu Thong Dich!

Well-intended signs can make for interesting reading. Especially when you're sitting around in the hospital Emergency waiting room for hours. I took my daughter in to Vancouver General yesterday afternoon to get checked for signs of meningitis after she kept getting sicker and sicker all week long. After clearing over an hour of bureaucratic waiting, form-filling and more waiting, they finally moved us into the "registered patient waiting area" -- to wait some more before she finally got assigned to an examination room.

Well, you can only read so many health brochures and magazines so you start looking around for something -- anything -- else to read. This sign went completely unnoticed until I pointed it out and suddenly everyone in the waiting room noticed it. Sometimes, English translation can create interesting reading (This one's for you, Thach!)...

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Ant Nests

Yep. Ant nests. This dude over at Florida State University either loves to study how ants live or he just likes pouring Plaster of Paris into ant hills. Either way, the results are simply incredible after he unearths the dried plaster molds of the ant nests. Here's a link to the article and the attached pics from the Journal of Insect Science.

Monday, April 23, 2007

The Best Error Page

Here's a screenshot of the page title. Read the rest of it HERE. There's actually some good advice!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Inside the Magic 8 Ball

Ever wonder how a Magic 8 Ball does its magic? The folks at have dissected one so you won't have to.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Finally! Family Cheat Sheet Revealed!

First cousin, twice removed. Or how about third cousin, once removed? Where does every one of those cousins stand in your family tree? At last, a cheat sheet to figure out where to find everyone in your family line.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

P.O.'ed and Owns a Sharpie Marker

OMFG: Now I Think I've Seen Everything This Week!

Gizmodo has just posted a new low (or high) in sex dolls: The Hotdoll for Dogs! More pics on their site HERE.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Another Men vs. Women Graphic

Jon Stewart Helping Nancy Grace Along

...out the door. His piece on the closing of the Duke Rape Case says it all:

Ruder Than Imus

Imus gets fired and talking heads hit the airwaves. A mass shooting at Virginia Tech. Huge storm comes in on the Northeast. With all the crazy stuff starting off the week, something light for your Monday.

Celebrity Weight Gain

What might they look like in 10 - 15 years with extra pounds? HERE.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

More Great Doormats

Nothing gets the message across like a good doormat. Why not tell 'em before they ring the doorbell? The collection is HERE.

Getting from New York to London Google Style

1. go to GoogleMaps
2. click on "get directions"
3. type "New York" in the first box (the "from" box)
4. type "London" in the second box (the "to" box)
5. hit Get Directions
6. scroll down to step #23

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Most Innovative Consumer Product I've Seen in Years

Every once in a while, I run into a consumer product that just hits the Now-Why-Didn't-I-Think-of-That category. Here's one so obvious that you just gotta slap your forehead: Magnetic Clothes Hangers. All the older solutions were linear -- literally. Closet rods hold clothes hangers in a straight line. As designed by Daniel.

An Oldie But Goodie: The Husband Store

A brand new store has just opened in London that sells Husbands. When women go to choose a husband, they have to follow the instructions at the entrance:

"You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are 6 floors and the value of the products increase as you ascend the flights. You may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you CANNOT go back down except to exit the building!"

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband.

On the 1st floor the sign on the door reads: Floor 1 - These men have jobs.

The 2nd floor sign reads: Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.

The 3rd floor sign reads: Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids and are extremely good looking.

"Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the 4th floor and the sign reads: Floor 4 -These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help with Housework.

"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"

Still, she goes to the 5th floor and sign reads: Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, help with Housework and Have A Strong Romantic Streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the 6th floor and the sign reads: Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.

To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opens a New Wives Store just across the street.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Thinking of Taking a Camping Trip in British Columbia?

This poster is a parody but it's mostly good advice.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Another Cool Use for YouTube

Wow! Just like the cops who ended up posting some surveillance tapes on YouTube to catch some perps, the Washington State Dept. of Transportation recently posted a couple of short 1-minute video clips that simulate what might happen to the SR520 floating bridge in the event of a windstorm or an earthquake. Well worth watching, especially if you live here in the Seattle area.

Seattle Video with Coldplay Soundtrack

For all my friends who haven't visited Seattle yet:

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

French AIDS Posters

Gets the point across...

Smart Dog or Lazy Dog?

However you look at this dog, he definitely doesn't like water. But then again, do you blame him? Check out the pool.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Google's Annual April Fools' Day Prank

Not to be outdone, Google announced their new FREE in-home wireless broadband service! Aptly named TiSP -- short for Toilet iSP -- the service comes complete with a self-installation kit. Instructions for Installation are HERE. And the Press Announcement is HERE.

Hyundai Avante Stunt Driving Team

Now THIS is some fancy driving. My favorite is about 6 minutes in and the guy changes the tire... well, you'll see.