Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Google in 20 Years

As brought to you on Flickr by the.voyager.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

San Francisco Right After the 1906 Earthquake

They took some incredible panorama shots in those days. One amazingly well-preserved photograph!

No, I Didn't Post This

But it sure sounds familiar! Ha Ha Ha! Read the rest of the piece HERE. The last sentence is my favorite.

What Does Gas Cost in Other Parts of the World?

I still remember my travels in Europe from the late 60's and 70's when gas was well under a buck over here in North America. After checking my math a couple of times just to get over the shock, I came to the realization that gas was around $4.00 a gallon in most of the European countries even back then. Back in Canada these days, by the time you calculate the liters to US gallons and the Canadian dollars to US dollars, Canadian gas runs somewhere around $4.50 - $5.00 a gallon (USD)! Hmmm -- maybe that's why my daughter has me fill up her tank for her when she comes back down here from Vancouver every couple of weeks...

Anyway, WNBC Channel 4 from New York did a recent slide show of what gas costs in other countries. There's more than one surprise in there; for example, gas is as low as 17¢ a gallon in Hugo Chavez' Venezuela.

Applying for a Job at IKEA

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Motley Crue Wants to Keep Paris Hilton in Jail!

Sign Motley Crue's petition to The Governator to keep Paris Hilton in jail. On their MySpace page HERE (lower your volume before going there!).

Tennessee Pot Farm

Check out this site complete with photos. If you read further down, you'll see how these guys got caught.

Whacked Greeting Cards

Sick and tired of all those smarmy e-cards? How about something completely different? SomeEcards.

How to Look Busy at Work

Download these forms HERE and walk around the office like you're actually doing something!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Top 10 Redneck Scrapbook Pics

Neal Boortz has an ongoing post from his picture collection of redneck shots that his visitors send him. HERE's a link to his Top 10 from 2006. My personal favorite? The Redneck Electric Toothbrush. (Of course!)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

How Fair Use and Copyright Work

Everything the layman really needs to know about Fair Use and Copyright in 10 minutes. As compiled into a parody using a series of clips from none other than Disney animations to get the point across. Originally presented by Bucknell law professor Eric Faden on the CyberLaw site HERE. And of course, already up on YouTube. Check it out before it gets a takedown notice from Disney!

Friday, May 18, 2007

For All You Pessimists Out There

The Pessimist's Mug available HERE for $9.95 each.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Power of Numbers

This site is absolutely the most impressive way I've ever seen to impress the impact of numbers in a dramatically visual way.

This example is an enlargement from the piece Plastic Bottles (2007) which "depicts two million plastic beverage bottles, the number used in the US every five minutes."

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Latawnya, The Naughty Horse

So this librarian discovers an obscure "children's" book on the shelf while cleaning out the old stuff (referred to as "weeding" in librarian circles BTW). You have to read the book online HERE to completely appreciate it. I kind of doubt this made it any award-winning acclaim.

Fight Al Gore: Buy a Carbon Debit!

Don't like Al Gore and the Left's Carbon Credit Loonie Tunes? Well, you can buy a Carbon DEBIT on CarbonCreditKillers.com. I love it! Great parody!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Weirdest-Ass Post in Months

Yow! All I can say is, "Beat this post!" This is one strange piece of writing (HERE). And yes, he's right -- we don't know insane.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Snow White's Apology

Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Disney will hold a press conference to apologize for the Seven Dwarfs singing "Hi Ho, Hi Ho" in the story, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Current plans are to remove from sale all items associated with this racist epic including books, dolls, apparel and

Later in the week the Seven Dwarfs will appear on the Al Sharpton radio show to make individual apologies and undergo several hours of groveling.

Jesse Jackson has not been contacted for comment. His office stated that he and his personal secretary were attending a meeting in the Bahamas. His people at PUSH hinted that a large protest is being scheduled at Disney World.

Snow White couldn't be reached for comment but later, she and Jesse are meeting privately to discuss the matter.

Earlier in the week, Blackbeard was fired and escorted off the premises for uttering his trademark, "Ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum.

Popular Mechanics Debunks the 9/11 Conspiracy Myths - March 2005

This crisp and well-documented answer to the various conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks was first published as a cover story in the March, 2005 issue of Popular Mechanics.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Experiment with McDonald's Food

Brought to you by Morgan Spurlock, the creator of the hit indie film, Supersize Me. Glad I stopped eating fast food like this. Guess which item lasted the longest? Gross!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

So Much for Copyright Promises in China

Bloggers everywhere have been posting links and images of this 'It's NOT a rip-off of DisneyWorld' children's theme park in China. Unbelievably blantant thievery on a level like I've never seen. Oh -- and that's not Minnie Mouse with Donald duck in the picture; it's a cat with big round ears, according to the park's owners.