Friday, June 29, 2007

A Practical World Stats Clock

Want to know the population of the world at this very moment? How about divorces in the US or current astrological sign? Nice little piece of Flash coding HERE.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Where are They Today? Part 79.

Remember this cover from the breakthrough Nirvana Nevermind album released in 1991? My son and his friends played it constantly and it became the anthem CD for teen angst in the early 90's.

Here's the kid - Spencer Eldin - who was the swimming baby on that cover. He's 17 years old today! Here's the blurb about the album on Wikipedia HERE and they include background on the idea behind the cover as well as a link to more information about Spencer.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Chances of a Man Winning an Argument

At last! A real data chart to back it up! Ha Ha.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Why Little Kids Should Never Do Crack!

South Pacific Magic

Check out this set of pictures that a couple took while cruising the South Pacific in their yacht. A once-in-a-lifetime event - if you're lucky. And we get to see the pictures. So you gotta wonder about ships that simply disappear in the middle of the ocean...

Monday, June 18, 2007

What Can You Buy on eBay?

It never ceases to amaze me - some of the stuff people post for sale on eBay (and actually sell!). And the Buyers that buy this stuff! Take this American Motors Eagle Premiere. Nothing different about it really. Except for the cut right down the middle of this car. Check out the 15 pics posted HERE.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Departmentally Classifying Employees

Departmentally Classifying Employees

1. Put 400 bricks in a closed room.
2. Put your new hires in the room and close the door.
3. Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours.
4. Then analyze the situation:
  • a. If they are counting the bricks, put them in the Accounting Department.
  • b. If they are recounting them, put them in Auditing.
  • c. If they have messed up the whole place with the bricks, put them in Engineering.
  • d. If they are arranging the bricks in some strange order, put them in Planning.
  • e. If they are throwing the bricks at each other, put them in Operations.
  • f. If they are sleeping, put them in Security.
  • g. If they have broken the bricks into pieces, put them in Information Technology
  • h. If they are sitting idle, put them in Human Resources.
  • i. If they say they have tried different combinations, they are looking for more, yet not a brick has been moved, put them in Sales.
  • j. If they have already left for the day, put them in Marketing.
  • k. If they are staring out of the window, put them in Strategic Planning.
  • l. If they are talking to each other, and not a single brick has been moved, congratulate them and put them in Top Management.
  • m. Finally, if they have surrounded themselves with bricks in such a way that they can neither be seen nor heard from, put them in Congress.

Check Out Your American Accent

My own accent results (in spite of my Canadian accent!):


("Midland" is not necessarily the same thing as "Midwest") The default, lowest-common-denominator American accent that newscasters try to imitate. Since it's a neutral accent, just because you have a Midland accent doesn't mean you're from the Midland.

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Great Comeback of the Year

From my friend, Betty, who has a son on his way over to Iraq:


You Gotta Love This Comeback

One of my sons serves in the military. He is still stateside, here in California. He called me yesterday to let me know how warm and welcoming people were to him, and his troops, everywhere he goes, telling me how people shake their hands, and thank them for being willing to serve, and fight, for not only our own freedoms but so that others may have them also.

But he also told me about an incident in the grocery store he stopped at yesterday, on his way home from the base. He said that ahead of several people in front of him stood a woman dressed in a burkha.

He said when she got to the cashier, she loudly remarked about the U.S. flag lapel pin the cashier wore on her smock. The cashier reached up and touched the pin and said proudly, "Yes, I always wear it and probably always will."

The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when she was going to stop bombing her countrymen, explaining that she was Iraqi.

A gentleman standing behind my son stepped forward, putting his arm around my son's shoulders, and nodding towards my son, said in a calm and gentle voice to the Iraqi woman:

"Lady, hundreds of thousands of men and women like this young man have fought and died so that YOU could stand here, in MY country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR countrymen. It is my belief that had you been this outspoken in YOUR own country, we wouldn't need to be there today. But, hey - if you have now learned how to speak out so loudly and clearly, I'll gladly buy you a ticket and pay your way back to Iraq so you can straighten out the mess in YOUR country that you are obviously here in MY country to avoid."

Everyone within hearing distance cheered!

-- Betty

Women in Art Morphing

As shown on YouTube -- simply beautiful work.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Spelling Bee Competition

What's wrong with THIS picture from a Spelling Bee?

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Liquid Sculpture from Martin Waugh

This is a collection of stop motion photographs of liquids caught in one frame of time from photographer, Martin Waugh HERE. You can purchase prints on the site. Beautiful.