Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

OMFG of the Day: Cheeseburger in a Can!

Barf! As posted earlier on GizMODO, we've seen it all now. Cheeseburger in a Can brought to you by the Germans. Cheeseburger in der Dose - yumm! Does anything coming out of a can ever look like the ad pictures?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Inside the Airbus A380 Cockpit

An interactive shot inside the cockpit of an Airbus A380.

Crazy Laws State-by-State

All listed on In Seattle, if a woman sits on a man's lap on a bus, she has to use a pillow or else face an automatic 6-month jail term! And you need a license to sell condoms in Washington State!

Like a Remote Control for the Web

Link to All My Faves HERE.

Google Maps Gone Bad

Could you pass the US citizenship test?

The Boston Globe posted 14 questions from the list of 100 questions used on the U.S. citizenship test. To pass, you have to answer 7 or 8 questions correctly out of 10.

Years ago, I remember studying for days on end before going in for my Green Card test years ago only to have the immigration guys ask me 3 idiot questions like, " Who would be in line to be President if something should happen to the current President?" After answering the three questions correctly, I asked the immigration officer, " What about the 13 colonies? How about the number of congressmen and senators?" He simply looked at his list and - without even looking up or so much as blinking and eye - answered, "I don't see those questions on the list." When prodded, he did volunteer that the people who tend to fail the test were mostly Canadians and Brits who spoke English and assumed that they would know the answers without studying.

Anyway, surprise yourself. Try the test!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday Distraction

OK all you armchair generals out there. Discovery Channel posted a game simulation of the army's new NLOS (Non-Line-of-Sight) cannon so you can see what kind of spatial sense you need to fire one of these suckers accurately.

WARNING: Highly addictive! (At least to most guys!)

Site is HERE.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Teddy Bear Inside Out

Kent Rogowski is an artist with a project that he's managed to develop into an exhibition complete with prints and a book. What's his project? Turning Teddy Bears Inside Out.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Wah Wah! I Want a Snow Day!

I have no idea why this reflected badly on the school administrator instead of the dumbass kid who left him a voicemail asking why it wasn't a snow day. Maybe the school official should post his own YouTube response for this little jerk.

And Just HOW Cold Was It in Newfoundland?

It was SO cold, the waves were freezing as they came in to shore!

Tale of Two Brains from Mark Gungor

Mar and Venus explained in 5 minutes.

And Mark Gungor's thoughts on Men & Women on Sex:

Monday, January 21, 2008

Die Young and Leave a Terrific Corpse

But do you know what that corpse is worth? Find out at The Cadaver Calculator. Answer 20 simple questions to find out if you might be worth more dead or alive!

Friday, January 18, 2008

You CAN Read Other Languages!

Great ad for Berlitz Language Schools. Look closely:

Katnip Kollege

Merry Melodies Katnip Kollege from 1938 finally in the pubic domain and recently uploaded to YouTube.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Forget the iPhone!

Want to one-up those iPhone friends of yours? This one does it all.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Diary of a Snow Shoveler

From my brother back in Nova Scotia, after just shoveling out from under 5 snow storms in the past 2 weeks!

December 2: 6:00 PM

It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!

December 9:

We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the Whole World? Moving here was the best idea I've ever had. Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplough came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life.

December 12:

The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry, we'll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbor.

December 14:

Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplough came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shovelling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so.

December 15:

20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and two extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska, after all.

December 16:

Ice storm this morning. Fell on my butt on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour which I think was very cruel.

December 17:

Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for five hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should have bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to her. God I hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room!

December 20:

Electricity's back on, but had another 14 inches of the damn stuff last night. More shoveling. Took all day. damn snowplough came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they're lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they're out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.

December 22:

Bob was right about a white Christmas, because 13 more inches of the white shit fell today, and it's so cold it probably won't melt 'til August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel, and then I had to piss. By the time I got undressed, pissed and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel! Tried to hire Bob - who has a plow on his truck - for the rest of the winter; but he says he's too busy. I think the asshole is lying.

December 23:

Only 2 inches of snow today and it finally warmed up to zero. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What, is she nuts? Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did, but I think she's lying.

December 24:

Six inches! Snow packed so hard by snowplough, I broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son-of-a-bitch who drives that snowplough, I'll drag him through the snow by his balls and beat him to death with my broken shovel. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 mph and throws snow all over everywhere I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the damn snowplough.

December 25:

Merry F****** Christmas. 20 more inches of the @&^%)*% slop tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God, I hate the snow! Then the snowplough driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's a fricking idiot. If I have to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to stuff her into the microwave.

December 26:

Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves.

December 27:

Temperature dropped to -30, and the pipes froze. Plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him; he only charged me $1,400 to replace all my pipes.

December 28:

Warmed up to above -25. Still snowed in. The BITCH is driving me crazy!!!!!

December 29:

10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

December 30:

Roof caved in. I beat up the snowplough driver. He is now suing me for a million dollars; not only for the beating I gave him but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel up his ass. The wife went home to her mother. 9 more inches predicted.

December 31:

I set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling.

January 8:

Feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Tackiest Car Dealers Anywhere

Ah yes - Kissimmee. A cowboy town on the way to Orlando (DisneyWorld) in Cenral Florida. And home of the Family Auto Mart. These brothers make the cheesiest local commercials and have an equally tacky website HERE. They have such a big following, they now even sell their own merchandise!

Best Print Ads

Most print ads in the past few years have gone back to being visual with little copy at all. Witty, provocative, eye-catching. Anything to get your attention quickly and to get the point across in a fast-moving world. Great collection is HERE.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Original Graffiti

Some first-class stuff HERE. (Site may be currently overloaded but keep trying - it's all worth checking out!)

Monday, January 07, 2008

Bill Gates' Last Day at Microsoft

I always hand the guy a lot of credit for being able to have some fun at his own expense. He opened his keynote speech at the 2008 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas with this video about his final days at Microsoft.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

No Way We Could Handle Driving Like This

In North America, drivers could never manage to drive cooperatively like they do in other parts of the world. Here's a clip from a busy - but normal - intersection taken by a traffic cam somewhere in India.

Think YOU Worked Hard When You Were a Kid?

They Did WHAT with That?

Yikes! A 19th Century Neurological Surgery tool kit HERE. Old Egyptian tools looked incredibly primitive but I suppose most of the tools we have today will look pretty damn crude in another 50 years or so too!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Living in Three Centuries

Photographer Mark Story took on a project to photograph portraits of people who have lived in three centuries. An incredible portfolio. His website is HERE.

Some Consequences of Globalization

This short clip is an eye-opener.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2007 Darwin Awards

Happy New Year! The votes are in and the 2007 List of Dawrin Award Winners is now final HERE.