Wednesday, November 29, 2006
The folks at United Nuclear Supply are back in the news today. Apparently you can buy the radioactive poison used to kill a Russian journalist from them.....
Radioactive poison for sale on Net
It never ceases to amaze me the things that are made legal (or illeagal) in this country. What do they use to decide...a "Magic 8-ball"?
Saturday, November 25, 2006
This is an interesting tale of how a band gets fucked by a record label. Read on....
The Problem With Music
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
If you like sick twisted humour with a Brittish flavor...then this is the site for you. The demented Flash and Photoshopping that comes from this site is both horrid and awesome all at the same time. Is that possible? Of course it is!
Your's truly has even had a post featured on the site and in their (spam free) newsletter. Some of the pop culture references are lost on us "Yanks", but overall you're likely to bust a gut laughing!
In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin.
Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century.
The Piri Reis map shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The northern coastline of Antarctica is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice.
Read more about it here...
Sunday, November 05, 2006
That's why there's Futility Closet: a thousand bite-size anecdotes, epigrams, illusions, and curiosities; puzzles, prodigies, sublimities and horrors.
Read a few and get back to work. We'll keep finding more.Futility Closet
A nice resource for web oddities and interesting stuff!
Can you help me discover more music that I'll like?
Those questions often evolved into great conversations. Each friend told us their favorite artists and songs, explored the music we suggested, gave us feedback, and we in turn made new suggestions.
We created Pandora so that we can have that same kind of conversation with you.
This is a really cool tool for listening to streaming music that you can tailor to your tastes. Sweet!...
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
If you want to learn a lot about computers, subscribe for free. It can be way more than you want to know at times, but it's a great resource.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
CATS THAT LOOK LIKE HITLER
"Does your cat look like Adolf Hitler? Do you wake up in a cold sweat every night wondering if he's going to up and invade Poland? Does he keep putting his right paw in the air while making a noise that sounds suspiciously like 'Zieg Meow'? If so, this is the website for you."
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Woman Accused of Attack With Dead Puppy
Jun 18, 6:51 AM (ET)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A woman accused of pummeling a dog breeder over the head with a dead Chihuahua has been charged with two misdemeanors and reimbursed the money she paid for the puppy.
Lisa Lynn Hopfer, 33, of Wentzville, was charged with trespassing and third-degree assault in the June 7 incident, authorities said.
No listed phone number for Hopfer was available. A man at her home who declined to identify himself told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Friday that "there's another side to the story," but declined to elaborate.
Hopfer told police she had taken the puppy to a veterinarian, who said it was only 4 weeks old and needed to be returned to its mother. But before she could return the puppy named Chloe, it died.
Authorities said Hopfer went to the breeder's home, pushed her way inside and began fighting with the breeder as she tried to make her way to the basement to get another puppy, police said.
Linda Hulsey, 33, of St. Peters, wrestled the woman out of her house to the front porch, where the woman then hit the breeder over the head numerous times with the dead puppy, police said.
Hulsey said she was hit with the dead puppy at least 30 times and went to a hospital for her bruises, but had no serious injuries. She said she was upset that Hopfer had accused her of selling the puppy too young and said the puppy was two days shy of 6 weeks old.
Hulsey said she later returned the $100 that Hopfer had paid for the dog.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Don't Try This at Home
Apparently there are folks in the federal government who thought that the folks at United Nuclear might be up to no good.
I don't know why they'd be suspicious of such an innocent sounding mom and pop operation...
See previous Blogging Vermont Style post here.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Harper doesn't eat babies: GO Transit Sign Hacked:
"Gerry Nicholls thought he was hallucinating as he kicked back in his seat to take the 35-minute GO train ride to his Oakville home.
About every three seconds, the scrolling electronic sign that usually carries transit updates and advertisements had a very different message that he just could not keep his eyes off.
'Stephen Harper Eats Babies. Stephen Harper Eats Babies. Stephen Harper Eats Babies,' the message kept repeating.
'No one (in the car) seemed to be reacting to it,' said Nicholls, who happens to be vice-president of the National Citizens Coalition, the same conservative think-tank formerly headed by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper "
For more on the technology end of this...see the post about i-hacked.com. They covered exactly how to hack these signs.
ConocoPhillips is removing the iconic 76 Balls and replacing them with boring rectangular signs that aren't even orange! A petition and boycott asks that they STOP THIS and leave the remaining 76 Balls on their poles, where they belong.
Save the 76 Ball it's not too late!
I hate it when dumb corporate people are so inconsiderate of obvious "Americana".
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Some Cool Apple Movies
There is no doubt that Apple has put out some of the coolest television ads over the years. This professor has compiled them all in one place. A very cool trip down memory lane and an interesting "timeline" style reference for computer users. It will make you think..."Wow people actually used that thing?
Sunday, April 30, 2006
"Dust Houses": "When Colombian Maria Adelaida Lopez moved to Philadelphia do a Master's degree in art, she cleaned houses to help support herself, as she says, the way many other Marias do. Her series of Dust Houses are toy doll houses covered over in vacuum cleaner lint, representing the themes of domesticity and the other, the ideas of cleaning up after oneself and putting one's house in order. Now an artist and educator in Miami, Lopez no longer cleans for others, but has filled vacuum cleaner bags given to her."
.....This just goes to show that ANYTHING can be called art! This lady has a Master's Degree?
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
StillFree.com is where you'll see the video of the guy who "Punk'd Air Force One". This of course was a hoax, but I found the creator Mark Ecko's explanation of why he did it to be quite insightful and frankly "dead on" as to the attitude of the people who run this country. Even us old geezers can see that were being lead by a bunch of pinheads!
Sunday, March 05, 2006
This is just incredible. Imagine how fast we could reduce the national debt and provide healthcare if it was legal and taxed like alcohol and cigarettes...
phishhook.com :: Wild Weed Growing Operation
As of 11/03/06 this link was not working. Too bad there were some amazing photos of this underground facility with an escape tunnel. It was hidden in a hill behind a luxury home.