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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

United Nuclear back in the news!


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

The Problem With Music

Whenever I talk to a band who are about to sign with a major label, I always end up thinking of them in a particular context. I imagine a trench, about four feet wide and five feet deep, maybe sixty yards long, filled with runny, decaying shit. I imagine these people, some of them good friends, some of them barely acquaintances, at one end of this trench. I also imagine a faceless industry lackey at the other end holding a fountain pen and a contract waiting to be signed. Nobody can see what's printed on the contract. It's too far away, and besides, the shit stench is making everybody's eyes water. The lackey shouts to everybody that the first one to swim the trench gets to sign the contract. Everybody dives in the trench and they struggle furiously to get to the other end. Two people arrive simultaneously and begin wrestling furiously, clawing each other and dunking each other under the shit. Eventually, one of them capitulates, and there's only one contestant left. He reaches for the pen, but the Lackey says "Actually, I think you need a little more development. Swim again, please. Backstroke". And he does of course....

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

My friends at b3ta.com....


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!

What the......???


You have got to be kidding me! $15,000 for this jacket....what kind of drugs would you have to be on to buy that?

Definition of a Liberal


A very wise statement by a very wise man....

Piri Reis Map


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

Futility Closet

No matter how much you love your job, you can't work for 10 hours straight.

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!

Great Music Tool!


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!...

http://www.pandora.com/

Bunny Suicides


Check out these great cartoons...a little warped yet very amusing!

Bunny Suicides!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Photo Lookalikes





This site has a great collection of celebrities and politicians that look like all kinds of different people! Very funny...


www.cosmictribune.org - Lookalikes

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bad Taste Street Campaign



Read more about it here...

New Zealand SPCA’s Bad Taste Street Campaign


What stupid fucker thought this was a good idea?

I Highly recommend The Langa List...

Fred Langa is a freelance computer/web author whose current primary work now reaches an audience of over two million readers per month.

http://www.langa.com/blog/


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

The Pikaso Guitar!


Check this out for a challenge...a 42 string guitar! I bet it would be hard to learn this one...

Check it out here!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

CATS THAT LOOK LIKE HITLER


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

Worldometeres



THE WORLD's DAILY CONSUMPTION-O-METER

Astonishing figures, listed in tons, ohms, dollars, acres, hectares, grams and Roman Numerals (Includes a gross tonnage Poop count) ...


Worldometeres - real time world statistics

It's all pretty mind boggling...

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

United Nuclear Supply update!


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..


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.

Save the 76 Ball...it's not too late!


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

The Body Floss!

This has to be one of the most juvenile things I have ever seen....I loved it! Warning...Not for the Sqeamish! Foul language is abound as well....

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Pricey play date!



$30K buys Wiffle Ball with Big Papi

It must be nice to have more money than you know what to do with.....

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Some Cool QuickTime Movies



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"


"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

What were they thinking?


We received this magazine in the mail at work today. I can't imagine that someone didn't point out the obvious.....OMFG is chat room slang for "Oh My Fucking God!".

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Healing Iraq



Healing Iraq

This is a great insight into the daily life of an ordinary Iraqi citizen. It's much more interesting and insightful than anything you'll see on American television.

StillFree.com


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

Amazing Pot Growing Operation!


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.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich!

I always liked this cover...it feels so...Republican!
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