Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Having a Bad Day?

Well after reading this story I will consider any day a good day considering I still have my arms and legs:
Mejia said after she gave birth to Mathew last spring, she was kept in the hospital with complications. Twelve days after giving birth at Orlando Regional South Seminole hospital, she was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center where she became a quadruple amputee. Now she can not care for or hold her baby.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Team America World Police - Part 1

Behind the Scenes: Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck is an artist. A very creepy artist. Here's a small collection of pix of some of his installations.


Nadia Montage

Here's another video of Nadia edited for those with short-attention spans.


Nadia Comaneci - Perfect Tens

I was just a kid when Nadia was competing but I remember watching her and the 1976 Olympics on TV and we were in awe at her talent. She's fat now but she was hot back then.

The Megamouth Shark

Introducing the Megamouth Shark, Megachasma pelagios.


Monday, January 29, 2007

Cashback - Court Métrage

What a beautiful video. A bit softcore-pornographic but edited very well.

Can You Read This?

I've seen this floating around the internets lately:
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Polar Bear Cub

So cute.


Rare Medical Drawings

Check out these incredible medical drawings from the Clendening Library at the University of Kansas.



Wednesday, January 24, 2007

N. Korea/Iran Nuclear Testing

This is great news for the world:
Intelligence estimates vary about how long it could take Teheran to produce a nuclear warhead. But defence officials monitoring the growing co-operation between North Korea and Iran believe the Iranians could be in a position to test fire a low-grade device — less than half a kiloton — within 12 months.

Prodigies of Nature

Have you ever seen an Angora Rabbit? Neither have I. They're quite the oddity. Click "Next photo >>" to view all the odd bunnies.



Photoshop - How To

How to do the "cars" Photoshop. This one is a bit more advanced.



Taiwan Faces Chinese Missiles

Very interesting. Is it time to worry yet?
Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council said last August that China had deployed about 820 missiles along its southeast coast.

China has claimed sovereignty over Taiwan since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949. Beijing has vowed to bring the self-governed democracy of 23 million people back under mainland rule, by force if necessary.

The Face

If this is not a hoax then that is a pretty clear impression of a native American Indian on the landscape of Canada.


Rare Shark

That's wicked looking isn't it? Why was he so close to the surface?
A species of shark rarely seen alive because its natural habitat is 600 meters (2,000ft) or more under the sea was captured on film by staff at a Japanese marine park this week.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Wave Machine

The Wave Machine on Really cool video, especially the ending.


Photoshop - How To

Here's another one.



Photoshop - How To

Damn, it's been two days and I'm still hungover.

What was I celebrating?

Here's a cool link to another Photoshop how-to.




Monday, January 22, 2007

Jim Gaffigan - Hot Pockets

I like this guy because he's funny. I'm hungry for Hot Pockets.


Saturday, January 20, 2007

Social Experimenting with the Worst Pickup Lines Ever

This is a viral video floating about the interweb right now about some dude that uses some lame-ass pickup lines on chicks. This video serves as proof that there is hope even for a nerd like me.


Walking Table

I can't quit you.

Lifesize Lara Croft

What would a person do with a lifesize replica/doll of Lara Croft from Tomb Raider? I think her boobs are bigger in the video game.


Vietnam War News Stories - Part 2 of 7

The Goldberg Variations

This is Glenn Gould playing Bach's Goldberg Variations. At the risk of sounding pretentious, I admit that I have grown to enjoy and appreciate this group of works. I was thrilled to find this video on Google.

If you cannot see the video try and click here.


Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch

I have nothing to say I just thought this is a cool-ass picture.

Porn Bread

I love Bukkake Cookies. They look delicious. I'm actually hungry for cookies right now.


Friday, January 19, 2007

Magnetic Paint and Magnets

This is a really good idea:
This is something we discovered a few month ago from our upstairs neighbors. It can TRANSFORM any friend's wall, at home or at the office. It's a DIY project, but totally unique, and something we would love to receive because the elements are obscure.

Amazing Music Room

This guy is serious about his damn music! I wish there was more information describing the wattage or power consumption, but it's still fun to look at.


Photoshop - How To

This is a link to a nice little article I found on It's called, "Four easy Photoshop techniques to make your pitures pop." As soon as I get access to a copy of Photoshop I will put these techniques to the test. And a camera, someday I will get a digital camera.



The Real Fake News

O'Reilly is a jerk and Colbert is funny. Here two clips with Stephen Colbert on The O'Reilly Factor and Bill O'Reilly on the Colbert Report:

- Colbert on O'Reilly: Link

- O'Reilly on Colbert: Link


Developers, Developers, Developers

Steve Jobs laughs at the new IPhone. It all scares me. I'm trying to get rid of my cell phone.

Another Question About Gravity on the Moon

This is a link to the famous golf shot by Alan Shepard on the moon. At 1:42 into the video clip, after his first unsuccessful attempt to hit a golf ball with one hand, he takes a pathetic swing at a second golfball and says, "Miles, and miles, and miles," after the swing.

Why did he say that?

Did the golfball travel for miles and miles and miles or was he just being sarcastic? If you look close enough you can clearly see the ball dribbling out a few feet in front of him. Maybe he was just joking? When we were kids we were told that since the moon had 1/6 the gravity of earth that the golfball would fly for a great distance hence the comment, "Miles, and miles, and miles."

Also notice when he drops the golfballs onto the surface of the moon they fall like, well, they fall like golfballs falling on earth. Why do golfballs fall like rocks to the surface of the moon, yet when the astronauts walk they bounce around like they are suffering from weightlessness?


Technorati tags: conspiracy, theory, moon, alan, shepard

UFO Documented

Do you believe in UFO's?

Mission Control, please be informed, there is a Santa Claus.— James Lovell, Apollo 8 Commander, 1968. He made this transmission after coming around the far side of the Moon on the Apollo 8 mission. Although it was Christmas time, this statement has caused considerable controversy as "Santa Claus" was supposedly a codeword used to indicate a UFO or other unusual sighting.

Galileo Experiment on the Moon

This video clip is definitely worth viewing if you haven't seen it already. It shows an experiment made by Apollo XV astronaut David Scott, concluding that Galileo was right. Objects fall at the same rate of speed in a complete vacuum due to the specific weight of gravity and the lack of atmospheric friction. Since the moon is in a vacuum of space, a feather and a hammer fall at the same rate of speed (the feather drops like a rock).

I'm not a "moon conspiracy theorist." I believe what the American government tells me and if they said they went to the moon, then they defied all the odds and went to the moon. I'm not even going to ask the obvious question, "So you went all the way to the moon to drop a feather and a hammer, but you didn't bother to take a picture of the stars?"

My question is this, after viewing the video: If the falcon feather drops as fast as the hammer, then why did the astronauts need so much weight to keep them from flying into space? Why did they bounce when they walked even though they were weighed down? Since the feather fell straight to the ground as it should in a vacuum, shouldn't the astronauts adhere the same way without the use of the additional weights?

Can someone set me straight on this?


Thursday, January 18, 2007

Return Fraud

Here's a nice little article about return fraud, how it's done, and how it affects the economy of retailers. When I lived in Las Vegas I bought a dinner jacket and used it for an important job interview (which I didn't get). When I was done with the interview I returned the jacket the next day because I needed the money more than I needed the jacket. I felt bad when I did it, it wasn't illegal, maybe it was immoral, was it that wrong?


Guggenheim Podcasts

This is another link I found last night. Audio clips and descriptions of the museum and what's going on. It's a little bit boring but a little bit cool.



Cheaper Textbooks

I found this link last night but I was too tired to post anything. This is a website called and it is a good alternate source for cheaper textbooks for students.
Chegg (as in chicken & egg) is your on-campus resource for finding cheap stuff or to make a quick buck with things you don't need. See how Chegg works.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Life as a Guy

Somebody has alot of talent and way too much time on their hands. This was sent to me from my friend in Newcastle, England. It's a stop-motion animation clip about life, and love, and women as seen through the eyes of a man. Very funny.



Monday, January 15, 2007

That's a Big Name

Those crazy rich-ass Arabs:
The Palm islands are pushing the boundaries of construction technology to the limit but this seems like the signs of a man with too much money.

Black Sabbath - War Pigs

It's Monday morning and I have the whole day off from the restaurant. Too bad it's cold and raining here. Time to rock out! I got this bad-ass Ozzy video from Cynical-C this morning. Live in Paris, 1970. Enjoy.


Sunday, January 14, 2007

Japanese TV

I had to work all morning and afternoon so I'm exhausted but it's okay because I was able to make some money. For some reason I wasted a good fifteen minutes of my life watching this Japanese gameshow.



Saturday, January 13, 2007


I admit it. I'm gay.
I love the Mondrian Box.


Stevie Wonder - Superstition

A very young Stevie Wonder giving it up on a 1970's episode of Sesame Street. I LOVE the kid jamming out in the background!

Thanks Attu

A Tribute to Bogie

Ursi did a very nice tribute to Humphrey Bogart. This is just one of the clips:

Link to Ursi's Blog.

My Wild Million-Hit Ride on YouTube

This is a great story about what happens when your YouTube video takes off and becomes popular. I posted earlier a video about the Effects of Drugs on Spiders and how funny it was. Here is an article, written by the guy that made that video, about the flood of responses he received when it became viral.



The Found Money Jar

I've been keeping track of how much money I've found on the streets so far this year. To date, I have about eleven cents. I've been inspired by this guy who keeps a weblog of how much he finds and saves every day. The goddamn streets of California must be littered with cash because this guy is constantly finding money everywhere.


Friday, January 12, 2007

He Aint' a Cocky Pimp No Mo'

This is a great video! Watch as this pimp gets his ass handed to him by martial arts expert Jay Lee. I love shit like this. In fact, I'm going to sign up for lessons just in case some jacked-up pimp comes at me from across the street.

Update: This is what I found on a related bulletin board.
The guy's name is Jay Lee, a former army officer and a Kuk Sul Won instructor. (sic) On another note, the officer (I think he was a Houston officer) was actually suspended for knocking 'ol boy stupid and then then just leaving him there, instead of arresting him and signing an affidavit.

Ralph the Whale Shark Passes On

This is for my friend in the Phillipines. She has actually swam with the whale sharks in the ocean. We shared a common concern for the fish in captivity in ATL:
A (Taiwan) whale shark named Ralph swims above another fish at the Georgia Aquarium, Oct. 27, 2005, in Atlanta. Ralph, one of four whale sharks at the 1-year-old aquarium, stopped swimming Thursday afternoon and died about 9:30 p.m.

How Ice Sculptures Are Made

My neighbor does ice sculptures at his house. He has big freezers and a cold working room. It is a very big production. For Christmas he made a Nativity Scene on his front lawn out of ice and a couple days later they melted into the grass. No clean up.



Finally, a day off. While browsing through Boing-boing I found this link to a new, nerd-based, soon to be nationally aired, newtwork television show laced with delicious internet puns. The main antagonist is Kazaa, which is funny because it was the viruses I caught while using Kazaa that brought down my last computer. The show was really funny until I ran out of pot and sobered up.
Hot-shot computer programmer Ken Gemberling accidentally gets sucked into his computer, with bounty hunter Chains hot on his tail.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Breaking News

A kid raises his family on minimum wage. Actually a really nice story about the effects of minimum wage on the economy.


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Peo Kindgren Plays Loving You

What a nice little song.



Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Beautiful, sad song. Questionable cartooning.

Immigration by the Numbers

Every person in America should be forced to watch and understand this video. A very compelling analysis of the cost of immigration into the U.S.A. Worth every bit of 14 minutes.
Roy Beck's celebrated demonstration of the population consequences of current U.S. immigration policies has entertained and shocked ... all audiences across the country. This video is packed with the facts and analysis that make moral and practical sense of a complex and highly contentious issue.



Monday, January 08, 2007

The Cure - Boys Don't Cry

The Cure - Killing an Arab

The Youngest Grocer In America

Very inspring story.


Sunday, January 07, 2007

Boeing 747 Lufthansa Mini

Whoa, this is so cool! Talk about a super-model!


Pink Floyd Live

Wake up and have a great Sunday everybody! I have to go to work all day again today. It's okay because I enjoy making money. Here is a live, 85 minute Pink Floyd concert to get you going.
1. Speak To Me
2. Breathe
3. On The Run
4. Time
5. The Great Gig In The Sky
6. Money
7. Us And Them
8. Any Colour You Like
9. Brain Damage
10. Eclipse
11. One of These Days
12. Wish You Were Here
13. Comfortably Numb
14. Run Like Hell

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Short and Funny

At pilots training back in the Air Corps they taught us, "Always try to keep the number of landings you make equal to the number of take offs you make."
Aspire to inspire before you expire.
My wife and I had words, but I didn't get to use mine.
Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your glasses.
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
The irony of life is that, by the time you're old enough to know your way around, you're not going anywhere.
God made man before woman so as to give him time to think of an answer for her first question.
I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one.
Every morning is the dawn of a new error


Friday, January 05, 2007

Naked Boxing

Fully nude pornstars slug it out in the ring. I love a video that delivers exactly what it promises.


Minuscule the ladybug


A very nice Google video collage of the work of Henri Matisse. Though I wish the images would flash a bit more slowly.


Effects Of Drugs And Alcohol On Spider Webs

Last month I was bitten by a Brown Recluse Spider on the leg and it was very, very painful. I had to go to the Emergency Room and they had to operate and cut away the dead flesh. I was down for almost two weeks. Now I hate spiders of all kinds.

This is a video of the effects of drugs on spiders. I'm putting it here because it is funny as shite!


How to Draw Breasts

Some things are more important than others.


Frank Zappa - The Purple Lagoon

The funky, fusion of sounds from Frank Zappa on an old episode of Saturday Night Live. John Belushi makes a classic appearance as the Samurai.


Spit Art

Very goofy video with an artistic ending.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Julio and Johnny

Classic Johnny Carson with Julio Iglesias singing "To All the Girls I've Loved Before".



Japanese Gameshows

I would move to Japan just to watch the gameshows. Here we have teams of naked female contestants stuffing themselves into a phone booth. Nothing more to say.




Do you fancy a cruel joke? This English bird gets her feathers plucked on the air. The radio stations in England can be a might cheeky don' ya' think?


Crackwhore is a Word?

It seems the women in Russia get as intoxicated as the men. The poor sober girl has her hands full. They may be Wasted Russian Crackwhores but they sure have pretty hair (and nice music too).


A Man Walks Into a Bar

Barbara Walters did a story on gender roles in Kabul several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women customarily walked 5 paces behind their husbands.

Recently she returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem to walk even further back behind their husbands and are happy to maintain the old custom.

Ms. Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, "Why do you now seem happy with the old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?"

The woman looked Ms. Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said, "Land Mines."


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Busy Day

Wouldn't it be nice to figure a miracle into the equation?


Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Scars of the Week

Some gory flesh wounds from Maxim Magazine.


Saddam Is Not Dead

Conspiracy Theories are a great scam and I love a great scam now and then but this one is a little tough for even me. Although, Saddam does appear to be rather calm for a man about to be hanged to death:
If you think that the Saddam’s Death is ONLY one of the most important historical moment of the last 50 years, following only the 9/11 tragedy and you can’t find any documents or clip that certifies the death of this man, we can start to be scared.


Gimme Shelter

Nice Stones video from the '60's.



Monday, January 01, 2007

Quotes for the New Year

These seem to be more about mistakes than about the New Year, which applies directly to my life and all the bad decisions I made last year:
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. (Dr. David M. Burns)

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power. (Henry James, 1843 - 1916)

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. (Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769 - 1821)

To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all. (Peter McWilliams, Life 101)

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for 2007!

Hoping it will be better than 2006!