Monday, January 31, 2011

the 1943 Steagles

noting the upcoming Superbowl, I want to rock some history fun facts.
During the 1943 season, the Eagles and the Steelers had lost too many players due to military service in WWII that the 2 teams merged to become the "Steagles".

Yes, read here, learn stuff.

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my sister-in-law prompted this post, just wanted to note that

S-I-L on right, I'm told we have references on request for her.

pretty car

Not much other than posting pics of a nice Jeep.

Yes I'm a Land Rover guy now, but will happily look over the fence from time to time. Interesting paint scheme though...

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Musical/Graphical interpretation of NYC subway

Saw this on somebody's page, figured I'd share. Its a representation of moving trains in the NYC Subway system, as they cross each others paths it plays a single note. Hard to explain, click the link, really cool.

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Katie Couric is still a moron

"Allison? can you explain what internet is?"

Yes this clip is from 1994, but I'm not sure much has improved...

re: Bryant Gumble about Allison, oh no you didn't!
Also, this is the "news" (as per them) shouldn't they keep up the charade that they know whats going on at the forefront of technology? Also, is it ironic that I'm using the internet to make fun of them because they didn't know what the internet was in 1994? the @ symbol? that you're supposed to say DOT com? click an ad, then comment if you think I'm way off base.

Update - re-linked the original video bc it was pulled down.

Darryl Hammond as Sir Sean Connery said it best "This [girl] reads from a card!"

9 things to do before your house catches fire...

This is pretty sad. A small family's house burned down in Massachusetts on January 6, 2011. The fire started in the dishwasher while the family slept, which sucks and is a bit unnerving considering I often start it before going to sleep because of the noise it makes. Below is an excerpt from an email she sent into a blog she reads about 9 things she wished she had done before her house burned to the ground in the middle of the night...

I’ve been stalking following your blog for just over a year thanks to making an offer on a short sale home in September of 2009. It was our dream and forever home. We spent the first two months washing, priming, and painting every single wall and ceiling. We replaced every hinge, door knob, light fixture, window treatment, and put in beautiful hardwood floors on both main levels and the stairs. You name it, we most likely did it.

Sadly, on Thursday January 6th, just before 6am I woke to the sound of two second story windows shattering followed by bright lights. I peeked into our guest bedroom and flames had just begun to enter, the smoke detectors went off seconds later. My husband, our 2.5 year old son, and I escaped safely with just the clothes on our backs. We had no shoes, socks, coats, or hats in subfreezing temps. Just each other and the love of our neighbors, friends, and families. It was quickly determined to be accidental, but we lost it all including my car. Our 2.5 story 2,000+ square foot home, plus in-law suite burned to the ground very quickly (one estimate was 30-60 minutes). Within hours we also learned of the love from acquaintances and strangers in our community and beyond.
We are very lucky to have each other and our lives- but our home, and all of the hard work and DIY projects we had done were gone so very quickly. We’ve already spent five hours documenting the structure of the house, and now begins the grueling task of itemizing each and every personal belonging. We’ve learned some of the “what would we do differently” as a result of this fire, that I’m hoping you consider for yourselves and might share with your readers:

  1. Subscribe to an online data backup service (my external back up drive sat right next to my laptop in my office)
  2. Keep passports in a safe deposit box
  3. Take pictures of each room initially and update them as improvements are made (storing them somewhere offsite – like Flickr)
  4. Take pictures and keep hyperlinks of all expensive purchases, including jewelry
  5. Hire an architect (my dad in our case) or use to document each floor layout along with precise wall/ceiling measurements, each outlet, light switch, crown molding, other trim, type of flooring, any unique items to structure of property
  6. Put phones in a consistent place each night
  7. Get fire ladders for any second floor bedrooms
  8. Scan each photo and receipt, again keeping them offsite, or on an online data backup service
  9. Do not be frugal with homeowner’s insurance. Spend the extra $50 per year for the most coverage
Thank you for reading this and passing it along to your readers. -Melanie
Below is actual video of Melanie’s house. We can’t even imagine what she has been through:

Actual video of the fire below.

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Cool pic of plowing

Not sure if its real or 'chopped but I don't care. Its cool.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Arrested Development Paper Dolls

Yes, this is exactly what you're picturing. Soon to be released, paper dolls currently featuring Tobias and George Bluth Sr. Mrs. Featherbottom got me through some tough times.

I can't WAIT for the movie!

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All of Pearl River Delta to become a 42M+ Mega-city

The short version is, the Pearl River Delta in China, which includes Hong Kong, Macau and other cities MUCH bigger than cities you've heard of - but you probably haven't heard of these, has plans to merge into a mega-city 42 million people (+) strong. The area is known for mining, manufacturing and in the case of Hong Kong and Macau, economic strength and a unique system of capitalist-"communism".  I'm aware that they're saying they'll be high-speed rail systems, I guess because of that there shouldn't be any problems with (officially) uniting this entire area right? No urban sprawl issues, congestion/gridlock, environmental issues. I'm sure the current in-between areas are already concrete naturally.,113.807373&spn=1.714631,2.469177&z=9

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Best squirrel since Rocky (did I just date myself?)

David Brent on the Office (USA)

It was quick, in case you missed it, watch below.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

1990 Porsche 911 with 521,000 miles

I'd love to see a Ferrari get up that high on the odometer... Wait, you never would. Full disclosure, this car's mileage is a bit of a misnomer, seller says "everything has been replaced or rebuilt at least once".

The seller in question is putting up his 1990 Porsche 911 with the above mileage for sale at $16,000.

Check out this list of repairs/maitenance


Flywheel replaced at 41,991mi
Distributor replaced and ventilation kit installed at 82,120mi
Ignition lock replaced at 92,030mi
O2 Sensor replaced at 96,720mi
Both rear calipers upgraded with larger 4 piston 928 calipers at 96,720mi
Windshield replaced at 106,241mi
Clutch and rear main seal replaced at 135,242mi
Rear blower replaced at 141,234mi
Engine reseal at 150,194mi
Spoiler drive replaced at 159,020mi
Rebuilt transmission, replaced pressure plate and pilot bearing at 180,258mi
Replaced both rear wheel bearings at 220,242mi
Rear CV boots replaced, joints repacked at 251,341mi
A/C compressor and receiver drier at 275,676mi
Replaced both blower motors at 291,749mi
Front crank, intermediate shaft cover seal, and chain box covers replaced at 297,952mi
Right rear CV axle replaced at 315,774mi
Right rear wheel bearing and hub replaced at 322,742mi
Engine carrier and both motor mounts replaced at 324,620mi
Replaced alternator, fan hub, and fan housing at 326,540mi
Oil cooler replaced at 328,530mi
Evaporator replaced at 334,869mi
Shift rod bushings replaced at 334,879mi
Carpet replaced at 345,419mi
Front and rear calipers rebuilt at 359,947mi
Power steering pump replaced at 365,664mi
Fuel pump replaced at 395,042mi
Engine Converted to 3.8L by Andial and auxiliary oil cooler installed at 400,000mi
Rear blower motor replaced at 409,913mi
Clutch master and slave cylinders replaced at 413,368mi
Front bumper replaced at 414,560mi
Left front wheel bearing replaced at 452,326mi
Windshield replaced at 454,514
Replaced front swaybar links, front lower control arms, and ball joints at 454,514mi
Rear spoiler replaced at 460,308mi
Starter replaced at 480,772mi
Spoiler control unit replaced at 483,528mi
Updated fan and pulleys installed at 495,566mi
Clutch kit installed at 495,566mi
Engine rebuilt at 496,197mi
Driver side window motor replaced at 497,370mi
Right rear wheel bearing replaced at 510,032mi
Washer pump, idle valve, and left inner CV joint replaced at 519,540mi
Car painted and all body seals replaced at 519,540mi
Front hood struts, defrost motor, and fresh air motor replaced at 520,561mi
Engine reseal and bottom end bearings replaced at 520,561mi
A/C compressor replaced at 520,750mi
Odometer rebuilt at 520,800mi

To be honest, one of the biggest things here is how long some of the stuff actually lasted before being replaced. How many tanks of fuel has this used? That still works out to just under 25,000 miles a year assuming its been driving all through its ~21 year life. Incredible.

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Congrats, millions of cars will inevitably spring leaks in their fuel system because Corn Lobbyists are the loudest. I have no problem with ethanol as a whole being a viable vehicle fuel, just that corn is a ridiculous way of getting it. Why aren't we researching switchgrasses? waste bio-mass (food scraps, lawn clippings, sawdust, etc etc) derived ethanol? On that note, why is the diesel-cycle engine so repulsive to the EPA? Growing a crop intended as food (yes intended, it never existed in nature) but instead using it as a forced-on-the-consumer fuel yields literally no benefit other than higher corn prices. AH!

Here's the best part, not only will it damage your car if its not ready for it (2007 and later) but it will also void the warranty which (normally) states "only fuel with gasoline containing 10% or less Ethanol". What happens if the majority of stations start carrying E15 (labeled as gasoline mind you)? Is the Federal gov't going to make Ford fit a new fuel injection system on your '05 Mustang? Lastly, Ethanol also has less energy/volume yielding worse fuel economy than gasoline.

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Party tricks

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Whoever thought this was a good idea... either the funniest or dumbest person alive.

The cast of Jersey Shore is going to Italy, the land of their ancestors (except Snookie & JWoWW). Turns out Italian-American groups aren't so thrilled about this idea, who would've thought.

Here's what Richard F. Pellegrino, president of the Italian American Political Coalition, said:

    Whether filmed in Italy or on the moon, the characters of Jersey Shore do not reflect a realistic image of the Italian American Community..."Entertainment" is in the eye of the beholder.

Joseph V. Del Raso, president of The National Italian American Foundation, also chimed in.

    We are disappointed that this irresponsible programming will be brought to Italy because it affects the image of all Americans, not only Italian Americans. There is a perverse curiosity in wanting to watch the show and the Italian audience, like the American audience, may be attracted to the show out of curiosity. But we know that the Italians' good taste will immediately recognize this genre of programming for what it's worth.

This is going to be a total disaster, which is exactly what MTV wanted.
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What would it cost to run your car on.... BLOOD?

Add this to weird crap I post on this blog.

What would it cost to run your car on liquids other than Petrol (I drive a Landy now, I can say petrol) or Diesel? This website will tell you... Starting with Gasoline, *cough* I mean Petrol below. ~3.8L in a gallon, 100km ≃ 62miles

87 Octane
Size: 1L 
Price: $1.13* 
Price/L: $1.13 
Cost to drive 100km: $9.61 
Cost to fill 50L: $56.50

*Average price of gasoline in Canada for January 2011
Pint of blood
Size: ~450ml
Price: $350-400*
Price/L: $833.33
Cost to drive 100km: $7083.33
Cost to fill 50L: $41,666.67

Minute Maid Lemonade
Size: 355ml
Price: $1.00
Price/L: $0.70*
Cost to drive 100km: $5.99
Cost to fill 50L: $35.21

*After mixed with water to make drinkable juice, cheaper than gasoline, I mean, Petrol.

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#1 threat to airplanes, iPhone 4 smugglers

haha, this is pretty funny. A 60 year old woman was caught the other day trying to smuggle 44 iPhone 4's through Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport (known for their legendary security).

From the (via) article:

Last week's would-be smartphone smuggler was reportedly dressed in a traditional Georgian outfit and walking with difficulty, which drew the attention of customs officials. When they approached the Israeli woman, she claimed she was not feeling well.
They agreed to accompany her, but told her she must first pass through the full-body scanner. The officials were amazed to find that, under all the wrappings of the traditional dress, the woman had hidden no fewer than 44 iPhones in her stockings. She was later released and a decision will be made this week on whether to indict her or to send her before the committee that determines fines.

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The same thing we do every night Georgie, try and take over the world!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I love weird comics


Genghis Khan, environmentalist?

Last year I read a book called "Genghis Khan and the making of the modern world" (on Amazon here -> While some parts were a bit gross and there were definitely some slower portions of the book, it was a very good read. Purported facts like portions of his (and his successors') DNA appear in 0.5-2% of the world's men (depending on who generates the figure), his regime established (or at least vastly improved) the modern concepts of credit, tax exemption for religions, religious freedom (to an extent), trade routes still in use today, etc etc etc only fueled his legendary status whether he was hated or loved by everybody under his command. He is one of the best examples of rags to riches (in his case leather clothes to nicer leather clothes) in the history of humanity.

Now its emerging that by the sheer volume of people his wars killed, it actually cooled the earth!

 From the article:

The Mongol leader, who established a vast empire between the 13th and 14th centuries, helped remove nearly 700million tons of carbon from the atmosphere, claims a new study.
The deaths of 40million people meant that large areas of cultivated land grew thick once again with trees, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
And, although his methods may be difficult for environmentalists to accept, ecologists believe it may be the first ever case of successful manmade global cooling.  

The story of Genghis Khan is nothing if not incredible, do yourself a favor and read the book, I'll even lend it to you if you're nearby and I know you

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Marshall Eriksen and I have more in common than an affinity for short girls. We both love charts and basically any other graphical representation of data.

I'm having trouble linking a pic but- below is a link to an interactive site about the cost differences between renting and buying in different US cities. BIG surprise that NYC is expensive to buy right?

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Former Governor Jesse Ventura to sue the TSA

Yes he lately appears a bit crazy, but I do like that this is happening. Not many people have the cajones to actually sue the TSA, or they're too sane and able to see how uphill of a battle it would be. Enough of this guilty until proven innocent crap. There ARE ways of efficiently getting through an airport without giving up any (in fact improving it dramatically) security concerns and its called Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

But I was going to go into town and get some power converters!

It looks like its possible Earth might have a Tatooine-esque twin sun thing going on for a few weeks. Betelgeuse (the star not the ghost played by Michael Keaton) is has been losing mass rapidly lately causing Astronomers to believe its close to a supernova anytime between now and early 2012 (or in a million years as per the article). Don't worry, scientists believe the impending explosion will only shower the Earth with mostly light (possibly bright enough to not have a proper nighttime for a few weeks) and harmless neutrinos.

Excessive Wikipedia links 100% intentional and hilarious

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Another gorgeous Porsche post

For sale out in Chicago, IL is a nauseatingly beautiful 1955 Porsche 356. The P.O. has gone through this car with a fine-tooth comb, hence the asking price. Yes a more modern 911 is a very capable car on and off the track but in my opinion the Porsche 356 is the most beautiful car ever made. No I don't know the seller, just passing on something cool. Check out more @ bring-a-trailer, link below.

Anybody got $125K they want to spot me?

Flickr album of the car ->

That Audi will be there for a while

1) car is parked on street
2) water main breaks nearby
3) car becomes part of street (until spring)

Man that owner is screwed. I wonder if there are conditions for ticketing taken if your car is actually frozen to the street? Based on this I hope nearby residents get used to the new audi-esque artwork for a month or so.

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Is the new Stig Sabine Schmitz?!

Update to the new Stig... (as of January 31, 2011)

Somebody grabbed some video footage of the new Stig talking with Boris Becker (who is due to be a SIARPC on Top Gear soon)

Original post below
Last night the first episode on Top Gear (the real one) aired in the UK and there is speculation that the new Stig was a woman, specifically Sabine Schmitz. This would be awesome seeing as how unbelievably badass Sabine is.


Source -> <- might want to check out the 2nd link in this search (can't link directly for legal reasons)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lazy man blew up snow with homemade bombs to avoid shoveling

Welp, the title is about the whole of it...  A guy in Massachusetts made some bombs to blow snow up around Yes apparently thats illegal and yes he got arrested.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

How to make a lamp/candle from recycled animal fats

Plant oils should work too technically. I love stuff like this. Yes its bootleg, yes its not something store-bought, but isn't it fun making stuff that actually works?! More Brisket please!

Click below for the instructions.

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Facebook is getting exhausting

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Traffic really is as bad as you thought

There are very few things I hate more than traffic, especially unnecessary traffic (eg rubbernecking, merging issues, being an idiot whilst operating a car, etc). Its a combination of a lack of enforcement of constantly broken laws - eg left lane for passing- and overall a lack of adequate training for drivers. Once you get a license, and you keep mailing back your renewal, that's it you're good to drive until a judge takes it away (sometimes due to a doctors recommendation, age, drink driving). I honestly think we should have refresher coarses every few years and for god sakes, standardize and TOUGHEN a driver's license test. Mine was 45 seconds long... Given with my extreme ability to Schumacher my (friend's borrowed) car, that's all he needed to give me the stamp of approval, but that was an exception (he types remembering how unbelievably nervous he actually was doing the K-turn).

Back to the link I'm posting-

From the article:

[The brains at the Texas Transportation Institute in their annual Urban Mobility Report (.pdf)] found traffic in 2008 was better than it had been in at least a decade, but the stop-and-go grind returned in 2009 as the economy improved. In compiling the report, the researchers used real-time traffic data for 439 urban areas to determine how far we’re going and how long it’s taking us to get there. The bottom line? Gridlock forced us to spend an additional 4.8 billion hours in traffic in 2009, wasting an additional 3.9 billion gallons of fuel. All told we blew $115 billion in traffic last year when you consider things like wasted fuel, lost work time and shipping delays.


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Friday, January 21, 2011

Update #2 to moron mall fountain faller

****Update again****

 Well I guess the plan wasn't very well thought out. Its looking more and more like she fell into the fountain on purpose with the intent to sue. In addition, she's probably looking at an arrest (if it hasn't happened already by the time this posts) for past crimes including but not limited to credit card fraud and petty theft.

This woman is trash. Mentioning over and over that you were texting a friend from church and that you're a born again Christian, is that justification? or irony?

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***older update****

Turns out the "girl" is a 49 year old sue-happy whiner. She's trying to sue mall security because they laughed at her and didn't come to help her right away. You have to be kidding me. You're expecting mall security to go above the call of duty? Unless <a href="">Jay and Silent Bob</a> are assaulting the Easter Bunny I think you need to have realistic expectations from them.

YOU fell into the fountain, YOU were fine, YOU were only embarrassed and now YOU want some cash from it...I guess @ 1:05 when they say "she sees a little bit of the humor in it" you kind of lose all your credibility. Its funny as hell because its funny as hell. You can't expect somebody to not laugh at something like that, regardless if they should've checked on you or not. Cathy Cruz Marrero, get off your entitled pedestal, enjoy your 15 minutes and move on.

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These pretzels are making me thirsty!

17 Things You Didnt Know about Seinfeld
Via: Online Schools

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a new meaning to bottoms up

wired beeA new from-the-bottom-up method of filling tap beer (or von Faß for our German friends) is claiming that it will "End Ballpark Lines". While I think its a really good idea, I always subscribed to the theory that the reason it took 2 innings at (old) Yankee stadium and still at least 10-15 min at Nationals park to get a few beers was a incompetence-only hiring policy, not the speed at which beers can be filled. Still, looks like a good idea to me, as long as they don't short pour their pints.

Still, going to ball games remains fun (especially with $15 bleacher seats!) regardless. Here's to the beginning of Baseball season!

Click below for a demonstration video of how the pouring system works.

Ricky Gervais is going to be on the Office

The NBC version! This is awesome, the only thing that show needs (besides more Creed and less Ryan) is David Brent. If we're playing 6 degrees of separation, Jim (NBC) = Tim (BBC) who was involved with Joanna Page in Love Actually which is Stacey from Gavin and Stacey which is one of Wifey and my's favorite shows. Yes I'm aware that has no point to Ricky Gervais being on The Office, but I just wanted to share some great BBC TV.

David Brent > Michael Scott
Dwight K. Schrute > Gareth Keenan

Surfing Jaws at night, holy cr*p!

Jaws in Maui is a famous beach known for HUGE waves. Nobody has tried to surf them in pitch darkness... UNTIL NOW! Wearing a suit and riding a special board covered in LEDs, surfer Mark Visser was towed in by jet-ski @ 2am Hawaii time... watch the video below.

Mark Visser Rides JAWS at Night! from Fortrus Sports on Vimeo.

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Fight Club in 1 minute

A great movie, if you haven't seen it, check out the version longer than 1 minute.

Below is a pretty good synopsis, except for leaving out Meat Loaf! MOM! MEAT LOAF!
Also, at 0:23, anybody catch the abOOT?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bitch, Please!

From Wifey: I have heard about this website for a while now, but never really checked it out since I do most of my browsing at work (wait, what?!?! I never browse at work!) I need to add this website to my daily checking.... STFU, Parents.

Here is the link to the top posts from 2010, which I find awesome. At first I wasn't reading the blogger cometary until i realized (s)he is a literary GENIUS!

The title for this post comes from this post about "mommy-jacking"- basically taking any comment ever made and trying making the poster feel bad because they don't have kids (ahem- having kids only proves that you had sex- congrats).

I am completely serious about this- if I get like this the world has the right/privilege/need to call me a douche and unfriend me.

I cannot believe I'm posting something from Cougartown but-

My wife watches this awful show on after an awesome show which had a very funny rant last night that made my ears perk up as I was screwing around on the internet. They were going through a book of people they weren't friends with anymore and why. Truncated quote below.

"Too happy all the time, said our house was quaint, named her daughter Chesapeake, too old for hair that long, calls her husband hurricane frank, always tried to hug me, vegan, vegan, vegan, doesn't like Howard Stern, thought it would be funny to squirt me with a hose, husband is a tool, ran a marathon, doesn't drink"

haha is great

Say what you want about the plethora of hotels/travel/bidding for rooms sites out there (thanks for not taking any responsibility for Europcar trying to double the rate post-rental for my car in Ireland, EXPEDIA), but is kind of awesome. Click below to see what they call "hotel photo fake outs". Which include doctored of otherwise deceiving photos of hotels in less-than-accurate conditions.

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I met this girl, and she was out of this world

just reposting due to how awesome it is BECAUSE of how stupid it is. (linked site is NSFW-ish depending on where you work)

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Update to mall fountain texter


Turns out the "girl" is a 49 year old sue-happy whiner. She's trying to sue mall security because they laughed at her and didn't come to help her right away. You have to be kidding me. You're expecting mall security to go above the call of duty? Unless Jay and Silent Bob are assaulting the Easter Bunny I think you need to have realistic expectations from them.

YOU fell into the fountain, YOU were fine, YOU were only embarrassed and now YOU want some cash from it...I guess @ 1:05 when they say "she sees a little bit of the humor in it" you kind of lose all your credibility. Its funny as hell because its funny as hell. You can't expect somebody to not laugh at something like that, regardless if they should've checked on you or not. Cathy Cruz Marrero, get off your entitled pedestal, enjoy your 15 minutes and move on.

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How to fake a call, by Samsung

In case you don't have any friends, or don't have any friends you instructed to call you at a certain time beforehand to get you out of a date/meeting/jury duty/parole hearing, just buy a Samsung.

Found in a recent Samsung manual (can't confirm model or even if its true, but its looking that way) is the picture below.

Can anybody with a Samsung (android or otherwise) confirm or deny that this works?

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Library post

Traditional brick and mortar libraries all over are getting the ax when budget cut times come.

Claire:  What do you think the public library is for?
Haley:  I thought that was a bathroom for homeless people.

I'm not sure I agree with this, besides a place for homeless people to use the bathroom, as per Modern Family, there are many positive benefits for an old school bookhouse. Besides free internet, free newspapers/magazines, paper records archives and the ability for my wife to be in a book club and not have to pay $20/book for chick-lit, they really do serve a purpose. Check out how far one town went to save their library (link below).

In the UK, the friends of Stony Stratford Library organized a viral campaign via facebook and twitter (as ironic as that sounds) to collectively check out ALL of the library's media. At one point librarians were stamping at a rate of 380/hour.

From the article:

'The library is the one place where you find five-year-olds and 90-year-olds together, and it's where young people learn to be proper citizens'. It's crazy even to consider closing it.'


Other book-related links.

Check out what books were on the best seller list on your 0th birthday ->
Montgomery County, MD starts some major cuts ->

"Coffee should be sold in 2oz increments" -Me

 As its likely everybody has seen this already, Starbucks has revealed its new size brewed coffee. The new 31oz "Trenta" aka "bucket" comes with a metal handle (note: not true about the handle) and a handtruck (note: not true about the hand truck). This volume is slightly higher than the capacity of an average adult human's entire stomach.

Seriously? Why not just drink a quad espresso and have the same caffeine in (need to double check the math) in ~25% the amount of liquid? Or just start doing pure taurine and cut out the charade of getting "coffee".

  <Coffee Snob on> Do people really want that much Starbucks coffee? Couldn't I just give you 30.9oz of local hippie-brewed coffee (general rule to finding a good coffee shop, if the barista yells at you for some reason its probably going to be delicious *cough* 9th street espresso in NYC *cough*) then drop a charcoal briquette in it for flavor? Zing! <Coffee Snob off>

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Surfers in Alaska ride 45 min long, 5 mile wave

Wow, this is really cool. Taking advantage of very specific weather/tidal conditions on an inlet in Alaska, surfers are able to use the "tidal bore" effect to ride for more than 40 minutes on some of the most scenic views that exist in nature.

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oh jesus christ, just sign up for a Gmail, you know who you are

For god sakes I'll give you an address if you want.

Basically here's the summary.

There are many, many reasons not to use your work email address for anything remotely personal. Here's one more: a California appellate court has ruled that even attorney-client confidentiality doesn't apply when the email is on company servers.

Sweet Dee on Conan

I'm increasingly thinking she is the same person as Kaitlin Olson...

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