Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fire Tornadoes!..If you see one of these, RUN!

Check out these SWEET videos of "Fire Whirls", yes, that's the "official" name given to them.  They are pretty cool, and VERY rare too!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Now this is just too damn funny!.. Although disturbing on another level.

Another fantastic blog, Celebrity Pixx ( http://celebritypixx.blogspot.com/ ) takes photos of your favorite celebrities to a whole new realm... below are a few pictures pulled from the treasure chest of photos you will find over there.  At first, I laughed, HARD.  Later I had nightmares!

See if you can guess the celebrities in these Great Photos!... and then click the link above to get right over there and see what I didn't have the audacity to show you here!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

These laws are STILL on the books!... Some might even help you get out of a jam...


Law Summary

No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.

Full text of the Law

Section 2331.12
General Assembly: 100.
Bill Number: House Bill 1
Effective Date: 10-1-53
No person shall be arrested during a sitting of the senate or house of representatives, within the hall where such session is being held, or in any court of justice, during the sitting of such court, or on Sunday, or on the fourth day of July.

Law Summary

Electric Fences are banned.

Full text of the Law

05 21. 07. 00 FENCES.
(a) No person shall erect or maintain any fence charged with electrical current.
(b) No person shall erect or maintain a barbed wire fence which abuts or is adjacent to any public street or sidewalk. This subsection (b) does not prevent the placement and use of not more than three strands of barbed wire on top of a fence other than a barbed wirefence, provided such strands are not less than seventy-two inches from the ground.
Barbed wire partition fences may be erected and maintained as provided in Ohio R.C. 971.03.
(c) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(ORC 3767.13)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's a Wonder Anyone Over Forty Survived Their Childhood...

Real Toys from Times Long Gone!.. But OMG these were all so much fun!  Add your own memories in the comment section!

It really doesn't seem like all that long ago, the 60's and early to mid 70's.  This was when toys were toys, and safety oriented advocacy groups had not been invented.  There weren't a bunch of sue happy lawyers running the country, and kid's toys were, well, FUN!  So we lost an eye here and there, shaved off some skin, burned a finger or house once in a while, got welts from flying plastic, inhaled toxic gases, or lost hearing in one or both ears, but damn-it, we had fun doing it!

The first toy coming to you from my memory banks is the Mattel Strange Change Machine, a really "HOT" item!

The Strange Change Machine was basically a two-way conversion device which looked a lot like you would envision a futuristic time machine. The base was metal; the top, a plastic see-through dome. It came with a series of differently-colored plastic cubes ('time capsules'), a printed map of a prehistoric jungle land, a set of plastic mountains, and a pair of tongs. Using the tongs was a must.

The plastic cubes were actually monsters, which had been compressed into the capsule forms, waiting to be transformed by the "Transformation Chamber". The cubes were placed inside the see-through plastic chamber, where they were heated to some ungodly high temperature, thus reverting to their original shapes. There were weird-looking monsters, dinosaurs, and insects. They could be removed from the chamber ONLY using the tongs, and only after extended cooling, could be played with.

The figures could turned back into cubes by reheating them in the chamber, and then placing them inside a small metal "Compression" chamber in the toy's base, where a hand-cranked vice would take the now-softened monsters and squish them back into cube form complete with the Mattel logo on one side.

Make sure you check out the other toys by clicking the "Rest of the Story" link below...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

On being Wrong... REALLY WRONG!

The following quotes, from experts in their chosen field, might have seemed logical at the time, but in retrospect are pretty funny, not to mention DEAD WRONG!

"There will never be a bigger plane built."
- A Boeing engineer, after the first flight of the 247, a twin engine plane that carried ten people.

"There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will."
- Albert Einstein, 1932

"We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on the way out."
- Decca executive, 1962, after turning down the Beatles.

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
- Ken Olson, president of Digital Equipment Corp. arguing against the PC in 1977

"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication."
- Western Union memo, 1876

"We will never make a 32 bit operating system." 
- Bill Gates

"I think there's a world market for about five computers."
Thomas J. Watson, chairman of the board of IBM.

"The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives."
Admiral William Leahy, U.S. Atomic Bomb Project.

"While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility."
Lee DeForest, inventor

"Radio has no future. Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. X-rays will prove to be a hoax."
William Thomson, Lord Kelvin English scientist, 1899

"We don't need you. You haven't got through college yet."
- Hewlett Packard excuse to Steve Jobs, who founded Apple Computers instead.

"With over 50 foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn't likely to carve out a big slice of the US market."
Business Week, August 2, 1968

"The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty - a fad." 
- The president of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford’s lawyer, Horace Rackham, not to invest in the Ford Motor Co., 1903

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What Were They Thinking? The World's Worst Sites

The votes are in!... Meaning I selected what I feel are...

I hope none of these sites belong to any of my ardent followers!
See the rest of them via the link below...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Barack Obama Action Figure! Everyone needs one of these!

When I first caught wind of this new toy, I immediately thought, "Hmmm, does it come with a TV camera"?
This is just CLASSIC!  What child wouldn't want Barack to be their hero, fighting villains and other evil doers right in their own bedroom or play room?...

After all, he is our president!  See the rest of the shots by clicking this...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010


This was an actual ad on my "Facebook" profile sidebar this morning!
I mean, does someone actually WANT to dismantle bombs for a living?
WOW!  Yeah, sure, who minds losing a limb now and then?
Here are MORE great job listings from all over the place...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Henry's Garden

A fantastic short animated film that EVERYONE should see.  There is great meaning here, and the first time I viewed it many years ago I cried.  It's one of those films that might just change your life forever.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Incredible optical illusions!

Stare at the center... something odd seems to happen!

Scan your eyes up and down over this image... I assure you it is NOT an animated image!
(Image credits: John Peterson)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Without Regard to Race, Gender, or Creed...

My pets set a great example for how we should all get along... (click pics for larger image)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Roll your own... iPhone photos of course!

The iPhone incorporates a rolling shutter.  This means the CCD in the iPhone scans what it is seeing one line at a time from top to bottom.  This can be a problem if the camera is moving, or it can be a REAL BLAST for the creative photographer because you can learn to distort or bend the photo, or even create blur in just one part of the photo as it is taken.
If you own an iPhone this is a MUST TRY!!!  Simply rotate the camera WHILE you take the picture.  Large objects with straight edge lines tend to be some of the best subjects for starters.
Here are some of my own examples of "iPhone Bends"...

When you take a picture while the object is moving quickly in relation to the iPhone, you will get slanted distortion. In low light this, coupled with slow shutter speed results in part of the picture turning out blurry while other parts are sharp.
Here are many more examples...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Is it just me?...

OK... I seem to notice a very distinctly perverse and very CREEPY vibe in a lot of "older" advertisements. The Images of children are often most surreal and disturbing...

It doesn't end with the kids either!  Here are a lot more examples...

Friday, August 6, 2010

The "Double Rainbow Video" has arrived. What could this mean?!

Bear Vasquez a.k.a. "the Double Rainbow Guy"  has become quite a sensation with over 9 million people having watched his video, an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and a lot of other TV, Radio, and written press.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Space Food Sticks and something to wash it down with! Ah, the 70's

Wow... I really miss the 70's...

If you think these are whacked out, check out these other BLASTS FROM THE PAST!..
Here are a few of the bizarre cereals I ate in the 70's

And some of the toys I played with after eating 1000 times my daily allowance of pure SUGAR

The more I look back on the 70's, the more I realize just how drunk and high everyone was!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Maybe they're all ROBOTS!

I know that a lot of people feel that kids today grow up all too fast, and that they seem
to be more advanced than kids of previous generations.  Well, after seeing this, I tend
to agree...

Roller Babies @ Yahoo! Video

Monday, August 2, 2010

More bizarre than either Spock or Captain Kirk...

But much better at making music!

This has got to be one of the most unusual videos ever made.

I LOVE to watch painfully BAD music videos from the "old days"

This has to be one of the WORST music videos EVER... but you just can't look away.  Like a serious car accident on the side of the highway, you're drawn into the ghastly scene with wide eyes.  If you need a good laugh, an "old" and incredibly poorly choreographed music video like this one is sure to hit the spot!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

If Spock can sing, so can Captain Kirk Damn It!

William Shatner, A.K.A. Captain Kirk tried his hand at music just like Leonard Nemoy
(A.K.A. Spock).  I posted the Vulcan's video earlier, so I felt I should give equal time to
the captain of the Starship Enterprise.

This is TOO funny!!!

I actually remember seeing these on TV!!!

These three original outpost commercials were quickly banned.  The "Tattoo" commercial was on for a VERY short time as I recall.  Ah the glory days of the dot coms, when commercials were great!