Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Best of Facebook

Here's the sign of a TRUE friend!...

I'm glad I'm not Lindsay!

"It's Not My Birthday"

Only on Facebook...

S and M

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sunspots?... Aliens?... A Pigeon? What Caused It?

CLEVELAND: A widespread power outage plunged the city into darkness this morning.  Some of the power was restored for a short time on Cleveland's east side, but the lights then turned off again. Cleveland Public Power has not provided any information about the extent of the outages.
Major power outages are still affecting downtown Cleveland Wednesday morning, as buildings, streetlights and homes are all without power.
Reports of the outages stretch as far west as Franklin and West 65th, and as far east as Carnegie and East 70th. The outages have left streets completely dark, creating a traffic hazard for the morning commute.
Cleveland Public Power has not responded to phone calls and messages seeking more information, so the full extent of the outages is unknown.
A Cleveland fire station on Superior Avenue has no power and no generator, and firefighters had to park the truck outside, and prop open the garage door in case of a call.
There is no word on when power will likely be restored.

On The Road Again

I was driving one day, and came across this sign...
where to go?
Thank God for GPS systems.

what bump?
This seems like a rather dangerous stretch.  May be best to avoid it altogether.

should I stop?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Nostalgia Time Again!
Anyone Remember These?... I Want Them ALL Back!

Why was cereal so damn fun in the 60's and 70's?  And were the advertisers all on some kind of mind altering substance?  I'd like to go back in time, if only to taste these again, and of course for the "Free Prizes" inside the box.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

You Might Actually Start Writing Again...

It's called the "PrintBrush", and it looks very cool!

Here's one of the coolest new printers I've seen in quite a while...  I can think of a lot of uses for something this small that actually prints at least as good as the sorry excuses for printers we've got at work.  I think I need one of these ASAP!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Harvest Moon, Jupiter, and Equinox on September 23! That's Today!


On September 20, Jupiter was closer to Earth than it has been since 1963, and closer than it will be until 2022.  It is now 368 million miles away. On September 21, Earth passed between Jupiter and the sun.

Tonight, the Harvest Moon and Jupiter which is nearing perihelion (its closest point to the sun) will shine all night long!  Tonight is also the first full night of the autumn season for those in the Northern Hemisphere. The September equinox is the start of autumn, and we call the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox the "Full Harvest Moon." This year, the Harvest Moon arrives 6 hours after the September equinox.
The September equinox falls on Thursday, September 23, at 3:09 Universal Time. Converting the equinox time to North American clocks places the equinox on Wednesday, September 22, at 11:09 p.m. Eastern Time, 10:09 p.m. Central Time, 9:09 p.m. Mountain Time and 8:09 p.m. Pacific Time.
For the moon and Jupiter to shine all night long on any equinox, three events, the opposition of Jupiter, the equinox, and the full moon, all have to happen at almost the same time. This year, the three events occur in less than two days.
September 2010 is the only time in your lifetime that you’ll be able to see the moon and Jupiter shine  all night during the equinox. So be sure to observe this once in a lifetime event tonight, the first full night of autumn.
If you have binoculars, look at Jupiter through them and you will likely see from 2 to 4 of its major moons which should look something like this...


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's Coming... Are You Ready?

Halloween!!!! and it's just around the corner, I thought I'd give you some great costume ideas....

One year, my girlfriend and I went to a Halloween party as a "Quarter Pounder with Cheese".
I dressed normally, but carried a hammer and a quarter.  I would occasionally hit the quarter with the hammer.  Cindy dressed in all yellow/orange and wore a sign that read "I'm with Him" and she would point at me.
We got a lot of laughs!

Here are a few more "outside of the box" suggestions, WOOT!
  • Carry a crucifix that you have placed doll clothes on and you can go as a "Cross Dresser".
  • Carry a dumbbell, and stare intently at it.  When asked what you are you say, "watching my weight".

  • Wear extra-large bra over your clothes. Stuff it with spices. What are you? A "Spice Rack" of course.
  • Carry around a box of cereal with a knife, stab the box repeatedly throughout the night.  You are a "Cereal Killer".
  • Wear normal clothes. Attach a dollar to each ear. When they ask, you're "A Buccaneer". Get it?...Buck-an-ear.
  • Attach old Cell Phones to a hat, wear it and tell people you're "Headphones"
Here are some suggestions that are a little more elaborate...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

What Will They Think of Next?

color picker
color picker

color picker

color picker
Color Picker is an innovative pen that can scan colors from anything around and instantly use the color for drawing. After placing the pen near an object, the user just presses the scan button. The color is detected by the color sensor and the RGB cartridge of the pen mixes the required inks to create the target color. WOW!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Use It!

Turn Google Into a Quick Calculator
Google enables you to perform math operations such as addition, subtraction,
multiplication, division, and percentages.
Just use numbers and calculator operators, which include:

  • + (addition)
  • - (subtraction)
  • * (multiplication)
  • / (division)
  • % of (percentage of)
  • ^ (raise to a power)
Here are some examples...

Create your own Customized Google Search Engine
Google is allowing everyone to join in the fun with Google Custom Search Engines. This Google product allows anyone to create their very own search engine.  You get to choose the sites, invite others to contribute to your search engine, and even customize the look and feel to suit your preferences.  You could make your very own customized search for jobs, videos, digital camera reviews, and more. The possibilities are endless.
Start building your own search engine at

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How Many Rodent Hairs and Insect Parts Are In ...

Here is a small sample of the FDA's "Food Defect Action Level" list.
They begin investigation when foods reach the action level they've set. According to the FDA, typical foods contain about 10 percent of the action level, but others say they contain more like 40 percent.
Eat Up!

Everyone Loves Peanut butter! Right?...
Peanut ButterThe FDA's action level for peanut butter is 30 or more insect fragments or one or more rodent hairs per 100 grams.

  • Insect filth: Average is 60 or more insect fragments per 100 grams when 6 100-gram subsamples are examined OR any 1 subsample contains 90 or more insect fragments
  • Rodent filth: Average is 1 or more rodent hairs per 100 grams in 6 100-gram subsamples examined OR any 1 subsample contains 3 or more rodent hairs
  • Insects and insect eggs: 5 or more Drosophila and other fly eggs per 250 ml or 1 or more maggots per 250 ml
  • Parasites: 3% of the fillets examined contain 1 or more parasites accompanied by pus pockets
  • Insect filth: Average of 225 insect fragments or more per 225 grams in 6 or more subsamples
  • Rodent filth: Average of 4.5 rodent hairs or more per 225 grams in 6 or more subsamples

  • Rodent filth: 1 or more rodent excreta pellets are found in 1 or more subsamples, and 1 or more rodent hairs are found in 2 or more other subsamples OR 2 or more rodent hairs per pound and rodent hair is found in 50% or more of the subsamples OR 20 or more gnawed grains per pound and rodent hair is found in 50% or more of the subsamples

  • Insect filth: Average of 75 or more insect fragments per 50 grams
  • Rodent filth: Average of 1 or more rodent hairs per 50 grams

Now lets see what else is in our food...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Now this is Architecture!

Here are some very odd buildings from around the world...
Click on images for full size photos

Sopot, Poland - The Crooked House
The Crooked House
This is NOT an iPhone bend, and is NOT altered in any way!

Newark, Ohio - The Longaberger Basket Company building
The Basket Building (Ohio, United States)
I've seen this in person!
MANY more photos... simply click the link below.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

This Guy is FANTASTIC!

His name is Chris Lawley, and he is a MASTER at covering Classic Rock songs... 

Here he is playing an old Genesis tune called "Firth of Fifth"
His MIDI drumming is DEAD on!  WOW!

Here is his cover of Rush - YYZ!  Simply UNBELIEVABLE!
Why isn't this guy famous?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Not What It Seems

Fantastic Art that contains some hidden elements...

Street Artists paint 3D Images on streets and sidewalks which are unbelievable!
The rest of this post is dedicated to Street Art... Click the link below for mare great stuff!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Old School

Mommy, what was the Internet like when you were little?...

Best Buy Circa 1996 - Click image for full size

Ebay Circa 1999 - Click image for full size

Saturday, September 4, 2010

These are the MOST CREATIVE videos EVER MADE by ANY BAND!

"OK Go"... These guys win, hands down, for the most creative music videos of the decade!

This was the only video of this that allowed me to embed it.
Excuse the link near the top, not mine!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Real Mug Shots - Real Ugly Mug Shots!

I wonder how old she is?.. 30?.. 40?.. Only her hairdresser knows for sure.  Or,
maybe her drug dealer?