Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
You can order your emergency supply of Yoders Canned Bacon from The Ready Store.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Scientists have named a species of extinct lizard after the president of these United States. Dubbed Obamadon gracilis, the lizard is thought to have been a victim of the asteroid many believe to be responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs.
As much as I relish the idea of naming extinct reptiles after their modern-day political counterparts, I'm much more interested in the economic side of it. The International Star Registry has made a killing over the last three decades marketing the prospect of naming a star after a loved one. Why couldn't the same thing be done with the naming of extinct species? I mean, if the environmentalist doomsayers are right, it could be a very lucrative business.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Friday, December 07, 2012
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Not what you think it would smell like! Demeter's Sushi is the fresh scent of just cooked sticky rice and straight from the seaside seaweed, laced with hints of ginger and lemon essences. Simply delectable... after all, if it smelled like fish, would you wear it?Actually, after looking at some of the other fragrances offered -- including classic scents like Black Pepper, Glue, Fireplace, Earthworm, and Humidor -- I'm tempted to check them out.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
There wasn't any evidence the equipment was in use while he was moving, so the driver only received a speeding ticket.
If you thought the interior of that car looked familiar, it's because it looks like just about every police car in America.
You probably haven't thought much about it, but distracted driving among police officers is a problem. A Minnesota study found that 14 percent of crashes between 2006 and 2010 involving police vehicles were caused by distracted driving, half of those due to squad car computers.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
I wonder if anyone has tried this at the airport.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The common weakness in these hacks is the password. It's an artifact from a time when our computers were not hyper-connected. Today, nothing you do, no precaution you take, no long or random string of characters can stop a truly dedicated and devious individual from cracking your account. The age of the password has come to an end; we just haven’t realized it yet.Honan knows his stuff. He was a hacking victim whose online presence was virtually wiped out.
It's a scary article, but a must-read for just about everyone.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The best part is that he let his three kids demolish the whole thing when he was done.
(via Dave Barry's Blog)
Eyercize is a free, online speed reading program that's designed to help you become a more accomplished reader. It's designed to help you:
ease your workload
improve your job skills
get better grades
improve your material retention
And did I mention that it's free?
(via Gary North's Tip of the Week email)
Friday, November 09, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
That's right. Peanut Butter & Jelly and Bacon.
The sodas weren't cold, so I stuck them in the fridge when I got home. After an adequate chilling, they were ready.
When I twisted off the cap I half-expected my nose to be graced by the familiar scent of hardwood-smoked bacon. Nope. There really wasn't much of a bouquet at all. As for the taste...well, there wasn't a whole lot of bacony flavor either, though I could detect a hint of smokiness that settled along the back of my palette, enough to let me know it was there.
It was surprisingly light and slightly sweet -- not your typical high-fructose corn syrup sweet, but it was definitely more sweet than savory.
The most interesting thing I noticed was the lack of artificial flavors.
Of course, bacon isn't listed as an ingredient, which makes me wonder what "natural flavor" I was tasting.
Overall, it was rather pleasant, and I think the "less is more" approach to taste made it more enjoyable than trying to go for the full bacon flavor. After all, a soft drink is supposed to lift you up rather than weigh you down. It isn't something I would reach for on a hot day after mowing the lawn, but I could certainly see it being the beverage of choice at a backyard barbecue. I give it 3 slices of Lemon Harangue Pie out of a possible 5.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Soda
This one had a noticeable aroma when opened. The taste was overwhelmingly fruity, pretty much drowning out any peanut buttery goodness that might have been lurking in the background. Think of a PB and J with too much J.
I found it somewhat enjoyable, but it was much sweeter than I expected. Definitely more of a taste kids might enjoy.
The ingredient list noted a mix of natural and artificial flavors, and I'm sure the peanut butter fell into the latter category. I give it 2 slices out of 5.
Lester's Fixins sodas are made by the Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
These colorful pipes are responsible for carrying water in and out of our Oregon data center. The blue pipes supply cold water and the red pipes return the warm water back to be cooled.
Our Council Bluffs data center provides over 115,000 square feet of space. We make the best out of every inch, so you can use services like Search and YouTube in the most efficient way possible.
A rare look behind the server aisle. Here hundreds of fans funnel hot air from the server racks into a cooling unit to be recirculated. The green lights are the server status LEDs reflecting from the front of our servers.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Sorry. All the missiles have been removed.
The MSR site offers approximately 431 acres with various buildings totaling 258,441 square feet and 207.36 line of sight easement acres, more or less. The MSR site is identified in three sections: Vacant Land (approx. 201 acres); Non Tactical Area (approx. 118 acres) and Tactical Area (approx. 111 acres). The Vacant Land was developed for housing but the housing units were removed. The Non Tactical Area offers several improvements including a chapel, community center, administration building, industrial building, pump house, maintenance building, and office building constructed by former telephone service contractor. The Tactical Area offers the Missile Site Radar Building, power plant, universal missile building, warhead handling building and access sentry station. The tactical area also offers 30 Spartan and 16 Sprint missile silos.
(via Dave Barry's Blog)
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I was excited when I first heard the news, but something Craig Schulz said in a statement bugged me: "We have been working on this project for years. We finally felt the time was right and the technology is where we need it to be to create this film."
What does he mean by "technology"? Are we talking about state-of-the-art computer animation, or, worse, 3-D? Good grief! I'm sorry, but I just don't see what technology has to do with remaining true to the spirit of the classic comic strip. I think that moving away from the hand-drawn feel of the animation is the best way to ruin it.
Of course, I may be jumping the gun; the movie is still three years away. I guess I'll just have to wait and see along with every other fan.
You can follow mission updates and watch the actual jump live at RedBullStratos.com.
Monday, October 08, 2012
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Monday, October 01, 2012
I wonder if it would work while driving through thick fog.
(from Daimler, via DVice)
Friday, September 28, 2012
Flaming squirrel ignites grass fire
The humble town of Spearfish, South Dakota, was the target of a squirrel terrorist attack:
Chief Travis Ladson said a squirrel had gotten shocked while touching the power lines, which caused the transformer to blow forcing the squirrel, which was on fire, to drop to the ground. Dubbed the "Dead Squirrel Fire," crews had the blaze knocked down in 20 minutes. "We had a really good response and everyone did a good job," Ladson said.
Houston residents aren't aware of the threat squirrels pose
Squirrel Watch 2012 is under way! KPRC in Houston asks viewers to send in their squirrel shots. I'm thinking of having readers send in pictures of their shot squirrels.
Voice of famous cartoon squirrel turns 95
June Foray, the voice of Rocket J. Squirrel (a.k.a. "Rocky") turned 95 on September 18:
In her decades as a voice actress, June Foray has portrayed a multitude of animated characters: From Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale on "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show," to Witch Hazel from Looney Tunes and Cindy Lou Who on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
Is that a squirrel in your shirt?
Sure, the guy had a few beers, but I think the squirrel orchestrated the whole thing:
Squirrel home invasion in Germany
This is why we Americans have the Second Amendment:
Of course, even I have to admit that exit was pretty amazing!
Clever squirrel prank
Gets rid of the critter with no messy cleanup:
(via 22 Words)
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
For those still scratching their heads over the controversial call at the end of Monday night's Packers-Seahawks game, this excerpt from the NFL Rulebook should clear things up:
In the event of simultaneous conflicting rulings on the field, the official in the black and white stripes shall have precedence over the official in the white and black stripes.There. Case closed.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Scientist Harold "Sonny" White of NASA's Johnson Space Center explains:
The secret to warp speed is in spaceship design. Below is one concept:
|I'm not sure how this works, but apparently the football is crucial.|
Come on, scientists. "Feasible"? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Cecilia Gimenez, who is in her 80s, made headlines across the world after attempting a DIY restoration that left the 19th century fresco of Christ at her local church in Borja resembling a monkey.
The altered image of Ecce Homo – Behold the Man – became an internet sensation and sent thousands of curious sightseers to the Sanctuario de Misericordia to laugh at her handiwork.
Authorities threatened to sue Mrs Gimenez for her unauthorised attempt, which she insisted had been carried out with only good intentions because the painting was in need of repair.
But popularity for the modified masterpiece grew with even budget airline Ryanair offering cheap deals to nearby Zaragoza airport encouraging "pilgrims" to visit the work that was quickly dubbed "Ecce Mono" – Behold the Monkey.
An internet petition to keep the repair job garnered widespread support and seizing an opportunity to swell its coffers, the church began levying a 4 euro (£3) entrance fee on visitors, earning 2,000 euros in the first four days.
Lawyers acting for Mrs Gimenez now insist she should be entitled to a cut of the profits, which she wants to go towards a charity of her choice.
Charity or not, why does money always seem to be the preferred prescription for public humiliation?
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
Now when it comes to the history of one of the most beloved children's characters of all-time, I am a bear of very little brain. I had a vague memory of hearing somewhere that A. A. Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh, based his stories on stuffed animals belonging to his son, Christopher Robin.
Well, it's true. And it turns out those stuffed animals are still with us.
Kanga, Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger are on display at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library in New York City.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Did this concoction do its drinkers any good? No one knows, but it apparently wasn't very profitable. The company quit making it in 1938.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
You have to admire his perspicuity. He even got the whole incident on video:
It is interesting to note that a popular 19th-century manufacturer of smoke helmets was Vajen-Bader. Vajen-Bader? Vader? Hmmmm?