Sunday, May 29, 2005

The Artwork of Robert Goulet

He's been singing through his moustache for years - now he's a visual artist - all here for your enjoyment. I wonder if, like Helen Reddy, he made a disco album in the 70's as well..

We are the knights who say...

Spontaneous Party

Remember when doing totally insane spontaneous and meaningless things in college seemed like a supreme act of brilliance? Well these guys are in it. The theory goes, why not start knocking on people's doors dancing with a boombox playing the same song over and over and get 17 people to join you in classrooms, movie theaters, or dorm rooms at other people's schools?

Saturday, May 28, 2005

DVD Machine at McDonald's

Ok - so I wander into my local McDonald's earlier today hoping to rectify a hangover - and I see THIS monstrosity. A DVD rental machine. A buck a day. Big as a pop machine - maybe taller. But my question is -WHY? And why McDonald's? Has anyone else seen these? It wasn't operational yet, so I don't know how many titles at a time it holds - I predict it'll be gone in a month.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

All the Phobias

Do I have to have rabies to have hydrophobia?

Goodwill Record Bin Hits

Don't have a record player? No problem! Sample all the music that's currently in landfills all across the country - no needle required!

Blackbeard's Ship Found

Now they just have to figure out where the silver bars are buried. Supposedly they're located on an island in some complicated system which will flood with water and sand if excavated the wrong way... (Click title to read more.)

Phil Spector's Hair

Ready for trial? Ok let's see - hair dryer diffuser. Check. Backcomb and four cans of Aqua Net? Check.

No Pizza Delivery - 20 Calls to 911

A woman was arrested after calling 911 twenty times because a pizza parlor would not deliver. When an officer arrived she bit him. Apparently she was hungry. Film at 11.

Real Stories of Old Dutch Potato Chip Eaters

Everyone knows Old Dutch makes the huge "twin pack" boxes of Old Dutch potato chips, manufactured in St Paul, MN - but do we all know the as yet unheard stories of Old Dutch potato chip eaters as they've reached their 70 year milestone?

Click the title bar to read on.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Phone Book Recursion

If you're like me, you look up most phone numbers online - especially if you have DSL/Cable. Phone books are annoying, used maybe once a year, a waste of paper and just take up useful storage space.

Well I just found out how to cancel future phone book delivery to your house. If you normally get (Qwest) Dex phone books, call (toll-free) 1-877-2-GET-DEX. You might sit on hold for a couple minutes but soon a real person comes on, gets your information, asks why you want to stop delivery, and that's that. Voila - chuck your books in the recycling bin and never look at a phone book again. Storage space is now available.

I Hate It When This Happens..

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral with Darth

The Sith Sense. Turn on your speakers.

Star Wars

I remember this kind of talk by a speaker who came to our church for an evening service when Star Wars came out in 1977.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Creepy Moments with the Brawny Paper Towel Guy

Brawny Man History

He owns more than one shirt: While most people associate the Brawny man with his red plaid shirt, he has, in fact, worn six different shirts ranging from purple plaid to blue denim.

He's had hair issues: The original Brawny Man underwent two makeunders during his nearly thirty year tenure. The first, in 1984, was a slight haircut; the second was a side part in 1991.

He's as strong as he is sensitive: 40 percent of women who created their "virtual Brawny Man" online in 2002 say their ideal Brawny Man spends his free time helping around the house.

Yoda Sings

He's just a gigolo.

Monday, May 16, 2005

How to Vacuum Your Lungs

Out of breath? Just follow these simple steps.

Top 100 Toys

I would've bumped the Death Star playset up a bit but that's just me.

Banana Phone

Turn your speakers way up and run.

Teaching in Japan

"I wish I could say it stops there, but actually, it gets worse. Let me introduce you to a game Japanese kids like to play called "Kancho."

Actually, it's not so much a "game" as it is kids clasping their hands together, sticking out their first fingers, and shoving them up your butt. I'm really not joking.

You know, before we come to Japan, they tell us a lot of ultimately useless stuff. What kind of computer to bring, if our DVD's will work, clothing sizes, that kind of nonsense. Nowhere, and I mean nowhere, in the 3-4 months of orientations did anyone ever mention that at some point, a Japanese kid may try to stick their fingers up our butt. That's something I would have liked to know, personally.

It's called Kancho, and just about any kid can be a Kancho Assassin. Even the sweetest little girl may be prone to jam her fingers up your ass the second you turn around. This happened to one of my friends, which just goes to show - don't trust anyone. I'd say the little girls are the most dangerous cause they have natural ways of lowering your defenses.

I was pretty lucky. Before I came, I bought a really big, really baggy pair of pants. The kids try to Kancho...but they just have no idea where my ass is! It's beautiful! I had one kid try and find his fingers hit nothing but jean fabric and air. Yes! But I've actually gotten pretty good at dodging it, much like Spider-man I have developed a Kancho Sense that tells me where and when it's coming before it comes. I parry fingers like a pro. My record is still 100% Kancho Free. Ha! America 2, Japan 0.

All in a day's work I suppose."

Self-Heating Latte

24 million was spent developing this product. Drink up!

Friday, May 13, 2005


My only question is how many hotels can you build on Yahoo IM?

Tuesday, May 03, 2005