Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Saturday, May 30, 2009
An exercise is Aussie ignorance
Australian news can only really be described as 'tabloid' at best. The most exciting thing about it is the occasional golden opportunity to ridicule our fellow neighbours, and this video is no exception.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
In case you missed it, Ramsey no longer updates this blog.
Well, I think that just about says it all.
Thanks Ransey, for the fantastic Blog with a MASSIVE archive of stuff that I KNOW no one could have read all of.
Oh, and BTW 'Anonymous', we never expected any slack. We just thought that this dead blog may be able to use an update once in a while to keep the archives browsers amused. If you don't appreciate it, fair enuff, but being a prick about it isn't necessary.
Thanks Ramsey, for everything. You are a blogging legend.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Feed us your thoughts on ACB
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Looking for payback?
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Just in case you're reading this at work...
This one's for all of you who've always wanted to watch a bit of 'Safe For Work' porn.
Yeah, well you all keep saying this blogs going downhill....
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
New corporate bailout form
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Yeah, it's in Dutch, but I think we can all relate to the little differences between the genders.
Monday, January 19, 2009
The Quick 10: Facts About 10 Presidential Inaugurations
1. Jimmy Carter’s inauguration was distinctive for a few reasons. First of all, he was the first president to be sworn in by a nickname. Second, his Inauguration Day parade included a Macy’s Parade-like balloon of a peanut to celebrate his past. And third, his wife, Rosalyn, was also the only First Lady (in recent history, anyway) to wear an old gown for the swearing-in ceremony. Seeing no reason it shouldn’t be worn again, she wore a dress she had worn to a gubernatorial ceremony in Georgia.
2. Zachary Taylor refused to be sworn in on a Sunday, because he was very strict about “keeping holy the Sabbath.” The position of president couldn’t just be vacant until Monday, so the President Pro Tempore of the
3. Calvin Coolidge had some interesting people swear him in as president. The first time, after Warren G. Harding died in office, Coolidge was sworn in by his notary public dad. They were at a farm in Vermont and had to conduct the whole thing by kerosene lamp. The second time, he was sworn in by former president William Howard Taft, who was chief justice of the Supreme Court at the time.
4. Thomas Jefferson walked to and from his own inauguration.
5. Warren G. Harding was the first to arrive at his inauguration via car.
6. When Andrew Johnson was inaugurated as vice president, he was totally trashed. He was very ill from typhoid fever and drank whiskey to try to numb the aches and pains a little. Except he overdid it and ended up slurring his way through his oaths. Then he tried to swear in the new
7. More than three tons of Jelly Belly jelly beans were used in Ronald Reagan’s inauguration in 1981. When he was governor of California, he developed a jelly bean habit because he was giving up smoking and the jelly beans helped distract him. He became known for it, so red, white and blue jelly beans were used for his inauguration celebrations. The blueberry Jelly Belly, in fact, was created just for this purpose.
8. Barack Obama may be using the same Bible to take his oath as Abraham Lincoln did, but Teddy Roosevelt still has one up on him: he actually wore one of Lincoln’s rings. John Hay, Roosevelt’s secretary of state, was also Abraham Lincoln’s private secretary (he was only 22 at the time) and was there when Lincoln was assassinated. Hay was given the ring by Mary Todd Lincoln and let Roosevelt use it in his 1905 inauguration.
9. The Adams presidents were apparently sore losers. When their successors were inaugurated, both John Adams and John Quincy Adams made it a point to be otherwise occupied far out of town.
10. In his inaugural address, James Buchanan announced that he wasn’t going to run for re-election. He was true to his word, and maybe that’s for the best: he’s continually ranked as one of the worst presidents the U.S. has ever had.Via
Friday, January 16, 2009
No Pants day
Labels: No pants
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
An interesting exit interview
Click on the link to read the full interview . It's hilarious!
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Clever Hiring Ad?!?!
Labels: cool advertisements
Monday, December 01, 2008
Don't mess with the candy, man!
Neighbor uses lawn decoration to subdue knife-wielding man
When a drunken neighbor came over and threatened his Thanksgiving guests with a kitchen knife, one Del Paso Heights man allegedly took matters - and a plastic candy cane - into his own hands.
In what police said was self-defense, the man used the two-foot plastic lawn decoration to beat 49-year-old Donald Kercell until police could take Kercell into custody, said Sacramento Police spokesman Sgt. Norm Leong.
Kercell allegedly became intoxicated, went over to a neighbor's home on the 3600 block of Dayton Street early Thursday evening and began waving a kitchen knife at people gathered on the lawn, Leong said.
When Kercell cut a few people's clothing, Leong said, a man at the home decided to fight back. Other people at the home called police.
Leong said the candy cane-wielding man does not face any charges. The knife-wielding man, however, was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
Source: Sacto 911
Tug of War?!??!
Mysterious samurai saves Police in UK
Think twice before you try to trap an asian girl
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Which came first, the song or the video?
Ever wonder what music videos (in case you don't know what they are, they're what they used to play on MTV, before Ashton Kutcher and Cribs) would be like if they sang about what was in the video? Sort of a video came before the song thing? Keep that in mind and laugh at this:
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
The AirMail wallet is made of a single sheet of super-strong Tyvek that feels like paper but is virtually indestructible. Being stitchless, the wallet has the luxury of expanding without looking like a bloated pervy old man after 3 jugs of beer. It's environment-friendly too; the wallet is made of 25% recycled plastic.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Looking forward to the future of space travel?
John Carmack's Armadillo Aerospace has won the $US350,000 Level One X-Prize Lunar Lander Challenge.
Their spaceship blasted off the designated area, got up to 150 feet, and then hovered for 90 seconds at that altitude to land with absolute precision on a pad 150 feet away.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Google Phone vs. 3G iPhone, the showdown!
A friend of mine, Ferris, fellow co-worker, received his new “Google Phone” in the mail today. If you didn’t hear in the news, today was the launch of the new T-Mobile cell phone — named the G1. This phone runs the Google Android operating system. Complete with a touchscreen, QWERTY keyboard, GPS, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, etc — you know, all that good stuff.P.S. You may remember Ferris from a hilarious video blog that he was featured in previously — he had a “half” cell phone that miraculously was still working.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Don't try to fight it, you're a thief either way
Pirated from xkcd.com
Sunday, October 19, 2008
102 Years Ago
The year is 1906.
One hundred and two years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some of the U.S. statistics for the Year 1906:
- The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.
- Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.
- Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone
- A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.
- There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.
- The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
- Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California. With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union.
- The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
- The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.
- The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year .
- A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
- More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at HOME.
- Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as “substandard.”
- Sugar cost four cents a pound.
- Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
- Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
- Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
- Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
- Five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
4. Heart disease
- The American flag had 45 stars.
- Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn’t been admitted to the Union yet..
- The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!
- Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn’t been invented yet.There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
- Two out of every 10 U.S. adults couldn’t read or write. Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
- Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, “Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health.” ( Shocking? DUH! )
- Eighteen percent of households in the U.S. had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
- There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE ! U.S.A. !
Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Smile for Today
Theres nothing like an explosive breakup
Check out this great video of the controlled destructive re-entry of the European Space Agency's Jules Verne Automated Transfer Vehicle.
The breakup itself began at an altitude of about 47 miles and produced some 600 fragments of 22-44 lb. in mass. The debris field covered a 125 x 1,250 mi. corridor about 1,250 mi. east of New Zealand and 1,675 mi. south of French Polynesia.
Check out the full video here (41MB).
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Gomibako (Trash Can): Tetris but with Garbage
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Great music, unlimited Häagen-Daz ice cream, and a bed .. Heaven!
Friday, October 10, 2008
How to Carve a Pumpkin
I love Halloween! I couldn't resist adding one more Halloween how-to video. This video has 10 total video segments on selecting just the right pumpkin, what kind of supplies you will need, how to properly gut a pumpkin, and many other helpful hints. The video below is an introduction to the video segment. To view the other ones as well, click this link.
How to Apply Heath Ledger Joker Make-Up
Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
And don’t start a sentence with a conjunction.
It is wrong to ever split an infinitive.
Avoid clichés like the plague. (They’re old hat)
Also, always avoid annoying alliteration.
Be more or less specific.
Remarks in brackets (however relevant) are (usually) (but not always) unnecessary.
Also too, never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
No sentence fragments.
Contractions aren’t necessary and shouldn’t be used.
Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
Do not be redundant; do not use more words than necessary; it’s highly superfluous.
One should NEVER generalize.
Comparisons are as bad as clichés.
Don’t use no double negatives.
Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
One-word sentences? Eliminate.
Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake.
The passive voice is to be ignored.
Eliminate commas, that are, not necessary. Parenthetical words however should be enclosed in commas.
Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice.
Kill all exclamation points!!!
Use words correctly, irregardless of how others use them.
Understatement is always the absolute best way to put forth earth shaking ideas.
Use the apostrophe in it’s proper place and omit it when its not needed.
Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Resist hyperbole; not one writer in a million can use it correctly.
Puns are for children, not groan readers.
Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms.
Even if a mixed metaphor sings, it should be derailed.
Who needs rhetorical questions?
Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement.