Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Sean got a 10%, Not bad all things considered.

Man drives his new car into dealership showroom

Police say a North Miami Beach man drove his new Ford Escape through a dealership showroom, poured gasoline on it and set a fire that caused nearly a $1 million in damage.

Gerald Georgettis was arrested after walking away from the fire Sunday at the Metro Ford in north Dade County.

Fire officials say the blaze scorched about a dozen cars, including a limited edition 2006 Ford G-T Heritage. Only 250 of the cars that sell for $150,000 were made. Miami-Dade police say Georgettis was angry about the price he paid for a new sport utility vehicle. New Ford Escapes cost around $20,000, but it wasn't immediately clear what Georgettis paid for his.

Georgettis was charged with first-degree arson and a felony criminal mischief. He posted a $1,500 bond.

Whoa, it’s probably an understatement to say this guy has ‘anger management’ issues. Article here.

She should really watch what she's doing

Overheard on the streets of New York

Girl #1: No, dude, I'm telling you, all the men going to Paris right now are so gay.
Girl #2: Oh my god, that's so not true. Johnny Depp lives there. Totally not gay.
Girl #1: Yeah, I guess...
Girl #2: Trust me, you'll find someone to lose your virginity to there. I'm sure most of them are just, like, metro or bi, anyway.


-Columbia University

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Woman: We'll have the perfectly peanut butter sundae.
Store girl: Okay, sure.
Man: Come on, you know I fucking hate the taste of peanut butter!
Woman: Are you kidding me? I ate your jizz just a couple of hours ago, I think you eating the ice cream I want would be a decent fucking compromise!
Store girl: ...Um...Yeah, so...I'm taking that as extra peanut butter.

-Dylan's Candy Bar, 3rd Avenue

[via OHINY]

Pup-in-cup!

Your girlfriend is hot for two years only? WTF?

A team from the University of Pisa in Italy found the bodily chemistry which makes people sexually attractive to new partners lasts, at most, two years.

When couples move into a "stable relationship" phase, other hormones take over, Chemistry World reports. Testosterone was also found to increase in love-struck women, but to reduce in men when they are in love.

OK, uh- this study really kind of makes me nervous. If your attraction to your significant other only lasts two years… what the hell are you supposed to do for the rest the 20+ years you’ve devoted to her for marriage? And WTF is up with women having increased levels of testosterone? Weird sh*t if you ask me. Maybe we all should make a worldwide rule that people can only date/get married for two years? Anyone? Read the full article here.

Have your syphilis, and eat your cake too?

Atheists sells himself on eBay to go to church

‘Selling yourself’ on eBay is becoming more and more prevalent each day. Check out this auction:

"I'm a 22-year-old Atheist from Chicago. I stopped believing in God when I was 14.

So, here's my proposal. Everytime I come home, I pass this old Irish church. I promise to go into that church every day-- for a certain number of days-- for at least an hour each visit. For every $10 you bid, I will go to the Church for 1 day.For $50, you would have me going to mass every day for a week.

My promise: I will go willingly and with an open mind. I will not say/do anything inappropriate. I will record my visits through a journal, pictures, or whatever other method of proof you'd like-- I will uphold my promise.

*UPDATE* This auction sold for $504.

Click here to see the actual listing for this eBay item.

A kid toy that might be a little to 'intense'

The story of Ketchup... how it became what it is

"The first clue to the storied past of ketchup can be found in large, bold letters right on that Heinz bottle: it says 'Tomato Ketchup.' Isn’t that redundant? Aren’t tomatoes the key ingredient?

Heinz used ripe tomatoes, increased the proportion of vinegar in the recipe dramatically, added sugar, and flavored it with onion and a special blend of spices. The result was an extremely viscous condiment that included all the major taste components—salty, bitter, sweet, sour, and umami (or savory)."

Click here to read the full story on how ketchup was invented...

A redneck plane

[via picfreak]

Here are some Speed-Reading techniques...

Use your finger: For most beginning speed-readers this is a shock. They remember reading in grade school with their finger and assume it slows one down. Actually the finger is your pace car. It leads you forward at a speedy pace, and keeps you on focus and avoiding back-skipping. There are several ways to use your finger (or hand) but just try it out for starters. As you improve, buy one of the books on speed-reading and settle on the pattern which works best for you.

Break the Back-skip habit: Most of us read along a line of type like this one to get the interpretation of the meaning, but as we read our eyes jump back to dwell on a word we just passed. We do this without knowing it. In fact, probably the only way to discover how many times you back skip is to have someone watch you read and count the eye-darts back. But, unless you have someone you feel pretty comfortable staring you in the face while you read, just trust me -- you probably back-skip. How to stop? First confess you do it. Then start recognizing when you do it. Finally when tempted to back-skip, treat the book like a movie -- that is, even if you miss something in a movie, you don't stop the video and replay it. You just let it flow on through, hoping you'll make it up later.

Click here to read a full help article on different ‘Speed Reading Techniques…’