Thursday, November 02, 2006

1988 Nintendo news special, Super Mario Bros.

This is an old 1988 clip of Inside Edition with an article about Nintendos big success in America. The best part is the "Nintendo game counselor", who has one freakin' huge mullet.

The doctors are playing mind games with me...

So after all the sympathy and hand holding from my surgery – real life has returned. Not that I expected it to all go away, but for a while it all seemed to be in a stand still. It’s exciting and I’m really ready to get back in the swing of things.

Today I went to my first physical therapy appointment for my knee and was pleasantly surprised. My therapist is pretty nice. One thing caught me off guard -- there is a huge window showcasing the public workout gym area. Now naturally you’re drawn to look through this window because there’s a lot of people working out compared to the few people in the rehab area. I’m kinda unsure how I feel about this. Maybe it’s to impress upon you that once you get healed you can workout like the rest of the normal people in the world? Do the doctors want to taunt and tease their patients? Whatever. I won’t give into their mind games. I’ll show them. Mu-ha-ha-ha.

Modern day photo of traffic in Moscow, ouch?

Teens who read are likely to kill themselves?

Teenagers who have significant problems reading appear to be much more likely than their peers to contemplate or attempt suicide, researchers reported yesterday.

In a three-year study of 188 high school pupils, researchers found that those with poor reading abilities were nearly four times more likely than average readers to think about or attempt suicide.

Twenty-five per cent of teens with reading disabilities said they thought about killing themselves or made a suicide attempt, while these thoughts and behaviours were reported by 9 per cent of students with average reading skills, the study authors report in the Journal of Learning Disabilities.

"If a child is having trouble reading, then drops out of school, the risk of suicidal behaviour in thought or in deed goes up all the more," said senior study author Dr Frank B. Wood of North Carolina. Article here.

Dude gets the first question wrong, seriously?

what a dumbass. i love the face he makes.

Anti-Hemorrhoidal toilet paper? WTF?

It's a product of Slovakia, made by a company named "Tento". The paper is infused with herbal compounds that are claimed to help prevent hemorrhoid inflammation with continued use. According to the product's website:

"Toilet paper Hemo-Roll is 3 plies hygienic product. The coloured side of a piece of Hemo-Roll tissue paper contains a herb micro-layer of an extract from oak bark, marigold and common yarrow, with easeful effects on rectum."
It goes on to say that it's recommended to use Hemo Roll just for preventative purposes too. Product Website.

Clever gum advertisement

Overheard on the streets of New York:

Man: When I look up at all these buildings and I think about the people who live in them, I only have one question, 'where do they all barbeque?'
-Times Square

Guy: I wanna go to a zoo where all the animals are wearing pants.
-Prospect Park Zoo

Guy: James Blunt is my homie. He gets me laid, on occasion.
-Men' s room, MTV Time Square office.

20-year-old woman: Well, I never thought I'd be attracted to an 18-year-old, but here I am.
-Royal Indian Restaurant, 1st Ave

Woman #1: I was dreaming that I was dreaming that I was awake but wanted to take a nap. So I did and I started dreaming. Then I woke up... but I was still asleep!
Woman #2: Wow.
--13th & University

Girl #1: My worst fear is falling on a picket fence or getting eaten by a shark.
Girl #2: Oh yeah, well my worst fear is someone pushing me forward onto a blackboard and having my teeth scrape down the front. That would be awful.
-Grand Central Station

Bouncer: Your ID doesn't scan...
Drunk boy: Are you kidding? I paid extra for scanable.
-Mercury Bar

Pilot: Ladies and gentlemen, I'm just going to power off the plane for a minute and restart it. Kind of like control-alt-delete on your computer.

Lady: You're making me wet... I SAID you're making me wet.
Man: Yes, I tend to have that effect on the ladies.
Lady: With your umbrella.
Man: I'm flattered, but it's not that big.
-1 train

Coworker #1: So what've you been up to?
Coworker #2: The usual. Just whacked off.
Coworker #1: Dude, you're on speakerphone.
-Office, Midtown


Some random amusing pet photos...

Truck spills two tons of pigs heads on highway

A truck spilled two tons of pigs' heads on a road in western Germany, giving passing drivers a shock on the night before Halloween, police said Tuesday.

The accident happened Monday night after the truck turned off a highway in Herne, in the Ruhr region, police in Bochum said. As the driver accelerated away from a traffic light, the door of his trailer opened, spilling the severed heads onto the road.

It took the fire service, helped by a fork-lift truck, an hour-and-a-half to load the heads back onto the truck. Article here.