Generally Interesting

Who's That Hiding in My Fox 5 News Logo?

This is just creepy.


Russian Breakdance

Let's face it, those Russians had it going on long before the west figured breakdance out.


Appearently This Fruit Makes Anything Sour Taste Sweet

I find this very interesting. Apparently these days if all you've got it a house full of lemons, you can just pop a couple of these funny little berries and scarf down a whole bushel of lemons and have them taste like sweet oranges (I still think my stomach wouldn't like it much, but who knows). It's a fascinating idea and I really want to try it. People are throwing sour to sweet parties and eating all sorts of things like this. Gotta order some.

Artikulation Music / Sound Effect Composition Software

I enjoyed this, not particularly because I liked the music, but I liked the possibilities and the aesthetic beauty of this composition software. If I ever need to recreate R2D2, I'll definitely do it with this tool.


Food Art

Art is okay and all, I mean I've got nothing against it or anything.. But art that you can eat, now that's where I start to get interested!


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If It's All About You, You're in Trouble. Why a Sense of Entitlement Can Wreak Havoc on Happiness.

Nothing I dislike more than someone who believes the world owes them something, especially when it's someone other than myself Happy. We could all benefit from a bit of self reflection on this point and this article is a first step


For immediate proof, turn on the television. Locate a reality show on Bravo or MTV. The "Real Housewives of Orange County" and their real children are halfway through a marathon of placating and whining. "The Hills" and "Newport Harbor" are stocked with people who expect to be treated with a disproportionate amount of respect, lest they erupt in a raging meltdown. We watch these shows in horror, with a judgmental eye on their cast members, but how different are we from them? In real life, we want what we want and we want it now. No delay. No aggravation. No hassle, pain-free, our way, right away. We're a highly technical society in a land of plenty. We place a premium on efficiency and convenience. Tiny annoyances and inconveniences foul our moods and affect our behaviors. Why? And how can we get past these trivialities?

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A List of Most Media Email Addresses

If you ever wanted to get ahold of most of the media in the US, just follow this handy link Winking.

Media Email Addresses List


The 14 Prinicpals of Engaged Buddhism

Although you'll recognize a bit of an anti religion stance to my blog, I have always had a soft part in my heart for Buddhism, because it's not really a religion but more of a philosophy, and because it does actually come up with some true wisdom. I have long said that one of the only things Christianity got almost right is the 10 commandments (besides the silly ones like blashpemy), but that is kindergarten level and this college dissertation level. I present the 14 principals of Engaged Buddhism:

1 Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. Buddhist systems of thought are guiding means; they are not absolute truth.

2 Do not think the knowledge you presently possess is changeless, absolute truth. Avoid being narrow minded and bound to present views. Learn and practice nonattachment from views in order to be open to receive others' viewpoints. Truth is found in life and not merely in conceptual knowledge. Be ready to learn throughout your entire life and to observe reality in yourself and in the world at all times.

3 Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education. However, through compassionate dialogue, help others renounce fanaticism and narrow-mindedness.

4 Do not avoid suffering or close your eyes before suffering. Do not lose awareness of the existence of suffering in the life of the world. Find ways to be with those who are suffering, including personal contact, visits, images and sounds. By such means, awaken yourself and others to the reality of suffering in the world.

5 Do not accumulate wealth while millions are hungry. Do not take as the aim of your life fame, profit, wealth, or sensual pleasure. Live simply and share time, energy, and material resources with those who are in need.

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How to Get Police to Come

I'm going to try to remember this in case of an emergency.


Nice Bass!

I had heard that Disneyland After Dark's bass player Stig Pedersen played on a 2 string bass (which always sounded a bit daft to me), however I didn't realize what a cool bass it was!


Great World Statistics

This video shows the kind of visualisations you can get from this tool, the GapMinder. It's really interesting to see countries develop economically and socially over time and move around accordingly on the graph, or the effect of the AIDS epedemic in Africa, or the effect of a bad ruler like Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. Check it out

The GapMinder is Here

Amazing Singing

This is really amazing. Make sure you watch at least past the halfway point.


Definitive Top 25 Movies of 2007

/Film has gone through a bunch of the 2007's best movie lists and compiled the ones that are highest on the most of the lists and what they came up with is below. To see how they calculated it, read the full article

1. There Will Be Blood 91
2. The King Of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters 90.5
3. Ratatouille 90
4. Persepolis 90
5. In the Shadow of the Moon 90
6. Juno 89.5
7. Sicko 89
8. Once 88.5
9. The Bourne Ultimatum 88
10. No Country For Old Men 88
11. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 88
12. Enchanted 86.5
13. Gone Baby Gone 86.5
14. Away From Her 86.5
15. This is England 86.5
16. The Savages 85.5
17. Control 85.5
18. Hot Fuzz 85
19. Hairspray 85
20. 3:10 to Yuma 84.5
21. Rescue Dawn 84.5
22. Zodiac 84
23. Superbad 83.5
24. Knocked Up 83.5
25. Michael Clayton 83.5

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Opt Out of Credit Card Marketing

A couple years ago I brought you the American telemarkiting do not call list, where you can tell all those telemarketers to take a flying leap and never call you again. This year it's time to tell the credit card companies to go to hell and stop sending you all those offers for credit cards with a special introductory rate of .001% that goes up to 78% after he first week. I present to you the Credit Card Marketing Opt Out List!

Satan's the Nice One

Dunno why the poor guy gets such a bad rap. He hardly even counts as a mass murderer, whereas god is a full on genocidal maniac.



30 Minutes With CNN Headline News

Why I get my news from the internet:


References in Don McLean's American Pie

I always knew there was something I was missing in this song, I just didn't realize how much.


Led Zeppelin Live In London Videos

Well if you were wondering if those folks who were paying upwards of $30,000 to see Led Zeppelin in London last week got their money's worth, you can see for yourself. Not bad. I hope they come here (even if they play stairway to heaven Winking)!


Craigslist and its Funny Takes on The Dating Scene

There were three funny and interesting takes on the dating scene I read recently- they are all worth a read and all offer some valuable insight and interesting takes on dating.

The first 2 are about the hotly contested battle about whether you should be a nice guy or not (my take, nice but not a whiny spineless little prat).

The guy's side of the argument looks something like this:

You ignored the nice guy. You used him for emotional intimacy without reciprocating, in kind, with physical intimacy. You laughed at his consideration and resented his devotion. You valued the aloof boyfriend more than the attentive "just-a-" friend. Eventually, he took the hint and moved on with his life. He probably came to realize, one day, that women aren't really attracted to guys who hold doors open; or make dinners just because; or buy you a Christmas gift that you mentioned, in passing, that you really wanted five months ago; or listen when you're upset; or hold you when you cry. He came to realize that, if he wanted a woman like you, he'd have to act more like the boyfriend that you had. He probably cleaned up his look, started making some money, and generally acted like more of an asshole than he ever wanted to be.

While the girl's side of the argument sounds something like this:

What's wrong with Nice Guys? The biggest problem is that most Nice Guys (tm) are hideously insecure. They are so anxious to be liked and loved that they do things for other people to gain acceptance and attention, rather than for the simply pleasure of giving. You never know if a Nice Guy really likes you for who you are, or if he has glommed onto you out of desperation because you actually paid some kind of attention to him.

I'm gonna have to give this round to the girl, mostly because she sounds like she has more balls than the guy does. And frankly Mr Nice Guy makes me want to kick sand in his face. I dunno, just something about him.

But to even the playing field I'm gonna tack on this funny commentary on what it's like to date most girls (at least in the US). It's called "It's me! Every Girl Ever", and it sure brought back some memories. Not good, not bad, just sorta memories.


How to Win At Monopoly

This guy lays it all out for you how to win. I always suspected that some of the properties were relative bargains and that there was a sweet spot for houses, but I was never completely bored enough to do the math. This guy did. Now all I need is to find a sucker to beat.


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OMFG! Sulu is gay!

Who'd have guessed, Sulu is gay! Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself! Not someone I had pegged at all. I'm shocked. Kudos to him for not being a huge flamer, and pulling off a good performance in Heroes.


British Army Find Secret to World Peace, Don't Bother Telling Anyone

This video absolutely made my day. Just hilariously good. British soldiers being tested on LSD. The deadpan commentator brings it to a level that can only be achieved in something that's non-fiction.


The 5 Creepiest Urban Legends (That Turned Out to be True)

So many urban legends are just legends that I was starting to lose faith in the weirdness of the world.. Until I read about these...


The Funhouse Mummy


The Myth:

A prop at a carnival was discovered not to be made of the usual combination of papier mache and carni spit, but human skin and bone. All the little kiddies at the haunted house had been poking and giggling at a real, mummified dead body.

The Truth:

Apparently the smell wasn’t just coming from the convict manning the corndog stand. Back in 1976, a camera crew filming an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man began to set up in the haunted house at the Nu-Pike Amusement Park in Long Beach, Calif.As they were moving aside a "hanging man" prop, they accidentally knocked off its arm and discovered human bones inside. Bionic, this poor sap wasn’t.

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Extreme Spy Squirrel

Go squirrel!


Rock Balancing

Here's a new sport, or pasttime, or something... Rock balancing. I think I'd rather come knock them over personally, but that's just me.



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Pictorial of American Hobo Life

I enjoyed this collection of photos of american hobos. They are modern classics and take you into a lifestyle that you may never experience first hand (or maybe you have, who knows?).



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The Rise of a Post Christian America

Now that's a country I could move back to. But I think it will take a bit longer than I'd want.


I have said that there has been a marked shift in American attitudes toward religion that has come about in the last four to eight years. The Christian Right has so tied themselves to Bush’s apron strings that when the apron got tarnished so did they. But then the Bush years wouldn’t have been possible without them. They aren’t exactly innocent victims of the Bush magic. They were willing accomplices.

16- to 29-year-olds exhibit a greater degree of criticism toward Christianity than did previous generations when they were at the same stage of life. In fact, in just a decade, many of the Barna measures of the Christian image have shifted substantially downward, fueled in part by a growing sense of disengagement and disillusionment among young people. For instance, a decade ago the vast majority of Americans outside the Christian faith, including young people, felt favorably toward Christianity’s role in society. Currently, however, just 16% of non-Christians in their late teens and twenties said they have a "good impression" of Christianity.

Among young non-believers, 87% said they found Christianity judgmental while 85% said it was hypocritical and 75% said it was too political. Of course this was among non-believers. The bad news for the gospel is that young Christians were almost as negative about their own faith.

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Ronaldinho's Magic Soccer Feet

European football doesn't impress me that often, but maybe I'm just not paying close enough attention. Check this out:


Human LCD - Amazing

South Korea: Boys cheering for their soccer teams. The most amazing thing is that they do this with their CLOTHES (not holding up cards). they have a jacket that is one color on the back, one on the front, and that they can open or close to show a third color shirt on the inside. One school has also figured out how to use their pants to make shading.

Wow. I want to know what sort of system they use to coordinate all these different moves so perfectly. Looks stressful.


Never Get Busted Again- Cop Tells Where to Stash Your Weed

Dude, you can put your WEED in there!


Trash Art

This is pretty cool- art that just looks like a pile o' trash until you shine a light on it. Why didn't I think of that? I've got plenty of trash. Anyhow, looks like a lot of effort.


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How to Save 50% on European Car Rentals With One Magic Word

That word is LEASE.


It will save you 50% and includes amazing perks such as: * Comprehensive insurance with no deductible * You get a brand new car, fresh from the factory * You get the exact car model you ordered * Customize the car with options such as GPS, CD Changer, Child Car Seats, Luggage and Surf Racks * Unlimited mileage * Minimum age: 18 (unlike 23 for most car rentals) * Pay no tax * You can travel in 28 countries * 24 X 7 road-side assistance * No extra driver charges * Fast and easy pickup/drop-off * Pickup in one city, drop-off in another one

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Products of Dreams

There were some pretty interesting products here, but this one was by far my favorite.


Wall Animation

I liked this onebecause of it's melding of animation with reality. Pretty trippy. Must have taken a long time to do.


Magic Bat

Had to happen eventually


Amazing Video of a Song Composed Entirely of 37 Cello Parts

Testimony to the versatility of the chello.


What's That Got to Do With the Price of Weed in China?

I thought I'd put this up for you stoners who are planning to move. Hint: Japan, bad idea.



Who Has the Oil, Who Uses The Oil

This explains a lot about our world:


Do Americans Actually Own Their Land?

This is an enlightening thread a friend sent me about land ownership in the states and whether or not anyone really owns their land. I've heard other interesting things like this about the fact that the US is taking out massive loans guaranteed against the land owned by the American people.

The good news is that this guy thinks there's a process by which you can obtain the real title to your property. Interesting.


As a result of generations of constructive fraud perpetuated against the American people, and the peoples of the world, we've been conned into believing we are "owning" property, when in fact, and by law, we're only in " possession" of property utilizing it as a renter or tenant would. So long as we pay our rent (i.e., mortgages), get the licenses, pay the fees, have it insured, regulated, zoned and permitted, we can still remain in " possession."But as soon as we exercise what we believe is our sovereign right to do as we please with our private property, providing we don't damage or injure another or their property, we often get slam-dunked by a fine, eviction or foreclosure. We must learn about allodial titles, land patents, deeds and conveyances to reassert our sovereign right to private property.

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Cool Animation

I want some of what they're on.


Disappearing Car Door

I'm taking the day off and retrofitting my car with one of these.


3D Holographic Display

I'm not entirely sure why, but this is one thing I just must own. It's a little something researchers at USC have cooked up, and it's pretty kickass. It displays a true 360 degree viewable hologram. This is very different from the holograms you may have seen previously (even holographic video), because they are usually only viewable from about 20 degrees. This one works from the top, any side, bottom, you name it. Finally one of those things we were promised from the future. Just don't stick your hands in the spinning mirror kids!


10 Years in Jail for Selling Lightbulbs

In the spring of 1994, the Tucker family received lengthy prison sentences -- 10 years for Steve, 16 years for his older brother Gary, and 10 years for his brother's wife, Joanne -- without possibility of parole, for the curiously worded federal crime of "conspiracy to manufacture marijuana."

Yet federal prosecutors never charged them with buying, selling, growing, transporting, smoking or even possessing marijuana. An 18-month DEA investigation had failed to turn up direct evidence connecting the Tuckers to even a single joint.

Instead, they were locked away for selling the lamps, fertilizer and gardening hardware from the small hydroponic supply shop Gary operated on Buford Highway that enabled their customers to grow pot.

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Most insane wildlife footage ever

This blew me away. I've never seen wildlife footage like this before. A war between water buffalos, lions, and crocodiles.


Diet Advice

To take off the weight I've gained from not smoking I'm trying a little program on my phone called Calorie King which has a database of foods and I just enter in what I ate. So far I've lost almost 5lbs and it's only been 10 days. It's actually pretty easy to fix something when you figure out what you're doing wrong. And it's a lot easier for me than, say, cutting out carbohydrates. For me the problem seems to be beer, so I'm trying to switch to wine spritzers. Same alcohol, less calories, and unfortunately, decidedly less manly. But I'm confident in my masulinity. It's helped a lot. It turns a good night out into the equivilent of 1 trip to mcdonalds instead of 2 (!). I had done it before, but I didn't realize how big of a deal it was. Unfortunately there's no such thing as light beers here really.

New Orleans Flooding

My heart goes out to anyone caught in the floods in New Orleans, and hopefully share everyone's rage about the national government's handling of this issue. Here's an article that I think sums this evil situation up rather nicely, and in a way that captures the powerful feelings I have about this event but am unable to express so eloquently as they were here.

American Do Not Call List

I’d imagine a lot of people don’t know about this, but there’s now national legislation in the US requiring that if you are a member of a special national list, telemarketers cannot contact you. I think this is cool if you don’t like being harassed (and who does), so being privy to this “insider” information (since we make the infernal dialers that make this possible), I thought I’d do my due diligence and pass this information on to everyone I know.

To stop telemarketing calls go to the official national do not call list and add your number to the list. If you do get a telemarketing call after this, you can threaten them with legal action, now that’s fun!