Mar 2008

Ever Wonder How Money Was Created? (If you guessed the Fed or the Mint, you're wrong)

This is by far the most interesting thing I've seen this year. It finally explains the black magic behind our banking system which almost no one understands. If you want to understand the world we live in and who pulls the strings and why, you'd better take a look! Also will show you how scary this whole subprime mess really is. Until we all watch this video we won't be able to fix the problems of the world.


A Toy Yoda, Get It? Ar Har Har Har!

I feel sorry for her, I really do, but I still had to laugh at her Happy. Good thing she's not actually here, she looks pissed!


Another Way to Sum Up Israeli-Palestine Conflict in a Picture

Hmm, it's just so simple to sum up this conflict, why do so few people understand it?


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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Where to Get That Cool MacGyver Haircut

I've been going to all the best hair salons in town asking for the MacGyver mullet. They have all unexplainedly turned me away! But finally I've found a place with the skill to give me the only truly cool haircut!


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


Go Back to Where You Came From

Obvious, but still made me laugh.


You Know What's Stupid? Everything I Don't Understand!

I enjoyed this take on ignorant people (okay, I'll say it, ignorant American people).


For far too long I've sat idly by, twiddling my thumbs and respecting the right of others to form thoughts and opinions independent of my own, and I can't take it anymore. I've got to speak up about the many things that annoy me or I'm going to go crazy. Take these new credit cards with the microchips in them, for instance. Man, those things really get my goat—trying to improve a device that was working perfectly fine as it was. Even worse are those wrappers on CDs that take forever to open. But you know what I hate the most? The one thing that makes my blood boil whenever I see it? Anything beyond my mental capacity, that's what. God, all the people, places, and things I haven't made the least bit of effort to comprehend should just die already.

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Israel-Palestine Summed Up in a Single Comic

This is a great comic- pretty much sums up the Israel-Palestine conflict to me.


Battle Plans

...While we're on the topic of Japan..


Insightful Japanese Subway Sign

The japanese always find a way to make their public communication unintentionally funny. Usually this is due to Engrish, but this sign proves they can do it even without words.


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.

...Read the Rest Here


Happy Elephant

Title pretty much says it all. I'm a big fan of elephants.



360° Video

This is pretty cool. First time I saw something like this at Epcot when I was about 8 years old, except it was in a big round room. It made an impression on me then, and it's still fun now.


Best of Cragslist: To the Guy Doing my Wife, If Men Wrote Personal Ads Like Women

Two funny items from Best of Craigslist this month.

First is a letter from a guy to the guy who's pumping his wife. Really sets an example for mature behavior.

Second is an example of what men's personal ads would look like if they had the luxury of writing them the way women did. But someone's gotta be realistic in this world Winking.


I've been having regular nightmares since I saw this picture.


How to Get Police to Come

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


Sorry About the Lag in Posts

.... I installed OS X 10.5, and it wouldn't boot so I had to rebuild from a backup which I didn't particularly feel like doing, plus I was getting married and on my honeymoon, so it took a while.. Oh well.. Sorry.