Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Tripod perform at a Comedy Festival - Google Video

Thanks to Mark H. for hooking me up with a music video for what I would like to call the "Modern Wives Lament."

(I think that we've all been there - in the mood, late at night, snuggling up to that special someone...)

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Memoirs (wha?) Memoirs of a Geisha

Alrighty, many of you hypothetical readers have asked for an update to my dating situation. "Hey," you may be saying, "what ever happened to those three. fatal. errors? How'd that work out for you?" Well, imaginary friend, I'm happy to let you know that I was able to parlay that mistake-ridden evening into another date, and, post-holidays, a third. As I received a fair amount of guff from the peanut gallery (you know who I am talking to here!) about choosing Ikea for our first night out, I decided date 3 should be more traditional: dinner & the above mentioned movie.
I decided that this time, I'd put my best foot forward. I got the car washed in the garage at the office. I figured hey, we work in the same building as the North American headquarters for Porshe, maybe some overpriced luxury sportcar mojo would rub off. Turns out that maybe I shouldn't have gotten the carpets shampooed, for instead what seems to have rubbed off is wet dog smell. Was this an omen? If so, I ignored it.
Ah well, at least the OUTSIDE of the car looks good. (Amazingly good, to tell the truth - I didn't know the old girl had it in her.) Well - *looked* good. It's hard to say exactly what changed to make me less impressed with the shine. Maybe it was the suicidal dove(!) who flew into my windshield on the way to dinner. Hmm - I'm beginning to see a pattern.
Dinner went well, and we headed to the movie. Good thing that happened there: we got free passes! Bad thing: The reason WHY we got the free passes was because the movie actually melted, right in a good part. {side note - i think that is the first time i have actually ever seen that before in real life. I've seen it on TV and in movies (if memory serves, Rocky Horror) Any of you ever have a movie melting experience?)
On the other omeny hand - she has pet rabbits, and I did see the wild rabbit that lives outside when I got home. Another omen? or just coincidence? Only time will tell.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Runoff storage, back home

This is a rare work related article. Ogre - note the proposed Publix near Paige's Thieves Market.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Chinese Search Engines

EverBabe has been reading Scott Adams blog
recently, and turned me on to it. In style, it's similar to Dave Barry in that it makes you think while you smile, but better in that it is free, updated daily, and wanders a bit more. Where good Barry columns are like good Seinfeld episodes, with 4-5 different topics weaving together for one big exciting conclusion, Scott's tend to focus on one issue, with a few really 'gotcha' moments.

In today's, he talked about the news that Google will be blocking some search terms from Chinese web surfers (you know, like 'democracy' and 'booty call') One sentence caught my eye:
The Chinese citizens are missing a lot of good stuff. Most of my favorite web sites would blind a Chinese potato farmer. I just Googled the word “sex” and got 243,000,000 results.
I thought that he was being facetious, but when I searched from work (where I am, because I am retarded), when *I* Googled the word "sex", I only got 202,000,000. Which although PHENOMONAL, (I mean, seriously - 30+ pages for every man, woman and child?) is 40 BILLION less than his. Why are my search results different from his? It's the same Google, right?
If you don't mind, search and post your results. Maybe it's location specific?

Friday, January 20, 2006

For the gamer in your life

XBOX 360 Tracker - Find Xbox 360 In Stock Online

This is really here just to make it easier for me to grab a ecks box three sitty - but you are also welcome to check, as well.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Who Is Benjamin Stove?

Interesting little site. Probably an attempt at viral marketing for a game of some sort - but still - makes you think...

USATODAY.com - Man solves Rubik's Cube in 11.13 seconds

Sorry SuperMark - your 60 second solve looks so... plebian now.
For his victory, Makisumi won a Rubik's Snake puzzle, one of several variations on the basic cube model which has sold more than 100 million worldwide, according to the manufacturer.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Michael Knight - Pop Superstar

While you may have been aware of David's success amd superstardom overseas, it might be interesting to actually see it in action. It's a fun song, and I might just add it to my Kareoke list. Make sure you have some sound on, otherwise the music video(!) will lose a little.

This is some interesting synchronicity in DH timing. While I was in Florida for my cousin's New Year's Party (great party, by the way, Princess!) I got to catch up on some Broadway musicals. I've had the music for Jeckyl and Hyde for about a year, but it was hard to envision what was happening without having seen it before. Sadly, the version I got to see had Herr Hassellholf in the lead - bit of an overactor, believe it or not. Other than that, however, things went well.

Thanks to TheSuperficial for the pointer.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Time Cube

Thanks to Big_D for the above link. SuperMark, do you find the webpage design familiar?

(I'm not certain how D found it - but there is a Georgia Tech connection - play along at home and see if you can find it!)

Monday, January 09, 2006

FOUND Magazine | Poo Bear

Thanks to KayRay for the above link. As she points out: "It came from an operator at a wastewater treatment plant in LA... that's cool, non?" And then she twirled around in a little French dance.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Thanks to EverBabe for photo documentation of what exactly happens when boys are able to pick out their own clothes. (Note - any photoshopping I did was purely to add to comedic effect)
(modified to update picture)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Ultimate Showdown

The Ultimate Showdown is a Flash video of, well... you can probably figure it out. Sound helps a lot.

In other news - Funny quote I just read: "had a scare at barnes and nobles when i saw "Supuku for dummies"...but it turned out to be sodoku" Heh. Thanks, NGnerd!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Hedonistica: Pleasure Yourself

I really am working today- but Conan O'Brien's year in review was pretty good.

(thanks to TheSuperficial for this link)

Naming Convention for Sean JrJr

EverBabe & SuperMark - it's just a suggestion, if Chase Anderson doesn't sit well...