Archive for November, 2008

One of the greatest songs ever written

28 November, 2008



I (re)posted this video on youtube. Someone else put it up there but the image and sound quality were way below par so i dropped the song and did some color correction. Why? Because I can and was bored. Any way, this is one of my favorite songs and I haven’t gotten tired of it since first hearing it senior year of high school…

You’ve got to be frickin’ kidding…

28 November, 2008

Wal MArt

For a second there I thought we lived in 2008, not 1008, when something like this wouldn’t occur in such a civilized time.

openquoteNEW YORK (Reuters) – A man working for Wal-Mart was killed on Friday when a throng of shoppers surged into a Long Island, New York, store and physically broke down the doors, a police spokesman said.closequote

Read the full article here.

I didn’t really expect this…

28 November, 2008

Mumbai

You know how when huge events occur, either good or bad, and you don’t know what scale they will be until after a few days? Well, the hostage struggle in India is one of those events that you just don’t get a grasp of the scale and magnitude until too much has occurred.

One of my AEPi fraternity brothers is in India right now and knows, albeit vicariously, at least one of the hostages. Although Billy is in Bombay, he says that the attacks are hitting a lot closer than one would think.

More Here and Here

Hilarious, if only it were for sale…

26 November, 2008

blondekey

This keyboard, if supposed to be taken seriously, is lame at best. However, if the intention is purely sarcastic then this is hilarious.

More here and a close up here.

Cats from all over…

26 November, 2008

kittyhands

Chris’ Trivia Extravaganza Wed. 11/26/08

26 November, 2008

Today’s trivia question comes from far away so to speak.


Honestly, if anyone can guess this one I’ll buy them a Volvo…

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What function does this machine serve? I’ll give you a hint, it has to do with something in space…”

Email Me Your Answer

Digital Sales are finally > CD Sales

26 November, 2008

The Zep

According to Atlantic Records, CD sales have slipped behind digital sales at their label. I’m gonna go ahead and assume this is true for more than just Atlantic.

Honestly though, is anyone that surprised? I sure hope the (dia)RIAA (pwned – ed.) finally move forward and realize that things don’t need to exist in a physical realm in order for them to be a commodity…

These people have a lot of time on their hands

26 November, 2008

(well, more than a casual blogger…)

Macuarium1Macuarium 2

BointBoing.net has an article about people turning their old mac’s into, of all things, fricken aquariums. Seriously people.

The Apple Collection

Viral Motorola Douche

25 November, 2008

BBnet

BoingBoing.net, as well as other tech sites, has had some issues lately with a motorola employee turfing their comment sections and placing cookie cutter, bag of douche messages.

You can check them out here:

Motorola, could you please…

Phil, was this really you?

25 November, 2008

From Reuters:

pandahug
openquoteBEIJING (Reuters) – A panda at a zoo in southern China attacked a student who snuck into its pen hoping for a cuddle with the endangered bear, state media said Saturday.

The 20-year-old male student surnamed Liu jumped over the fence at the zoo in the tourist city of Guilin, ignoring warning signs not to, Xinhua news agency said.

“The panda, named Yangyang, was wide awake. Apparently scared by the intruder, he bit at Liu’s arms and legs,” it quoted an unnamed worker as saying after zoo keepers managed to calm the bear and rescue Liu, the report said.

“Yangyang was so cute and I just wanted to cuddle him,” Liu was quoted as saying from his hospital bed. “I didn’t expect he would attack.”

Scientists believe fewer than 2,000 giant pandas live in the wild in China.closequote

Top Gear’s Opinion on the Prius

25 November, 2008

I made this video and posted it on the Youtubes:

Cats from all over…

24 November, 2008

I need to not like cats again, like i used to…

Kitty1

Kitty2

kitty3

Kittens in a box…

24 November, 2008

I think this might be the most viewed video on youtube (about cats)…

Chris’ Trivia Extravaganza Fri. 11/21/08: Answered

24 November, 2008

Trivia1121

So, as most people thought, this is a scan of a Macbook pro.

Phil got it with his answer of “computer,” Dad as well, as he answered “lap top,” Steve, too, with “some sort of computer.”

However, Carrie guessed, rather snidely, that it was Mac Laptop, so there you go…

Well, there it was…

Expect more in the next day or so…

Making a spectacle of the Eyewear industry…

24 November, 2008

I’ve only had these for an hour, but the quality seems to be acceptable and the lens strength and alignment seems to be just fine for not having been sized by an actual optometrist at a store…



I got them for only $22.95 from zennioptical.com. I’d say, either way, its a pretty damn good deal…

Interesting job, to say the least…

24 November, 2008

Found this article from the NYT by way of BoingBoing.net:

openquoteFor this, the city has enlisted six deep-sea divers who are living for more than a month in a sealed 24-foot tubular pressurized tank complete with showers, a television and a Nerf basketball hoop, breathing air that is 97.5 percent helium and 2.5 percent oxygen, so their high-pitched squeals are all but unintelligible. They leave the tank only to transfer to a diving bell that is lowered 70 stories into the earth, where they work 12-hour shifts, with each man taking a four-hour turn hacking away at concrete to expose the valve.closequote

The entire article can be found here, it is definitely something you should read:
“An Effort by Deep Sea Divers”

Its funny, yes?

24 November, 2008

That dude who wrote “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah” with Dean Martin and some other guy who I don’t recognize.

Retro Photoshop Fun!

21 November, 2008

I made this for a contest called Photoshop Phriday on some forum that my friend goes to…

palincatsup

I think the neck could use some work but other than that it looks ok. What do you think?

Chris’ Trivia Extravaganza Fri. 11/21/08

21 November, 2008

Here’s one to ponder over the weekend and its leaning towards the geek side of things.

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What is this an X-ray of?

Email Me Your Answer

Well, there it is, have a good weekend…

Chris’ Trivia Extravaganza Wed. 11/19/08: Answered

21 November, 2008

Trivia

This is one in a series of sketches “made by Dr. John C. Houbolt in 1961 for a lunar module, later adopted by NASA for Apollo 9.”

John C. Houbolt

“John Cornelius Houbolt (born 10 April 1919) is a retired space engineer. He is generally credited with having effectively promoted the lunar mission mode called Lunar Orbit Rendezvous or LOR. This flight path first endorsed by Wernher von Braun in June 1961 and was chosen for Apollo program in early 1962. This critical decision was viewed as vital to ensuring that Man reached the Moon in the 1960’s, as President John F. Kennedy had proposed and, in the process, saved billions of dollars and time by efficiently using existing rocket technology.”

To be honest, I thought dad would figure it out first, but he got back to me within minutes of emailing the link. So, way to go dad. He even got the year right… To quote: “I’m going to guess this was the initial “sketch” for the Apollo booster system–missions to outer space, probably around 1959-1962?

Phil’s guess was definitely possible, I can see where you would get that from, Steve somehow looked at the blog but didn’t give an answer (?) and Mom, as usual, was M.I.A.

Carrie and her roommate Jenny were close, guessing that it was a space ship, so good job there.

Well, there it was… The answer to Wednesday’s question…

New question later today?

Are you serious?

21 November, 2008

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Obese people have the right to two seats for the price of one on flights within Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Thursday.

The high court declined to hear an appeal by Canadian airlines of a decision by the Canadian Transportation Agency that people who are “functionally disabled by obesity” deserve to have two seats for one fare.

The airlines had lost an appeal at the Federal Court of Appeal in May and had sought to launch a fresh appeal at the Supreme Court. The court’s decision not to hear a new appeal means the one-person-one-fare policy stands.

The appeal had been launched by Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz and WestJet.

(Reporting by Randall Palmer)

Wow, I mean, wow, Canada=retarded…

The Red Binder

20 November, 2008



Quite an interesting way to get through the day if you ask me…

He’s a cat… driving a Roomba

20 November, 2008



Silly, I’m thinking it could be made even better with some sort of soundtrack… Maybe some Enya…

Best $2.00 ever spent?

19 November, 2008

Just got me two of these for $1.11 a piece (free shipping):

LED

Coolest. Flashlight. Keychain. Ever.

Don’t forget about my trivia question below…

“Pagan Love Song”

19 November, 2008

Interesting…