Halloween, what is it really?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Mental Floss has some great info on the origins of my favorite holiday, Halloween. Enjoy!



Chimpanzee on a Segway

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008



High School Angst Now A Felony

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Remember when you were an angry little teenager and hated high school. If you wrote at all at the time, you probably had at least one silly story where bad things happened at school. William Poole of Kentucky is the same way. He wrote a short story about zombies taking over a high school -and was arrested with felony charges. His bail is $5000.

“Anytime you make any threat or possess matter involving a school or function it’s a felony in the state of Kentucky,” said Winchester Police detective Steven Caudill.”

Seriously, this is some bogus crap. I remember before the whole columbine thing, I had wrote a short story about a little girl with fish bowls for eyes. The other kids pushed her in a fountain. When fish swam in her eyes, she could see for the first time and noticed how much the other kids hated her, so she shot them.

It was a stupid story, something to get my angst about school out in a creative, non-threatening way. The kids who write these things aren’t the kids that will blow up the school. Nowadays, they love to take anyone who seems alienated and push them further towards the edge. The idea should be acceptance and understanding, not more hatred. My god these people are retarded.



Best blog EVA!

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Neatorama tipped me off to my new favoritest blog ever. Upside down dogs. Keep an eye out and maybe you’ll be seeing my little angel on there soon enough.



Do teh interwbz maek u smartz?

Friday, October 17th, 2008

New studies have shown that navigating the web can improve your ability to make complex decisions and are better decision makers (could it be all those banner ads asking us to choose Brittany Spears or Hillary Duff to win a free iPod?) It seems web browsing actually stimulates the mind more than just reading standard books.

Whatever it is, it’s changing our brains and it’s awesome. I feel smarter just reading this and this.



Long time no post

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Sorry loves, but I have had sickness and allergies that have made it a nightmare to function on a most basic level. I promise to start getting things back on track soon and as a first step, I thought I might tell those of you who are total drunks that Google feels your pain. In fact, they recently created a new Gmail service to stop you from sending out those pesky “drunk emails” to your friends and contacts. It’s called goggles and it requires you to answer a few math questions before the email can be sent.

Once you turn it on, you can adjust it to only work during the hours you are most likely to be tossed. So relax alcies, Gmail cares about you and the stupid shit you do while under the influence.



Daily Goodness

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Quote of the Day:
“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.” -Helen Keller

Fact of the Day:
HIV has been around over 100 years. –Source

Today’s Holiday:
Bring your teddy bear to work or school day –since I stayed home sick, my teddy bear was at my side all day.

Link of the day:
8 classic movies with gaping plot holes.



Daily Goodness

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Quote of the Day:
“Trouble is a sieve through which we sift our acquaintances. Those too big to pass through are our friends.” -Arlene Francis

Fact of the Day:
A US military study showed that most pills are still effective and safe up to 15 years after their expiration date. –Source

Today’s Holiday:
Bald and Free Day

Link of the Day:
20 endangered forests. Lets try to keep them around damnit!



Daily Goodness

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Quote of the Day:
“A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them.” -Herbert Read

Fact of the Day:
The only woman who pitched in major league baseball struck out Babe Ruth in her first game, after which, the commissioner of the league canceled her contract because he thought the sport was “too strenuous for women.” –Source

Today’s Holiday:
Mad Hatter Day

Link of the Day:
Learn how awesome octopi are.



Daily Goodness

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Quote of the Day:

Photo by Flickr User Ed Aisela

Photo by Flickr User Ed Aisela

“A man of personality can formulate ideals, but only a man of character can achieve them.” -Herbert Read

Fact of the Day:
Mr. Clean’s first name is Veritably. –Source

Today’s Holiday:
International World Teacher’s Day

Link of the Day:
Bad science lessons in time.