5 Cups of Coffee a Day Fight Alzheimer’s Disease. Five cups? No freaking way! First of all, I don’t like coffee, and second, if I drank that much coffee, or enough tea to equal the amount of caffeine in that much coffee, it wouldn’t matter that I would be alert and functional and remember everyone’s [...]
What if your family was run like a corporation? Via The Nag.
Right now I am desperately in need of an ordinary day – a day in which I do not have to go out and deal with official type people or sit at home and wait on someone to come fix something or wait on a phone call or just anything the least bit out of [...]
A movie-book-book connection – Interesting? Odd? I’m not sure; I’m not familiar with William Tenn. Russian “Train Cemetery” – fascinating mechanical ruin Beautiful Montana scenery Altered States – fun with maps The Colour – Art and photography from Australia. Great site! The Victorian Peeper – a wonderful Victorian era art and history blog Bruce Campbell’s [...]
Awesome!. I love, love, love that! And I like Comic Sans. Okay, to be honest, I don’t like like it but I don’t hate it. I think it’s a nice, casual font that’s okay for most purposes. Of course you shouldn’t use it for your resumé or a college research paper but why get upset [...]
A couple of things from Lost at E Minor: 1. I like this satirical cereal box. It’s not too different from some real kids’ cereals, just a little more in your face and honest, and when I was a kid I would have totally wanted some of the stuff. You know… I know that too [...]
This has been the most annoying day I’ve had in a long, long time! First, when I got in the car I discovered that the driver’s seat was wet. Someone was driving it while wearing wet clothes but I won’t name names. Then I found that the road that goes from the road we live [...]
… is another person’s brilliant marketing strategy. Seriously, except for the PETA banner, which I hate just on principle, none of these bother me. I like #2 and #4. It has always been normal for advertisers to do this sort of thing. People these days are just too sensitive. Remember, boys and girls, “laughter is [...]
This outfit is interesting to me, aside from the head piece. Well, that’s interesting too but in a different way. The rest of it… dare I say, it’s not all that bad? It looks like the kind of thing you might put on a 4-four-old and, though it definitely looks odd on an adult, considering [...]
I almost forgot. It’s Friday. I have “duties”. Only three quotes this time and the last one from half an hour of desperate searching for “just one more”, immediately before posting this. But I have to admit at times hearing a 15 minute discourse on bunions, or on how annoyed they are with the lawyer [...]
More than 40 train photos, including a number of steam trains and a few unusual types of trains. And another one that was tagged “railroads” instead of “trains”.
Why do I keep finding weirdness today? Perhaps the Internet has become sentient and it’s trying especially hard to entertain me today. Anyway… Here’s another of those things that I really didn’t need to know about a famous person. With that mental image in my head now I’m sort of glad I don’t watch her [...]
This is the weirdest thing I’ve read all week. (Well, except maybe my AT&T story) I mean, seriously! Selling meat door to door? It sounds like an episode of the X-Files. What kind meat was it, I wonder. Was it pork? You know they say human meat tastes a lot like pork. And that would [...]
Our phone – the old-fashioned one that is attached to the wall – quit working last Saturday evening. No dial tone. My husband went to the AT&T website to report our problem. They said it would be fixed on Tuesday. By Tuesday evening our phone still wasn’t working so my husband called them again and [...]
I guess this is just because I’m of a different generation but this remark seems very odd to me: I didn’t even check for free wifi at my aunts church, I have to assume that if you expect your parishioners to stay in church that long you HAVE to give them free wifi right? WiFi [...]
I suppose I am excessively proud of myself when I am able to identify the composer of a piece of music that I’ve never heard before. People who know more about music than I do seem to be able to do it with ease. Me? I’m honestly just guessing and it’s always fun to guess [...]
One brave thing – Funny, cute. Where cursors come from Weird bet – very interesting story Merging galaxies – I haven’t read the article yet but there is a beautiful set of simulations. Dessert – Amen, sister! Musical Tesla coils – Freaky awesome! (via) Dinosaur Tracking – a Smithsonian paleontology blog Clockwise and counterclockwise waves [...]
Here’s another one from The Oatmeal: 10 Reasons to Avoid Talking on the Phone. Wow! It’s like they were reading my mind. Those are exactly the reasons I hate talking on the phone – especially, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10. To be fair, number 10 can be even worse in person if you’re trying [...]
The quickest way to become famous on the Internet? Just be heavy handed in trying to protect your reputation or your trademark. Congratulations to Thinkgeek for taking full advantage of the opportunity. First spotted here. UPDATE: I wonder how long it will be before I receive a cease and desist letter for the title of [...]
Literally. A USB gadget sprays a foul odor whenever you type a swear word.
How Angler Fish Get Screwed. I already knew about the weird reproduction of angler fish but I couldn’t help but laugh at The Oatmeal’s funny (and crude) take on it. Thanks
So… how about that gulf oil spill? This will be the first time I’ve really said anything about it because I don’t quite know what to say. Undeniably, it is a huge disaster. I don’t think those of us who do not live in the area can fully grasp the enormity of it. The media, [...]