Thursday, December 30, 2004

Tsunami Videos

With the death toll already at 100,000 and rising (depending on what source you're checking, up to 400,000+ according to some), this is one of the worst natural disasters ever.

With the broad availability of video cameras, there were a lot of people recording this historic event. This is the best collection of videos I've found so far:

Pray that God will draw His people to assist those is need -- in need of physical and spirtual life-giving water.

It's really something that the force of water can cause such a need for water by millions of people.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Wanna Mess with Little People?

Merry Christmas...but not for these little people!
(shake the snow globe and listen to them scream)

Thursday, December 16, 2004

1976 AMC Pacer...Excellent, Garth!

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - The 1976 AMC Pacer used in the 1992 movie Wayne's World is among the items to be sold by an Illinois car museum...

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

No Office Should Be Without One of These...

Is it too late to add this to our office department's Christmas list?

With a fold-out shoulder rest as well! (for that serious kick when you fire away)

"Great For Corporate Team Building" (it really says that)

The video demo is a must see. It can be used as a semi-automatic, shotgun, automatic, or for bursts of shots. Amazing!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Time To Update Your WWJD Wristbands!


I think this girl should hire the guys from the "Waaaassssaabi" commercials to promote these dandy little bands.

My Idea's Better Than Yooo-uuurrrs!

Here's where people around the globe go to attempt to prove they're smart 'n' stuff...

Global Ideas Bank
(closed on Sundays)

Friday, December 10, 2004

VIRAL EMAIL: Funny Friday

Thanks to my cousin Jeff for this one. It's one of those emails that's flying all around the Internet. It's a pretty funny one...


1. Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?"

2. Who was the first person to say, "See that chicken there? I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta it's butt."

3. Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

4. If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

5. Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the car-pool lane?

6. Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?

7. Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if they are going to look up there anyway?

8. Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!

9. If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that Acme crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?

10. If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

11. If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

12. If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

13. Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

14. Stop singing and read on.........

15. Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

16. Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

17. Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it arrive faster?

18. Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Nineteen Great Things About Having Fibromyalgia

What's so wonderful about Fibromyalgia? Not much, but laughter is great medicine when my regular meds aren't doing much -- like today!

Here are 19 great things about having fibromyalgia...

1: I have entered several contests and have a good chance of winning (e.g. Cognitive Dysfunction Poster Child) The first prize is a 5-year membership in Medicine of the Month Club. I don't remember what second prize is, which increases my chance of winning!

2: I have saved money on books. When my brain is "down" I am able to read the very same book I read last week without recalling the ending.

3: I am a cheap date. I don't consume alcoholic beverages or eat fancy desserts (sugar being a no-no). Such a deal!

4: I'm never a "loser" anymore. I can't play in my volleyball league, so "I never again have to deal with the agony of defeat."

5: I can fool people. I can be in a lot of pain without even looking like I'm in a lot of pain. Ha Ha, joke's on them.

6: When I have a relatively good day, it feels wonderful. "Normal people" have to have a much more wonderful day to think it's wonderful.

7: I've made new friends! I am on a first name basis with doctors, their staff, pharmacists and the insurance company claims clerk.

8: I have something legitimate to complain about. You know those people who "have it all" and complain anyway? I have no respect for them; I have a genuine problem, and even the press (and to a lesser extent, the CDC) acknowledges its authenticity now.

9: When asked by the insurance person at a doctor's office if I've met my insurance deductible for the year, I can always say "yes!" -- even if it's only January 7.

10: I've been studying CFIDS in great depth since I got it (or since it got me). Never before have I been such an expert on anything!

11: I never make the bed anymore because chances are I'll be back in it before long.

12: I am easy to find. Although I sometimes venture as far as my office or a store, I'm generally home, and you can find me on my futon or in my bed.

13: Let's skip 13: I'm not superstitious, but why take chances?

14: People keep asking how I am, how I'm doing, etc. I love the attention!

15: I have actually heard doctors say " I don't know". This has not been known to occur among members of the general population.

16: I have acquired a lounging/sleeping wardrobe. Pretty groovy threads!

17: No batteries, assembly, or special equipment are required. This fibro thing just runs on its own.

18: Dysequilibrium saves money on amusement park admissions. The same sensations are produced at no cost whatsoever.

and 19... Due to short-term memory impairment, I can hide my own Easter eggs!!!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

The One Time to Watch the Hallmark Channel...

There's going to be a new "Davey & Goliath" special on the Hallmark (sappy, sappy) Channel on December 19th & again on the 26th at 11 a.m. (CT) both days.

Get more info here -- plus a promo of "Davey & Goliath's Snowboard Christmas"

In case you've forgotten, these are stop-motion characters -- a boy and his dog.


Monday, December 06, 2004


God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.
- C.S. Lewis

Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've had only wonderful things happen to you.
- Mary Tyler Moore

If God sends you a cross, take it up and follow him.
Use it wisely, lest it be unprofitable.
Bear it patiently, lest it be intolerable.
If it be light, slight it not.
If it be heavy, murmur not.
- Quarles

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Here's a new kind of storytelling, "Espresso Stories."

They're all 25 words or less that can be read in a single gulp!


When they came, she hid under her bed.
They got into the bed and she listened from underneath.
They finally left in the morning.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Rocker of the Week

Check out Flesh Gordon.

He says absolutely nothing original about himself on this page (just basic "I love to rock anywhere, anytime" kind of stuff), and it's obvious he just never really grew up. Then again, have I???

I kinda feel sorry for him, but, he seems happy.

What is it with people who think they're all "hardcore" and needing to type in ALL CAPS?


What's In Your Trunk?

Get your own Trunk Monkey.