Monday, October 31, 2005

See the World's Tallest Dog Here!

When he stands up, he's seven feet tall!

A New "Vote For Pedro" T-shirt For Sale

Make sure to pick-up this new "Vote For Pedro" shirt!

It's a variation of the classic version of the shirt you know so well.

Freakin' Huge Computer Monitor. No, Serious. It's HUGE!

Wow, if any of my blog readers want to pick-up this HUGE monitor up for me, please feel free!

With 5 widescreen UltraSpeed™ LCD Panels featuring resolutions of up to a mammoth 19200 x 2400 Pixels, the new Athens Display Series brings desktop views and resolutions to unheard of new heights.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Superstitions Through the Ages

Crazy...but, someone will joke about our superstitutions someday.

Check out various Good Luck superstitions, Animal superstitions, Bad Luck superstitutions, and a lot more.

Funny Names of Real People

See if your name made this list of funny names.

23 Reasons Why Men Are Proud of Themselves

Giles Davis came up with this great list...

Here are the first ten reasons. You've gotta make sure to check out the others at the link below:

Why Men are Proud of Themselves

1. We know stuff about tanks.
2. A 5-day trip requires only one suitcase.
3. We can open all our own jars.
4. We can go to the bathroom without a support group.
5. We can do our nails with a pocketknife.
6. We can kill our own food.
7. We get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
8. Wedding plans take care of themselves.
9. If someone forgets to invite us to something, they can still be our friend.
10. Underwear is $10 a three pack.
11. ???

Read the rest of the reasons why men are so proud of themselves.

Help "Make-a-Wish" & Celebrate the White Sox Championship!

It costs about $3,000 a "wish" for the "Make-a-Wish Foundation." And, you can help generate some more revenue for them by purchasing this great commerative item to remember the 2005 World Seris Champion Chicago White Sox.

Check out the framed, limited, and numbered collectible here:

Mini-Home Plate licensed by MLB. Printed in the middle of the home plate large and in full color is the World Series Champions logo, the team logo and 2005. Underneath the logo is printed the Series outcome and Limited Edition of 5,000 beneath that. The home plate is 10" X 10" and has the MLB logo on the back side of the plate. The World Series Champions baseball has white panels with gold stitching. Included is the full color World Series Logo printed on one side, Full Color Team Logo printed on another side, Team 2005 Championship Records including: season record, Division Series, ALCS Series, and World Series outcome printed on another side. The final side of the baseball has the scores from each World Series Game and the World Series MVP. On the Sweet Spot is the team name, World Series Champions, and Limited Edition of 5,000.

Why Are They Called the "White Sox," Instead of the "White Socks"?

This is why they are called the White Sox.

Bonus: The NY Yankees used to be called: the"Porchclimbers," the "Highlanders," the "Invaders," the "Kilties," and the "Hilltoppers." Really! Read more about the Yankees.


Thx: Kottke.org

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Don't Stick These In Your Mouth

On second thought, these Soap Strips would be perfect if your child has a problem with swearing. This would be a great "old school" solution to that issue.

These "Leafz" soap strips look pretty cool, and they resemble those breath strips that are so popular. I wonder if these will catch on.



I work in PR, and I'd love to be able to to PR work for a unique product like this.

In fact, if this product doesn't hit it big, I'd blame it all on PR and marketing. Leafz are so unique that virtually any media outlet would love to let their audience in on this new cool way to keep clean.

White Sox Win!! Sox Win!! Sox Win!!

Check out the celebration coverage over at The Gat's blog.

How To Obtain a Free Bible & Other Stuff

You don't have to check into a hotel to get a free Bible. Check this out for your options if you're interested in checking out a copy of the Word.

You can also get tons of other free stuff. I'm talking about this like: Free postage, a football jersey, a poker chip set, a t-shirt, and SO MUCH MORE!

25 of America's Best Leaders

Who do you agree should be on this list, or who do you disagree with regarding this list of America's Best 25 Leaders -- from US News & World Report?

May I suggest not thinking about this list on a basis of your personal political bias? Simply take each leader for their leadership abilities. And, if you leave a comment about someone who definitely should or should not be on this list, then say why you believe the way you do.

Simply saying they don't belong without a reason why makes you a LOOOOSER. :)


Thx: Kottke.org

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Hotel Demands of Celebrities

From Hollywood Rag:

Mariah Carey: "Suites fitted out with gold faucets." Also, "new toilet seat must be installed before her arrival." Also, "her own bed linens are flown in advance." Also, "on the two obligatory DVD players, only her own videos may be played." Also, she and her dog both bathe "in expensive French mineral water."

Rod Stewart: "Cannot tolerate any light in the room for his afternoon nap." Sends "a special 'darkening team' to the hotel prior to his visit, whose job it is to seal all cracks of light."

Read the rest of Celebrity Hotel Demands. (also includes: Justin Timberlake & Jennifer Lopez)


Thx: BoingBoing

Blame Throwing...

Your thoughts?

Wal-Mart Considers Recruiting Healthier Workers To Cut Costs

Do you think this is a good idea?

Wal-Mart is considering sweeping changes in health care and other employee benefits to halt rising costs and mounting criticism, including switching to health savings accounts, opening more in-house health clinics, hiring more part-time employees and recruiting healthier workers.

Muppets May Return To TV With Reality Twist

Could it be??

Reality television may soon be making room for the Muppets.

ABC has ordered a script and five episode outlines for "America's Next Muppet," which may have viewers choosing the newest member of the puppet family.

What Will Heaven Be Like?

I found this article interesting. What Will Heaven Be Like?

The piece addresses 35 commonly asked questions about eternity.


From ChristianityToday.com

The 30,000 Calorie Sandwich!

A Michigan State Startans tailgating website (appropriately named: SpartanTailgate.com), is offering a recipe for a 30,000 calorie sandwich -- and the story behind how it came to be.

How do you get this thing in your mouth???

You've got to see the pictures of this thing!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

BP just released quarterly profits of 34%

Gas prices rose high in the past quarter, but BP Gas made a bundle!

And they wanted us to believe they needed to raise the prices in order to cover their costs for damaged rigs and higher oil prices? Right.

700 Imaginary Hobo Names

This post is pretty creative. Who would think to come up with 700 Imaginary Hobo Names?

It's an audio file read by the creator of the names -- so, turn up your speakers. Then enjoy!


(I haven't heard the complete list, but it sounds as if it's family-friendly.)

The Starbucks Challenge

Taken from green green LA girl's blog:

Regardless of politics, most of us agree on one thing: If a company makes a promise, it should stick to it.

According to its own policy (PDF), Starbucks will make fair trade coffee for you, any day of the week, in the 23 countries it is licensed to including: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.K. and the U.S.

But just how easy is it to get a fair trade coffee in a Starbucks in one of those countries? We aim to find out.

Join the challenge:
1) Simply visit your local Starbucks and ask: "Could I get a cup of fair trade coffee?"

2) Tell us what happened next. Was it hard or easy to get a cup?

You can see our first posts here.

Passion Does Not Equal Grace (i.e., don't sing in front of a mirror)

These two guys found out the hard way...now the world knows them for one thing: This.

Said another way: "Friends, Don't Let Friends Sing In Front of Mirrors."

Monday, October 24, 2005

Sorry...

No more posts until Tuesday as I need to get home and find some relief for the nasty muscle spasms in my back, neck, and shoulders.

I've been in the office since before the sunrise, so at least I'll still have hit my full hours for the office day.

If you're a praying person, please think of me and for either pain relief, or for the strength to endure the extra amount of pain today that neither vicodin nor local anesthetic gel has been able to touch at all.

Please come back tomorrow for business as usual. I appreciate your readership of my humble blog, you my wonderful audience.

White Sox!

Here in Chicago, the 2-0 lead in the World Series by the White Sox is the talk of the town. It's exciting to have the series back in town, and there's no reason why they can't win it all in a sweep.

They've won 9 straight games in this year's playoffs so far, and it doesn't look like their pitching or hitting or going to slump anytime soon.

I don't think Scotty Pods is gonna sleep for a week.

With all the talk about Scotty's game-winning walk-off home run, don't forget about Paulie Paycheck's Grand Slam. He's gonna hit the jackpot in this off-season's free agent market after this monster year and monster playoffs.

Go, Go, White Sox!!!


Friday, October 21, 2005

Top 7 Tricks For Getting an Interview

This is an interesting list, but the last on is pretty tricky -- but perhaps it can work for you.

Check this out:

The post-it note trick. In larger companies (and sometimes in medium/smaller companies) a secretary or an office assistant will open the resumes for the employees. This person is responsible for screening for junk mail and to weed out non-qualified candidates. Therefore, here is the trick. Take a regular Post-it note, and write something like “This one looks good! - J”, and attach it to your resume. Who is “J”? Who cares! The point is that the hiring manager will get a resume with a Post-it note on it, stating that it’s good. Therefore, they are more likely to pay close attention to the resume at the direction of another employee. By the time the person realizes its not a note from their mail screener, you’ve already gotten your resume reviewed - is it deceptive? - no, its effective and innovative advertising.

See the complete article of the Top 7 Tricks For Getting an Interview.

Dave Barry's Life Lessons

Here are a few lessons that humor columnist Dave Barry says took him 50 years to learn.

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

2. If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings."

3. There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

4. Never lick a steak knife.

5. A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.

Fun List of The Top 100 Toys

Take a few minutes to browse through this fun list of what this site calls The Top 100 Toys.

Why Use A Job Search Site When You Can Hire A Guy From An eBay Auction?

Gee, this sounds a bit like willing servitude or slavery to me. Determining your salary according to how much someone bids on your auction is a big gamble...

But, he's donating all of his "salary" to OperationHomefront.net!

Pretty cool!

Hire Me From eBay!

CNet News.com's Blog 100

With more than 14 million blogs in existence and another 80,000 being created each day, how is a person supposed to find the ones worth reading?

CNet News.com's Blog 100

Who would be on your list of top blogs?

Thursday, October 20, 2005

150 Tips and Tricks on Cleaning

Is it true that you can remove a stain with beer?

How do you get the odor of fuel off of something?

How about those "trade secrets" that only professional cleaners know about -- how can you learn them too?

If you're wondering about questions like thesem then I have the link for you!

It's over at Lifehack.org, and it's their list of "150 Tips and Tricks on Cleaning."

"Google Kai Is the Name of Our Son!"

Silly parents.

This kid's Dad has really set him up for a tough time in grade school, junior high, high school, etc.

He might hear thigs such as:
"What up, Goo?"
"Yo, Goober!"
"I've got an idea, let's call him 'Poogle'"
"Hey, are you named after that online site that went under a few years ago?"

The 100 Best All-time English Novels

Time magazine has put out this great list of the Top 100 English Novels from 1923 to the present day.

Do you agree with most of this list? What would you change?

INTERESTING: Psychology of Candy Jars

Secretaries ate an average of 7.7 kisses each day when the candies were in clear containers on their desks; 4.6 when in opaque jars on the desk; 5.6 when in clear jars 6 feet away; and 3.1 when in opaque jars 6 feet away.

In interviews afterward, secretaries overestimated how many chocolates they ate when they had to walk a few feet to get some, and underestimated how many they consumed when the treats were in easy reach. "

The less effortful it is to eat, the easier it was to forget how much they ate," the study found.

Read more about the psychology of candy jars, and how you can help yourself snack less, and make it easier to lose a few pounds.


Thx: BoingBoing

HILARIOUS: Michael Jackson Called To Jury Duty

Michael Jackson and jury duty? What a match!!

Imagine all of the prospective jurors sitting around, and MJ is right there (with his monkey) making small-talk with the people around him -- that's...um, if there are people willing to sit around him.

How long do you think it would take for either of the attorneys to call his number and ask that he be excused?

I'd say the over/under is about 10 seconds.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

What Are The 100 oldest .Com Names In The Registry?

Well, the top 10 look like this:

1. 15-Mar-1985 SYMBOLICS.COM
2. 24-Apr-1985 BBN.COM
3. 24-May-1985 THINK.COM
4. 11-Jul-1985 MCC.COM
5. 30-Sep-1985 DEC.COM
6. 07-Nov-1985 NORTHROP.COM
7. 09-Jan-1986 XEROX.COM
8. 17-Jan-1986 SRI.COM
9. 03-Mar-1986 HP.COM
10. 05-Mar-1986 BELLCORE.COM

Read the rest of the list of the oldest .Com names in the online world.


Thx: BoingBoing

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Chewbacca Becomes U.S. Citizen

AAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH!

Chewbacca is now a U.S. citizen...no kidding. It's not a publicity stunt -- although it did attract some publicity.

Read here to get the full story about how Chewy came to join us as a real citizen.

Tricks To Remembering Names

Being able to remember names is a valuable asset in both the business and social arenas. It helps you build instant rapport with new contacts, and, as many companies place a premium on interpersonal and relationship-building skills, it makes a decidedly good impression on employers, too.

Click here to learn tricks to remembering names.

BRILLIANT: Man Takes Advantage Of Special Promotion...

From ThisIsTrue.com ...

Marc Tacchi of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, saw a special being offered by Air Canada: a North America Unlimited Pass for C$3,500 per month (US$3,000) that not only allows unlimited flights, but also gives him frequent flier miles. "I was in Miami on Monday, I think," Tacchi said, but mostly he's flying back and forth between Vancouver and Victoria, since he gets a minimum of 500 miles credited per flight, and that flight only takes 15 minutes each way.

Plus, as a "super elite" frequent flier, he not only gets free upgrades to business class so he can get plenty of sleep on his longer, overnight flights, but he also earns 2.75 times his actual flight miles, so he racks up about 19,000 mile credits per day.


He plans on hitting a million miles in less than two months so he has enough credits to fly free for several years.

But what about work? No problem: he sleeps enough onboard that he can put in his usual time at his job. He's a Boeing 767 cargo pilot. (Canadian Press)

FUNNY: Bad At Martial Arts, But Great At Teaching It...

From ThisIsTrue.com ...

Ten-year-old twin girls in Vienna, Va., were awakened after midnight by an intruder. It was a masked man who broke into their family home and went straight to their bedroom, police say. He grabbed one of the girls and tried to gag her, which woke up her sister.

The two girls, who have been taking martial arts lessons for self defense,"responded the way they were instructed to," said a police spokesman: they beat on him. The ruckus awoke their parents, and their father quickly arrived and beat the man with a table lamp, but he escaped.

Their mother recognized the man's voice: it was the girls' Tae Kwan Do instructor, she said. Police went to the home of instructor Andrew M. Jacobs, 42, and arrested him after he admitted he was the burglar. Police noted he had bruises on his face. (Vienna Connection, Washington Post) ... The good news is, he's not all that good at Tae Kwan Do. The better news is, he teaches it really well.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Is This Toy Really For Our Kids??

Are they serious?

Crazy Ideas About What Life Will Be Like In The Future (what they used to think)

Someone wrote to Ask Yahoo with this question...

What are some of the most bizarre theories from the past of what the present would be like?

Read the fun answer about crazy futuristic ideas here.

Now...what do you believe our future will be like 30 years from now???

Friday, October 14, 2005

Late Blogging Today

I only got 30 minutes of sleep all last night -- bad back pain (well, worse than usual). So, my posts will be coming later today because I just got in the office and won't be able to take my break until a few hours from now.

Thank you for visiting each weekday. My traffic numbers continue to grow, and you're an important part of that.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Wanna Publish A Book? Then Take These Stats Into Consideration...

Getting a book published would be a great feeling. And, yes, it can be done.

Just make sure you understand the cold, hard facts upfront:
  • One-third of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. In addition, there are many people who do not even graduate from high school.
  • 58 percent of the U.S. adult population never reads another book after high school.
  • 42 percent of college graduates never read another book.
  • 80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year.
  • 70 percent of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years.
  • 57 percent of new books are not read to completion.

Read more interesting/scary facts about book reading in America.

Thx: Denny Hatch's Business Common Sense Newsletter

A Pic of Me, Your Favorite Naked Blogger

Here's a picture of your favorite blogger, Me!
(This was taken just a few years ago)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Made-up Words In The Simpsons

Enjoy this list of fake words from The Simpsons -- in a wiki format.

Napoleon Dynamite Pumpkin Carving

"I spent like 3 hours carving the upper lip. It's probably the best carving I've ever done."



Napoleon Dynamite Pumpkin

Life Inside A Water Bottle Looks Like This...

This must be what it's like to look out from inside a water bottle.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Crazy And Incredible Pictures In A Slideshow!

You've probably seen a few of these amazing pictures before, but things like this happen everyday around our amazing world. (use the scrollbar on the right side of the browser to see the list of images.)

VIDEO: Popping A Water Balloon in Space!

We've all wondered what this scenario would look like...

Now, these fun videos of water balloons popping in space show you exactly what it looks like!

The Smurf Village Has Been Bombed...Smurfette R.I.P.

So sad to see these little blue guys go out like this. So sad.

The Smurfs' Village is no more

And The Next/New James Bond Is...

Blond???

The next James Bond has been chosen, and he is the well-known actor, Daniel Craig.

Who?

Read this article to get to know the new James Bond.

Soon we'll be hearing, "Blond. James Blond."

Jesus Poker Chips?

That's not right.

I'm just wondering what went through the "intentor's" mind when this thought came to him or her.

Here's what their website says in the description of this silly product:

"A new spin on the traditional pocket coin - Faith Chips are not just designed to carry around as a personal reminder - but rather as an ultra cool mini tract to hand out. Because poker is so popular right now, the design of the chip creates a curiosity about the message. It's really no different than using something ordinary, like a T-shirt, to share the Gospel. The authentic look and feel of the chips will make it likely that people will hang onto them and ponder the meaning of the messages! "

There is nothing about this chip that "shares the Gospel" with people who possess these chips. Nothing. All it does is cheapen the power of the name of Christ down to what will most likely become a good luck charm for superstitious gamblers. The chips don't have a microchip that plays an audio message saying that "Christ's sacrifice on the cross is sufficient to cover yours sins if you choose to believe that it is through Christ your are saved, and not by good works." No, it doesn't say that.



I feel sick.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Man Fashions His Hair Into A Hat!

Strange hair, perhaps, but this guy gets a lot of attention for the style he's sported for the past 20 years. Not "hat hair." It's a "hair hat."



Thx: BoingBoing

Chicago Tops List Of Fall Allergy Capitals

This explains a few things. I've been wondering if my symptoms were alergy-related or from fibromyalgia. Now I think I know the answer.

See the full list here.

So Sad: Boy, 3, Shot By 2-Year-Old In Home

This is one of the craziest things I've heard about in a long time. It's truly unbelievable that this would happen.

Fortunately, the child is going to survive.

ShopInPrivate.com: For Buying Those Things You Don't Want Others To Know You're Buying

The long title for this post pretty much said it all. ShopInPrivate now!

(Not that I've ever shopped there or anything.)

Crazy Hoodies w/ Built-in Masks

Nice.



Thx again: BoingBoing

What Could Make A Chair Cost $2,700?

It comes with a remote control to make it light up, and it offers a New York accent to your rec room or living area.

I love creative furniture like this -- even though I'd never pay enough to get any of it.



Thx: BoingBoing

25 Words That Can Hurt Your Resume

If you're working on your resume for the first time, or just updating it, avoid these words.

If you found that link helpful, then this one will be good for you as well -- What Employers Think When They Read Your Resume.

Musicians Who Blog

Here's a great list of musicians (many of whom you've heard of) who blog online.


Thx: Kottke.org

A Lexicon of New Orleans Terminology and Speech

It's a whole other language down around "The Big Easy."

After viewing this page of New Orleans terminology, I'm wondering if they had to bring in translators for the hurricane relief efforts. Crazy, crazy talk.


(No, I'm not making fun of the hurricane events, just their speech impediment down there.)


Friday, October 07, 2005

Top 10 Wacky & Humiliating Sports Moments

A great list, would you add a wacky sports moment to this that didn't make the list?

Throwing Five Interceptions Will Lead To This...

Presenting, the starting QB for the Chicago Bears, Kyle Orton.

This was from a night at home with friends and family during the team's bye week. Just having a little fun.

He's not breaking any laws, just making a little fool of himself. Ah, the celebrity life.

Virtual String Drawing

Have some fun drawing online with this virtual string!

If You Missed This The First Time...

I linked to this a while back, but it's so fun to look at, and I don't want my new blog readers to miss it.

This artwork makes it look as if 3-D images are on the street. But it's just incredibly talented creative artwork. So cool.

Portrait Illustration Maker

Create your own icon with this fun online tool.

Which Way Is Up?

Your guess is as good as mine.

Well done, that's for sure!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

The 100 Worst News “Groaners”

I hate it when newspeople just dip into the bucket of terms they tend to use and just throw them out there. It creates poor news stories.

A “groaner” is a hackneyed, overblown, stuffy or just plain silly cliché that turns up time after time in news scripts. Groaners show laziness on the part of writers, disrespect for the folks watching, and a general contempt for lively English.

Here are some of the worst offenders. You’ll recognize them immediately...

Bill Clinton's Skeletons In the Closet...

From the new book, My FYI

We'll most likely never hear a word about this in the main stream media (MSM) -- if so, it'll be late in a broadcast, and never returned to.

That's not a crazy thing to say -- it's a pretty good educated press.

Now, for those who say that the MSM isn't liberally biased, this is a superb litmus test. If a book like this came out against President Bush, it would be talked about everywhere.

These allegations will barely -- if at all -- see the light of day in the press. Go ahead MSM, prove me wrong on this one.

Sad.

Katie and Jessica & Tom Cruise??

I only heard bits and pieces of the news today, but apparently, Nick Lachey is breaking up with Tom Cruise, and Jessica Simpson is going to have Katie Holmes' baby.

I d'know, something like that.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Top 10 Most Ridiculous Products Of The Future

These products are just silly (and pretty creative too).

The Funkiest-looking Cat You'll Ever See

What would you name this kitty-kat?


Thx: TheDamnBlog

Is This What Celebrities Will Look Like When They're Old?

This is a well-done effort to guess what some of favorite celebrities will look like when they're old and crusty.


Thx: TheDamnBlog

Become An Ambassador of Narnia

I just received this via email:

"We need people of ALL ages and from EVERY state to join our street team of passionate volunteers in getting the word out about The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe as an Ambassador of Narnia.

"Ambassadors of Narnia will have access to the latest Narnia news, materials & free downloads, great resources, have an opportunity to help the city leaders (Knights of Narnia) in their area, earn exclusive prizes and much more. This is one opportunity you do not want to pass up!

"Be a part of history now, become an Ambassador of Narnia at:
http://narniaresources.com/ambassadors "

A Joke For Today...

A minister was completing a temperance sermon. With great emphasis he said, "If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river."

With even greater emphasis he said, "And if I had all the wine in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river."

And then finally, shaking his fist inthe air, he said, "And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river." Sermon complete, he sat down.

The song leader stood very cautiously and announced with a smile, nearly laughing, "For our closing song, let us sing Hymn #365, "Shall We Gather at the River."

(where's my rim shot!?)


Thx: Cousin Jeff

Fast Company's 2005 Customers First Awards

FAST COMPANY: 2005 Customers First Awards

You'd think it would be obvious: Take care of the folks who matter most -- the ones who pay the tab. But truly customer-focused companies are sadly rare. And so Fast Company is celebrating those that get it right.

Meet the Leading Listeners, companies that use feedback to make things better; the Customer-Centered Leaders, who create a culture that's dedicated to service; the Profitable Players, who know that investments in service really pay off; the High-Tech Achievers, companies that use technology not just to replace the human element but to improve the experience; and the Employee Innovators, who understand the inextricable link between good employees and happy customers.

This special section online builds on the article in the October 2005 issue and includes details about our methodology, a profile of our partner, an interview with one of our winners--and ways to share stories about your best customer experiences, as well.

Our Customer Champions
Netflix
Panera Bread
Talbots
Cabela's
W Hotels
Intuit
Build-A-Bear
Craigslist
Travelocity
Kiehl's
Virgin Atlantic
Best Buy
USAA
Zappos
Whole Foods Market

Click on the links above in order to read more about why they were chosen.

"Sheriff Buns"???

The State Board of Elections Web site lists name, address, Web site and e-mail address for every candidate in the state.

For Mitchell, no Web site is listed. But an e-mail address sure is: MissBuns@aol.com.

Asked why she has that email address, she responded:

"That's my personal e-mail," Mitchell said. The one for her campaign should be MBMsheriff@aol.com.

I asked again. What does "MissBuns" mean?

"I'm not going to comment on that," Mitchell said. "That's my personal e-mail. That has nothing to do with this election whatsoever."

Read the rest of the article here, or just send her an email and ask her yourself ... perhaps she'll tell you.


Thx: Dave Barry's Blog

Dolphins sing 'Batman' theme

No, You Can't Just Do THAT!

A man stripped off naked and declared himself a 'guest exhibit' at one of Germany's most respected museums.

How cheeky!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Test Your Narnia Knowledge

Nicknames George Bush Has Given To People He Works With

This is a really interesting and insightful list of nicknames our President has given to some of the people he works with. He loves to give nicknames to people, and a lot of them are pretty funny.

Some of my favorites are:
"Balloonfoot" (Colin Powell)
"Pootie-Poot" (Vladimir Putin)
"Boy Genius," or "Turd Blossom" (Karl Rove)
"Corndog" (John Cornyn, Texas Senator)
"Landslide" (Tony Blair)

Monday, October 03, 2005

A Dictionary Of British Slang Terms

This is a real eye-opener to see how many British slang terms there are. There are probably just as many American slang terms out there too, but this post is all about British slang.

This link is for the home page, where you can search for British terms by alphabetical search.

Click here to type in a word if you don't know what the British term is. I found this type of search best for finding a specific term as an American. The other link (the home page link, above) is best for browsing terms.

A Quote To Ponder...

"When you are arguing against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all."

- C.S. Lewis

Just So You Know...

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

Now you're that much more knowledgeable about all that makes up our universe.