Friday, March 31, 2006

The AOL CD "Throne"

Here's the best "recycling" project I've seen yet for AOL CDs.

Check out this Throne made out of CDs!


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Quick Excel Tips and Techniques

I've been working with Excel more and more in my latest position here in my current public relations job. So, this list of Excel tips and techniques to help me save time and be more productive really interested me. Perhaps it'll help you as well!


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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Husband On Strike

This husband is "going on strike." He's begun a blog to tell the world about his plight, and to "stand up for husbands everywhere."

He's upset that his wife allows their kids to sleep in their bed all the time, and what he wants is more time alone with her. Thus, here's his growing "Husband Blog."

NOTE: He does think his wife is a great Mother. He's just tired of a handful of issues that get his goat.


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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Katie Has To Keep Silent during Labor

As Seen at Pleasant Morning Buzz:

In anticipation of Katie Holmes going into labor, scientology elders delivered a big stack of Scientology posters to Tom Cruise's mansion. The posters remind Katie not to make a peep during labor: she has to be totally silent. And not talk to her baby for 7 days. And not allow him to have medical tests for 7 days. And...well, you get the idea.

Tom Cruise's pregnant fiancée Katie Holmes will be reminded to keep her vow of silence during birth - by signs plastered around their home. The couple - following the Scientology tradition of a silent birth - had the posters delivered to their Beverly Hills mansion. The 6ft placards will be placed so Katie can see them in labour. One reads: "Be silent and make all physical movements slow and understandable." Dawson's Creek actress Katie, 26, must "keep mum" and will not even be allowed painkillers when she has the couple's first child due any day.

Friends - believed to be Scientology elders - were pictured carrying the huge white boards through the gates. The "birthing boards" will also tell staff and visitors to stay silent. Followers believe it is traumatic for babies to hear their mother scream or groan when giving birth. They think it can cause "psychic" damage, which takes years of therapy to overcome.

Personally, I say that she builds up a gigantic, billowing, primal SCREAM that lets those Scientololgists know who's boss in that room. The woman in labor.

Not talking to your newborn baby for 7 days??? Are you kidding me???


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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Peeps!

"The AP reports that politically incorrect pranksters in St. Paul, Minn. have been leaving marshmallow peeps around city hall to call attention to an HR nitwit's decision to remove the Easter Bunny from public display in the building."

Read the rest of this post from Tonguetied.us.

Read the
AP story about these guys and their peeps.


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Monday, March 27, 2006

Cubicle Overhaul!

If you're in the market to Pimp Your Cubicle, this site will go far in helping you find some crazyfun cubicle knick-knacks that'll be sure to get more people stopping at your desk and checking out your uber-cool pad.

This site, KnockKnock.biz, is still fun for those of you who aren't cubicle prairie-doggers. Enjoy!


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Five Excellent Mind Habits To Develop

Want a more useful mind?

Your mind is like a muscle, it can be trained to be stronger and more efficient. Here are some good ways to help you develop your brain into a better tool. I'm not saying they're easy, but they're definitely worthwhile.


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QUOTE: Ronald Reagan

"Sometimes when I'm faced with an unbeliever, an atheist, I am tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that one could ever serve, and when we finished eating that magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a cook."

- Ronald Reagan


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Friday, March 24, 2006

Breakdancing Fingers?

Check out this video of some serious Urban Flavor in these magic fingers!

SUGGESTION: Hit "Pause" when the video begins and then let the file download until; it's just about loaded. Then, hit "Play" in order to view the whole video without the choppiness.


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Thursday, March 23, 2006

165 Energy Drink Reviews

Can Juggling Be Perfectly Timed To Music?

Apparently it can be done, and this guy definitely has his juggling act down!


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Jeopardy Online Contestant Exam

So, you think you're smart?

Give Jeopardy a shot. But it won't be easy...


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Monday, March 20, 2006

Overloaded

In pictures.

An Insider's Guide to Trader Joe's (for curious New Yorkers)

Here's a great article about a great store ... Trader Joe's!

Get to know this quirky little store that people love to love through the insight of this article.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Lemon Scented Paper Towels

It was just a matter of time before these were introduced. Lemon Scented Paper Towels.

Now look for all of the competitors to follow suit.

This is yet another reason why the terrorists hate us ... because we think we need things like this.

(Will I buy these paper towels? Probably.)


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The Internet's WORST Game

Rain May Have Caused Errors On SAT Grading

Really. This article says that grading errors can be blamed on the rain. THE RAIN!!!

"The company that scans the answer sheets for the SAT college entrance exam says wet weather may have damaged thousands of tests that were given the wrong scores."

The sad thing about this is that many colleges and universities are now reconsidering the applications of many students who were told they were accepted into schools. I really feel bad for those kids.

Read the rest of the SAT article here. What a mix-up!


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Ranking of World's Billionaires by Forbes

Like we care!

No! Of course we don't care who the richest BILLIONAIRES are...

But, we do like lists!!!!

1. William Gates III, Washington, (age) 50, $50, Microsoft
2. Warren Buffett, Nebraska, 75, $42, Berkshire Hathaway
3. Carlos Slim Helu, Mexico, 66, $30, telecom
4. Ingvar Kamprad, Sweden, 79, $28, Ikea
5. Lakshmi Mittal, India, 55, $23.5, steel
6. Paul Allen, Washington, 53, $22, Microsoft, investments
7. Bernard Arnault, France, 57, $21.5, LVMH
8. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, Saudi Arabia, 49, $20, investments
9. Kenneth Thomson and family, Canada, 82, $19.6, publishing
10. Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong, 77, $18.8, diversified

Ranking of World's Top 500 Billionaires by Forbes

Thursday, March 09, 2006

World Map with Current Locations of Hundreds of Ships

Wow! The seas sure are crowded with ships!


via: Kottke.org

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Rest In Peace Kirby...

Kirby Puckett (Hall of Famer) was my favorite player in baseball during my high school and college years. Robin Yount and Paul Molitor were close to the top spot in my book as well. He died last night after suffering a massive stroke. It made me sad when I heard this morning that he had passed away.



It was sad enough when his career was cut short after being hit by a pitched ball and eventually losing sight in that right eye (due to glaucoma). Now this.

I still have a friend who calls me, "Kirby," because that was my nickname when I worked at McDonalds some 16 years ago. But, it wasn't his name that made me like him so much (but yes, it is a cute, little name). It was the way he played the game of baseball. I fashioned my style of play to be like the hard-nosed kind of player that he was. He was someone who truly enjoyed playing the game, and I made sure I had fun playing the game (after getting over my hot temper early in high school).

That style of play and my devotion to playing the game the way it should be played took me through my two college baseball teams -- and to the position of Team Captain (even though I was "undersized" and didn't always have the best stats on the team) my senior year in school.

I own more than 100 different kinds of baseball cards of Kirby. It was fun to keep on the look-out for ones I didn't yet own. I just collected them for the love of it. It wasn't an investment hope really. It was just fun to own a little piece of baseball history -- of one of the game's best clutch hitters.

There's a time for birth, and a time for death. Kirby, your death came far too soon. You a weren't perfect man, you had your share of faults -- we all do. I'll choose to remember you fondly, and the great feeling you gave me when you took the Twins team on your shoulders during the 6th game of the 1991 World Series. That great catch when you jumped to catch the crucial out against the outfield wall. And then that home run. That was truly one of the most impressive home runs in World Series and baseball history. Then you helped the Twins win their second World Championship Title (in a 4-year stretch) that next day.

Kirby Puckett, you were one of the greatest players of all-time. You will be missed. Rest in peace, brother. Rest in sweet peace.


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Monday, March 06, 2006

Real Life Simpsons Intro

Here's a great video that turns the cartoon intro of The Simpsons show into a real-life version -- with real people!

View the Simpson's Video here.


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Friday, March 03, 2006

VIDEO: God Is a DJ...

Is this what Pink sings about in her song, "God Is A DJ..."?

What happens when you Stun Gun yourself?

You'll laugh till you cry after reading about this genius who stunned himself to see what it felt like.

He gives us a great play-by-play of the stunning ordeal.



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Thursday, March 02, 2006

How to Pet a High Strung Cat

#1 Throw back a fifth of whisky...

Just kidding. Here's the real list.


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Noted Individuals Who Have Experienced Homelessness

Check out this interesting and occasionally surprising list of people who have been homeless.


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Why Do Dogs Sniff Each Other?

Via: AskYahoo.com...

Dear Yahoo!:
Why do dogs sniff each other?

Tarna


Dear Tarna:
Last year, we addressed why dogs love to stick their heads out car windows. Now we tackle another of life's great mysteries. What's up with a pup's propensity to sniff the backsides of his friends? Such behavior would not go over well in the human world, but in the canine community, it's standard operating procedure.

Read the rest of why dogs sniff each other here.


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