Friday, December 15, 2006

List of Sponsors for the Next Season of "The Apprentice"

The new season begins on January 7th, and this season's list of sponsors (for each week's tasks) includes:

Dial Corporation
AdSpace Networks
AMC Entertainment
El Pollo Loco
The Home Depot
KB Home
Sue Bee Honey
Trina Turk
SmartMouth mouthwash

I'd create links to each of these companies, but I don't have the time to do so today. Sorry folks.

But at least you got the insider information to share with your co-workers and friends. You'll look like the Hollywood Insider you've always wanted to become!

Friday, December 08, 2006

How Is "Silly String" Saving Lives In Iraq?

Our soldiers are doing their job in Iraq with a level of courage and bravery that astounds me. I salute their efforts with all of my pride, along with my equal thanks to veterans of the military (Thank you, Jeff).

Silly String, it's that neon-colored foamy-type gunk that shoots like a string out of a can. Kids love it, adults love it, and soldiers now REALLY love it!

Many of our brave soldiers are continuing to go door-to-door, ridding Iraq of terrorists and insurgents one bad guy at a time. The Silly String comes in when solders prepare to enter a building of any kind. Tripwires are everywhere, and doorways are one of the main places they're found.

Soldiers spray the Silly String in the doorway and if it falls all the way to the ground then there is no wire. But if it hangs in the air, then it's caught on a wire. The Silly String isn't heavy enough to cause the traps to explode, which makes the string the perfect "tool" for this important job.

New stories are being written daily, so I'm linking to the Google News page for this search term. Keep an eye on it. Donation instructions are found in the articles. They're accepting cash to purchase more Silly String, or cans of it. And yes, the manufacturer, Wham-O brands, is making donations of their product as well.


Thursday, December 07, 2006

It's Hip to Be Stressed?

From Pleasant Morning Buzz...

An article on says that being stressed out is now hip and totally "chic."

Why? Why? WHY???

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

How long does it really take to trace a phone call?

So Says "Ask Yahoo"...

We've all seen movies where the cops try to dupe some telephoning wacko into droning on about his plans to blow up Rhode Island, just long enough to complete a trace on the call. But Slate's Explainer describes how this longtime Hollywood trope no longer applies:
"Tracing problems are a relic of manual switchboards, which required operators to physically connect circuits. In order to track down a caller's location, police needed 10-20 minutes to figure out the maze of circuits....shorter calls could only be traced a nearby switching station rather than the source phone.

Read the rest of this answer here.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Grandmother's Bingo Habit Leads To Drug-running Conviction

What can I add to that after you've read that title?

Here's the sad/funny/twisted/crazy story link.

Flickr Image of the Day: "Self-Portrait Through Horse"

Here's an interesting way to take a self-portrait, in the reflection of a horse's eye.

I don't believe that was the intention, but that's how I see it.

It would be an interesting idea (so says I) to intentionally take a "self-portrait" in the reflection of a close loved one's eye.

That kind of picture would be worth at least 1,000 words.