Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Muggles rejoice!

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer has been released, check it out!

500 Years of Portraits in Western Art

For a complete list of artists and paintings, visit this link.

Columbia Funeral Home Stashes Body in Basement...NAACP and Local Church are Pro-Body Dumping?

Daughter given bogus ashes as body decayed

From the Columbia Daily Tribune, a story about the Warren Funeral Home director Harold Warren Sr. who stashed the remains of Dorenda Versey in his basement and gave the bereaved family substitute ashes.

After complaints of suspicious odors, inspectors form the state Board of Funeral directors and Embalmers searched the Warren Funeral home and found Mrs. Versey's body still int he basement, where it had lain embalmed but unrefrigerated for almost a year.

Additionally, the state investigators uncovered a trash bag filled with organs from multiple bodies, reused coffins, unwashed embalming tools and a rotted body that had been in the funeral parlor electrical room for almost a year.

Attorney General Jay Nixon is seeking to shut down the funeral chapel while (unbelievably) the NAACP and local Second Baptist Church are holding a fund raiser for the Warren's legal defense. I'm not sure but this leads one to believe that the church and NAACP must be pro-body dumping? link1 link2

When questioned by the police on Tuesday, July 29th, Harold Warren Sr. threw his head back, cackled a sinister laugh, transformed into a vampire bat and flew away. He has not been seen since.

Harold Warren Sr. (file photo)

Now THAT's how you sell a blender

Now, if you want to sell a blender, this guy has the way. These video's have been floating around for a bit but I really like this one:

Blending a Driver

I have decided that I will buy one of their blenders if Tom Dickson blends a drifter, Fargo-style, on their site.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mini Motel, for the on-the-go squatter

Now you can create your own squatters village anywhere! Why carry around tarps and corrugated steel when you can just pop open your own tent right there at the airport! Just think of it as romantic urban camping complete with the stench of humanity; the soft chirping of a Delta Airlines P.A. system under the soft glow of Starbucks neon in concourse B!

Don't thank me, thank Mini-motel!

Nike+ sensor battery replacement

Great post over at instructables on replacing the thought-to-be-sealed battery on the Nike+ sensor.

Replace the Battery on a Nike+ sensor

If you need a CR2032 battery for the replacement; try DealExtreme, you can get 20 for $3.67 with free shipping. wewt!

There is nothing particular clever about this post other than I need to remind myself to do it to mine when I get home, and the battery price awesome...

Proof the U.S. Treasury planned the 9/11 attack!

It turns out if you fold a $20 bill just right it will reveal that images of both the Pentagon and the Twin towers after the 9/11 attacks. This is obviously because the U.S. Treasury was part of a U.S. government conspiracy.

The Pentagon and the twin towers on the $20 bill.

Further examination show that the conspiracy does not end there. Apparently there are also dark forces afoot promoting beaver-buggery!

Strange maps help make sense of the world...

There are some real gems over at Strange Maps.

My personal favs:

Sherlock Homes' home (or "crib" as it was called in the Victorian age)

Cannibal map of the world

The world as seen from Paris

Fattest States (Congrats Mississippi!)

How to drain the North Sea to add more beachfront property to Europe (Take that Denmark!)

Heaven as an amusement park - Don't forget to stop by the gaming midway where you can save souls; and redeem them for FABULOUS cash prizes!

And just when you were starting to feel good about yourself, here is a map of human oppression from your favorite and mine, Amnesty International.

A love story in three acts

Zune guy falls in love and gets tattoos to prove it

It's a classic love story, and unfortunately, we all know how most of those those turn out...

Zune guy replaces nonreturned affection with persistence

After the tattoos, Microsoft does not return his affection so he wants to change his name to Microsoft Zune to prove he is still worth loving.

Zune buy breaks up with Zune

Finally, therapy restores the Zune guy's self esteem and he breaks up with the Zune.

Digging deeper though, it seems even though Microsoft violated the trust in the relationship, it may have been because the Zune guy was caught cheating! /gasp

Or possibly he just simply dumped the Zune on it's deathbed he he can't stand by and watch it suffer...

We can only speculate what comes next; will be date a hot new Blu-ray player on the rebound, or pick up a dumpy HD-DVD because they are cheap and easy? Who knows but I would hide your electronics until he finds a new love...

Friday, July 25, 2008

No border fence is going to stop these aliens!

I knew it! Aliens have visited Earth.

Here is the link to the audio of the radio interview including reaction and NASA's response (transcript below).

/putting on tin foil hat

Now, if we could only get that guy in Denver to release his video that he claims to have of aliens visiting his house...

(BTW - Five bucks says that's a paper plate on a stick!)

The Last Lecture

This is really interesting stuff, I won't comment any more than others have. Here is the YouTube description and video:

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals. For more, visit

Here is a link to the transcript of the lecture.

Zombie Harmony

Finally, online dating parity for our undead brethern...

Zombie Harmony