Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Go ahead - ask

Remember the old 20 Questions game? Here's an online version. The idea is to try to stump the neural network by thinking of something it doesn't yet know about. And it knows a lot!

I was able to come up with a few things, including some some songs, movie characters and places, but it's pretty good. And sometimes it pops up the right answer just when you think it's way off base.

Give it a shot and see if you can stump it!

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A Good Laugh...

Baby's First ROFL - More amazing videos are a click away
Baby's First ROFL I was stumbling around tonight for one more to thing to write about before going to bed and came across this. I defy you not to laugh along with this kid. He has one of the most infectious laughs I have heard in a long time. If you aren't grinning from ear to ear by the time this video finishes, you either have no heart, or you're Dick Cheney. Which, come to think of it, is redundant.

Watch the video, giggle along, and smile.

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The Way It Used To Be

I used to have one of those old fashioned chemistry sets. It was given to me by my fifth grade teacher.

I used to try mixing things up to see what happened. Most of the time: nothing. Every once in a while I would create a blob in an interesting color, which would proceed to stain the concrete on the garage floor.

But it did give me the opportunity to learn, to imagine.

What you'll see in the video is that these sets really no longer exist. You can't get the sets full of chemicals anymore. We've sanitized them, made them safer, eliminated potential lawsuits. You get the picture. But we've also eliminated a source of curiousity, of wonder, of imagination. We have less "What if'" and whole lot more "so what's". It's a shame.

To be sure, there was potential for mayhem and injury in those old sets, but really no more than going out and crashing on your bike or falling out of a tree. But they also gave us a way to explore. I miss that.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Spoiled Pics

Came across this site as I was "Stumbling" and found it too funny.

Basically the idea is that while sometimes people can ruin a picture with their antics, sometimes, they actually make the picture a whole lot of funny...

Click on the pic for more fun - and look in the backgrounds..

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Sunday, January 27, 2008


It seems whenever I get to a point in my life that things look a bit tough, I come across something that reminds me how good I've got it. And to quit complaining. This video is one of those:

Beautiful music, played in an unexpected way. It was just the first of such videos I saw today. What do you think the universe is trying to tell me?

Related links: Do You Love Me?, Sir Mix A Lot, Harry Potter Meets Michael Jackson

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No, It Won't Make You Sound Better Fred Mic: Health & Personal Care

For all you wannabe rockstars, pump up the volume and get down with your bad self with this "shower mic".

Apparently it is currently unavailable from Amazon, probably because the "Bono in the shower" picture drove sales through the roof. But I don't recommend the sunglasses in the shower, even if you are U2's frontman.

Keep in mind, you might "feel" like you sound better in the shower. But those dogs that always seem to howl when you start belting out "Sister Christian" - they know better.

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Buy This At Your Own Risk

ecal : images : annee propedeutique

Buying this belt requires some guts. Either you have an incredible sense of self-confidence to actually show the size of your ever-expanding waist, or you're incredibly proud of the weight you've lost. Of course, the bravery there is that you are now bragging about your tiny waist, and may raise the ire of the weight loss challenged.

Not sure if this is for sale, but I'm sure there are some skinny-minnies out there who are determined to show off their lack of waist.

For the record, I'm not one of them.

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