Friday, December 29, 2006

Be Careful What You Wish For.

I've been reading Jean Shepherd's In God We Trust; All Others Pay Cash (parts of which were the inspiration for A Christmas Story), and it has reminded me of the rituals of my own childhood. I understand that I am not nearly as far removed from this aspect of life as some, but still, looking back, I am surprised by the things that we did and endured simply to be accepted by our counterparts. In particular, as boys, we would sit around telling less than savory jokes about bodily functions; the kinds of jokes that one would never even dream of telling his parents. One in particular stands out in my took many forms, but the outcome was always the same...

It went something like this;

Three men were walking in the desert (no explanation here as to why they are in the desert) when they came across a cliff. Now, this was no ordinary cliff; this cliff had the power to change you into anything you wanted to be (again, no explanation as to how they knew this or why this cliff was magic, it just was). All you had to do was think about what you wanted to be, run to the edge of the cliff and then yell it out as you jumped over the edge. The first guy thought of what he wanted, ran to the edge of the cliff and yelled, "AN EAGLE!" Immediately he was transformed into an eagle, and he flew away. The second guy repeated the process and yelled out that he wanted to be a fish as he got to the edge. Immediately he turned into a fish, landed in the river at the bottom of the canyon and swam away. The third guy was having trouble making a decision. When he finally figured it out he started running toward the cliff. Just as he got to the edge he tripped over his own shoelace. Falling face-first over the cliff he yelled, "AAAH CRAPP!" and landed with a splat at the bottom of the canyon.

I know it was juvenile, but hey, so were we! That joke still makes me chuckle as I think about the many situations in which it was relevant; sleepovers, recess, when the teacher left the room, etc. As I think about the kinds of things kids these days are aware of through the internet and TV, I realize how innocent that joke truly was...

Food for thought (haven't done that for a while):
What would you wish for?

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Year in Review 2006

Part Three of Five

Most addicting flash-game of the year.


If you can't see the video; here.

Year in Review 2006

Part Two of Five

Movie I can't wait to see in 2007.

If you can't see the video; here.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Three Reasons Favre Won't Leave Green Bay

Speculation abounds about the future of Green Bay Packers' Quarterback Brett Favre; some say that he will retire while others are of the opinion that he will. Still others believe that he will leave the Packers and play for another team. No one but Favre knows the answer to the first set of questions, and I would venture to say that even he is uncertain about his own future especially considering the Packers current position in the playoff race. However, as a Packers fan here are three reasons that I DO NOT think that Brett Favre will EVER play for another team.

3. He would lose the respect of Packers fans everywhere if he left for another team. He would be just like every other "selfish" NFL player who left their team simply for more money or the chance at a Super Bowl. (To say that Favre should leave Green Bay because of the success of Steve McNair, like this guy does, is a moot point because McNair was effectively cut by the Titans and therefore had no other choice but to move to Baltimore.)
2. He loves Green Bay and Green Bay loves him. - “I enjoy it here. I don't want to move. I enjoy the fans and I just want to stay. I couldn't envision myself playing for another team.” (After signing contract in 2001 - See No. 1)
1. He signed a lifetime contract in 2001 and is a man of his word! Not only this, but it was Favre who encouraged his teammate Javon Walker in 2005, when Walker was holding out on his contract, to reconsider what he was doing to his team(and teammates) by reneging on the promise he had made to the Packers.

Brett Favre may retire this year or maybe he'll give it one more; one thing is certain he WILL end his career as a Packer.

Here's reason number 4.

If you can't see the video; here.

Memorization and Recitation

I was just looking at Neatorama and came across this interesting video (below) which shows a preschool aged child reciting state capitals from memory. According to the brief description on the original post he is three years old. As I watched the video I noticed that he got the capital of Minnesota wrong (he says Minneapolis when it is really Saint Paul; a common misconception since they are less than ten miles apart). According to a comment on the post he also missed Alabama, but honestly 48 out of 50 is amazing...for an adult. As an education student with an emphasis in Social Studies even I have trouble remembering the state capitals; I could probably get about 40 of them, on a good day, so for a three year old to get 48 of the fifty capitals is really incredible...I hope that I have children like this in my class someday, although then I wouldn't have to teach them so I'd be out of a job...on second thought send on the ones who need taught.

If you can't see the video; here.

Did I mention that he also knows his European capitals...

If you can't see the video; here.

And African...and Asian...

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Year in Review 2006

Part One of Five:

Thing I want, but don't have;

If you can't see the video; here.

Thing I throw off a building;

If you can't see the video; here.

If you're wondering whether I mean the creepy baby or the PS3...yes.

TV show I watch almost religiously;

If you can't see the video; here.

If you can't see the video; here.

Best TV show I found on DVD;

If you can't see the video; here.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas to All...and to all Fifty Bucks!

SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman hopped aboard buses, greeted passengers with "Merry Christmas" and handed each an envelope containing a card and a $50 bill before stepping off and repeating the process on another bus.

She did it so quickly that descriptions of the woman varied among surprised Spokane Transit Authority passengers on several routes Thursday, The Spokesman-Review newspaper reported Friday.

"She kind of kept her head down. I don't remember ever seeing this lady before," said bus driver Max Clemons.

"I had a young man in the back of the bus. He looked like he was going to start crying. He said in broken English, 'She don't know how much this will mean to me at Christmas,'" Clemons said.

Transit authority spokesman Dan Kolbet said efforts to identify the gift-giver were unsuccessful. Her generosity didn't appear to be part of a marketing gimmick, he said.

The woman gave envelopes to about 20 passengers, he said. Each was sealed with a sticker that said: "To a friend from a friend."

The woman, accompanied by one or two young boys, pulled the envelopes out of a cloth satchel. The buses were pulling away from stops before riders even knew what happened.

"There was a lot of excitement. People were making calls on their cell phones," said driver Terry Dobson, who had two of his trips visited by the mystery woman. "The people on those buses really needed the money."

Hours after the impromptu gift-giving, Dobson was still giddy.

"It was just a neat thing," he said. "It makes you tingle all over."


Merry CHRISTmas everyone.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

'Critic'al Thinking

Movie critics, does anyone ever actually listen to them? Let me start at the source for this post...
When I first saw previews for "Night at the Museum" I was pretty skeptical about the whole thing; I didn't know how they were going to tie the movie together. After seeing it tonight I can say that I think they did a fairly decent job and released a family friendly movie that might even encourage some kids to visit a museum, or at least take an interest in History (my field of study...).
Now, back to my point - Movie critics are destroying this film and I don't understand why. To properly discuss the issue I am going to be taking excerpts from an Associated Press review and then rebutting them;
"Other than the basic plot point of inanimate creatures coming alive and some occasionally inventive visual effects, "Night at the Museum" is unimaginative and annoying, as movies by director Shawn Levy (Cheaper By the Dozen, The Pink Panther) often are." Inanimate objects coming to life in a museum is unimaginative? I would have never thought of it, and I'm guessing the author of the article wouldn't have either - maybe that's why he's so mad.

"Robin Williams provides a few chuckles as the bullheaded incarnation of a wax figure Teddy Roosevelt, though the laughs come more from seeing him in Rough Riders costume than from anything in the dopey script by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon." It's not Shakespeare, but it's not dopey either. Honestly, the target of the film is kids, and most kids I know will love it! The dialogue in the first Rocky movie was awful (in my opinion) and that won best picture. It doesn't have to have amazing dialogue to be a good movie, most of what moved the film along were one-liners by Ben Stiller or Owen Wilson, and in my opinion it was an enjoyably funny movie.

Ok, I've been serious enough for long enough...well, maybe I can endure it just a bit longer. In closing, I will say this, "Night at the Museum" while not Oscar worthy was an enjoyable, family friendly film. Apparently that just isn't good enough for modern society though. Whatever happened to the movie that was good because it was heartwarming and fun, not because it was shocking and crude. The guy who wrote the article quoted above will keep getting paid to write what he thinks...I'm going to stop listening to him, for free.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Reason to Listen to Your Parents, Number One - The Squeegee

I've decided that perhaps in the interest of maintaining my own interest in this blog I will start a weekly column all about reasons that one should listen to his or her parents simply based on my own experiences. Obviously, this is going to be completely biased and opinionated and will mostly be stories about my shortcomings, but isn't that fun at least? As with most of the things I do on this blog this is completely off the cuff, it could simply be one story or maybe it will go on for weeks, I guess we'll have to see what happens. Alright, let’s give this a try.

Reason to Listen to Your Parents Number One comes to us from a far away land called Wyoming. I was about 5 years old and had asked my dad if I could tag along with him while he went and filled the truck up with gas. He said it was ok and we headed to the gas station. When we got there he told me to stay in the car while he filled up. For some reason or another I decided not to listen to him and hopped out of the truck to watch him wash the windshield.

Now, at this point my dad was still what I would call a “shaker” which means that he would shake the squeegee in order to get the washer fluid off of the hard plastic part rather than using a paper towel. Unfortunately for me, I got too close to his swing and took the full force of the hard plastic squeegee to the top of my head. Realizing what had happened, my dad rushed me inside the Super America bathroom and was able to stop the bleeding there, and on our way home we stopped at Dairy Queen for ice cream.

When we got home my dad told my mom what had happened and for a while she was pretty upset that he hadn’t taken me to get stitches. Being five years old I didn’t understand most of the conversation that followed, but here’s what I got and how I understood it then (in parentheses) and my interpretation now in italics.

Mom – You didn’t take him to the hospital?! (I don’t want to go to the hospital, I have ice cream!) Things were ok in the long run, I’ve always wondered if I have a huge scar.

Dad – No, they would have had to shave his head and clean it all out. (Ewwww, I don’t want a shaved head and what do you mean clean it all out…are they gonna take my brain out and clean it?!) As a five year I thought that’s what my dad meant…obviously all he meant was they would have to shave me head around the cut and then clean out the cut, but I didn’t understand it that way.

Mom – Well, I think you should have taken him to the hospital. (Meh…I’ve got ice cream) Yeah, I got ice cream…in the future my mom would avoid taking me to the hospital at all costs, but that’s for another post.

There was also some discussion about a really big needle which I didn't like the sound of.

There you have it; Reason to Listen to Your Parents Number One is this; because if you don’t you might get hit in the head with a gas station squeegee.

Are You an Addict?

A new study out of Great Britain has identified a few "new-age" addictions that plague our modern society, they include;

- EGO-SURFING: When you frequently check your name and reputation on the Internet.

- BLOG STREAKING: "Revealing secrets or personal information online which for everybody's sake would be best kept private."

- CRACKBERRY: "The curse of the modern executive: not being able to stop checking your BlackBerry, even at your grandmother's funeral." (A BlackBerry is a popular handheld device that can be used for phoning, emailing and web-browsing).

- GOOGLE-STALKING: Defined as "snooping online on old friends, colleagues or first dates."

- CYBERCHONDRIA: "A headache and a particular rash at the same time? Extensive online research tells you it must be cancer."

- PHOTOLURKING: Flicking through a photo album of someone you've never met.

- WIKIPEDIHOLISM: Excess devotion to contributing to the online collaborative encyclopaedia,
Wikipedia (Wikipedia even has a page where you can test whether you're an addict: (

- CHEESEPODDING: Downloading of a song "so cheesy that you could cover it in plastic wrap and sell it at the deli counter." Cheesepodders are especially vulnerable to soft-rock favourites from the 1970s.

Via Yahoo.

I'm guilty of a couple of these, but hey I can quit any time I want right. Right?

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Another Good Reason for Term Limits

Had Clinton remained President he may have succeeded.

[If you can't see the video; link, via Say No To Crack]

That's No Luggage!

A woman mistakenly put her 1-month-old grandson through an X-ray machine at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.
A startled security worker noticed the shape of a child on the carry-on baggage screening monitor and immediately pulled him out, the Los Angeles Times reported for a story in Wednesday's editions.
The infant was taken to a local hospital, where doctors determined he did not receive a dangerous dose of radiation.
"This was an innocent mistake by an obviously inexperienced traveler," said Paul Haney, deputy executive director of airports and security for the city's airport agency.

I'm not exactly sure what to say about this one...oops?
Full story

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Brief Hiatus Due to Slight Technical Difficulties

Hello anyone who's ever been interested in reading this blog. I apologize that it has been a couple of days since my last post.
I am at home now for Christmas Break so posts may be few and far between (although, considering I will be home alone with no job, and no car while my parents are gone they may come more frequently, we'll have to see.) With that said, this will most likely be my last post until Wednesday. My parents still have dial-up internet which is...slow...but on Wednesday the guy is coming to install high-speed!!!
In the mean time, check out the blogs I have linked, they're a lot of fun to read.

Friday, December 15, 2006

American Standard

The next time you're in the bathroom, do me a favor, look at the toilet (or urinal). Was it made by American Standard?
I only ask because I am curious about your opinion on something. For years I have wondered about American Standards logo which appears to be the letters SA inside of a larger C. Now, many might consider this perfectly normal, after all, S and A are the first letters in the words American Standard and C is the first letter in Corporation. However, consider the order of things...the C surrounds the S and A, and subsequently the S and A are in the opposite order of what they should be, considering the company is called American Standard (not Standard American).
I have come to only one conclusion, the C surrounding the S and A, in that particular order, can stand for only one thing, Confederate States of America. It is only logical to ascertain that in the near future the Confederacy will rise again. Only this time there power will lie in brute strength of smell as they will have the power to clog any toilet in the union as they see fit.
So I ask you as informed citizens to consider this the next time you use a public toilet; are you supporting the confederacy?
Or maybe you're just supporting America's Sexiest Plumber.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Somethings Never Change...

...Even though they should.
In many states there are still laws officially on the books which, unofficially, are never adhered to. These laws, in most circles, are referred to as "blue laws." I've seen lists like this before, but thought it would be fun to investigate these laws and develop a list of some of my favorites...

Montana (my home state):
Seven or more indians are considered a raiding or war party and it is legal to shoot them. (It's a riot to go someplace "civilized" and convince them that there are still battles being fought between cowboys and indians in Montana...nothing could be further from the truth. And this law, obviously, is not upheld.)

It is illegal to stand around any building without a good reason to be there. (Jay and Silent Bob, stay out!)

A person may not cross state lines with a duck atop his head. (Number one; why do you have a duck on your head? Number two; WHY DO YOU HAVE A DUCK ON YOUR HEAD?!)

It it illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors. ('Nuff Said - Don't do it!)

Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue. (Things aren't even that "primitive" in Montana.)

You may not sing in the bathtub. (What about the shower? Or on the toilet? While washing the dishes?)

You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit. (Why not?)

It is illegal to fish with a bow and arrow in Kentucky. (That sounds like too much work anyways.)

All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat. (Good for boat dealers.)

North Dakota:
Beer and pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant. (BLASPHEMY!)

South Dakota:
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory. (Just you try and stop me.)

It is Illegal to go whale fishing. (In Nebraska? ok)

It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup. (Beer Cheese soup perhaps?)


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Next Time, Just Get Grounded.

VALPARAISO, Ind. - A teenager charged with driving 142 mph along a four-lane divided highway said he was speeding home so his parents wouldn't be mad at him for being late, police said.
"Kids sort of have tunnel vision," Emmons said. "They're so concerned with not getting yelled at or grounded, they place other people's lives in jeopardy." don't want to get in trouble with your parents so you drive 142 MPH to try and get home? And according to the story, the kid doesn't have a "set" curfew, but generally tries to get home by midnight at the latest. I had essentially the same deal by the time I was a junior and senior in High-School and I never had a problem. If I thought I was going to be a little late (generally 12:30 or so) I would call my parents and tell them, and they would generally say, "That's fine, thanks for letting us know."
Now, instead of getting his driving privileges taken away for a couple of days by his parents he is facing speeding misdemeanor reckless driving charges and the chance of having his liscence suspended. Next time - Just get grounded!

Reduce Idiocy has an interesting take on this as well, what WAS a 16 year old kid doing out at almost 1 AM with a car that can go almost 150 MPH?

Monday, December 11, 2006

22 Things

December 11 is the 345th day in the Gregorian Calendar and also today's date. Through a series of events I became interested in researching the kinds of things that have happened on this date throughout the past few years. Since I was born in 1985, I decided to start there.
Without further adieu, a list of 22 things that have happened on December 11 since my birth in 1985.

1985 - Wayne Gretzky sets record for most assists in one game; 7. (source)
1986 - Elie Weisel recieves Nobel Peace Prize.
1987 - Throw Momma From the Train was the Number One movie, grossing just over $7 Million. (source)
1988 - Kari Kairamo, former CEO of Nokia, commits suicide.
1989 - Paleface Adios, an Australian Harness Racing Horse, dies at the age of 20.
1990 - John Gotti arrested in New York.
1991 - The Red Dot episode of Seinfeld airs.
1992 - Mega Man III debuts on Nintendo's Game Boy.
1993 - Snoop Doggy Dogg's "Doggy Style" went to Number 1 on the U.S. Album Chart.
1994 - Russian Troops Invade Chechnya. (source)
1995 - Darryl Strawberry charged in California with failing to make child support payments.
1996 - Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse appears on Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
1997 - The Kyoto Protocol, an amendment to the Treaty on Climate Change which dealt with greenhouse gas emissions, is open for signature on the floor of the United Nations.
1998 - The Republican led House Judiciary Committee Passed three articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton. (source)
1999 - Full Recovery, an episode of Walker Texas Ranger first aired.
2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court hears the case of Bush v. Gore which decided the 2000 Presidential Election.
2001 - U.S. Prosecutors Zacarias Moussaoui with conspiring to murder thousands in the September 11th suicide hijackings. (source)
2002 - Joe Sakic scored his 500th NHL goal.
2003 - Two men indicted in Virginia for violating state laws concerning bulk e-mails. (source)
2004 - Doctors in Austria confirm that Victor Yushchenko, a Ukranian Presidential Candidate, is suffering from Dioxin Poison. (source)
2005 - Albanian Wikipedia reached 2,500 articles. (As of December 5, it is at 10,500)
2006 - This genius called the police to report the armed robbery of $1,100 worth of marijuana.

P.S. - I don't know why, but if you search "December 11" in Yahoo Images, you get this photo of Borat...

Stuck in the Chimney

In just a few minutes I take my first final, but before I's a fun little story I found on yahoo this morning.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. - Santa must have a trick. A man who was locked out of his house in this Denver suburb tried to get in by sliding down the chimney early Friday, but he got stuck and had to be rescued, authorities said.

The story continues by saying that the man was eventually lifted to safety and no one knows who called the paramedics.
If I was locked out of my house I would go to a neighbors house and ask for a spare key or the use of their phone so that I could call a locksmith. Why is it that some people lack that kind of common sense? I mean, sliding down your chimney because you locked yourself out of your house, how idiotic do you have to be?!

I'm guessing if he were real, Santa would be laughing hysterically at this guy, although maybe he's the one who called 911.

Apparently this is not as uncommon as one would think however...

There's this "Stargazing Boy" who accidently fell into a chimney in 2002.
Or this naked guy who tried to break into a Minneapolis Book Store on Christmas day in 2003.
Or this other naked guy who apparently got locked out of his stepmother's house earlier this year.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

An In Living Color Christmas

Merry Christmas from Homey-Claus

If you can't see the video; link.

Christmas Safety with Fire Marshall Bill

If you can't see the video; link.

Eyes Bigger Than Her Pockets...or Her Belt...

A teenager arrested for shoplifting had filled her pockets with so many items that her pants dropped to her ankles as she tried to run out of the store, police said.
Full Story - Yahoo

So what was she trying to steal?
- Six Rollo Candy Bars
- A Box of Strawberry Nesquik
- Potato peeler
- Ice cream scoop
- A set of measuring spoons, and
- Two cake decorating gel tubes

Dining in the Dark

Last week Say No To Crack posted about the "Taiwan Toilet Restaraunt" where all of the furniture was bathroom related (toilets and sinks)- Here.

Now Yahoo has a story about a restaraunt where customers are subjected to pitch black as they eat. In other words, you could literally have a blind date!

Love is blind -- but in this case, so were the lovers, the waiters and all the other diners at the blind date in the dark.

Lawyer Dennis Cohen thought the "Dining in the Dark" adventure billed as a three-course gourmet meal served in a pitch black dining room by blind waiters would make for an intriguing kickoff to romance.

Held in a banquet hall at a Los Angeles hotel, the culinary and sensory event offers utter obscurity, anonymity and gourmet food -- but is not recommended for anyone scared of the dark.


"You learn how much you rely on your eyesight for cutting food and making sure there's something on your fork," said Russ Hemmis, a real estate investor out with his girlfriend. "But at least I can pick my nose without anyone noticing."

Full Story
This is an interesting concept...I think I'll pass for now.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Found in My email inbox - Merry Christmas

For My Democratic Friends:

"Please accept with no obligation, explicit or implied, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. We also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. And without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee. By accepting these greetings you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for herself or himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the s ole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher."

For My Republican Friends:

Here's wishing all of You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The End is Near.

It's been a while...My past week has been spent playing Linerider and preparing for the end of the semester, which has essentially arrived. I realized today that by next Thursday night I will have completed my last college finals...hopefully forever. Yes, I still have two semesters to go, but next semester is my education practicum (essentially 9 weeks of taking classes on campus and 6 weeks working in a classroom) and next fall I will be student teaching...So, besides the PPST tests that I have to take, I am essentially done with the stresses of finals. Wow...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A Roundhouse Kick To This Blog

Chuck Norris has, in my opinion, achieved "cult icon" status in the United States. From cameos in popular movies like Dodgeball to being the subject of a Saturday Night Live power ballad to fighting in the ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny, it appears that this 60 something native of Oklahoma whose real name is "Carlos" has left his indelible mark on our society. So how did Walker's meteoric rise to stardum begin? It probably has something to do with a roundhouse kick to the face, or the fact that he "punched his way out of his mother's womb."
I remember when I was in high-school my friends and I had what is best described as an "infatuation" with Chuck Norris. Some of the most enjoyable times of my high-school career were spent filming "Norris Movies" in my friends' backyards and basements. In these movies someone played Chuck and the rest of us were bad guys who got killed over...and over...and over again while Chuck never got a scratch on him, much like many of his movies. Chuck Norris seems invicible and for a guy in his mid-sixties he looks like it too.

For your viewing pleasure, some fun Chuck Norris facts, as read by the man himself.

If you can't see the video go here.

And finally, The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny

If you can't see the video go here.

*Special thanks to Say No To Crack for inspiring this post with their post about ninjas.
**As a gag-gift for one of my friend's 18th birthday I bought him the movie Invasion USA, it was every bit as good as the poster makes it look. Essentially, the Soviets invade the United States and Chuck, in order to avenge a dead loved-one (it seems like this is a major aspect of any good Norris movie), fights them off and sends them, with their tails between their legs, back to the USSR.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


The most addicting thing I've found in a while; The site is devoted to, essentially, a flash game which lets you "freehandedly*" draw a line which a character on a sled then has to follow. The trick is to get the man to stay on his sled as long as possible.

This video is amazing...

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Prometheus and Bob

Through a series of fortunate events I was able to find these Prometheus and Bob shorts on youtube.
Prometheus was an alien who came to earth to try and educate a caveman, Bob. The shorts were featured on the Nickelodeon show "KaBlam!"

That's a Little Harsh

This guy, in my opinion, went way to far.
This story sounds like something out of a Brother's Grimm Fairy Tale.