Thursday, September 28, 2006


For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this unseen films website.

I watched 2 films here and found both to be fascinating. The first is called The Last Days of Jonathan Perlo and is fairly sad. I thought it might not keep my interest but I felt compelled to watch the entire thing. I'm glad I did.

The second was a short film with some surpisingly engaging animation and a fast moving story. The song is catchy too.

Click the picture to launch a Quicktime window.

If the rest of the films can keep up with these two, I will burn through them all by the weekend.


Things that are nice.

Giant insect attacks Germany?

Giant Bug! Help? - Google Maps

Monday, September 25, 2006

You will suck at this

For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this test.

White & Nerdy

For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this video.

All I can say is that Weird Al nails this one.

I want a Trivial Pursuit game like this:

G - In what city is the largest ball of twine built by one man?
E - What's the deal with Lindsay Lohan? I mean, seriously?
H - F.D.R. - was he faking it?
AL - On what page does Harry Potter die in the next book?
SN - What is the melting point of a gorilla's head?
?? - How many Wicket Men are there on a 43-Man Squamish team?

(The last answer is 5)

White & Nerdy Survey
Find out how nerdy you really are here.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Take that Rich Uncle Pennybags!

I guess that's what happens if you...I'm not really sure.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this ridiculous beverage.

...Cocaine is "350 percent stronger than Red Bull" but that people do not
experience the "sugar crash" or jitters that he says some of the other energy
drinks can produce.

Tell me again why Disney didn't invent this?

Oh yeah, Disney doesn't invent anything anymore. They just buy everyone else's ideas.

Uh, tell me again why Disney hasn't bought this idea yet? Well if they want to, it's called Booster Bike and it is located in Sevenum, Netherlands at an amusement park called Toverland.

How's your Dutch? Apparently, "Toveren" means "wizardy" or "magic". It seems that Toverland means "Magicland".

Beer Cannon Montage

For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this movie. Let's spend a little time with YouTube, shall we?.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The EX!

For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this knife block. I actually found a picture of this in Flickr and looked up 'red knife guy holder' on google.

Death and Taxes

For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this cool graph.

What does the government do with your money?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Ethics of Overdraft Fees?

Wikipedia has an interesting discussion on banks and the potentially unethical practice of overdraft fees.

Bank policy greatly affects the bank's ability to charge overdraft fees. Some banks alter the order in which transactions are applied during the day to maximize overdraft fees. For instance, if there is $100 available and withdrawals in the amounts of $1, $5, $7, $10, and $105 are all posted in the same batch, many banks will post the larger withdrawals first, causing 5 overdraft fees. In contrast, if these withdrawals are applied in the order above, only the last withdrawal will overdraft, and only one fee will be assessed.

My guess is that whoever wrote this article is probably an idiot and has had to pay overdraft fees recently.

Monday, September 11, 2006

More Political Children's Books

Here is one of the pages from Why Mommy is a Democrat:

Wow. Glad to see the Democrats have really embraced socialism. Okay, maybe I've added my social commentary, but the original is not much worse. My favorite is the two rich Republicans walking by the homeless man in the background. Anyone who owns a poodle or smokes a cigar has clearly benefited from an undeserved tax cut.

I'm surprised they don't have a page where Republicans are literally peeing on a minority with some squirrels talking about the flaws of "trickle down" economics.

Oh joy! Look for the next book due out by Christmas:

Grrrr! I f***ing HATE blind ideology!

Propaganda Panda says...

For the record, I was not looking for porn when I discovered this children's book, although I might as well have been.

Even more for the record, are you kidding me? Then again, I suppose it's never too early to start molding the minds of the future.

"My sisters and I are using them this Christmas for stocking stuffers..." Beth Shepherd

Beth, please tell me I am not on your Christmas list.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

So, what did you do last weekend?

If those sharks in the previous post had laser beams on their heads, that would have been much cooler.

So, keeping with the theme of life changing events in the lives of our editors, I think I had one that qualifies last weekend. Gstdog and I travelled to Atlanta to fulfill our annual obligation to participate in a Fantasy Football draft. Half of the League lives in Orlando, and last year the Atlanta guys came down, so it was our turn to reciprocate.

That was not the life changing event. The picture below is the point of the story:

What you see here is a digital snapshot of my daughter's nursery. A little light on the decor, you might say. A little light on the crib, toys, clothes and furniture, you might also say.

And you'd be right. When I left for Atlanta on Friday, it was full of everything listed above, including an adorable 14-month old baby girl, every night since we moved here in November of 2005. So where is everything, you ask? Good question.

Apparently, mom wasn't happy, so she left. She left while dad was out of town and she decided that my daughter should leave as well. She also took everything she owns, as well as almost everything that anyone had given our daughter. She took the food from the kitchen that she had brought into the house. She took the lawn mower her dad had found at a garage sale for $5. She took her dishes, pots, pans, silverware and furniture. She even cleaned out her part of the junk drawer.

In short, I am suddenly a 36-year old, single father living alone in a 2900 sq. ft house.

My life has changed.

Oh, and I'm getting a lawyer on Tuesday.

Friday, September 01, 2006

The Strike of a Great White Shark

From, but this deserves a repost. Actually, I have nothing to really add because commentary can't really do this video justice...

Great White Shark Wow sharks are scary.

Okay, I lied. I do have some commentary. Given that I get 95% of my great white shark information from the movie Jaws, I think that Steven Spielberg has done America a great disservice. The shark in that movie looks like a pussy compared to the real thing. Can you imagine a slow motion shot of the shark exploding out of the surface of the water with a swimmer in its mouth, hanging in the air, and the plunging back down? That would have been unbelievable. Instead, we get treated to some mysterious shark fins and red water. Big deal.