Sunday, June 25, 2006

Starlings Almost Take Down Some Trees

Why are they so attracted to that tree??  Really cool clip of Thousands of Starlings in Collegeville, PA (a suburb of Philly) not to far from our place.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Message in a bottle

This is a bit freaky.

P.S.  Does anyone actually read this blog anymore?  A brother likes a comment or 2 every now and then.

Go ahead, punk - leave a comment.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

What country had the first license plates? What is the life cycle of an eyebrow hair? What is arachibutyrophobia? How does a person get out of quicksand?

For years, a small band of researchers at the New York Public Library has been tackling questions from young and old, the clueless and the haughty, the vexed and the unvexed, reducing life's infinite jumble to an answer, more or less.

Today, despite the Internet, the eight women and two men of what is known as the telephone reference service are still at it. Every day, except Sundays and holidays, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., anyone, of any age, from anywhere can telephone (212) 340-0849 and ask most any question.

P.S. The answers are in the comments. Taking over the US?

Great Wall Street Journal article on Craigslist.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

This is out of control! A MUST WATCH!

The Lyrebird is an unbeleivable jungle bird that mimics other bird and human sounds such as: car alarms, chainsaws, cameras, AWESOME!!

Sunday, June 4, 2006

Boa vs. Kangaroo


An update to the Mentos + Diet Pepsi/Coke is here

What happens when you combine 200 liters of Diet Coke and over 500 Mentos mints? It's amazing and completely insane.

The first part of this video demonstrates a simple geyser, and the second part shows just how extreme it can get. Over one hundred jets of soda fly into the air in less than three minutes.

It's a hysterical and spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, brought to you by the mad scientists at

Friday, June 2, 2006

A Few Good (Sales) Men!

Sales: "You want answers?"

Finance: "I think we are entitled to them!"

Sales: "You want answers?!"

Finance: "I want the truth!"

Sales: "You can't handle the truth!!!"
"Sir , we live in a world that requires revenue.
And that revenue must be brought in by people with elite skills.
Who's going to find it? You? You, Mr. Operations? We have a greater
responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You scoff at the sales
division and you curse our lucrative incentives. You have that
luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what we know: that while
the cost of business results are excessive, it drives in revenue. And
my very existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you,
drives REVENUE! You don't want to know the truth because deep down in
places you don't talk about at staff meetings ... you want me on that
call. You NEED me on that call!
We use words like value-add, refresh, discounts, swaps. We use
these words as the backbone of a life spent negotiating something.
You use them as a punch line! I have neither the time nor inclination
to explain myself to people who rise and sleep under the very blanket
of revenue I provide and then question the manner in which I provide
it. I would rather you just said "thank you" and went on your way.
Otherwise I suggest you pick up a phone and make some sales calls.
Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!"

Finance: "Did you expense the lap dances?"

Sales: "I did the job I was hired to do."

Finance: "Did you expense the lap dances?"

Sales: "You're goddamn right I did!"

-Courtesy of Boom Boom