Thursday, August 31, 2006

Pickle Light Bulb: You've always wanted to do this!

Take a look at this site that gives very simple instructions on how to turn an everyday deli pickle into a light bulb.

"Look, Ma - the pickle glows!"

A quote from my Mother

I swear this is the exact quote:
"I have to start drinking again so I can stop falling down."

Monday, August 28, 2006

5 of 9 Jiffy Lubes SCAMMED this undercover reporter

I have used Jiffy Lubes in the last few months.... this is unreal, especially at the end when the district manager lies about who he is.

Cool Optical Exercise

After watching this video, I felt like I had done acid. Again*.

To get it to play in full screen, double click the player when the video starts.

* I just said that to be cool, the closest I have come to acid was mailing a post card.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Friday, August 18, 2006

Maine Mystery Beast

It was charcoal gray, weighed between 40 and 50 pounds and had a bushy tail, a short snout, short ears and curled fangs hanging over its lips, he said. It looked like "something out of a Stephen King story."

Story here

Charlotte Observer | 08/18/2006 | Firing disputed

Whooaaaaa, check this quote out from the complaint that Mayfield filed against Ray Evernham:

"Instead, for significant periods of time he had been, at best, and absentee manager and owner largely because at some point in time Ray Evernham had entered into an (sic) close personal relationship with a female driver he engages to drive on NASCAR's ARCA, Truck and Busch Series. That relationship became a subject of considerable discussion and distraction in the Nextel Cup garage area during the 2006 season."

Erin Crocker is the only female driver employed by Evernham Motorsports.

Whhhooaaaa, that's sexual harrasment!  And Erin Crocker ain't no looker either.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Fla. Man, 86, Pays $1 Ticket From 1946

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - William Fogarty doesn't understand the fuss. He just forgot to pay a parking ticket. When he finally realized it, the 86-year-old retiree made good and mailed in a money order, to pay a $1 ticket he got 60 years ago.

Fogarty got the ticket in Norfolk, Va., in May 1946. Soon after, he bought a $1 money order to pay the fine but forgot to send it in. About a month ago, as he was looking through a box of collectibles from his Navy days, Fogarty discovered a wallet with the money order inside.

So he wrote a letter to the Norfolk Police Department and included
the money order.

"At my age, when I go out of here, I don't want to owe anyone a dime,"
he told the St. Petersburg Times.

Fogarty's money order will not be cashed, Norfolk police Officer Chris Amos said. Instead, it will be framed and displayed in the department's museum.

"It's one of those restoring your faith in mankind things," Amos said.

Associated Press/AP Online

Monday, August 7, 2006

Most amazing card trick, eva!

and when you are done lifting your jaw up, read this for instructions on how to do it

'A basic rule of punctuation'

This story is similar the the NBA/ABA story I posted a few days ago, except that a single comma, separating two thoughts, (like those), will likely cost Rogers Communications over $2 million.

A Solar Prominence

Who do we think we are? I know we are a whole lot less significant in the universe then we all think.

An interesting fact: It would take about one million Earths to fill up the sun if it were hollow.

Take from here.

Lessons to learn

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her
shower, when the doorbell rings.

The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When
she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next door neighbor. Before
she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800 to drop that towel."

After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands
naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 dollars
and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back

When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, "Who was that?"

"It was Bob the next door neighbor," she replies

"Great!" the husband says, "did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?"

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

The TV Deal the NBA Wishes It Had Not Made

I love capitalism!  30 years ago, two brothers owned an ABA basketball team and forged a deal for a small percentage of the TV revenues from 4 new teams entering the NBA from the ABA.  Their attorney did them a "solid" by writing this into the contract:

"The right to receive such revenues shall continue for as long as the NBA or its successors continues in its existence."

Yeah, since 1976 their team has folded and the NBA must still pay these guys.  This year alone, their cut could be $24,000,000.  For.Doing.Nothing .

Good job, boys!,0,917243.story

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