If you are looking for your favorite television show this fall and cannot find it, check the list of cancelled tv shows from last season.
Wow. I think my entire childhood is now officially on the interweb. Anyone know of an SRA labs fansite?
More bad news
The folks in the lab coats have some more bad news for pain sufferers. Two out of three people will suffer from neck pain and according to yet another study:
"Dynamic muscle training or relaxation training for chronic neck pain in female office workers had no effect on the intensity of pain, neck disability or sick leave over 12 months," the researchers wrote.
They concluded that people with neck pain should not turn to these treatments if they want to get better.
(insert homer simpson donut reference here)
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A cheap laugh
Finally, a more scientific way to divine who cut one. No more "he who smelt it, dealt it."
While prowling the digital ftp site, I stumbled upon this bit of internet history:
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 89 19:05:59 CST
To: someone else
Subject: good luck message
Did you know who in 1923 was:
1. President of the largest steel company?
2. President of the largest gas company?
3. President of the New York Stock Exchange?
4. Greatest wheat speculator?
5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?
6. Great Bear of Wall Street?
These men should have been considered some of the world's most successful
men. At least they found the secret of making money. Now more than 55 years
later, do you know what has become of these men?
1. The President of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, died a pauper.
2. The President of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, is insane.
3. The President of the N.Y.S.E., Richard Whitney, was released from prison
to die at home.
4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, insolvent.
5. The President of the Bank of International Settlement shot himself.
6. The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Rivermore, died of suicide.
The same year, 1923, the winner of the most important golf championship,
Gene Sarazan, won the U.S. Open and PGA Tournaments. Today he is still
playing golf and is solvent.
CONCLUSION: STOP WORRYING ABOUT BUSINESS AND START PLAYING GOLF
This letter originated in The Netherlands, has been passed around the
world at least 20 times, bringing good luck to everyone who passed it on. The
one who breaks the chain will have bad luck.
Do not keep this letter. Do not send money. Just have your wonderful,
efficient cpu make five additional copies and send it to five of
your friends to whom you wish good luck. You will see that something good
happens to you four days from now if the chain is not broken. This is not a
joke. You will receive good luck in four days.
A worthy skill
Learn to whittle.
A tale of medical quackery
It is the story of a doctor preying on gullible folk nearly one hundred years ago by saying x-rays would cure them. Next time you are partaking of the latest fad in medical care, please take heed of this article. Just because it doesn't say "Snake Oil" on the label, you should be careful.
Turn me on dead man
Paul McCartney Really Is Dead: The Photographic Evidence
(as always, the bestest links are at bifurcated rivets)
Cute Dog Pictures
Man Ray: Four Albums.
LONG LIVE THE KELETS....
Fair and balanced, my ass
Camp-Xray lets us know that Fox News is trumpeting "Bush-Cheney Bests Gore-Clinton Ticket"
Even as the president's approval drops, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney top a Democratic ticket of Al Gore and Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical matchup
Yep. Fair and balanced. Gore and Clinton aren't even running. What is the next way they have to prop up the corrupt administration, "Bush-Cheney Bests Hitler-Hussein Ticket?"
I did not know this
When you hit the snooze alarm on a clock radio or alarm clock, the alarm goes off again in nine minutes. Why nine minutes?
In addition to the bonus of remembering your dreams more clearly, the snooze button also helps you do complex math at 5am.
For use with food
Phillippe Richard 75-Piece Kitchen-In-a-Box Set - $39.99 with FREE SHIPPING.
- Includes five cookware pieces, two baking pieces, six cooking utensils, 9-piece cutlery set
- Also includes 12 flatware pieces and eight dinnerware pieces
- Also includes 31 accessories, including measuring tools, colander, grater, cutting board, and tumblers
- Complete kitchen set for first apartment and budget-minded cooks
Seems like a good deal.
Solonor has fessed up to his five guilty pleasure songs. Here are mine:
The Rain - Oran "Juice" Jones
Amanda - Boston
Heat of the Moment - Asia
Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
Goodbye to You - Scandal
I own all of them and play them with pride. When my wife is not home to mock me...
Are teledildonics far behind?
CoolMax USB Massage Ball
Massage occur into properly human body for following positions: Shoulder, back side, Waist, Thigh, Feet and Hands.
More in depth technical details (including some very suggestive placements.)
You may remember him from
Troy McClure's filmography.
Most of the humor on The Simpsons is over the top, but the reason we all love watching three episodes daily is the little quick jokes that you don't often catch on the first viewing.
I never understood why Jasper Johns was stealing lightbulbs and now I know that some of Johns best early works were of lightbulbs.
If you have been to the movies lately, you will recognize these ten terrible types of people.
This is one of the newer ones to come along:
8. The Clocker. Most people switch cell phone ringers to vibrate, but there is a new breed, and he doesn't wear a watch. Instead, he checks his cell phone clock every 30 minutes, lighting up the theater like a Christmas tree. Cover the LCD and be discreet.
Yes, we can see it, even if it's only on for a second. You committed to two hours (83 minutes if it is a SNL movie), deal with it. If you can't recognize when the third act starts and do the appropriate math, buy a watch.
It's all about the humping
Colin Douglas's Humping Adventures
I hump things
Those wacky scientists
While studying whale feces, highly educated scientists took a rare picture of whale flatulence.
Crazed Cam In Landing
Chum Rebuttal Pastures
Kitchen Welfare Pacification
From the Ten Thousand Statistically Grammar-Average Fake Band Names Page.
We are two wild and crazy guys
According to Blind Items Rehash:
This movie funnyman is really into kinky sex. A typical Saturday night for him is to invite his closest longtime actor pal over, then phone in callgirls and engage in wild, kinky sex. The funnyman dedicates a large bedroom in his California home strictly for him and the pal to enjoy their sexual escapades. The room has two huge beds, plus loads of sex toys, and mirrors on the ceiling and walls. When the funnyman's taking a break, he watches his actor buddy with one of the girls, and vice versa. You would never think this pair were into these kinds of going-on because they're older and just don't seem the type.
Their Guess: Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd
(Picture taken from the First Church of Dan Aykroyd)
Cool Album Covers
One Man Can Change The World
During one of his infamous "How much is inside?" experiments, Rob Cockerham discovered that lard was labeled with incorrect nutritional information. If there is one food you want labeled correctly, it is lard.
Mathematical twist reveals the agony of back pain
Contrary to the idea that spinal injuries are caused by a combination of compression, bending, tension and shear forces, the 3D animated model suggests many injuries are the result of quick twists of the vertebrae, making the joints between them rotate.
I am way more aware of this phenomenon since my surgery, and have to be a lot more careful. I can obviously detect when I am lifting too much and stop. Realizing you may be applying too much torque to your back is really hard to do. Usually you find out when you are writhing on the ground in pain.
(article found at boingboing.net)
Just when you think that everything is evil, a Reagan appointed Justice wakes up and does the right thing.
I did not know this
The ATM was invented in 1939.
(found at slashdot)
This Week's Special
Vintage View Master with Viewing Discs
Every time a View Master or the discs are available on shopgoodwill.com, there is a bidding war. If this is your thing, you may want to check out 3D Stuff, a great collection of items about stereo pictures.
Back in the day
Travel & Nightlife in the 60's
If you have one of those local free alternative newspapers (Whatever Weekly/ Something Times), you have seen ads like this before.
The sound of one man laughing
From The Road to Enlightenment - The Teachings of Zen
Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow. In fact, just fuck off and leave me alone.
No Fucking Way
(Found at jwz)
Listen to Kerouac and Ginsberg. Site is slow, but it is real cool, man.
you suck and that is sad
Vice President Of Making Your Job Harder Given Raise
NEW YORK�According to the buzz around the office, Hank, the Vice-President Of Making Your Job Harder, received a sizable raise Tuesday. "Goddamn it," you said to yourself. "All Hank does around here is screw things up so bad that I have to stay late and fix them. Then he shows up in the morning and rides my ass when things aren't done." At this rate, you decided, you'll never get promoted from the position of Assistant Vice-President Of Cleaning Up Other People's Messes And Never Getting Any Goddamn Credit.
No cake for the impurity
Japanese Cake Erasers
For a more in depth look at this phenomenon, visit Eraser Paradise.
Telemarketers are luring those who've signed up for the national "Do Not Call" list by getting them to request coupons for free products.
Reviews of Bacon Flavor Snacks
Using only cheap, readily-available equipment, you can create a spectacular lightshow in the comfort of your very own kitchen, providing hours of fun and excitement for your family, friends, and pets!
From The Ten [Business] Commandments.
Original: Never sell no crack where you rest at; I don't care if they want a ounce, tell em bounce.
Translation: Only deal with large, dependable markets. It may be tempting to earn some quick revenue by taking advantage of a small but convenient market in the short term, but this will be detrimental to the size and quality of your customer base in the long term.
Good Lord, this is hilarious. Nice to be in at the beginning of a meme...
(found at z-blog)
A timeless classic
Things to Say When You're Losing a Technical Argument
That won't scale.
I like your idea. Why don't you write up a white paper and we'll review it at the next staff meeting?
Ho, man! Are they still AROUND? That's so cool. I thought that whole idea was discredited years ago.
and my favorite
What? I don't speak your crazy moon-language.
If you are interested in real constructive discourse on software development, check out z-blog, especially his latest post about customers.
Who buys this crap?
Funniest Man Alive
If you listen to NPR, you have no doubt heard the strange voiced man tell his tales of working as an elf at Santaland, of cleaning apartments in New York City and the torture of growing up as a misunderstood musical prodigy. All of his books are available in a 14 cd box set. I can't read more than a paragraph without pausing to laugh my ass off. I have just ordered mine and I can't wait to hit the review button on my CD player to listen to the bits I missed while chortling with glee.
You will believe a man can sing like Billie Holliday.
i don't need holes through my nipples to be cool.
correlation does not translate into causality
"To say my country, right or wrong, is something no patriot would say except in dire emergency; it is like saying, 'my mother, drunk or sober.'" - G.K. Chesterton