Monthly Archives: October 2009

Halloween Safety: DON’T SPEED TONIGHT!!!

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(broken movie link, sorry) Harvey Awards – GGR spoof

Oh darn. This thing is completely broken. I’m sorry if you went here expecting the Harvey Awards. I’m afraid I can’t find the original movie as I type this in April May 2010. I hope I didn’t waste too much of your time. Go outside, enjoy life, and try to forget this happened. Sorry.

<object width=”400″ height=”300″><param name=”allowfullscreen” value=”true” /><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always” /><param name=”movie” value=”http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7033559&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1&#8243; /><embed src=”http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=7033559&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1&#8243; type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowfullscreen=”true” allowscriptaccess=”always” width=”400″ height=”300″></embed></object><p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/7033559″>Harvey Awards Animation</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user592757″>Monkey and Tiger</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Wearable Hummingbird Feeder

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In Memory: Mrs. Chippy

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Mrs. Chippy is one of the hundreds of casualties on Antarctic expeditions. <strike>She</strike> He was shot by the crew of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 94 years ago today. Shackleton recorded in that day’s log:

This afternoon Sallie’s three youngest pups, Sue’s Sirius, and Mrs. Chippy, the carpenter’s cat, have to be shot. We could not undertake the maintenance of weaklings under the new conditions. Macklin, Crean, and the carpenter seemed to feel the loss of their friends rather badly.

For the full story (and to understand why it was felt necessary to shoot the cat and other animals), look here: <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs._Chippy”>Mrs. Chippy at Wikipedia</a>.

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Spongebong Hemp pants

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Cool Realistic Wolf Costume (and indifferent cats)

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Cat Haiku

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Yes, Cat Haiku.

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Inkedblog (somewhat Not Safe For Work)

This is an interesting blog sighting about tattoos and the stories behind them. Inkedblog.

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WhateverLoveIsTattoo

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Saving The Day

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Dog that’s really good at geometry…

Via forget me not

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86-year-old WWII vet on gay marriage

(via BoingBoing)

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Pics (note to self: page 12)

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Pics

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Pics

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Pictures and whatnot…

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Leesburg, VA photos (last batch)

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3 Miscellaneous Links

I meant to post these last October, but for some reason they just sat in the bin.

10 Unique (American) TV Episodes That Helped Inspire Creativity

Fat Guy shirts: Tee’s for those who are comfortable in their wide girth.

Church Mice

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Setting back the Womens movement. WTG VW.

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Leesburg, VA photos

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VIKING KITTENS!

Funny ads

Traveling and Tweeting (via National Geographic)

15 Reasons Why Mr. Rogers Was The Best Neighbor Ever

Nine scientifically proven ways to get retweeted on Twitter

Twin Peaks meets The Muppet show

A stick-figure guide to Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

Glenn Beck – piece of crap shock-jock.

Consumer Reviews via Angies List

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Leesburg, VA photos

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Blonde Blogger’s blog

Weird Album Covers (not safe for work)

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby gallery (thanks to Car & Driver

Funny contra-factual song for Kids

They Might Be Giants: the Elements song

Nedroid: a funny webcomic

Ten people you won’t find on Twitter anymore

Recent Tweets by people with 100 favs or more

Rooster Rock State Park, dedicated to a big cock squared

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9 Links

John Lennon: In His Own Write (written by JL)

Dude Runner: The Big Lebowski meets Blade Runner

Write stuff for Cracked.com

Washington Redskins suing season ticket holders, forcing them to pay for tickets as promised under contract.

Fun drum sequencer

Lonesome Telletubby….

Bed sharing may be bad for your health (…but if you can sleep thru the night, don’t worry about it.)

BBC Newsbeat – off-beat and interesting articles from the BBC.

The Giant Weta: the heaviest insect in the world

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Leesburg photos

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A few more Leesburg, VA pictures

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6 movies with far more depressing alternate endings (via MentalFloss).

Anti-Republican sentiment, courtesy of H.P. Lovecraft

Modern Drunkard Magazine: 40 things that a Man must accomplish through drink

Twitter Status Updates

Police Squad! (In Color!)

Make a Hot Dog Flute!

Monkey business

100 cocktails to try before you die

Seven comics off the beaten path.

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Happy Leif Erikson Day!

LiefEricsonLogoNo matter how you spell it, Happy Leif Erikson Day! And for more info on the most awesome Leif Ericson Day Camp in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, CLICK HERE. It’s for 6-9 years old, and I remember it very fondly.

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Free Mojo Nixon MP3’s!

Here’s a guy I’ve heard about, but never heard until now. For a limited time on Amazon.com, Mojo Nixon is offering 3 songs free for download. More info via BoingBoing right here. The songs are worth your time, trust me. Have fun.

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Baltimore Sun Shows Most Dangerous Areas To Run In Marathon

This is great for people already paranoid with running the Baltimore Marathon this weekend. However, if you’re a runing freak and you’re looking for the best places to run sprints in the middle of a marathon…well, here you go. Baltimore Sun Infographic on Marathon.

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A Few Pictures of Leesburg, VA and the area

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Is it real or just more fearmongering?

Oh, “That” Calvin and Hobbes.

The end of Reading Rainbow

100 years of special effects (via Neatorama)

Which is better? Wawa or Sheetz? (I say Sheetz for the Macaroni bites…but QuikTrip is best for the Rooster Booster)

The Legend of Neil: A Zelda spoof (NOT SAFE FOR WORK!!)

Kitten with Eyebrows!

Astroturf: exposing fake Grass Roots groups and organizations

Fact checking: Surgery for Seniors vs. Abortions.

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Garbage Man Appreciation Day

Last year, the Baxter family made a bunch of hard working guys feel good for Garbage Man Appreciation Day. Check out the full story here [link]. (Note: link is repaired.)

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The Eyeballing Game – Great for Engineers (I’m talking to you, Dad.)

The cat that just can’t let go.

Way cool wall stickers

Kingdom of Loathing: walkthrough for the online game

Top 15 movies of the new millennium…by someone who is WAY too political. Interesting list, none-the-less.

Some Quentin Tarrantino facts culled from a Howard Stern interview.

Home-building a “Luxury Car” from scratch

Explicit support for Same-Sex Marriage by gender, age, and state of residency.

Toilet paper or Bidet?

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A Few Pictures

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Marathon Training

For the next 3 months, I will be training for the Run to Read Half-Marathon in Fairmont, West Virginia on January 9, 2010. Since I currently weigh 235, I figure I need to lose at least 17 pounds in order to not hurt myself. I picked 17, since I weighed 218 when I ran my last race, the Lincoln, NE Half-Marathon in May or June of 2005. Of course I’m now almost 5 years older, in my mid 30’s instead of my late 20’s, but I figure if I can nail close to the same weight again, I’ll be doing okay. The long mileage won’t be coming until mid-to-late November, so I should be able to train my legs to do their thing without injury. I’ll be stretching plenty in order to keep everything from over-extension, and I’ll also be doing a good share of push-ups and sit-ups in order to work out my upper body and tighten things up there. I’ll try to take some pictures before the race, and if I have the urge to do so, maybe a couple phone-pictures during the race. The physical compensation for racing is not a medal as you’d get at most other races, but a pair of gloves and a hat. Which should come in handy for those winter runs in my future. I don’t know about you, but my body is truly a cold weather furnace. I just LOVE to run in the winter-time. That said, I will probably be posting various laments in the future weeks such as “HOLY BALLS, IT’S FREAKING COLD OUTSIDE!!”, and so on. On the bright side, I won’t be running around a frozen lake with absolutely no shelter from the wind like my old running grounds in Nebraska. Thanks to my anal-retentive nature, I’ve plotted my course from now until January via automatic updates on my run blog, where I’ll also put little tidbits about my running as I go along. Until then, see you in West Virginia in January.

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Two Pictures

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Sushi Etiquette.

Father Dave! My favorite religious blogger.

The Book-Cart Drill Team of Nebraska

Zombie garden sculpture…I still want one, saying it for over a year now.

How water-snakes trick their prey into swimming right down their throats.

Builders construct $10,000 R2-D2 unit

A Vision of Hell in miniature

Writers wanted at Xomba

French 007 escapes Dubai

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Rob Paravonian – one of my favorite musical comedians.

Five ways you’ll know that the Recession is over.

Seven Crimes that will get you a smaller fine than File Sharing.

The top-10 ways to destroy the planet Earth.

The Neverland Club: Molly Ringwald comments on the death of John Hughes last August.

Pipl – a unique way to stalk locate someone.

The Marvel Masterworks library – listing of all the trade paperback / hardcover collections of old Marvel comics that are available.

People with illegal pet chickens in urban areas form a support group: “CLUCK”.

1000 musical recordings to hear before you die.

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Two Pictures

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Happy Birthday, Dad!

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