Monday, February 28, 2005

2/28/05 Hauntings

Is your town haunted? My grandma sends an immense listing of haunted places all around the US.

Once again, I spent way too much time on one website today. Which, by my rules, means I have to post it. I proudly introduce my new interactive buddy. He doesn't like getting blown up by grenades that much.

The Buffalo Nickel is making a comeback in 2005. This time, it's got a visible weener.

The weekly ESPN basketball power rankings are out. The usual powerhouses are sitting up top - The Pistons, Spurs, Suns, Mavericks, SuperSonics, Heat and Kings. And what's that? Is this a typo? The Bulls are 8th? It just doesn't feel right.

Speaking of Chicago - What's that smell? Oh, that would be me. I've been swimming in raw sewage. I love it!

More positive news out of Moscow - Weather forecasters will now face heavy fines if they're wrong. Here's my 2 cents worth - Just say it's gonna be brutally cold. You'll be right. They may even reward you with some vodka and snickers (the most popular candy bar in Russia).

Our world tour of facts now stops in the UK. The British definitely appreciate subtle humor as seen in this game show.

Finally, closer to home, Microsoft has translated computer slang for old people like me. I got /\/\4d 5x1llz.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

2/27/05 Earth Magnetic Field Reversal

I think I may have posted something a year or so ago about the Earth Magnetic Field Reversal. According to NASA and other scientists, the magnetic field continues to lessen, which has historically been indicative of a pole reversal. This article talks about some potential consequences of this impending reversal.

I guess someone, somewhere, thought this would be funny to make. Lame.

Today I'm in complete agreement with Bill Gates. He says today's high schools are completely obsolete. "Only a fraction of our kids are getting the best education," Gates said. "Once we realize that we are keeping low-income and minority kids out of the rigorous courses, there can only be two arguments for keeping it that way: Either we think they can't learn, or we think they're not worth teaching. The first argument would be factually wrong. The second would be morally wrong."

Are they going to televise the Saddam Hussein trial? They say he's going to be locked up in a cage during the trial. Just like Hannibal Lecter.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

2/26/05 Underwater Basket Weaving

If you're into Underwater Basket Weaving, California State University might be for you.

We have just over a year until UFO's fill the sky before the Galactic Superwave. Ah, you've gotta love news from Moscow.

That's it. That's all. I learned very little today. Peace. I'm outta here.

Friday, February 25, 2005

2/25/05 Taco Tuesday

One of the bonuses I've experienced while living in Southern California is that every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday. Tacos are half price just about everywhere they're served. Some guys bought 99 tacos at Del Taco this past Tuesday. In college I think I might have been up for the challenge to beat it.

I never watched Barney growing up. The biggest reason is that I was about 14 years old when he was popular. I really don't know anything about Barney (except that he's purple), but I had NO idea that he's a gangsta.

Here's a follow up to the singing Dutch Kid - Numa Numa Yay. I don't really understand why this got hugely popular recently. But I don't understand most trends, so I recommend never taking my advice on "what's cool".

Have you ever wondered what tests were like in the 1800's? Me neither. But here's an example from a school in Kansas from 1895. It's pretty tough - especially for 8th grade.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

2/24/05 No Pants Day

Friday, May 6th is No Pants Day. I think they need a slogan. And I bet we could come up with something. Like,
- "No Pants Day - Feel the Breeze". (Submitted by: yours truly)
- "No Pants Day - Let it all Hang Out". (Submitted by: Elizabeth)
- "No Pants Day - Let's get crackin'." (Submitted by: Elizabeth)
- "No Pants Day - Your Hole or Mine?" (Submitted by: Elizabeth)
- "Come one, Come all to No Pants Day" (Submitted by: me)
- "Unzip a No Pants Day" (Submitted by: ok, that's my last one)

Ours are really lame, I know. So please, submit some better ones in the comments section below.

Speaking of slogans - Here's a Slogan Generator. This could possibly be helpful.

May 6th is No Pants Day!

Check out the OneLook Reverse Dictionary. Once you do, can you explain it to me? I sorta get it. But then again, I don't.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

2/23/05 The Powerball

It's not too often that I get excited about a product. To be quite honest, I haven't really bought much for myself in the last couple of years. But I found something today that has me wanting one. It's called a Powerball Gyroscope. It's a non-motorized gyroscope that you rev up with your hand, wrist and arm. The gyroscope goes faster as you get stronger and improve your technique. And as it moves, the Powerball also increases your strength since it takes resistance to keep the Powerball still. Check out the website to get a more accurate description. Additionally, there is an RPM high score list. One guy cracked the 15,000 RPM threshold. I'm really not sure why I'm obsessed with this product. Nevertheless, I am and I'd might actually buy one.

Here's a video clip I found of a guy breaking 15,000 RPM. It looks a little painful.

Remember the gross, mutant little girl from Total Recall? She's a HOTTIE.

Thanks to my grandma for sending a look into your past life. I guess I was born in Borneo in 825.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

2/22/05 Paris Hilton's Phone Book

Ok. I'm not a huge celebrity follower. But, here it is. Paris Hilton's hacked phone book. I'm sure by now every number has been changed.

You know you never go to the library. Now you have an excuse. Classic Literature is now available at I know for a fact that George Orwell's "1984" is available in its entirety.

Mobile PC Magazine lists its Top 100 Gadgets of All Time. The Pez Dispenser, Rubik's Cube, The Lite Brite, Speak and Spell, the Clapper, and the I-Pod all made the list.

College Humor posts the Biggest Overreactions in Pop Culture History. First on the list:
Goonies - Troy, the son of a man who is about to tear down the Goonies’ parents house, tries to murder one of the Goonies by pushing him off of a cliff. This is apparently because said Goonie is riding a bike that is too small for him. And it’s a girl’s bike.

Thank you to everyone who has called and/or emailed with concerns about my ability to swim and the waterproof qualities of my laptop. Yes, Los Angeles has had more rain recently than Seattle or San Francisco. But I'm fine. In comparison, the average summer in Guadalajara, Mexico has 30 inches of rainfall. As of Monday, Los Angeles has had 32.03 inches this winter. Plus, I told my mom I'd wear a suit this week. That way if I die in a mudslide, there's no need to buy another suit for the funeral. I decided to help streamline the body to casket process. She said to remember clean underwear and that nobody would recognize me in a suit since I normally dress like a shlub. It's good to know my mom can appreciate my wacked out sense of humor.

Monday, February 21, 2005

2/21/05 Mahna Mahna

After weeks of searching, I finally found a copy of the Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper commercial. Do doo do do do.

I found two funny things on EBay today.
1) Check out this guy's response to positive feedback.
2) Check out what this chick is selling (safe for work). People wonder why I'm not dating while living in Orange County. Hopefully this might explain my reasons. The current top bid for a 1 hour dinner date with her is $14,999. Plus the expense of the date.

Cousin Eric sends the brainteaser of the week - Petals Around the Rose. If you've never seen it before it's fun to figure out.

I need help with a dream interpretation. From what I remember a squirrel was biting my leg because I had his toy. Immediately after, a rabbit was biting the same leg because he wanted the apple I had in my pocket. The apple was green and it was my right leg. And I gave my apple to the rabbit.

Please feel free to post any ideas in the Comments section below.

From a dream dictionary, here's what I have so far:

Apple -
A favourite or something you desire, apple of your eye
Bad apple, the bad one, the trouble causer within a group
Something that is neat, orderly or organized, apple-pie order
Upsetting the apple cart; halting the progress of something, causing disruption
Wholesomeness and vitality, apple a day

Squirrel -
Being highly efficient, productive or industrious
Moving too fast
Planning, saving or providing for the future
Hiding something or putting it in a safe place, squirreling away
A person that is skittish, unpredictable or difficult to handle

Rabbit -
Indecision, hopping from one thing to another
Needing to slow down, take time to smell the rose
Fertility, procreation
Abundance, prosperity
Nervousness, vulnerability, fear, skittishness
Childlike cuddliness
Luck, a rabbit’s foot
Needing to eat more whole, raw foods, rabbit food

Sunday, February 20, 2005

2/20/05 Addicting Games

Believe it or not, I've actually been busy this weekend. I know, it's not my style to run around all weekend, but I decided to shake things up for a change of pace.

This will help explain why all I have for today is a few addicting games. I suppose this will serve some people well on a lazy Monday back at work.

Game 1 - Max Breakout. It's probably my least favorite of the three. It's like Atari's Breakout, but not. If you play it, you'll see what I mean.

Game 2 - The Box 3. It's like the old MS-DOS game Nibbles, but instead of a snake, you're a little box being chased by a big box. It's more fun than I just described.

Game 3 - Squares 2. Had I thought this out, I would have made Game 2 be Squares 2 and Game 3 be The Box 3. But I don't feel like changing it now. This game is sort of similar to The Box 3, but instead of using the arrow keys, you use your cursor. Black boxes are your friends. Red boxes are not.

I did learn one thing - That Judaism has rules for chewing gum.

And finally, you can search the internet by file type (ie. JPG, MP3, etc.) using

Saturday, February 19, 2005

2/19/05 Rocky IV

They just don't make movies like Rocky IV anymore. The movie is just un-turn-offable. I had laundry sitting in a public laudromat on a late Saturday afternoon, so needless to say, machines were at a premium. And I could not, for the life of me, miss Rocky Balboa's knockout of Ivan Drago in the 15th PA3 (apparently PA3 is Round in Russian, or so I gathered from the movie). Between Rocky IV and the Indiana Jones trilogy on the Sci-Fi channel, it's amazing I've done anything today.

Last summer I read a book about gravity waves. In a nutshell, among Einstein's many theories and predictions, gravity waves is the last major one yet to be proven experimentally. From what I understand, changes in gravity, such as a supernova, will cause ripples in space time, much like a stone being thrown into a pond. The result would be a quick expansion and contraction of all matter. There are two experimental centers in the U.S. that are recording data (I won't go into the specifics of how it's done since I don't understand it completely, nor do I want to write for the next hour and a half). Long story short, there is now software you can load onto your computer to help process the information called Einstein At Home. It's exactly like Seti @ Home where it uses your computer only when you're not, but instead of looking for ET, you'd be looking for gravity waves.

Get a free subscription to Blender Magazine - Thanks Mike!

Also from Mike - A neat look into the mind of an autistic savant.

Friday, February 18, 2005

2/18/05 Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mm

Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mm, Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mm.

How did I miss this movie in theaters?

I've been looking for winning statistics for Texas Hold 'Em hole cards. For example, if you play with 10 people and have pocket aces, you'll win 31% of the time. And if you have a Queen Ten, you'll win 11.999% of the time.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

2/17/05 NBA All Star Weekend

All Star games pretty much suck. I seriously doubt I've offended anyone by making that statement. The players don't want to be there, but they go in order to avoid a PR fiasco. Nobody really tries and the outcome doesn't matter. In my opinion, out of all of the sucky all star events, basketball's is probably the best. In order to quickly defend my opinion, let's focus on the four major sports - Baseball, Basketball, Football and Hockey. Nobody I know really follows hockey, and since the season is cancelled, they can't have the best all star game. Football's all star game is after the season is over and it's in Hawaii every year. Nobody really watches that game either and the players' only reason to go is the free trip to Hawaii. Baseball's all star game is pretty lame, since pitchers can't go more than 3 innings and just about every starter is out by the 4th inning. The homerun contest used to be a little fun when they didn't test for steroids, but those fun and games are over. Which leaves us with basketball. The 3-point contest is usually pretty entertaining. The dunk contest was fun about 18 years ago when Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins were going head to head. And if you've ever wanted to see a game with a score of 187-164, the Rookie Challenge is for you. The reason I write this long rant is to present ESPN's Sports Guy's Ten Ways to fix All-Star Weekend. My favorite idea is a game of H-O-R-S-E.

And while I'm talking about The Sports Guy, here are some of his ramblings. Included are:
- "Don't you wish there were odds on this Michael Jackson trial, just so we could wager on things like "6-to-1 that one of the Culkins will be a mystery witness for the prosecution"?"
- "If the Doug Christie jersey is the perfect gift for that one buddy who's a little too whipped, shouldn't the Freddie Mitchell jersey be the perfect gift for that annoying co-worker who talks too much and doesn't pull his weight? Freddie needs to enter our everyday language, as in, "Yeah, we finally fired him, he had a little too much Freddie Mitchell in him." Or, "Don't take him seriously; he's the Freddie Mitchell of our office.""
- "I have to be the only person who spent 45 minutes on Google trying to figure out how to download the "NBA on CBS" theme on my cell phone."

I played the Revamped Ball Game again (the same one from yesterday that I said I'd never touch again), and this time I beat it. There's only, oh, 100 or so levels. Yes, I have way too much free time.

From the "Jetson's" files - Scientists have invented a Mood Sensitive Car that keep the driver happy and alert.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

2/16/05 I am the smartest man alive!

Do you ever have one of those days where everything seems to go right? At the end of the day you feel really good, and deep down you feel like you're the best looking, smartest person alive. Well, you may still be good looking, but a 3-year old became Mensa's youngest member. Don't feel so smart anymore, do ya?

For anyone who's known me for a while, I was one of the first people to speak out about Major League Baseball's failure to test for steroids, way before it became a topic in the media. Now the big steroid uproar is about Jose Canseco's book and whether or not to believe him. ESPN's Jeff Maron helps us determine what's true and what's not.

Random thought - Why is the song called "96 Tears"? What's the significance of crying 96 tears? What was wrong with 86? Or maybe 92 tears? Why not just round up to 100?

Why was I not informed of the Blog Awards? I sure hope there wasn't a "Best Blog on a Nacho Website Award". Cuz, if there was, I'm real upset I wasn't at least nominated.

Another addicting game. This one's real easy to learn, and even easier to get royally pissed off at. I nearly blew a fuse on level 23 and vowed never to touch the game again.

It's a little late, but here's an interesting Valentine's Day message.

The other day I posted teen internet lingo. Today, it's just Teen Lingo. From the ones I read, I understand almost half. Almost.

I have NO idea what the purpose of this video is. I guess Britain foiled some terrorist attack yesterday?

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

2/15/05 The Church of Scientology

The Church of Scientology has popped into my life more in the last week than it has in my entire life previously. There's an article today about Jenna Elfman (aka Dharma) and her involvement in the church. I was also invited by my buddy to check out the church's headquarters in Los Angeles last Friday. So, out of curiosity, I did. I'm going to give my best effort to appear neutral in my opinion of the church and present two links. The first link is for the church itself - It was founded by L. Ron Hubbard and has a large following worldwide, including Tom Cruise and John Travolta. And the second link is to Operation Clambake, which is probably the church's biggest opponent on the internet. On a sidenote, as I kid I thought Dianetics was written by a black guy named "Elron Hubbard".

From the "Politically Incorrect" files, men and women think differently.

Ok, onto the fun stuff...

First bit of fun - a few video clips.
1) Geniuses towing a car in the snow
2) Two guys who do voices on the Simpsons
3) I suppose it's my obligation to post the, now famous, Singing Dutch Kid

And finally, from the "Damn I'm Lazy" department - This picture.

Monday, February 14, 2005

2/14/05 Happy Valentine's Day

I hope everybody had the Valentine's Day they've been hoping for. Mine was actually very nice, considering the fact that I'm as single as I've been in a long, long time. I found some good cards online. Well, assuming that you think that Super Mario Bros. and Zelda cards are cool.

Here's a pretty addicting game. It reminds me of a game I played when I was a kid called Rack-O. I think Rack-O may have been popular in the 50s, so don't worry if you've never heard of it.

Thanks to Mike for this Rock Paper Scissors trainer.

I've always hated mimes. I really have. They piss me off and give me nightmares. But this dude has actually changed my mind a little.

In a blow to freedom of speech, the FEC (Federal Election commission) is considering adding restrictions on political activity on the Internet.

I used to really respect NOVA as a source of scientific information. The other day I posted an article about the box that can predict the future. Today I found an article about living forever. Apparently we're 20 years away from making people immortal. I'm speechless.

An American Fable

I've been looking for this story for quite some time now. It struck a chord with me the first time I read it a number of years ago and my dad sent it to me in an email the other day, so I've decided to post it...

The American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied, "Only a little while."

The American then asked, "Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more fish?" The Mexican said, "With this I have more than enough to support my family's needs." The American then asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?" The Mexican fisherman said, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life."

The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat: With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor; eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then Los Angeles and eventually New York where you will run your ever-expanding enterprise."

The Mexican fisherman asked, "But, how long will this all take?" To which the American replied, "15 to 20 years." "But what then?" asked the Mexican. The American laughed and said that's the best part. "When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions." "Millions?...Then what?"

The American said, "Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos."

Sunday, February 13, 2005

2/13/05 The Chupacabra

A few weeks ago I wrote about Scooby Doo and The Chupacabra. And today I found an article about a strange corpse that has been found in New Mexico. Some people think it may be the remains of a chupacabra.

Some people like to anonymously telling their secrets in confessional. These people like putting them on postcards and posting them on the internet.

Are you a man, boy?! I'll show you a man! Kick me in the jimmy!

Saturday, February 12, 2005

2/12/05 The Future

According to Nova, there's a black box that can potentially see into the future. The way it works is that it these box spits out random numbers - Just 1's and 0's. On average the 1's and 0's even out and there's an equal amount of both. If you read the article, there were large anomalies where there was a great difference between the 1's and 0's. One time this occurred was as the terrorists were about to board the flights on 9/11. The other time is the day before the tsunami hit. If anyone knows more about this, I'd be interested to read about it because it seems pretty far fetched, but it's also very intriguing.

Since I posted something serious, here's something really cute. I haven't posted enough cute things recently. Or ever, for that matter.

I also haven't posted enough cool things. So here's something that's pretty cool to watch. Ok, it's only cool for maybe 30 seconds, so don't get all excited.

Would your mom like to make $10,000? Maybe she'd like to try out for this documentary.

Do you know IM lingo? GLYASDI.

Friday, February 11, 2005

2/11/05 Disco Fever

Sometimes I feel like my generation missed out on the disco craze of the 70's. Thanks to Mike for confirming my suspicions - He sends a great video of a dude with some mad moves.

Do you ever get pissed off and want to hit stuff? Why is that? For this guy, it's because he can't beat PacMan.

Here's another game - Today's game is snowboarding.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

2/10/05 Cost of War

What's the cost of the War in Iraq for the United States? As of right now it's over $153,000,000,000. "Instead, we could have ensured that every child in the world was given basic immunizations for 51 years." "Instead, we could have fully funded global anti-hunger efforts for 6 years." "Instead, we could have provided 7,455,522 students four-year scholarships at public universities."

From Cousin Jeff - The uncensored version of the Ad. Again, you may have to open it in a new browser window and paste the URL in -

The 101 dumbest business moments of the last year. RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser made #7, #8, and #9.

Here's a game to play at work - ATV Racer.

I found out that I'm not the only one to try the hardest puzzle on the internet. I'm advertising my loser-dom and telling you that I'm now on level 10.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

2/9/05 Dr. Marvin! I'm Sailing!

I just went on one of the more crazy adventures in my life. I am writing about it to explain why I didn't post anything yesterday. My neighbor just bought a yacht and needed to move it "down the coast". So we (four of us total) drove up to Ventura last night, slept on the boat for a few hours, woke up at 4:45 am, and started sailing. Well, the plan was to sail, but there was zero wind just about all day. So we used the little putting outboard motor for 14 of the 17 hours. It was really frickin' cool. I learned more today than I have in a long time. But it's the kind of learning you can only really experience firsthand. But after 120-some odd nautical miles, we're back and alive and well.

The only link I have before I hit the hay is very confusing.

Monday, February 07, 2005

2/7/05 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, B, A, Select, Start

Raise you hand if you want to be player 2 in a game of Contra. Did anybody ever win without using the code? You've gotta click "Watch This Movie" if you, well, want to watch the movie. If you've ever played Contra, you'll get it. Otherwise it won't make any sense whatsoever.

I have a whole mish mosh of facts today. There's really no overriding theme. Come to think of it, there's rarely a theme to my posts. Forget I said anything.

If you've been reading these posts somewhat regularly for at least a few months, you may remember my mini-obsession with the Myers-Briggs personality test. It appears that I'm not the only one who puts a little faith in the results of that test. Jon Niednagel does too. He actually determines the personality types of athletes to help figure out their ability to become a leader and/or a superstar.

Thanks to Guadalajara Patty for sending this movie. It's a pretty intense conspiracy theory type movie that questions what actually hit the Pentagon on 9/11. I'd be interested to read anything to the contrary - You know, anything that debunks this theory.

And thanks to my dad for sending a link to a site that offers a free email account. It also turns out to be the longest alphabetical email address in the world.

Finally, a special thanks to Mike for posting the link yesterday in the comments section to a video for Mahna Mahna. Man, that song rules. Here it is - (Note: You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser for it to work)

You know you grew up in the 80's if...

I just feel like posting this for no good reason. It's not even my fact for today. It's just a bonus post that hit real close to home.


1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE"
2. You watched the Pound Puppies.
3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Belair" ...and can do the "Carlton".
4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy.
5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.
6. You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls or all of the He-Man collection (including Castle Greyskull).
7. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom
8. Two words: Hammer Pants
9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock"
10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars...and spokey-dokes" or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect.
11. You can sing the entire theme song to "DuckTales"(Woo ooh!)
12. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch
13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head, or shaved things into the back of your head.
14. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on the big screen...and still know the turtles' names.
15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class
at school.
16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
17. You played the game "MASH" (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)
18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
19. L.A. Gear....need I say more?
20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten. (She's truly outrageous.)
21. You remember reading "Tales of a fourth grade nothing" and all the Ramona books.
22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF"
23. You wanted to be a Goonie.
24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us...head-to-toe)
25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
27. You took lunch boxes to school... and traded Garbage Pail Kids in the schoolyard.
28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
29. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.
30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.
31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.
32. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up.
33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes. (and like#24, probably in neon colors, too)
35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?"
36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"
37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
41. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.
42. You remember Popples.
43. "Don't worry, be happy"
44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
45. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do... getting yelled at by "younger hip" members of the family)
46. You remember boom boxes.. and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
47. You remember watching both "Gremlins" movies.
48. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!"
49. You remember watching "Rainbow Bright" and "My Little Pony Tales"/"G.I. Joe" and "Transformers"
50. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
51. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
52. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool... and don't even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB".
53. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell," The ORIGINAL class.
54. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME.
55. You just sang those words to yourself.
56. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.
57. Homemade Levi shorts.. (the shorter the better)
58. You remember when mullets were cool!
59. You had a mullet!
60. You still sing "We are the World"
61. You tight rolled your jeans.
62. You owned a banana clip
63. You remember "Where's the Beef?"
64. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' about Willis?"
65. You had big hair and you knew how to use it.
66. You're still singing YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME in your head, aren't you!!!

Sunday, February 06, 2005

2/6/05 The Random

Are you bored of the same old web sites? Try a random website. Just click on the picture and you'll get some random site on the internet. Actually, to tell you the truth, I tried it 4 or 5 times, and they were all pretty lame.

At least the Superbowl was a close game. I wore my McNabb jersey with pride today. But the real star of the game was, once again, the commercials. The internet's a beautiful thing - within hours of the game, they are all online to watch again. got far more hits today than normal. My guess is that people were looking for Superbowl nacho recipes. I've been meaning to put some recipes up since the website went up about 4 years ago. We'll get them up. I swear. While I'm writing about the website in general, the first "Something I learned today" was posted on 2/8/02. It's hard to believe I've been doing this for 3 years now.

In honor of the almost three year anniversary, I present one of my favorite songs of all time.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

2/5/05 Nintendo

I stumbled across a website where you can play every Nintendo game ever. I played "Deja Vu" for a few minutes and tried "Baseball Stars" for an inning. They both seem to work just fine. Ahhh, memories.

Gizoogle is "Fo all you beotches who wanna find shiznit".

Today's a slow fact day. I got caught up watching old Beavis and Butthead episodes on MTV2 tonight and didn't really find much of interest on the internet. Except that you can find Beavis and Butthead episodes on TV 10 years after they came out. Did anybody try that really difficult internet riddle thing from yesterday? I didn't think so.

Have fun at your Superbowl party tomorrow. And in case you actually care about the outcome - Good luck to your team.

Friday, February 04, 2005

2/4/05 What you really think

Harvard University has a few short tests online called Project Implicit. It's a real neat way to see how your mind associates certain ideas. For example, they hypothesize that westerners associate youth with good and old with bad. The short tests let you see how your mind works. It's pretty fascinating if you have a few minutes.

Anderson County, Tennessee has a 24/7 live webcam of their jail. So far all I've seen is the person at the front desk doing some work.

Don't you wish someone would put Simon from American Idol in his place? Well, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog did a pretty good job.

Alright, I think I found the hardest riddle ever. More than 1,300,000 have tried solving the riddle since August 2004 and as of today, only 28 have succeeded. With internet help, I got to level 6 and gave up. It's like nothing I've ever seen, and my guess is that the majority of people who try it will give up within five minutes or less.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

2/3/05 Valentine's Day

Are you struggling to find something for your sweetie for Valentine's Day? Here's something that's proven to keep her happy.

Win a date with Tara Reid. Seriously.

Have you ever needed help with passive-aggressive communication? Try the link - It might be able to help :)

I really have no idea what this is, but I spent more than 10 seconds playing with it, so I've put up a link. And no, it's not like that. Perv.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

2/2/05 Let the Healing Begin

I actually had a thought today. Yes, I know it's hard to believe, but I did. And my thought is that the nation has finally healed from 9/11. I made this decision based on the media coverage lately. It seems like we're finally back to the days where a Michael Jackson trial is now making the headlines. We should be relieved that Ashlee Simpson's suck-dom makes the front page of the paper. There hasn't been such celebrity crap on TV since the pre-9/11 days. So next time you get pissed at the crap on TV, remember, healing is good. Ok, thought's over.

A big thanks to Mike for sending a great clip of MatisYahu, the Jewish Rapper/Reggae guy.

Did you catch the 90-foot, buzzer beater in a college basketball game? Here it is. And here's a neat video of the kid after the game. I just called a college athlete a kid. Damn, I'm old.

Fifty ways you know you're an asshole. #23. You try to join a cappella groups to get chicks. #34. You use AIM expressions in normal conversations, i.e. lol or brb. #38. You've heard people refer to you with the word 'sketchy' as a prefix to your name.

Do you have a corrupt mind? Don't open this at work. Unless you work with a bunch of little kids. Then I guess it's ok. You'll see what I mean. Except if you're at work. It's actually questionable when it comes to workplace appropriate. I mean, I'd probably open it. When I was working, that is. But then again, there may be a correlation here between my employment status and the things I used to do at work.

Thank you to the 12 people who clicked on ads yesterday. I guess it really does work. And somehow I actually earned 70 cents for the 12 clicks. Trust me, this wasn't about the money. BUUUUUT... Now that I think about it, at the 5.83 cents per click, I could maybe remain unemployed if that number increased to 1200 a day. Ok, it's probably closer to 12,000, but still, a man can dream, right? Do you think we could start a campaign? If we could somehow get a few extra clicks (special conversion: "few" = 10,000,000), and I'd buy a big house where was all could live happily and frolic in nachos.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

2/1/05 Big Mac, McDLT, a Quarter Pounder with some Cheese...

Just when I thought Cousin Danny couldn't do anything dumber, he does something like this... and completely redeems himself - by sending a link to the McDonald's Menu Song. Man, does that bring back memories of my Fisher Price record player. And sadly, I'm sure I'm not the only one who remembered the song word for word.

Happy February. I'm going to pretend that January only had 30 days, since I completely flaked on a fact for yesterday. But since I've been relatively generous and posted 4 or 5 facts a day, I'll hope you'll let this one slide.

I learned that Mike Judge, creator of Beavis and Butthead, was born in Ecuador.

I also learned that Philadelphia Eagles fans are insane. Many of them are borrowing money against their houses to go to Jacksonville this weekend. From the article - "Sometimes the cards are maxed out and you gotta do what you gotta do."

And for my nerdy fact of the day, Google is pushing the envelope with a stab at artificial intelligence. It's based on the distance words are from each other. The article will do a far superior job of explaining it than I can.

I'm doing a little test and would greatly appreciate your participation. All I'm asking is that you click one or two (or more) of the Google Ads to the right. Google claims that maybe 1 person a week clicks on one of those ads. If everyone clicks on a couple in the next day or two, I can know for sure if they're telling me the truth. Don't buy anything - just click, let the page load and leave. Thanks.