Friday, December 29, 2006


I just took this quiz to see what my accent is, and it was 100% accurate:

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Boston

You definitely have a Boston accent, even if you think you don't. Of course, that doesn't mean you are from the Boston area, you may also be from New Hampshire or Maine.

The West
The Midland
North Central
The Northeast
The Inland North
The South
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

The strange part is, I don't consider myself to have a Boston accent, and people are always saying I don't have one when I tell them I'm from the area.

Try it!

via J-Walk Blog

Thursday, December 28, 2006


Top 100 Facts about Chuck Norris:

When Chuck Norris answers the phone, he just says "Go". This is not permission for you to begin speaking, it is your cue to start running for your life.

Some kids piss their name in the snow. Chuck Norris can piss his name into concrete.

When Chuck Norris enters a room, he doesn't turn the lights on, he turns the dark off.

Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried.

Superman owns a pair of Chuck Norris pajamas.

When Chuck Norris does push-ups, he does not push himself up. He pushes the Earth down.

Chuck Norris does not hunt because the word hunting implies the possibility of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing.

Chuck Norris was once on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune and was the first to spin. The next 29 minutes of the show consisted of everyone standing around awkwardly, waiting for the wheel to stop.

When Chuck Norris gives you the finger, he's telling you how many seconds you have left to live.

Chuck Norris is the only person on the planet that can kick you in the back of the face.

When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris once punched a man in the soul.

The most honorable way of dying is taking a bullet for Chuck Norris. This amuses Chuck Norris because he is bulletproof.

Chuck Norris once devoured a whole wheel-barrow full of clay to prove to a friend that the expression "Shitting bricks" wasn't just a figure of speech.


Wednesday, December 27, 2006


The Unseen Beatles

Here's a great 46 min. documentary of The Beatles.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Sunday, December 24, 2006


Merry Xmas! Here's a special holiday message from my girlfriend, Annika.

Merry Merry Chistmas From Annika! - video powered by Metacafe

Friday, December 22, 2006


My sister Judy in New England sent me Drake's Funny Bones, a regional snack cake that's not available in the northwest. Since I kind of grew up with them, it's a real treat to eat these childhood favorites. It's funny how, in the WikiPedia entry for Drake's, they try to speculate about why the company can't expand out from New England despite repeated attempts:

"Expansion and sales have been so difficult for Drake's because...
... many people are reported to have not liked the cakes' taste. They have a unique and distinct devil's food cake consistency, which is somewhat drier when compared to most other widespread brands, such as Hostess and Dolly Madison. The yellow ("golden") cakes also have a very distinctive taste. This is very tasty to people familiar with it, but those not familiar tend not to be able to get themselves to like it. So it appears that the products may be destined to remain primarily a Northeastern novelty."

This is just silly, they're delicious, and not weird or different at all.

They also go into the legal battle surrounding Ring Dings, Ding Dongs, King Dons etc.

"At one point in the past, a legal conflict erupted, when Hostess began producing a cake that looked like Drake's popular "Ring Dings", and even named it "Ding Dongs". Hostess ended up having to change the name of this cake to "Big Wheels" in areas in which Drake's cakes were sold.
By the
1980s, Drake Bakeries was owned by the huge Borden food company, along with Cracker Jacks and Wise potato chips. In 1987, Borden sold the company to Ralston Purina, which owned ITT Continental Baking Company, makers of rival Hostess Cakes and Wonder Bread. This created a virtual monopoly in some areas, and it soon broke up. However, while this union lasted, Hostess was able to use the "Ding Dongs" name in the formerly restricted areas, but when the union was dissolved, instead of restoring the "Big Wheels" moniker, Hostess compromised with a new "King Dons" trademark for the affected areas. "

It's funny because it hints at a kind of cutthroat snack-cake-company rivalry, a game of simply copying your rival's popular products and hoping they don't sue you. Kind of like Microsoft, but with creamy filling.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Unsolved Case Files: The Santa Claus Murder

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Casino Royale, the new James Bond movie, is just awesome. All of a sudden James Bond feels fresh again. There were a lot of tweaks to the (40 year old) formula but none of them seemed jarring or cheap. I loved the way the iconic 'gunbarrel shot' was handled. I'm also nuts about the opening title sequence and song by Chris Cornell.

Here's a compilation of every gunbarrel shot ever:

And a video of You Know My Name:

Monday, December 18, 2006

(Doll Face)

found at Fazed

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Sunday, December 17, 2006


Use the mouse to control Chomper. You need to eat the red worms, avoid the green worms and try not to get eaten by the purple fish. - Free Online Games

Saturday, December 16, 2006


My electricity just came back on, after being out for two days due to a fierce wind storm. It was VERY STRANGE to live without electricity for that long. I have hurricane lanterns and a fireplace, and the power didn't go out at University Village - so it's not like there was any danger. But it's AMAZING how much we take basic services like electricity for granted. It is just unbelievably SILENT when not even your refrigerator is running.

I went out on a lot of scooter rides and there were trees down everywhere. Some of them had fallen on buildings, like the UVillage Burgermaster.

Not being able to blog or find out information on the web was TERRIBLE. I'm an information junkie, and I usually read for several hours every day. Not having access to data was like being without... air, or something.

But it's back on now! I can cook, bathe, listen to music, blog, charge my cell phone, watch movies...

A lot of people are still without power, including some friends of mine, who may be coming over tonight.

What the hell did people do before electricity!?!?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Simon Sez Santa - just type what you want santa to do, and he just might do it. Just don't ask him to kill rudolph.

Monday, December 11, 2006


The Perfect Gift

By Brodie H. Brockie

I am looking for the perfect gift. A gift that you did not ask for, that you never would have thought to ask for, and yet when you see it, you realize it is better than anything you ever wanted.

It will be a gift that will not be used up quickly, but instead, seen often - perhaps daily, but no matter how many times you see it, it will seem special. You will always think of me when you see it, and think, "my, that was thoughtful."

When you think of me, I will be taller.

The gift will be wrapped artistically, but not too unconventionally. No matter how many other gifts are waiting for you, the way mine is wrapped will make it stand out from the group. You will want to open it first, but also say, "it's almost too pretty to open."

The tape will hardly be visible at all....


via Cap'n Wacky

Sunday, December 10, 2006


"The Retro-Encabulator is a fictional device purportedly manufactured by Rockwell Automation, according to a video that has been circulating on the Internet. The video has become popular with engineers due to its humorous use of technobabble. The Retro-Encabulator implements the "crudely conceived idea" of generating "inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors" and "automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters".
The description of the device, which uses made-up, technical-sounding terms, as well as meaningless strings of engineering jargon, makes it clear to engineer viewers that this is not a real device manufactured by Rockwell Automation." - WikiPedia

Friday, December 08, 2006


This guy takes photos of celebrities and alters them into hilarious caricatures:

Thursday, December 07, 2006


In this bizarre game, you are Bill Cosby and you have to lure people with pudding, kill them with a camera and bury them in a cave. You know, that old chestnut...

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Tony vs. Paul

A stop motion battle between two friends turned enemies.

Written & Directed by: Paul Cummings & Tony Fiandaca

Monday, December 04, 2006


Sunday, December 03, 2006


Last night I went to Chopstix 'Dueling Piano Bar' with Russ & Reda. What a crazy boisterous place...There were at least four seperate zany bachelorette parties going on. The Key Lime Martinis did flow.

"Chopstix dueling piano bar is a sing-a-long, clap-a-long, drink-a-long, eat-a-long, dance-a-long, laugh-a-long restaurant and bar. Two uniquely talented piano players take the stage behind two baby grand pianos to host what promises to be a memorable evening of Music, Comedy and Entertainment."

Saturday, December 02, 2006


Best. Game. Evar. - Free Online Games

Friday, December 01, 2006


People falling down and making idiots out of just never gets old.

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