Thursday, February 28, 2008

I think i just wet myself

Ok, when I first heard they were making Ironman...I was pissed. My FAVORITE superhero was going to be ruined like The Hulk, and Spiderman (the first was alright, second was a little worse...third was the worst movie ever).

The first Ironman trailer was pretty good, though I was worried it would turn out like Doom, good but not living up to its potential.

Then I saw this.

Iron Man Exclusive Trailer

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May can not come soon enough.

Saving the World. One Peanut Butter and Jelly at a Time.

Seriously. The PB&J Campaign is all about global warming (excuse me, Climate Change).

Here's a brief little bit from their home page:

A PB&J will slow global warming.

Next time you have one you'll reduce your carbon footprint by saving the equivalent of 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions over an average animal-based lunch like a hamburger, a tuna sandwich, grilled cheese, or chicken nuggets.

That's about forty percent of what you'd save driving around for the day in a hybrid instead of a standard sedan.

If you have a PB&J instead of a ham sandwich or a hamburger, you save the equivalent almost 3.5 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.

A PB&J will also save water.

That's about 280 gallons of water over the hamburger. To put this in perspective, three PB&Js a month instead of hamburgers will save about as much water as switching to a low-flow showerhead.

A PB&J will save land.

Have a PB&J and save 12 to 50 square feet of land from deforestation, over-grazing, and pesticide and fertilizer pollution.

Commando Cody!

Gotta love the 1950's It's funny because my Steampunk name is going to be "Commander Cody Von Swatek!"

Coincidence? I think not...especially now it will be extended to "Commander Cody Von Swatek, Sky Marshal of the Universe!"

Hehe I love the voice over in the second one!

EDIT: Apparently the links don't work...try for the top one and for the bottom one.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Death by icicle

Six people have died by icicles in Russia in the past 3 days.

I say there's a serial killer on the loose! In all seriousness...what a way to go?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Just when all faith was lost...

I recovered this from an old journal and I had stolen it from a good friend of mine.

Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people.

First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady
During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.

"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello".

I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain
One night, at 11.30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him.

Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached.. It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away. God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others."

Mrs. Nat King Cole.

Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 -year-old boy entered a hotel
coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him

"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked.

"Fifty cents," replied the waitress. The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it.

"Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired. By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient.

"Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied. The little boy again counted his coins.

"I'll have the plain ice cream," he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left.

When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. there, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies.. You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

Fourth Important Lesson - The obstacle in Our Path
In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand!

Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts
Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister.

I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away".

Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

Star Wars explained by a 3-year-old

“Don’t talk back to Darth Vader, he’ll getcha”. - Words worthy of Yoda or Obi Kenobi - though Yoda would say something more like "Talk back to Vader, get you, he will."

Explosive power

Windmill collapse during a storm in Denmark. The braking system failed while two technicians worked in the turret at the top. The technicians were able to get out before the collapse. A 19 meter piece of the blade was thrown 20 metres away; Smaller pieces were sent more than 500 meters away.

That's pretty intense...frighteningly graceful too

EB White is my hero.

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving he can outwit nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.

The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.

Moar here

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The value of $24

Stolen (word for word) from Futility Closet

In 1626 Peter Minuit, first governor of New Netherland, purchased Manhattan Island from the Indians for about $24. … Assume for simplicity a uniform rate of 7% from 1626 to the present, and suppose that the Indians had put their $24 at interest at that rate … and had added the interest to the principal yearly. What would be the amount now, after 280 years? 24 × (1.07)280 = more than 4,042,000,000. [The current value of Manhattan is] a little more than $4,898,400,000. … The Indians could have bought back most of the property now, with improvements; from which one might point the moral of saving money and putting it at interest!

– W.F. White, A Scrap-Book of Elementary Mathematics, 1908

Haha that's some good time they bitch and moan I'll just say, "It's not my fault your forefathers were bad with money and didn't invest that $24."

I'm going to hell...

Seriously, $4 billion...thats pretty damn good.

Beat Boxing Basset

Too cute to pass up. I miss my basset hound.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

millions of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced

Aka, Rubber Band makers might be going out of business soon. Scientists invented a self-repairing rubber band. Pretty freakin cool.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Bridge out? Second Edition!

Honestly...what is it with bridges? This one in the Czech Republic got stolen...

The thing that gets me is there was a company that was supposed to watch the make sure it didn't get stolen.


Crazy math.

Take any number and rearrange its digits to form another number.

Subtract one from the other. The difference will always be divisible by 9.

Stolen from The Futility Closet

It's true as far as I can tell (of course to be fair you cant use 1-9, and some numbers like 11, 22, 33, ect. wont work because 11-11 is 0 (unless you count 0 as being a number))

8731 - 8317 = 414 / 9 = 46
627184 - 482617 = 144567 / 9 = 16063
92873 - 73892 = 18981 / 9 = 2109
10 - 01 = 9 / 9 =1
92 -29 = 63 / 9 = 7
981 - 189 = 792 / 9 =88


Monday, February 18, 2008

Your tacos or your life!

Seriously...WTF. This guy robbed another guy at gunpoint for $20 worth of tacos.

Ok, honestly...what? Dude, if you get caught, it's thousands of dollars in court fees, plus the "Assault with a deadly weapon" charges...sell the gun and buy the fucking tacos.

One man's crazy is another mans AWESOME!

So, I feel a bit like Gabe. I get called crazy a lot, and for reasons a lot like this. Is it really crazy?

When I was leaving the mountains yesterday, it was really icy, and I backed out of my parking spot...only to get stuck 5 feet out. I got out of my car, looked around, and some guy yelled at me "Your parking break's on."

Ok, so maybe I am crazy.

EDIT: Damnit i really need to learn how to format the picture to see the whole thing >.<

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Tesla would be so happy

They're currently working on wireless electricity. That would be soo cool, and think about how it could be used for electric cars on the highway...there's a possibility that stopping to "get gas" in a road trip will be a thing of the past.

Tesla was a BAMF in my opinion.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hitler would be rolling in his grave.

Oh dear god. So, i'm sitting IN A COMPUTER LAB, and this girl next to me (also on a computer) asks me a question...

Girl "Hey, World War Two was the one with the Nazi's right?"

Stunned. I mean really...basic high school education covers this.

Me "Yeah."

Girl "Ok, and World War One had the Holocaust right?"

I was too stunned to say anything other than "No those two were the same one."

Then she topped herself "Oh, so they're both World War One?"

Me "No, they were both World War Two."

Girl "Oh, ok, thanks!"


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cuddle man!

I took this a while ago, thought I'd take it again...AND I GOT THE SAME ONE!!!1!! OMFG!

:D I have a super power!


But I want to look good for Jesus!

You know...I don't know what to say to this.

Some of the products sold include, a "virtuous vanilla" lip balm, hand and body cream and a mirrored Jesus statuette. They feature a drawing of Jesus flanked by two adoring women and carry slogans such as "Get tight with Christ", "Get His Attention" and "Redeem Your Reputation and More".

Hahaha. "Get tight with Christ!"

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cat and Mouse

This guy has cat and mouse armor from varying periods in history. It's pretty neat.

Saturday, February 9, 2008


There is only one you... Don't you dare change just because you're outnumbered!
- Charles Swindoll

Sorry bout the lack of updates. School's been rocking me.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Clone Wars coming to the big screen

Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck...

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Frozen at the Grand Central Station

A flash mob froze in place for five minutes at the Grand Central Station in New York. Pretty freakin sweet. I want to do something like that haha.

Awesome whistling sculpture

This is super creepy, but I love the idea. I think I'll try to make a smaller version of this some time.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Pen art.

This guy takes ball-point pens and creates photo-realistic art. Dude I wish I was half as talented as this guy.