I'm impressed with both how cool this video is and someone's precise string cutting abilities Saturday, April 6, 2013 | comments
Farenheit 451 book that has a match and can set itself on fire Saturday, March 2, 2013 | comments
The Mystery of Chessboxing Monday, February 18, 2013 | comments
A gate and a monster appear! Sunday, January 27, 2013 | comments
(I just copy/pasted that from the file description)
A whole gallery of weird/interesting reactions (that will take a while to load):
Here are a bunch of random pictures that were on my desktop Sunday, December 30, 2012 | comments
2) How many veggies are supposed to come on a Subway sandwich? For a 6 inch, it is:And today I went to Subway and I got like 10 green peppers on my footlong.
1 oz of cheese
.75 oz of lettuce
.5 oz spinach
.5 oz of onions
3 strips of green peppers
3 olives, 3 banana peppers, 3 pickles, 3 jalapenos
If a Subway chooses to give you more veggies than that, BE GRATEFUL
what a beautiful sunset BANG BANG BANG Friday, December 14, 2012 | comments
Reminds me of All Is Vanity Sunday, November 25, 2012 | comments
And speaking of women in mirrors, if you have been looking for Manet Trucker Hats for Christmas, I happened upon this in my search for images for this post.
Error 404: Smell not found Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | comments
Gone Birding Saturday, October 13, 2012 | comments
Anyhow it has a map.
Let's zoom in on that map
Unfortunately hidden "Anywhere Else" turns Madison TOYS-R-US sign into existential cry for help Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | comments
So, hope you weren't trying to win the McDonalds Monopoly prize between 1995-2000, because the money was being won by fraudsters Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | comments
In 2000, the US promotion was halted after fraud was uncovered. A subcontracting company called Simon Marketing (a then-subsidiary of Cyrk), which had been hired by McDonald's to organize and promote the game, failed to recognize a flaw in its procedures, and the chief of security, Jerome P. Jacobson, was able to remove the most expensive game pieces, which he then passed to associates who would redeem them and share the proceeds. The associates won almost all of the top prizes between 1995 and 2000, including McDonald's giveaways that did not have the Monopoly theme. The associates netted over $24 million. The scheme was uncovered when one of the participants informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Even though the fraud was perpetrated without McDonald's knowledge, the McDonald's Corporation voluntarily attempted to rectify the situation by issuing payouts to new (legitimate) winners, awarding five $1 million annuity prizes, and fifty $100,000 prizes over a five-day period.
While the fraud appeared to have been perpetrated by only one key employee of the promotion company, and not by the company's management, eight people were originally arrested, leading to a total of 21 indicted individuals. The relationship between McDonald's and Simon Marketing broke down in a pair of lawsuits over breach of contract, eventually settled out of court, with McDonald's' claim being thrown out and Simon receiving $16.6 million. Due to a constitutional violation, four of those convicted of the fraud were later released as they were not initially charged with the offense.
In 1995, St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee received an anonymous letter postmarked Dallas, Texas, containing a $1 million winning game piece. Although game rules prohibited the transfer of prizes, McDonald's waived the rule and is making the $50,000 annual payments. Investigations later indicated, and Jacobson himself admitted, that he had sent the winning piece to the hospital.
Done only with a palette knife - no brushes Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | comments
Great moments in eye patch history Monday, September 17, 2012 | comments
"The Looking Glass pilot and co-pilot were both required to wear an eye patch, retrieved from their Emergency War Order (EWO) kit. In the event of a surprise blinding flash from a nuclear detonation, the eye patch would prevent blindness in the covered eye, thus enabling them to see in at least one eye and continue flying"
Apparently guilt works better than giving out free address labels? Sunday, September 9, 2012 | comments
It's an evil smart meter party! Get out your stripey hat! Saturday, September 1, 2012 | comments
It's also kind of ironic that people are upset because they say it violates their privacy but then they put their name, full address, and contact phone number and email on these documents.
My second favorite document is one that actually quotes an article called: "71-year-old woman says Smart Meter torched house, killed puppies." Like the smart meter is some sort of terrible robot killing machine running around killing puppies.
If you want to read more of people's ridiculous claims, Ann Arbor.com did a news story and luckily included quotes from people that know actual science facts
Metro Cards Thursday, August 30, 2012 | comments
Wind maps! Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | comments
I have had individuals living by themselves take 2 bedroom apartments.
- One person wanted to keep her dad's big executive desk, and so she wouldn't take a 1 bedroom apartment because she needed a second bedroom to put it in. So she's paying at least $420/year just for the right to keep that desk.
- I have had people who only wanted 2 bedroom apartments because they had a huge sectional couch they got for free years ago
- I have had multiple instrances of people moving out of houses (because they couldn't afford them) and into apartments by themselves, saying they need a 2+ bedroom because they have a lot of furniture from the house.
I wonder what it must be like to work at a self storage place where people are very clearly spending a very apparent dollar amount to keep stuff. A 5x5 space in a self storage place in town would seem to cost about $50 per month.
Thought about this because of this lifehacker article
tl;dr your clutter is costing you money because it takes up space and you have to pay money for that space
Disclaimer: We have a basement that we need to finish going through, but I wish a very localized fire would go through only our basement.