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WITH BLUE MILK SERVING ACTION Thursday, September 11, 2014 | comments

I ran my first game of a Star Wars RPG the other day and so I'm been browsing the internet for various star wars things. In my travels, I was surprised to learn that there's an Aunt Beru action figure. I really can't imagine this was a big Christmas seller

Yes, for $6 on Amazon, you can own this figure. And while you're there, have a look out for Uncle Owen too. Recreate that scene where Luke is angsty because he wanted to go to Tosche station to pick up some power converters but has to do chores instead Star Wars: Power of the Force Flashback Aunt Beru Action Figure


Terrible local commercials Monday, August 18, 2014 | comments

From: http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/2dtwhz/the_worst_local_commercial_ive_ever_seen/

art installation makes patterns with shadow box Thursday, August 14, 2014 | comments

Source (which doesn't tell you who the artist was so don't bother clicking)

Robin Williams Halloween Costume Ideas | comments

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Karen as Edward Scissor Hands, Violet as Margo Tenenbaum, me as Robin Williams Movies
In 2012, I wasn't Robin Williams for Halloween, I was Robin Williams movies for Halloween. It's a pretty easy costume as far as lazy costumes go. I mostly put it together with stuff from the thrift store. Links below go to amazon pages for each movie (some like $3 or less) or to products similar to the ones I used.



Mrs. Doubtfire: Pans and thrift store sweater (no joke, by the way, I got it for 80 cents and there was a $50 price tag still on it,


Aladdin: Blue arm, gold band

Patch Adams: clown nose (also on amazon for <$2)


Good Will Hunting: A letter (hard to see) saying "it's not your fault, it's not your fault"


Jumanji: a toob/tube of animals like this one.  Also this is book remember too.

Flubber: some green play-doh


Obviously you could do other movies too. Like One Hour Photo if you have some old negatives lying around

Or if you wanted to go Dead Poets Society you could get Leaves of Grass and let everyone know what book barbaric yawp is from

Other movies to consider: Hook (go buy a pirate hook), Good Morning Vietnam (go buy army fatigues or a microphone)

Anyhow, I hope that helps if you are looking for obscure, funny, or clever costume ideas. I figured I'd put this up now so I get all the Google hits come October.

182 year old tortoise Thursday, July 31, 2014 | comments

Here is is in the year 1900 and here he is today. He was born in 1832. Go read about him:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_(tortoise)


I need to try this next time I'm at a wedding photobooth Friday, July 4, 2014 | comments


Source: http://imgur.com/gallery/w27h7kh

An interesting experiment Thursday, July 3, 2014 | comments

I've been listening to a few episodes of the Smart Passive Income podcast and, for the heck of it, I'm trying making an amazon affiliates website. And so, I introduce to the world, Board Games For... (Board Game Reviews) which is a quick website where I write blurbs about board games with the intent of redirecting them to the Amazon page for those games where I would get a cut of the money if someone buys it.

We'll see how it works out. I've got to generate all the content for the blog now, but the main goal is to get people onto the site and over to Amazon.

5 day weather report is city skyline Monday, June 30, 2014 | comments

Source: http://imgur.com/gallery/hLSGjan

Songs to Close Mortgages To Thursday, March 27, 2014 | comments

So let's say you're Taylor Swift. I'm sure all the time fourteen year old girls say to you, "YOU GET ME, TAYLOR!" and "Your song meant so much to me! I did know that he was trouble when he walked in! Your music really helped me get through a hard time! I told him we were never ever ever getting back together!"

But I wonder if you are other musicians if anyone is just ever like "hey so at work I spend a lot of time filing TPS reports and doing HR duties and I like listening to your music when I do it.

Anyhow, in case anyone was looking for a good set of songs to do mortgages to, here is mine. The key is keeping things pretty fast paced. Enjoy all of my both good and/or embarrassing songs!

Ironically, lyrics may not be safe for work on a few of these.




[A mashup a Jay Z and Radiohead. NSFW]














This song except the extended version. From Attack on Titan [Hulu Link] which I watched in like 5 days while feeding our new baby in the middle of the night. If you think this is nerdy, wait until a few songs down










I've always found the video kind of obnoxious but the song catchy. It's a Far East Movement Parody



This is why I never liked Deal or No Deal: you can condense it down to a minute Saturday, February 22, 2014 | comments

The Spanish-language version of I, Frankenstein is called Yo Frankenstein Friday, January 24, 2014 | comments

I am so behind on blogging Thursday, January 16, 2014 | comments

Here are a pic from browsing imgur.com on my phone

I'm posting from my phone and am curious to see how this looks later.

Amazon's big announcement was flying robots will deliver your packages 30 minutes after you order them (in 2015) Monday, December 2, 2013 | comments

http://www.amazon.com/b?ref_=tsm_1_tw_s_amzn_mx3eqp&node=8037720011 And I'm sure this would only be in certain cities and blah blah blah but still a very sci-fi sort of idea.

What teens are reading now Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | comments

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I love an obscure halloween costume Monday, October 28, 2013 | comments

Stick figure baby Halloween Costume Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | comments

How to show the watch you are selling is waterproof: sell it a bag of water Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | comments

Crazy acrobatics/breakdancing Sunday, September 8, 2013 | comments

Where the news Friday, August 30, 2013 | comments

Is nothing real anymore Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | comments

Before and After visual effects on the set of the Great Gatsby. Special effects.

Moldamania Thursday, June 13, 2013 | comments

Via the incredible Scott Nicholson, check out this website of all the plastic molding machines that museums have: http://www.moldamania.com/

Here is what a hummingbird nest looks like Thursday, May 30, 2013 | comments

Source

Meta Monday, April 29, 2013 | comments

Someone made a game about developing games. That game got pirated. So, to fight back, the real life developers made it so that if you were playing a pirated copy of the game, your in-game game company would go bankrupt from piracy: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-29-game-dev-tycoon-forces-those-who-pirate-the-game-to-unwittingly-fail-from-piracy

Best cosplay costume of all time Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | comments

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

So did you know that Chess Boxing is a thing? How it works: the same two guys alternate boxing and playing chess. If you win either, you win the chess boxing match.  Wikipedia: "A full match consists of eleven rounds: six rounds of chess, each four minutes long, and five rounds of boxing, each three minutes long."


Oh really? Saturday, February 2, 2013 | comments


A gate and a monster appear! Sunday, January 27, 2013 | comments

....or it's just burning of NH4Cr2O7 with hidden HgSCN
(I just copy/pasted that from the file description)

A whole gallery of weird/interesting reactions (that will take a while to load):
http://imgur.com/a/QPUom?gallery

Here are a bunch of random pictures that were on my desktop Sunday, December 30, 2012 | comments

I bet most of them are from imgur





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