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Key that coulda saved the titanic? Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | comments

http://tinyurl.com/2ol6st

Such as many Americans such as a map and other... Monday, August 27, 2007 | comments

Inactive Ingredient: Wax. Friday, August 24, 2007 | comments

"HeadOn claims to relieve headaches through homeopathic means -- by administering minute doses of agents said to cause the pain. Miralus Healthcare, the Plantation, Fla.-based company that makes the product, said it has sold more than 5 million tubes of the stuff, at around $8 a pop, in the past 11 months.

[...]

HeadOn, [the company vice president] said, contains highly dilute amounts of white bryony (a type of vine) and potassium dichromate -- said by the Pharmacopoeia to cause headaches. Mainstream doctors don't believe these substances cause or cure headaches, said Seymour Diamond, director of the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago and the inpatient headache unit at St. Joseph Hospital. Diamond said any relief reported by HeadOn users is likely due to the placebo effect, which occurs 30 to 40 percent of the time with headache remedies. "I see nothing in this product that has any validity whatsoever," Diamond said."

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Hidden Vista CD Hologram | comments

Click image for the full thing

Beat that high score Friday, August 17, 2007 | comments

66% Geek

Lets jump our bikes over it | comments

Hey that's not very nice Thursday, August 16, 2007 | comments

I went to apply for multiple jobs at Chase only to find that I already had an account there from applying for jobs there earlier this year. I couldn't remember my password so I asked for the password hint. This is my hint.

"isn't it obvious? no spaces n00b"

I just insulted myself from the past.

And I still can't remember my password.

The Duct Tape Bandit | comments

The Surferest Surfer Ever Wednesday, August 15, 2007 | comments

If I could talk to the animals Tuesday, August 14, 2007 | comments

Zooey makes noises when a bird shows up outside, but none like these:

Omni-Directional Wheels Monday, August 13, 2007 | comments

Internet Lesson: tl;dr | comments

Hi. Welcome to another internet lesson.
/has already taught you how to use slashes correctly.

Now I'm going to teach you the beauty of "tl;dr" which stands for "Too Long; Didn't Read".

Lazy people sometimes often ask for a tl;dr if someone copy-and-pastes a huge block of text into something. Or if someone links you a huge, lengthy news story

Examplebot2007: Hey check it out
Examplebot2007:http://content.hamptonroads.com/story.cfm?story=130136&ran=239147&tref=po

PshReading: Can I get a tl;dr

Examplebot2007: You're lazy and annoying. Yet efficient.
Examplebot2007: Some dude gives paint to animals and sells the "art" for like $180 bucks.

PshReading: Ha, thats weird. Thanks for saving me from reading all that.

Or:
Examplebot2007: Hey what did you think of the symbolism in Ulysses?
PshReading: tl;dr
Examplebot2007: You're gonna fail.

Now let's see it in action using my story below. It's overly wordy and boring. Realizing this as an author, I've placed a summary at the bottom for people that say to themselves "That's too long, I'm not gonna read it"

---overly long---
After shooting a wedding on Saturday, I stopped at a Burger King at 1am to order a decaf coffee.

I paid and then rolled up to the second window where a Burger King guy handed me a bag. Because I'd ordered a coffee (or as they call it : a BK Joe), I knew they must have gotten the orders mixed up. As he's shoving the bag into my hand, the guy asks "Do you want cream or sugar with your coffee?"

So while I'm "but-I'm-but-the"ing my way to try and form a sentence that both explains the situation and answers his questions, he pushes the bag into my hand.

By the weight, I then realize that I'm holding a bag with a cup of coffee placed in it.

"No thanks" I say in response to his cream or sugar question and he says "Thank you and have a nice day" as if it were normal to get your coffee in a sack.
------------

tl;dr I ordered a coffee from Burger King and the guy gave it to me in a bag.

You're welcome.

Office chair jumping | comments



[via around the net]

Photoshop used for evil purposes Saturday, August 11, 2007 | comments

Creepy.

Creepy.

Creepy.

Aquatic Deer, cool MP3/CD Player | comments

Bam: http://www.snopes.com/photos/hunting/deerfish.asp

Bam: http://www.reallywantone.com/archives/134

It's a link twofer.

Rare flowers grow from steel! Thursday, August 9, 2007 | comments

Oh....wait....no.
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2382493.html

[read the whole thing]

Flight patterns in color | comments

...doesn't accurately describe how cool this is:

http://users.design.ucla.edu/~akoblin/work/faa/color.html

Speed Paintings by Nico Di Mattia Tuesday, August 7, 2007 | comments

I use my Wacom tablet to draw stick figures and funny comics for friends. This guy doesn't.



He mostly does famous people like Thom Yorke and stuff. Other videos on his Youtube page

Most annoying music video ever | comments

And it's legit.

http://www.blackoutband.com/

Nine-year-olds shouldn't be worried about this | comments

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=473376

People a little too into Magic Sunday, August 5, 2007 | comments

I'm playing in my first Magic: the Gathering tournament today (Sunday) at the game store and am looking over the official tournament rules as we speak to make sure my deck is legit and tournament ready.

While browsing the DCI site, I came upon the following webpage: Suspended DCI Members where they post the names and infractions of banned players. On this page there have been 11 people suspended for assault.

Over a card game.

edit: No weekly tournament today. The guy was on vacation.

Winnie Cooper wrote a math book Saturday, August 4, 2007 | comments

http://www.wired.com/culture/education/news/2007/08/winniecooper_QA

Includes "fractions, decimals, percents and more" in addition to "do you still have a crush on him." Yeah really.

[via /.]

Soon I will have 20/20 vision too | comments

Yesterday a report came out saying that drinking coffee greatly may reduce your risk of colon cancer. Today there's one that says it may also reduce your chance of liver cancer. Score.

70th Level Senator Friday, August 3, 2007 | comments

This guy is awesome.
http://gamepolitics.com/2007/07/24/senator-is-a-level-70-dwarf-priest-in-world-of-warcraft/

Unfortunate 1982 Product Thursday, August 2, 2007 | comments

I'm guessing "carbos" means "sugar" | comments

Remember Surge?



This was perfectly marketed to me and my peers back in the day. I remember me and my friend Sean wanted to set up a bing obstacle course in the snow and have someone yell "Surge!" so we could race to it.

Spider cat, spider cat Wednesday, August 1, 2007 | comments

Mangling is apparently allowed though. | comments

Ciara proves that illiteracy is on the rise