Saturday, January 30, 2010

Poop In Space

Here is a short, funny explanation of how they manage to poop in space and what they do with it. Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, January 29, 2010

How Many Of Me
LogoThere are
or fewer people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Hats off to Delcatto for this. I agree with him, I call b*llsh*t. The last time I googled my name all I could find is about some GI in the mideast. I think he was from Iowa, apparently popular as well. All I found for me was some old political donations list from Spring Green. I have never donated politically anywhere! I have a pretty good idea what happened there and, well, don't get me started. What's a little fraud in the family, anyway.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hayseed Dixie - Tolerance

As I go beyond my two drink weeknight limit, let me present my find of the night. I have a few of their cds. Yeah, I gotta be in the mood for it, but I still love it!

'Tolerance' by Hayseed Dixie

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pic Dump 8

Here we go again with another huge Pic Dump! Some you may have seen, some you may not. These are just some pics that I found during my travels that are odd, interesting, funny and/or weird. As always, discretion may be advised after the break. Remember to click on the pic to see original size!

24 more after the break!

Happy Birthday, Bro

I gave up sending cards several years ago. I was never any good at it. In the years since, I think everyone I know has accepted that as me just being me. It's certainly not my best trait but I don't see it changing anytime soon.

Anyway, while I was at work I realized that today was my brother's birthday. Of course I didn't send a card, but maybe he'll check this post out.

Happy Birthday Brother! I think you wanted Favre to go to the Superbowl. I wanted to see him get the crap beat out of him. I'm sorry you didn't get what you wanted, but I did! All our best to you and yours!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Theirs been a few thing on my mind lately

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Meat-Up and Who-Cakes

Ground Beef, topped with 2 pepperoni logs, stuffed with Cheez Whiz, topped with a layer of bacon, topped with a layer of mozzarella cheese slices, topped with more bacon, topped with meatballs and served with brown gravy.

Inspired by Horton Hears a Who! : A stack of five pancakes drenched in boysenberry and blueberry syrup, covered in rainbow-colored chocolate candy and topped with a pink Dum-Dum lollipop.

All this and tons more at This is why you're fat, dot com.

Now I'm hungry. I think I'll go deep fry something...


A while ago I had posted about how I had started on the patch -again- to try to quit -again. That didn't work out as well as it did last time. Almost 18 months ago I quit for 5 months using the patch. Now, the patch has helped get me down to 5-8 cigarettes a day, but no further.

So now I'm trying Chantex. I started the starter kit last Sunday. Tomorrow I start on the regular dose, morning and evening. So far I have still smoked some, but I can feel the effects of smoking diminishing. I expect to have no need to smoke this week. If I do, I'll get no rush of nicotine, just a bad taste and guilt I suppose.

So the main challenge is changing my habits. At home is easier than at work. I don't like to go to the cafeteria during lunch, and I'm not allowed to stay at my desk. But if I go to my truck like I usually do, well, things may happen. So starting Monday I will have to suck it up and sit in the lunchroom. I will make sure I have plenty of newspaper to read and wear my headphones. If it gets up near freezing or better I will be walking around the campus most breaks, like I did before winter. I'm sure I could use the exercise!

Friday, January 22, 2010

People In Order: Age 1 To 100

Fascinating. A must-see for your sense of mortality.

People In Order: 1. Age from James Price on Vimeo.


Digital Guitar

Is this the future? If so, I hope it is the future of video games and not real music. It just doesn't seem right to me.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Okey Dokey Artichokey!*

Madison has made the Top 5 Gayest Cities! ...Not that there's anything wrong with that!**

* "2 1/2 Men" reference.
** "Seinfeld" reference, as if you didn't know.

25 Bizarro Years

Dan Piraro is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Bizarro comic. All my congratulations, Dan! I've been checking his blog for quite a few months now, and he seems to be a pretty good guy. Give him a visit at his Bizarroblog.

Here's a classic he posted today.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

No Toast For Poe This Year

"BALTIMORE – It is what Edgar Allan Poe might have called "a mystery all insoluble": Every year for the past six decades, a shadowy visitor would leave roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac on Poe's grave on the anniversary of the writer's birth. This year, no one showed."

I remember hearing about this from time to time over the years. I thought this news was worth pointing out. Six decades, who's to say what really is happening? Just enjoy the mystery... unless it is over.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Musical Birds/Rock Chicks!


Sunday, January 17, 2010

New W.A.S.P. Video

Babylon's Burning

This is a wide one; click on it to watch at youtube.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Wife's Birthday

My wife's birthday is coming up (Tuesday) so we have been celebrating it this weekend. Last night we met several friends after work for drinks and food at a nearby tavern. It was alot of fun. We don't really go out much, especially since it got cold out, but we really had a nice time. We didn't stay out terribly late, probably just late enough to get home safely. Besides, they were starting karoake so we had to get out of there or listen to bad singers sing bad songs.

Today, we met up with my in-laws at a restaurant for lunch. It turned out rather well since one of my sisters in law didn't show up with her 3 hellion kids. The other sister in law is getting married soon. They are planning on a St. Patricks Day wedding in Jamaica, where my wife and I got married (not the same resort, though). They tried to plan a wedding here and soon realized how much less a headache it is to just run away. I'm very happy for them. My wife and I still want to get back to Jamaica, maybe in a year and a half on our tenth anniversary. That would be nice.

It was supposed to get above freezing today, but I don't think it did. It sure didn't feel like it anyway. I didn't see much, if any, sun today either. Damn weatherman...

The Badgers play tonight, so I will put my feet up and enjoy that game. Tomorrow I will temporarily be a Cowboys fan. Well, not really. I just hope Favre fails miserably, but I'm not bitter (ha!). Eff Favre and the Vikes. I hate to say it, but I wish the worst for him now. On second thought, I don't hate to say it!

Have a nice Weekend!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Helpful Hints

I liked this helpful hint in a post from Bits & Pieces. Just because we now own a new dryer since we bought the house. I don't think we've used the dryer sheets in it ever, just fabric softener in the wash. Still, good to know. See the full post here with some other helpful hints.


The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load of clothes.) He took the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material . I’m sure you know what your dryer’s lint filter looks like. Well …. the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn’t go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh – that’s what burns out the heating unit.

You can’t SEE the film, but it’s there. It’s what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free. You know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box … well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush ?at least every six months.

He said that increases the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!?! Learn something new everyday! I certainly didn’t know dryer sheets would do that. So, I thought I’d share!

Note: I went to my dryer and tested my screen by running water on it. The water ran through a little bit but mostly collected all the water in the mesh screen. I washed it with warm soapy water and a nylon brush and I had it done in 30 seconds. Then when I rinsed it … the water ran right thru the screen! There wasn’t any puddling at all! That repairman knew what he was talking about!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

How long could you survive...

How long could you survive after punching a bear in the balls?

Created by Oatmeal


Only 19 seconds. Hmm, I don't think I'll try it.
What did you get?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Kill Your Online Self Now!

"Tired of your Social Network?

Liberate your newbie friends with a Web2.0 suicide! This machine lets you delete all your energy sucking social-networking profiles, kill your fake virtual friends, and completely do away with your Web2.0 alter ego. The machine is just a metaphor for the website which moddr_ is hosting; the belly of the beast where the web2.0 suicide scripts are maintained. Our service currently runs with Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and LinkedIn! Commit NOW!"

Me speaking:
Facebook is retaliating! The web's Suicide Machine may be shut down by midnight Monday! If you want to kill your online self then act fast!!! (My first scoop! lol)

I don't really have anything against any of those sites. As long as I'm not expected to take part. I found my little online expression with this blog and that's good enough for me. But I do hear of how people are always connected- always updating their 'status.' I wonder to myself how much time they spend on it and what real part of life is missing because of it. Maybe I just don't understand...

Packers Season Graph

If you're into Packer stats, here's a good graphic of Green Bay's road to the playoffs. I found this in an article by Tom Silverstein of the Journal Sentinel. Click to enlarge.

The first 8 games (4-4)

The last 8 games (7-1)

2 hours 'til game time! Go Pack!

7:27pm Edit: I'm disappointed. The Packers got off to a terrible start, came back and sent it into overtime, then lost ugly. I'm not terribly upset, though. This was a major improvement over last season and I expect them to continue making strides with this core group of players and coaches. We'll get 'em next year!
(Now I'm gonna go mourn this loss privately...@#$%^&*!)

Pic Dump 7

Here we go again, with a supersize dump this time! Some you may have seen, some you may not. These are just some pics that caught my fancy for one reason or another. As always, discretion may be advised after the break. Remember to click on the pic to see original size!

Pizza made with McDonald's food. I've had something similar before, actually. It had chicken strips, french fries, and mozzarella sticks on it. And it was GOOD!

24 more after the break, including some holiday ones that I will not save for a year.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Holiday, Health, and Packers

Every time I say here that I'll post tomorrow, inevitably it ends up being a day later. This has happened at least 5 or 6 times now. I must stop doing that. I know I haven't posted as much as normal recently. I'll get back in the groove soon I'm sure.

Anyway, I hope all had a well and safe holiday season. Seems a little far removed for a full holiday recap from me now. Suffice it to say that it was pretty much as expected and the same as it has been for the last few years. It's definitely not my favorite time of year. I did get to see my nieces and nephews, which is always the highlight.

As I mentioned I have had a pretty severe cold that kept me pretty lazy and miserable. It started almost 2 weeks ago and although I'm pretty much over it now I'm still going through alot of tissues.

I just watched the Badgers beat #4 Purdue. And of course it is Wildcard Weekend! All sorts of sports on TV! My wife hates it, so I do try to limit my watching or I would have it on probably all 48 hours this weekend. The Packers will demolish Arizona again tomorrow afternoon. Actually, I'm sure it will be much closer than the last game, but I have no doubt Green Bay will win! Go Pack Go!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Space: Frontiers and Beyond

I'll take the time for a 'proper' post tomorrow evening. So, while I procrastinate one more day, please enjoy this!

Also, here's a pic of all the space missions.  Click to enlarge. I hope blogger uploads original size.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Classic Pizza Pit Commercial

I'm still feeling less than 100% and I have been super lazy. Yet, I am still alive and must get my act together for the work week. Until I have more gumption, enjoy this classic commercial from right here in Madison. This commercial has run every year since I think the late 70's.