Word Puzzle Fireplace

Some people put a painting or a mirror on the wall above their fireplace. Here’s a novel idea that creates a dramatic focal point. Letters of the alphabet are applied on the wall with paint stamps to form a word puzzle. Visitors to your home will love finding the hidden words that can be found […]

Overheard in New York: The Voice of the City – They Started at the Mystery Section

Girl: Excuse me, do you have any biographies of TuPac?Library guy: Probably, though they’d be with the other biographies on the second floor.Dude: But isn’t this the fiction section?Library guy: It is. You might be able to find some books about him in non-fiction.Girl: “Non-fiction”?Library guy: Non-fiction means true.Dude: …And fiction means false.Library guy: Sort […]

nabisco’s website is lame-ass

and i told them so, in a recent email: okay, where to start? oh, how about here: first of all, this form is rediculous. TOO MANY REQUIRED FIELDS. WTF? secondly, it says to “Include all of your thoughts, ideas or comments below.” ALL of my thoughts? are you serious? thirdly, what i dug around your […]

Five years of Mac OS X

In retrospect, it seems almost ridiculously implausible that Apple’s prodigal son, thrown out of the company in 1985, would spend the next twelve years toiling away in relative obscurity on technology that would literally save the company upon his return. (Oh, and he also converted an orphaned visual effects technology lab into the most powerful […]

on the fauxhawk

so, by a long long measure, the single greatest bringer of traffic to this blog is people searching google for the term “fauxhawk“. i get several such visits a day. now, to be sure, i did post about having a fauxhawk at one point — but why so many people are searching for the term, […]

strange dream

so i just now woke up from a too-long nap where i was sleeping very hard and i remember waking up yelling “NOOOOOOO!!!!” and i remember it was because i was about to be pooped on by a moose who was angry with me for accidently running my scale model train off the track. Technorati […]

st. paddy’s

At a world brewing convention, the CEOs of various brewing organizations retired to the bar at the end of each day’s conference. Bruce, CEO of Fosters, shouted to the Barman: “In ‘Strylya, we make the best bladdy beer in the world, so pour me a bladdy Fosters, mate.” Bob, CEO of Budweiser, calls out next: […]

that’s… not. normal. O_o

lately, my ice cubes have been sprouting phalluses. no, really: it’s been happening almost every time i make ice now. on several different occasions i have taken pics: my flickr, tagged “icepenis” does anyone have any idea what is going on here? Technorati Tags: ice, icecubes, icepenis, lazyweb, penis, question, what

the joy of icewater

very few things are as satisfying both in the very short term and over the long haul, as a huge-ass glass of ice water when you’re very thirsty. today has been a day that i have felt rather dehydrated most of the day, and can’t seem to catch up, water-wise. and i was just struck, […]


1st Place: “My Uncle Is A Man Named Steve (Not A Monkey)” Cassidy Turnbull (grade 5) presented her uncle, Steve. She also showed photographs of monkeys and invited fairgoers to note the differences between her uncle and the monkeys. She tried to feed her uncle bananas, but he declined to eat them. Cassidy has conclusively […]