Tuesday, February 28, 2006


fspMusic (game)
Since your legs got all the attention somebody in Japan made a DDR style game for your fingers. The game play is easy; just use the arrow keys and the spacebar. You actually have to go pretty quick to make it past level 7 or so.
If you get good at it let me know, my best so far is 17,195 points.


Today I got a rough-rough draft done for my masters report. It is no where close to being finished, but at least I have all the parts, and they all just need to be expanded and awesomized. But it is good news on the home front.

On the opposite note today is Mardi Gras. I will celebrate by protecting my brain cells instead of killing them. Tea to the rescue.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Microsoft Origami

There is starting to be some buzz about Origami on the internet. Basically it looks like a PSP but more than just a media platform. Or to put it another way it looks like it will be what I wanted the PSP to be. Take a look for yourself in this ad. (Keep on the look out for symbolism in it, i think there is a far amount of it)

I would pay $400 for something like that. I wonder how much anyone else would pay for it.

Saturday, February 25, 2006


Tonypa - TriLinks (game)

All you have to do in TriLinks is connect all the same color x spots together. It sounds easy but it is quite hard. The trick comes in that you do not get to choose what color to connect next, and as soon as you connect all of one color you start drawing connections for the next color; this means that if you connected the last color set poorly you will over write the colors and disconnect them. It is quite difficult, and so quite fun. Tonypa yet again made a great game. (He (?) also made ShoOot)

p.s. since the site is flash, the link just takes you to the main page, to get to the game click on Games>TriLinks.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Smart guy.

You can't argue with Einstein.

Generated by: Hetemeel

Catch Phrase of the (Yester-)Day

Yesterday I felt like crap. My throat was sore and I was very tired. So after my classes I took a nap in my office. While falling asleep I was pondering whether or not to cancel game night, since I felt so bad. I was woken up abruptly when Matt got back from Theory class. I sat up quickly and adjusted my glasses. The problem was I had taken off my glasses, so I ended up jamming my thumb really hard into my eye. That hurt.
So while I was writhing in pain (and trying not to look like I was in pain, so Matt wouldn't ask what was going on, because that was one of the stupidest things I did) I decided that game night was off. This leads me to a new catch phrase:

Thumb to the Eye

The phrase is alot like "The straw that broke the camel's back" but a bit more graphic.
An example of usage: I was going to leave after we got bad service, but getting the wrong order was just a thumb to the eye. So I left without paying.

Go, use frequently.

Starry Night Frosting


This is the coolest frosting job ever. It is amazing how well she was able to reproduce Van Gogh's Starry Night. (Better than what we can do.) It is just plain awesome!

p.s. If you like the cake, go comment on her blog, I was reading her post from yesterday and she had a really hard day.

Time out of mind

BBC News (article)

Mr Eagleman came up with a cunning device: the "perceptual chronometer", a wristwatch-like device which flicked blindingly fast between two LED screens.

Normally the flicker would be so fast Jesse could only see a blur. But if time slowed down for him, he might be able to discern the two different screens and read a random number on one of them.

"There's no way to fake this test," says Dr Eagleman, "because if time is not running more slowly, they can't see the sequence."

All Jesse had to do was jump, and read. As he ascended the 33ft metal cage no-one seemed to believe this curious experiment might work.

When Jesse landed, he noted he had seen "98". Dr Eagleman checked. In fact the number was 96. Not quite spot-on, but the two numbers look very similar on a digital screen.

Further jumps got similar results - all suggesting that time did seem to slow down for Jesse during the jump.

So time actually does slow down or speed up based on what you are doing. This is very interesting, because when I was in a car wreck it seems like I have about 10 seconds of memory, but I know it lasted maybe half a second. And now I know that time actually did last for that long.
Also, some times before I get a good chance on scoring a goal in hockey time slows down, so maybe the greatest sports players aren't the ones with the best physical abilities, but the ones that are able to slow time down the most during important events.
Do you have any other cases of time slowing down?

Thursday, February 23, 2006


Xiaoxiao (game)

Here is a game for you to play today, it is quite fun. OK I'm off to school.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Peaks and valleys

kstatecollegian.com (article)

Remsbecker said many people are surprised to learn that K-State has a roller hockey club. He called his team "the best-kept secret on campus" and said his goal is to get the secret out.

The collegian ran an article on K-State Hockey today. I didn't know that they were going to do it, but apparently Jenette did since she is quoted a couple of times. The print edition has a good picture of Jerry in his K-State goalie pads, and I wish they would have posted the picture online as well.
If you want to get caught up with our team, follow the link.


Automated Ordering


In a world where Kentucky Fried meets Crunchy Taco, the future has arrived. That future is; automated ordering. Be delighted as you place your order on a machine and get real food in return. Gaze in wonder when it takes Visa. Be amazed when you realize there is now one less way to mess up your order.
Self checkouts aren't for supermarkets anymore.

Coming to select stores near you.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Mexico, at war.

You know who we should be giving a hard time to? Mexico.
I had forgotten that they attacked America during World War I. Exhibit A:

From March-June 1916 the United States mounted an armed expedition to Mexico to quell raids initiated by prominent Mexican leader Pancho Villa into the U.S.
Allegedly sponsored by the German government Villa launched a raid into the State of Chihuahua on 11 January 1916, capturing and killing 19 U.S. citizens. This was followed on 9 March with a raid upon Columbus in New Mexico, killing 11 citizens.

(full story)

Why did Mexico attack us? Because Germany promised Mexico that if they would attack us that Germany would give Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona back to Mexico. (I have no idea how they would have pulled this off.)

We should use this against Mexico when we are working out trade deals.
We would be like "Well, this deal sounds good and all, but America is still not over Pancho Villa just yet. Maybe you should give us a break on those strawberry prices."

Also wouldn't it be funny if Mexico was still clandestinely at war with us and they are secretly infiltrating the US, and then gonna take us down from within...
oh wait.

Bikers drown out funeral protesters

Army Times (article)

Wearing leather chaps and vests covered in military patches, a band of motorcyclists rolls from one soldier's funeral to another in hopes their respectful cheers and revving engines will drown out the insults of protesters.

The motorcycle club members calling themselves Patriot Guard Riders are trying to shield mourners from cruel jeers by adherents of a tiny fundamentalist church who picket military funerals to reflect their belief that U.S. combat deaths are a sign God is punishing the United States for harboring homosexuals. Some protesters' signs said, "Thank God for IEDs," the improvised explosive devices, or homemade bombs, that kill many U.S. soldiers.

"The most important thing we can do is let families know that the nation cares," said Don Woodrick, the biker group's Kentucky captain. "When a total stranger gets on a motorcycle in the middle of winter and drives 300 miles to hold a flag, that makes a powerful statement."

Monday, February 20, 2006

Two Things.

First, wouldn't it be funny if somebody would always confuse the word ostrich with the word asparagus? Then they would argue that it is a myth that ostriches can run 30 m.p.h. because, in reality, ostrich is a fern.

Secondly, without looking it up: If north is 'up' which way does the Earth revolve around the sun, clockwise or counter-clockwise?

That's what I though about on the way to hockey tonight.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Destroy the web!

Netdisaster (site)

Mad at a certain website? You can let out your anger with Netdisaster. From aliens, to coffee and mold, you can 'destroy' any webpage that you (don't) like. I think that this should be considered therapy. :)

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Is Vault Surge?

No, but close enough.

For game night Aaron picked up some Vault at Walgreen's* for us all to try. It was pretty close to what I remember Surge tasting like, but I think the orange juice in Vault gives it just a hint of bitterness that Surge didn't have... also I think Surge was less carbonated than Vault. But overall Vault is pretty good, much better than Mt. Dew, which I don't like that much. If you try Vault let me know what you think.

*Aaron sez: "Don't go to Walgreen's, they are stupid."

Friday, February 17, 2006

Houston eyes cameras at apartment complexes

seattlepi.com (article)

Houston's police chief on Wednesday proposed placing surveillance cameras in apartment complexes, downtown streets, shopping malls and even private homes to fight crime during a shortage of police officers.
"I know a lot of people are concerned about Big Brother, but my response to that is, if you are not doing anything wrong, why should you worry about it?" Chief Harold Hurtt told reporters Wednesday at a regular briefing.

Isn't that what they said in 1984?

Thursday, February 16, 2006

For Aaron:

Super Mario Soundboard

Spider King Dreams

Currently I am in Union Station. Why am I here? Let me tell you a short story.

I was very tired this morning. At 8.30 it came time to go to Dr. Loughin's Bootstrapping class. I actually felt awake as class started, but about thirty minutes into the class I started to doze on and off. This isn't a good thing for two reasons, one because it is a PhD level class, so I really need to pay attention to understand what is going on. Secondly, I sit in the front row of the class, so I am sure that Dr. Loughin either knows that I was dozing off or thinks that I take a real long time to blink.
Anyways, my dozing got so bad that one time I started to dream the Dr. Loughin was the King of the Spiders and he was teaching us something, I can't remember what, but I remember him drawing a web like thing on the board. I don't think I was out of it for too long, but the idea of Dr. Loughin being the King of the Spiders was entertaining enough to keep me awake for the rest of the period.
So why am I in Union Station? To get coffee. I have another class soon and although the idea of dozing off to the point of altering reality is fun, I really think I should be awake for Data Mining... there is only three of us in the class, Dr. Wang might notice. (Although I would like to take a class that is taught by the Queen of Ants...)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

LED Throwies

LED Throwies(site)

LED Throwies are LEDs that have a battery and a magnet attached so that you can stick them anywhere that you could with a magnet. The above link has a step by step guide on how to make them, and below is a video of the Throwies in action.
It is funny how something so simple can be so cool.

Drug tax

Last night I watched a show about St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Actually it was about the mob gangs of Chicago, which lead to the St. Valentines Day Massacre. If you don't know much about this here is how it went:
Back in the day Chicago was a blossoming city. The city leaders were very willing to be corrupt and so organized crime found the city a nice place to live. After awhile the organized crime boiled down to two gangs, the North Side and the South Side, which were named for what part of the city they controlled. Now the gangs were a menace, but it just so happened that around this time America went dry and voted in prohibition. This was a boon for organized crime. Both sides bought breweries, which could still legally produce beer, but very very week beer. But since the city officials were easy to corrupt the breweries produced full strength beer, and now the price of beer had increased by 5 times, so this made the money flow into the gangs. Anyways a sour deal between the gangs happed when one sold a brewery to another, and then they paid off the police to raid it, which landed up a higher up in jail. The result was alot of high level killings which climaxed when some guys went into one of their rivals HQ and shot seven people dead. That's the story of St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

Well, while I was watching the show I got to thinking about drugs. Really the only reason the Chicago gangs got so big is because alcohol was illegal, so only illegal people could make it. Now what about marijuana today? I think that it is giving the modern gangs a fair amount of cash flow that is fueling all of their activities. If we would legalize marijuana we could place a heavy tax on it, and the government could make a fair amount of money on it. Wouldn't you think that that would work?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Teagames.com - Blueprint Game (game)

Blueprint is a nice looking gem where you position various objects so that you get a ball to hit a target. It is the best looking game of this type that I have seen. Worth a check.

Monday, February 13, 2006


Makos (game)

Makos is a cute game that is similar to Ztar2. If you are looking to waste a couple of minutes this is a good one.

To hockey and back.

Hockey went good this weekend. We won our first game of the year 4-1 and we played decent against SLU and Washington U. Sam was able to make it, which made it even better. Nicole has the day off today so I'll do stuff with her until I need to head off to school. Maybe I should just cancel class today...

(Lance, this upcoming weekend we do not have any games, but in two weekends we will be playing at KC, and in three weekends is regionals in St. Louis. It would be cool to have you come up if you could make it.)

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Hockey, and Elway.

Another weekend, another hockey tournament. This will be our last weekend of regular season play, but we still will have hockey two of the next three weekends after this one. Although I like playing hockey it does take up alot of time. It'll be over soon enough and then I can concentrate on... school. (yippee!)
On the school front things are improving. I have started a rough outline for my master's report, and all the preliminary stat stuff is done. After I get a rough draft for my report done I will go back and do a couple things to try to improve the fantasy scoring system some. But I do not need to if I don't have the time, the scoring system I found is already better than Yahoo's and better than what we have used before for PIFF so I at least have something.

I will leave you with a video of John Elway playing Dance Dance Revolution:

Ok, it's not really him, it's me in an Elway jersey... but I think people get me and him mixed up alot.
Somebody is like: "Hello, how are you?"
And I am like: "Fine. Did you know that I won two Super Bowls back-to-back?"
And then they are like: "Really? That's cool that you did that."
And then I'm all: "No, you are thinking of John Elway, people confuse us all the time."
And they are all "???" up in my face.


Friday, February 10, 2006


This is why religion can be very, very evil:

If that is the way you feel, I'm sorry, we just aren't going to get along.

Find x

For Nicole:

Second chance?

Swimming in syrup is as easy as water

nature.com (article)

The age old question of: Is swimming in water faster than swimming in syrup, has been answered. (I didn't know that this was a timeless question...)

Cussler and Gettelfinger took more than 300 kilograms of guar gum, an edible thickening agent found in salad dressings, ice cream and shampoo, and dumped it into a 25-metre swimming pool, creating a gloopy liquid twice as thick as water. "It looked like snot," says Cussler.
The pair then asked 16 volunteers, a mix of both competitive and recreational swimmers, to swim in a regular pool and in the guar syrup. Whatever strokes they used, the swimmers' times differed by no more than 4%, with neither water nor syrup producing consistently faster times, the researchers report in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal.

There you go, you can swim as fast in syrup as you can in water. Now, I know what everyone is thinking... What about lava? Can you swim in that as fast as water?

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Coolest Computer Ever!

If you like computers you need to watch this video. It is the coolest thing since ever. And that is a long time.

Here is a link to the project's homepage.

Parasites on the Brain

Parasites on the Brain (article)

Like cats?

Toxoplasma gondii may be the most prevalent human parasite. As many as 50% of humans worldwide, and up to 80% in urban areas, have been infected with it at some time in their lives.

There are some interesting studies showing striking behavior differences between rats that have been infected with Toxoplasma and those that haven't. Normal rats are very reactive to the smell of cat urine - an unsurprising survival instinct. If they encounter cat urine in their environment they have an extreme fear reaction, and they will avoid that spot thereafter. Rats infected with Toxoplasma don't do this. They have no fear reaction to the smell of cat pee; they don't avoid the areas where they smell it. In fact some of the studied rats preferentially returned to the sites where they had smelled the urine. It's hard to see how this could benefit the rat, but easy to see how it could benefit Toxoplasma, which could return to its preferred host to complete its life cycle if the rat gets eaten.

Oh yeah, it gets better.

E. Fuller Torrey of the Stanley Medical Research Institute has found evidence of some that may be more drastic. Toxoplasma is associated with damage to the brain's astrocytes - glial cells that function as an interface between neuronal and non-neuronal tissues. Astrocyte damage has also been associated with schizophrenia. Now add in that pregnant women with high levels of Toxoplasma antibodies are more likely to have children who later develop schizophrenia, and you have something to give most people pause.

Why do people like cats again?
But this does shed some light on why 'cat people' are the way they are.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Tartans of the Pirate Islands

It never fails. I woke up this morning all ready to get working on my homework. But after a quick internet stroll whilst drinking my morning tea I found this:
Weave your own Tartan (site)

So it goes without saying that it distracted for a good chunk of time, but I present to you the (unofficial) tartans of the 15 Pirate Islands. (The thread colors and amounts are in the parenthesis under the tartan in case you want to reproduce it on the website.):

(Yellow 40, D Red 10, Black 10, D Red 30, Yellow 10, D Red 10)

(Blue 30, L Blue 30, White 10, Blue 5, L Blue 10, Blue 5)

Grog Islands:
(White 10, D Red 30, Black 5, D Red 20, Black 30, D Red 5)

Harbor Coast:
(Red 40, White 5, Red 30, White 15, Red 5, White 5)

(Yellow 10, Blue 20, White 5, Blue 20, White 20, Blue 5, White 5)

(Black 30, Purple 30, White 10, L Grey 5, Black 10 , Purple 10)

(Black 40, D Red 40, Black 20, Red 20, Black 10, White 10)

(Black 40, White 10, Yellow 20, White 10, Purple 40)

(White 40, L Grey 30, D Grey 10, L Grey 20, White 40, L Grey 10)

(Blue 40, Red 30, Blue 30, White 20, Blue 10, Black 10. Sorry, they didn't have orange)

(Green 20, White 5, D Green 30, White 5, Green 30, D Green 20)

Sparrow Island:
(Purple 50, White 20, Purple 10, Black 10, White 10, Black 50)

(Red 40, D Red 20, White 5, Black 20, Yellow 5, Black 20, White 30, D Red 20)

Tea Republic:
(D Blue 20, Blue, 10, Green 10, Blue 10, D Blue 20)

(Black 30, Green 30, White 10, Green 20, Black 10, Green 5, White 20, Green 20)

If you get bored make an "official" tartan for your country and leave the thread count like I did above and I will post the official tartan for your country here.
Now, on to homework? (lame)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Map of the Market

Map of the Market (site)

Want to know how different parts of the U.S. stock market are doing without all of those numbers and stuff? Well call this your lucky post, cause here you go. It is actually really neat because not only can you see how things are going for today, but you can also look over different periods of time and view relevant news stories.
Although, I should point out that this looks awfully similar to this, which i believe is older.

Final Score for the 2006 Red vs. Black Game

At the end of the game the score is:

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Red 5 4 -1 21 29
Black 34 4 9 -10 37

Red Team (4th Qtr.):

Pos Player Pts NFL Team
QB M. Hasselbeck 6 Sea Kilters
RB [Empty]
WR1 H. Ward 7 Pit Vampirates
WR2 J. Jurevicius 3 Sea Picklers
WR3 A. Randle El 5 Pit Pillagers
TE H. Miller 0 Pit Red Burns
K J. Reed 0 Pit Pillagers
DEF Pittsburgh -3 Pit Vampirates
DB [Empty]
DL1 L. Tatupu 0 Sea Picklers
DL2 [Empty]
Coach Davin Pillagers

Black Team (4th Qtr.):

Pos Player Pts NFL Team
QB [Empty]
RB S. Alexander 6 Sea &'s
WR1 D. Jackson 1 Sea Rebels
WR2 B. Engram 2 Sea Rebels
WR3 [Empty]
TE [Empty]
K [Empty]
DEF Seattle -19 Sea Steepers
DB T. Polamalu 0 Pit Rebels
DL1 B. Fisher 0 Sea Rebels
DL2 [Empty]
Coach Aaron Rebels

The Black team was able to hold off a last minute rush by the Red team to win the 2006 Red vs. Black game. Congratulations goes out to all, especially my Black teammates (...) who are the Rebels, &'s, Snotknockers, and Eldars.

Pretty Pretty Bang Bang

Pretty Pretty Bang Bang (game)

I come bearing you a gift of another game. This one is twice as addictive as the previous one, and only has half the calories. The basic premise of the game is to make alot of explosions by clicking, and then all the red thingies around you will also explode causing a chain reaction. The one main catch is that you are working against the clock and every time you click you get a time penalty. It is a grade A time water.

Monday, February 06, 2006


Moleculous (game)

Moleculous is a Plinko like game where you place pegs to bounce the balls around to hit certain spots. It is quite addictive, and very unique.

Super Bowl XL Commercials

Google Video - Super Bowl XL Commercials (site)

Google was kind enough to post all of the commercials from Super Bowl XL in one spot.

My question to you is; which one was your favorite ad?
I think mine was "Secret Fridge" by Bud Light.


A quick recap of my weekend, in rhyme:

Saturday was good, we did play two games
but we lost them both, I know, how lame.

We tried our hardest, but it did not matter,
Scott's stick got slashed, it went *shatter*.

After our games we went to watch the River Otters,
They were okay but were far from Globe Trotters.

After the ice hockey we went in search of food,
Olive Garden was decided on, because of our mood.

On Sunday we played yet another two games,
But alas we lost those two too, in sort: for shame.

Then on quickly we left to get on getting home,
So we could watch the Super Bowl in Detriot's dome.

The Super Bowl was played and we all had a good time,
But now it is Monday, so I will end this short rhyme.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Best Posts

My 5 favorite posts of all time:
1. 2005 Freestyle Formal Dance Competition
2. THE Jones Soda 2005 Holiday Pack Review
3. Quitting AOL is Like Quitting Crack
4. Worship the Printer Devil
5. Sam does Telefund

May 5 favorite posts for each month:

March 2006:
1. The Tale of the Cut Cable
2. Survey
3. It's a Box
4. Spoke POV: LED Bike Wheel Images
5. What is Vault's Logo?

February 2006:
1. Sam does Telefund
2. Spider King Dreams
3. Mexico, At War
4. Catch Phrase of the (Yester-) Day
5. Weekended

January 2006:
1. 2005 Freestyle Formal Dance Competition
2. Scientomogy (Sciencetology) Low Down
3. EU Suck Again
4. Patriot Search
5. "Hey, let's go watch the Orange Bowl"

December 2005:
1. Christmas Eve eve
2. Point: Campus Crusade for Christ
3. NAFTA = No good.
4. World of Sand
5. Bikini Calculus

November 2005:
1. THE Jones Soda 2005 Holiday Pack Review
2. Party Taco
3. Thanksgiving Recap
4. Sony, Rootkits gone too far
5. Goghlines

October 2005:
1. Taco Yeah
2. Kamau Kambon
3. Anything But Joey show at PJ's
4. Last Discing of the Year
5. K-State Football

September 2005:
1. Rights to Life
2. Happy
3. Ok, Enough is Enough
4. At Long Last:
5. Brain Gap Hits the NEA

August 2005:
1. Copying Music Now Threatens Businesses
2. Music Sharing to be Offered Legally
3. Misleading? Irrelevant? That's the NYT.
4. Sombrero
5. Guess what I got in the mail.

July 2005:
1. APFL Championship Game
2. The 15 Nations of the Pirate Islands
3. Slavery, eating animals, same thing.
4. Is being generous good for business?
5. Congress to add to Daylight Savings Time

June 2005:
1. Illegal Recipe Sharing - P2P Recipe Journal
2. IE vs Firefox
3. Enough already with the kid gloves.
4. Hey, Kilngongs have feelings too!
5. Prophet of Decline

May 2005:
1. My Lunch in Pictures
2. My Lunch in Pictures (part ii)
3. Penalty Stroke?
4. Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets
5. Lake Disappears, Baffling Villagers

April 2005:
1. Aruba Jam Sprite
2. Dear Canada
3. Ponder Me This:
4. Merchants of Cool (part ii)
5. Afternoon and the Improv Class

March 2005:
1. Worship the Printer Devil
2. News Flash
3. Olympics Overrated? Nah.
4. Jerry Ears
5. ! -1WS/BS

February 2005:
1. This is your favorite blog.
2. A Genius Explains
3. North Korea has Nuclear Weapons
4. Basic Simulator
5. Sweet Drinks Tied to Kids Weight Gain

January 2005:
1. Shrinking Glaciers Evidence of Global Warming
2. The Hockey News
3. Roly Poly
4. Bathroom Lights
5. Chipotle

All of 2004:
1. Quitting AOL is Like Quitting Crack
2. First Draft of the Coach Snyder Song
3. The Golem Project hurts evolution ideas?
4. Patriot Act
5. People drink for four reasons.

Some fine, fine Super Bowl cookies.

Last night's Gamenight activity was the annual frosting of the Super Bowl cookies (see last year's too). Nicole made the cookies, and the rest of us frosted them.

We called Jenette the cookie maestro... not really, but she *does* look like she is about to play the cookies in this picture.

We ended up with about 100 Steelers and Seahawks cookies, and for the most part they turned out fine. Why do we need 200 cookies for a party of about 10 people? It's because at our Super Bowl parties whenever a team scores everyone eats a cookie. This always sounds like a great idea at first, but by the end of the third quarter you hope that both the team's defenses start to step it up. (You would think we would learn after a few years that consuming around 15 cookies a person in a short time is not a good idea, yet we still make 'em... ah traditions.)

The two cookies in the middle of the picture were deemed to be the best frosting job for each team. Almost all of the Steelers cookies turned out good, but most of the Seahawks cookies look like they have a flying hammer on their helmet instead of a bird head... oh well.

Only two more days until Super Bowl XL!



WorldProcessor has over 300 different projections of data onto globes. Some of them are pretty neat. The above globe is when each country gained it's independence during the 20th century.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Islands for Sale Worldwide

International Real Estate (site)

I think the Pirate Islands should have a bake sale or something so that we can all afford to buy our own islands. As soon as I buy an island it would seceded from the country and become the Tea Republic.


Scribbler (site)

Scribbler is a neat site where you draw a simple design then it fills it in with "sketches". It's a simple idea, but the results look pretty good.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Hot Dog Chili Sauce

Guess what is the grossest food to ever be put in a can.

That's right, Hot Dog Chili Sauce, but no it doesn't end there.
The first three ingredients are: Water (ok), crushed beans (ok), beef fat (gag). That is just disgusting. But to top it off; it is Kroger brand, so you aren't even getting the best beef fat that there is.

I challenge you to find a grosser food product than this.

Sam does Telefund

When I got back from hockey practice last Monday Sam had left this message for me:

He went through every possible outcome on the flow chart for K-State's Telefund. This is easily the best telephone message that i have got so far this year. It is going to stay on the machine for awhile.

Vegetarian Can't Bring Self To Eat IHOP's Funny Face Pancakes

The Onion (article)

For some reason I just don't like The Onion that much, it has something to do about purposely reading fake news... anyways this made me laugh because of a certain vegetarian sister of mine... I won't name names...

BREMERTON, WA—During breakfast at the International House of Pancakes Monday, vegetarian Erica Legrand said she could not eat her Funny Face pancakes. "Not with those big maraschino eyes staring up at me," Legrand said. Upon further questioning, Legrand explained that she did not want break her "never eat anything with a face" rule.

Oh noes! Now pancakes have faces too, what *can* vegetarians eat?

Meade makes move from working on the farm to in the courts

Garden City Telegram (article)
The Telegram yesterday had a short story about Andy's mom.

While some may have butterflies in their stomachs on the first day of work, Linda Mead said that she was excited on that day - it was the act of deciding to get back into the workforce that made her nervous. She said she questioned going back to work outside of the farm because she wasn't sure if she was employable after being out of the daily grind for so long.

When Andy and I were going to the Juco Linda also decided to take some classes. She always seemed to enjoy learning things and she was fun to have a class with. (She brought donuts for everyone!) I do believe that she is one of the coolest moms ever.