Thursday, June 26, 2008

Moro Islamic Liberation Front attacks army base

Toilet only casualty as MILF attacks Army base

WTF decoded

Joe Cocker's classic performance at Woodstock

This video has closed captions, so you can finally understand what he's saying.
Helpful graphics provided, too.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Weezer's "Pork and Bean"

Weezer song, internet memes.

How many can you recognize?

a sign of wisdom

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

If Yogi Berra played soccer

German Football's Greatest Sayings

To mark the EURO 2008 football tournament, SPIEGEL ONLINE has collected German soccer's most profound quotes.

Fussball ist wie Schach, nur ohne Würfel.
(Football is like chess, only without the dice.)
- Lukas Podolski

- Es gibt nur eine Möglichkeit: Sieg, Niederlage oder Unentschieden.
(There is only one possibility: victory, defeat or a draw.)
- Franz Beckenbauer

- Mal verliert man und mal gewinnen die anderen.
(Sometimes you lose, sometimes the others win.)
- Otto Rehhagel

- Es steht im Augenblick 1:1. Aber es hätte auch umgekehrt lauten können.
(The score is currently 1:1. But it could also have been the other way around.)
- Heribert Fassbender

- Jetzt stehen die Chancen 50:50 oder gar sogar 60:60.
(The chances are currently 50:50 or even 60:60.)
- Thorsten Legat

full at:,1518,558638,00.html

you can't make this stuff up.

Russian spa opens monument to the enema
MOSCOW—A monument to the enema, a procedure many people would rather not think about, has been unveiled at a spa in the southern Russian city of Zheleznovodsk.

The bronze syringe bulb, which weighs 800 pounds and is held by three angels, was unveiled at the Mashuk-Akva Term spa, the spa's director said Thursday.

"There is no kitsch or obscenity, it is a successful work of art," Alexander Kharchenko told The Associated Press. "An enema is almost a symbol of our region."

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ready for the Weekend?

Some things never change...

"To invent, you need a good imagination, and a pile of junk."
- Thomas A. Edison

"Tony Stark built this in a cave! With a box of SCRAPS!"
- Obadiah Stane in Ironman

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

typical of Chinese glonous history and cultual

Reuters News Item:

As [China] readies for an influx of visitors for the August Games, the Chinese capital has offered restaurants an official English translation of local dishes whose exotic names and alarming translations can leave foreign visitors frustrated and famished.

If officials have their way, local newspapers reported on Wednesday, English-speaking visitors will be able to order "beef and ox tripe in chili sauce", an appetiser, rather than "husband and wife's lung slice".

"Bean curd made by a pock-marked woman", as the Beijing Youth Daily rendered the spicy Sichuanese dish, is now "Mapo tofu." And "chicken without sexual life" becomes mere "steamed pullet".
If you're puzzled by the subject line of this email,

Unforgiveable Sins

Dante is granted a tour of Hell. The Devil leads him to the first level, where he sees people knee-high in lava, screaming in agony.

Dante asks, "What did these people do?"
The Devil answers, "These are Catholics who ate meat on Good Friday."

They move to the next level of Hell, where Dante sees people up to their waist in lava, screaming in agony.

"What about these people?" Dante asks.
The Devil replies, "These are Jews who ate pork on Yom Kippur."

They move to the lowest level, and Dante sees people up to their necks in lava, screaming in agony.

"And here?" Dante asks.

The Devil sighs and says, "They're Episcopalians who ate their salad with their dinner fork."

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tao of programming

Thus spake the master programmer:
``When you have learned to snatch the error code from the trap frame, it will be time for you to leave.''

Grand Master Turing once dreamed that he was a machine. When he awoke he exclaimed:
``I don't know whether I am Turing dreaming that I am a machine, or a machine dreaming that I am Turing!''

more wisdom at


Bill Gates joke

IBM just announced the new Roadrunner computer.

It is twice as fast as the previous record holder at 1000 trillion operations per second.

In fact, it is so fast that when they run Windows on it, it crashes BEFORE it is booted.

Censor Bar Art

Creative use of censor bars

Monday, June 16, 2008

the flip side

The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums.
- Peter De Vries

Friday, June 13, 2008

Hawaii Five-Oy.

Meshugga Beach Party plays "S'vivon" -- surf music style!

and just in case you've got a hankerin for more narrishkeit, here they are performing "Hava Nagila / Miserlou"

(they're available for concerts, festivals and Bar Mitzvahs, too!)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Write a wise saying and your name will live forever."
- Anonymous

Thursday, June 05, 2008

How to Butcher a Chicken

This tutorial in blog format tells (and shows) you how to skillfully butcher a chicken in ten easy steps. Your instructor is Herrick Kimball, inventor of the world famous Whizbang Chicken Plucker .


If you want to learn how to butcher a chicken, you've come to the right place. This tutorial blog provides you with a logical, step-by-step explanation of the process, and you will find plenty of great photos to go with the text

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

a rose by any other name...

Lesbos islanders dispute gay name

By Malcolm Brabant
BBC News, Athens

Campaigners on the Greek island of Lesbos are to go to court in an attempt to stop a gay rights organisation from using the term "lesbian".

The islanders say that if they are successful they may then start to fight the word lesbian internationally.

The issue boils down to who has the right to call themselves Lesbians.

Is it gay women, or the 100,000 people living on Greece's third biggest island - plus another 250,000 expatriates who originate from Lesbos?

The man spearheading the case, publisher Dimitris Lambrou, claims that international dominance of the word in its sexual context violates the human rights of the islanders, and disgraces them around the world.


Does this mean that the inhabitants of Crete will fight for the right to be called "Cretins" ?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Suicide note reveals taste of cyanide

Suicide note reveals taste of cyanide


When I sent this to a co-worker, he replied:

The note left by that poor fellow is a lot more helpful than previously available suicide notes:

"Wow, this cyanide tastes lik . . . . "

"I swallowed it all even tho it tasted like . . . . "

"I would never have gone with cyanide had I known how much it tasted lik . . . "