Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My friend decorates with album covers


Is this perfect placement or what?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Take my on-line quiz!

Which Noxious Odor are You?

A multitude of offensive odors fill our lives, and our noses.
Take this quiz to find out which one you are.

Some of these media quizzes ask random questions and give questionable results.
This is one such quiz.

... BUT it does give you a tiny education into four foul-smelling chemicals.

If we looked at the sky today, and named the constellations based on our modern lives.

Too true


Steve Jobs’ Long-Lost Stereo System

Steve Jobs was a closet audiophile. Yes, the man responsible for the iPod and the global domination of low-res MP3 files had a serious Hi-Fi fetish.

As musician and audio quality champion Neil Young said in 2012, "Steve Jobs was a pioneer of digital music. But when he went home, he listened to vinyl."

Friday, April 25, 2014

Today is "Hairball Awareness Day."

Today is "Hairball Awareness Day."

Please take this brief quiz:

1) Are you aware of hairballs?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weed in 17th and 18th Century English Society:

Happy 4/20

Weed in 17th and 18th Century English Society: 
"The Dose of it is about as much as may fill a common Tobacco-Pipe, the Leaves and Seeds being diced first, and pretty finely powdered. This Powder being chewed and swallowed, or washed down, by a small Cup of Water, doth, in a short Time, quite take away the Memory & Understanding; so that the Patient understands not, nor remembereth any Thing that he seeth, heareth, or doth, in that Extasie, but becomes, as it were, a mere Natural, being unable to speak a Word of Sense; yet is he very merry, and laughs, and sings, and speaks Words without any Coherence, not knowing what he saith or doth; yet is he not giddy, or drunk, but walks and dances and sheweth many odd Tricks; after a little Time he falls asleep, and sleepeth very soundly and quietly; and when he wakes, he finds himself mightily refresh'd, and exceeding hungry..."

From The Philosophical Experiments and Observations of the late Eminent Dr. Robert Hooke, London, 1726

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Man with samurai sword arrested at New Jersey deli

Employees at a southern New Jersey deli say they feared for their lives when a man walked in and brandished a samurai sword.

Friday, April 18, 2014

For all you René Magritte fans...


HINT: Google "The Treachery of Images"

Ouch redirects to

Friday, April 11, 2014

Dear Alanis Morissette; THIS is Ironic


Thursday, April 10, 2014

A battery that can charge in under 30 seconds has been shown off at a technology conference in Tel Aviv.


Israeli start-up uses Alzheimer's disease amyloids to fabricate fast-charging batteries and, ironically, memory chips:

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Cupcake machine opens in New York to satisfy 24-hour cravings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers, who live in the city that famously never sleeps, now can satisfy their craving for cupcakes in any of those endless waking hours.

A 24-hour vending machine that dispenses gourmet cupcakes opened for business this week on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and locals are lining up despite the wintry temperatures for a taste.

"It's so fun," said Melissa Martelli, a schoolteacher and neighborhood resident as she nibbled on a cinnamon sugar cupcake she bought from the machine. "You could just go in the store and wait on line, but it's just so cool."

"It's the experience of buying a cupcake from an ATM. It's an incredible concept," said Amy Benaderet, a financial services account manager who lives nearby. "You can get money at any time. Now you can get cupcakes at any time."

The nine-year-old company behind the machine, Sprinkles, also has installed cupcake machines in Las Vegas, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta and Beverly Hills, California, where the company is based, and plans to expand into Houston and Washington, D.C.

The New York model holds 760 cupcakes and sells up to four at a time, making it larger than the company's other machines.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Bryn Mawr Decides to Drop Vowels

Bryn Mawr College is announcing today that it is dropping the vowels from its name and questioning the use of vowels generally. The college will now be known as Brn Mwr.

The move is being described as the first major initiative of the college's new president, Kim Cassidy. A statement from Cassidy said: "This is the age of Twitter, every character counts. And really, what's the difference, no one can pronounce our name anyway."

The college also announced plans for an academic conference related to the institution's new skepticism of vowels. The conference is "The Hegemony of the Vowel: Incontinence and Lipogrammatics." One of the planned sessions is "The Habermasian Response: Communicative Ir-Rationality?"

Faculty reaction has been mixed, with English professors expressing concern about the college's anti-vowel stance, particularly if it is to be applied to works of literature. See video below, where faculty discuss the issue.

 If you are feeling confused by Brn Mwr's actions, consider today's date.

Learn Klingon the easy way

At last, I can read Hamlet in the original Klingon!

Best. April Fool's Prank. Ever.

On April 1, 1957 the British news show Panorama broadcast a three-minute segment about a bumper spaghetti harvest in southern Switzerland. The success of the crop was attributed both to an unusually mild winter and to the "virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil."

The audience heard Richard Dimbleby, the show's highly respected anchor, discussing the details of the spaghetti crop as they watched video footage of a Swiss family pulling pasta off spaghetti trees and placing it into baskets.

He explained how each strand of spaghetti always grows to the same length thanks to years of hard work by generations of growers.

The segment concluded with the assurance that, "For those who love this dish, there's nothing like real, home-grown spaghetti."

The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest hoax generated an enormous response. Hundreds of people phoned the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this query the BBC diplomatically replied, "Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."

To this day the Panorama broadcast remains one of the most famous and popular April Fool's Day hoaxes of all time. It is also believed to be the first time the medium of television was used to stage an April Fool's Day hoax.