Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Test Your Luck at the Next Pot Luck

This has been around for a few years but it's been a while since it stumbled into my realm of thought. If you haven't a clue what to bring for all those office pot lucks that pop up around this time of year here's a way to guarantee your contribution is the most talked about.

It's worth just googling the phrase kitty litter cake to see the pictures that people have taken. This was my favorite so it's the one I linked to. The one with the cat cringing in horror is also quite nice.

And please, PLEASE(!!!) remember that "NEW" is the key word for this particular recipe.

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Friday, November 11, 2005

US Soldiers to get protein powered gum to replace toothbrushes

Ladies and Gentlemen meet your new Army,
uh, never mind the gills just look at that smile!

"The gum, developed by US Army researchers, contains a protein that attacks the bugs that cause plaque, which in turn can lead to gum infections and tooth decay. Soldiers can keep their mouths clean without toothpaste, brush and bathroom sink, its creators say."

From the Digg page, my favorite comment:

"Great, now as soon as the US military develops an office chair that doubles up as a toilet, we'll never have to leave our computers."
by doubledoh

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Synthetic Gills for Soldiers

The Army recently gave out a contract for research into "an advanced breathing apparatus that mimics the efficiency, simplicity, and durability of the gill-swim bladder found in fish could greatly improve human maneuverability and sustainability in both aquatic and high altitude settings"

Damn, that's messed up...

Where do I sign up?

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On the Effectiveness of Aluminum Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study

I know this was making the rounds yesterday and has probably hit all the big sites by now but if you missed it...

MIT study on the protective nature of aluminum foil helmets. Conclusion is they most likely AMPLIFY any mind control signals not protect the user as commonly assumed.'re missing out.

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Arrested Development Cancelled

A travesty to say the least.

"In a move that will likely spell the end of a TV show that critics love but never drew big audiences, the Fox network said on Friday it pulled offbeat comedy "Arrested Development" from its schedule for the rest of the month."

Although I have to say that if a show this good can't get better ratings than it's been getting it's cancellation is the least absurd thing to happen to it.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Science has finally fixed the free throw distraction plan.

How to distract a player during a free throw.

I'm not much of a fan but this is cool. Get your hippie friends together!!!

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Monday, November 07, 2005

Bush sends staff back to ethics class

Bush is requiring his executive office staff to attend refresher courses on ethics and handling classified materials. Staff members with security clearances will attend mandatory sessions next week, and those without security clearances will attend mandatory sessions the following week.

Unfortunately the article doesn't cover who's ethics will be taught. The word ethics itself seems to imply that they will come out good people.

Hmmm, also no mention of him planning to join them, maybe it is a real ethics class.

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Saturday, November 05, 2005

Hear Teller Speak

Teller, the usually silent half of the magician duo Penn and Teller, reviews "The Glorious Deception" by Jim Steinmeyer.

Come on, how could you pass this up.

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There's more than one way to beat a dead battery.

Getting out of a fix with just a few items that you would never really carry in your car has never been easier.

A fun read from a fun page that you'll find has lots of great do it yourself ideas.

I think I'll have to dig up some oldies but goodies for you.

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Get Firefox or AdSense

As the trained sleuth that you are you will no doubt notice that suddenly there are two new buttons in the column to the left.

One is for Google AdSense if you happen to desire unobtrusive contextual advertising on your own blog or web page. It is very easy to set up and to use. Don't expect to suddenly be rolling in it but the ads tend to be on topic (that is their main goal) so they don't annoy (that is my main goal).

The other is for Firefox with the Google Toolbar. I've been using Firefox since it was just a mutant offshoot of Mozilla. It is by far my favorite browser and I can recommend it with great gusto. I've been using the toolbar for a few weeks now and I really like the addition of a "Blog This" button. It makes it a bit easier to bring nifty stuff here. It also has the PageRank listing so you can see how a page is ranked in Google. It helps when trying to grow your site out of oblivion to find pages that are ranked higher than yours to link to or from. Plus it's just fun to check your pages rank against the bugger that just kicked you butt on Blog Explosion's Battle of the Blogs. Try it! TRY IT!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Military Use for Silly String!

Soldiers are using Silly String to detect boobie traps in Iraq.

Gotta' love it.

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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Jack the Ripper's Identity Under the Microscope Again

With the wonder of modern science we may soon know who Jack the Ripper really was!

Please don't be related to me. Please don't be related to me.

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