Saturday, March 18, 2006

Uncle Bob's Diary O' Chuckles

I have come up with the solution to every single problem ever

(Not actually a bad idea, speaking as one who's been known to be a bit on edge a few days a month. I hate hormones.)

Sphere: Related Content

Stunning photographs of ice

Sphere: Related Content

GIS for happy

He looks just a bit disturbed to me.

Sphere: Related Content

I was talking with a friend about the stabilized videos

that made their appearance earlier this year (I think), and she'd never seen them. Here you go!

The Zapruder film stabilized

(considerably gorier than the original- difficult to watch)


And another childhood mystery bites the dust...there's no way that can be anything but a guy in a suit :-(

Interesting technology though.

Sphere: Related Content

Contrary Brin

David Brin is one of the more consistently readable and entertaining SF authors around, but it's his thoughts on society, science, privacy, and ecology that always keep me interested in reading his new thoughts. I might not agree with everything he says, but he always makes me think.

Sphere: Related Content

Cute triplet blog

Online Triplets

Which also helps to remind me that you couldn't pay me enough to go through those first few years again! I think that sleep is a wonderful invention.

Sphere: Related Content

Friday, March 17, 2006

Thursday, March 16, 2006

I'm going to go with the obvious sexist answer and say "DUH...they have to deal with boys."

Girls Equal, Exceed Boys in Substance Abuse

(If you look at the links to other studies at the bottom of the article, they all seem like they should have an obvious tag on them. You have to wonder how people get funded for some studies.)

Sphere: Related Content

Hamster 'Roid Rage

Maybe this is what's wrong with our little rat...he's nasty. Cute, but nasty.

Sphere: Related Content

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Bush cuts the head off of autistic child

Well, not really

but that's one of the oddest photo op pics that I've ever seen. Looks like someone was having fun with Photoshop before this got posted.

(And I still don't think that you can say enough great things about Jason McElwain....glad to see that he's still getting the attention that he deserves).

Sphere: Related Content

Useful tool

Easy way to search for articles without a subscription to Nexis...not bad at all!

Sphere: Related Content

Who could ask for more?

Coltness chess and Lap Dance Club

Sphere: Related Content

Cool if it's true

The UnMuseum - Entombed Animals

Sphere: Related Content

A high school that takes its computer courses seriously

Program Teaches Kids About Cyber Security

Sphere: Related Content

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


The Gorgeous pill will make you prettier and more beautiful every morning. You will gradually become a super model, and then you will soon surpass the hottest celebrity super models within months! It is strong enough to change the shape of your facial bones. No more plastic surgery! No more implants. Simply pop the pills and look prettier each morning!

(and I'm sure that some people will actually believe him...sad)

Sphere: Related Content

Who wouldn't want a house

with Hidden Passageways?

Maybe it would improve my survival score.

Sphere: Related Content

And I'll die young

Or at least, according to the Survival Quiz , be badly injured or maimed for life.

Interesting little quiz though!

Sphere: Related Content

Yep, I suck at this one too

Another movie quiz

Sphere: Related Content

Monday, March 13, 2006

Quote of the day

"Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You didn't place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible."

-Jamie Raskin, testifying Wednesday, March 1, 2006 before the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in response to a question from Republican Senator Nancy Jacobs about whether marriage discrimination against gay people is required by "God's Law."

Sphere: Related Content

Afghanistan - War: Canadian-style

Fascinating special report from 2 Toronto Star reporters embedded with the Princess Pat regiment in Afghanistan.

Sphere: Related Content

Desktop Earth

If you're into pictures of Earth from space, this is a great little desktop wallpaper generator. Set it up to update in real-time, show different seasons and regions- very fun!

Sphere: Related Content

The girls' new favourite game

Monty Python's Silly Walks Generator

Sphere: Related Content

A Spiritual Theme Park

I want to take a field trip here...The Site of Reversible Destiny.

Check out the directions inside for an idea of what it's about- interesting looking place.

Sphere: Related Content

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Who doesn't love...


Wow. I think that I like the kimono dogs better.

Sphere: Related Content

Very bad CD covers

Some of them might be NSFW

Naked men and pigs, father son naked hitchhiker beach guys, ventriloquist dummies and simulated fellatio...too many to choose from to say which is my favourite.

Probably gay dogs.

Sphere: Related Content

Kahlil Gibran still can't be beat

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.

For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.

Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast.

All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart.

But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.

When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart," but rather, "I am in the heart of God."
And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

Sphere: Related Content