Friday, June 29, 2007

Links 6/29

If you think waiting in line is insane, see how the Japanese do it. THAT’S insane!

World’s Oldest Car Headed For Auction.

Beware the evil iPhone.

Rare lemur triplets born at Palm Beach Zoo. With priceless photo.

PC World linked Mental Floss in their list of “100 Blogs We Love.”

The smallest animals. Not bacteria, but animals you know of.

The secrets behind PostSecret.

The longest and fastest zipline in the world.

More on Memphis.

What a lovely zorse!

Quiz: My wiki is bigger than yours!

The Hello Kitty Psycho Test. (via Hello Kitty Hell)

Guyliner, the scourge of masculinity. Jack Sparrow gets a pass, though.

Despite the Web, Americans Remain Woefully Ill-Informed.

CIA releases 25 years of documents on domestic spying and other crimes.

A cost breakdown of iPhone ownership.

Bush was served subpoenas for documents, but he won’t comply. Are you surprised?

At Miss Cellania, read about Little Furballs and Traffic Problems.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Great Links 6/27

Me and My Hostage. A sitcom, believe it or not.

Take a Memphis Music Tour!

Listen to this kid sell peacock fans in many languages!

Supertits: what you are really looking for in a superhero.

Josh Blue of last season’s Last Comic Standing uses his Cerebral Palsy as a source of material instead of a disability.

Kittens found on Mars! (via All-Night Surfing)

Ten More Signs You’ve Been Single Too Long.

Control A Kid Remote. If only this worked as good as it looks! Only £3.99. (via Random Good Stuff)

Thagomizer: Dinosaur part named for a Far Side comic.

PC World linked Mental Floss in their list of “100 Blogs We Love.”

Frozen Beer-On-A-Stick sells like hotcakes.

iPhone Fever is taking hold, as the first ones are set to go on sale Friday. Some folks are already in line.

Your dose of cuteness: Hamster, piano, and popcorn.

Advice for the graduating class of 2007.

Moral Authority Nancy Grace is pregnant.

Slideshow: Inside Chinas Vast Factories.

Patients depicted in “Sicko” now facing criminal charges.

Leonard Pitts, Jr. is getting death threats and support.

CIA releases 25 years of documents on domestic spying and other crimes.

At Miss Cellania. you can read about my Vacation Trip or Older Women.

Monday, June 25, 2007

New Links

YesButNoButYes is giving away a webcam in a contest. All it takes is an email.

Sixty years of flying saucers.

Real Star Wars fans hate Star Wars.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk performed by hands.

Summer Solstice Celebrations.

Washington’s newsmakers do ABBA in Waterloo.

Killer Home Decor.

No one said identity thieves were Brainiacs. One stole Herman Munster’s identity. (Thanks, Bill!)

Would you believe celery-flavored Jello? Curry toothpaste? And what does flower-flavor taste like anyway? Mental Floss finds some disgusting flavors, and the comments add many more.

Vertical urban farming.

If you start to think you have it bad, take a look at Dismal World’s Unforgettable Photos. Then count your blessings. (via Dump Trumpet)

President Bush declares himself above the law. Just like Dick Cheney.

Barack Obama on religion in politics.

There’s a new post on Mathematicians up at Miss Cellania.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Links 6/17

Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, fathers-in-law, fathers-to-be, and father figures who stop by! I am going on vacation next week, so you won’t find any new lists of links here until the weekend. There will be posts every day at Miss Cellania that I’ve prepared ahead of time. Also, I have several blogrolls to the left of sites I recommend. And you can always find something good at YesButNoButYes, Neatorama, and Mental Floss.

A big collection of Fathers Day videos. Most of them NOT for children.

Awesome computer-generated fire and water simulations.

This Old House home inspection nightmares.

Bad bad bad baby name.

Nerd tattoos. (via John’s Blog)

The Ten Most Bizarre People on Earth.

At robot designer Seok Gyeong-Jae’s upcoming wedding, the master of ceremonies will be Tiro the robot!

UK organization makes breast implants affordable.

Twenty things you should know about corporate crime.

America’s War on Science.

A second chance for the democrats.

Jon Stewart catches Tony Snow Lying.

The history of US-Iraqi relations.

Don’t miss the Miss Cellania posts on Fatherhood and Fathers Day.

Fathers Day

I have learned from experience that one of the most important things a father does is demand that a child respect the mother. That's also one of the things I miss the most since my children have no father. A wise person once said (and I wish I remembered who is was) that the greatest thing a father can do is to love his child’s mother. Both boys and girls need that example of how to get along with the opposite sex. Girls who have loving fathers grow up to seek a solid man to love. Boys who have that example treat women well. You can’t underestimate the importance of a good father. If you have one, thank your lucky stars. If you are one, you have a tremendous responsibility even when you don’t get any immediate feedback. I once had a fantastic father, and I can still see his legacy in the way my brother treats his wife and kids. That being said, lets move on to the funnier side of Father’s Day.

Raggedy has a post for fathers of teenage daughters.

Five Kids Toys that father’s Would LOVE to Receive!

Tips for the Modern Dad.

And one for you guys who DON’T want to embark on fatherhood.


Top Ten Things You'll Never Hear a Dad Say

10. Well, how 'bout that?... I'm lost! Looks like we'll have to stop and ask for directions.

9. You know Pumpkin, now that you're thirteen, you'll be ready for unchaperoned car dates. Won't that be fun?

8. I noticed that all your friends have a certain "up yours" attitude ... I like that.

7. Here's a credit card and the keys to my new car -- GO CRAZY.

6. What do you mean you wanna play football? Figure skating not good enough for you, son?

5. Your Mother and I are going away for the weekend ... you might want to consider throwing a party.

4. Well, I don't know what's wrong with your car. Probably one of those doo-hickey thingies -- you know -- that makes it run or something. Just have it towed to a mechanic and pay whatever he asks.

 3. No son of mine is going to live under this roof without an earring -- now quit your belly-aching, and let's go to the mall.

2. Whaddya wanna go and get a job for? I make plenty of money for you to spend.

1. Father's Day? aahh -- don't worry about that -- it's no big deal.

DAD’S GARDEN

An old man lived alone. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who used to help him, was in jail. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament.

Dear Son,
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me.
Love, Dad

A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Dad,
For heaven's sake, don't dig up the garden plot, that's where I buried the bodies!!
Love, Son

 At 4 a.m. the next morning, the local police showed up and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. A few days later the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Dad,
Go ahead and plant the potatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.
Love, Son

This is a fine opportunity to share one of my favorite cartoons, the one where Popeye finds his long-lost Pappy on Goon Island.


THE PROUD FATHER

(Thanks, Eva!)

A man has six children and is very proud of his achievement. He is so proud of himself, that he starts calling his wife, "Mother of Six" in spite of her objections.

One night, they go to a party. The man decides that it's time to go home and wants to find out if his wife is ready to leave as well.

He shouts at the top of his voice, "Shall we go home 'Mother of Six?'

His wife, irritated by her husband's lack of discretion, shouts right back, "Anytime you're ready, Father of Four."

***

Yes, I found a game for Father’s day, a super-violent game called Dad ‘n’ Me.

Thought for today: If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right. - Bill Cosby

PS Extra-special Happy Father’s Day wishes for Hoss, Wulfweard, Carl, Ed, Nick, Kirby, Peter, ER, Joel, and John   

This post originally appeared on June 16, 2006.

 Original comments after the break.

Fathers Day

I have learned from experience that one of the most important things a father does is demand that a child respect the mother. That's also one of the things I miss the most since my children have no father. A wise person once said (and I wish I remembered who is was) that the greatest thing a father can do is to love his child’s mother. Both boys and girls need that example of how to get along with the opposite sex. Girls who have loving fathers grow up to seek a solid man to love. Boys who have that example treat women well. You can’t underestimate the importance of a good father. If you have one, thank your lucky stars. If you are one, you have a tremendous responsibility even when you don’t get any immediate feedback. I once had a fantastic father, and I can still see his legacy in the way my brother treats his wife and kids. That being said, lets move on to the funnier side of Father’s Day.



Raggedy has a post for fathers of teenage daughters.




Five Kids Toys that father’s Would LOVE to Receive!



Tips for the Modern Dad.

And one for you guys who DON’T want to embark on fatherhood.



Top Ten Things You'll Never Hear a Dad Say

10. Well, how 'bout that?... I'm lost! Looks like we'll have to stop and ask for directions.

9. You know Pumpkin, now that you're thirteen, you'll be ready for unchaperoned car dates. Won't that be fun?



8. I noticed that all your friends have a certain "up yours" attitude ... I like that.

7. Here's a credit card and the keys to my new car -- GO CRAZY.

6. What do you mean you wanna play football? Figure skating not good enough for you, son?

5. Your Mother and I are going away for the weekend ... you might want to consider throwing a party.

4. Well, I don't know what's wrong with your car. Probably one of those doo-hickey thingies -- you know -- that makes it run or something. Just have it towed to a mechanic and pay whatever he asks.

 3. No son of mine is going to live under this roof without an earring -- now quit your belly-aching, and let's go to the mall.

2. Whaddya wanna go and get a job for? I make plenty of money for you to spend.

1. Father's Day? aahh -- don't worry about that -- it's no big deal.



DAD’S GARDEN


An old man lived alone. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who used to help him, was in jail. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament.

Dear Son,
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me.
Love, Dad

A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Dad,
For heaven's sake, don't dig up the garden plot, that's where I buried the bodies!!
Love, Son

 At 4 a.m. the next morning, the local police showed up and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. A few days later the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Dad,
Go ahead and plant the potatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.
Love, Son

 This is a fine opportunity to share one of my favorite cartoons, the one where Popeye finds his long-lost Pappy on Goon Island.


THE PROUD FATHER

(Thanks, Eva!)  A man has six children and is very proud of his achievement. He is so proud of himself, that he starts calling his wife, "Mother of Six" in spite of her objections. One night, they go to a party. The man decides that it's time to go home and wants to find out if his wife is ready to leave as well. He shouts at the top of his voice, "Shall we go home 'Mother of Six?' His wife, irritated by her husband's lack of discretion, shouts right back, "Anytime you're ready, Father of Four." Good news! Men are living longer these days. Yes, I found a game for Father’s day, a super-violent game called Dad ‘n’ Me. Thought for today: If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right. - Bill Cosby PS Extra-special Happy Father’s Day wishes for Hoss, Wulfweard, Carl, Ed, Nick, Kirby, Peter, ER, Joel, and JohnThis post originally appeared on June 16, 2006.   Original comments after the break.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Best Links 6/14

Ten wacky Japanese game shows.

Internet Acronyms every parent should know. I haven’t had to learn this much data at once in ages.

Disco Hitler.

Silliest headline of the week.

Pound, A short film by video and commercial director Evan Bernard.

Ten Great Big Movie Douchebags.

The Mason-Dixon line never made any sense. The South begins where all the restaurants serve sweet tea.

Macrophotography. Get up close and personal with insects. (via Dump Trumpet)

This woman missed her interview for a police officer job, because she was in jail!

The Detroit Free Press has published a video tribute to Aretha Franklin’s recording of “Respect,” which was the number one song 40 years ago. It’s a fascinating story.

At Miss Cellania, you’ll want to read about Pussycats and New Jersey.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Recommended Reading 6/12

Countries with the highest alcohol consumption.

Thirteen Perfect Gifts for the Imperfect Dad.

LOL logos.

The largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island.

You Can’t Trust Pirates.

Internet Bacon.

The many versions of Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Accordian Guy attends a Craiglist Wedding.

Jon Swift has a devastatingly funny argument about justice for Paris Hilton.

93 Million Wangs.

Legislative slugfests from around the world.

Who stole Bush’s wristwatch?

The rich don’t save, either.

How to retire at 40. First, get a job paying $60,000 a year when you are 20. Hahaha!

Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. Warning: funny.

The number of corporations that control the majority of US media.

The Wal*Mart Money Card charges you monthly for holding your money, plus fees for transactions, checking your balance, and a paper statement.

How to make a killing (financially) in Iraq.

At Miss Cellania, read about Nuns and McDonalds.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Good Links 6/10

The Microtrix. You think everything you read about Microsoft is real, but it’s not. They are all a part of a computer simulation, an illusion, called The Microtrix.

Paris in Jail: The Music Video.

The Swiss Army Greeting Card. For occasions when you really don’t care enough to look for an appropriate card. (via Dump Trumpet)

The other Hilton Sisters.

Ten Great Big Movie Douchebags.

Join the Mental Floss Facebook group! Also see the Mental Floss MySpace page.

Poor in US punished for saving money, study says. (via Neatorama)

Making Stem Cells Without Embryos.

The death of Physics in UK schools.

Presidential Approval Ratings for the past 50 years.

The news is different if you look for it.

Photojournalist Nick Ut began taking pictures for the Associated Press when he was 16 years old. On June 8, 1972, he took this Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Kim Phuc and other children running from a napalm attack. On June 8, 2007, exactly 35 years later, Ut took another photograph of a crying girl, Paris Hilton in the back of a sheriff’s vehicle on her way back to jail. The contrast between the circumstances of the two photos is quite jarring. (via Fark)

The dark side of the current administration, from PBS’s Frontline. (via Grow-A-Brain)

At Miss Cellania, check out posts on the Animal Kingdom and the Engineer Identification Test. Also, see how far you can kick Miss C!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Recommended Links 6/7

My Dream Job. What it’s like to be a professional blogger.

Mr. Lee and his Cat Cam.

Lamps with personality.

Hitler Banned from Microsoft Live!

Kenyan Economist says Stop Sending Money!

Russell Croman Outer Space Photographs.

Steam Trek: Star Trek as a silent film.

Dog-Powered Scooter.

The Top Ten Green Skyscrapers.

Coyotes in San Francisco.

Is this the world's most polluted river?

At Miss Cellania, check out my post on Geek Cooking.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Good Links 6/6

Everyone hates the London Olympics Logo.

Yellow Ledbetter. I gave up trying to decipher what Eddie Vetter had to say about 15 years ago.

20-year-old computer science major Brian Gaynor has scoliosis, but he can do a mean robot, a dance he calls Chibotics.

The Top Ten Geekiest Yarn Creations on the Web.

Test your musical skill with the Tone-Deaf Test.

Maps of Imaginary Places.

Paris Hilton in Prison: The Game.

Pretty frog and cute stingray.

Countries with the longest mandated vacations. US AWOL.

Science tackles setting the value of a lost loved one.

Everything you need to know about yodeling.

A sea of plastic trash twice the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean.

An aggregation of the president’s approval rating polls.

What the world eats. A photo essay comparing the weekly diets of fifteen families around the globe.

Bush gives a speech on Freedom of the press, then won’t take questions from the press.

At Miss Cellania, you’ll want to check out posts on Preachers and Dating.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Recommended 6/4

What you need to know about the $22,000 housecat before you buy one.

A gallery of animals with their heads stuck into things. (via Arbroath)

The 25 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen. (via the Presurfer)

Butterflies and Their Color Palettes. (via Dump Trumpet)

The Top Ten Geekiest Yarn Creations on the Web.

This is how your cat sees the world. (via Cynical-C)

The Portland Beavers ran a contest to design a bobblehead figure after a real person. The competition was only open to men whose name is Bob L. Head! (via Mental Floss)

Tips for taking digital pictures at the beach. (via the Presurfer)

Letter to the best cat.

Women who used to be men. (via Dump Trumpet)

The immigration debate in cartoon.

Free Tibet demonstration at Mount Everest.

Despite how voters act, we NEED a smart president.

Last night’s Democratic debate, the short version. (via Shakesville)

Democrats in office are not living up to their expectations.

At Miss Cellania, you should read posts on Geography and Cats.

Friday, June 01, 2007

June 1st Links

Bacon Desserts.

The True Story of the Statue of Liberty.

Boogie Nights: The Star Wars Edition.

15 reasons Mr. Rogers was the Best Neighbor Ever.

Some Texas geography tidbits from Big Shot Bob.

Tech support horror story. Yep, he was there as a mother confronted her son about the beastiality porn on his computer.

LOLbots.

Married people who don’t live together.

Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping. (via J-Walk Blog)

Drive Like a Cop. Serious safety tips you’d never think of yourself. (via the Presurfer)

Manly Stuff that is no longer Manly.

Weird Meat normally documents strange things people eat, but this post about Deep-Fried Sand Worms also details the author’s experience as an actor in a Chinese movie.

The LOLcky Horror Picture Show.

The biological manifestation of altruism. (via Metafilter)

How class works.

Bush tries to interpret US opinion. Wrongly. (via Exploding Aardvark)

How to muzzle an anti-war veteran.

Al Gore still might run.

At Miss Cellania, you might enjoy posts on Accountants, or the entries in my Living the Dream Contest.