Sunday, February 12, 2006

Links and Sore Sages

Thanks to everyone for your encouragement while I struggle with quitting cigarettes! It means a lot to have so many people rooting for me, especially those who have gone through this. Joel mentioned that it was probably illegal to quit in Kentucky. He’s got a point, there are so many smokers here that anywhere else should be less tempting, but don’t fret about the tobacco farmers; they are starting to raise goats and shrimp instead. They won’t make any money, but hey, its Kentucky! Nobody makes any money here!

Today’s post title was suggested by Carl. I’m always happy to get suggestions or submissions! Please direct your attention to a couple of new additions to my sidebar. Near the top is a custom search engine from Rollyo. Pull down the menu, and you can search this site, my blogroll sites, or the web. Nifty, huh? Farther down I have a counter to display how long I’ve gone without a smoke. (Thanks, FTS!) The long decimal represents Kentucky’s extremely minimal cigarette tax (High income tax on low-income citizens, but hands off the smokers). Still not sure how many days I have to go to claim my reward, but each day is another milestone.

The number of visitors to this site really took a tumble after I lost the ability to load, but its looking up now. Hugs to Prydwen, Carl, and CC for sending so many my way. The real hero is still Cy the Cyclops Kitten. That little one-eyed dead cat landed me a cherry spot on Yahoo Search and brought me tons of visitors from all over the world. And he’s still around! The Seven Deadly Sinners have resurrected Cy in comic-boook form.

You’ve heard about taking life’s lemons and making lemonade... Gizmodo had a contest for songs made from computer sounds, specificly the sound of a dying harddrive. The winners are are worth a listen!

Bonanza Jellybean relates what happens to husbands who misbehave. Not for the squeamish. You’ve been warned. Otherwise, its an awesome post!!

Blog pick of the week: Does My Ass Look Fat In These Pants? Submit a photo, get feedback. I am not making this up!

Psst! Wanna see sailors having fun? Here’s the Numa Numa spoof by CS6 crew of Navy USS Enterprise. (Thanks, Beth!)

Some art that should have gone into the Size Matters post.

Communist party t-shirts. I want one!

Fight Club remixed as a romantic comedy.
Fight Club as a Bollywood musical.

Video you may enjoy: Say Nothing.

Weebles singing about pie.

Totally computer-generated water.

How to really confuse party guests. Install the room sideways!

I have posted the Anagram Genius before, but its worth posting again because of this article by Doug Yurchey about celebrity’s anagrams and how eerily descriptive they are. I remember anagramming Clueless in Carolina to Alleluia! Nice Scorns, and The Mechanical Philosopher to Oh Hell! Cheapish Importance, so I went back and anagrammed some more of my favorite blogs.

It Occurred To Me..... Mediocre to curt
Old Horsetail Snake..... Tornado-like hassle
Follow That Star..... Total farts howl
Wulfweard the White..... Wrathful, white weed
The Happy Catholic..... Hypothetical chap
The Naked Ovary..... Over hated Yank
Lazy Blogger..... Lazy boggler (See, even the program got lazy on that one!)

Another parody, this one from SNL: Brokeback Goldmine.

Clever Brokeback poster.

Better living through chemistry: A bathroom that cleans itself. (Thanks, Dawn!)

Consult The Mechanical Contrivium for “facts” about anything. I entered Miss Cellania.

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Miss Cellania!

  1. Finding Miss Cellania on Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck.
  2. Snow White's coffin was made of Miss Cellania.
  3. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching Miss Cellania.
  4. Human beings are the only animals that copulate while facing Miss Cellania.
  5. Miss Cellaniaocracy is government by Miss Cellania.
  6. Miss Cellania is the traditional gift for a couple on their third wedding anniversary.
  7. Most bottles and jars contain at least twenty-five percent recycled Miss Cellania.
  8. Miss Cellania is the oldest playable musical instrument in the world.
  9. Baby swans are called Miss Cellania.
  10. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find Miss Cellania.
I am interested in - do tell me about

Video: Meet Your Meat, from the folks at PETA. Not for the squeamish. May causes vegetarianism. (Thanks, Schann!)

Can you tell someone's race by looking at them? (I can't!) Take the test. (lifted from Susan)

Cartoon: The American Federation of Teachers answer to No Child Left Behind.

Pinball. Just like the real thing, but virtual.

The “stupid USC cheerleader” has been Photoshopped into history.

A TRIP TO MT. SINAI (Thanks, Wendy!)

Smith climbs to the top of Mt. Sinai to get close enough to talk to God.

Looking up, he asks the Lord, " God, what does a million years mean to you?"

The Lord replies, "A minute."

Smith asks, "And what does a million dollars mean to you?"

The Lord replies, "A penny."

Smith asks, "Can I have a penny?"

The Lord replies, "In a minute."


Thought for today: Give me ambiguity or give me something else.

P.S. Guys, I love you all, but please don't send me any more shoe sizes or penis measurements. I'm not going to construct my own chart. Thank you.


Karen said...

You have a great site here, FTS sent me, congrats on being the spotlight and for quitting smoking! That's great :-)

Jona said...

This place is an education, lol, and I haven't even clicked on the links yet! Love the Star Wars quotes - I'll never watch it and know innocence again!

Came via FTS :o)

poopie said...

Wow...that's a lot of information! FTS sent me to meet you today. I'm your southern neighbor in northwest Tennessee.

Ed Bremson, MFA said...

I'm constantly amazed at how much work you seem to put into your blog. Great blog.

Anonymous said...

Your posts always bring a smile to my morning. Hang in there with the "no smoking". I know how tough it is. I quit 4 years ago.. best and hardest thing I ever did.

Anonymous said...


FTS sent me :)

Dawn said...

Greetings from Missouri !! :) FTS sent me over here today !! Congrats on quitting smoking.

Enjoy your Sunday !! :)

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I love the Numa Numa song in all its variations.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Congratulations on the smoke quit! ^5. Enjoyed your post.
FTS sent me.