Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New year 2010: a time to start afresh

Author: Mukesh Kumar

New Year 2010 is coming with a blast of happiness and people across the world are ready to embrace New Year 2010 whole heartedly. New Year symbolizes new beginning. People celebrate New Years by organizing New Year party on New Year eve, going on New Year cruises and are totally merged in the joy of celebrating the upcoming year. New Year party is a way to take a break from the tiring journey of previous year and welcome the upcoming New Year 2010. New Year's Eve or Old Year's Night is celebrated on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year's Day. New Year's Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings celebrating the transition of the year at midnight. As the year 2009 departs and New Year 2010 gets started, first thing people look for is 2010 horoscopes.These 2010 horoscopes will be based upon 12 zodiac signs used to interpret daily horoscopes through sun sign analysis. With the extreme and excessive use of internet now days one can cast his personalized chart for free on various 2010 horoscopes sites and obtain a unique full color birth chart with reports about his future including his relationships, career, money and romance. Thanks to internet, now you are just a click away from receiving complete full fledged interpretations about your future. One more thing that will gain the attention of everyone in the New Year 2010 will be 2010 calendars. People will browse through the 2010 calendars to know about the day when their birthday will form in this New Year 2010. Secondly, they look for various festivals and celebrations round the year to plan the celebrations in the best way they can. Besides conventional paper 2010 calendars that we use to hang on the walls of our home, nowadays online 2010 calendars are also available and that with no cost at all on various sites. New Year Cruise 2010 is one of the best ideas to make ones New Year happening. People take their family and friends on a cruise tour and enjoy a splendid vacation at Bahamas, Hawaii or Alaska. New Year Cruises are gaining lot of popularity as they are not only affordable, but are the beautiful ways to welcome the New Year 2010.

New Year 2010 is coming with a blast of happiness and people across the world are ready to embrace New Year 2010 whole heartedly. New Year symbolizes new beginning. People celebrate New Years by organizing New Year party on New Year eve, going on New Year cruises and are totally merged in the joy of celebrating the upcoming year. New Year party is a way to take a break from the tiring journey of previous year and welcome the upcoming New Year 2010. New Year's Eve or Old Year's Night is celebrated on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Year's Day. New Year's Eve is celebrated with parties and social gatherings celebrating the transition of the year at midnight.

As the year 2009 departs and New Year 2010 gets started, first thing people look for is 2010 horoscopes.These 2010 horoscopes will be based upon 12 zodiac signs used to interpret daily horoscopes through sun sign analysis. With the extreme and excessive use of internet now days one can cast his personalized chart for free on various 2010 horoscopes sites and obtain a unique full color birth chart with reports about his future including his relationships, career, money and romance. Thanks to internet, now you are just a click away from receiving complete full fledged interpretations about your future.

One more thing that will gain the attention of everyone in the New Year 2010 will be 2010 calendars. People will browse through the 2010 calendars to know about the day when their birthday will form in this New Year 2010. Secondly, they look for various festivals and celebrations round the year to plan the celebrations in the best way they can. Besides conventional paper 2010 calendars that we use to hang on the walls of our home, nowadays online 2010 calendars are also available and that with no cost at all on various sites.

New Year Cruise 2010 is one of the best ideas to make ones New Year happening. People take their family and friends on a cruise tour and enjoy a splendid vacation at Bahamas, Hawaii or Alaska. New Year Cruises are gaining lot of popularity as they are not only affordable, but are the beautiful ways to welcome the New Year 2010.

About the Author:

Mukesh writes many new year 2010 related articles for 123newyears.com. It gives information about new year 2010, new year cards, new year cruises, new year gifts, 2010 horoscopes, new year tradition, weekly horoscopes, 2010 calendar and more from www.123newyears.com.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Traffic Exchanges

Traffic is the life's blood of any web site. If you have no traffic there is no sales, no word of mouth advertising, no money. One of the ways to get traffic is through traffic exchanges. There are two types of traffic exchanges--manual and automatic. Which type of site you are trying to promote determines which type of exchange you need to use.

A manual traffic exhange is a very good choice is you are trying to get sign-ups for your affilitiate programs or to make sales. A good example of this is High-Hits. Manual traffic exchanges require you to view a site for a certain number of seconds and then asks a verification question like click on the correct symbol or number.

Automatic traffic exchanges are primarily used to increase overall page views. This is good if you have advertisements on your page, and you get credit for each view. The only problem with this type of exchange is that sometime the exchange places your site in a frame. Because of this, the page view may not be counted. A perfect example of this type of site is Freemillionautosurf.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Now, I know over the last week or so, I have been posting articles and links to different sites where a blogger can make some extra money for advertising. I have discovered my favorite. This is a PTC program called BanziBux. There is a Banner below this post that will take you to the main site. There are three reasons why this is my favorite PTC program.

First, you can upgrade the membership plan from standard to premier, executive, and finally CEO without ever paying a dime. This is accomplished by the total number of clicks that you have made on the site. By setting the site up this way, it reqards the most active members.

Second, Referral rentals are only .20 for standard members. Some sites that I have seen can go as high as 1.00 per rental per month. this will allow you to make money faster.
Finally, the third reason is actually a funny story. I had just joined the site about two weeks ago when I received a message that the owner was looking for someone to take over for him. He was going to give the site away for free, nada, nothing! I contacted him and over the course of several days, I expressed my interest in taking over for him. After about a week of conversations, he confided in me that he actually had changed his mind and did not want to dive up the site right now. Needless to say, I was a bit upset. He understood, and in return for the trouble I was put through, He gave me a free CEO upgrade for one year. Yippy! I am very happy about this as it gives me more opportunity to earn some much needed cash. So here I am....begging, pleading, bribing if necessary. Take a look at the site, its free to join and out may even make some money out of the deal. here is a breakdown of the levels and payouts. Don't let the numbers fool you, it is possible to make some much needed advertising dollars from this site.


Pay per click $0.0025$0.0075$0.015$0.02
Pay per referral click $0.0025$0.005$0.0065$0.007
Payout minimum $1.00$1.00$1.00$1.00
Max. direct referrals 2005007501,000
Max. rented referrals 5001,0002,0004,000
Max. daily messages to send 10505070
Renting referrals $0.20$0.30$0.30$0.25
Recycling referrals $0.10$0.10$0.06$0.05
Extending referrals $0.25$0.25$0.25$0.20
Payout method ManuallyManuallyManuallyManually
Advertising bonus 02.5%5%10%
# of unlimited banners 0112

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Things That Should be Button Activated

Author: Kasan Groupe

Some things in life should just be button activated. Let’s face it; there are some things that would just be cooler if they were able to be made to work by simply pressing a button. No matter what you are doing, driving or turning on, a great button just looks so much cooler.

  1. Spoilers. Your car would be so much cooler if the spoiler on the back popped up on demand via a button. Pressing a button on your dash or in the center console that makes a spoiler on the back of your car pop up would be very cool. Not only could you keep it hidden when you wanted your car to be incognito, you could then pop it up when you got to a race track and needed to dominate the competition in the corners.
  2. Recliners. If you are anything like me, then it is a pain in the butt to have to lean over the side of your favorite chair just to pull a lever that makes the thing recline. I want a button. Right on the armrest. This way, I let the power of electric motors do all the work for me. I wouldn’t have to bend over, I wouldn’t have to strain myself and I wouldn’t have to even exert any force at all. By simply pressing a little red button that says “Activate” or “Engage” or something cool, the motors would start to whir away and the foot of the chair would lift up off the ground allowing the best relaxation possible. And all thanks to a button.
  3. Evil. Using a button for pure evil would be simple and effective. No matter the type of evil, simply being able to just press a button would be very fun – and scary. For instance, say you wanted to stop some random dude named Merrell’s heart. By pressing your evil button, you can watch from the comfort of your button activated recliner as he crumbles to the ground. And the great thing is, there is no way to trace it, so you could become the most evil anonymous super villain of all time.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Winter Driving Pet Peeves

Author: catherine preth

Like me, everyone has their worst driving pet peeves. Here are some ones that don’t get seen that often, unless you live in Minnesota.

  1. Winter parking. Why is it that when the first snow falls, all rules go out the window? Not only does this apply to simply driving down the road, it also seems to apply to parking spaces for some reason. No one here can park in the winter. Maybe the problem lies with the stripes being the same color as the snow? Whatever the reason, whenever the white powder comes falling down, all hell breaks loose in Minnesota parking lots. Make sure that you don’t have a nice body kit installed because it will probably get ripped off completely thanks to a moron in a slippery parking lot that recently lost his or her mind because some solid water fell from the sky.
  2. Not using defrosters. I really don’t understand these people. Obviously, when it is cold outside and it is warm in your car, the windows are going to fog up. This will hamper your visibility to the point that you might not be able to see where you are going. For the love of Jeebus this is why every car in the history of the world comes equipped with a defroster button. This will direct the air at all the windows and allow them to defog. It is very handy for being able to see where you are going and will keep you from causing a billion car pile up that destroys one sixth of the world.
  3. Slowing down for corners on the Interstate. Listen to me right now. There is a speed limit that makes sense on that road for a reason. The highway engineer would not construct a corner that would necessitate the need to slow down at all if it would hamper the flow of traffic. Therefore, you can be sure that the corner that is coming up can be taken at the speed you are going. When you put on the brakes or lift off the gas, you are just going to cause confusion and bad feelings behind you.
About the Author:
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

In the past, I was not very fond of Pay-to-Click programs, but all of that has changed. Granted, you may only get a penny or so per click, but that is with you doing all of the work. The real income comes from referrals. I know what you are going to say....yay! I get a half penny from what my referrals click on, but that is a half penny per referral, per ad. That can add up quickly. Here is some good programs that I am a member of.
Below are some of the best PTC (pay-to-click) programs out there. Refer your friends and make some money together. I have included links to the most popular verified programs for your convenience. Take a look at them and sign up if you need to make a couple of extra bucks.

My Personal Favorites:

Other sites you may be interested in:

WordLinx - Get Paid To Click

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My Other Blogs

To try to increase my readership, I have created two new blogs for you to enjoy. The first, EZ Riches, deals with the marketing and monetizing of a website or blog. the second one, Political Pushovers, presents weak willed politicians and the puppet masters who pull the strings behind the scenes. I would be more than happy if you could check them out and let know what you think. Just remember, they are still new and do not have many posts as of yet.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Solar Powered Camels

Good Morning All! As I was stumbling around this morning I came across an article at one of my favorite blogs, "Be The Change" This site is full of ways that the whole world can change for the better by using renewable energy sources, living green, and conserving what precious resources that are still left. I suggest you, my readers, check it out for it really deserves to be "The best of the web!"

Some of Kenya’s camels are carrying the solar-powered mini fridges on their backs as part of a test project that uses camels as mobile health clinics. It is hoped that the eco-friendly transport system will provide a cheap, reliable way of getting much-needed medicines and vaccines to rural communities in Kenya and Ethiopia.

The Nomadic Communities Trust has been using camels as mobile health clinics in isolated areas with few roadways in Kenya, but up to now has been unable to deliver medicines and vaccines that require refrigeration. In 2005, Nomadic Communities Trust partnered with California’s Art Center College of Design’s Designmatters and Princeton’s Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) to create a lightweight and durable solar-powered refrigerator that can be strapped to camels’ backs in order to transport chilled medicines and vaccines.

The mini fridge is housed in a bamboo saddle that is lightweight and durable enough for camels to easily carry it across miles of rough terrain. The solar panels can also be used by the mobile clinics for lighting and refrigeration in the field.

Designmatters‘ executive director, Mariana Amatullo, said the project was designed with a budget of only a few thousand dollars and the device was tested on the Bronx Zoo's camels to save money.

The fridges are currently being tested on camels in Kenya and Ethiopia, but Amatullo says the system could be used by any rural communities with access to camels. If the project gets enough funding, it will be implemented in 2010.

Direct link to the article

Friday, December 4, 2009

Zombies or Vampires

- Which are more likely to kill you?

Author: Larry Truett

I am often asked by people if it would be worse to have zombies or vampires chasing them. If the question has the same number of vampires or zombies in pursuit then you definitely want the zombies over the vampires.

Zombies are much slower and dumber than vampires.

Zombies do not have superpowers of any kind. A vampire may have a number of superpowers. These include being able to fly, transforming into another creature, mind reading or mind control, and looking sexy. This gives the vampire a serious edge over the zombie.

Zombies will probably chase you in a pack, but not in an organized pack. And the zombie pack will likely be easily distracted. If vampires are hunting in a pack then they will be extremely organized and focused.

However, vampires are much less likely to be hunting in a pack than zombies are. The realistic question is then, "Would you be better off being hunted by a group of zombies or a single vampire?"

Generally, you would still choose the pack of zombies over the single vampire, but there are exceptions.

Zombies do not have many rules they must follow, just plod and eat. Vampires tend to have a number of rules that they must adhere to, some of which may be used to your advantage.

If it is close to sunrise there is a good chance the vampire will need to hide from the sun. If you can make it to daybreak you are safe. Maybe.

If you have holy water, garlic, a crucifix, or a church handy then you might be able to repel the vampire with those. Risky gambit though - less and less vampires are superstitious.

Vampires can not ordinarily enter a home without an invitation. If you are close to home, and have not foolishly invited the vampire inside, then you might have a chance if you can make it to your house.

If the vampire is merely seeking a meal, and does not have a personal vendetta with you, then you might be able to offer the vampire an easier or better meal. This may be the perfect opportunity to dispose of that pesky neighbor or relative. Unfortunately, the vampire will likely remember this and come back again and again. If this happens you might want to start a list of "candidates".

If any these seem to be the case, then sure, go for the single vampire over the zombie hoard. Really be certain, though - vampires are generally quite vicious.

If none of those exceptions seem to fit your predicament then choose the zombies. Cheer up. Under the right circumstances eluding a pack of zombies may be possible.

Zombies can rarely operate a vehicle, so if you can find a car or helicopter you might well get to safety. Probably best to avoid the helicopter if you don't know how to fly one, as a nasty crash is just as deadly as being mauled by zombies. Even if a crash didn't kill you, being injured and then found by zombies would be no picnic. So be really sure you won't crash before selecting any vehicle.

No vehicle? Zombies are unlikely to be targeting you as an individual. They probably just want to eat any human flesh. If you give them an easier meal or make yourself hard to catch they will forget all about you. If you are anywhere near a crowded public place you should try and lead the zombies there. Obvious targets are shopping malls, hospitals, or schools. Some of you might be squeamish at the notion of leading a pack of zombies into a crowd. Be pragmatic. If there is a full blown zombie invasion, and the zombies are already near a public place, then the zombies descending on the unwary is inevitable. You are just getting things over more quickly. If you want to run through the crowd screaming "the zombies are coming" to warn the others, go ahead. A lot of panicked people running in all directions can only help your escape.

No crowds or vehicles around? If these are the usual slow zombies you might be able to outrun them. This seems easy at first, but zombies don't need to sleep or even rest. You need to get completely out of their sight for them to forget about you. This will be harder where there are no hills, such as in the desert or Kansas. If you are near a lake or body of water you might try to swim away. Zombie boyancy isn't well covered in most of the journals, so you are doing some ground breaking research with an attempted aquatic escape.

Bottom line, both of these rascals can be problematic, but the zombies might be slightly less so than vampires.

Read more about vampires and zombies at SpookyFiles.com.

About the Author:

I'm a vegan freelance PHP and MySQL programmer living in the San Carlos neighborhood of San Diego with my wife and our 3 cats. I enjoy hiking, reading, gardening, watching too much television, and other nerdy activites.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

How to Deal with Annoying Neighbors

How to Deal With Annoying Neighbors

Author: Kasan Groupe

Oh apartment living. There’s nothing like walking up four floors to your hellish apartment only to find your neighbors are hosting a salsa party in their living room. Some people are pretty dense. They have no sense of common decency and their apartment etiquette blunders are sure to ruin any chance you have at a good night’s sleep. Well what are you going to do about it? Just sit back passively, or get your revenge? If you choose the latter well good for you! Here are a few tips and suggestions to make the process a little easier.

1. Throw your own damn salsa party! Be loud, obnoxious and oblivious just as they are. This may result in a feud, or it might just give them a taste of their own medicine. Either way it’s sure to annoy the hell out of them and hopefully push them to be more considerate.

2. Leave them an angry note. Express your displeasure with their behavior in a well-written, intelligible note. Don’t throw down a bunch of expletives or threats; just make it clear that you will not tolerate their behavior. Hopefully they will get the hint.

3. Complain to your landlord. Assuming you don’t live in a complete slum, he or she is obligated to handle the situation for you. Just call them up and explain the situation to the best of your ability and politely demand that something be done to rectify the problem.

4. Vandalize their car. Alright this isn’t the most mature way to deal with the situation, but it will certainly give you some minor satisfaction when you tear off their Volkswagen parts or scuff their bumper as you leave the parking lot. This of course should be utilized as a last resort only. Try your best to solve the situation in a lawful manner if you can.

Apartment living isn’t always ideal, especially when you have to deal with your loathsome neighbors on a regular basis. But if they’re bothering you, stand up for yourself! You pay the same in rent every month as they do and you deserve a pleasant place to go home to everyday.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Update: Entrecard Hacked

All information is from this post @ Cornymans Money-Blog

EntreCard: Revealing the Secret behind the 3 identical ads in your inbox!

BigDaddyRichard from Trader's Hub wrote yesterday and Eli from Businessphere wrote today about an ad that appears in many of our EntreCard InBoxes not only once but three times.
EntreCard is not hacked but abused by a memberIn my case it appeared three times at the end of each day (since 27th November). I think the person behind this ad drops especially on the TOP 300 blogs to get as many clicks as possible for its purposes.

Big Daddy Richard and Eli think it is a trick of EntreCard as the same ad picture appears three times in your inbox.

But the solution is very simple, no trick by EntreCard but the member tricked EntreCard and its members.
And in this case it means, the member uses THREE DIFFERENT accounts for three blogs. As i read now the comments on some of the mentioned blogs (description below), it seems he setup these blogs in the past for other persons (or under other names) but they have the same appearance (blog templates). Some are not updated since August 2008!

If you hover with your mouse over the three pictures you can see that they are linked with three different member accounts

To access now the user profile you have to take the number of each link and add it to

If you click on these three links, you will be taken to the three "different" accounts

http://entrecard.com/user_details/54360 --> http://entrecard.com/details/142085 Software Blog
http://entrecard.com/user_details/53839 --> http://entrecard.com/details/142089 Jennys Personal Blog
http://entrecard.com/user_details/33411 --> http://entrecard.com/details/141888 Reahsblog

The Software blog seems to have a redirect to the -for all three same- targeted web site http://blogproduction.blogspot.com/

If you click on the given URL in the Blog details it takes you to the above mention Blogproduction website (without any EntreCard widget).

Have a look at the MOST RECENT POST and click one of the posts, this will take you to the REAL Blog behind the picture (and all except the SOFTWARE BLOG and ReahsBlog which you can only access by the below mentioned Blogroll listing!) have an EntreCard widget.
If you look on this Blogproduction website you can see that in the Blogroll "Jennys Personal Blog" and "Reahsblog" is mentioned (there is the connection that it's the same user with different accounts, perhaps he wants to cash-in the referral ECs as linked blogs wouldn't be allowed to receive additional free ECs and so on?)

EntreCard System is too easy to abuse!

You just have to go to your Dashboard:
  1. Take a look at the section "Your Blog" in the middle of the page
  2. Click on "Edit"
  3. Change the website URL to any other website which you would like to promote :)
  4. Save it, EntreCard doesn't look any more if this is a page with EntreCard widget (otherwise these THREE blogs would have been already deleted!).
  5. In case we report them, EntreCard might get active and sent a message to their Dashboard to place the EC-widget on this blog within a specific time frame (24 to 72 hours)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

reBlog from BigDaddyRichard: Great Minds Design

I found this fascinating quote today:

Early this year, in March 9, 2009 to be specific, I posted a blog entitled "Entrecard, Hacked?" In that post, I exposed the attempt by someone who injected a CPC ad into our inboxes.  I discovered the ad  when, in the course of making my daily drops, I clicked on the EC card and the landing page led me to a site which happens to be a cpc ad on Social Sparks. I raised the impropriety of the matter with Entrecard and Social Sparks, both of whom denied any knowledge of the matter. Social Sparks immediately promised to ban whoever was behind it while Entrecard apparently pulled the plug on it. I never saw the ad again in my inbox.(Read my post on this!)BigDaddyRichard, Great Minds Design, Mar 2009

You should read the whole article.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Black Friday Fiasco

As many of you know, Black Friday was yesterday. The biggest shopping day of the year. The best sales, the new merchandise, it is wonderful (in theory). The reality of it is something different entirely. Traffic jams, fist fights, low stock, are all the features of the average Black Friday. I understand that people want to get the biggest bang for their buck, but this si getting ridiculous. After last year, I vowed never to go out on black Friday again. But, My vow was for naught. I did not have the willpower to deny the Grand Opening of a new CompUSA right down the street. I have never been in a CompUsa, so I was ready to fight the traffic, and the lines to experience computer Nirvana.

I have a small confession to make. I am a computer geek. There I said it, finally coming out of the closet, so to speak. This store has everything that I could possible wish for, and more. Lucky for me, I left my credit cards at home, or I would be in deep trouble when the bill rolled in. Well, thins was just to drop a quick note on my adventures yesterday. BTW, I am thinking about doing a site revision, try to make it load fast, look better, etc. I may not be able to post much for the near future. Just remember, I will return. You can get you stumbling fix when I get back.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Top Droppers For November

As you may know, I have only had this blog for a little over a month. In that time, my readership has exploded. The majority of this increase is due to the Entrecard program. So. I would now like to take the time to thank my top droppers in the last thirty days.

Once again I ant to thank these blog for the visit. To my dear readers, take a minute to visit these fine blogs, and keep the EC Dropper spirit alive.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I do not have much time to post today due to all of the issues dealing with preparing the holiday dinner. Just to let my loyal readers know that I am thinking of all of you and to wish you a very "Happy Thanksgiving!"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Not Another Wordless Wednesday Blog

Here we go with another Wordless Wednesday Blog. I know what you are saying. If these is "Wordless Wednesday", then why I am sitting here reading this post. Well, I am going to offer a brief word of explanation. This is the first of many, hopefully, Wordless Wednesday posts of mine. I figured everyone else in the blogsphere is doing it, why not me? So, without furthur ado.......

photo courtesy of "Life in the Lost World"

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Label Exec Arrested For Not Using Twitter

Label Exec Arrested For Not Using Twitter To Disperse Crowd At Mall To See Singer
from the what's-the-charge-there? dept

Peter Kafka has an odd story about an executive at Island Def Jam Recods, James Roppo, who was supposedly arrested for not using Twitter to get crowds to disperse at a Long Island mall, after they had gathered to see singer Justin Bieber:

Police arrested a senior vice president from Bieber's label, Island Def Jam Records, James A. Roppo, 44, of Hoboken, N.J., saying he hindered their crowd-control efforts by not cooperating.

He was in custody Friday night, pending charges that could include criminal nuisance, endangering the welfare of a minor and obstructing government administration, Smith said.

"We asked for his help in getting the crowd to go away by sending out a Twitter message," Smith said. "By not cooperating with us we feel he put lives in danger and the public at risk."

Now, that's quite a charge to make: that by not following police orders to send out Twitter messages you were "obstructing government administration" or involved in "criminal nuisance." Of course, the case may be made even more difficult because, as Kafka notes, Bieber's Twitter account actually did warn people to leave. Still, it makes you wonder how they get "not Twittering on command" to stick as a crime.

Originally posted @ TechDirt

Primary Colors

Normally, I do not just post pictures...I offer explanations and links to websites that do. But today, I just could not help myself. I saw this and decided, "This has got to go on my blog" So, here we go!

The original image can be found here

Monday, November 23, 2009

HP Giveaway

Normally, I do not double post in one day, but I read something this morning that caused me to do so. My friends at FreeandFlawed.com are having a giveaway. What are they giving away???? $5.00 Amazon Gift Cards....Buy One Get One Free Coupons at McDonalds.....NOPE! They are giving away a laptop. That's right. You heard me correctly. A new HP Pavilion dm3 laptop! This thing is loaded to the hilt. Check out the post for more details. How to enter, rules, and other information is located at HP Giveaway Post

Girl With Two Hearts

Here is another post to celebrate "Medical Monday"

Here is an amazing story about Hannah Clark is a 16-year-old with a shy laugh and a love of animals and babies. She likes to go shopping with friends and dreams of a career working with children.
But Hannah Clark is no ordinary teenager and her normal life today could not have been possible without a unique, life-changing heart surgery. In 1994 when she was eight-months-old, Hannah was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy — an inflammation of the heart muscle that impairs the heart’s ability to work properly.

Hannah’s heart was failing and she needed a transplant. But instead of taking her own heart out, doctors added a new donated heart to her own when she was just two-years-old. The so-called “piggyback” operation allowed the donor heart to do the work while Hannah’s heart rested. But Hannah was not in the clear yet. As with any organ transplant, Hannah’s body was likely to reject her new heart and she had to take powerful immune suppression drugs.

Those drugs allowed her body to accept the donor heart but also led to cancer and yet another medical battle for Hannah that lasted for years. Nearly 11 years after receiving the extra heart, there was more bad news: The immuno-suppression drugs were no longer working. Hannah’s body was rejecting the donor heart.

In February 2006, her doctors tried something that had never been done before: They took out the donor heart. Doctors theorized that the donor heart had allowed Hannah’s heart to rest, recover and grow back stronger. Now for the first time Hannah’s father, Paul Clark, describes the agonizing decision the family had to make at the time: “If she’d never had it done, she wouldn’t be here.

“In the very beginning it was a 50/50 chance she wasn’t going to make the operation. But in the next one it was even greater because it had never been done before. But we had to take that risk,” he told CNN. The doctors were right. Three years later, Hannah has no need for any drugs and has been given a clean bill of health. The operation was a success.

“It means everything to me,” Hannah told CNN after the pioneering operation. “I thought I’d still have problems when I had this operation done. I thought after the heart had been removed I thought I’d have to visit hospitals. But now I’m just free,” she said, smiling. Dr. Magdi Yacoub performed Hannah’s original transplant and came out of retirement to perform the second.

“The possibility of recovery of the heart is just like magic.” Dr. Yacoub said at a media conference. “[We had] a heart which was not contracting at all at the time. We put the new heart to be pumping next to it and take its work, now [it] is functioning normally.”

The findings have been published in the British medical journal, this seems like a true miracle. I am curious how the old heart was able to still beat, because you think as a muscle that was not being used it would have went into atrophy.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Top Trivia Learned From Sweet & Sour Sauce

Author: Kasan Groupe

3. Albert Einstein never learned how to drive a car. You would think that a super genius like this wouldn’t even need to drive a car; that he could simply use his uncanny brain powers to make himself levitate down the road. I would think that he didn’t have time to learn how to drive because he was mastering atomic theory and thinking up ways to be smarter than the average bear. Of course, had he taken the time to learn how to drive, he probably would have just picked it up in about 10 seconds and been able to beat every race driver ever because he would have used his awesome theory of relativity, or something, to make his car faster than all the others. Who knows. All I know is that I learned this from a packet of sweet and sour sauce.

2. The parking meter was invented in North Dakota. Who would have thought that the parking meter would be invented in a state that has approximately three residents? Maybe there was only one parking spot and the other party got so riled up by one of the other two people using it all the time that they came up with a way to keep them out by making them pay to be in that spot for only a certain amount of time. And considering that it was North Dakota, I’m fairly certain that the only reason that one of these dudes parked illegally outside of some store for too long was to run in and get themselves some new truck accessories.

1. New Jersey and Oregon are the only two states where it is illegal to pump your own gas. Now this one is just plain stupid. Either that or all of the residents in these respective states are that dumb. Maybe the mob controls all the gas stations in New Jersey and wants to keep their friends from being unemployed. And in Oregon, I have to assume that all of the tree huggers there don’t know how to pump gas, or don’t want to, cause it might endanger Mother Earth in some way. Well boo-hoo Oregonians, get over yourself. Just tell yourself that the earth likes it when you fuel your hybrid cars with her and go plant some more trees to try in vain to save her.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ten Biggest Disappointments of the Last Decade

The 10 Biggest Disappointments of the Decade

Author: Rassam Fakour-Zaker

There have been some amazing, life-affirming occurrences over the last ten years. But you don’t want to hear about those, do you?

Thought not. Here’s the most crushing letdowns of the decade…

10. The Y2K Bug: Crappest techno-crisis ever (1st January 2000) The disappointments started early this decade. For years there had been rumblings about an impending IT meltdown due to the widespread (and rather short-sighted) abbreviation of years into two digits.

As media scaremongers counted down to the apocalyptic ’00 switchover, the Millenium Bug hype ramped up considerably and, as I remember it, people began stockpiling tins of analogue food and steam-powered hair straighteners in a desperate bid to stave off the annihilation of civilisation.

Now, I’m no apocalypse-yearning Luddite, but I was looking forward to a little post-millennial excitement – maybe some light looting, or the eradication of global credit card data. Plus I had a massive stack of unread books to catch up on.

Alas, the year 2000 arrived and what did we get? Problems issuing bus tickets in Australia. Rubbish.

9. Firefly gets cancelled: What a gorram disappointment (December 2002) Joss Whedon’s quietly awesome sci-fi series was doomed from the start when Fox TV’s executive idiots decided to air the initial episodes in the wrong order before unceremoniously cancelling it.

It wasn’t necessarily up there with the best shows of the decade, but many lesser products have inexplicably clogged up our TVs season after season, year after year (*cough* Lost, *cough* Prison Break).

But not poor old Firefly, which ran for less than one of its intended seven years. That’s nearly three quarters of a decade of Cap’n Reynolds and crew’s wisecracks, bar brawls and bank robberies we missed out on. Instead we got the useless Dollhouse.

8. Indiana Jones 4: Further proof that George Lucas hates humanity (22nd May 2008) George Lucas, the bearded Dark Lord of Disappointment, spent his early career lovingly crafting wonderful escapist fantasies that defined our childhood years and captured the budding imagination of an entire generation.

During the 1990s, however, he completed his journey to the Dark Side by single-handedly engineering 20th century cinema’s most gut-wrenching disappointment: The Phantom Menace.

This decade, after further defecating over our childhood dreams with two more intergalactic kicks to the scrotum, he turned his Mephistophelian hand to overseeing the destruction of his other much-loved creation: Indiana Jones.

Nuclear blast-proof fridges, long-lost son clich├ęs and alien conspiracies: this was not the joyous, whip-cracking Indy of old, but a cynical, hackneyed, CGI-spattered sham. Why do you hate us so much George?

7. Windows Vista: Bill Gates validates Mac owners’ smug faces (30th January 2007) The monolithic Microsoft Corporation has taken a lot of criticism over the years. All of which seemed fully justified after the release of their latest operating system which managed to be even crapper than the previous one. Security flaws, hardware compatibility problems, draconian digital rights management – the list goes on and on (and it does, at length, on the Wikipedia page entitled “Criticisms of Windows Vista”.)

However, the most disappointing thing about Windows Vista was that it justified the annoying self-satisfaction of Apple Mac owners, making them infinitely more irritating and punchable.

6. Duke Nukem Forever: Duke Nukem Never (2000 onwards) 13 years. That’s how long we’ve been waiting for the triumphant return of the wise-cracking, decidedly non-PC video game action hero. After announcing the game way back in 1997, the developer, 3DRealms, subjected long-suffering fans to a hilariously protracted trickle of screenshots, rumours and bold proclamations of revolutionary content, with the odd teaser trailer thrown in to keep their increasingly tenuous hopes alive.

You may wonder what on earth they were using to develop this game. The Antikythera mechanism? Windows Vista? However, such ponderings – amusing though they are – were rendered irrelevant in May of this year when 3DRealms announced they were shutting down and that development on the eight-time winner of Wired.com’s annual vapourware awards had finally ceased.

Or maybe not? Rumour has it that DNF is still on the cards. Time to let it go people…

5. Large Hadron Collider gets switched on: Nothing happens (10th September 2008) You can’t blame them for the hype, I suppose, for the LHC is nothing if not utterly esoteric. Therefore, in order to justify the staggering costs, and to let us simple folk in on the whole thing, they cranked up the media buzz generator.

The popular press excitably proclaimed that humanity was on the cusp of discovering the unifying theory of everything ever in the history of everything (ever), while doomsaying nutjobs predicted that we were about to be sucked into a black hole of our own making.

And dammit, it worked. It was an exciting time: absolutely baffling, yet pregnant with the wondrous possibilities of human endeavour. The LHC looked like a Bond villain’s lair for Christ’s sake. They had made particle physics sexy.

But then they switched it on. And there was no black hole, and no instantaneous scientific epiphanies, and our MTV-addled, instant-gratification-seeking brains just switched off.

And then it blew a fuse.

4. The Matrix sequels: The Wachoswkis disappear up their own rabbit holes (May/November 2003) Thanks to the deluge of dire movie sequels, cinema historians will look back on the Noughties as “The Decade That Imagination Forgot”. But while most were pointless, cynical continuations of past-their-prime or previously-concluded franchises (see number 8), the Matrix sequels were of a much more disappointing nature.

The original movie ended the 90s in a hugely satisfying synthesis of existential angst, visual flare, innovative action and intellectual depth that seemed to herald the exciting cinematic future of the approaching millennium.

But instead of delivering on this promise, the Wachowski’s blew it. Twice. The first movie’s inventive action was replaced with tired and overblown CGI exercises; the playful deconstruction of notions of reality gave way to annoyingly oblique cod-philosophy and heavy-handed religious mysticism; and what did we get in place of the original’s effortless cool? That ridiculous rave scene.

3. Bush’s re-election: Rest of the world slaps forehead (November 2004) OK, vote-tampering aside, in some ways it almost made sense. I mean the Democratic candidate… umm… hold on… John Kerry (I just Wikipedia’d it), was hardly a memorable candidate. But from every other logical (and illogical) standpoint it was utterly confounding. Bush? Again? WTF America?

There’s a saying where I come from: vote for a fool once, shame on… shame on you. Vote for a fool twice, umm… everyone… everyone will be really, really disappointed.

2. The financial crisis aftermath: Time for a change? Erm… no (2007 onwards) When the financial crisis struck in the latter part of the decade, bombarded by grandstanding political bluster about economic reform, I found myself gripped by a fleeting moment of delusional optimism, during which I almost believed that our perfidious, vote-pandering leaders were actually capable of instigating tangible, positive change.

“Finally,” I thought, “the world has accepted that our global economy is a ridiculous sham, our benevolent leaders will surely rip it down and in its place we shall build a progressive, sustainable and just system ushering in an era of peace and harmony that will last for aeons”. Embarrassment and disappointment soon followed.

To use Homer Simpson’s neologism, the economic crash was a quintessential “crisitunity”. It provided a real opportunity for genuine change. We could have slapped the smug look from the bankers’ jowls and told them stick their damned derivatives and reckless greed.

But with our hands greased by impotent political rhetoric, public apathy and the hegemonic influence of the banking sector, the chance slipped through our fingers. Instead, we allowed the bankers to go about their greedy business, risking global economic security in the ceaseless pursuit of growth and profits. This time, however, with us footing the bill.

As Homer would say: D’oh!

1. No contact with alien life forms: Seriously, this is getting boring (2000 onwards) We know you’re out there you little green bastards. A simple “hello” would have sufficed. We’d spent the previous decade with Mulder and Scully pretty much proving your existence, stamping the notion of your imminent arrival onto our collective consciousness on a weekly basis. And you don’t even have the decency to turn up.

Here’s an idea for you: give up the covert cavity probing, grow some balls – or the extra-terrestrial anatomical equivalents – and stop disappointing everyone.

You better show up next year with a good excuse and some sweet gadgets or you’ll make Arthur C. Clarke look like a right dick. And that’s not cool.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

It Made My Day

Today, it was brought to my attention that there is another site similar to the one that I posted yesterday called "F My Life". So I wish to thank Daisy for the information. The site I am going to introduce today is called "It Made My Day". Here is an excerpt:

The guy I dated in high school had a certifiably CRAZY mother who used to treat me like garbage, call me names, tell me I was “ruining her son’s life,” and make me cry. I ran into her in court. She was the defendant; I was the prosecutor. IMMD!

The receptionist where I work was doing everything in her power to get me fired because she wanted my job, so I left a copy of my work goals on the copier so she would see it – #7 was assist in evaluating receptionist’s performance. She quit a week later. IMMD

We were reading a story in class called “The Princess and the Plumber”. After discussing it for about a half hour, the only boy in the class burst out with “Am I the only one thinking Mariokart right now??” IMMD

The tagline of this site is "little Moments of Win", and I completely agree with it. Yesterday was a display of the worst in life, today was some of the best.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

F My Life

Today, as I was wandering around the web, I came across a site that has quickly became a new favorite of mine. I do not how many of you know about this humorous site called "F My Life". I spent nearly an hour going throught the short stories, almost brought to tears from laughing so hard. The tagline to this site is "Get the guts to spill the beans" and that is exactly what it presents. Here are some recent examples.

Today, I finally got out of the hospital for having Swine Flu for 3 weeks. So to celebrate, I went for a nice ride on my horse. While I was riding some birds flew in front of us and scared my horse. I am now back in the hospital because my horse ran over me. FML

Today, I was driving to my new home with a lot of my belongings in the car. I could hear things shifting in the back. When I parked, I opened the door, ready to catch my vodka. I caught it- and watched my laptop slide out of the car, onto the concrete, and break into 3 pieces. FML

Today, my boyfriend gave me an early wedding present. I opened the box and inside was the most adorable cat I've ever seen! It got scared, jumped out, clawed my face and pissed everywhere. My wedding is tomorrow and I look like Frankenstein's bride. FML

Today, I was laughing at a story of a girl who had dropped her cellphone in a hottub and ruined it. As I was feeling pretty good about myself, I then realized that my cellphone was in the pocket of a sweater that I had just thrown in the washer 20 minutes prior. FML

But, the one thing that makes this site different from most sites of this genre is the readers have a chance to vote for or against the author. The two options are:

I agree: Your Life Sucks or You Totally Deserved It.

Check this site out. Cast some votes. I guarantee it will brighten your day.


Author: Tyr Annassassi

APP: According to witnesses Santa and the 9 reindeer (Rudolph leading the way) did a drive by this morning around 3am and were successful in taking down the Easter Bunny. "The bunny was doing his usual pre-Easter hiding of eggs and never saw it coming" says the Tooth Fairy, who was doing her daily rounds. The alleged weapon of choice was a modified elf designed toy gun found at the scene. Santa yelled "Talk sh*t now!" just before pulling the trigger; witnesses say. Santa was last seen heading North and attempts to have him turn himself in have been unsuccessful. The Police spokeswoman has informed the media that Mrs. Claus has spoken with her husband and her pleas have fallen on deaf ears. Police further say that the attack stems from an argument between the two where the Easter Bunny claimed that he was loved more by kids; the words escalated and the two were physically separated by Cupid. The public is placed on high alert, Santa is believed to be armed and dangerous due to a large toy sack he was carrying in the sleigh. " We don't know how many toy guns he has in his possession, but the sack was pretty large", say the Police.

A few elves wishing to remain anonymous, stated "this feud has been going on for awhile" and they believe Santa snapped from the pressure of being on the "Atkins Diet" for so long. The Cookie Monster being an expert on eating, says "Food deprivation is the number one cause of murder in this country". "There comes a breaking point where the hunger pains become too great and the mind snaps", he continues.

The police do not believe this will end peacefully based on their conversations with Santa but are hoping for the best outcome. "We believe that we will have to use deadly force....that dude is crazy", says Captain Crunch. Mrs. Claus believes this is a clever scheme devised by the originator of both Christmas and Easter. "I think Jesus wants his days back" she stated at the press conference. Jesus who has been outspoken on the over commercialization of these two holidays had no comment.

Tyr Annassassi reporting.

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Tyr Annassassi (pronounced Tier Anna-saw-see) has a sundry collection of works which include poetry, brain teasers and satirical articles.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lost man drives nine hours to get newspaper

CANBERRA (Reuters) - An elderly man who went out to fetch a morning newspaper ended up driving nearly 400 miles after getting lost and taking a wrong turn onto a major Australian highway, police said on Wednesday. The man, 81-year-old Eric Steward, eventually stopped and asked for directions after driving for nine hours, from the New South Wales country town of Yass to Geelong in the southern Victoria state.

Steward, who did not know where he was, eventually approached a policeman at a petrol station and asked for help late Wednesday.

"This little old man came up to me saying he was lost. He handed me his mobile and asked if I could speak to his wife," said Victorian Police Senior Constable Clayton Smith.

Steward, who was reunited with his family on Wednesday, said he took the wrong turn and just kept on going.

"I just went out on the road to have a drive, a nice peaceful drive," he told reporters, adding he did not need a satellite navigation device as he'd only been lost once.

(Reporting @ Reuters.com by James Grubel, editing by Miral Fahmy)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Is The World Getting Odder?

Author: Knight Pierce Hirst

Oddity #1: As of 2009 there are more new fragrances released yearly than there were in the 1970's and 1980's combined - at least 500 a year. In 2008 celebrity scents made up 10% of fragrance sales - more than 3 million bottles. It seems perfume is the best way to sell celebrity. The perfume houses don't pay for what's in the bottles. Fragrance manufacturers develop scents for free and share the profits with the perfume houses. Also, having celebrities' names on the bottles saves millions of advertising dollars. Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, 50 Cent - celebrities are profitably "scentimental".

Oddity #2: In 2009 the ball was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. The curator explained that the Ball had just gotten in because the Toy Hall of Fame didn't come into existence until 1998 and because only 2 or 3 toys are inducted a year. Both the Atari 2600 Game System and the Nintendo Game Boy were already in. So were the Cardboard Box and the Stick. Obviously, those who decide which toys are inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame hadn't been keeping their eyes on the ball.

Oddity #3: On November 1, 2009 family and friends identified the body of 59-year-old Ademir Jorge Goncalves, a bricklayer in southern Brazil, who had died in a car crash. The funeral took place the following day, the Day of the Dead, a holiday when Latin Americans pray for family and friends who have died and remember them with gifts. When Goncalves attended his own funeral, shocked relatives tried to jump out of windows in the funeral home. Although Goncalves wasn't dead, he'd been dead the night before - dead drunk in a bar near the crash site.

Oddity #4: On November 11, 2009 Forbes magazine ranked Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman 41st on its list of the world's most powerful people. That ranking put him ahead of Russian President Medvedev (43), Oprah Winfrey (45), Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu (46) and U.S. Chief Justice Roberts (49). Guzman isn't a world leader, a religious leader or a humanitarian. He's a reputed, Mexican drug lord, head of the Sinaloa Cartel, with a $5 million reward on his head. Over the past 8 years Guzman has shipped between $6 billion and $19 billion in cocaine to the U.S. The world's 41st most powerful person is a drug dealer addicted to power.

About the Author:

Knight Pierce Hirst has written for television, newspapers and greeting cards. Now she writes a 400-word blog three times a week. KNIGHT WATCH, a second look at what makes life interesting, takes only seconds to read at http://knightwatch.typepad.com

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Medical Monday

I have decided to follow the examples of many other bloggers and devote Monday to a theme based day. Most of the other authors have "Music Monday", but you know that I am always a nonconformist. So here we have it, the post fist post of "Medical Monday", a day dedicated to weird or interesting medical facts, figures, and phenomena...

Weird Phobias

Author: Jodie A Harris

Have you ever heard the word ablutophobia? What about agyrophobia? Weird huh? Well, these words are as odd as what they represent; they mean fear of washing and bathing and fear of streets or crossing the streets.

Phobias play a decisive role in people’s behavior, even preventing them to achieve their goals in the most severe cases.
The definition of weird phobia is:

Strong fear or dislike: an irrational or very powerful fear and dislike of something such as spiders or confined spaces.

Now that we know what a phobia is, let’s go over some of the weirdest phobias:

Amychophobia- Fear of scratches or being scratched. Well, believe it or not, the fear of being scratched can become a phobia form some people.

Agrizoophobia- Fear of wild animals. Please do not take this people in your Sunday trip to the museum! Chances are, you will have to either leave the person the entire day in the car, or return home.

Bibliophobia- Fear of books. I wonder how this people graduate from High School or College?

Cacophobia- Fear of ugliness. Every plastic surgeon’s dream phobia that keeps the business running!

Chionophobia- Fear of snow. You should consider moving to Florida if you have such fear.

Coimetrophobia- Fear of cemeteries. Why fearing the place that you will end up at anyway?

Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of going to school. Well, we all have claimed this at some point!

Ergophobia- Fear of work. I have met some of those…

Geliophobia- Fear of laughter. Who can fear this?

Gnosiophobia- Fear of knowledge. You better think twice before skipping that math homework.

Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down. Definitely one of the weirdest!

Although some of the phobias above may be considered stupid or funny, this may become a medical condition that requires treatment when it reaches high levels. I will leave some more for you to research, it is surprising how everyday tasks or elements can represent a challenge for some people.

So, here they are: Melophobia, Nomatophobia, Oneirogmophobia, Pediophobia, Rhytiphobia.

So if you want more information about this topic please visit our site: http://www.weird-phobias.com/

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

More Funny Ways to Save Money

More Funny Ways To Save Money

Author: Steve Gillman

The following funny ways to save money are meant to be just that: funny. They are collected from blogs, websites and the minds of twisted scrooges. My disclaimer: Meant for entertainment purposes only - Please don't try these at home.

Visit neighbors while they are working in their gardens and continue to compliment them on the great job they've done until they finally offer you some free vegetables. You can probably do this with several neighbors in order to spread out these foraging trips and limit them to one or two per month for each. Estimated annual savings versus buying the vegetables: $110.

Ask for extra religious tracts from the next religious zealots to knock on your door and then replace half of each restaurant tip with one. Annual savings based on eating out once weekly with an average tip of four dollars (before 50% replacement with that nice little booklet): $104

Accept the gift that all fast food restaurants offer you: packets of ketchup, mustard and other condiments. Have each of your kids take seven or eight extra before you leave and stop buying condiments for the house altogether. Have them take extra napkins while they are at it. Potential savings each year: $130

Pee in the shower once daily. Hey, you're there anyhow, and it goes down the drain. Based on a three gallon flush for the toilet use being replaced, you'll save 1,000 gallons of water annually. Multiply that by the per-gallon charge from your local water company or municipality to determine your annual savings.

Search lost-and-found departments at businesses, governmental buildings and other places and say, "There it is!" whenever you come upon an item that you need and like. To get the most savings with this strategy you have to focus on taking things that you would have otherwise bought, and not things like fancy umbrellas you never would have paid for. Also, be careful about day planners, books and other things that might have the name of the owner on or in them. How much money can you save in this way? That depends on your motivation level and acting ability.

Remove the downspout from your gutter so you can shower under the resulting stream of falling water when it rains. Based on a once monthly outdoor shower that saves you ten gallons of hot water this can save you at least thirty cents annually.

Cut open lotion and shampoo containers to get the last 20% that Consumer's Reports says is normally thrown away. Potential savings for your time? At least $1.17 per hour of effort.

More funny ways to save money? Teach the dog to beg neighbors for food. Visit friends right at dinner time to get free meals. Call long distance during lunch and leave a message so the other person has to return the call and pay for it. Wash your car by soaping it up just before a thunderstorm and letting the rain rinse it.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Youtube Comedians

Author: Josh Keglovits

I recently joined a video sharing site called Youtube. I am sure you all know about youtube so i wont bore you with details. I became instantly addicted to a couple of youtube members. One such member was Philip Defranco (SxEPhil). He presents news in an interesteing and very comical way. The news he talks about is not only relevant but stuff that people want to hear about it. His perfect use of sarcasm and wit makes for a brilliant comedy. His humor is geared to younger adults as he talks about video games and movies.

A great way to mix up your viewing pleasure is to view comedians like wastetimechaskingcars, or deliciousbathwater. They makes song and movie spoofs as well as some origianl skits. Their videos are always laugh out loud funny and perfect for anytime viewing. These type of users provide viewers with videos that are great in quality and rich in content.

In all youtube is a great source of entertainment with an almost unlimited amount of users to ensure there is always something interesting to watch. I would suggest youtube to any internet user as each producer has his/her own style that is sure to match someones tastes. Next time you are bored on your computer be sure to check out youtube and lose track of time laughing it up watching some of the most genius comics the internet has to offer. In an ending note i will list a few more channels that i watch daily. Hope this helped, and i hope you have a great day!




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Friday, November 13, 2009

Friends..add your link

AS I have been wondering around the internet the last couple of weeks, I have noticed something called a Mclinky. This is basically a list where readers can leave a link back to their page for others to use. I decided I will try it out to see how many links I can collect today. So, Entredroppers, CmfAds, Project Wonderful friends....drop a link (hint,hint...backlink)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Google.....Answering the Really Tough Questions

We have all seen the screenshot of a wacky google search recommendation. today I discovered a couple of my own. Needless to say, they were very unusual. Here you go, guage them for yourself.

Kung-Pao Pork

Terrorism is a dying profession

We all want one!

These statements are not mafe with the intention of sounding racist, supremist,or vegetarian. If I have offended anyone....too bad! (Just Kidding)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day!

Today we salute those people that make democracy happen, those who protect our borders, and those who help make our country one the greatest in the world (no, I am not joking!) Mistakes Happen. And I have fund some doozies. These pictures are not making fun of our military, they are stating that are only human. And humans make mistakes...sometimes really BIG ONES!
Photos here are courtesy of Zysh's Weblog

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ladybugs....Or Are They?

Everyone knows what ladybugs look like, they are the adorable little red bug with black spots. Adorable that is, until you find yourself with a ladybug infestation. One ladybug, cute. Hundreds of ladybugs…not so cute. We’re currently seeing a huge infestation all over the world as these beetles get ready for winter.

Why you might not know is the bugs that you are calling ladybugs aren’t actually ladybugs at all, they are multi-colored Asian Lady Beetles that look like ladybugs. But these Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetles do one thing that our cute ladybugs don’t…they swarm. What causes this and what can be done about swarming ladybugs?

I’ve explained that these bugs that look an awful lot like our beloved ladybug is actually the Multi-colored Asian Lady beetle but there are some differences. Our ladybugs are bright red with black spots. The Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetles range from pale orange to dark orange and come with or without spots. The other notable difference between the ladybug and the Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle is the fact that the latter hibernates for the winter. There in lies the problem. These beetles can infest homes, sheds, etc. making it very difficult to get rid of them.

Here are some examples of Asian Lady Beetle swarms.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Big Piano

Do you remember the movie "Big" with Tom Hanks? Chopsticks on the huge piano on the floor? Here is another example of the hijinks that people can come up with. I just have to say that this is awesome!!!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Not Worth My Time... or is it?

Today my wife and I had a long chat about my blogging. Well, she has said (correctly) that I am spending too much of my time on the computer, and not enough of my time with her. Granted blogging itself is not that time consuming. It is the incessant EC dropping, Adgitize clicking, commenting, and visiting other blogs that take up the majority of my time. On an average day, I spend a little over an hour doing this. I know that the money coming in is not the reason that I have this blog, but it would help if I could cover expense. As of right now, I am breaking even. I am on track to get about ten dollars this month for ads that I put on my blog. I Spent ten dollars on advertising this month. So I worked 30 hours for free. At least my message is getting out. Hopefully, next month will be better when the adgitizing income is supposed to increase. Well, off for more clicking and dropping.

BTW, Do not take anything that I say seriously.. You may not get rich blogging, but it should be done for fun, not profit.

I have only been seriously blogging for two weeks, what do I know....

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cell Phone Situation

I know I am not the only one who has been in this situation. You are standing next to a person at the bus stop, or in line at the store. All of a sudden, they ask you a question like "How are you doing today?" Just being friendly, you answer, "Just fine". Then they give you a strange look, like you are crazy! here is an example that I found on PimpandHost.com

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wishes for a Little Boy With Cancer.

As I was reading blogs this morning I came across this post and decided to repost it here. The original post I found this on was "Memories of You"

Wishes For A Little Boy With Cancer

The following paragraph has been circulating among my Facebook friends this morning and I felt I should share it with all my blogging buddies out there. It just breaks my heart too hear news like this. I guess it hits close to home for me because I have a child the same age. I just can't begin to imagine going through something this terrible and losing a child to cancer. It's hearing stories like these that really put things into perspective for me. It makes me realize how lucky I really am in life. Please read the following and feel free to participate. By participating you'll be touching a sweet little boys life in a special way.

Help Noah out !! --- a 5 yr old little boy named Noah is in the last stages of Nueroblastoma cancer (2 1/2 yr battle). The family is celebrating Christmas next week, and Noah's request is to get a lot of Christmas cards. Lets send the little guy some: Noah Biorkman, 1141 Fountain View Circle, South Lyon, MI 48178. Lets see how many cards we can get him! Pass it on!!

Check out the video and see how sweet this little guy is.

I've just finished our card to Noah and it's going out in the mail tomorrow morning.

Please feel free to share this on your Facebook page, Twitter, or post it on your blog.

Thanks for taking time to stop by today.

As you can see, that was a very heartfelt story, and I will be ending out my card at the end of the day. Won't you do the same?


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Roping A Deer

Have you ever read a story the kept you laughing for weeks afterward when you heard or saw something that reminded you of it. This is one of those stories. Just to be honest, I will tell you that I did not write this; this did not happen to me. This story has been circulating around the Internet for quite a while, but I figured they may be some readers who have not read it yet. BTW, I got this from High Altitude Imports.

Roping A Deer

(Names have been removed to protect the stupid)

Actual letter from someone who farms and writes well:

I had this idea that I was going to rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it.

The first step in this adventure was getting a deer. I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home.

I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope.

The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back.

They were not having any of it. After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up -- 3 of them. I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope.

The deer just stood there and stared at me.

I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold. The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation.

I took a step towards it. It took a step away. I put a little tension on the rope and then received an education. The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope.

That deer EXPLODED!

The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a rope and with some dignity.

A deer? No chance.

That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled. There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it. As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined. The only up side is that they do not have as much stamina as many other animals.

A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up. It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for corn-fed venison. I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope.

I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer. At that moment, I hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual.

Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in, so I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder -- a little trap I had set before hand...kind of like a squeeze chute. I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back.

Did you know that deer bite? They do! I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist.

Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and then let go. A deer bites you and shakes its head --almost like a mad dog. They bite HARD and it hurts.

The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly. I tried screaming and shaking instead. My method was ineffective. It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds.

I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose. That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day.

Deer will strike at you with their front feet. They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp. I learned a long time ago that, when an animal -- like a horse --strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal. This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape.

This was not a horse. This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery would not work. In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different strategy.

I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run.

The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down.

Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not immediately leave. I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed. What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head.

I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away. So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle with a scope to sort of even the odds.

So there you go, Hope you had a good laugh.