Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's Really Cute For About 200 Feet

Someone posted a proposal on light poles along the busy Barrenjoey Road in Bigola, NSW, Australia. It's really cute, for about 200 feet.... Until it all goes awry....

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Accidental Dong

Here's the second blog recommendation for today.... Have you ever been on a walk, seen a group of puppies, and said to yourself, 'Hey, the markings on their faces look like penises!"? Then this is the blog for you... This guy has blessed us by taking pictures of inadvertent penises (it's penises right? Not penii?), and sharing them with the little people.... By the way, the site is safe for work, there are no actual penises on the site. However, your co-workers might not understand your desire to look at accidental dongs. Here are a few pictures from the site.... If you click on the 'Accidental Dong" logo beneath the photos, you'll go directly to the blog....

Brett Favre Is A Miracle Man

Did you see Brett Favre, the almost 40-year old quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings, throw a 40-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds left to beat the San Francisco 49ers? You're welcome.....

People Of Walmart

Today, I have two blog recommendations for you.... I can't decide which one is better. Here's the first....

I've spent over an hour on this site today. This person posts pictures of stereotypical Walmart shoppers and their vehicles. The titles, photos and descriptions are all very funny. Here are a few pictures from the site, and they're not even the funniest pictures from the site.... If you click on the 'People Of Walmart" logo beneath the photos, you'll go directly to the site.

Monday, September 28, 2009

What Might Have Been

What if life wasn't too short? What could have been achieved if some of the greatest minds or talents had not been taken from us too soon? What would, or could, they have accomplished? This really well done commercial from Allan Gray Investments tries to give a glimpse into what could have been the rest of James Dean's life, if he hadn't died in a head on car accident at the age of 24.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Mrs. and Mr. Barack Obama

I'm not sure why this amuses me so much....

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Masked Man Tries To Elude Speeding Tickets

David VonTesmar, from Phoenix, Arizona, recently received 37 speeding citations (for a total of approximately $6,700) from Arizona's Department of Health and Safety. VonTesmar, a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines is accused of being caught speeding through photo radar zones, however, he's not making it very easy for authorities to prove it was actually him driving the car.

All of the photos taken of VonTesmar's speeding car by the photo radar system show a driver wearing a monkey, gazelle or giraffe mask. As a flight attendant, VonTesmar travels often and has said that family members and other co-workers have permission to drive his car when he's not in town.
"I haven't seen proof it was me, I don't know it was me. I have no reason to believe it was me, because I would never operate my vehicle in an unsafe manner. Have I worn the mask? Yes. I'm not admitting anything. I'm just saying the masks are in the car. I drive the car, but so do other people. I believe in peaceful, civil disobedience. I am not endangering anyone in the state of Arizona. I wouldn't do that. I wouldn't endanger myself. Nobody likes me more than I do."
On his Facebook page, VonTesmar wrote:
"As the subject of this article, I would like to tell everyone that there is no proof that I am the driver in all of these photos. Several people that have access to my vehicle and have already called in to the Arizona Republic to state that they also drive this vehicle. I am a safe driver with an outstanding driving record. All those that think I am a blatant reckless and dangerous driver are making an uninformed statement using incomplete facts. I will put my driving history against anyone. I operate my vehicle in a safe fashion and drive with the flow of traffic. There has been no admission of guilt on my part nor have I been convicted of these charges or allegations. I appreciate that this is the United States of America and everyone is entitled to their opinion and can freely state it, however, before you condemn me, please get all the facts and make an informed statement."
I'm sure the State of Arizona is going to spend many tax dollars to try to prosecute this guy. Wouldn't it be easier to put a police officer at the areas where they typically find the person in the masks speeding to try to catch them in the act? Reports say that they have had investigators outside his house who have seen him put on the masks.... That must mean he's guilty (note: sarcasm). Let's hope this doesn't start a wave of copycat speeders.... This could become and epidemic! First bank robbers, now speeders? What's next?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Celebrity Fit Club 2010!

I'm so excited! VH1 has announced its cast for the next season of 'Celebrity Fit Club'! KEVIN FEDERLINE!!!! KEVIN FREAKING FEDERLINE!!!!! KEVIN FEDERLINE will be on 'Celebrity Fit Club' on VH1!

Other contestants will include Shar Jackson, Nicole Eggert, Bobby Brown, Sebastian Bach, Kaycee Stroh, Jay McCarroll and Tanisha Thomas.

Brown Widow

Look what I found outside my patio door last night. It was a huge brown widow spider. There were two of them actually, but the other one was hiding near the egg sack on Noah's basketball hoop.... If you click on the photo, you can get a better look at the spider. They're popping up all over the place. They're not as aggressive and their bite does not pack as much of a punch as their Black Widow counterparts, however, arachnid experts say that Brown Widow venom is stronger than Black Widow venom when compared drop for drop. Apparently the only ill effects are a very painful bite and a red mark at the affected area. So if you have kids or pets...keep an eye out for the new eight legged monsters.

Here's what their egg sacks look like, just in case you wanted to know....

By the way, have you ever killed a spider, and then thought that they may have thousands of little relatives hiding inside your walls waiting to revenge their loved ones? Yeah, me neither....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Barack Obama Visits The Late Show With David Letterman

Did you see Barack Obama on "The Late Show" with David Letterman last night? What an impressive man.... Anyway, Letterman asked Obama about Jimmy Carter's recent comments about the behavior at the town hall meetings, and Obama answered with an impressive level of class and wit.

David Letterman: Withing the last week, Jimmy Carter started talking about this behavior, and was speculating that this unease or poor decorum, was rooted in racism. Is he on to something there, or is that just something to talk about?

Barack Obama: Well, first of all, I think it's important to realize that I was actually black before the election.

New York's Lottery Of Cuteness

We're all winners for having been able to see this incredibly cute commercial for the New York 'Sweet Million' Lottery.

Monday, September 21, 2009

What Kind Of Helicopter?

I hear that they're bigger than other helicopters.

Friday, September 18, 2009

I Don't Wanna Grow Up

Almost two months after we lose Gidget the Chihuahua, star of the Taco Bell commercials, we lose another iconic animal.

Tweet the Giraffe, the long necked creature that made me want to be a 'Toys 'R' Us' Kid', has passed away at the age of 18.

Not only was he the star of the 'Toys 'R' Us' commercial, he had just finished filming a movie with Kevin James and Rosario Dawson, and also had starring roles in 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' and 'Evan Almighty'.

Who's going to be the third? The Cadbury Bunny? The Aflac Duck? The GEICO Gecko?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Girl Catches Hearts - Throws Back Ball

Sorry for the lame title.... It's really early and I'm studying for a radon measurement certification exam.... Here's a cute father-daughter moment that happened at the Philadelphia Phillies - Washington Nationals game on Tuesday night....

The father leaned over the upper deck in foul territory, and as he tries to share the moment with his three year old daughter, he hands her the ball and she promptly throws it back....

In a later interview, the father said that he had never caught a foul ball before, and that his daughter was frightened by the cumulative gasp and groan by every fan at the stadium, so his only instinct was to hug her.... Also, the Phillies Organization has sent them a new ball....

Thank goodness they weren't at a Philadelphia Eagles game.... Their fans are known to have thrown snowballs at Santa Claus until security could help him off the field....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Biggest Loss

Did you guys watch "The Biggest Loser" last night? This show draws me in like a moth to a flame. Every year, I'm inspired to sit and eat ice cream in front of the television, while I watch other people exercise.

This year, Abby Rike is a contestant on the show, and she told her devastating story last night in the first episode of Season 8. In 2006, her world collapsed as her husband, five year old daughter and two and a half week old son were all killed by a speeding driver. They showed us pictures of her husband and young children who were tragically taken from her, with solemn music playing in the background, as she described how she had turned to food to help her cope.

As I sat there in my puddle of tears, all I could think was 'if my wife and children were gone tomorrow, just gone, I couldn't go on living. That would be it. That would be the end of me.'. Is that selfish? I just don't think I'd be able to function as a human being.

Anyway, I'm waiting for one of the contestants to start crying about how leaving the "Biggest Loser Ranch" would be the worst thing in the world.

Four Weeks At The Biggest Loser Ranch............................$4,000.00

New Clothes After Massive Weight Loss.............................$1,000.00

Crying About How Leaving The "Biggest Loser Ranch" And Losing The Attention Of Personal Trainers And The Opportunity To Win A $100,000 Grand Prize Would Be The Worst Thing In The World, While The Woman Who Tragically Lost Her Entire Family In A Car Accident Is Standing Behind You.............Priceless.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Barack Obama Doesn't Care About Black People!

Jerry blogged last night about the tweet (is it a tweet? or a twit? or a twat?), about Barack Obama calling Kanye West a jackass for interrupting Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech a the MTV Video Music Awards....

I wasn't quite sure that it was real.... I would have assumed the President wouldn't have care to comment on this topic, at least not in this manner.... Anyway, here's the audio from the interview.... I'm liking Obama more and more every day....

On the other hand, Kanye West was on Jay Leno last night to give a public apology to Taylor Swift, and it all seemed to be going great until Jay asked him about his dead mother, then it just got uncomfortable....


Really cute video of a kid worried about his bleeding baby brother.... I love how the father can't control his laughter....

Monday, September 14, 2009

Born To The Nines And Elevens

A woman from Tacoma, Washington gave birth to a baby girl this weekend on September 11th at 9:11 PM. Better yet, can you guess the mother's occupation? She's a 911 dispatch operator.

Hitler is not as impressed with this story....

Monopoly City Streets

Everyone should come play this game with me.... It's absolutely free and you don't have to enter any personal information. It's a game of Monopoly, but you're not playing it on a game board. You can buy any street you want, any street in the world. The game uses Google Maps to find the streets, and assigns the streets a certain value based on length of the street and the amount of property a 'player' has built on that street. You can buy local streets and international streets. You can sabotage other people streets by building factories, and you can earn chance cards as you play through the game....

Don't be mad that I have already purchased the streets on which you live.... However, I'd be happy to sell them to you for a reasonable price.... Mwah! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!!!!! (Did you catch that the laugh was intended to be maniacal?)

Anyway, come and play the game.... Let me know when you sign up and I'll add you to my friends list.

Born To The Nines

A baby, Henry Michael Berendes, was born at 9:09 am on 9/9/2009 and weighed in at 9 pounds 9 ounces.....

There's someone who is very excited about it....

Friday, September 11, 2009

Beautiful Rose

What do you see?

Animals Named After Celebrities

David Bowie has received an honor that few can claim. The man who brought you "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars", has a spider named after him.

Scientist Peter Jäger, in an effort to bring attention of the rapid rate of extinction of spiders and the destruction of their habitats, has named the Malaysian spider 'heteropoda davidbowie'.

Look at this.... While trying to get more information about the David Bowie spider, I found this! In 2007, scientist Jason Bond from North Carolina found a new spider and named it 'myrmekiaphila neilyoungi', after Neil Young.

Wow! Apparently there's a huge list of animals and insects that have been named after celebrities and musicians.... Here's a link to the list.... List Of Animals Named After Celebrities. Yeah, I know it's a Wikipedia list, but most of the animals are noted in scientific journals and on respected science web sites if you look for them on Google.

The list includes a woolly lemur named after John Cleese (avahi cleesei), a snail named after Boris Becker (bufonaria borisbeckeri), a roach named after Jerry Garcia (cryptocercus garciai), an ant named after Harrison Ford (calponi harrisonfordi), and a jellyfish named after Frank Zappa (phiallela zappai). Also, each of the Ramones have a trilobite named after them!

My favorite is the wasp named after an Elvis' song, the 'Preseucolia imallshookupis'.

If you discovered a species, what would you name it? I would have to go with something historically bad.... Like naming the animal after Kevin Federline or Jon Gosselin.... Ooooooh.... Or something historically good, like naming the animal after Katharine McPhee or Christina Hendricks!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Have you ever seen someone make noodles from a lump of dough using only his hands? Sure, there are hundreds of videos of people making noodles by hand on the internet.... But this one is hosted and narrated by Alton Brown of the Food Network. He makes everything better.

Watch as Danny Yip, Executive Pasta Chef, of Mr. Chow's in Beverly Hills works magic with his hands. He makes hundreds of noodles, and never uses any sort of cutting device!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Countdown Starts Now

It's 09/09/09 09:09:09.

Only one year, one month, one day, one hour, one minute, and one second until 10/10/10 10:10:10. The countdown starts now.

Double Knockout!

The bell ring, both fighters approach..... A kick here, a jab there. It's 8 seconds into the first round, the adrenaline is pumping, the blood is flowing. Until boom, both fighters punch, both fall down, fight over.

That's what happened when Tyler Bryan and Shaun Parker fought in an the Mixed Martial Arts Legends of Fighting Championship. It's like a cartoon....

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A House Full Of Full House!

I'm so excited! The "Full House" complete series box set has been released!!!! The collector's box is a house full or DVD's.

32 Discs! 192 Episodes! 1 Box Set! And the best thing? It's on sale today at! Only $78.99! That's $2.47 a DVD! 41¢ per episode! And it comes with extra features! What a deal! It's practically free!

Somebody should buy this set so I can have someone to talk with about Full House. K-Gibbs for life!

Magician Vs. Monkey

When that monkey attacked that woman in Connecticut in February, it eliminated almost any chance I had to talk my wife into letting me get a monkey as a pet. I think this might change her mind....

Monday, September 7, 2009

What's Wrong With This Sign?

What's wrong with this sign?

In the city of Atlanta, Georgia (where Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised), near Morehouse College, (Martin Luther King Jr.'s alma mater), a street was named after Martin Luther King Jr.

Unfortunately, the sign, which was reportedly installed in 2007, says "Marin Luther King Jr.".

The error was noticed last week, and has been changed since, which means the sign was up for two years before anyone noticed the mistake.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Yo Ho! Grim Grinning Ghosts About To Socialize!

Francis Xavier Atencio turns 90 years old today! He's the former Disney animator who wrote the scripts and the songs for Disneyland's "Haunted Mansion" and "Pirates Of The Caribbean" Rides.

Viva La Revolucion!

This is an awesome piece of art created by Roland Tiangco.... It's an inspirational interactive poster (which he calls the "Dirt Po(or)ster"), which the recipient completes by revealing spot-varnished type with hands made dirty by handling the poster. Viva La Revolucion! Si Se Puede!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I Want My Bacon!

Is WifeSwap still on television? I don't know why I stopped watching that show.

Anyway, the kid in this video is a brat, but I find it hard to disagree with his logic.

My favorite part of the video? Thank you for asking.... I have two....

Number 1.... Pause it around the 32 second mark....

a. The look on his face is priceless.
b. If you look closely at the miniature wall-mounted license plate, it bears the words "LOW N SLO". I'm not sure what that means, but it sounds inappropriate, so it makes me laugh.

Ok.... Number 2.... Pause it around the 48 second mark and notice the three full bottles of ranch dressing sitting on the table.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Blueprint

I don't have a wide breadth of knowledge about hip hop, let alone music in general, but Jay-Z is amazing. He's releasing a new album, The Blueprint 3, on September 11, 2009. To promote his new album and Rhapsody Music, Jay-Z made a commercial in which he flawlessly recreates the poses from his previous ten album covers. It's very creative.

I hope I'm not damaging my cred with my west coast crew by giving mad props to an east coast rapper.

If you want to see the previous album covers, click the link and scroll to the bottom of the page to see Jay Z's discography.

Hubby Hubby

Yesterday, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream announced that they will be temporarily changing the name of the famous "Chubby Hubby" ice cream to "Hubby Hubby" to celebrate the legalization of gay marriage in Vermont.

In addition, Ben & Jerry’s and Freedom to Marry will be publicly supporting the first marriages of gay and lesbian couples in Vermont and raising awareness for marriage equality and how to take action by driving consumers to

Do you think the intentionally chose an ice cream that's "packed with fudge"?

How many right wing politicians will be ordering a "Hubby Hubby" sundae in a rest stop bathroom stall?

Ok, that's all I'm giving you.... I have a lot more.... But they're very inappropriate....

Seriously California, just make gay marriage legal. If we really want to "protect the sanctity of marriage", let's make divorce illegal. I can't hear one more person say, "It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!".

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Glenn Beck Would Be Horrible At Hangman

Glenn Beck is awfully bad. I can understand why he's losing advertisers. I'll tell you this, if I was being hanged, and I was missing a leg, Glenn Beck is the last person I'd want to pick a letter.

Watch him try to denounce Obama's politics by putting together an incomplete acronym.... Can you guess the missing letter? He can't.

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