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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Keep Your Ice Cream Safe

To prevent unauthorized ice cream eating- especially straight from the tub: The Ben & Jerry’s Pint Lock. It's real!

Via Engadget

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Can You Catch Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

From the NY Times Magazine:

To suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, many patients say, is to ''know you are crazy.'' Other forms of psychosis may envelop the sufferers until they inhabit the delusion. Part of the torture of O.C.D. is, as patients describe it, watching as if from the outside as they act out their obsessions -- knowing that they are being irrational, but not being able to stop. They describe thoughts crowding their minds, nattering at them incessantly -- anxious thoughts, sexual thoughts, violent thoughts, sometimes all at the same time. Is the front door locked? Are there germs on my hands?


Monday, May 23, 2005

The Power of MSPaint

This incredible painting was created entirely in MSPaint. It took the artist 500 hours to do it. That's some talent.

Friday, May 20, 2005

The Apprentice Life

According to Newsweek report, previous Apprentice winners Bill Rancic and Kelly Perdew are hardly making big-time decisions for Trump's empire. Instead, they mostly perform PR duties for the show, reliving their Apprentice glory days for CEOs and prospective real estate buyers. Perdew's desk is actually in a 'small, windowless space' next to the assistant of Trump's wife.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

My Google

Google is starting to beta test a portal. Interesting.

Keep Tabs on Your Representatives

A new blog that provides current information on what our representatives are doing in Congress.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Don't Let Your Silver Tarnish

Tricks of the Trade: Jeweler: "To help prevent the tarnishing of silver jewelry, place a stick of white blackboard chalk in the drawer or jewelry box to absorb the sulfur compounds that cause silver to blacken.

Via LifeHacker

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Funny Commercial

Very funny commercial for Levi's 501 jeans that rips on the metrosexual trend.

Via B2Day

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Candy Bar Wrappers

Syracuse University thesis on the history of candy bar wrappers.
Pretty interesting.

Via BoingBoing

Graph Paper

If you ever need graph paper, you can print it out yourself here.
All different sizes.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

The Phone

An entertaining puzzle.


In Consumer Reports' June edition, they rank diet plans. Weight Watchers comes out on top.

Most Sucessful Diets
. Via Yahoo!News:

You are right

Monday, May 09, 2005

Jimmy Kimmel- One Year Of Unnecessary Censorship

Jimmy Kimmel- One Year Of Unnecessary Censorship, from his April 15, 2005 show. Hilarious.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Possession is 9/10 of the Law

From the WSJ Evening Wrap:
Possession may be nine-tenths of the law, but most law enforcement agencies don't quite see it that way when it comes to stolen property. A Baltimore man found that out the hard way, according to police. He stole a car at gunpoint last month, drove it for two weeks and then left it parked not far from where he stole it, police said. The owner happened to see the car, called the police and had it towed. The alleged carjacker then called police and reported the vehicle stolen, police said. He was taken downtown for questioning, where he eventually confessed to taking the car, police said. He reported it stolen because he had left his wallet in it, police said. "Again, this really happened," detective Gregory Jenkins wrote in his report.

Candy Bar Giveaway

Get a free TAKE 5 candy bar . This is my new favorite candy bar.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Penny for Your Thoughts

Cool structures built out of pennies

Via Pogue's Posts

I Spy

Let's watch a football game

Ok. No more Google Maps for a while.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Mass Media Is Learning... But Slowly

ABC.com has now streamed Desperate Housewives and Lost so that you can watch the previous week's episode of online.

Via Lost Remote