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Sunday, December 28, 2008


Okay, aside from all the youtube parodies of this outrageously overhyped product (It's a blanket with sleeves, ya moron!!!), watching the Snuggie vid raises some concerns. All those Snuggies reminds me of some sort of modern Celtic festival, or even (GASP!) the dreaded Yuppie Satan Worshipers. Check out the vid at 0:20 - that's gotta be the Grand Master Wizard using his remote. And at 0:23, the (Evil) Wiccan Elder is rifling through her collection of horrible spells to cast - all without losing a precious ounce of body-warmed air. Or is it just the central air, fueled by the combustion of the SOULS OF THE DAMNED????

The dude with the laptop - no clue how he fits in.

Snuggies are scary - but I find this even scarier - that this product actually sells. And sells well.

I want one.

Also, I have a new dog.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hot Chocolate

(Seen in a friend's blog)

You Are Hot Chocolate

Your holiday personality is generous.

The holidays are your favorite time to practice the art of giving.

You enjoy picking out presents, sharing treats, and making everyone's day a little brighter.

And you don't even notice if you don't get anything in return.

What Holiday Drink Are You?

So....I am hot chocolate? Who knows, but chocolate in any form is always good.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Some Humor...

...for these stressful holiday times.

Did you chuckle a little? Good. Now, raise your hand if you tried the website he mentions. C'mon, be honest.

Hmm. I guess I was the only one. Oh well.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lame Geek Joke I Just Made Up

This area (Paris, TX) recently went online on GoogleMaps Streetview feature. I'm sure we could come up with all kinds of 'reasons' (said with sarcastic tone) to use Streetview, but we all know the real reason we are drawn, nay, enchanted, nay, bewitched into spending hours checking out the virtual real world - it's just kewl.

Anyway, I've been traveling the streets of Paris right here on my laptop, seeing things I could see in real life, but this is so much more convenient. And I was thinking how peeps who see objectionable images of themselves (or whatever) on Streetview can petition the Allmighty Google to get that pic removed. Such thinking led me to a really geeky joke. Here goes!

What do you call it when GoogleMaps removes a Streetview image from their map?

(Prepare to groan)

It's a Real Life 404 Not Found error!

(Insert canned laughter here to get rid of the awful silence as my Constant Readers just can't bring themselves to laugh)

Okay, yeah, it was lame. So instead of another paragraph or two of inane geek humor, I'll just wrap this up and get back to StreetView. I think I'll go to Colorado Springs and see if i recognize anything from my trip there last year.

Monday, December 15, 2008

LOST Birthday

I've been watching LOST reruns. Yeah, again, I know...but the show is just so damn intriguing, and I am picking up lots of new bits of tid during the repeated viewings. Bits of tid such as this: Oceanic Flight 815 crashed on my birthday in 2004 - Wed, September 22, to be exact.

What does this mean? I have no idea - other than that I may have a problem distinguishing fiction from reality. If my mother is reading this, she will probably be thinking of Poltergeist, which she took me to see in 1982. I had seen a trailer for Poltergeist (maybe while seeing ET?) and it looked cool. I was a child of 7, but I told her I knew the difference between real and fiction. That was true - I knew the difference between Poltergeist (a movie, not real) and the evening news (real). The problem was that even though I knew Poltergeist wasn't real, it was just DAMNED SCARY! For a 7 year old, I mean. I still don't ever sleep with the closet door open. And I always watch for clowns to become demonic monsters. You just never know.

Wow, that was an extremely off-topic paragraph. I lost my train of thought - and there's little hope of recovery. So the post ends now. :)

Counting down 'til 21 Jan 09!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Uhhh, is this for real?

No comments on this video - I want you to watch it without any preconceived notions I might give you. Go ahead, take a peek.

My first reaction? Surely this is some form of parody or other attempt at humor. After all, would the Chief Game Naming Officer at any respectable company even consider "Ball Busters" as a game title?

Okay, I could see it as a title of some game sold at your local Spencers - I won't go into further details here . But a (seemingly) real family game? Uhhh, no. Plus, the video looks old, and they weren't nearly as permissive with such things back then.

All that makes me think this is simply a fun little video someone made for laughs. But there is one more little bit of tid in the clip that exposes the truth: the manufacturer is named "Mego". I've not heard of them - Milton Bradley, yes, but Mego, no. So I googled "Mego", and what do you think I found?

Mego was real. This game was real.

(Yeah, I'm as shocked as you are, ha ha)

I'm pretty sure John McCain hired the former head of Mego advertising to run his campaign.

Dang, I need some dramatic chipmunk to clear my head. Ah, here we are!

And thanks to Heather for this humorous mod of the Dramatic Chipmunk (looks more hamsterish to me):

Monday, December 08, 2008

Some Life...?

Just a quick update on what I am doing at this very moment: I'm watching LOST on the SciFi channel (yeah, I know I have all the episodes downloaded - uhh...legally, yeah...but if LOST is being broadcast somewhere, I am tuning in) and during commercial breaks I've been playing some of my favorite YouTube vids - mostly the Dramatic Chipmunk (which is really more hamsterish in appearance, to me) .

Check it out here: (Tip: repeat it over and over and over for maximum laughter. It just keeps getting funnier every time!!)

Did you repeat it over and over? No? Lame.

Monday, December 01, 2008


....and found. (I'm watching LOST right now, which gave me the idea for the title) That's kinda how this blog must feel right now, what with the incessant political talk recently, then a flurry of amusing vids, then a bit of a dry spell. Now, I've "found" my blog again, ha ha. Anyway, I've found a couple more humorous vids, so just for kicks, here is a little taste of funny. Note: turn up your volume, because this vid is a tad quiet, and the effect is so much funnier if you can hear the music. I promise, no blood curdling screams or monsters that pop up at the end to scare you.

Okay, enough of that. The main reason I posted tonight was to remind my faithful readers (all two of you, ha ha) of the stellar display in the heavens this evening. And yes, that was an intentional pun (stellar display, the heavens.....sheesh, when you have to explain it, either the audience is dumb, or your humor is. My money's on the latter) Anyhoo, tonight, three objects meet up in a triangular display in the southish-westish or therabouts. Go outside and you can see them - the Moon, and two nearby stars that are pretty dang bright. Wait a sec - that's no star, that's a space station! (obligatory Star Wars nerdy humor).

The Moon is easy to discern. The two others swarming the Moon are Venus and Jupiter. Jupiter is the dimmer of the two, while Venus outshines everyone (except for the Moon). Venus appears much brighter because it is very close - far closer than Jupiter. Right now, Venus' distance from Earth is about 93 million miles and change. Jupiter, on the other hand, is more than 540 million miles from us. So Venus is really bright, but Jupiter, although more distant, manages to shine pretty bright itself simply because it is HUGE! Volume-wise, you could fit roughly 317 Earths inside the beast. It's equatorial diameter is over 44,000 miles, while the polar diameter is about 41,500 miles. (The difference is due to Jupiter's rapid rotation. It takes almost 10 hours to make one rotation - the great speed kinda squashes Jupiter at the poles, while it bulges near the equator.

Uhh, I went OT. So Jupiter is big - which means it reflects more light, but it's distance dims it somewhat. That being said, go out and look up - it's a pretty cool display tonight.

(and those lucky few of you living in Western Europe or North African will be able to watch the Moon occult Venus. But not here in the states. :(