Friday, December 07, 2001

Oh my god, there really IS a Duff brewery and has been for years, they're having to change their name though anyways, so people don't confuse it with Homer and the gang's fave brew :)STUFF: NATIONAL NEWS - STORY : New Zealand's leading news and information website
If you haven't heard about it yet, Timecube's...hmm. Perhaps you should make your own assesment. Timecube
A big, fat pile of shockwave games....Playtonium - The Element of Fun - online games
Phill's Site of Useless Information...who knew? PhiLL's Site Of Useless Information
An automatic academic paper generator from "The Spark" ( Paper Generator!
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (Reuters) - A Japanese woman whose body was found by a hunter near the North Woods town of Detroit Lakes was apparently obsessed by the fictional buried treasure of the movie ``Fargo,'' police say.

Woman Hunting 'Fargo' Movie Loot Dies
All I can say is "Dayum, man..." Man Cuts Off Penis in Fit of Religious Fervor

Tuesday, December 04, 2001

The absolute kewlest screensaver ever, I love playing with this thing. MyCorkboard screensaver - customize your very own interactive desktop screen saver
Visual Pinball is a free program that allows you to design your own pinball tables and play on them, there are also downloads of tables that are already done for you, some of which are pretty good reproductions of real pinball tables from the past. I like my pre-made Microsoft tables better, but this is a really good one for the do-it-yourself types out there and some of the tables for download are nice. Visual Pinball Introduction
An english translation of Miyamoto Musashi's "A Book of Five Rings", a treatise on sword-fighting and strategy by the fifteenth-century Japanese Samurai/writer/artist. A very interesting text. A Book of Five Rings
If you like to tinker and build things or just have some time to kill, this is a really cool site, god knows how they did this thing, it's a pretty impressive bit of web magic, though and entertaining to boot. Sodaplay Constructor
Considering their brilliant ad campaigns over the years, I guess it's no wonder Absolut Vodka has a gorgeous website. I'm not much of a vodka drinker, but this is pretty nice. Oh, now don't anyone enter the site unless you're of legal drinking age, of course (wink). It always cracks me up the way "adult oriented" websites, say Budweiser or something like this, say that. At least Absolut isn't insulting anyone's intelligence by asking you to choose your date of birth from a drop-down menu in order to gain know, I'm pretty sure that given a few minutes, even the simplest kid could figure that one out. :) ABSOLUT VODKA - The Official Web Site
Want to learn how to make those cool little Flash movies and games for your site? Already using Flash and need things like sound loops, tutorials, etc.? Make this your first stop, pretty much everything you could ever need and then some, plus a very tight-knit and helpful community of developers to share ideas and dole out helpful advice, this is a fantastic site. Flash Kit, A Flash Developer Resource - Online resource for Macromedia Flash Tutorials SWF FLA images clip art Sounds WAVS Animations Help and Support
Oh yeah, almost forgot...we're at war. Just because "Greg and Dharma" and the like are back on the tube every night and the state of general panic has died down since September eleventh doesn't mean we shouldn't take these warnings the govt. has been giving to heart. I really hope it doesn't come down to something like this: reports are circulating that Bin Laden may have the means to produce a "dirty bomb", which is basically highly radioactive material, say, for instance, spent reactor fuel rods, wrapped around readily available conventional explosives, the idea being to simply irradiate a large area, perhaps several city blocks, in a way that would leave the terrain surrounding the blast radius virtually uninhabitable for many, many years to come. As bad as a conventional nuke? Probably not, but still, very, very, VERY bad and they don't need a huge team of eggheads or high-grade plutonium or uranium - scarce commodities - to make one. Report: Bin Laden May Be Close to Nuclear Weapon
Why did I sleep so late yesterday? Because I couldn't resist staying up to find out what Dean Kamen's "It" or "Ginger" - as it was called - was. It debuted on the Good Morning America show yesterday morning and I have to admit, it was a bit of a letdown, sure it's neat, sure it looks like a kick to ride and yes, I'm certain it has many useful applications in business and perhaps in the private sector - it runs clean and cheap and you can ride around on one all day for about twelve cent's worth of electricity - however, I was sort of hoping for a hovercraft or a jetpack or something. I suppose after all the hype, if Dean had done anything less than come on GMA and literally walk on water, people would have been dissapointed. Still, it's a nifty little scooter, I guess...sigh. Oh, by the way, it's called a "Segway" now. Just don't be too hard on Mr. Kamen - he did, after all, invent things like the heart stint in our VP's ticker, a portable kidney dialysis machine, an insulin pump and other great humanitarian inventions, including a mobility device for paralytics that allows them to move around upright and walk up and down stairs, over gravel and other obstacles. My friend Steve's a paraplegic and I can tell you that something of that nature would really be a godsend, it's hard to even PUSH someone in a wheelchair over gravel. In the end, even if all Dean had rolled out on Good Morning America had been a little red toy wagon, he's still to be applauded and I'm sure there are uses for the Segway that nobody's even thought of.Segway
Well, a very good friend of mine died night before last, around 10:30 at night. Her name was Barbara Peppers, she was a very, very sweet woman who died long before her time, of cancer. I saw her that night, she was comatose, far as anyone could tell, she passed away in her home, a couple of miles down the road. I wish now I'd stayed a little longer, said a few more things, perhaps. I don't know if she heard the things I did say, but I hope so. It's a sad thing when someone dies, especially someone you love. She was like family to me and the only solace I find in her death is that her long struggle is over and I know she's finally at peace now. The funeral is tomorrow at one and I was planning on going back to the funeral home earlier than that but I can't sleep because I slept so late instead of rolling around on the bed trying to get comfortable and making myself fall asleep, which I couldn't seem to do, I decided I may as well get up and write a little or post something, maybe that'll help.

Monday, December 03, 2001

Find out what other people think about a zillion questions, you can add your own questions to be posted and users can provide profiles so you can see the results broken down by gender, age, country, etc. Very cool, I'm JimmyOlsen - Questions

Sunday, December 02, 2001

Alright, even though it's just a parody of Christopher Walken, this is still the funniest thing I think I've ever read and I wish he'd really written it, it would have been that much funnier. :)
Walken in L.A.
Man, how long can the "All Your Base" thing hang
This one's pretty funny too...heh. General Motors Introduces New Instant-Win Airbags
I've been browsing some old articles from The Onion tonight, this one's pretty funny and true, too...can cola bottles get an larger? I notice they don't mention those big TUBS of Coke they give you at fast food joints and gas stations. Our nation's soda intake is spinning out of control, soon we'll need special harnesses to carry the massive weight of our Hardee's super-sized Cokes on our backs. Coca-Cola Introduces New 30-Liter Size Bottle Will Be Unwieldy, Inconvenient
``One week from today, we're going to reveal right here what IT is,'' she told viewers last Monday, adding she had heard IT was something ``everyone will have to have'' and ``immediately make the people who own it richer than Bill Gates Dean Kamen Set to Unveil Mysterious 'IT' Invention