Line Rider-One Eyed Giant

Ok so I came across this and thought it was a bit clever. Whoever did this had a lot of time on there hands.

January 12, 2007 at 5:32 pm Leave a comment

Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on Spiders

This may not look interesting but give it a try and you’ll be surprised by the commentary.

January 4, 2007 at 2:47 pm Leave a comment

Person of the Year, It’s ME and well you too. ( otherwise known as, I can’t ever win this thing out right!)

Person of the Year

First off, I want to thank you for nominating me for this most prestigious award. Next and even more importantly I want to thank God and Jesus Christ for the blessings placed upon my life. I want to thank my parents for help molding me into the kind of person that could be Person of the Year. I want to thank all my friends. I mean really, gosh, I’m just so overwhelmed right now. I think I’ll yell out, “I’m the King of the World!” *tears come to my eyes as I jump up and down like a giddy young boy whose team has just won some playground championship*.

Ok, so that would be something like my acceptance speech for the Person of the Year Award from Time Magazine that evidently everyone has won according to this story. I would like to put my own spin on this award though one I feel that would be more befitting, I must say in the least. I mean me and you we’re pretty important you know. We may not be winning a Nobel prize for some great scientific discovery or one of the other categories that you can win it in. However, we may be the some who are taking time out of our schedule to help feed the hungry, find homes for the homeless, or be that single mother or father who is diligently working to provide for their family. Or you may be that student who is working their way through college to be the first of you family to earn a degree. Or you may be that factory worker who is working those long laborious hours trying to better your family and to provide money and motivation for your children to attend college. Or you may be that elderly volunteer at a local agency still wanting to give something to the community even though the public takes you for granted. You may be that Wal-Mart greeter who even though is not paid that much still tries to greet people in the happy smiley face Wal-Mart way. You may even be that business man who believes that his family is more important than the hours your job demands of you so you get off work early just to be with your loved ones. You may be a policeman/woman protecting our streets or a teacher teaching the future of this nation even when you sometimes are expected to not only teach the children but to raise the children as well (not to mention the lack of pay, that really less honorable jobs get, for example, professional sports players). You may be of these types of people or some other that I have not the time to mention, so you, my friend are Person of the Year in my book.

December 18, 2006 at 5:21 pm Leave a comment

To quote Samwise Gamgee, ‘I’m back’

And yes that is a Lord of the Rings reference.  I’m a geek, so it’s what I do.

So about my trip – I’m going to report on it in two ways for two different groups of people.  First, for all American tourists  that tend to be obnoxious, ethnocentric jerks while in other countries: don’t go to northern England.  It’s a terrible place, and you wouldn’t like it.  You’ll be beaten to death by roving bands of hooligans who will then proceed to make a hat from your buttocks and play a pick up game of five-a-side with your kidneys.  There is nothing to see, do, eat, smell, whatever.  It is a void – null space.  You would be much better off going to places like Cabo San Lucas or Ibiza, where your horrible behavior will fit in wonderfully.

For all world-wise, adventurous, conscientious American tourists: go to northern England.  It’s a great place that hasn’t been spoiled by the horrible tourists I described in the previous bit.  Manchester is a great city: incredibly cosmopolitan, populated by wonderfully warm people with a great sense of humor.  I regret having spent only two days there.  But then I wouldn’t have had to time to do all the other things I did.  York is brilliant for sight-seeing, although it can be a little pricy.  And Sheffield, while it may not have the tourism of York or Manchester, has some of the best ales you will ever find.  And it borders Peak District National Park, with some of the most beautiful vistas you will ever see.

On a related topic, I just want to say something about modern air travel.  The sheer number of security checkpoints I had to go through getting back was mind numbing.  I count six: one getting into the terminal at Manchester, one before getting onto the plane, one at customs in Philadelphia without my bag, another at customs with my bag, another about ten yards later where a woman checked my passport again, and a final one about ten yards beyond that where I can do have all my carry on x-rayed and go through the metal detectors AGAIN.  And never mind the fact no two airports in the world seem to have identical security restrictions.  Leaving from DC, I was allowed one carry on bag (my backpack) and one personal item (my camera bag).  Leaving Manchester, I was allowed one carry on bag.  Full stop.  I had to check my backpack, because I trusted my camera bag with baggage handlers as much as a mother trusts her newborn with a pack of dingos.  And because of all this hassle, I’ve decided one thing: if I ever meet any sort of terrorist, I will kick him square in the privates with a steel toed boot.  And then I will drag him before a line of people waiting to get through airport security with a sign around their neck saying “This is all my fault” and allow every person in line to put their boot in before they walk through the metal detector.  That may sound a bit aggro, but when innocent people have to jump through 8,000 hoops for doing nothing wrong, I think someone has to answer for it.

November 30, 2006 at 6:01 pm Leave a comment

Um, Yes, I’ll Have An Order of Cottonseeds Please Waiter otherwise known as Should I Eat This Or Wear This

This story from Discovery Channel.com discusses how researchers at Texas A&M have been able to modify the seeds of cotton genetically, of course, not just modifying them by adding food coloring to them or putting a tiny hat on the seed, anyway, the poisonous/inedible chemical in the seed has been reduced or taken out to make the seed edible. I wonder what they taste like. However, this may be a great discovery just as the article discusses it could provide protein to alot more folks, just don’t try to eat someone’s shirt. A cotton seed.Hmm Cotton Seed

November 27, 2006 at 7:28 pm Leave a comment

By The Skin of It’s Skinny Skin Skin also known as Dinosaur Skin Found

According to this Discovery Channel.com story, a very well preserved Duck-billedDuck-Billed Dinosaur dinosaur skin was found in Montana. SO does this mean we can get the DNA(see picture)DNA and make our own Jurassic Park, I can only hope. Really and truly though this discovery could be really cool as it may bring more insight into the structure of the dinosaurs. The exhibit of this find will be at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

November 27, 2006 at 7:08 pm Leave a comment

The Hubble Deep Field Video also known as Yeah We’re Smaller than We Think.

This is a really good video about how the universe is quite bigger than what we may think. Pardon the commentary as at times he can try too hard. Also to note, it’s 6 minutes and 38 seconds in length.

November 27, 2006 at 12:50 am Leave a comment

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