Friday, November 27, 2009

Wish List - Ugly Sweater - Zombies Attack

In the spirit of black Friday, and especially of Christmas (sarcasm), I'm going to make the lives of my most frequent gift-givers slightly easier by posting an especially random holiday wish list.

It is my hope that they will do likewise, thereby making my gift-buying easy and saving them the embarrassment of having to wear this sweater come Christmas time.The List:
An electric drill
Misc. tools
Anything from this website.
T-shirt-A Day Without Fusion
Book of Secrets
Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius
How to Survive a Robot Uprising
Pocket Reference
Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things
The Zombie Survival Guide
Visual Guide to Lock Picking

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Utah Fireball

Last night at approximately 12:20-12:30 a.m. a huge fireball exploded over the state of Utah. The flash was so bright that for a moment it appeared as bright as day! Astronomers say the meteor was about the size of a washing machine and exploded with the equivalent of a thousand tons of TNT!

I saw the white flash through my blinds as I was on the computer. I looked over and thought to myself, "Hmm, that's kind of odd. Usually car headlights aren't that bright."

The following picture was taken at the height of the explosion - in the middle of the night!
Photo courtesy

Check out the local news station's report to see some incredible videos, including the video the above frame was taken from:
Meteor the size of oven lights up the night sky, alarms Utahns

Coincidentally the annual Leonids meteor shower hit its peak yesterday, although claims that this fireball had nothing to do with the shower.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Adventure Peeing

A discussion that comes up sometimes in male social circles is the notion of adventurous places one has urinated. Off a cliff, straddling the continental divide, on an exotic bush - you get the picture. These stories form something of a male birth right - to be a real man you have to have peed in (or on) some wicked cool places.

Well finally there is a way for the gentler (and less crude) gender to experience the thrill of adventure urination!

This is a picture of the new single-arch bridge being constructed at the Hoover dam, on the border of Nevada and Arizona. You can see the construction workers joining the last bit of the arch, after which the suspension cables will be removed allowing the arch to carry the full load of the future roadway.

Now look closely, what do you see? Four magnificent, glistening porta-potties!

People of the female persuasion, welcome to the world of adventure peeing.