Category Archives: Misc.

Get The 411 On Google

Get the dirt on your friends!  Find out where your spouse was last night!  Learn the true identity of the guy on the grassy knoll!  Oh wait…..uh, maybe that’s not right…  Let’s see here, oh yeah!  This new service on Google….Goog 411 is a FREE service available on any phone for locating people or businesses, and automatically connecting you.  Sweet!  I can tell you the $1.50 charges on my cell for using 411 through Verizon Wireless were killing me ;(  Yay for Google, and their ever-expanding reach into multiple genres!  Thanks Mom!

Zombie Defense Collection!

Okay Andy – You ask, and you shall receive 😉

Are you finding yourself defenseless in the impending zombie incursion in your neighborhood?  Need the perfect weapon to carve up those horde of undead that are hot on your heels?  Don’t want to be an extra for the next "Thriller" music video?

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Here you have it!  The Zombie Defense Collection currently offers two well balanced and deadly machetes for those pesky close combat situations with zombies.  Pictured above is the "Riley’s Defense"  and the "Z3 Field Machete".


Some weapons are better than others for survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. OlliN Sword Design has created a unique line – The Zombie Defense Collection – specifically designed for practical defense against the very persistent walking dead.

This line features various machetes, tire irons, Sholin spears, and the ever important zombie survival pack. Gear up and be ready for the zombie invasion!

"Zombies are like pigeons, every time you think you’ve got the problem under control, they come back." ~ G. Scott H.

Goofy News Bits: 6-2-2008

News and Coffee in the morning

Cylon Baseships Run Windows XP?

Wiener water soup – I can’t believe someone green lighted this recipe on

A blog dedicated to pipe-dream ideas, broadcast for anyone to pursue.

Mötley Crüe Sells More Through ‘Rock Band’ Than iTunes

A fact of the male brain “Bikin-clad women make men impatient” – A recent study shows that men who watched sexy videos or handled lingerie sought immediate gratification–even when they were making decisions about money, soda, and candy. Duh.

Fractal furniture! 

How Rock Band saved my marriage

The sad demise of whimsical teasing in Comic Chat

Temporary Reminder Tatts

To Do Tattoo

To Do Tattoos, get them at Amazon for under US $4. I send myself SMS notes with a to do list or reminders of other activities I need to accomplish, but if you’re one of those folks like Bill Gates that still writes notes on his/her hands (or other creative locations on your body) then this little novelty is for you.

The kit includes 12 graphic “To Do” forms that you can apply to your body wherever it’s most convenient (or creative) and a skin-safe, washable-ink gel pen. You’ll never again have to make lame excuses for missing bowling night or your mom’s birthay.

[via boingboing]

Chocolate Pencils

Chocolate Pencils

Chocolate-pencils is a collaboration with patissier Tsujiguchi Hironobu, the mastermind behind some very popular dessert shops. Tsujiguchi created a new dessert to go with some newly designed tableware from nendo, a design company. They wanted the plates to show off the beauty of meals and desserts like a painting on a canvas.

Based on this idea, the “chocolate pencils” come in a number of cocoa blends that vary in intensity, and chocophiles can use the special “pencil sharpener” that comes with our plate to grate chocolate onto their dessert. Pencil filings are usually the unwanted remains of sharpening a pencil, but in this case, they’re the star!

My wife would love this, and I can’t imagine the cost. 🙂

In The Digital Age, Your Kids Can Embarrass You In More Ways Than One’s Caroline Waxler has posted “C.E.O. Survival Guide: Your Kid’s Internet Postings Are Landing You in Hot Water“.

First of all, if you’re a CEO of a moderately sized company, you’re not reading Geeknews. But if you’re reading Geeknews then you’ll probably enjoy the little story in the first paragraph about the CEO’s punk kid that almost blew a multi-billion dollar merger between telcos by blogging about how abusive mergers can be.


There’s Begging. And Then There This Monstrosity.


I’m kinda sorta a fan of Motley Fool whose motto is “To Educate, Amuse & Enrich”.

It’s an irreverent community site of regular Joe’s like me that sometimes dabble in the stock market, rubbing elbows with the folks that could make money falling out of bed.

I was receiving a newsletter from them, a paid subscription, turned out it was more expensive than it was worth for a ‘regular joe’ like myself. So this December I canceled it.

Today I finally received the nag mail I knew I was destined to find in my inbox “real soon now” trying to persuade me to come back. This nag mail was a tome. It’s a behemoth. Somewhere a secretary that typed it up for Marketing is undergoing a CT-Scan for a blown carpus.

Our best offer on a ONE-OF-A-KIND NEW SERVICE to win you back…

A private invitation from
Motley Fool Co-Founder, Tom Gardner
(please do not forward this email)

I started to read it because the bait on the hook was looking pretty good in the first couple of lines (these guys are good), and the fact that they didn’t want me to fwd meant there was probably something only us insiders to the Fool should know about. Hey, my wife tells me I’m an easy mark.

So I read through the second paragraph, now I’m seeing lots of numbers thrown around like “305% Profit!” or “beating the S&P 500 by 40%“…and then it happened. My eyes started to glaze over, so I scroll down and kept scrolling, scrolling page after page ’till I finally hit bottom:

Start Now!

Sincere regards,
Tom Gardner
Co-founder, The Motley Fool

This nag mail, to convince me to re-subscribe and win my affection, has these ridiculous numbers:

The e-mail was 16 pages long

The e-mail had 356 lines of text

The e-mail had 4275 words

Holy Mother of all Creatures Great and Small, what the heck were they thinking? Who would read all of that shortly after having kicked their newsletter to the curb by unsubscribing in the first place?

Secret Messages From Starbucks

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Looks like we should be looking at the bottom of our Starbucks cups.

Here’s an informative message one lady discovered scrawled on the bottom of her coffee cup from a Chicago Starbucks recently. This might be a reason why Starbucks is one of the best companies to work for in the entire U.S.: underwear is optional, and the baristas have free time to write interesting messages on the bottom of my Venti drip. 🙂

Over at Starbucks Gossip there’s a thread on this very topic, check out the comments from the baristas, very entertaining!


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The Saddest Cubicle In America Comes With Its Own Stench


The sadness of David Gunnells’ work cubicle has been confirmed by and voters across the country.

The information-systems specialist for the University of Alabama, Birmingham, won Wired’s Saddest Cubicle Contest for his work space in the Community Health Service building.

Gunnells, who works for the university’s Department of Occupational Health and Safety, sits at a desk behind large filing cabinets in a windowless conference/break room. An old refrigerator, microwave and smells from an adjoining bathroom complete the cubicle’s ambience.