Aug 13

Well, unfortunately we made it back from our Honeymoon in Kauia (Hawaii).  It's unfortunate because the trip simply went too fast (even though I knew it would).  We had an absolute blast and loved every minute there.  We spent a lot of time in the sun on the most incredible beaches I've ever seen. 

Surprisingly though, our favorite things to do was simply exploring all the local food joints, towns, and secret hideaways the island contains.  The most incredible part of the trip was our decision to take day-long yacht tour around the island mainly to see the Na Pali Coast.  This part of the island has to be some of the most amazing coastline I've ever seen.

Anyways, that's enough chit-chat about the trip, let's move on to the cool part… the pictures!

Click Here to check out the highlight pictures from the trip.

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Jul 25

Here is another example of a poor newscaster fumbling with words and simply making a hilarious situation.  I can't help but wonder if she was thinking about the topic before-hand or if it was something else coming up… what on earth made her say that?

Regardless, it's funny that she slipped up in that way.  I hope she didn't lose her job over it.  Even  more than that, I hope the “blind” man who actually climbed Mt. Everest didn't get overly teased by his friends over it.

Note: In no way am I poking fun at homosexuality, so please don't be offended.  It's a funny video.. so laugh.

Click Here to check it out!


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Jul 21

Opitcal Illusions ScreenshotThere are so many of these fun illusions to play around with on this site that I found myself overwhelmed with all the options.  Not only is it fun and interesting to see some of these odd tests, a fascinating explanation for the cause of the problem is always available.

 Dr. Michael Bach spent a lot of time on this stuff, so if you like it, be sure and thank him.

My particular favorite is the Hermann Grid (updated version).  For the most part, a good site to waste some time while getting a bit smarter.

Click Here to check it out.

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Jul 18

I found this thing relatively interesting.  Despite knowing that Ancestry.com was going to do their best to upsell me to a large package of family tree history, I hoped I'd actually be able to see something for free.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could.  In fact, I was able to see the original image of the 1930 census.  It showed my grandparent's family at a time when the world was much different. 

I find this sort of stuff really interesting.  Just looking back in time more than 75 years to see where I came from.  I learned that my grandpa was unemployed, not in the military, and not attending school at the age of 18.  What was he doing then?  If he was still alive, I would certainly ask him.  My other grandpa was working in a factory at the age of 14.  Pretty big disparity I'd say. 

There is just something really powerful about seeing the original hand-written ink from that long ago.  It's truly amazing just knowing that the census taker wrote that with my great-granparents telling them all the answers.

I suggest you try it out by Clicking Here.

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Jul 17

Although this creation isn't all that exhilirating or even useful for the purpose it's intended for, this Amazon sale is well worth reading simply for the comments.  Basically, from what I can see, someone created this cool-looking but generally worthless tank thing and is trying to sell it.  I really don't think this thing is going to provide any real protection to anyone who may actually need it, so don't buy it… ok?

However, after glancing through the comments, I started really laughing.  For example:

“I'll admit it.  Shopping for a personal tank can be a bit daunting.  Many
times in the past I've purchased overpriced, so-called “battle tanks”,
then driven them into battle only to be wrecked in ten minutes by the
first blow off of some insurgents home-made morter.”

So, if you care to read some comedy, glance through the comments by Clicking Here.

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Jul 11

Uh, no.  Please stop.  Do NOT watch this video.  If you do, you will be forced to watch a fading actor in all his glory asking random girls to “jump in my car”.  David, come on man, shame on you. 

Here's the low-down:  “The one and only David Hasselhoff of 'Bay Watch' and 'Knight Rider' fame returns with a cover of the
1975 classic 'Jump In My Car' and its a doozy. Recorded in
Sydney last year with the legendary Harry Vanda (AC/DC, The Angels),
the Ted Mulry Gang tune has been re-vamped with full Hoff gusto and
this music video promises to rock the socks off all his Hofficial fans.”

Video courtesy of courtesy of Sony BMG Australia.

Do NOT Click Here to watch the video.


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Jul 07

Saw this on Gizmodo a few days back. 

We are looking at the all new Beretta Xtrema2 Shotgun.  This amazing new product is the first shotgun I've seen that dramatically reduces recoil.  I've been known to shoot a bit of clay in my day and this thing surely would help to ease the shoulder pains a bit and I can see it really helping with accuracy. 

OK, so you are thinking.. what's the big deal?  The big deal is what the shooter in the demo video does with this gun.  The main thing I noticed is no pumping is needed, this baby is semi-auto.  The gun the demo shooter is using has been modified with an extended magazine allowing him to put a lot more shells in there than is normally legal (at least where I grew up).  Also, it appears that he is using a custom weakened load that is quieter and probably easier to shoot with. 

Regardless, I'm still impressed.  At one point he throws 10 clay pigeons in the air and takes them all out.  WOW!

Click Here to see the demonstration.

MSRP is $1,498 – $1,598.  More information about the gun available here.

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Jun 29

I have always been fascinated by extreme weather events

When most kid's were hiding under the bed in a thunderstorm, I was out playing in the rain.  When a tornado siren alarmed in my neighborhood, I ran full speed out the door and climbed a tree so I could spot the funnel.  A few months ago,while driving through Texas, we were hit by a fantastically powerful hailstorm; I kept driving hoping to have some hail bust my windshield, just for the story. 

I am a weather fanatic.. which is why I enjoy this movie so much.  That piece of hail is gigantic.  I do feel sorry for his poor rental car though, that thing is trashed!

Enjoy the video by Clicking Here.

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Jun 28

I stumbled across this mind-tingling site yesterday and was enthralled with the “statistics” in visual form.  Essentially it's a graphical representation of planet and star sizes throughout space.  It's pretty cool to see how small we really are.

I don't know who's idea this was and I can't seem to find out much about who created it.. but WOW… that is really cool. 

When I have kids, I'm gonna recommend this as a science fair project.. just because it would be cool to make those planets!

Actually, I wonder if those are real?  Dang it, they can't be!  Stupid Photoshop.  Get's me every time.

Click Here to check the site out!

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Jun 26

This video is perhaps one of the funniest video's I've seen on the web in a while.  I think what I find so entertaining is that this kid is totally oblivious to his brother (or whomever has the camera) taping him through a hole in his door.  

I like that this isn't some skit that was fake, this kid was definitely unaware of the camera.  It's also entertaining because I would wager that almost everyone has done this very same thing at some point (to a lesser or greater extent) behind closed doors.  I love it when he see's himself in the mirror and starts acting all crazy (which is also mildly ironic because the song is called Crazy). 

On a side note: after watching this video, I've decided I actually really like this song (Crazy). These types of videos may be a really good way to get your song out there in the public eye; get some silly kid to dance to it in his bedroom with a stuffed animal and the world will listen.


Click Here to watch the funniness.

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Jun 20

Craig Cannon has been known as the stead-fast and confident news anchor on our local news channel (ABC) here in NW Arkansas for quite some time now.  Unfortunately, I think this little slip-up may turn him into an internet joke. 

Don't get me wrong, losing a dental bridge while you're on the air isn't really anyone's fault… but it's still sorta gross… and I'm not easily grossed out either.  Mostly though, it's simply comical.  I don't know if this video is really gonna take off on the net' or not, but I know it's a hit on eBaum'sWorld… so it does have some clout. 

I actually sorta feel sorry for the guy.  He has probably spent the last 20 – 30 years of his life perfecting his on-air skills, only to have something like that happen and get blasted all over the internet.  Stuff like that can ruin a career… or make you famous!  As I've written this article, I've become more and more proud of this humble man.  Keep up the good work Craig Cannon!  On a side note: isn't that just a perfect news anchor name?  It reminds me of the movie Anchorman.. just the name alone.

Whew.. rambling.  Anyways, enjoy this clip of Craig Cannon and respect him for handling it so professionally and laughing about it.

Click Here to check the video out!

Click Here
to see his Biography.

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Jun 19

Want to feel a little better about your
salary?  Check out the Salary Clock
This thing is obviously somewhat gimmicky, but it's still quite
interesting to see how your money accumulates throughout the
day. 

Warning: Comparing your salary to the famous
people listed in the drop-down is a good way to feel sad about how hard
you work.  However, it's remarkably incredible to see how
Larry Ellison's numbers jump in such huge increments (he apparently
banks $38 billion a year… which appears to be around $5,500 per
second).  wow.

Click Here to check out
the Salary Clock.
 

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Jun 12

Following on heels of pure insanity, I have discovered a relatively mundane, but extremely interesting & funny web site know as Turbo-Minivan.com.  The name gives it all away.

It's clear, simple, easy to understand… but so sadly underestimated.  The author of this site, “Dempsey”,  has an overwhelming and almost comical obsession with turbocharged and highly modified 1980's & 1990's turbo minivans

At first glance, this may seem a tad on the odd side; and it is.  However, once you read through the stories and see what sort of fun the owner's of these vans have had making big V8 sports cars look shameful… it's no wonder they spend time working on these babies.

If you are at all into cars, Click Here to check out this site.  It's worth a few minutes of your time.

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Jun 06

I really thought I stayed on top of the latest phenomenon's on the web here lately… but somehow I totally missed the Coke + Mentos video outbreak.

If you haven't seen it, the basic idea is Mentos & Coke (or any other soda with CO2 in it) creates a strong reaction that makes a huge “fountain” of soda out of the bottle.

I can't quite figure what makes this so popular to try out.  I mean it is mildy entertaining, but why would hundreds of people take the time to do it on their own and post the video to the net?  An even more important question is why am I posting about it?  I truthfully don't know.

Want to see the ultimate video of the experiment?  Click Here!

Click Here to see the explanation behind the reaction.

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Jun 05

Despite his relateve unfamiliarity with blogging in general (haha), my buddy Aaron had this interesting post the other day.  He found this interesting toy on the internet courtesty of MyHeritage.com.  You may ask yourself; what could he possibly have found that's worth talking about? 

Well, it's a very powerful “looking” face recognition software that reveals which celebrity you look like (although I somehow doubt it's true mathematical prowess).  I think this thing is mostly graphical and there isn't much actual recognition going on here… but I'm generally pessimistic and un-trusting… so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

This company also offers geneaology services, which I'm guessing is why they created this thing; to get traffic AND to say how close you look to your parents or siblings, et cetera.

For the most part, I rarely give a hoot about anything to do with pop culture or celebrities.. but my curiosity got the best of me and I'll be darned if I didn't sign up and upload a picture.  What are the results?

Here's the highlights:
61% facial match with Billie Joe Armstrong (whoever that is)
48% facial match with Christopher Reeve (Superman!)
48% facial match with Adam Sandler (I've been told that before)
45% facial match with Tim Curry
45% facial match with Andy Roddick

Click Here to check your face.

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