Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Stickin' it to Da Man...

Death wheel

Some guy has collected a gallery of stick-figure warning signs. Some of these are pretty funny. Does that make me sick?

50 Covers - No Shat!

UK's daily online version of Telegraph features the 50 Best Cover Songs Ever. And no trace (this is a good thing) of William Shatner doing "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" and "Mister Tambourine Man".
(via kottke.org)

For those who can't get enough Shat, you may want to emote along with his new album, Has Been and enjoy the William Shatner Acting Simulator.


Saturday, November 27, 2004

You mean De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da actually means something?!

Songfacts explores the meaning behind song lyrics. Often interesting, but since most of the content on the site is reader-submitted, not always trustworthy.
(via The Ultimate Insult)

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Who's hungry?

Hope everyone had a tryptophan-tastic Thanksgiving! Here's also hoping you didn't see something like this on your plate tonight.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle...

I wouldn't have guessed it, not with so many privacy concerns and identity theft these days, but nonetheless... Look up anybody's drivers license information online. Man, I really take a bad photo in those things...
(via Neat New Stuff on the Net)

Monday, November 22, 2004

"Hey, can you get my game for me? It's back, and to the left. Back, and to the left. Back. And to the left..."

How's this for scuzzy?

A new video game called JFK Reloaded is being released today allows players to simulate President Kennedy's assassination.

Timed to coincide with the 41st anniversary of Kennedy's murder in Dallas, it will be available as a $9.99 download through Scottish game firm Traffic Games.

According to Traffic's managing director Kirk Ewing, the objective is for a player to fire three shots at Kennedy's motorcade from assassin Lee Harvey Oswald's digitally recreated sixth-floor perch in the Texas School Book Depository.

Points are awarded or subtracted based on how accurately the shots match the official version of events as documented in by the Warren Commission, which investigated Kennedy's assassination.

Shooting the image of Kennedy in the right spots in the right sequence adds to the score, while "errors" like shooting first lady Jacqueline Kennedy lead to deductions.

Each shot can be replayed in slow motion, and the bullets can be tracked as they travel and pass through Kennedy's digitally recreated body. Players can choose to see blood by pressing a "blood effects" option.

Ewing said the game was designed to undermine the theory there was some shadowy plot behind the assassination. "We believe passionately there was no conspiracy," he said.

A spokesman for Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy called it "despicable". Ewing went on to say, "We believe that the only thing we're exploiting is new technology,"


What's next, guys? Uncle Adolph's Funtime Auschwitz Factory?

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Natural Born Simmers

Getting bored with your Sims game? Tired of trying to make those little ingrates happy all the time? You are not alone my friend. Seems there's a whole buncha Ted Bundy wannabes in the Sims-iverse.

The Sim Murder Page with the 9 ways to make a date with Death (and the 5 ways to cheat him)

The Sims Torture Test

the creepy "Week In The Life of The Sims 2"

The, once you've killed 'em, you can bring 'em back, after a fashion, though I think that this may be going a little too far...

Monday, November 15, 2004

No huffing, No puffing, No service!


Bryan Berg holds the current Guinness World Record for tallest card structure at twenty-five feet tall. He has some nice photos in the gallery as well.
(via J-Walk)

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Gimme some skin

You know how when you boot up Windows XP, for example, you see something like this?


Bo-ring! So generic. So bland. So vanilla. So "The Man".

You're not that guy. You're creative! A trendsetter! A risk-taker! Right?

Thought so.

That's why you so need Bootskin.

Bootskin is a little program that will let you easily choose from hundreds of unusual, funny, strange or just downright gorgeous boot screens. The download is free, small (under 1 MB) and the bootscreens are many. Works with Windows 2000 and Windows XP (sorry Win 95/98 and Mac folk).

Up until a while ago I was using


but what with the new movie coming out, I decided to switch to


You can check out the gallery before you install by browsing here.

Circling The Bowl

Since I am going to be doing a little home plumbing repair at Information Nation HQ tonight, here is a (dare I say?) linkdump concerning the most important chair in your house.

Toiletology 101

How Toilets Work

Where does it all go?

Toilets of the World
National Public Toilet Map (Australia only)

Incinolet! "The World's Only Electric Incinerating Toilet!" (Hmm, let me get this straight, me peeing into something an electrical device, and placing my bum a few inches away from a device that heats up to 1,200° F? Where do I sign up?!)

Nowhere to hide... Public toilet made of one-way glass

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Man, they really are convenient!

[Homer and Apu] walk up to the sliding doors. A bell dings as they enter and approach a man with white hair and a flowing white beard. He drinks a Squishee, and a sign behind him announces, "The Master Knows All (except combination to safe)."

He is the benevolent and enlightened president and C.E.O. of Kwik-E-Mart -- and in Ohio, Stop-O-Mart. He is the one we must ask for my job back.

Approach, my sons. [they do] You may ask me three questions.

Apu: That's great, because all I need is one --

Homer: Are you _really_ the head of the Kwik-E-Mart?

Master: Yes.

Homer: Really?

Master: Yes.

Homer: You?

Master: Yes. I hope this has been enlightening for you.

Apu: But I must --

Master: Thank you, come again.

Apu: But --

Master: Thank you, come again.
---from The Simpsons "Homer and Apu"---

JD: Yeah, well.. I've been moved around all my life. Dallas, Baton Rouge, Vegas.. Sherwood, Ohio. There's always been a Snappy Snack Shack. Any town, any time.. pop a ham-and-cheese in the microwave and feast on a turbo dog. Keeps me sane.
---Christian Slater's "Jason Dean" in Heathers---

7-11 has been been offering coffee buyers a choice of filling up either a "Bush" or "Kerry" styrofoam cup, and they've been tracking who "voted" for whom this election season. Turns out their "7-Election" was actually dead-on correct with Bush getting 51% of the java vote to Kerry's 48%. It even gives the breakdown by state and major metro areas.

Hey, here's an idea. In 2008, can we just save all the anxiety, time, effort and money and just get our breaking election news while we're picking up some Corn-Nuts and nuking a turbo dog? I know it'd keep me sane...

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Timely tips for bumbling ballot-casters

The Onion has cooked up some helpful guidelines for Decision '04 or Election '04 or Disappointment '04 or whatever you kids are calling it these days.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Veni, Vidi, Fill-in-the-blanki

Those who took a little Latin in high school might remember the Julius Caesar quote they taught you on Day One: "Veni, vidi, vici", which translates to "I came, I saw, I conquered".

You might not have heard of the less-successful sequels, though...

We're not worryin' at all!

More political goofiness in the vein of the This Land Is Your Land" Jibjab animation we saw a couple of months ago. Not so bi-partisan this time, though... it's Here comes W to save the day!