Saturday, 31 January 2009

Superbowl Snorts

Surfin' The Interwebs - In the Early Days

Breaching Barriers

Pump Up The Volume


But Is He Really Worth Shaving?

It's Blended, It's Splendid


Ironic Packaging


Historic Boat

In the harbour of Flamenco Island, Panama sits this 99 year old vessel built by J.P. Morgan and throughout the years owned by Al Capone and Steve McQueen, among others.

You Are So Wrong!

You Are "Love Shack"

If you were transported back to the 80s, you would enjoy anything and everything underground.

You love the alternative aspects of 80s culture, and you're a bit disappointed that they've been forgotten over time.

You'd be goth, punk, new wave, or a rapper. Just not a yuppie, a preppy, or a jock!

You would relish living in a time where identifying with a subculture actually meant something.

Decent song. New wave, maybe, but goth, punk or rapper?

Beer Side-Effects: Femininity

Harvard scientists released the results of a recent analysis that revealed the presence of female hormones in beer. Men should take a concerned look at their beer consumption. The theory is that beer contains female hormones (hops contain phytoeostrogens) and that by drinking enough beer, men turn into women.To test the theory, 100 men were fed 8 pints of beer each within a 1-hour period.

It was then observed that 100% of the test subjects:

1.) Gained weight

2.) Talked excessively without making sense

3.) Became overly emotional

4.) Couldn’t drive

5.) Failed to think rationally

6.) Argued over nothing

7.) Had to sit down while urinating

8.) Refused to apologize when obviously wrong


Friday, 30 January 2009

Punxsutawney Putz

Hey, when you think of Groundhog Day, what comes to mind? Bill Murray?Or this little guy?

At this time of year you probably think of the little ball of fur. But any other time, I'm sure it's the movie, starring Bill Murray that comes to mind. And that's fine. I'm with you. After all, the damn little rodent is a poseur. Yep, that's right, everybody thinks he knows what he's doing but it turns out he's wrong more than he's right. Here's what the day is all about...

But a Canadian study (leave it to those Canucks) conducted over 30 to 40 years showed that for nearly two-thirds of those years the groundhogs' forecasts turned out to be wrong. That's right, either they were contrary to what they should have been, or winter dragged on its normal duration. Groundhogs across the nation had a dismal record of being right about 37% of the time. For shame. No wonder they've been the subject of ridicule.

And look at the names they've been given. Ohio's Buckeye Chuck. Georgia's General Beauregard Lee. Alabama's Smith Lake Jake. New York's Staten Island Chuck. North Carolina's Sir Walter Wally. And of course the most well known: Punxsutawney Phil. Silly, Silly. But Canada is not without shame. We have our share of weird wolly woodchucks: Balzac Billy from Alberta. Shubenacadie Sam of Nova Scotia. And, of course, our answer to Phil, Wiarton Willy, just outside our nation's capital, Ottawa.

Given their woeful record of prognostication, being held up to riducule and their alliterated assinine monikers, my money's on another Phil - Phil Connors. Now, that man was accurate!

Bacon Blow-Out

Newsworld's CBC Morning spent all morning making one of these. Thanks to The Presurfer for hunting down the recipe. This is more bacon than anyone would want to eat in one sitting, let alone 4 quarters of Sunday's Superbowl.

Read all about it by going here

How Times Have Changed

Savage Chickens is celebrating its 4th anniversary on the interwebs. Congratulations! "Facebook" was among the top ten favourites over the past year.

Equal Opportunity Mosh Pit


You Keep Me Hangin' On

Our 60s group takin' us into the weekend this week is Vanilla Fudge. You Keep Me Hangin' On, a cover of an old Supremes hit, was released in 1967.

First Rule Of Advertising - Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

This has got to be one of my favoutite 2009 Superbowl ads.

A Bush Moment

Do you miss moments like these? Do you mourn for the good old days #43 brought us? Well now you can rekindle your warm memories by writing a letter to former President Bush.

Click here

Mrs. Doubt Photo

Eye Catching Street Ad


La Vie en Rose


Because there are already enough ways to kill your idea.

Show Off Films

Canada Reacts to Conservative Budget


Thursday, 29 January 2009

The Power of Doritos

YesButNoButYes has an entire collection of ads to be aired during Superbowl XLIII.

Oprah's Birthday-yay

I knew this lady was influential but wow! She hosts the most-viewed talk show in the universe. She helped put a presidential candidate on the map. She's dropped and gained more pounds than Jabba the Hut. But perhaps what she's best known for is inventing a word. Yep, that's right. How many people do you know have actually invented a word?

This video explains...

Happy Birthday-yay to you and your, ahem...

Quote Of The Day



You Got A Problem With That?

How Many 90 Year Olds Could You Take in a Fight?

The Thoughtful Husband...

It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are over-sensitive, and there's nothing worse than an over-sensitive woman. My name is Jim. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife, Peggy.

When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for Peggy to get a full-time job along with her part-time job, both for extra income and for the health benefits that we needed. Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I usually get home from the golf club about the same time she gets home from work and although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don't yell at her. Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table. I generally have lunch in the Men's Grill at the club so eating out twice is not reasonable. I'm ready for some home-cooked grub when I hit that door.

She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now it's not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner. I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won't clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.

Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For example she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour. But, boys, we take 'em for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two or even three days. That way she won't have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn't hurt her any (if you know what I mean). I like to think tact is one of my strong points.

When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods. She had to take a break when she was only half finished mowing the lawn. I try not to make a scene. I'm a fair man. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me too.

I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Peggy. I'm not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will even find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging wife because of this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each other. Signed, Jim

EDITOR'S NOTE: Jim died suddenly on May 27 of a perforated rectum.The police report says he was found with a Calloway extra long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver II golf club jammed up his rear end, with barely 5 inches of grip showing and a sledge hammer laying nearby. His wife Peggy was arrested and charged with murder. The all-woman jury took only 15 minutes to find her Not Guilty, accepting her defense that Jim somehow, without looking, accidentally sat down on his golf club.

merci Jean-Marc

Diet Breakthrough

One View Of The Budget

Political Games

The Internet Explained

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I Want A New Drug

Anyone For RacquettGerbil?

Here Kitty, Kitty



Be Careful Out There

As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang. Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on 280Interstate. Please be careful!"

"It's not just one car," said Herman. "It's hundreds of them!"

merci Ruth

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

I Wonder If Obama's Comes With The Helmet

You Had To Ask

Got this joke in an e-mail today.

Sad News
With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week. Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in... And then the trouble started.

Well, I thought that was pretty funny. So I went to Wikipedia (sorry Hindleyite) to search Larry Laprise. Turns out he died in 1996 and that friggin' joke's been puttin' it's right foot in on the internet ever since. Not only that, the origin of the "Hokey, Pokey" has long been in dispute. For more see this.

Don't Panic

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy simplified.

Quote Of The Day

"I won."

-- President Obama, quoted by the Wall Street Journal January 23, 2009 , in response to Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) on why he's not including more Republican ideas in his economic stimulus plan.


Keep It Down

Vegetarians Do It Better

Here's one ad that won't be airing during the Superbowl this year. The Washington Post explains.


Bacon Lover - video powered by Metacafe

Thanks, Wirecutter...very funny.

Don't Hang Up


Hey, Dad, What Are We Doin' For Dinner?


Sometimes Rock 'n Roll Ain't Pretty


Shading The Truth


Good To Know

Well, it is AMERICAN beer after all.

Biker Babies

Save Yourself


The Ends Don't Justify The Means

ASSU - Socio-environmentalist Association of Ubatuba

Barnum and Budget

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Toward The End Of Time

"We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one."

John Updike died today of lung cancer. He was 76. He left behind a significant body of work.
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