Monday, October 31, 2005

USB Sake!

USB sake - Engadget -
Well, the USB Sake is not as eloquently named as the USB Mamory, it can't detect ghosts, it doesn't smell like fish, and it's no, um, plate of spaghetti... but like the others, it's from SolidAlliance so we loves it just the same. But that peewee 256MB capacity makes it almost an insult to the world's most lethal fermented beverage. We likes ours dry and with a shaved cucumber slice.

W00t! Looks like I finally solved that usb drive problem I was having. Finally, a drive that speaks to the inner me. Now I just have to check and see if the sake ban applies to little teeny fake ones. Ummm...I know...sake ban? Well, it seems that I might have a teensy problem with the sake. Said problem may have caused all of my friends and the wife to prohibit me from consuming sake without written endorsement and unanimous consent of said friends (subject to veto by the wife). Since this is strictly hypothetical, it may have something to do with few unfortunate behavior patterns that I hypothetically develop under the influence of the aforementioned sake. Some hypothetical examples:

SAKE! should only be said at over 90 decibels.

Tendency to mimic incredibly stereotypical bad engrish accent (usually in the foolish Japanese restaurant that served it to me).

General belligerence.

Complete lack of filter between brain and mouth (I do so have one! You are only saying that because you have not witnessed the SAKE!).

Extreme horniness. That would be the wife's complaint. (which is totally unfair because it's not like I'm trying to have sex with her.)

Extreme horniness. Baa's complaint. (slightly more fair than the wife's complaint, but you know he wants it taunting me with those tight jeans.)

Me luv you rong time!

Army research transparent armor.

Army research transparent armor.
The Air Force is testing a new transparent armor that will be able to stop armor-piercing weapons from entering any army vehicles via the windows when completed. So far, aluminum oxynitride has been identified as the candidate for replacing traditional multi-layered glass transparencies. This scratch and impact resistant material can withstand a .30 caliber Russian M-44 sniper rifle and a .50 caliber Browning Sniper Rifle with armor piercing bullets in tests, but it costs 5 times more when compared to current armors.

What can I say? Anything that will stop a .50 cal is pretty freakin' cool. - Extreme Pumpkin Carving - Extreme Pumpkin Carving
Extreme - Pumpkin carving at its wildest!

At what point did the carving of pumpkins turn into a "cute" event? When did boys stop carving pumpkins and moms start? Where did we lose touch with one of the years coolest events?

Welcome to where strange pumpkins, pumpkin patterns, and alternative pumpkin carving techniques are developed and demonstrated for you. Pumpkin carving will never be the same.

Yes, I know I'm late. So sue me. Use the ideas for next year. I was partying all weekend at Necronomicon.
For those who have never attended a Sci-fi con it is kinda like Caligula for geeks. In short, if you are reading this blog and you can get to Tampa, FL in October you should go. And yes, I did just imply that by reading this blog you are in fact a geek.

The Dresden Files

Sci Fi Wire -- The News Service of the Sci Fi Channel
Nicolas Cage is set to executive-produce The Dresden Files, an original two-hour back-door pilot scheduled to air next summer on SCI FI Channel, the network announced. The project, produced by Lions Gate Television in association with Cage's Saturn Films, will be Cage's first foray into television.

Based on a series of novels by Jim Butcher, the pilot, written by Hans Beimler (Profiler) and Robert Wolfe (The 4400, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), tells the story of Harry Dresden, a Chicago-based private detective and the only wizard listed in the city's yellow pages. Where others see typical crimes of assault, kidnapping and murder, Harry sees otherworldly forces at work. Whether consulting for the police on inexplicable crimes or following his own cases, Dresden does battle with the forces of darkness, always maintaining a wry sense of humor and a unique perspective on our world.

I don't know how well the TV series will turn out, but the books are excellent. I highly recommend the Dresden series for anyone looking for a good read.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Things My Girlfriend And I Have Argued About

Things My Girlfriend And I Have Argued About
Nothing keeps a relationship on its toes so much as lively debate. Fortunate, then, that my girlfriend and I agree on absolutely nothing. At all.

Combine utter, polar disagreement on everything, ever, with the fact that I am a text-book Only Child, and she is a violent psychopath, and we're warming up. Then factor in my being English while she is German, which not only makes each one of us personally and absolutely responsible for the history, and the social and cultural mores of our respective countries, but also opens up a whole field of sub-arguments grounded in grammatical and semantic disputes and, well, just try saying anything and walking away.

This is hilarious! I'd run across this site a few years back and found it to be some insanely funny writing and then promptly forgot about it (Drugs or booze was probably involved). I just rediscovered it via Stumble the other day. go ahead and give it a read. Outrageously funny.


StumbleUpon Reviews
StumbleUpon is an intelligent browsing tool for sharing and discovering great websites. As you click Stumble!, you'll get high-quality pages matched to your personal preferences. These pages have been explicitly recommended (rated I like it) by friends and other SU members with similar interests. Rating these sites shares them with your friends and peers you will automatically 'stumble upon' each others favorites sites.

This is an awesome extension for Firefox! I've been using it for a week or two now and I'm hooked. It's is being hyped as channel surfing for the web and that is a pretty good description. It is kinda like flickr for the web. you select what stuff you are interested in and click stumble. Rate the page with thumbs up or down and even include comments. You find all sorts of strange/fun/interesting stuff.

Tascam HD-P2 CF Audio Recorder: Indie Film Dream

Tascam HD-P2 CF Audio Recorder: Indie Film Dream - Gizmodo
Finally, a Compact Flash recorder with serious pro cred: Tascam's upcoming HD-P2 records up to a whopping high-definition 192 kHz / 24-bit Broadcast WAVE and connects to your computer via FireWire. It looks and feels like Tascams portable DAT recorders, but thanks to CF theres no transport noise. It's also the first audio recorder anywhere near the price ($999) to synchronize to timecode, and it runs on AA batteries. Translation: you're going to have to claw your way through a ravenous pack of indie filmmakers to buy one. -P. Kirn

Not that I have the slightest idea what any of this stuff means, but the Schram-man might. Him being into music (albeit crappy) and film making. Maybe I can use this thing for my newest and most brilliant invention. But that is another post....


ScatMat. - The Red Ferret Journal
Just place this flexible clear plastic mat with embedded electrical grid on any surface you'd like to protect. A safe low-voltage battery pack zaps paws with a low-level electrical pulse on contact. Completely harmless, but definitely gets their attention, and discourages bad habits! 3 selectable intensity levels for any size cat or dog. One 9-volt battery lasts for 6 months, or about 10,000 activations

I wonder if this works on children? Probably not as effective as hot saucing (as endorsed by Blair from the Facts of Life) or my preferred method of child control might still be fun to experiment though.

Send a Webpage with GmailThis

Send a Webpage with GmailThis - Lifehacker
GMailThis is one of those fantastic, simple ideas that makes you slap your head and say “Why didn’t I think of this first!?” GmailThis adds an item to your browser’s links bar that lets you instantly send a Gmail message pre-loaded with the URL of your current webpage.

This is a really cool trick. Make a shortcut with the javascript below and when you click it it automagically opens gmail and sends the link and title of a web page. Mega-useful for blogging.

Ok, apparently pasting it into the blog no work so well. So drag this link to your browsers bookmark toolbar.
Oh, it doesn't work in Internet Exploder, cause well, IE sucks.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Shark Attack! Remote Control Shark!

Shark Attack! - I Want One Of Those
Well it's another first, a remote controlled shark! Not just any old propeller driven fish, oh no, this fabulous finned wonder actually swims with it's tail, just like the real thing - but is considerably less likely to eat you. You must watch the movie (click the icon above) to see it in all its absurd glory. You can angle its tail to the left right and centre, and to dive and surface there a mini prop in its head - preferable to a forest of razor sharp teeth any day. It's pretty hard to describe just how excellent this is, whether you're playing with it in the bath, pool, fish tank or pond, there's just something about that dorsal fin calving through the water that gives you the willies. Even though its fin only sticks three centimetres above the surface, Spielberg has basically instilled every warm blooded creature on the planet with chronic galeophobia*, which is a bit unfair on sharks, as they're really pretty harmless. Unless they're very hungry, and you happen to flollop by dressed like a well seasoned seal.

*The fear of sharks.

This is wicked! Those cheeky blokes across the pond bring us a smashing new gadget. Silly little remote shark gave be a bit of the willies. You have got to check out the video (made by someone with way to much time on their hands).

Sunday, October 16, 2005

The Raw Feed Links to Clubbing Baby Seals!

I'm a blog! I'm a real blog! The Raw Feed (a blog that has, like, readers and taste and all sorts of things this one lacks) actually linked to our humble blog.

So, greets to any Raw Feed readers stopping by to browse.

P.s For any reader keeping track, we are now on to stage two of world domination!

P.s.s Also, apologies to Hack a Day for failing to give the appropriate props to the one post that has ever been linked to outside. Not that they give a shit or anything (Clubbing baby who? Never heard of the tossers...)but it just ain't right. In my defense, I didn't think anyone read this drivel.

P.s.s.s I'm hoping by posting the Disney pic they will issue a nice cease and desist letter for some extra blog publicity and further the aforementioned plans of World Domination!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Master Tailgater - Ultimate Tailgating Grill

::Master Tailgater:: Ultimate Tailgating Grill : Tailgating Gear | Portable Grill
The patent pending multi-functional Master Tailgater TM comes standard with 6 storage drawers, 5 tables, 5 storage shelves, 1 bar and is equipped to hold a grill, refrigerator/freezer or cooler, tent and 5 fold-up chairs. The Master Tailgater TM has a patent pending sure mount system that is easy to get on and off the vehicle to ensure a secure ride. The unit has an electrical lifting system that makes setup a breeze and comes completely wired and assembled ready for your tailgate party.

Wow! This thing is wicked. Attaches to your trailer hitch and has everything you need for tailgating. Of course it cost like 7 grand but hey, it is way cool.

Dish-making machine unveiled

Dish-making machine unveiled
MIT Media Lab's Counter Intelligence Group have developed a machine that makes dishes on demand and recycles them after a meal. Made from food-grade, nontoxic acrylic wafers that can be shaped into cups, bowls, or plates when heated, they retain the original wafer shaped upon reheating. There is a 150 item limit to ensure that you will never run out of table settings. This prototype DishMaker can produce a dish that's 6" in diameter every 1.5 minutes, with the ability to customise it for future expansion

Now this is awesome! Dishes on demand and no washing! I still want my damned replicator though.

Roulette Shot Game Set - Blog Archive - Roulette Shot Game Set
For those who are a little bit too old for beer pong comes a more sophisticated way to get your game and drink on. While I am not endorsing gambling or binge drinking, the Roulette Shot Game Set is an easy and attractive alternative to a keg stand. Each shot glass is marked with a black and red number, and when the wheel spins and your number comes up its your drink.

Hmm...another possibility for the bad movie festival. Just remember kiddies. always use the Passenger 57 method when playing roulette. Always bet on black.

Robosapien Flamethrower!

This one's for Baa. Stuck with the Robosapien 1.0? Jealous of the Robosapien 2.0? Then get medieval on its ass with this mackin' flamethrower mod for the Robosap 1.0!

UPDATE - Props for the original link goes to Hack-a-Day. We are not sure (that is the royal "We" by the way. I do that when I am trying to dodge responsibility) why Coherent Light (I also speak of myself in the third person when trying to dodge) forgot to link to the originating article, but we suspect there was booze and/or stupidity (the latter is slightly more likely) of some sort involved.

Glow In The Dark Hair Gel

GadgetryBlog: Glow In The Dark Hair Gel
This latest hair styling accessory is not likely to please your boss - at least when the lights go out... Voltage ($11.99) is made for nighttime activities (starting at about 'half-light' into total darkness), as its glow effects are not visible in a normally lit room. Apparently is lasts for around 8 hours (has been known to last 17 hours, gulp!) and washes out with normal shampoo. It comes in 4 colours.

Hehehe hehe heh. Nighttime activities. Hehe heh. So this is either for clubbing or for those of us who don't have a Nightshot mode on our camcorders.

Carbon Nanotube Memory on the Way

Slashdot | Carbon Nanotube Memory on the Way
"Nantero, a nanotechnology company, is expecting prototypes of products using NRAM technology (nanotube-based, non-volatile random access memory) to be available in 2006. In the article at, it says that 'the company has succeeded in making circular wafers, 13 centimetres in diameter, that hold 10 gigabits of data.' And they are ten times faster than 'flash' memory."

More nanotube goodness. Except this time it is an actual product! - Connecting Wikipedia articles with their locations - Connecting Wikipedia articles with their locations
Hello, and welcome to Placeopedia, a simple site where you can connect Wikipedia articles with places, and then make use of our database either to browse, or syndicate the whole lot. We hope that lots of people will connect places they know with their corresponding Wikipedia article, and then our syndicated data can be used as a general geographic lookup table for Wikipedia.

Just thought this was kinda cool. The synergy occurring from Google maps is simply astounding.

Bitmeter 2

Bitmeter 2 from Codebox Software
Bitmeter 2 is a bandwidth meter, it allows you to visually monitor your internet connection by displaying a scrolling graph that shows your upload and download speed over time. If you spend a lot of time online, especially on file sharing networks such as BitTorrent, Kazaa and eDonkey, then a bandwidth monitor is almost indispensable - giving you real-time updates on how effectively your connection is being used, and alerting you to any problems immediately.

Free bandwidth utilization software. Pretty nice, only downside I've noticed is it only displays in kb or KB so you have to manually adjust the decimal point for megabits.

I.B.M. to Put Genetic Data of Workers Off Limits

I.B.M. to Put Genetic Data of Workers Off Limits - New York Times
As concerns grow that genetic information could become a modern tool of discrimination, I.B.M. plans to announce a new work force privacy policy today.

I.B.M., the world's largest technology company by revenue, is promising not to use genetic information in hiring or in determining eligibility for its health care or benefits plans. Genetics policy specialists and privacy rights groups say that the I.B.M. pledge to its more than 300,000 employees worldwide appears to be the first such move by a major corporation.

This one is for all the readers who think I take privacy concerns over the edge. And before you bother with the "nobody is ever gonna try that..." crap.
In a handful of publicly disclosed cases, genetic data has been used without workers' knowledge. Perhaps the best known involved a $2.2 million settlement in 2002 that the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reached with the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company. The government had sued, saying the railroad tested, or sought to test, 36 of its employees, using blood samples, without their knowledge or consent. According to testimony, the company performed the tests in the hopes of claiming that the workers' arm injuries stemmed from a rare genetic condition instead of from work-related stress on muscles and nerves. The railroad denied that it violated the law, but agreed not to use genetic tests in future medical examinations.

Caffeinated Hot Sauce

ThinkGeek :: Timmy's Torrid Tonic - Caffeinated Hot Sauce
Put 'em all together and what do you get? Timmy's Torrid Tonic! We like to call it TTT or simply Triple T. No matter what you call it though, it's the world's first habanero hot sauce constructed from quality ingredients and infused with caffeine. And unlike many of your average caffeine-free hot sauces, Timmy's Torrid Tonic actually tastes delicious! A must for anybody on the proper end of a cluestick (or a tortilla chip). Great on grilled foods, pastas, soups & even Pizza!

As a slave to all things caffeine I felt it necessary to post this one. Caffeine and hot sauce? Brilliant!

Friday, October 14, 2005

OkCupid! Politics Test

OkCupid! Politics Test
Conservative? Liberal? Republican? Democrat? No matter how you vote, it's unlikely that any one of these words perfectly reflects your views. Politcal beliefs are often intuitive and personal, and no party, platform, candidate or external label can encompass them exactly.

We at OkCupid designed this test to explore our users' ecomonic and social ideas and then place them into the spectrum of political thought: liberal, conservative, progressive, radical, and so on. We tried to accurately translate a person's own sense of where he stands into a place in the real poiltical world.

I don't know what happened, but last time I took this test I was a Centrist. I must have been in a better mood this evening.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Tilt Energy Drink With Alcohol Review

Tilt Energy Drink With Alcohol Review | Liquor Snob
Anheuser is marketing Tilt as a happy hour drink, something you would drink right after work before a night of going out. And it will probably do well with young hipsters who want a rush from their beer...this stuff has 6 percent alcohol, more than beer, and more caffeine in it than Mountain Dew, another EXTREME beverage. Plus, in Tilt's defense, we have a friend who claims to really like it a lot, although what does he know? He just sits around and drinks coffee all day.

More goodness from Liquor Snob, currently my favorite new site. Similar to the previously mentioned B to the E or B^E . Which I recently spotted in the wild at our local Publix. Almost bought some, but I couldn't think of a reason I'd want to drink and stay up. Maybe I'll pick some up for Necro and we can give it a trial run.

Wake Up Others With 'Sonic Grenade'

THE RAW FEED: Wake Up Others With 'Sonic Grenade'
Unlike nearly all Raw Feed content, this is neither new nor particularly technology-oriented -- but I couldn't resist. UK gadget web sites are selling a GRENADE ALARM from Paladone called the Sonic Alarm. You use it to wake up other people, such as your lazy kids, hung-over roommate or late-sleeping friend. Just pull the pin, shout "fire in the hole!," lob it into their room, then close the door. The hideous noise -- what the packaging characterizes as "three pitches of skull-shattering sound" -- forces victims to crawl around in search of the offending device so they can shut it off, thereby wrecking their slumber irreversibly.

Hahaaha! And to shut it off, you have to reinsert the pin. I'm gonna get me one of these for my daughter.

Government unveils Energy Hog to promote conservation

Government unveils Energy Hog to promote conservation - Yahoo! News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With U.S. heating bills expected to hit record highs this winter, the Bush administration on Monday launched a conservation campaign featuring a cartoon mascot "Energy Hog," which critics said does little to discourage energy use.
Energy Secretary Sam Bodman and the Alliance to Save Energy consumer group on Monday launched what was billed as a major campaign to encourage Americans to cut energy use this winter. It dusts off mostly old energy-conservation tips such as adding home insulation and turning down thermostats.

To help sell the plan, the White House created a cartoon mascot, the Energy Hog. The pig, who wears blue jeans and a leather biker jacket, will follow in the footsteps of Smokey Bear and McGruff the Crime Dog by appearing in ads.

Public service announcements sent to 4,500 radio stations say that consumers "have the power" to manage their energy bills and ease "the pinch of high energy prices."

One radio commercial encourages consumers to install insulation in their homes and use a programmable thermostat to lower winter heating bills. Another focuses on automobile maintenance and driving tips, such as reducing driving speeds.

"This effort will provide consumers, industry and federal agencies with a variety of energy savings ideas, which if done properly, can yield significant savings," Bodman said.

Yes, I know. More politics? Last one for today I promise. At least this one is funnier than the last one.
Brilliant! Not like Guiness brilliant, but surely some sort of genuis. If only we would have thought of this sooner! Nothing like a clever mascot to solve a world crisis. I'm going back to bed now.

Indiana - Unauthorized Reproduction bill has been drafted

Booman Tribune ~ Boo!
Republican lawmakers are drafting new legislation that will make marriage a requirement for motherhood in the state of Indiana, including specific criminal penalties for unmarried women who do become pregnant "by means other than sexual intercourse."

According to a draft of the recommended change in state law, every woman in Indiana seeking to become a mother throu gh assisted
reproduction therapy such as in vitro fertilization, sperm donation, and egg donation, must first file for a "petition for parentage" in
their local county probate court.

Only women who are married will be considered for the "gestational certificate" that must be presented to any doctor who facilitates the pregnancy. Further, the "gestational certificate" will only be given to married couples that successfully complete the same screening process currently required by law of adoptive parents.

As it the draft of the new law reads now, an intended parent "who knowingly or willingly participates in an artificial reproduction procedure" without court approval, "commits unauthorized reproduction, a Class B misdemeanor." The criminal charges will be the same for physicians who commit "unauthorized practice of artificial reproduction."

Time for politics. And yes it is real. This country is getting more embarrassing all the time. No, it probably won't pass but the fact that anyone (and by anyone I mean Republican Senator Patricia Miller) would even write this Taliban shit is disgusting. Yes, I did put the emphasis on Republican. Don't like me picking on your party? Then get these psychopaths out of your party. I've said it before before and I'll say it again. If you call yourself a Republican and you aren't a born again Christer you are deluded. For the love of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, please get your party under control! In all fairness to the Republicans, this lady ain't just an embarrassment to your party. She is an embarrassment to humanity.

Oh, another fun part of the bill in case you think the Christer jab was uncalled for...
A description of the family lifestyle of the intended parents, include a description of individual participation in faith-based or church activities, hobbies, and other interests. (from page 9 of DT's pdf link)

Nicolas Cage gives Superman's birth name to son

Nicolas Cage gives Superman's birth name to son - Yahoo! News
Oscar-winning actor
Nicolas Cage's wife of 14 months gave birth on Monday to the couple's first child together, a son they named Kal-el -- a moniker recognized by comic book fans as the birth name of Superman.
The child's delivery in New York City and his full name, Kal-el Coppola Cage, were confirmed by the actor's publicist, Annett Wolf, who said of the family, "They are healthy and happy and it's quite lovely."

Head hurts. Why? Why would you do this? Why?!?!

New T-shirt Site -

J!NX - Computer Apparel - tru.dat T-Shirt - Gamer Geek Nerd Hacker Computer
Found a new Geek T-Shirt site. I am soooo gonna get me this shirt. Keepin' it real!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Violent Vodka: A New Trend?

Violent Vodka: A New Trend? | Liquor Snob
Vodka Kalashnikov
80 Proof
This stuff comes in a bottle shaped like an AK-47, the famous Russian machine gun. According to their site,, "Vodka Kalashnikov is based on a select recipe approved by Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, designer of the AK-47 Rifle. It was the first vodka ever to be created by combining salt, sugar, vanillin and glycerin." We're not sure how all those ingredients will affect the taste, but who are we to argue with a guy who invented a machine gun?

Apparently they're not just relying on the cool bottling and name recognition, either...they've won quite a few awards in Russia, which is saying a lot because the Russians take their vodka very seriously. Plus, if you decide to grab a bottle, each one comes with a carrying strap and engraved dog tags.

In the interest of fairness for Eastern Brothers, I felt I had to grant equal time to their machine gun vodka. I must admit I'm a bigger fan of the Tommy gun, but the AK's packaging is way cooler.

Quaffer Shot Glass

Quaffer Shot Glass - Gizmodo
Ladies and gentlemen, good morning. What we have here is a shot glass with a built-in chaser and I think we're all going to be better for it. Now I can have my morning Jagermeister/egg white "omelet" or my brunch whiskey/goose fat pick-me-up without having to use two glasses. Hell, it's hard enough trying to find a bottle of booze without cigarette butts in it at my house, let alone glassware.

How does it work? Apparently, you pour your mixer into the bottom beer, milk, orange juice, and the shot in the top part. They are kept apart through the magic of Bernoulli's principle (I know, I'm making stuff up) and when you tip the glass at a 45 degree angle the shot pours out then the chaser quickly follows. How much will this set you back?

$24.99 for a Quaffer Sampler Pack (2 Glass Quaffers, 2 Plastic Quaffers, 2 Beer Quaffers, 2 Pour Spouts, 2 Recipe Cards, and 2 Stickers)

Seems to be the week for booze post so I figured this would fit right in. Just remember kiddies, Jagger is BAD!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Nobody Reads my Blog T-Shirt

J!NX - Nobody Reads my Blog T-Shirt
Is this shirt a way to outwardly show grief over your vastly unappreciated blog, or is it a segue into the "Oh, you have a blog? What's the URL?" conversation? There is nothing wrong with trolling for new readers. If you're not advertising, how are you going to convince the world that your opinion is important?

So who wants to buy me this one for X-Mas?

Monday, October 03, 2005

Origami Boulder Company

Origami Boulder Company -- Original Origami Gifts!
Welcome to wadded paper site!

My domain, but most people too stupid to understand, so I explain now at beginning.

Origami, is Japanese art of folding paper. Boulder is round rock. Origami Boulder is wadded up paper! You understand now, dumbo? Then hurry up and buy wadded paper! You see picture at top of site don't you?

This site about origami boulder very fine wadded paper artwork. I make artwork for you and you buy it now. I am famous Internet artist. You find my site didn't you?

Site is real. You order and you really get origami boulder artwork with special card to display at your home or workplace. Make good unforgettable gift for friends!

You buy wadded paper boulder and keep it. Or send many to your friends as very nice gift that no one ever forget! I include special card with every order that explain work of art. You buy 20, I send you free extra one with special message from me!

Hurry up and order now!

Ok, this is officially my favorite site on the web right now. Stunningly simple and staggering in its brilliance. This is one of the funniest and easily the most original things I've ever seen. this is a must read! I haven't laughed that hard since Jon Stewart went on Crossfire. Or maybe when Sony reintroduced the Mini Disc.

Prepare For Airtravel With

Prepare For Airtravel With - Lifehacker is a neat Web site that has floorplans and information on just about any configuration of airplane you can imagine.
Flying Delta on a 737? The best seats are in rows 16-17. If you're in row 25, you should know you're not going to be able to recline. If you're on an Alaska MD-80, you'll want to avoid row 20.
The floorplans provided are extremely detailed. They'll even let you know if your seat has that extra inch of legroom you've been looking for. This information is very helpful if you can choose your own seat, and very good to know if it's chosen for you.

For our intrepid Weary Traveler. Don't know how useful this is but since is freakishly tall he might like the leg room indicator.

Monty Python Killer Rabbit Plush

ThinkGeek :: Monty Python Killer Rabbit Plush
Oh it's just a harmless little bunny, isn't it? How could a cute thing like that bite anyone's head off? Well, be warned and be afraid. Straight from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail comes this furry harbinger of doom. Cute, furry, soft, and completely deadly. Look at those teeth they weren't made for vegetables. No, this rabbit has an appetite for only one thing: human flesh!

Ahahaha! Man I could sooooo damage my kid with this one. BUUUUUNNNNNYYYY!

Gray Kangaroo Liquor Filter Review: Part 1

Gray Kangaroo Liquor Filter Review: Part 1 | Liquor Snob
We discovered the Gray Kangaroo Liquor Filter last week, and we knew we had to get our hands on one as soon as possible. After a full week of nearly tackling the mail man every time he approached the Liquor Snob offices, it finally arrived in the mail. We knew we had to put it through its paces. The site claims that the liquor filter will "take the stink out of your drink," so we knew we had to find the stinkiest, most foul booze around for the test.

As seen on Clubbing Baby Seals! The Liquor Snobs went out and review the filter I mentioned a while back and say it actually works! Sweet! Now that we have removed the biggest obstacle to the Bad Movie Film Festival part deux. When is it?

Radio Controlled Tarantula

Strange New Products: Radio Controlled Tarantula
What makes this Radio Controlled Tarantula creepy is that each of its eight legs move independently, so that it looks and walks like the real thing. It's life-like legs are just for show however; it moves around on wheels.

Still, imagine the screams you'll hear as you pilot this thing throughout the office! Watch out, you may end up with someone pulverizing it with a phone book.

Takara Co. Ltd., it's manufacturer, has a Quicktime movie so you can watch it in action.

Oh man! You could seriously scare the shit out of someone with this baby. Check out the Video

Tommy Guns Vodka

Strange New Products: Tommy Guns Vodka
From our Strange New Bottle Design department comes "Tommy Guns Vodka", the creation of Alphonse Capone Enterprises of St. Charles, Illinois. It's a machine gun-shaped 750ml glass bottle filled with 80 proof vodka.

The gun shaped vodka product actually began selling as early as January of 2005, but only locally in the DeKalb and Sycamore areas of Illinois. Since then it has been selling in 5 states, 6 countries, and all Army and Air Force bases. The company plans to roll it out nationwide by 2008.

What the hell is with the weird vodka bottles lately? Be sure to check out the parent site. They have some pretty amusing stuff including a nice PDF of martini recipes.

USF nanotech facility to open

Business: USF nanotech facility to open
Nanotechnology research at the University of South Florida gets a big boost Tuesday with the opening of a state-of-the art research facility on the Tampa campus.

Huh. That's pretty cool.