Archive for the 'Funny and Weird' Category

Merry F’n Christmas (12/25)…

Enjoy. Sometimes South Park is worth watching.

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Funniest Photos EVAH! (12/22)…

You have got to see these photos. I actually cried because they are so funny. I especially like the one with the guy ralphing on the ride. Look at their expressions. Priceless.

Worst Burglar Ever (with sound)

Wow, this is bad. And notice at the end how he just sits there and waits for the cops. Priceless.

10 Dirtiest Jobs in Science…

Man, I am glad I am a high school science teacher. They couldn’t pay me enough to do these jobs. I know that they need to be done (and I am glad that people do them), but not by me.

From CNN.com:

Sometimes a job calls for a little dirty work, but when your job is in science, the dirty part can become increasingly literal.

Since 2003, Popular Science magazine has released an annual report detailing the “Worst Jobs in Science.” Among the psychologically demanding and dangerous elements of some of these jobs, these scientists must also be willing to get to the nitty gritty, even if it means going where no man or woman has gone before (or would want to).

Look at the list of jobs. Tell me that any of these are in the least appealing to you. (Although, the volcanologist sounds cool. And look at job number six. Gross! ewwww!)

Manure Inspector

Orangutan-Pee Collector

Hot-zone Superintendent

Extremophile Excavator

Dysentery Stool Sample Analyzer

Semen Washer

What they do: Take semen samples under microscopic observation to study their sperm count, then spin, separate, add preservatives and freeze the samples for in vitro fertilization.

Volcanologist

Carcass Cleaner

Fistula Feeder

Corpse-Flower Grower

Man, I thought I was a nerd…

Scientists have created a Wearable Instrument Shirt

Now we can all play air guitar like out favorite ax-slinger. (My favorite is Yngwie Malmsteen; how many of you know about him?) They even have created an air tambourine and air guiro.

Using built-in sensors it allows you to pick and strum at the same time (does that sound as nasty to you as it does to me?), and the data is delivered to a computer program which then produces an audio sample.

That is just too nerdy. Someone took the time to think about this and then develop it. Wow. The wonders of science will never end.

    Air Guitar Shirt

These people have nothing better to do with their time….?

This past weekend saw the 5th annual Rock Paper Scissors World Championship. 5th! World Championship?! Christ, how bad is humanity that we have a championship for a dumb game like RPS? The worst part is that RPS has been around since the 1800’s. Of course, it started in England. So that tells you all you need to know.

From Yahoo News:

Think rock, paper, scissors is a children’s game? Think again. Top players from around the globe will gather in Toronto this weekend to compete for a C$10,000 ($8,840) prize and the title of world champion. More than 500 contestants, including national champions from Australia, Norway and New Zealand, are expected to attend.

Rock Paper Scissors Championship
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Update: We have a winner.

Bob Cooper, a 28-year old sales manager from London, UK, won the World Rock Paper Championship, hosted by the World Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) Society, last night in Toronto.

Someone must be pissed today…

From Yahoo News: (I love reading yahoo news. some really good stuff.)

A Florida voter may have unwittingly lost hundreds of thousands of dollars by using an extremely rare stamp to mail an absentee ballot in Tuesday’s congressional election, a government official said on Friday.

The 1918 Inverted Jenny stamp, which takes its name from an image of a biplane accidentally printed upside-down, turned up on Tuesday night in Fort Lauderdale, where election officials were inspecting ballots from parts of south Florida, Broward County Commissioner John Rodstrom told Reuters.

Only 100 of the stamps have ever been found, making them one of the top prizes of all philately.

A block of four of the stamps sold for almost $3 million last year, however, and Rodstrom said the one that turned up Tuesday night could fetch about $500,000 for Broward County at auction.

I used to collect stamps back in my younger days (now I just collect Macintosh computer games), and let me tell you, the Inverted Jenny was a prize then; must be even moreso today.

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Update: It now appears that the inverted ‘Jenny’ was a counterfeit. And without the ballot having the sender’s name, we can’t find out who sent it, or why.