Friday, June 22, 2012

Secrets of "Jewish Auntie" Cake revealed!

If you've ever been to a Jewish celebration, be it bris, bar/t mitzvah, or wedding, you've surely had some "Jewish Auntie" cake; sometimes it's in a bundt shape, or maybe a loaf, or maybe you've only ever seen it in its classic "4 mouthful slab" form.

The key to Jewish Auntie cake is its durability.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Chest bursting animated GIF... not for the squeamish

I can still remember the first time I saw the "chest burster" scene in Aliens... yoiks. Still gross, still shocking.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kill a Tree a Day... because they'd do the same to us if they could!

Now don't get me wrong, I love trees as much as anybody... but they can be pretty scary just moving around in the wind, let alone when they're on a rampage.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

"Now that's a bad site!"

I guess as a web developer I shouldn't make fun of (hopefully) amateur sites, but sometimes I just can't help myself. You're the lucky reader of my first entry in the "Now that's a bad site!" blog series. First up: Popeye goes crazy in his first crack at web design.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Facebook shmacebook! Does FB have real value?

Farhad Manjoo at Slate has a new article on the true value of Facebook.  Essentially, IMHO, he's saying Facebook's lasting value will be the spinoff concepts and innovations.

Friday, December 30, 2011

A new state motto for Idaho

"I-da-ho, you-da-ho, we-all-da-ho for Idaho"

Update 2012/05/23: It's been pointed out to me that if you don't know about "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream", the new motto doesn't make any sense.  Then again, even if you did know about the ice cream variety, it may not make sense :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Bands that never quite made the big time... (part 1)

Helga cracks a joke
"Finger Bitching" -- East German girl band from the early 80's, complete with spiky blonde hair and misplaced makeup, they were most famous for their potato chip ad:

"Vee are finga bichin. I'm Helga und dis is Freda. Eeet our chips or vee vill be very upset."

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Newest acronym: GSOD

GSOD: Gerbil Sneeze of Death

Gerbils, by their very nature, tend to hold things in: their emotions, their food, their p--p (!), and, unfortunately, their sneezes. If you don't help your gerbil by opening up their potentially-fatal nasal passages with tweezers (or barbecue tongs, as you see fit), they stand a good chance of suddenly letting loose with a GSOD. Poor little fellas...

Update: GSOD (geesawd) should not be confused with JIHAD (geehawd), in that geesawd is rarely carried out against Western tourists... otherwise, they're pretty much the same thing. Usage: "I declare geesawd against you!"

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Operation QSD Meme... again

Newest word from "Operation QSD Meme":
"Vegecanarian": A vegetarian who abstains from eating any animal... except canaries.

Usage: (when offered a yummy chicken burger) "No, thanks. I'm a vegecanarian."
Pass it on!

Friday, June 27, 2008

FOK (in a nice way!)

Yet another Internet meme from QSD:
"FOK" (Fount Of Knowledge)

Usage: "That guy is darn clever! He's a real FOK!" Or perhaps, "What a FOK that guy was!"
Pass it on!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Fauna Meme

I've come up with my own catch phrase, and I'm hoping it will become the next Internet meme:
"Hummingbirds are the jelly beans of the animal world."
Pass it around!

Friday, October 07, 2005


  • In Einstein's famous 1905 paper, he didn't actually write E=mc2. He wrote the equivalent: m=E/c2.
  • In 1901, the entire Indian subcontinent, with a population totalling 300 million, was administered by a British ruling caste which consisted of no more than 1,000 men.
  • From 1948 to 1963, Porsche manufactured more than 150,000 tractors.