Sunday, April 25, 2010
From the obvious (anything with Anita, Neil or Dick) to classics (like Jack Goff)- it's worth a giggle to stop by!
(From someone on Facebook)
Saturday, April 24, 2010
notmensa - because inside ever stupid person there is a genius trying to find their way out
By joining notmensa you will become an integral part of an interplanetary group of witless individuals who each have an IQ of less than 78.2. With hundreds of thousands of members, ranging from Demi-Gods to Part Time Alcoholics there is sure to be many who share your particular pointless hobbies and pastimes.
I opted to take the IQ test to see if I could qualify for membership.
The notmensa online IQ test for dummies.
After you complete the following I.Q. test we will provide you with a complete and accurate assessment of your intelligence quotient and a complex analysis of your personality and character.
Provided your IQ meets our stringent entry requirements you will be offered free lifetime membership of notmensa and access to all the benefits and privileges that this elitist interplanetary society provides.
According to my test results... well, I think you should head over and take the test yourself!
(From webupon.com )
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I hope you have been enjoying TOTI. If you want to see it continue, you should strongly consider writing for TOTI.
I have 3 final exams in the next week and a half, and am going slightly batty. After my final final (of my entire life, I hope), I have to study harder than it's humanly possible. For 6 weeks straight. I am strongly considering going on a coffee IV, catheter, and TPN so that I never have to get up from my desk. Yes, it's that serious. :)
The other option is, I may have to take another hiatus until June 12th, 2010, the day after I am scheduled to take the most important exam of my life. If I re-start then, expect the first post to be non-sensical and full of spelling atrocities.
Write for TOTI like our hero contributors. You too, can make a difference. Sign up by emailing garbagestored[at]gmail.com.
(From WEB du Blag)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
"It was recently theorized that all New Yorker cartoons could be captioned
with “Christ, what an asshole” without compromising their comedic value.
I discovered this is true of virtually all comics, old and new:"
(From the buzzfeed )
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I'm trying to assure myself that's it's okay to laugh at cultural mis-understandings, but I think to be honest I feel guilty and racist laughing at this. I will entertain thoughts in the comments section.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I Ate This is a Flickr group.
It's a new hobby- people who snap a pic of everything they eat.
Flickr has various rules about sharing pics- so you will have to click over to view the pics. It's oddly entertaining. Some are pics of dishes prepared at home; some are dishes from restaurants; some are quick snacks.
Just for kicks, I tried this on my own blog. So I have my own pics of what I ate to share with you instead! It is still strange to me that people enjoy taking a pic of everything they eat... but at the same time, taking those pics is an easy food journal and sharing those pics is a form of accountability and a strange kind of intimate sharing.
(From NY Times article)
Friday, April 16, 2010
I've seen a lot of movies over the years, and to prove I've sat through at least the first ten minutes of them I started making screenshots of the titles. Then my computer crashed and I almost lost them all. To save them for future generations I created this little website."There you go.
PS: The site is very graphics-intensive and requires a fast internet connection.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Behind enemy lines, sometimes people get confused about whose side they're on... and how to fight the enemy. (2 minutes)
ACT I. CONFESSION.
Patrick Wall was a special kind of monk. He was a fixer. The Catholic church sent him to problem parishes where priests had been removed because of scandal. His job was to come in, keep events from going public and smooth things over until a permanent replacement priest was found. But after four different churches in four years, after covering up for pedophiles and adulterers and liars and embezzlers he decided to make a change. Carl Marziali tells his story. (21 minutes)"
If you listen all the way through, I thought the line about how to have a very long conversation with an 8-year-old was delightful.
(From my iPod's auto-downloading podcasts)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
In case you missed this last week, Haik U Glenn Beck was a website set up to reprimand talk show polemic commentator and human asshat Glenn Beck for instructing viewers to leave churches that preach social justice.
The Twitterstorm protest was orchestrated by New York-based philanthropy group Jewish Funds for Justice. Beck's Twitter account was bombarded with haikus like the ones below. These are the top 3 rated haikus:
And Jesus said to
All his hungry disciples
"Hands off my fish, chumps"
Submitted by drugdevo.
Bend it like Beck - and
Kick the words around until
Justice is "Just-Us"
Submitted by sam slate.s
Give me your fearful
Your easily influenced
Oh- and a chalkboard
Submitted by Laura Silverman.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Jane McGonical: Gaming can make a better world is a TED talk by this lady wants you to save the world by playing games. She takes a while to ground her far-fetched ideas (20 minutes), but in the end makes her point. Gamers, unite.
(From my iPod Subscription)
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
To close out fabulous women week, Growing Up Gaga is a New York Entertainment magazine article by Vanessa Grigoriadis that explores the origin of the hottest new pop star.
Love the article, love the pictures, hate the multi-page set-up.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
The commentary on the Ted talk includes a lot of annoyingly mis-informed and un-enlightened internet trolling, but don't let that detract from the experience: skip it altogether. Enjoy!
(From yesterday's TOTI)
Thursday, April 8, 2010
(From random online clicking)
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Skip to the minute mark and enjoy!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
One metafilter poster called it a music blog for busy people.
Monday, April 5, 2010
The poem will fit through any spell checker just fine without throwing up red flags, but then, that's the beauty of this little piece of genius. Enjoy it, don't forget to proofread, and remember: Jerrold. H. Zar.
I have a spelling checker,
It came with my PC.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea.
Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your sure reel glad two no.
Its vary polished in it's weigh.
My checker tolled me sew.
A checker is a bless sing,
It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
And aides me when eye rime.
(From Eric Shackle's ebook, prompted by postsecret)
Sunday, April 4, 2010
The Two Dollar Tattoo Project is a challenge to tattoo artists where all artists participating will be expected to create unique works of tattoo art executed with only a single needle and whose final product size is expected to fill the space of a "toonie", a Canadian two-dollar coin.
Example: Chibi Chthulu. How can you not love this?
PS: Happy Easter!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Not In Our Town is a national movement that started with a PBS documentary and has grown since then. It caught my attention when I came across some YouTube videos of high school students demonstrating in favor of love and diversity and acceptance when faced with Fred Phelps and crew coming to protest their school or community center.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
It's bold, and it will survive a hurricane. No joke.
(From random clicking )