Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dirty Sounding is a website with a collection of names that sound... dirty. It's totally juvenile to laugh at this sort of thing. Good thing I'm completely juvenile!

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 Society of Idiots

Ever wondered just how stupid you are? notMensa might be just the Society for you!

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 )

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Write for TOTI

Dear Loyal Readers,

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]

(From WEB du Blag)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


"hey, have you seen this game? it's basically tetris, but you always get the exact piece you DON'T want. at first it's humorous, but then you want to break your computer.


(From W.D. )

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Robert Sinclair: Christ, What An Asshole

Robert Sinclair: Christ, What An Asshole is a collection of comics re-captioned with the punchline, "Christ, what an asshole." The author explains:

"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

Chan Ho Park Answers His Critics

Chan Ho Park is a relief pitcher for the NY Yankees. After performing horribly in the first game of the 2010 season, he pitched 3 innings of score-less relief in Game 3. Reporters asked him what was the difference, and he answered with brutal honesty.

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.
(From emails)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I Ate This

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

Movie Title Stills Collection

Movie Title Stills Collection s a strangely enchanting site by Christian Annyas to archive the title sequences of many, many movies. In his own words, "
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.

(From metafilter)

Thursday, April 15, 2010


ENEMY CAMP 2010 is an episode of This American Life that focuses on people working behind enemy lines, or against former allies. It is very interesting. Sometimes TAL can be hit or miss, and this time, I thought Act I was definitely a hit. In their own words:

Behind enemy lines, sometimes people get confused about whose side they're on... and how to fight the enemy. (2 minutes)

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

Haik U Glenn Beck

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.


(From KB)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TED Talk: Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

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

Five Great (and Still Lost) Treasures!

We've all visited the beach and inevitably there's those two or three souls searching for their big find: buried treasure. Now, I'll admit I've gone out with a friend and found a few random pieces of metal, but I've never fallen victim to the illusion that I would find a secret chest of gold.

Apparently, the illusion may not be. A Whole Lot of Nothing is a blog that has put together five secret caches that are still missing and can be yours for the taking.

From a hidden gold and silver cache in the hills of Ohio to Captain Kidd's hidden treasure chest located somewhere on the Connecticut River, if you're willing to put in the work, the payoff promises to be quite rewarding.

While there may be something to these wives' tales, the best part for me are the hilarious stories of treasure hunters' schemes for getting the treasure. So, don't lose too much sleep dreaming over your treasures.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Growing Up Gaga

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.

(From Kottke)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Snorg Tees

I'm really not one to provide free advertising for a company. But Snorg Tees is just a lot of fun to spend time perusing. First, the tees are frakin' hilarious. Second, I giggle at the everyday models in their faux-Abercrombie-esque poses. With everything from nerd humor to references to TV shows and movies... there is something for everyone at Snorg Tees. And I, personally, end up spending a nice chunk of time perusing and guffawing whenever I stop by for a visit.

(From )

Friday, April 9, 2010

TED Talk: Cindy Gallop: Make love, not porn [NSFW]

Cindy Gallop: Make love, not porn is a TED talk by entrepreneur Cindy Gallop on the detrimental effects of hard core porn on heterosexual interpersonal relationships. In it, she launches her site, Make Love Not Porn, a site that redefines normal.

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

Bold Color, Small Space: The Black Apartment | Cindy Gallop

Bold Color, Small Space: The Black Apartment | Cindy Gallop is a vimeo video by Gary Nadeau for for Dwell magazine. This lady is nuts. I love her.
(From random online clicking)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

超級星光大道 20100402 pt.18/24 林育群-I will always love you

超級星光大道 20100402 pt.18/24 林育群-I will always love you超級星光大道 20100402 pt.18/24 林育群-I will always love you is a youtube video showing a Chinese contestant tackling Whitney Houston's signature ballad. I don't care if it's fake, it's like watching a hippo land a perfect 10 on the uneven bars. You can't NOT watch.

Skip to the minute mark and enjoy!

(From SG)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Caitlyn can rock a todo list.

Caitlyn can rock a todo list is an mp3 blog for busy people. She regularly posts zip files that are the equivalent of a mix CD, with short to-the-point impressions. Consider it your indie-music cocktail chatter cheat sheet.

One metafilter poster called it a music blog for busy people.


(From Metafilter)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Candidate for a Pullet Surprise!

Candidate for a Pullet Surprise is a poem written by Jerrold H. Zar, Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University. However, Dr. Zar has had quite a time keeping his name attached to this wonderful bit of poetry, especially in this digital age.

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.

Stanzas 1-3:

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.

Full Text

(From Eric Shackle's ebook, prompted by postsecret)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Two Dollar Tattoo Project

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!
(From Metafilter)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Not In Our Town

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.

(From )

Friday, April 2, 2010


Flame is an online java-based drawing tool by peter blaškovič that lets you make spectacular drawings with very little knowledge. Try it out!

(From Kottke)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Itamar Franco's Punk Bangs

Itamar Franco's Punk Bangs, as evinced in this wikipedia entry, is the best thing on the Interwebs today. By best I mean worst. I mean look at that thing. It's so big. And standing straight up. I would say they found the worst picture of Brazil's former president in order to embarrass him, but actually, as I recall he actually ran around like that. Oh the early 90s were such a wacky time.

It's bold, and it will survive a hurricane. No joke.

(From random clicking )