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4/22/2014

Suicides account for most gun deaths: you hear about 30,000 gun-related deaths each year and you think, “It’s the Wild West out there, man!” But 60% of those are suicides, which puts a different spin on violence in America.

12/17/2012

Anonymous Attacks Westboro Baptist Church Over Plans to Picket Sandy Hook Funerals: something about “two wrongs” springs to mind. Free speech must still be defended, no matter how vile the speaker

4/30/2012

LunchboxAwesome: I wonder if the kid appreciates it.

12/22/2009

“Another Challenge for Ethical Eating – Plants Want to Live, Too”: I fully support those who would be persuaded by this sort of thing in their quest to abstain from eating anything.

12/17/2009

The LOST Underground Art Show: that’s some pretty wacky fan art there. {via}

11/25/2009

Christian Side Hug: O. M. G. W. T. F. {via}

2/13/2009

Wizrocklopedia: blog about wizard rock. In other news, there is such a thing as “wizard rock.” {via}

11/10/2008

Better Off Dead Camaro: details one man’s quest to own a car from a forgettable 80s movie. {via}

10/17/2008

Evolution: let’s say that I disagree with the sentiment, but it’s artfully executed propaganda.

10/15/2008

Palin as President: click around, you betcha. {via}

10/8/2008

Sad Guys on Trading Floors: another niche blog.

9/24/2008

“PETA Urges Ben & Jerry’s To Use Human Milk”: they’re becoming a caricature of themselves. Yay!

9/23/2008

America the Gift Shop: a little too hostile to America, but well executed concept. {via}

9/17/2008

Suspicious Vans: I’d say this one wins top prize. Related: “Van Man” {via}

8/12/2008

“PETA wants to advertise vegan message on border fence”: PETA, ever farcical, has become a parody of itself. Money quote: “We think that Mexicans and other immigrants should be warned if they cross into the U.S. they are putting their health at risk by leaving behind a healthier, staple diet of corn tortillas, beans, rice, fruits and vegetables.” Sorry, one more: “[the message] might even be frightening enough to deter people from crossing into the U.S.”

6/25/2008

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, California: Lost would have been very different using these directions. (And what’s with the Washington detour?)

6/20/2008

Dance Off with the Star Wars Stars 2008: wait for the third entrant, it’s worth it. Also, get a life, people. {via}

5/31/2008

“Alien Video – Puppet or real E.T.”: the initial article I read raised a number of red flags: infrared camera, only head peering through window, five years ago, guy had had hundreds of encounters including abduction, claims of authenticity from film analyst. But this article solidified my suspicions: these people are the loony fringe, the UFO true believers.

5/26/2008

The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement: yikes, what an awful premise! Though maybe the kind of people who would participate are exactly the ones that shouldn’t be reproducing. Hmm.

3/23/2008

“Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?”: excellent article on gender bias in the sciences in academia. It shows the frightening attack to impose Title IX on science and engineering in higher education. The obvious agenda behind this is absolutely sickening.

3/20/2008

Kill the Cliché: it’s true that journalists are guilty of being trite, but they’re more often guilty of being non-objective. {via}

Comment on “My Answer to Andrew Revkin”: excellent description of nearly every climate change enthusiast I’ve ever come across.

3/13/2008

Go Daddy Refutes Censorship Claim: the truth finally comes out. The retractions may commence.

3/7/2008

Rural Mysteries of the North Fork Polygon: and you thought jerrymandering was only done in politics! At first, I thought this site was the demented ravings of a paranoiac but after careful consideration I now think it’s the demented ravings of an area booster.

2/20/2008

The Biggest Star Wars Collection in the Galaxy: wow, that’s dedication. It doesn’t appear to be for sale like other huge collections but it’s nice to look at.

1/16/2008

“Apple’s ‘Green’ Notebook Doesn’t Impress Environmentalists”: Greenpeace is at it again, bullying Apple about using any materials they find objectionable. Oh wait, it’s not bullying because they’re singling out the manufacturer with the lowest market share. And there’s no evidence that Apple is an environmental troublemaker. But why let such things stop your publicity whoring? {via}

Tom Cruise Scientology Indoctrination Video: my initial reaction was peals of laughter followed by confusion as to why they kept quick-cutting his sentences. Then I realized that this was a serious endeavor and that that’s how he talks. Sweet mama pajama!

1/4/2008

“Abusing Children in the Name of God”: ugh, the children did not ask to be born to wackjobs. Absolutely disgusting.

12/20/2007

Global Orgasm for Peace: it’s in two days, people. Take matters into your own hands, if necessary. It’s for peace, fer chrissakes.

12/12/2007

Die Electric: transforms electrical outlets into non-electric uses. Because using electricity is bad, you’re killing the earth you insensitive prick. *rolls eyes*

11/30/2007

“Sudan Protesters – Execute U.K. Teacher”: seriously, WTF! WTHF. My mind is boggled. At least Scientology’s finally been beaten for most difficult PR job, religion category. {via}

9/17/2007

“Google Criticized for Honoring ‘Anti-Israel’ Author on Rosh Hashanah”: Google must therefore be anti-Semitic. So is anyone that attended one of these. Or whomever owns a Ford or has ever bought a Ford. Like it or not, both men were important to our culture—and their contributions were wholly unrelated to their repulsive views. {via}

9/6/2007

Arrested at Circuit City: those looking for trouble usually find it. I especially bristled at calling 911 over this. This a-hole got arrested because he gave the cop he requested a hard time after giving Circuit City employees a hard time because he wouldn’t show them his receipt. I hope he gets hard time. Best comment (from a followup). {via}

8/30/2007

Walmartopia: I hesitate to even link to it, but it had me laughing out loud at how ridiculous the premise is. This interview with the producers confirmed that the inanity was there from the start. Anti-Wal-Mart sentiments bug me greatly since it’s not like Wal-Mart’s 1.8 million employees have guns to their heads or the customers contributing to its $312 billion in sales were forced to shop there.

7/25/2007

“Some Potter fans find pages missing”: I’m not sure which part I find more disturbing, that the lady emitted an actual scream at discovering the mistake, that she had gone on “lock down” on receiving the book, or that she had ordered a backup copy of the book beforehand. Well, there’s also the fact that some Potterheads are keeping the misprinted books as “collector’s items.” *sigh*

7/20/2007

“Update on Duke’s wireless network and Apple’s iPhones”: looks like their ploy to increase enrollment by piggybacking on the iPhone buzz backfired! {via}

7/18/2007

The iPhone is a piece of shit, and so is your face: evidently, this guy prefers the Nokia E70 to the iPhone. Me, I always thought that Nokia that made messages in the air when you waved it to and fro was the height of cool. {via}

Baio Watch: who’s the boss, eh? Eh? Oh, that was a different guy? Who’s this loser then?

7/10/2007

“Residents of Oregon town say shape of traffic posts is offensive”: it’s just pattern recognition, people. Like this.

[UPDATE (7/13/2007): BoingBoing, as usual, is all over this one.]

6/7/2007

A Message From CBS Entertainment: looks like it worked! This is definitely one for the zealotry category.

5/22/2007

I Hate Crocs: uhh, okay. Oh my, two o’clock already. *cuckoo* *cuckoo*

5/21/2007

A Statement from CBS Entertainment: I Dugg this. The seasonseries finale pissed me off so much! It’s an engrossing show and I’d hate to have to make up my own ending to tie up all the loose stories.

5/3/2007

NEXT WEEK, I AM GOING TO KILL MYSELF FOR PEACE: I predict that two weeks from now there will be no peace though we will be down one futile person with no sense of irony.

5/1/2007

Project Laundry List: they’re all about fighting for the right to hang up clotheslines. And stopping nuclear power.

4/30/2007

One Day Blog Silence: uh uh, not going to happen.

4/23/2007

Saving the Earth – The Biodiesel Bus Blog: Sheryl Crow suggests that we need to make do with one square of toilet paper per visit (or at most three if you’ve got diarrhea). You’re still killing trees, Sheryl, and committing the Earth to a certain destruction. I, for one, advocate what I like to call “the shit towel.” And I really like her idea for a reality show involving who can live the greenest life: naturally, the winner will be the one to kill himself so that he will become truly zero emissions and can gracefully biodegrade into something useful. Save us from these sanctimonious celebrities and their prescriptions for how we should live.

4/7/2007

Security Patterns: Flickr photoset that features photographs of envelope security patterns from around the world. For some reason. {via}

3/29/2007

Frog Kitty: funny enough.

3/26/2007

Uncivil Servants: blog about civil servants parking illegally in New York City. Maybe that gets your goat.

3/15/2007

The Onion Infograph on The Secret: awesome peg-removal of The Secret (Wikipedia entry).

3/13/2007

Beating the EPA: a guide to hypermiling by one of its foremost practitioners. {via}

3/7/2007

Ghostbusters Prop Archive: make your own ghostbusting equipment. {via}

3/6/2007

World Mapper: interesting maps that purport to show exactly how bad the United States is. Because we’re bigger on the maps. It’s disgusting, really. {via}

3/5/2007

SleepNaked.org: advocates for the nude slumber.

2/23/2007

Galactic Times: Star Wars version of The Onion. Awesome, in a nerdy way. {via}

2/5/2007

Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance: this initiative made absolutely no sense until I read that it was from gay rights activists. I love exposing hypocrisy, but what if this thing got passed? It’s a little subtle and there’s probably a bunch of people who believe exactly that.

2/1/2007

“B.C. intervened to save 3 sextuplets after 2 died”: ugh, how can anyone subscribe to a religion that requires this. It’s absolutely monstrous.

1/30/2007

The Blasphemy Challenge: record yourself denying the existence of God and you can get a documentary about atheism on DVD. Whatever floats your boat, I suppose. {via}

1/29/2007

Every MythBusters Myth ON ONE PAGE: it’s not what I would call usable but it is on one page.

1/26/2007

Every Purchase from 1/2002 to 4/2004: another crazy camera obsession. Who are these people?! {via}

Get in My Belly: a photo log of every meal since 2002. {via}

1/18/2007

Lowercase L: blog about the mixing of case involving the letter “L”. Like “HElP ME”. I guess there’s no niche too small that it couldn’t use a blog. {via}

1/4/2007

Tie One On: apron blog. Wha?

12/11/2006

Suction Cup Museum: showcase of suckiness.

12/8/2006

Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum: with that collection, it’s hard to imagine that memberships aren’t soaring. {via}

12/5/2006

You Might Be a Yuppie Biker If: yuppies and their Harleys, pshaw.

12/1/2006

Back to the Future timelines: holy moly! This article even has inferences about when unseen events might have happened on the timelines. {via}

11/7/2006

“A Terrible Pickle”: and song too. Where’s the cheesy, low-production-value comedy songs for those of us who don’t buy into Kyoto?

10/4/2006

Bunny Yawns: umm, pictures of rabbits yawning.

9/26/2006

Legalize Ferrets: I didn’t even know you could smoke them.

9/14/2006

University of Phoenix Sucks: chock full of “insider information” and vitriol. Yum.

9/6/2006

10,000 Reasons Why Civilization is Doomed: close to being almost halfway there. Most, as you might expect, aren’t very thoughtful but there’s some gems in there.

8/9/2006

No Scruf: a fictitious (I hope) women’s movement that’s premise seems to be “we’re not shaving if you’re not shaving.” I think another good name would have been Swarthy No More, but that’s just me.

8/2/2006

The Jill Ann Loew Snow Globe Museum: online “exhibit” featuring hundreds of those crappy little tourist baubles that inevitably leak out half of their water.

[UPDATE: This one‘s mildly amusing and this one is completely disturbing.]

7/27/2006

Rubber Sidewalks: made from recycled tires, this concrete sidewalk substitute saves trees. Are concrete sidewalks really causing urban deforestation?

7/25/2006

My Crazy Hobby: extensive street sign and traffic light collection. I’m sure there’s crazier out there.

The J! Archive: database of over 60,000 past Jeopardy answers and questions. It’s like the craziest play by play you’ve ever seen.

7/14/2006

Lincoln Highway Association: group dedicated to preserving the memory (it’s got to be fading fast) of America’s first interstate highway, which ran from San Francisco to New York City.

7/12/2006

Daryl Hannah Love Life: video blog from the actress-turned-nut. I liked her better in Splash.

7/11/2006

Little Brown Dress: lady wears the same brown dress for a year (just ended July 7, 2006) as a protest against society’s concern with fashion. I’m guessing she didn’t prevail.

7/10/2006

28 Rules of Manhood: your classic email forward material, but some of it is pretty funny. {via trying-to-be-not-so-self-serving-but-really-not-fooling-anyone sama}

7/6/2006

Red 5: to my knowledge, the only Star Wars-themed Mini Cooper ever. Not that that’s surprising. (In case you haven’t caught on, I recently got a Mini Cooper and am now a certifiable MINIac.)

6/22/2006

Hitler or Coulter?: it’s so hard to tell sometimes.

World Stupidity Awards: certainly exhibits a liberal bias, but the winners *are* all stupid.

6/5/2006

The Box Tank: a blog about big-box retailers from the premises of New Urbanism. Gee, are they for or against Wal-Mart? But it does have some good information, like this entry about the growth of Wal-Mart.

5/31/2006

Google’s Summer of Green: make your trip “environmentally-friendly.” Bleh.

5/23/2006

Ugly Underwear: hmm, I can’t see following this blog for very long.

4/2/2006

Wookieepedia: clever name for the Encyclopedia Lucasiana. {via}

3/24/2006

ShaveBlog: the effusive and unscientific claims remind me of the very industry he excoriates.

3/23/2006

Marmaduke Can Vote: re-captioned Marmaduke cartoons that are surprisingly no less funny than the originals.

3/13/2006

Port Halcyon: celebrating the glory of yesteryear, not like those weirdos at Nostalgia Ville.

3/7/2006

Windows XP Boots on a Mac!: lame, but I clicked on it. {via}

3/3/2006

The Geography of Seinfeld: interesting, I guess. I never really needed to know the relative spatial locations of places in the show, but what the hell. {via}

2/25/2006

The Cliff Guy: not just characters at the edge of cliffs, he’s amassed some amazing drawings based on Kill Bill and location photos from Goonies. {via}

2/23/2006

Talking Heads: not the 80s rock band like you’d expect, but a project capturing images of all the anchors on cable TV. I guess everyone needs a hobby. {via}

2/9/2006

The Case of the Plane and Conveyor Belt: 189 comments so far. WTF?! I read about half of it before I realized that there was a lot of talking past each other. The key for me was remembering that plane wheels aren’t driven. There you go…

2/8/2006

Marshall Oak, Starfleet Captain: thanks to Photoshop, Trekkie gets to live the dream. Uhh, I guess. {via}

2/6/2006

Sea Slugs Madness: finally a blog dedicated to sea slugs. It’s about frickin’ time!

2/1/2006

PosterWire: blog about movie posters. It’s actually really good. {via}

1/31/2006

Wouldn’t You Like to Be a Pepper Too?: a site dedicated to those oddly-named Dr. Pepper knockoffs around the nation. {via}