April 25, 2007

Blowing my Mind

Filed under: ephemera — ted @ 1:37 pm

This is an optical illusion, not an animated image. Click to enlarge:


April 18, 2007

Mega-Man Marathon

Filed under: ephemera — ted @ 10:00 am

I very much enjoyed this 400 pound gentleman’s account of his “running” of the Boston Marathon, in which he finished last.

I’m pretty sure that by the time I finished, the Kenyans were already back in Africa celebrating.

I’d also like to congratulate the 122-year old guy who passed me around mile 13.  I have no idea if he finished but as he passed me — he took with him any and all self-resecpt that I may have had.

April 17, 2007


Filed under: ephemera, tech — ted @ 4:11 pm

I’ve spent at least an hour in the past two weeks trying to trick Verizon’s automated messaging system into putting me through too a person. Turns out I should have been saying “Agent” over and over again.

This is one of the most helpful lists I can imagine.

March 23, 2007

Comedy of Errors

Filed under: comics, ephemera, humor, literature — ted @ 12:00 pm

From the most recent New Yorker:

By the way, the New Yorker’s new website is a colossal improvement on the last one — you can even see all the cartoons from each issue.

March 22, 2007


Filed under: comics, ephemera, humor — ted @ 9:26 am

This is a wonderful list: Top 15 Unintentionally Funny Comic Book Panels

March 21, 2007

The Biggest and the Best

Filed under: ephemera, nature — ted @ 10:34 am

I am loving this list, complete with stunning pictures, of the 10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World.

Here’s the Montezuma Cypress, which came in at number 4:

March 16, 2007

I Agree

Filed under: ephemera, video — ted @ 9:46 am

This may very well be the “Best Rube Goldberg Ever!”

March 15, 2007

Only 13

Filed under: ephemera, research — ted @ 9:38 am

I’m loving that I can get new Gallup Poll results as an RSS feed. They’re always interesting and often fascinating.

Here’s one that showed up today: Thirteen Percent of Americans Bothered to Stay on Hotels’ 13th Floor. The age and gender of the participants made a big difference:

March 14, 2007


Filed under: baseball, ephemera, research — ted @ 11:19 pm

I know that’s George Brett, above, but I have no idea what to make of this.

March 9, 2007

Could Something This Awesome Actually Be Happening?

Filed under: ephemera, nerd — ted @ 1:22 pm

More pictures of these limited edition USPS mailboxes that will soon be appearing, in honor of the 30th anniversary of A New Hope.

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