asterroc: (rhino)
Want a new experience?

Try a neti pot!

"Breathe through the mouth, and enjoy the warm, soothing feeling." More like "try not to drown!" My doctor recommended this for my cold symptoms. I'm not sure if it's worse than not breathing, but I suspect it may be.
PETA's always been kinda weird, but their latest campaign takes the cake. It's an attempt to cash in on the well-known fact that people prefer to help "cute" animals - like pandas - and not "uncute" animals - like sugar gliders. So, since no one wants to help fish, you get to make your fish cute! Like mine:

Create Your Own Sea Kitten at!
If you think you've seen good disappearing tricks, check out this small parrot (an Indian Ring-Necked parakeet), and this cockatoo in the comments.


Jun. 13th, 2008 12:03 pm
I wish I knew of back when I was in college. [ profile] czarina69, you'll love it.
I bought a .wma player - SanDisk's "Sensa Clip" 1GB for $40. I figured that buying multiple audio books will cost lots more than that, so why not?

I couldn't install the OverDrive program on my PC b/c I needed an internet connection to download the other parts of OD. So I shlepped the PC out to the living room where I could actually wire it into the router. Have I mentioned it's so old it barely is able to handle WinXP? And by "barely" I think I now mean "it doesn't". Crashed Windows Explorer multiple times. No programs really want to run, whether Windows Media Player (tried to burn CDs), or the OD program (to transfer the files). So I installed upgrades, crashed a few more times, updated virus scans, locked up the screen for long delays, am currently defragging everything and will do a scan disk next.

Meanwhile I plugged the .wma unit into my laptop, transferred the files (via drag'n'drop) from my USB thumb drive to the unit, and am now charging it - I can't actually *play* them yet b/c the stupid thing needs an OK from Overdrive or another Windows box to tell it it's allowed to play them. Friggin'. I only have the books "checked out" for another few days, what do you want to bet I'm not allowed to play them after that date, even though I transferred them? So since the PC is still puking all over the place, and I'm going to campus (over Break!) for a meeting tomorrow anyway, I'll try plugging the thing in to my work PC and see if it'll play nice.

Meanwhile the Roomba is either sick or on drugs, as he's making small circles in reverse, as opposed to actually vacuuming a room. T$'s turn to call that one in.


Mar. 11th, 2008 01:14 pm
From my Dad

There's a new Chinese supermarket next to the bagel bakery where I get breakfast. It's aptly named "New York Mart".
Check out their new sign!

At least they got "ATM" right.....
I wonder if the top part of the sign is correct.
What's really weird is that they have several other signs, all spelling the name correctly.

Forwarded to me by "Foxtrot", who got it from [ profile] tiurin42...

ETA: My [Jewish] Dad's response -
That's both disrespectful & ridiculous.
Spiral cuts are totally against Jewish tradition!!


Nov. 29th, 2007 08:38 am
On NPR yesterday, the 8:55am sports-related essay that is the most interesting thing to sports I've ever heard:

"...because watching all the NFL games is as American as waterboarding."
Because someone in [ profile] physics was asking about the angular momentum if the moon slammed into the Earth, go check out How to Destroy the Earth.
And if you haven't already gotten tired of [ profile] postsecret, these might do the trick.

And LOLsecretz. yes, it's LOLcats but w/ PostSecret-style photos instead. - Watch more free videos

It got more and more amusing as it went on, and in the last split-second I finally cracked up. :)

The innuendo part pissed the hell out of me b/c it's true, or at least I fear it is. That's why I don't "advertise" my gender online except in spaces I'm familiar with (like this blog).
asterroc: (Smoothie)

Link via [ profile] ethereal. See Will It for more videos, and it's all a big ad for Blendtec blenders.

WTF Kitty?

Jun. 19th, 2007 05:33 pm
Hello Kitty has a pet cat.

An anthropomorphic cat. Has a cat. As a pet. A cat.

Charmmy Kitty being ridden by Sugar, a hampster.

Sugar is also Hello's pet, and was given to her by her boyfriend. The whore.
Next time you need entertainment on a rainy day and don't want to clean the house, check out these stupid comics. Link via [ profile] kadath.
Student at VT goes postal and kills a bunch of classmates and strangers. Former MacHall and now Three Panel Soul writer Matt writes a strip, and artist Ian draws it, about buying a gun, joking with cow-okers about it, somewhere in there a cow-orker reads the strip and reports it to a supervisor who calls him in and fires him. In real life.


Apr. 23rd, 2007 06:45 pm
Letter to the Editor, Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Daylight exacerbates warning

You may have noticed that March of this year was particularly hot. As a matter of fact, I understand that it was the hottest March since the beginning of the last century. All of the trees were fully leafed out and legions of bugs and snakes were crawling around during a time in Arkansas when, on a normal year, we might see a snowflake or two. This should come as no surprise to any reasonable person. As you know, Daylight Saving Time started almost a month early this year. You would think that members of Congress would have considered the warming effect that an extra hour of daylight would have on our climate. Or did they ? Perhaps this is another plot by a liberal Congress to make us believe that global warming is a real threat. Perhaps next time there should be serious studies performed before Congress passes laws with such far-reaching effects.


Yoinked from someone on my friendslist, but now I can't figure out who! [ profile] meig.
...stop reporting news, and start reporting others mocking news.
On the side of a conversation about Jonathan Coulton, "Code Monkey", "Chiron Beta Prime", and "DNA", I received the following relevant ads:



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