Saturday, September 30, 2006

I disagree with this top-10 list.

also -- thanks,! -- I beg to differ that "who let the dogs out" is one of the "top 10 singalong pop hits of all time." where's "livin' on a prayer"? (or, for matt, "like a prayer"?) "I will survive"? "we will rock you"? there's *so* room for more than one queen song on this list. but instead they give us -- come ON, people -- "smooth" by rob thomas and carlos santana?? load. of. crap.

so that's how I feel about that. any other additions to the list?

*tap tap* is this thing on?

maybe this'll get us talking:

finally, a restaurateur who loves chocolate as much as I do

we're talking bagels with a chocolatey center, coffee cups with a special pocket to hold your chocolate, and a 10-page dessert menu. I...I's just so (*sniff*) beautiful...

Saturday, September 23, 2006

some people have too much time on their hands.

but this guy takes it to a whole new level. someone find him a hobby that requires leaving the house!

but this *is* pretty cool.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

have we all seen this?

because it's freaking awesome. Chamillionaire ain't got nothin' on Al, yo'.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

hideous or awesome? you decide.

I was hoping this website linked to patterns so I could make my very own bacon 'n eggs scarf, but alas, she only sells the finished products. I may be able to figure out a couple of them, though, if one of you wants to add a SuperCrazyPizzaSupreme scarf to your winter wardrobe...

Monday, September 18, 2006


In honor of our acronymious (but not acrimonious) summer and Talk Like a Pirate Day, I give ye:


Sunday, September 17, 2006

Scattered musings on life and roller coasters

Okay, true to form, I am once again having a crisis of mental well-being. So I'm eliciting your help. I am currently unnerved by the following issues:

1. My looming age and the fact that I really want a baby;
2. My sagging income and the fact that I really want a house;
3. My doomed good looks and the fact that I really want a husband.

Let's focus on the third for a moment. The issue isn't so much that I want a husband as that I really just want someone to follow me around all day and absorb all my memories. I'm convinced this would make me substantially less lonely. (Aside: this is not to say that I am a walking, talking pathetic lonely individual, but lonely as your average person goes). Is this totally insane? I just find it horrendously depressing that we go through life, move, change venues, meet new people, stop sharing our lives with the old ones, and the result is basically that no one really knows you over the longterm! Is anyone else troubled by this?

In lighter news: I just found out that Dollywood has an AWESOME policy whereby if you enter the park after 3pm, you get the whole next day free! Isn't that awesome? I also found out that there are discounts for military families, so that might be worth looking into also.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

well, if we're linking to mcsweeney's today...

I present these charming updates to the obnoxious we're-better-than-you mac ads (even if the guy who plays the mac is borderline cute...and fine, here are the original ads for your perusal).

so there.

erica, whose pc may spontaneously forget how to start windows but can still be used as a lethal weapon

yes, another edit: if you haven't read the most recent YAM, let it be said that the guy playing the PC is a yalie, whereas the mac is currently starring in a movie in which he makes up his own college because he's rejected from all the real ones. who's smart now, huh? huh??

I'll stop with the hyperlinks now.

I'm blogging from NYC!

And I have for you The Complaints Choir of Helsinki.

Also, Refreshingly Honest Crate and Barrel Catalog Descriptions.

Also, if you make me be the french fries, I'm so not playing Monopoly with you. Ick.

part of me wants to cry at what this says about our society.

the rest of me calls dibs on the prius. maybe if I'm lucky, I'll get to buy LAX!

edited to add: when I grow up I want to be a media evangelist. I will exorcise the demons of stupid commercials!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

smoke 'em if you got 'em, mozart fans...

...but hip-hop fans are more likely to have sex. Country music fans, not so much (sorry, Dani!).


I think I have a new webcomic obsession.

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @

unintentional comedy, part eighty-seven

discovered on my rounds 'cross the internet this afternoon:

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

since no one's posted in a while...

...I checked the news over at and here's what I found:

facebook's about to get real crowded

discussion question: is this a good idea or further evidence that the facebook is preparing to jump the shark?

Friday, September 08, 2006

tea partay

hollllllaaaaaaa trust fund kidz!

(I'm pretty sure it's a Smirnoff ad, but it's funny anyway)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

oh, this is bad. this is very, very bad.

I did *not* need to find out this exists the night before starting a new school year. I might as well just tell my professors now that I will be failing their classes because this game will have taken over my life. it's very simple: you and an internet-based stranger are paired up and shown the same pictures at the same time, and you both type in as many potential keywords for the pictures as you can. you get points every time your words match, and google uses the results to determine the best keywords to use for these photos. each game is 90 seconds long, which is juuuuuuust long enough to make you automatically hit "start again" at the end of each game. arghh...

hey, Matt...

here's something you could do with your neuroscience skillz...

Monday, September 04, 2006

oh, crap.

you know how the big joke about the crocodile hunter was that one of these days he would get too close to a croc and that would be the final episode of the show?

uh, well, it happened. only it was a freak acccident with a stingray.

RIP, steve. we hardly knew ye.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

dani looks like drew barrymore...and batman

this one took two tries -- first I tried a picture where you were wearing glasses, and the website couldn't find any matches. maybe celebrities are too cool for glasses? hm. but here you go...


Can we rent Snakes on a Train and compare?

Saturday, September 02, 2006

a time-wasting website about time! spooky.

I just stumbled across this website, and it seems to have a fair amount of procrastination potential. so far I've learned that I'm finishing up my 9091st day of existence, and I will turn 25 in approximately 41 days, 1 hour, 6 minutes and 29...28...27 seconds, so there's still plenty of time for you to buy me presents :-D

Friday, September 01, 2006