Questions for Phil Collins →
A couple of years ago, you suffered some damage to your left arm and hand, because of a neurological problem, and you’re left-handed. At my age, things start wearing out. While I was doing the record, I had to tape the sticks to my hand. Gaffer tape. I wouldn’t think you would have good control using taped-on sticks. I didn’t. I can’t play anywhere near like I used to, and I was a hot...
Welcome to Poopsafe Milwaukee!
poopsafemilwaukee: Sometimes when you need to poop, you really just need to poop no matter where you are. Some places, bars and various other establishments, just aren’t safe for pooping though. So, it is our goal to help you find all the places around Milwaukee that are poopsafe. I can’t wait to see where this goes.
I like talking about people who don’t have any power. It seems like some...– Stephen Colbert Testifies in Congress Colbert broke character a little bit at the end of the Q&A session following his testimony when asked the question, “Why do you care so much about this issue?”
I’m all for masturbating to Christine O’Donnell, HATEFUCK, but why...– Savage Love by Dan Savage
My head was on the table before we finished going...
As I alluded to in an earlier post, I took a play out of a Neil’s playbook today. I went to the blood drive on campus to donate. It was a decision I made after a lot of contemplating and I’ve gone back and forth on it a lot over the past week. Just thinking about it made me light-headed and I had to push it out of my mind during my morning class to avoid passing out, at which point I...
Pulling a 'Neil' and hopefully won't pass out.
Mice Bombs Loaded w/ Tylenol Dropped From Planes →
Dead mice packed with acetaminophen, strapped to pieces of cardboard and dropped from helicopters may help control one of the big headaches for the Pacific island of Guam – the brown tree snake. The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week began dropping the expired rodents packed with 80 mg of the generic equivalent of Tylenol on the forests of Naval Base Guam. […]
jesus christ, do you really need your gun in... →
lefan-o-rama: Press release from Wisconsin Carry: Saturday night at approximately 7:30 pm five Wisconsin Carry members were peaceably dining at a Culvers in Madison. Eight Madison Police officers arrived and demanded ID from our members. As Wisconsin is not a police-state, Wisconsin law does not require you to provide identification to an officer unless you are operating a motor vehicle....
During those first few hours after the attacks, I kept remembering a sentence...– Russell Feingold - On Opposing The U.S.A. Patriot Act
Need to lose a little weight?
Come to the MSOE Student Center today and let us jab you in the arm with a needle so we can harvest some of your blood!
newyorker: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood talks to Ryan Lizza about the stimulus, trains, and texting while driving. An interesting insight into what a Republican in President Obama’s Cabinet thinks of the Republican party as a whole and their position on the economic stimulus.
Food for thought.
Building an Islamic community center near Ground Zero, well that’d be like building a Catholic church next to a playground. Just because you can means someone will criticize you no matter what you do. Yet every time a church is built next to a playground, it ceases to amaze me that no one’s out there burning Bibles. After all, the only appropriate and adult way to disagree with...
Time to listen to my EE professor tell dead animal...
Because he’s not allowed to tell dead baby jokes anymore.
Driving for 1-month
I calc’ed it out and since I’ve gotten my driver’s license four years ago, I’ve driven a solid 40 days. That’s not, I got in my car on 40 different days. That’s, in four years I’ve driven the equivalent of driving for 40 days straight, without breaks at rest stops or time to sleep. Also equivalent to driving 40 minutes a day, every day for four years. The...
Hans Rosling explains population and economic growth with IKEA boxes, featuring quite possibly the coolest PowerPoint infographic you’ll ever see.
To Do: Be Charming & Delightful
On my 20,000ft to-do list (for you non GTD’ers, that’s my list of my areas of responsibility), I have a line item — Be Charming & Delightful. In case you were wondering, I’m not doing nearly as well at that as I really should be. Call it a force of habit, a character flaw, a method of survival, or inexcusable, but at the end of the day, I’m a jerk. One of...
And thanks Daniel.
Now I’m going to have Ray Lamontagne stuck in my head all night. Guess I’ll just have to break in that new 5.1 surround system I bought for my PC on Friday…
danielholter: Ray LaMontagne - Let It Be Me His...
Climbing A 1,768 Foot Transmission Tower →
This is a video of a guy wearing a helmet cam as he climbs to the top of a transmission tower. This is especially high on the list of jobs I don’t envy, and there’s 1768 very good reasons for that.
This is right up there with the intro to an episode of Rescue Me featuring Duffy’s Syrup & Honey as one of the most artful uses of a piece of pop music during an action sequence. I’d still classify the Rescue Me segment as more artful, but this is still really well done.
See more about this project here.
No one is a genius all the time. Einstein had trouble finding his house when he...– “Linchpin” by Seth Godin, pg. 1
Don't mind me.
Just waiting for the FBI to show up and interrogate me for the Google searches and phone call that went into researching that last post.
Apparent suicide by cyanide prompts safety fears →
A Northeastern University lab tech’s suspected suicide by cyanide - 30 miles away from campus - is raising public safety fears over easy access to deadly chemicals days after the ninth anniversary of 9/11. The 30-year-old NU lab tech - identified by the school as Emily Staupe - was found dead early yesterday morning in her Milford bedroom along with what initial tests show was a plastic bag...
I find myself gritting my teeth together now more...
I went to school more to be valuable than to learn, which is probably why I had a great summer at my internship but am now back at school, finding myself gritting my teeth almost all day long, every day of the week. Not gritting my teeth together and relaxing my jaw feels unnatural.
i-have-nightmares asked: where are you finding photos?
Police shoot, kill dog at DC street festival →
ihavenightmares: Any goodwill you may have earned from me after my bike crash? Gone. Fuck you MPD. Long story short, my friend Aaron’s dog and another dog got in a scuffle. Apparently the leashes were tangled, so it was difficult to get the dogs apart. After my friend and the other dog’s owner had their respective dogs pinned down, a police officer takes aarons dog, throws it down a short set...
Rachel Maddow: GOP candidate for treasurer of van by river I’m going to remember this for the next time I have to give a speech asking the crowd for something I really don’t want.
Look, I don’t know, maybe I haven’t made myself completely clear, so...– God Angrily Clarifies ‘Don’t Kill’ Rule | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source
Alright tumblr. let me fully comprehend what...
principialuis: Obama refuses to extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is ruled unconstitutional. U.S. Court of Appeals lifts a ban on Embryonic Stem Cell research Prop 8 will not be defended in court. The Qur’an book burning may not be held. Arnold Schwarzenegger mocks Sarah Palin. What is this a wet dream? (Please let it be one or this might be awkward) x2.
Student loans debt rose 25% in '09, for the first... →
smutandeggs: themattsmith:andshesback:rosasparks:bluebears: When will this issue be addressed? The silence is deafening. #What she said. #Politicked #Forever in debt. Tell me about it…. this is a question i have… and i’m admittedly not as well-versed in politics as i should be, so perhaps it is a dumb question… but if we want to stimulate the economy, WHY NOT HAVE SOME STUDENT LOAN...
You'll have to excuse me on that last post.
I used “their” when I should have used “they’re.” This is what happens when I type up Tumblr posts while pooping. I suppose this raises more disturbing questions, like why I would be thinking about smiling at a barista while pooping who might actually have been an ex-girlfriend.
Take it from me...
It’s more appropriate to smile at the cute barista when you aren’t uncertain about whether or not they’re an old ex-girlfriend in disguise.
10 Reasons You Won't Be Promoted →
Especially relevant if you’re an intern, part-timer, or temp looking for a full-time gig.
Apple's New App Store Guidelines
jimray: “We have over 250,000 apps in the App Store. We don’t need any more Fart apps.” — From Apple’s [new app store review guidelines](http://daringfireball.net/2010/09/app_store_guidelines).I love the direct, decisive, [unsucked](http://unsuck-it.com/) language. Try to imagine such straightforward talk from any other company, let alone a company of Apple’s size and influence. I...