Saturday, June 30, 2007


Creativity at its finest. Someone had a field day with Flash. As someone who pays people money to build Flash presentations, I can tell you this took more than a couple hours to produce. And the concept is winning.

The link downloads a .swf (Shock Wave Flash) file. Takes a few moments, but worth the wait.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Something we take for granted just got better. Don't you love when that happens? Think about how hard it used to be to get directions anywhere. You had to pull out a big map and start plotting points and planning a route, or your friend would give you landmarks to look for and you'd fill up the back of an envelope with chicken scratch notes.

Not these days. These days we say, "What's the address?" and we Mapquest it. Or Yahoo Maps. Or, my new favorite, Google maps. Why is it my favorite? I'm so glad you asked! Because now if you don't like the route they gave you, you can change it by dragging the blue route line. Try it out for yourself here!

I used to get so frustrated when MapQuest would give me a shitty route and I had to fudge starting points to get a different route. Now I just have to drag the line and the program resets all the directions to accommodate the new route. Very useful!

Life just keeps getting better, doesn't it?


I love this one. Here's a picture of a Dutch cornfield where police were involved in a high-speed car chase with a coke-addled 35-year-old getaway driver. He was ultimately subdued and apprehended, but not before 8000 Euros of damage to this poor farmer's corn crop. Hard to escape the eye in the sky. But imagine how wild a ride like that must have been at ground level! Hot damn!

For fans of the old Playstation 2, this scenario should seem eerily reminiscent of the "Field of Screams" level of Twisted Metal 2.


Couldn't get away! Little Flock O' Seagulls for ya.

Have you heard about what's going on in Iran? That's a silly question - of course you haven't. You've probably been preoccupied with the transcript from Paris Hilton's VIP review of the local incarceration facilities. It's an American thing. We love it when worlds collide.

Speaking of which, let me tell you about what's been going on in Iran. Bad ass president Mahmoud "Now that's a mouthful" Ahmadinejad spontaneously decided to ration oil consumption. Sitting atop one of the largest oil fields on the planet, this guy tells his own people they need to cut back. Clearly a man not preoccupied with popularity.

Needless to say, the Iranian folks were displeased. Long lines at the pumps fueled protests and organized demonstrations against this surprise announcement. So Mouthful Ahmadinejad told authorities to cut the nation's mobile text messaging system. Why? So people can't coordinate in rebellion.

So here's the big question: WHY?

The nation is anticipating U.N. sanctions following its refusal to comply with non-nuclear proliferation demands. So what? So Iran actually IMPORTS 40% of it's gasoline because it lacks refinement capability. Can you imagine that? One of the largest oil-producing nations in the world is running low on gas.

Meanwhile, their firebrand of a leader has been investing all of the nation's energy, so to speak, in developing nuclear capabilities. How forward thinking and backward thinking at the same time! Or could it be he has an ulterior motive for developing nuclear energy at the expense of refinement capabilities? Why would he want NUCLEAR energy? That WOULD be the easiest way to make good on his threat to wipe Israel off the map. But that's silly talk - they LOVE their Zionist neighbors and would never do anything to hurt them. Least of all expedite the enrichment of uranium for weaponization.

So why the insistence on nuclear energy when you live on top of the world's primary source of man-made energy? And why force your own people to cut back their consumption?

Something is definitely afoot in Iran - and I wish they'd put their shoe back on because I don't like the smell of it one bit.


Just when you thought the world was all out of second chances, they make it official. The Spice Girls have announced there will be a reunion tour.

Further proof that dreams DO come true. Good to know all those birthday candles were not extinguished in vain.