Endless Parade of Excellence

Saturday, April 26, 2003
God is the only one that could do something to water so we could have a perfect natural solution for cleaning our clothes without using soaps and detergents and no need for static and fabric softener.

Two Hundred and nine spikes are on the Miracle II BalI. They are specially designed to gently scrub and massage your clothes with loving care as the Ball bobs around in your washing machine.

Friday, April 25, 2003
Safety Sign Builder! Way too much fun.
(via Coudal Partners)

Thursday, April 24, 2003
Ha ha! madonna.com got 0wn3d! Nice work!

Tuesday, April 22, 2003
Tragedies of Scale. Really, it's OK for grownups to play with little plastic animals and stuff.
(via Excitement Machine)

Amusing interpretations of anti-terrorist pictograms. The real thing is almost as funny.

Sunday, April 20, 2003
My friend Michelle and I picked up a couple of water yo-yos in Chinatown last week (mine is shaped like an octopus!) I was having all kinds of fun with it, until today, when I read a thing in Now magazine about "plague bags" for kids at Passover. Guess what toy symbolizes "plague of boils?" EEEEWWWW!
(Meanwhile, this is the best the Christians can come up with in the "religious uses of water yo-yo" department.)

Thursday, April 17, 2003
How 'bout a big network quake party?

Snirkles: by the maker of Stark. That's my new mantra...or maybe Chocolate Sponge. Check out all this old candy.
(Via Coudal Partners)

Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Today, I finally got my hands on some Peeps. Fortunately, we have a microwave at work. Believe the hype.
(Thanks for all the peeps, Dan!)

Friday, April 11, 2003
Flash mind reader!
Simple trick, brilliant presentation.

Wednesday, April 09, 2003
so unplug the jukebox
and do us all a favour
that music's lost its taste
so try another flavour -

Tuesday, April 08, 2003
A vast compendium of snack food knowledge can be found at taquitos.net. Free up a whole day if you can, but if you're pressed for time, at least check out the Worst Chips Ever.

Monday, April 07, 2003
500 bucks (US) for skateboard trucks! That's even more than a BMW Streetcarver! Fortunately, my Scotish genes override my gear lust, most of the time.

It's -10 and you forgot the cats outside? No worries. (I just set an egg timer, and save 10 grand...)

"....storage of larger animals would cost approx. the same as human storage, assuming that one can actually fit the animal into the cryostat/dewar, of course. In other words, whole-body elephant suspensions are out of the question, though just about any animal's head or brain would presumably be ok, and its storage should even be available at the lower price since few pets' heads, and even fewer brains, will significantly exceed "cat size". "

Sunday, April 06, 2003
Old British ads for electronic components and instruments. Part of the mind-blowingly kewl Mikes Electric Stuff site.

Friday, April 04, 2003
It's not snow, it's graupel! We had a lot of it last night. Someone at the University of Washington Dept of Atmospheric Sciences named their ferret "Graupel" in honour of this groovy form of precipitation.

Thursday, April 03, 2003
"... in addition to creating a craving among Canadians for its crispy, orange snack, W.T. Hawkins has created a family tradition that extends beyond bloodlines. It is a family that has strong ties to the community and one that encourages giving where one can."

History of the Cheezie.

BBC news always seems to be right on top of giant or weird-ass squid stories.
(via BoingBoing)

"These pictures were taken with an 80KV dental x-ray machine on Polaroid 600 color film. The neat discovery is not that you can buy x-ray machines off eBay. The neat discovery is that you can use Polaroid film to image x-rays!"

Wednesday, April 02, 2003
While a co-worker and I were trying to prove the existence of the whole canned chicken, we found the potted meat museum. My day is shot. When there's a link to "browse by meat" you know you've struck gold.

Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Nate can call in a potato artillery strike from anywhere on the farm. Be afraid.

Ok the template is fixed now. For a while it was ugly and orange. Some big melt-down of the template server occurred at Blogger just as I was editing the template. People's templates were getting all swapped around. I'm glad that's over.