Tags: Geek & Poke, Geek and Poke, Oliver Widder, Twitter
into people who do and people who don’t understand Geek and Poke. Thank you, Oliver Widder, for making my day daily:-)
Tags: Gary Kasparov, Kreml, Kremlin, Politics
Spoiling a speech by Kremlin critic Gary Kasparov. Hilarious!
Tags: Cat litter, Cats, Litter Box, Toilet Training, Weird
Would you? I came across the Litter Kwitter Cat Toilet Training Kit – the name pretty much explains it all. So if you could share the toilet with your cat (with the intended side effect being that you could stop buying cat litter, and wouldn’t have to clean the litter boy anymore) – would you?
Neat idea, but: The video below kind of makes me think different. A toilet doesn’t help a cat whose instinct tells her to paw the ground. Also, cats tend to forget to flush! Also, having your cat use the toilet means that you might daily doses of the toxoplasma gondii parasite which is often present in cat faeces into the sewers – not good for marine life, neither for pregnant women!
Tags: eBay, Pretzel, Stupid People, Virgin Mary
Can you believe it? Three years ago, Michael Fleming found a funnily shaped pretzel in a bag of Rold Gold Pretzels – a funny shape that is slightly reminiscent of the Virgin Mary. Now he is selling it on eBay. Are pretzels that come in Virgin Mary shapes an act of God?
A number of people seem to believe that, as the bids are currently up to $ 20,100.00.
“If you look right there you can see her head tilted and then the little baby in the pretzel!” jokes Chad “Tanner” Haney. “Look at the little baby in the pretzel!”
Look close and if you’re hungry for a miracle, you might just make out the Virgin Mary cradling the baby Jesus in this pretzel. “I saw a similarity between a pretzel and a photo,” says Michael Fleming, owner of the pretzel.
Fleming says he found this twisted treasure in a bag of Rold Gold pretzels three years ago. He and three co-workers posted it on Ebay Wednesday. “We’re kind of capitalizing on the stupidity of Ebay and that people will buy anything,” says Haney. [Source]
As of now, it is not even sure (actually – rather unlikely) that the pretzel currently on sale is the original Virgin Mary pretzel – do people not read the item descriptions before squandering their money? Read the description yourself:
Virgin Mary Pretzel Replica!!
Why pay $10,000.00 or more for the original when you can still pay thousands but thousands less for a replica??
I am broke with a darn good sense of humor! Have heart and know not only did you help someone who could REALLY use thousands of dollars but I made you laugh as well! Now hurry and bid today before someone copy’s my replica idea!
Only 1 pretzel will be sold (the rest will be eaten!)
*** ACT NOW: And get your DVD copy of “The Making of the Virgin Mary Pretzel Replica!” – DVD comes to you Autographed by me, to be cherished for minutes then later sold on EBay or posted on YouTube whichever comes first!
Additional DVD footage: “The Blessing of The Virgin Mary Pretzel Replica” as we have our local priest “Bless Your Replica Pretzel” before delivery!
Pretzel comes complete with a certificate of authenticity 1 of 1 Pretzel card!
Note: I make no claims or warranty that I am the original person to sell the “Virgin Mary Pretzel”. I am merely riding their coat tails because I am broke and need it more than they do!
P.S. – I love the feedback I have been getting keep it coming! I will answer all serious messages!
Enlightenment, what ever happened to thee?
Tags: cub, Flat Eric, Flocke, Nuremberg, Polar Bear
Tags: Cute, Games
There nothing like deadline pressure to make you discover a gazilion new ways of killing time. I have another batch of assignments to grade, which inevitably makes me stumble upon all the useless, but cute shit on the net. Try Ferry Halim’s Orisinal Games, for instance. Most of them are very simple, which makes them probably even more addictive. Gotta get back to work now.
EDIT: this is is a VERY old post which i never posted – probably 10 months or more.
I found these in my mailbox today – I know they’re rabbits, but I don’t think I’d want one of these. Not even eat them.
Just a quickie today. Do you know a tosser from a jumper? If not, play the “Smashing Slang” flash game on the PBS website. The game is based on slang expressions used in the TV series “White Teeth” (based on the novel by Zadie Smith).
“Even if you’re wrong, you’ll add a colourful phrase to your vocabulary”. That’s what the makers of the game promise. Just don’t use these terms in your essays, thank you 🙂
There’s more info about the novel and the series
on the PBS website.
An agency in Paris has created Bombay TV, a flash application that allows you to subtitle a few seconds from a Bollywood movie. I picked one with Amitabh Bachchan, my favourite actor.
Too bad WordPress supresses the embed object function, otherwise you could have previewed my movie here. Click on the link to see my movie. You can create your own on the same site, too.
While streamlining an article that is due today (statistically speaking I have written one article for each decade that I’ve lived: three so far), I’m trying not to avert my attention from the screen, but unfortunately the screen has got several screens in itself that bear potential for distraction, and the computer’s connected to the internet. As a result, diversion and procastination is becoming rife.
Even the spam that keeps coming in distracts me.
I’ve often marvelled at the excentric artistic quality of some spam. If this one, for instance, had been created by an artist, it would probably have been praised for its attempt to capture the aesthetics of 256-bit graphics.
Furthermore, it breaks all the rules of succesful email marketing: unpersonalized, untargetted content, no context, opaque subject line (bamboo stress), and it does not even contain a link!
And right below the image it features a text that appears to be completely unconnected:
The plastic light apertures are thermally-moulded acrylic and high-output LEDs are now replacing the traditional neon lamps.
Look for a vendor who can accommodate the changes you face as they affect you. Q: What types of organisations could benefit from using bonded warehouses?
We now offer a range of Windows and Windows CE terminals that offer browser-based functionality.
Q: So what are the strategic implications for a manufacturer like Belgravium? MDL were using the warehouse management functionality from the existing ERP system, over time this had been customised to meet the growing demands of the MDL business. Via RFID initiatives, managers will be able to monitor and review store performance and tackle problem areas.
Built into ACmanager is the capability to handle the requirements of all trading partners at all tier levels. The Projects module is much more flexible than a standard sales module. CUSTOMER SERVICE ACCOLADETesco is a particularly demanding customer, and this has been a driving force for the introduction of the Infor COM ERP system.
“A company seeking to contain the cost of technology initiatives while increasing the effectiveness of its supply chain will find that DS Collaborate delivers tremendous business value.
“We can now take better care of our customers and meet their service level requirements, as well as create a manufacturing plan and adapt to fluctuations in demand quickly.
This has been particularly useful for the Tesco projects.
How long does the battery last?
Via RFID initiatives, managers will be able to monitor and review store performance and tackle problem areas.
Preactor has a “what if” capability, so you can test the alternative strategies for dealing with, say, a breakdown, and then pick the one that meets your objectives.
We were also able to recognise and thank our partners’ commitment with special awards for a remarkable year of growth for voice in Europe,” added Greg Tanner. How have they built their reputation?
“We were looking for a logistics partner who is in a position to improve the efficiency of our production facility,” according to Fred Holvast, Manager for Distribution and Customer Service. Look for products that are designed from the very beginning for warehouse and industrial use. The combined company has the scale and resources to continue to support our extensive customer base while investing in enhancements and long-term product innovation.
God bless the spam artists
This is for all my Austrian friends who cannot stop taking the piss about German names. Two days ago on the train to Feldkirch I eavesdropped on a group of four male secondary school kids, 13 or 14 years old, to whom the name “Volker” appeared to be an inexhaustible source of delight. They would have loved this machine:
Here is a selection of some of the names it suggested to me:
I stumbled upon this collection of the worst URLs today on this passado blog (via stumbleupon.com). Some of them are hoaxes, some are real… number 7 is beyond me, let me know if you have more insights…
1. A site called ‘Who Represents‘ where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name… wait for it… is
2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at
3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at
4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder at
5. Then of course, there’s the Italian Power Generator company…
6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales:
7. If you’re looking for computer software, there’s always
8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church . Their website is
9. Then, of course, there’s these brainless art designers, and their whacky website:
10. Want to holiday in Lake Tahoe ? Try their brochure website at