Archive for November, 2008

Another Great Gift Idea: Etch-A-Line

Thursday, 20 November 2008


Bryan, OH (Strutts News Services) – Etch-A-Line-X from Ohio Art promises to be a big seller this season, second only to Etch-A-Dot.  This excellent version allows children with Y-Y comprehension problems to ignore the difficulties inherent in the original product. Etch-A-Line-Y, the companion toy, allows children to explore the Y-Y axis by scrolling the “etch” vertically on the screen, i.e., up and down.

For those children who might be uncomfortable with two dimensions, Ohio Art has the Etch-A-Dot, which cleverly replaces the non-user-friendly single rolling knob with a red “Press This Button” activation device.  Press the Red Button, and you’ve got a dot.  The “Dot” provides instant gratification, a minimalist work of art, and it’s clever as well, since the “dot” is ALWAYS at the precise center of the screen.

What the Future Holds:  Production of the fourth companion product, (Etch-A-Line-Z) is on hold for now.  Preliminary evaluations resulted in the temporary blindness of a substantial number of volunteers. Prototype Z is being re-evaluated for distribution in late August of the year after next before this one.

[From here. Nice archive of other excellent gift ideas here.]

Where’s Waldork?

Wednesday, 19 November 2008


[Image from here.]

OMG. The Zombies are taking over.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


Let’s talk some more about “unqualified for the position.”  Pheeew.

Sef ‘splanatory, Foo.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008



Yet another fine specimen for FinPeng’s Archive. Related posts here.

[2nd image from Nurse Myra.]

Chuck never blinks. Here’s why.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


A fine specimen for FinPeng’s Archive. Related posts here.

[Lost the source for this image… maybe from Bits&Pieces.]

Some White People Are Just Embarassing

Monday, 17 November 2008


Something tells me that his chances of procreating are about nil (this Centaur is obviously a gelding). Anyone have a video of him “prancing?” Thanks to Mr. Horsey, we’ve added a  new category for “Moronic White People.” He’s the first, and prolly not the last, entrant.

[Image from here.]

Hot Links Meets the Werewolf

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Marble Furnace, OH (Strutts News Service)
Dog Sucked into HVAC Return Air Grille. Film at 11.

Before you go any further, check out Pandora Radio, search for Louis Armstrong, click play, and then continue. You’ll like it, especially on a Sunday morning with fried eggs sprinkled with garlic powder, sausage patties, and sourdough toast slathered with real butter.  That’s what I’m gonna do.  Makes the rest of the week just gravy.

The Clogblogger is a Blog about Clogs.

Four women with different problems here. No. 3 is my favorite.

RGF appropriately calls them “Bike Crickets.”

Best of Dicky Goodman:
Side A: Batman and His Grandmother
Side B: Suspense

What if there were no “handedness?” Read “Harvey’s Hands.”

Find out what’s happening on teh internest RIGHT NOW [Via The Presurfer].

Join the disgustion.  Dessicated Fairies, here.

When a boy loves a girl, you hear a version of this in your head.

Panel discussion: America should stop throwing money in a hole. Here.

Loosely related to videos posted yesterday, check out  Blackboard Jungle.

Nov. 15 2008 View from here

Saturday, 15 November 2008


That’s smoke from the Corona, CA fire as viewed from my neighborhood about 1:30PM today.  We’re about 28 miles SW, but the sky is orange from all the smoke.  People are stopping to take pictures.  Hot Santa Ana winds are blowing.

UPDATE:  3:44PM – Here’s a live link:

Saturday Matinee: Hubba inna Jiggawah Rip It Up Pressure Cooker

Saturday, 15 November 2008

1959’s “Shombolar” by Sheriff and the Ravels post dated The Chips’ “Rubber Biscuit” by a few years, but had some of the same Hubba inna Jiggawa phrases. Gotta love it. (Watch for the Dick Dale cameo.)

Bill Haley & the Comets’ “Rip it Up” (ripping off Little Richard’s original verision). Awesome jitterbuggin’… Lookee here for mo betta.

1957’s “Untamed Youth.” Scary stuff.

This one’s for Aussie Phil. Ready for some speed blues? Here’s “PRESSURE COOKER.” Clarence Gatemouth Brown was one of the most underrated bluesmen of the modern era.  He was one of those rare folks that if you told him a set of jumper cables was an instrument, he could play ’em.

The .GIF Friday Post 55: rofl copter, ride the snake, but don’t say this to a goose.

Friday, 14 November 2008




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