Archive for the ‘Stupid’ Category

Another Great Gift Idea: Remover Installer

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

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Don’t laugh. It may come in handy.

[Found here.]

Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Hot Links

Sunday, 27 November 2016

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11 Epic RickRolls.  This one’s classic-al in case you missed it. Here are two more.

Andrew Loomis’ Fun With A Pencil [1939] was his first book, and my all-time favorite. Download it and give it to your favorite budding artist.

Pink Halibut is not a medical affliction.

Tardigrade plush animals [via].

How to read divinations signs from candle burning – the Hoodoo Method.

An image of a woman wearing hat and sunglasses with a plastic bee on her nose is available for purchase here.

99 + 86.

The Divje Babe flute, estimated at 43,000 years old, is the oldest surviving wind instrument. It was played by Neanderthals.

The Geißenklösterle flute is pretty old, too.

[Top image of a drive-in restaurant movie theater found in here.]

Detroit’s Handicap-Accessible Sidewalks To Nowhere

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

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Detroit’s in a financial mess but at least they’ve got curb ramps with truncated domes.

Consider the cost of this nonsense.

[(Demo + curb ramp + truncated domes) x 8 curb ramps per intersection x number of Non-Compliant intersections] x 1.2 for Union Wages = Some Serious Clams for a city with no money to be forced to provide handicap accessibility for ghosts.

In a city where poverty is high, schools are broken and crime is rampant, the federal government has forced Detroit to spend more than $50 million in the past decade for sidewalk ramps that often lead to nowhere.

Many of the nearly 35,000 ramps, which are for people with disabilities, are on inaccessible sidewalks or streets with no homes.

My guess is the construction cost per curb ramp is closer to $3500 apiece, not including striping, and it gave the Detroit Public Works employees something to do. On the other hand, it’s probably cheap insurance because the Americans with Disabilities Act is enforced via litigation and not local jurisdiction.

[Photo essay from here, via here. See Appendix D Page 43 for estimated costs.]

Monday Morning Puzzle

Monday, 21 November 2016

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The photo was taken after an earthquake in the Tottori Prefecture on October 21st, in a hotel owned by the Kishida family.

Given:
Cabinet with glass panels, earthquake-shifted valuable bowls.
Task:
Extract the bowls intact without breaking any glass.

There are some great solutions offered, like this one:

Open the cabinet door just enough to allow the nozzle of an expandable insulation foam canister. Fill up the cabinet with expansive foam, wait for it to set. Open the door and chip off the insulation with a screwdriver.

I don’t know who posted that solution, but it’s brilliant.

[Found here.]

The .GIF Friday Post No.460 – Sheep Dog, Bowzer Break & Doggie Duckies

Friday, 18 November 2016

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dog-dood

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[Found in here, in here, and here via here.]

How To Sell Inflatable Geese

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Is this a Great Country or what? (Swans and ducks are geese, so don’t even go there.)

[Inspiration from here, other images from here.]

No.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

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[Found here. Related post here.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

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[Found here.]

Hot Links for Algernon

Sunday, 6 November 2016

VOTE BUNK

Josh Jennings for Congress. He speaks truth to power as far as he knows.

4 November 2016 – Fayetteville, NC: Twenty hold-ups in 2-1/2 minutes by same man. No arrests, suspect at large.

This omni-directional conveyor belt is called a Celluveyor. Here’s another one with a jumpy jivey music track [via].

Here’s what happens if you dress up as your dog’s favorite toy for Halloween.

I quit watching TV decades ago because the family arguments on what to watch weren’t worth it. Recently they introduced me to The Walking Dead on Netflix and I got hooked. Three weeks later I’m overruled again, and The Walking Dead has been preempted by reruns of Roseanne. Now I’m back to not watching TV.

Ever feel like you’re merely a walking protein?

El peinado del emoticono de la caca. (Hint: it’s a hair-doo.)

Best Graffiti Ever.

John Lydon [aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols] once appeared before Judge Judy. Here’s the vid.

Noodling. Yeah, we posted the vid before, and you’ll never do it in your lifetime, unless you really want to.

Don’t forget to reset your calendars tonight.

Halloween Demon Duckies

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

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THIS is how you get 8 year old boys to take a bath.

[Images found here; related posts here and here. Oh, and also here.]


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