LOL = Laugh Out Loud
OMG = Oh My Gog
WTF = What The F#*k
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What’s happened to them in the wake of Hurricane Katrina?
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Posted 7:03 PM
Updated: 2:00 p.m. ET Sept. 3, 2005
Federal officials are chartering three of Carnival Cruise Lines' ships for six months, part of a plan to provide shelter for as many as 7,000 people displaced by devastating Hurricane Katrina.
The three ships — the Ecstasy, Sensation and Holiday — will be pulled from regular use starting Monday.
Ecstasy, normally ported at Galveston for four-and five-day cruises, and Sensation, normally in New Orleans for similar trips, will both be pulled Monday and are scheduled to dock and house Katrina refugees in Galveston, Texas.
Just what these people want to see… more water.
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Posted 3:44 AM
You are bidding on a deep fried jumbo shrimp that has a very unique shape that looks exactly like female genitalia. AKA Vagina.
You've seen jumbo shrimp before, and most of you have seen female genitalia before, but I know none of you have seen Female Genitalia Jumbo Shrimp before.
You will be the life of the party when you whip out your Female Genitalia Jumbo Shrimp. All of your friends will envy you. GUARANTEED*!
SNATCH THIS ONE UP! DON'T LET ANOTHER ONE SLIP THROUGH YOUR FINGERS!!!
Current Bid is $1.00
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Posted 3:32 PM
Answer: You should thank your lucky stars you live in the twentieth century, bucko. Let me tell you about ... corncobs. You may not believe this, but it was once common practice in rural America to leave a corncob hanging from a string in the outhouse for purposes of personal hygiene. The string, I gather, was to permit the cob to be reused. For those who were punctilious in these matters, or else blessed with an abundance of corncobs, a box of disposable cobs might be provided instead. In coastal regions, the cob might be replaced by a mussel shell.
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Posted 3:12 PM
This from the May 23, 2005 edition of the American Perospect:
Thinking Big About Hurricanes
It's time to get serious about saving New Orleans. – May 23, 2005
In the event of a slow-moving Category 4 or Category 5 hurricane (with winds up to or exceeding 155 miles per hour), it's possible that only those crow's nests would remain above the water level. Such a storm, plowing over the lake, could generate a 20-foot surge that would easily overwhelm the levees of New Orleans, which only protect against a hybrid Category 2 or Category 3 storm (with winds up to about 110 miles per hour and a storm surge up to 12 feet). Soon the geographical "bowl" of the Crescent City would fill up with the waters of the lake, leaving those unable to evacuate with little option but to cluster on rooftops -- terrain they would have to share with hungry rats, fire ants, nutria, snakes, and perhaps alligators. The water itself would become a festering stew of sewage, gasoline, refinery chemicals, and debris.
And… there is this article printed Dec 01, 2001:
KEEPING ITS HEAD ABOVE WATER – New Orleans faces doomsday scenario
New Orleans is sinking.
And its main buffer from a hurricane, the protective Mississippi River delta, is quickly eroding away, leaving the historic city perilously close to disaster.
So vulnerable, in fact, that earlier this year the Federal Emergency Management Agency ranked the potential damage to New Orleans as among the three likeliest, most castastrophic disasters facing this country.
The other two? A massive earthquake in San Francisco, and, almost prophetically, a terrorist attack on New York City.
Posted 3:09 PM
A few selections from the list:
Here’s the complete list: 217 Best Band Names Ever.
Posted 3:04 PM
Here's a magic trick to surprise friends with; go to the flash-based fake Google homepage by Dark Arts Media. Ask someone casually to watch the Google logo. Now click anywhere on the page while pointing at the logo with the other hand, and then move two of your fingers to completely cover the the 'o's in the Google logo. When you remove the fingers, hopefully to much surprise, the letters 'o' will be missing from the logo.
Whenever you click on the page, the letters will disappear after five seconds. Clicking again will make them reappear after five seconds. A third click will change the page to an actual Google homepage.
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Posted 1:34 PM
Need to send someone a very large file? You need Dropload. Dropload is a place for you to drop your files off and have them picked up by someone else at a later time. Recipients you specify are sent an email with instructions on how to download the file. Files are removed from the system after 7 days, regardless if they have been picked up or not. You can upload any type of file, mp3, movies, docs, pdfs, up to 100MB each! Recipients can be anyone with an email address.
Once you complete the free registration, you can begin uploading files. The files can be up to a whopping 100 megabytes!
Simply enter the recipient's e-mail address. They'll get an e-mail with a link for downloading the file. Since they're sent the link and not the actual file, you won't overwhelm their inbox. The files are even scanned for viruses.
Go to Dropload
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Posted 5:00 PM
As of today, September 1, 2005, everyone in the U.S. can get a free credit report from the 3 major credit reporting agencies: Experian, TransUnion and Equifax.
I just got mine and it was fairly painless. They ask for verifying information such as place of employment on a certain date, address on a certain date or mortgage lender and payment range. They also try to sell you more features, Credit Score, etc., but it’s not hard-sell tactics. You just opt out of these features.
You get a list of all your credit cards, loans, etc., including your payment history. It’s actually pretty interesting. I noticed some of the same accounts with different names. But with the banks buying each other out I can’t keep up with who’s who, so I shouldn’t be surprised that the credit reporting agencies can’t either.
Get your free at AnnualCreditReport.com
THIS IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT
Posted 4:46 PM
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Posted 3:17 PM
Due to roommates that didn't quite understand my displeasure at my consistently disappearing ice cream, I had to resort to this. Not a gag, it is actually is designed with the intention to work. Though I suppose that since the container it is "locking" is made of waxed cardboard (which can be deformed a bit) it won't keep out a serious professional penetration attempt.
I found that it sends a warning message, sort of like one of those little LED's you put in a car to give the appearance of having an alarm.
-- Morgan Davis
Ben and Jerry's Pint Lock
Ben & Jerry's
Posted 3:12 PM
My tire was thumping.
I thought it was flat
When I looked at the tire...
I noticed your cat.
Heard your wife left you,
How ! upset you must be.
But don't fret about it...
She moved in with me.
Looking back over the years
that we've been together,
I can't help but wonder...
"What the hell was! I thinking?"
Congratulations on your wedding day!
Too bad no one likes your husband.
How could two people as beautiful as you
Have such an ugly baby?
I've always wanted to have
someone to hold,
someone to love.
After having met you ..
I've changed my mind.
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I must admit, you brought Religion into my life.
I never believed in Hell until I met you.
As the days go by, I think of how lucky I am...
That you're not here to ruin it for me.
Congratulations on your promotion.
Before you go...
Would you like to take this knife out of my back?
You'll probably need it again.
Happy Birthday, Uncle Dad!
(Available only in
Happy birthday! You look great for your age.
When we were together,
you always said you'd die for me.
Now that we've broken up,
I think it's time you kept your promise.
We have been friends for a very long time ..
let's say we stop?
I'm so miserable without you
it's almost like you're here.
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy.
Did you ever find out who the father was?
Your friends and I wanted to do
something special for your birthday.
So we're having you put to sleep.
So your daughter's a hooker,
and it spoiled your day.
Look at the bright side,
it's really good pay.
Posted 2:22 PM
The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion," casually, think about whether or not you want the politician spending your tax money.
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into perspective in one of its releases.
a. A billion seconds ago it was 1973.
b. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
c. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
d. A billion days ago no-one walked on two feet on earth.
e. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government spends it.
Posted 1:11 PM
Here is a large collection of pictures form hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. Some incredible pictures there. Here are a few from the collection.
Very descriptive interseaction
Welcome to the city of New Orleans
Makeshift shoes Dry Bourbon – so far
Fido still needs to be walked…. or swam.
Christ statue at St. louis Cathedral in New Orleans. Massive oak trees fell all around but didn’t touch the statue.
Just the necessities from Walmart
Posted 5:39 AM
- 1.Blue Hill, MA
- 2.Dodge City, KS
- 3.Amarillo, TX
- 4.Rochester, MN
- 5.Casper, WY [and]
- 6.Cheyenne, WY [tie]
- 7.Great Falls, MT
- 8.Goodland, KS
- 9.Boston, MA
- 10.Lubbock, TX
Notice Chicago is not on this list?
Actually, none of the cities on this list have anywhere near 1 million people, and with the exception of perhaps Boston, do not have many tall buildings. Whereas New York City, Chicago, and even Indianapolis, have a concentrated downtown with many tall buildings. Thus, the more populated cities, or larger cities, have a greater number of taller buildings which hinders the wind from gaining speed.
Thus, Chicago which is known as "the windy city", has a claim to fame which is almost paradoxical. That is, being a city usually means lots of buildings, and that slows the wind down. However, Chicago is likely one of the top ten windiest cities with more than 1 millions people.
So, when someone throws out the fact that Chicago is not one of the windiest cities, you can debate with them if Blue Hill, MA is really a "city". See how fun science can be in social situations? You'll make all sorts of new friends, just none from Blue Hill, Mass.
Posted 7:03 PM
From the Mercury newspaper in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
August 25, 2005 By Alex Eliseev Johannesburg:
The hunt is on for three women who ambushed a 30-year-old man and forced him to have sex with them at gunpoint.
According to police spokeswoman Paula Nothnagel, a case of indecent assault had been opened and identity kits would be released soon. The man cannot be named because of the nature of the offence.
Nothnagel said that on Saturday night the man was walking through Roodepoort when the women pulled up next to him in their maroon BMW.
They asked him for directions to the Savoy Hotel and he got into the car to show them the way.
At the hotel the women persuaded him to join them for a drink, before asking him for directions to yet another hotel.
While on the road to the Station Hotel the women suddenly changed direction and drove to a dark and empty field near the Durban Deep mine.
"One woman produced a firearm and held the man at gunpoint," Nothnagel said.
"The women got undressed and all three took turns to have intercourse with him."
The man was then ordered back into the car and dropped off along Main Reef Road.
Nothnagel said the man then went home before opening a case at the local police station. The West Rand Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit is investigating. They suspect the women were all aged between 20 and 30.
Posted 6:16 PM
You Can Hear a Pin Clock
The first of its kind, the pill-shaped precision engineered pin clock uses 3,000 pins to display the hours and minutes of the day. Inspired by the popular Pin Art toy that uses moving pins to form the impression of one’s hand, this creation makes watching the clock a mesmerizing experience. The minutes click ahead with a sound that evokes the classic flip of the numbers at airports or train stations, combining aural ambience with visual style. Imported.
$70.00 Get one at uncommon goods.
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Posted 6:08 PM
If I go out into my backyard and dig a verrrry deep hole… all the way through the earth, where would I end up? I’d end up off the west coast of Australia. Where would you end up? Dig a hole.
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Posted 5:46 PM
An idea from dorking out:
First I'd like to say that the events surrounding the hurricane this week were(are) very tragic we don't intend this to make light of the humanitarian situation at all. There is no nice way to say it, but New Orleans is, quite literally, up shit creek without a paddle. Getting straight to the point: They should bail on New Orleans, and build Neo Orleans as a floating megacity on Lake Pontchartrain....
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Posted 5:28 PM
Here are just a few:
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Posted 4:42 PM
Looters stealing whatever they can get for a grocery in New Orleans where floodwaters continue to rise.
Read an up-to-the-minute blog on Katrina’s aftermath as reported by New Orleans TV station WWL’s Tom Planchet.
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And another photo blog here. Pretty incredible pictures.
Posted 2:16 PM
From Modern Drunkard:
1.) Open and close a bar.
2.) Go on a bender.
3.) Drink a fifth of hard liquor, by yourself, in one day.
4.) Dance like a fool in front of a large hooting crowd.
5.) Spend a night in the drunk tank.
6.) Get drunk on the grave of your hero.
7.) Buy a crowded bar a round.
8.) Embark on an impromptu road trip.
9.) Get 86’d from a bar.
10.) Extravagantly overtip a bartender.
11.) Walk up to an attractive stranger way out of your league and buy him or her a drink.
12.) Conspire an afterhours at your favorite bar.
13.) Make your best friend a perfect martini.
14.) Buy, build or steal a home bar.
15.) Get carried home by your drinking buddies.
16.) Get drunk with your father.
17.) Fight a good fight.
18.) Visit the source of your favorite beer, wine or liquor.
19.) Drunkenly watch the sun come up with your best boozing buddies and a bottle.
20.) Sit in on an A.A. meeting.
21.) Hit a dozen bars in one night.
22.) Try at least one hundred different drinks.
23.) Get loaded in the land of your forefathers.
24.) Juice on the job.
25.) Split a magnum of expensive champagne with your true love.
26.) Give a hobo twenty bucks.
27.) Get loaded and tell your boss exactly how you feel.
28.) Send a friend a bottle of good liquor.
29.) Eat a pickled egg from the big jar.
30.) Go on a fishing trip with your pals.
31.) Eat the worm.
32.) Learn at least one traditional drinking song.
33.) Steal some booze.
34.) Spend half a paycheck on a single bottle of liquor.
35.) Start your long-awaited and very personal autobiography: Me and the Booze: A Love Story.
36.) Try absinthe.
37.) Watch the movie Barfly with five of your closest friends.
38.) Work at least a week as a bartender.
39.) Make your own beer, wine or moonshine.
40.) Go to your place of worship loaded.
For details on each item click here.
Note: I’m ashamed to say I’ve only done one-fourth of them. Some drunk I am.
Posted 3:04 PM
Aquariass - Aquarium toilet
Add a little life to your bathroom with this live aquarium. The fully functioning tank fits American Standard bowls. Custom bowl installation is available.
3/8" acrylic tank
1.6 gpf. (federal standard)
22" x 14" x 9" deep
8 weeks for shipping
Fish and aquarium components sold separately.
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Posted 2:01 PM
Mainly to continue the tradition of making English as incomprehensible as possible, thereby keeping the spelling bee industry in business. (Believe me, there's millions in it.) Colonel comes from Old Italian colonello, commander of a column of troops, which in turn derives from colonna, column. It wasn't always spelled the Italian way, though. Four hundred years ago English followed the Spanish practice and spelled the word "coronel," sensibly pronounced the way it looked. Eventually this was corrupted to ker-nel, still not bad considering we're talking about the British, who pronounce "Featheringstonehaugh" "Fanshaw."
But it couldn't last. Some nameless busybody decided coronel ought to be spelled "colonel" to better reflect its Italian origin, doubtless out of the same misplaced love of precision that gave us 16-1/2 feet to the rod and 27 and 11/32 grains to the dram. It's just the Anglo-Saxon way, I guess. How these people conquered an empire I'll never know.
Posted 1:55 PM
Not to be flip, but pretty soon NATO is going to be walking into battle zones in AT-ATs. This sniper detection system is just incredible. It’s an array of microphones aimed in different directions that can pick up and triangulate the location of sniper fire even in noisy locations. They’re currently testing them on Hummers in Iraq and a processing unit estimates the direction, elevation, and distance of a sniper after the first shot fired.
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