Sunday, June 29, 2008

Unique Website of The Day

I am a stumbler and I stumble a whole lot, more than I actually should. And during my writer's block moments I find quite a lot of dead websites that need to be erased from the web, the webmaster flogged and the hosting server torched and then there are some sites that need an award. Go ahead click the title link. I am sure you will be pleased.
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Friday, June 27, 2008

Pictures of Dubai

What do you get when you mix cheap labor, 140.00 per barrel oil and people who absolutely reek of Euros? One word…Dubai. This was a place that was just sand and coastline only 20 years ago and if you look at Dubai now you don't have to wonder where all the money comes from. Obviously, Dubai is not on my list of must see before I die. Simply put, because when I do, and I will, become fantastically wealthy, Dubai sits too close to Iran and Oman and who knows when those two countries decide that Dubai is too decadent for its own good and BAM it's all reduced to goat-land with a Mosque planted in the middle. Here are some pictures.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Top 5 Brain Games

The links below are not your average brain teaser games. No sir. These activities are designed to test brain function and believe me they are waaaaaay harder than they look. After a couple of test I felt clinically retarded. Yep. Surely did. But hey look on the bright side the more tests you take the greater your mental acuity. At least that is what Confucius says.

Try this for instance

A blind beggar had a brother who died. What relation was
the blind beggar to the brother who died?
"Brother" is not the answer.

Who was the blind beggar?

Feeling retarded yet, if not take these test below.

Test 1 The Stroops Test

Test 2 The Senses Test

Test 3 The Tower of Hanoi

Test 4 Memocoly AKA Simon on steroids

Test 5 Games for the Brain


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

SNL Mirror Skit

I have been a SNL fan since they were in a comedy club. And every now and again a skit comes along that just makes me almost piss my pants with laughter. The embedded skit below is called the, “Mirror Skit" and it was found on YouTube. The skit is a parody, what SNL skit isn't, of horror movies that always show the [insert scary thing here] in the mirror as a way to startle the audience into a complete frenzy. Enjoy.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Top 20 Mobi Sites

If you own a “Smart Phone” then you more than likely have the internet. I love my Blackjack, even though this is my third one, but finding the right sites for my phone almost drove me mad. So I decided to go on a little mission and this is what I found after culling Cantoni Mobi’s list down. I didn't make each site a hyperlink just in case you wanted to try them out on your phone while reading this blog entry.





















These are just a few of the sites that I frequent with my pain in the assPDA. These sites load fast and have minimal bells and whistles. Have fun.


Monday, June 23, 2008

How to Find a Good Eatery

If there is one thing I hate more than bad advertising is a bad restaurant with great advertising. And I have been duped more than my fair share by the shiny lights and catchy jingles that have preceded wilted lettuce, watered down drinks, grumpy waitresses and half-cooked chicken. Even thought I am not tricked as often, I am still occasionally fall for the coin behind the ear.

I am like most people. I often visit restaurants that have an established food standard and menus that rarely change. But every now and then I get a wild hair up my posterior that causes me to stray badly. It starts by a yearning for something different as my insane explorer side takes over. So I sit down and try to decide by surfing the internet and reading reviews of the different local eateries, wrong move. Surfing for a restaurant is like test driving a car you found in the newspaper by flapping the pages. But after years of hitting and missing like a Ford with bad cylinders, I have realized something…I have been going at it all wrong.

First, restaurants that have that certain je ne sais quoi do not need much introduction; their customers speak for the quality of their food. They often have an abundance of customers that are loyal and are fat professional eaters. This restaurant will not be found on the front page of any culinary magazine, nor do they care. They have excellent service as well as awesome food. These restaurants are true diamonds in the wood pile and they do not use the phrase je ne sais quoi.

In order to find these gastronomical diamonds you have to go on a physical search. This search includes driving around the restaurants that offer your favorite style of food and waiting for the noon or 7:00pm rush. If there isn’t a rush, then more than likely there isn’t much to the eatery. If there is a rush, look at the age of the crowd, the physical size of all parties in the crowd and if there are any families. The rationale is because young people are often weight conscious and that equates to boneless, skinless, fat free cardboard cut-outs of chicken and steaks, skinny people eat skinny people food which equates to a huge salad bar with vegetables galore, fake bacon bits and fat-free salad-flavored water, and if there are a lot of families then there is a variety of food. However the presence of older people is a plus. They represent reasonable prices and fatprofessional eaters are a gold star because they mean the food is flavorful and abundant. So look for the fat old people.

Next, walk up to the restaurant and inhale. Can you smell the food? You can’t imagine the restaurants I have been to where there is absolutely no odor coming from the exhaust. Like an idiot I went inside and the food was just as odor-free and tasteless. And that has happened a lot. But there have been restaurants that have made me drive in circles until I found the origin of that wondrous smell.

Lastly, go inside the restaurant. Who said you had to eat a full meal? Order a drink and a cheap appetizer. This is where a decision can be adequately made. I have very rarely had a bad appetizer and a great meal or vice versa because both are born in the same kitchen. Notice everything about the restaurant, look at the waiters and waitresses are they busy or on their cell phones. Slowly eat your appetizer and look at the meals being served. This should give you a full picture of what is going on. I know you are asking, “Who has the time for this?” And I say, “You do.” Because there is nothing worse than paying for a horrible meal and the gas it took to get there.


Sunday, June 22, 2008

12 Things Paramedics Know

If you want to know what the quality of life means ask someone who has a couple of months to live. They will give you an unabashed and guilt-free answer to what it means to be alive. Because with every breath they take they have one less to give. EMS is composed of people with that quality of life mentality. Paramedics and EMT’s are professionals who have a stark look at life. Because there is nothing more eye opening than seeing some one who is tip-top shape, perfect physique, low cholesterol and awesome blood pressure get killed by a bus filled with fat people and their greasy fast food bags. So here are the ten things Paramedics know, but won’t tell you willingly.

12. Life is more precious than you can ever imagine.

11. The quality of life is inherently more important that the quantity of life.

10. Darwin was right, natural selection does work. Because the addict that abuses Meth, Cocaine or Oxycotin eventually exits the gene pool with a startled expression on their faces.

9. Dead people sometimes have startled expressions on their faces.

8. There is a 1:1 chance that you will die, period.

7. Our elderly citizens are our greatest resources.

6. Marijuana smokers started as cigarette smokers first.

5. Properly fitted seatbelts save lives, airbags work and will sometimes break your nose but neither matter if you are thrown out of the car.

4. Respite for the caretaker is just as important as taking care of a loved one.

3. Addicted crack smokers will qualify for disability faster than the person who has worked all their lives and really needs it.

2. The bottom graduating medical student in a graduating class is still called, “Doctor.”

1. Not all hospitals are created equal.


Friday, June 13, 2008

Legal Limit Waistlines

Can you imagine your insurance company penalizing you if your waistline exceeded legal healthy limits? Or could you imagine your employer making you pay a higher premium on your health insurance because you had the dreaded, “Muffin-Top” or “Dunn-Lap Disease”? If any sort of legislation passed like that in the U.S there would be a raucous cheer thrown up by ever Paramedic with a bad back. But believe it or not…such legislation exists…in Japan. Yes in the land of tiny cell phones, Godzilla and scrumptious but creepy Geisha there is a policy that men and women between the ages of 40 and 74 had to meet a certain size in their waistline.

This article was found in the Asia-Pacific section of the New York Times and written by Norimitsu Onishi

Under a national law that came into effect two months ago, companies and local governments must now measure the waistlines of Japanese people between the ages of 40 and 74 as part of their annual checkups. That represents more than 56 million waistlines, or about 44 percent of the entire population.
Those exceeding government limits — 33.5 inches for men and 35.4 inches for women, which are identical to thresholds established in 2005 for Japan by the International Diabetes Federation as an easy guideline for identifying health risks — and having a weight-related ailment will be given dieting guidance if after three months they do not lose weight. If necessary, those people will be steered toward further re-education after six more months…

So Japan has figured out that fat people are costing them money with their sweaty necks and size 36 pants. But the real kicker is that there are people that are against this effort to save money and make the Japanese population healthier. However there are people who are against a healthy population.

critics say that the government guidelines — especially the one about male waistlines — are simply too strict and that more than half of all men will be considered overweight. The effect, they say, will be to encourage overmedication and ultimately raise health care costs.
Yoichi Ogushi, a professor at Tokai University’s School of Medicine near Tokyo and an expert on public health, said that there was “no need at all” for the Japanese to lose weight.
“I don’t think the campaign will have any positive effect. Now if you did this in the United States, there would be benefits, since there are many Americans who weigh more than 100 kilograms,” or about 220 pounds, Mr. Ogushi said. “But the Japanese are so slender that they can’t afford to lose weight.”

These people also probably believe that smoking is a great stress reliever. But anyway you dice it, Japan has the right idea. But you can read the article by clicking the link in the title. If we had a healthier population there would be cheaper health care and fewer deaths from over consumption. But hey that’s just my opinion.


Friday, June 06, 2008

Hillary's Sore Losers

The Democratic Nominee is Senator Barak Obama. He is an advocate for change. And we all know that change is need in the American political arena. Personally, I would vote for Satan himself if it meant I would get a break at the pumps or the price of food would go south. But the truth of the matter is, Satan is not running, Obama has won the nomination and Hillary has lost. However there are some Hillary supporters that would rather vote for Senator McCain than Obama. Go ahead; click the title link for their site. You will be amazed at the level of retardation some people possess. And I think they are the worse kind of voter imaginable. What madness.


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Pictures of Pedophiles

The law is the law. When an adult has improper contract with a child, charges must be filed and the person removed from society. However, if you are a female and the child is male charges are not always applied fairly. If you are guy and perform the same horrible act, then the entire leather bound book of jurisprudence is lobbed at your head. See for yourself…click the link in the title of this post.This was found on College Bars, check them out.


Monday, June 02, 2008

Almost Flipping Ninja

If ever was a video that makes me replay and replay and replay it would be this one. Just look how Ninja-boy just staggers after almost knocking himself out.