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Garfield – Why we hate the Mouse but not the cartoon copycat

I’ve always had a big soft spot for the large orange and black tiger, but I never realized that Garfield raked in so much cash. Check out this article on Slate to see what creator Jim Davis had in mind when he started and how his plan is bringing in around $1 Billion a year!


Old School Special Effects

Nothing like digging around in the garage and finding what appears to be a “pickled dragon”. Thought to be created as a hoax around the end of the 19th century, the dragon is thought to be made of a type of rubber, or maybe even wax. The detail on the dragon is pretty amazing though.


Pixar just continues to blow my mind. Check out the sneak peak for their new short “Boundin’”.

Quotes of the Day – Russell Baker

I’ve added the Quotes of the Day feed to my daily RSS listing. I’ll try to toss the really good ones up for your benefit (or so I can giggle.)

Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories – those that don’t work, those that break down and those that get lost. Russell Baker […]

You’ll Never Guess Who’s Still Alive

Boy. That’s one tough bird. Winston Churchill’s parrot is still kicking at 104. I know some animals live a long time, but you never really connect them with anyone famous. even has a pic of the polly, erm, Charlie.

Battlefield 1942 1.6 Patch Info

If you are a fan of BF1942, you’ll be intrested to know what all is coming in the 1.6 patch, due any day now. New maps, bug fixes, Punkbuster support, updated scoreboard, improved server browser, and the promise of improved ‘chat lag’ are all included in what is being called the largest update to the […]

Joint Operations Delayed Again

Well, another one pushed back. Now Novalogic has pushed Joint Operations, a game similar to Battlefield 1942, back until 2nd Quarter. I can’t tell if this or Battlefield Vietnam will make it to shelves first.

I am looking forward to both, with BFV leading by just a touch. I think it’ll continue the great gameplay […]

Brain Drill

One word for you: OW!

Germans Love Their Potter

Wired News has an intresting little article cover the translation of the latest Harry Potter book into German. It won’t be a straight translation though, as some lines from the book do not have a direct translation, so some “discussion” will take place when it comes to bringing the current title to the German community.


Yes Mars

Goodbye Michael…

Congrats Bub

Just wanted to send out a hearty congrats to my cousin Bub and his wife on the arrival of their first “little one”. The little guy showed up early this morning and is probably sick of his extended family already 🙂

Black Market For Coupon Clippers

I’ve been known to cut a coupon now an again, but I didn’t know that there was a business for it. According to Wired, people are making a decent amount of money by clipping coupons and selling them via eBay. And not only that, but some stores are coming through and saying it’s illegal to […]

Yes, I’m More Or Less Here

Well, hope everyone had a happy Turkey day. Yes, I am still alive, but haven’t been very active over here. We’ve been working very hard on prepping our redesign/rename/relaunch of the X-Boxed site and the like, and it’s just been generally busy. That combined with Vice City and Xbox Live is pretty much taking up […]

When Bicycling Goes Bad

Saw this on my Yahoo! homepage and sent it along to Blue’s News, where they ended up mentioning it. Does look a wee bit painful don’t it.

When Geeks Travel

This is something I wondered about after hearing about 2 people playing Halo via a Cat5 cable strung between 2 vehicles: A mobile LAN. Well, a few people had a trip planned, so they decided to put together a LAN between 2 vehicles. Arming them both with the necessary equipment, wiring their laptops up to […]

Dead To Diamond

Ok, this falls under the ‘creepy, but cool’ category. A new report on MSNBC says that a new company by the name of LifeGem will take cremated remains and turn them into a diamond. Yep, take ol’ Aunt Ruthie, send her ashes to LifeGem, and for a few grand, you can have her made into […]

Me And My Blog

This site is going a bit slowly at times, and I’ve decided it’s because I’m being a bit picky about what I post about. I usually find all sorts of cool links and software, but never post about any of them. I send links to all my buddies, but don’t do anything about that here.


Jurassic Park in Siberia reports that Japanese scientists are planning on cloning a wooly mammoth to display at an Ice Age exhibit in Siberia. Seems that Crichton wasn’t that far off…

Where do I find the “Any” key?

If they ask (and you know they will), then send them here.

This is probably one of Compaq’s more popular FAQ pages 🙂

Check Out Chipotle

If you have a Chipotle in the neighborhood, but haven’t tried it out, do so on my recommendation. Think of it as a mexican Subway: you pick what you want, but it’s in a burrito instead of a bun. Fabulous flavor, not too pricey, and you get more than your money’s worth.