If your car is hanging over a cliff…

car-over-cliff.jpgThe next time you accidentally lock yourself in your trunk, you’ll know how to escape after reading this Wikihow.com article.  This link will also teach you how to:

1)Thwart off an abduction attempt

2)Avoid being carjacked

3)Escape from a sinking car

4)Get out of a car that’s hanging over a cliff


Spock’s Crib

“Don’t drip salsa on the leather!”

Has anyone seen the Star Trek 2.0 show on G4TV? Worth the TiVo? Let me know in the comments.

This is a funny clip with Spock, Kirk, Sulu, Scotty and Bones hanging out in Spock’s Crib.

Stpehen Wiltshire Memorizes Rome then Draws it

In this amazing video Stephen Wiltshire applies his artistic autistic savant, a photographic memory and his artistic ability to redrawing Rome as seen from the air after flying over it just a single time.  It is truly amazing.


Thanks Rocketboom.

Since 2004 he has drawn Berlin, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Rome and Frankfurt on giant panoramic canvasses entirely from memory.

Stephen redraws Toyko from memory.

The REAL Peyton Manning - It’s Superbowl Time

The Real Peyton Manning - Herald & Review-Kelly J. Huff

Peyton Manning and his rocket laser arm were in Hawaii this weekend for the NFL Pro Bowl. But the newest Manning, was also working at Staples in Forsyth, IL. And this newer Manning is also named Peyton. This diehard Chicago Bears fan declared he would legally change his name if the Chicago Bears didn’t win the Superbowl. We all know what happened in the game, and now formerly named Scott Wiese is honoring his alcohol made bet that he would change his name. This first caught our eye on The Obscure Store blog, which provided a link to downstate Illinois newspaper The Pantagraph. Make sure to read the comments in both, they are priceless.

Crystal Pepsi…and other failed nasty drinks

crystalpepsi courtesy of x-entertainment

Coke II, Orbitz, Crystal Pepsi…ah, the bad old days!  So, “greed is good” as Michael Douglas once proclaimed, but drink companies got too greedy in the 80’s and 90’s with some brutal concoctions.  Crystal Pepsi might just have been the worst of these, but take a look at this x-entertainment.com article for a full evaluation of this and other brands. 

I’m personally biased against Crystal Pepsi because, as a college freshman in Denver in 1992, I became an unwitting participant to one of the biggest guerrilla marketing/test marketing campaigns in recent history (although not as shocking as the recent events in Boston with Aqua Teen Hunger Force and the $2 million Mooninites).  Pepsi broke the mold with that campaign (and almost broke my tastebuds permanently).

It seems that many people have memories of drinks long gone. 

Michael Vick…REALLY!!!

Wonder why a $100 Million NFL star gets arrested at an airport?  Saturday Night Live has your answer…


Pitchers and Catchers Report- The Countdown

Baseball kids - cheering and jeering by HortonI was reminded today by UniWatch, a great blog if you haven’t read it, that pitchers and catchers report soon. With the Superbowl less than a week old, I couldn’t believe it. It’s freezing out.

According to The New Editor, expect to see pitchers and catchers reporting on February 15th. Is it me or is that early?

Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time

no-super-bowl-41.JPGHey, I’m back (for all of the readers out there who missed me, and you two know who you are)!  I have been out with some personal illness, and now I am pretty sure I am going to feel sick all week (remember, I am from Chicago).  With that said, I am going to pretend that this weekend never happened, and distract myself from reading any NFL-related news.

Therefore, here is something I would like to share with you.  Any fan of rock and roll should waste at least a good hour of work time with City Rag’s 20 Greatest Guitar Solos ever, with Video!  Here is #1 to whet you appetite…Stairway to Heaven - Jimmy Page

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The Original Middle Linebacker


So, maybe things didn’t work out as planned in Super Bowl 41 (I’ll leave the roman numerals to the network TV guys), but here’s something to get your juices flowing for next year. Brian Urlacher had some dominant games this year, including his 29 tackle performance vs. the Arizona Cardinals, and won last years DPOY, but there is only one Dick Butkus. Check this out!

Ze Frank does Supabah - It’s Superbowl Time

Ze Frank CollageWelcome to the Superbowl with Ze Frank.  The countdown is on and even sites and shows that have zero to do with the Superbowl spitting out great content.  We have talked about Ze before, watch him make his point and for gosh sakes, don’t pee on yourself, again.