Category: Awesome!


Obama’s stunning turnaround – CNN.com

(CNN) — Voters who flocked to the Republican banner seven weeks ago are probably scratching their heads, wondering, “Who really won in November?” After handing the president and Congressional Democrats the worst drubbing in more than half a century, they can only watch in disbelief as Obama has reeled off a series of unexpected victories.

via Obama’s stunning turnaround – CNN.com

Google explores the human body with HTML5

Google has just soft-launched its latest browser experiment, the Google Body Browser, which is basically Google Earth for the human body. If you visit bodybrowser.googlelabs.com in a supported web browser, you’ll get a three-dimensional layered model of the human anatomy that you can zoom in on, rotate and search. WebGL support hasn’t hit mainstream browsers, but the beta versions of Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox all support it.

This is your brain on Google

via Google explores the human body with HTML5 – USATODAY.com

C&T: Thx to mansonsturtle for the head’s up!

Saturday was the long-awaited Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear in Washington D.C., and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert did not disappoint.

via The Funniest Signs From The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear! (PHOTOS)

Mini “Kip” from Napoleon Dynamite

My buddy’s daughter doing her “Kip” impersonation.  Too cute!!!

Joy Behar repeatedly called Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle a “bitch” on “The View” Tuesday, and said that she is “going to hell.”

Behar’s comments came during a discussion of an ad that Angle released earlier this month. The ad, which focused on immigration and contrasted smiling white children with scowling Latinos, was called “the most overtly racist” ad of the entire campaign by Rachel Maddow on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.” The “View” co-hosts were no less outraged by it, with Elisabeth Hasselbeck criticizing Angle for using children to stoke fear.

But it was Behar who really let loose on Angle.

via Joy Behar: Sharron Angle A ‘Bitch,’ ‘Going To Hell’ (VIDEO).

C&T:  Good for Joy!  She, along with Rachael Maddow, Whoopee Goldberg, Bill Maher and Jon Stewart are amoing my heros who say exactly what they think.  Thx, julieg for the link!

For sale: Jerry Garcia’s crash pad – Back where he belonged

For sale: Jerry Garcia’s crash pad – Back where he belonged (1) – CNNMoney.com

C&T:  Hey fellow Deadheads:  Let’s take up collection and we can all move in. Only $4 million.

Holy Fuck! I think I just shit in my swimsuit!

This apparent disaster-waiting-to-happen is on the Island of St. Maarten. The airport has a particularly short runway that ends just 40 feet from beach, leaving large planes just barely enough room to land. So they have to come in low, directly over the beach, making it a prime destination for an afternoon of quiet, relaxing sunbathing…  via http://www.cracked.com
 

Woman’s persistence pays off in regenerated fingertip

(CNN) — After running inside from a rainstorm one Friday evening last January, Deepa Kulkarni leaned against the doorway with her right hand to take off her boots. Then, in an effort to make sure the dog didn’t get out, someone slammed the door hard, and it landed right on her pinky.

Kulkarni thought the door had only bruised her finger, but then she looked down and saw the tip of her pinky lying on the floor.

via Woman’s persistence pays off in regenerated fingertip – CNN.com


C&T:
  I can testify this works.  The Old Man used a similar treatment when his big toe was rotting off from diabetes.  He still has the toe and it’s completely healed…it looks weird but at his age they would anyway.

John Lennon’s killer is denied parole for the 6th time (Good!)

New York (CNN) — Mark David Chapman, John Lennon‘s killer, was denied parole for the sixth time Tuesday, according to the New York State Division of Parole.

via John Lennon’s killer is denied parole for the 6th time – CNN.com

Oh...THAT explains it

 

Ever wonder:  

  • Why Boromir was so shifty and sneaky and trying to get the Ring? 
  • Why Ripley was so attached to Newt
  • What Nero did for 25 years while he waited for Spock to emerge from the singularity? 
  • How they planted a computer virus on an alien ship with a MAC in Independance Day? 

Here ya go:  

7 Famous Movie Flaws That Were Explained in Deleted Scenes | Cracked.com  

Andromeda, or the next-door neighbor who NEVER remembers to shut off the porch light.

LONDON, England (CNN) — God did not create the universe, world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking argues in a new book that aims to banish a divine creator from physics.  Hawking says in his book “The Grand Design” that, given the existence of gravity, “the universe can and will create itself from nothing,” according to an excerpt published Thursday in The Times of London.
“Spontaneous creation is the reason why there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist,” he writes in the excerpt.
“It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper [fuse] and set the universe going,” he writes.

via Stephen Hawking: God didn’t create universe – CNN.com.

Well, I won’t be drawn into the argument…it could go on for…..infinity.  But I do think it would be intreresting to look for “God” in physics.  Not that I was ever any good at math.  This is the way I solved “pi squared over 6”:

"6"

Talk to The Hand!

 

C&T: Thx to julieg for the link!       

Fox News has got their conservative panties in a twist over John Cusack’s Sunday night Twitter tirade, in which Cusack tweeted:       

“I AM FOR A SATANIC DEATH CULT CENTER AT FOX NEWS HQ AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICES OF DICK ARMEY AND NEWT GINGRICH-and all the GOP WELFARE FREAKS”        

via Scallywag & Vagabond » Savage Predator » John Cusack proposes A SATANIC DEATH CULT CENTER AT FOX NEWS HQ.       

 

The celebrations for what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday, on October 9th of this year, have begun to take shape. On October 5th, EMI will reissue freshened versions of Lennon’s solo albums, along with some previously unreleased home recordings. And on the actual anniversary, Yoko Ono will hold her annual lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower on an island off ReykjavÌk, Iceland. “The fact that this year is John’s 70th birthday year is very special for us all,” Ono tells Rolling Stone. “We are all together celebrating John for having given us so much good energy in his lifetime and now.”

via New Lennon Reissues, Celebration for 70th Birthday | Rolling Stone Music

OMG!  John Lennon would be 70!?  I am now officially ancient.  I sure miss him.

 

HARRISON, Michigan (NBC News Channel) — Sophie Thomas may own the world’s bravest cat.

The 97-year-old Harrison, Michigan resident was working in her garden recently when her neighbors four pit bulls surrounded her. Sophie says the dogs circled her, growling, before one lunged forward and bit her on the arm. She screamed and struck back, and as she did her cat Tiger jumped into the fray.

Tiger then bolted for the nearby garage. The dogs followed, giving Sophie a chance to escape into her house.As she was washing her wounds in the kitchen sink, she saw Tiger pop up at the door, unharmed.

The dogs are currently under quarantine and their owner has been fined.

via Cat saves 97-year-old woman from attacking pit bulls | WOAI.COM: San Antonio News

King Tut’s Family Secrets

 

By carrying out CT scans of King Tutankhamun‘s mummy, we were able in 2005 to show that he did not die from a blow to the head, as many people believed. Our analysis revealed that a hole in the back of his skull had been made during the mummification process. The study also showed that Tutankhamun died when he was only 19—perhaps soon after he suffered a fracture to his left leg. But there are mysteries surrounding Tutankhamun that even a CT scanner cannot reveal. Now we have probed even deeper into his mummy and returned with extraordinary revelations about his life, his birth, and his death.

via King Tut’s Family Secrets – National Geographic Magazine

Rolling Stone’s top 10 Beatles songs of all time – CNN.com

 

 (Rolling Stone) — In Rolling Stone’s new Special Collectors Edition issue, we count down the 100 greatest songs from the greatest band of all time: The Beatles. Check out the top 10 songs now, before the issue hits stands:

via Rolling Stone’s top 10 Beatles songs of all time – CNN.com

WHATTA DEAL!   mansonsturtle finds yet another great deal!  THX!  🙂

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One bear was overheard to say: "these cops are harshin' my mellow, man ..."

 

Between 10 and 15 amiable black bears popped out of the Kootenay woods to greet the officers, Sgt. Fred Mansveld said. They were extraordinarily docile and mellow, Mansveld said.
via Ten or more black bears found guarding B.C. pot farm 

Cosmic Log – Saturn’s moons show their stuff

 

The latest batch of pictures from the Cassini orbiter provides provocative new views of Saturn‘s moons – including some fresh looks at Enceladus, a moon that has geysers of frost spouting up from cracks in its icy shell.

via Cosmic Log – Saturn’s moons show their stuff

 

I love a happy ending!  And critters.

(08-10) 18:04 PDT San Francisco — If Jack Daniels could talk, he could probably explain everything. But alas, Jack can only meow. So it remains a mystery as to how the nearly blind black cat, abducted from the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals a year ago, ended up on the streets of Harlem last week.

via Abducted cat’s trek from S.F. to N.Y. a mystery

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