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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mirror Art

mirror-art

I don’t advocate graffiti or vandalism and I certainly don’t want people to go around scratching up innocent mirrors, but this is pretty cool looking.  Mirror art – who knew?  Do you get bad luck from scratching a mirror or do you straight up have to break it?

These questions are just too big for me.  See a closeup of the scratch mirror art after the jump… Read the rest of this entry

Osmosis doesn’t mean what we think it means

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “learn by osmosis,” but I bet most people don’t know what the word “osmosis” actually means.  Ever seen the word “osmosis” in this context?

reverse-osmosis-drinking-water-systemYeah, my mind was blown.  Reverse osmosis?  Drinking water?  What the hell is going on here?

Wikipedia defines osmosis as follows:

Osmosis is the net movement of solvent molecules through a partially permeable membrane into a region of higher solute concentration, in order to equalize the solute concentrations on the two sides.

Yeah, I didn’t follow all that either.  Essentially, osmosis is the diffusion of water… and a reverse osmosis filter removes chlorine, heavy metals, such as barium, cadmium, chromium, lead and mercury from water for drinking.

So boom.  No learning going on here – except the correct* definition of “osmosis.”

and by ‘correct,’ I mean the first definition you’ll see for osmosis, even if it’s not the most common.

Couples Retreat [movie review]

couples_retreatFor the love of all that is decent and pure on this earth, SOMEBODY SAY SOMETHING FUNNY!!!

Or, to put it succinctly, this movie sucks.

The plot to Couples Retreat moves along well enough despite the fact that it’s not especially interesting and you don’t care about any of the characters.  Rather than give this movie a proper review, I’ll just point out three primary points of interest that caught my attention and/or annoyed me. Read the rest of this entry

85th Annual Academy Awards – just as crappy as Mcfarlane promised

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“I know, I can’t believe I’m hosting either. Hence the ‘worst host ever’ skit that went on twice as long as it should have… No, I’ve never heard of the comedic rule of three – have you ever seen any of my shows? Flip to FOX, TBS or any of a dozen other channels – one of my crappy shows must be on somewhere…”

Is there anything on TV that’s a bigger waste of time than the Academy Awards?  I think not, but I’m always impressed with the way they make it a waste of time. Read the rest of this entry

Jeff, Who Lives at Home [movie review]

jeff-who-lives-at-homeJeff, Who Lives at Home is set up like a comedy, but it’s not especially funny.  The movie heavily relies on the likability of performers Jason Segel and Susan Sarandon and their skills, but this isn’t to say that it’s a bad movie, even if it feels a little underdeveloped.

The movie is charming in some ways and disappointing in others – I’d call it a mixed bag.  Read the rest of this entry

The best notepad EVER

yoda-notepad

Even if it’s the most awkwardly shaped.  Still, as always, good advice from Master Yoda.

Oh Target, you so… trying to kill me

target-shopping-carts-blocking-fire-exit

Since I’m giving Target a hard time anyway, I thought I’d include this picture of the fire exit being blocked by a zillion shopping carts.  There are probably another 10 behind that door.  So… yeah.  Safety first!

Oh Target, you so crazy

target-stocking-shelves

I took this photo just before the Super Bowl, so I think their stocking idea was that you’d come in to Target for some snacks and walk out with some snacks… and a 40 inch TV.  Makes sense.

Filing Glen Beck’s books where they belong

glen-beck-childrens-books

So poetic.  And only seven bucks, too!  Glen Beck must be proud.

Poppycock?

The jokes just write themselves!  Classic!

poppycockI thought ‘poppycock’ was something people said when they didn’t want to curse – as in, “Oh poppycock!”  But I guess it’s some sort of crackerjack competitor or something.

Anyway, every time I’m confused by a word, I always think of this clip from Star Trek The Next Generation:

Secret Tang

tang-uva-china-kiwi

I’m a big fan of Tang and yet, there are two Tang flavors I didn’t know about.  China-Kiki Tang and Uva Tang – who knew?  Not me – and for some reason, I am sure this means I’m a failure as a person.

In an effort to make kids even fatter than they are now, Kellogg’s brings you…

Froot Loops with Fruty Shaped Mashmallows.froot-loops-with-marshmellows

Adding marshmallows to Fruit Loops is insanity.  That is all.

No wait, one more thing – why can’t Kellogg’s spell?

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