Hangman and Flash Fun

L, R, S, P, E
In the spirit of 30-second time wasters, I submit the original childhood guess-the-word game: Hangman. Nothing gruesome, naughty, or even the slightest bit titilating. If it’s too much for some of you, we’ll move it to the indecorum section. For the rest of you, start tying your noose, you’ve got some spaces to fill.

For more assorted fun, see if you can discover the magic behind the Mind Reading Crystal Ball. It’s pretty standard really, but interesting nonetheless.

And finally, my last contribution of the day is this series of optical illusions that are always fun. The “Liar” took me a while.

If you don’t have flash installed on your computer, you need to dig it up from Macromedia.

Enjoy!

WordSpy

abcdeYou know those people that have a word of the day. Today’s word is ‘blah’ and they make an effort to use ‘blah’ at least once today in hope it’ll become part of their lexicon. I only know one person like that, but still, those are old words…wouldn’t it be much better to use new words?

Enter WordSpy which is like watching MTV, reading Grissom, and going to all the cool movies like Old School all at once to keep you with the lastest lexigraphical trends.

“I wonder if high school kids will start bringing chewable liquor into class for morning snack.”

“How many unread bestsellers do you have on your shelf?”

Confused, wanna stay up with the times, but not by learning old words…go to WordSpy!

Review: Old School

It takes a man to give away an angel.If I had to say just one thing, it would be “See Old School, See Old School, See Old School!” The three actors each add a character you either relate too, or see very clearly in one of your friends. This is definitely a movie to see in the theaters, not for any special effects, but just so you don’t have to wait to buy it on DVD. I tried to pre-order it already, but it’s not available yet. This movie will be in all of our collections.

Other things people have said about it:

* “Stop whatever you’re doing and go see Old School – what a riot.” – Yarnold
* “Which one are you?” – Sara

Watch Your Wallet

eCriminals Abound!The first few times I walked on the street in San Francisco, and later New York, I was sure that someone would lift my wallet. I’ve since relaxed my guard and become comfortable in large masses of people, confident that pickpockets were rare and unlikely to target someone of my modest resources. Today I received an email that has renewed my concerns for the safety of my money, this time for that of my PayPal account:

Dear Paypal Member,

Paypal is constantly working to increase security for all of our users.
To ensure the integrity of our payment network, we conduct frequent checks
on our system. To be able to serve you more securely please cooperate with
us providing information about your credit card. You are reqired to review your last credit card information.

Please Click Here and enter the information required.

Upon providing incorrect information your account will be suspended.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

The Paypal Account Review Department

I followed the enclosed link, only to be brought to a page which has apparently been closed down. I suspect that a fraud has been perpetrated on many PayPal customers, one which I probably would have stumbled into myself had the site not been removed. I humbly submit this experience as a warning to those of you out there who keep money online. There are pick pockets. And they will find you.

Turn Out

Turn Betty on
Freeing cars? Any fool with a drivers license or lax parents can get a car out of the garage…but this test is better.

Now you have to turn out lights, all of them. The last game had 40 levels, this one has 52. As usual, the solve button is for cheaters, but it is interesting to try and discover the algorithm which they use to solve the puzzle from any state.

Game on?

Should U.S. bomb Iraq?

Bush is like a child running around with a hand grenade with the pin pulled out... After reading up on the current situation of Bush and his administration wanting to bomb Iraq, I found an article that sums up a few good reasons not to do so:

# There is no legal justification for U.S. military action against Iraq
# Regional Allies are likely to widely oppose a U.S. attack
# There is no hard evidence of Iraqi links to Al Qaeda or other anti-American terrorists (although it is quite feasible)
# There is no firm proof that Iraq is developing weapons of mass destruction
# Iraq is no longer a significant military threat to its neighbors
# There are still nonmilitary options available
# Defeating Iraq would be militarily difficult

After years of questionable Iraqi elections, it would be refreshing with a breeze of democracy. If there is a non-military way of doing so that should be explored. If not, I’m 100% with Good ol’ G.W.’s song.
Continue reading “Should U.S. bomb Iraq?”

Traffic

Ponch and Jon got all the ladies.Three minute distractions, that’s what I need when I’m waiting for a meeting to start, and someone has to finish up an IM conversation.

I’ve found a good puzzle, called Gridlock, that will fill a few minutes here and there, and shed some light on how the guys in my garage manage to put my car in the way back corner every time. That might not have made sense, but Sara got me a very similar board game where your goal was to free the little car.