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!

Rubik’s Cube

If I could solve this, would that impress me?I remember when my dad brought a Rubik’s Cube home some twenty years ago. It was the big craze back then, and there was even a guy on That’s Incredible that solved the cube with his feet, I think blindfolded. On the flip side, the only way I could ever solve it was to buy a new one, or to throw it against the wall and put the pieces back in order.

I was pretty good at the Rubik’s Links, not quite the challenge of the cube, but I could change it from the separate links to the Olympic Rings with my eyes closed. If my 10th grade Algebra teacher was correct when he said, “If you do something 32 times, you’ll never forget it,” then I ought to still know it.

Not an entirely random rant, check out the Rubik’s cube online, in various forms. Some of them have ‘Solve’ buttons which I find might helpful.

EvilCube – EvilTron.com
Online Cube – Rubiks.com with helpful instructions

Snowboarding Season Has Begun…

Boarders ROCK! Two-plankers suck... and so does East Coast Skiing :)This weekend the lifts of Tahoe, CA opened up to the public. With a current base of over 24″ and rising, the conditions are better than usual for this early in the season, and rumors of ‘El Nino’-like weather promises great snow throughout the winter.

The Alpine and Kirkwood resorts have the best base at the time of this writing, but you can check out SnowBomb for more current information (click the resort you want and then click ‘conditions’).

It’s on people! Come to Tahoe with us… it’s almost as fun as getting married, which you seem to enjoy a lot over there on the Eastern Seaboard 🙂

Me and Plato

I don't suffer from insanity, but enjoy every minute of it - Edgar Allan PoeBeen drinking a lot and can’t tie your shoes as quickly as before?

Take this IQ test and see if your neurons are still firing.

Emode said I am a Visionary Philosopher with an IQ of 136. I think that means I can quit this computer science stuff and sit around just saying things. Cali grab a pen…

Drunken Halloween?

Aaaah... The best of both worlds

A friend of mine sent me a story published on drinking and Halloween and how one destroys the other. Too much drinking and your Halloween will end sadly

The following is the first paragraph of the article she sent me:
“Peering back into the mists of childhood, the Halloween evokes images of candy, dressing up, candy, carving pumpkins, candy, family togetherness, candy, staying up late, candy, and, well, being sick from all that candy. It seems a shame that Halloween now symbolizes drinking, dressing up, drinking, throwing pumpkins, drinking, student togetherness, drinking, vandalizing, drinking, and, well, being sick from all that drinking. Many people would say that this interpretation of the holiday destroys its fine integrity, sullies its true importance, and tarnishes its unblemished memories from our youth. These claims are totally and completely true.”

This sounds a little drastic to me. I’d say a good, contrasting school of thought on the matter is a symbiosis of the two events: Pumpkin Beer! A beautiful union of good things, although you may have to get used to a new taste compared to your Coors Lights…

So lasts words of advice: I’m no doctor, but I recommend going to as many parties as you can and having a good time. Don’t have too many pun’kin beers, because the police knows it’s Halloween too. Carve responsibly.

Football Agent

Follow the link, enter the ‘contract’ and watch your rise to football superstardom…

#submitted by Denmark – Half Pint