Archives for January 2003
Ring tone revenues near $1 billion
is the most absurd story ever. In the midst of the most severe recession in almost a century, with stock markets diving, unemployment rates skyrocketing, and World War III looming ominously on the horizon, people spent nearly $1 billion in a single year for short, low-tech, monophonic beeping melodies that serve no purpose other than to annoy everyone around them when their cell phone rings.
What will you do with your share?
Could I buy a car with my 1/280,000,000 share of the new spending Bush proposed in the State of The Union? $16 Billion to Africa? Well that is a noble cause, but shouldn't we take care of ourselves first? Sometimes you need to be greedy.
Who knew anyone watched!
Singer Bobby Brown, 33, awaiting trial on a drunk driving charge, was ordered not to leave Georgia as a condition of his bail. State Court Judge Wayne M. Purdom was not amused when he learned that Brown appeared live on the American Music Awards show from California; he issued a warrant for Brown's arrest as a fugitive. Brown was being treated "like a dog on a leash" by his bail terms, said his lawyer, Xavier C. Dicks. "When you [are] an entertainer, you've got to perform sooner or later." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) ...When you're an idiot, you've got to end up in jail sooner or later.
How To Escape When Tied Up
- When you captors start binding you, expand you body as much as possible. Take a deep breath, puff out your chest, and pull your shoulders back.
- Flex your arms against the bonds. Push against the bonds as much as possible.
- Once your captors leave, suck in your chest and stomach. Wiggle free with the extra room you have given yourself.
Minor modifications to this page... changed the text links at the bottom of each entry to images. If you can't figure them out... hover yer mouse over them. I also fixed the archive page, it was stuck in 2002.
Justice delayed is justice denied
ALL THE RAGE: B.J. Justin Lundin, 20, of Poolville, Texas, was tailgating another motorist. Stephen Thomas Manley Jr. tapped his brakes to ask Lundin to back off, which apparently sent him into a rage, says Cpl. Roger Smith of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Lundin passed Manley and then screeched to a halt, blocking Manley's car. Lundin jumped out of his car, started throwing rocks at Manley, and was kicking and hitting Manley's car when another car drove by and ran Lundin over, killing him instantly. (Ft Worth Star-Telegram) Trillian
AIM links don't work in Trillian yet. What the HELL?
Baby It's Cold Outside
More useless information
The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60MPH.
Twinkies have a shelf life of about 25 years.
When the Titanic sunk there was 7,500 lbs. of ham on it.
There are ten human body parts that are only three letters long: eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, jaw, rib, lip, and gum.
If you go blind in one eye, you only lose about one fifth of your vision, but all your sense of depth.
A bowling pin only needs to tilt 7.5 degrees to fall.
The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30ft.
When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop, even your heart.
If Texas were a country it's GNP would be fifth largest of any country on earth.
Sterling silver contains 7.5% copper.
There are over 58 million dogs in the U.S!
Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!
In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter."!
Every second, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate
A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!
The fear of vegetables is called Lachanophobia!
There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world!
Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum!
An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards!
A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day!
How to build a snow trench
- Map out a trench so that the opening is at a right angle to the prevailing wind. You need to find a space just a bit longer and taller than your body when lying down.
- Dig a trench with a wider fatter opening on one end for your head. A cooking pan or a long, flat piece of wood works well as an entrenching tool.
- Cover the top of the trench with a layer of branches, then a tarp or layer of plastic sheeting, then a thin layer of snow. A door can be made using a backpack or blocks of snow.
New Years Resolutions
Did you break any yet? I can't decide if I've made any or not. Is it really worth it? Lose weight, get in shape, read more, watch tv less, excercise the mind and body, get a job... I guess I could stick with a couple of those.
The worlds first remote control
Happy New Year to all. Hopefully 2003 will be better than 2002.