Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween costumes

Every year the National Retail Federation publishes a list of the most popular Halloween costumes in the US. Here are this year's results.

Top Children's Costumes 2008

1. Princess (generic)
2. Witch
3. Hannah Montana
4. Spider-Man
5. Pirate
6. "Star Wars" character
7. Pumpkin/Jack o' Lantern
8. Batman
9. Princess (Disney)
10. Tie between Ghost & Athlete/Sports Figure

Top Adult's Costumes 2008

1. Witch
2. Pirate
3. Vampire
4. Cat
5. Tie between Fairy & Nurse
6. Tie between Batman & Political Figure (McCain, Obama, Palin)
7. Ghost
8. Angel
9. Tie between Clown & Wench/Tart/Vixen
10. Tie between Sports Figure, French Maid & Queen

Top Pet's Costumes 2008

1. Pumpkin/Jack o' Lantern
2. Devil
3. Witch
4. Princess
5. Tie between Hot Dog & Superman
6. Bee
7. Bow Tie/Fancy collar
8. Ghost
9. Black Cat
10. Tie between Angel & Reindeer/Deer

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Optical illusions

Is this an old woman or a young lady? Look closely.


If you stare at the "+" sign the pink dot will turn green.


The two objects below are exactly the same size.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bar-tailed godwhat?

This is amazing. Scientists just discovered that a bird known as the "bar-tailed godwit" can fly up to eight days straight without stopping. The bird they were tracking flew from Alaska to New Zealand (7,270 miles) day and night without stopping to sleep or eat!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Random Rants

Random things that piss me off:

1. When I hold the door open for someone while entering a restaurant or fast food place and they walk right through and get in line in front of me.

2. Healthy people that are judgmental. I see the disgusted look you are giving me while I sip my 44 ounce mega-soda. Back off - I need it to live.

3. Competitive license plate frames/bumper stickers. "My dog is smarter than your honor student" comes to mind. I saw a license plate frame the other day that said "World's Best Grandma". Oh really? Well step off fool because my grandma's a saint. How do you even go about quantifying a statement like that? What are we basing the title on? Baking skills? Hugging stamina? Overall strength? Physical attractiveness?

That settles it. I'm going out tomorrow and buying a "Best Grandma in the Known Universe" bumper sticker.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Best headline ever

Mom brings rabid bat to school, lets kids touch it
Associated Press - October 7, 2008

About 90 elementary school students in Montana have started a series of rabies shots after a parent let them touch a dead bat that was later confirmed to be diseased.

The mother of two students gave presentations in five classrooms and allowed the kids to touch the dead bat last week. She offered each student who touched the bat a sanitary wipe.

The exposed students will receive six shots of anti-rabies vaccine.

Stevensville Elementary School officials say they will use liability insurance to pay up to $70,000 for the exposed children to be vaccinated. The overall cost could surpass $150,000.

The school has since set a policy requiring that anyone visiting the school obtain a visitor pass.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Top 5 ethnic groups (+ worst ever)

Woah. I cannot believe that you are reading this post. I wrote this as a joke but obviously the title caught your eye and you were curious to see what my views are. You were probably thinking to yourself "does he hate the same races as me?". The answer to that is a resounding "no" (unless you don't hate any races at all and then my answer would be "yes, I don't hate any races too - except for marathons, those things seem like way too much work").

Anyway, I pride myself as being color blind. Not really color blind, I mean I'm not a freak (sorry to my brother Aaron, my grandpa, and my friends Pete and Jim - I love you all despite your embarrassing handicap). What I mean to say is that I don't see the color of people's skin. You could line up a group of people from all over the world and ask me to identify their color and I would literally answer something like ". . . blue?".

This all reminds me of a joke:

Q: What do you call a black guy who flies a plane?

A: A pilot, you freaking racist.

Looks like somebody needs to take a long hard look at themselves.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Chuck Norris facts

Okay so I know these have been around forever but I still think they are worth posting. I scoured the intraweb for the best ones so I hope you enjoy.

Chuck Norris played Russian Roulette with a fully loaded gun and won.

Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table - he only recognizes the element of surprise.

Chuck Norris can get McDonald's breakfast after 10:30.

Chuck Norris' calendar goes from March 31st to April 2nd. No one fools Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris uses a stunt double when he does crying scenes.

Chuck Norris once won a game of Connect 4 in 3 moves.

Chuck Norris let the dogs out.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Happy day

I want to go back to Belize!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


1. The first person made me but did not use me. The second person bought me and sold me. The third person used me but never saw me. What am I?

2. The faster you run, the harder I am to catch. What am I?

3. A mouth and sometimes a fork, sometimes I am fed but I never eat. What am I?

4. A cowboy rode into town on Friday, stayed three days, and rode out again on Friday. How did he do it?

The answers are posted as a comment.