Thursday, October 31, 2013


The Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls takes candid photos of visitors while scaring them crapless. Here are my favorites.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The pursuit of crappyness

The Smith family is the worst. Jaden Smith recently tweeted the following gem:

"If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society."

You can't completely blame the kid for being ignorant. I give most of the credit to his dad, Will, who recently revealed one of his parenting strategies to Haute Living magazine:

"We respect our children the way we would respect any other person. Things like cleaning up their room. You would never tell a full-grown adult to clean their room, so we don't tell our kids to clean their rooms."

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Eerie images

Check out these animated gifs by artist Zack Dougherty. Pretty amazing stuff.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

A step down

I just watched part of Step Up Revolution on TV and I have to say that it is absolutely terrible. This is unfortunate, because I actually enjoyed a couple of the earlier movies in the series. Also, Revolution is packed with former SYTYCD dancers whom I really like. But I digress.

The movie features the world's most paranoid dance crew staging various "flash mobs" around their city. I say the mob is paranoid because they are somehow convinced that dancing in public will get them locked in a federal penitentiary for life. Each member of the crew has a job. My favorite character is the guy pictured below. His job is to film the dances. In this photo he can be seen posing as a waiter in a swanky restaurant. Check out where this super-spy is hiding his camcorder.

In a freaking mashed up dinner roll with the viewfinder sticking out. Genius! FYI, this movie came out last year. Apparently the crew couldn't afford an iPhone.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

A feel good story

Georgia Family Donates Cancelled Wedding's Reception to Homeless
ABC News (article excerpt) - September 23, 2013

When Willie and Carol Fowler's only daughter cancelled her wedding 40 days before she was set to walk down the aisle, the parents were faced with a venue, food and entertainment that had all been paid for.

But instead of cancelling everything and losing their deposits, they decided to change the guest list - to 200 homeless people.

The Fowlers called Hosea Feed the Hungry, an organization that their daughter had volunteered for when she was younger. It is a nonprofit organization in Atlanta, Ga., that provides homeless individuals with services and resources.

On Sept. 15, buses transported 200 homeless women, children and families to Villa Christina for the event. It began at 2 p.m. with outdoor appetizers and space for the children to run and play.

The event then moved inside, where the approximately 50 children had a room to themselves with face-painting, juggling and crowns.

"The children had chicken fingers, French fries, fresh fruit and chocolate chip cookies," Carol Fowler said. "The adults had salmon and chicken."

"There is no way to explain how it makes you feel, but it's wonderful," Willie Fowler said of seeing the joy at the event.

The Fowlers are hoping to make the affair a yearly event that will be two days and incorporate educational elements for the participants.

They pointed out that events are cancelled all the time and encouraged others to think about donating

"If you have cancelled an event, do not walk away. Pick up the phone and call your favorite charity and offer it to them," Carol Fowler said. "We're regular, working people and anybody can do this. This is not star stuff."

Friday, October 04, 2013

You have got to be kidding me

The Oxford English Dictionary recently amended its definition of the word "literally." Check out the new secondary description.

in a literal manner or sense; exactly:

   • the driver took it literally when asked to go straight across the traffic

   • informal used for emphasis or to express strong feeling while not 
     being literally true:
     I have received literally thousands of letters