Archive for July 25th, 2006

Men’s Health @ MSN has a great article on 18 cool tricks to teach your body

Some of my favorites,

“Clear your stuffed nose!

Sudafed. An easier, quicker, and cheaper way to relieve sinus pressure
is by alternately thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth,
then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the
vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock
back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at
the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The
motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you’ll feel your sinuses
start to drain”

“Thaw your brain!

much Chipwich too fast will freeze the brains of lesser men. As for
you, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as
much as you can. “Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get
extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too,” says
Abo. “In compensating, it overheats, causing an ice-cream headache.”
The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your
headache will subside.”

I tried the one about clearing the sinuses and it actually worked!

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Grant Morrison (one of my favorite comics writers) speaks about his encounter with aliens and how his comics are a medium through which he can explain his experience with readers

Mr. Morrison explains that we (as we know we are) are just manifestations of our five dimensional selves that are observed as we intersect the three dimensions that we think we live in. Perhaps its true, perhaps its just words spoken by a looney. But it sure is interesting.

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From the people that brought you Must Love Jaws comes a comedy 3,000 years in the making,

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Suddenly I have discovered a new genre of videos, remixed movie traliers. Trailers that take old movies and remix them with music and new voice overs. This particular remixed tralier takes Jaws and presents it in the way it was truly meant to be marketed,

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On one of last weeks Colbert Report episods,  Mr. Colbert stated (on a segment about the magic of the Miss Universe pageant):

“Take for example miss China, which hails from a country where 100,000
baby girls vanish every year, and the girls that do grow up live in an
opressive, dissonant, and crushing regime, but watch her walk across
that stage and you’ll have your own uprising to put down.”

That phrase will now forever be immortalized when dealing with women from other countries. Thank you Mr. Colbert.

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This is not a good idea. Doing this can blow you up, along with your home. But, in case you have a microwave, a toothpick, and radiation protection it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try. The toothpick creates balls of plasma that are considered to be similar to how ball lighting works (aka St. Elmo’s Fire). Scientists have been unable to explain how this phenomena occurs.

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