November 27, 2006

Holiday Games

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to drag out all the Christmas stuff.

This is amusing, even if it is a one-trick pony.

Help Oliver the Elf Spank Frank the Penguin into the floating baskets. (OK, I have no idea how this fits in with Christmas, but it's fun.)

The Naughty or Nice meter at www.claus.com is amusing, but the response time earns them a "naughty" rating. Hey Claus.com, it's Christmas. Your server's going to get hammered! Get a better hosting service!

November 22, 2006


Now that I have a little time available, I'm trying out some new ideas for the banner on www.StupidInternetTricks.com. Vote in the comments.





November 20, 2006


Somehow I came across this gadget, which is possibly one of the most simple but evil devices ever conceived. Called the Mind Molester, it produces a one-second electronic chirp about once every 3 minutes. As the website indicates, "due to the chirp's duration, frequency, and sound characteristics, it's a very difficult, time-consuming, frustrating and maddening task to locate the unit. " Think of the cricket that starts up about 5 minutes after you turn off the light. However, since it doesn't have remote activation and starts 5 minutes after it's connected to the battery, you can't have this thing inflicted upon you completely anonymously. The perpetrator would have to be somebody who had access to your location in the past few minutes. So you have your list of victims for retaliation with the Sonic Grenade or the Airzooka Air Gun.

By contrast, the TV-B-Gone might be on the short list for the Nobel Peace Prize. It is a universal remote with one function only: power OFF. Holding down the button causes it to cycle through a range of power-off signals in 69 seconds. Ninety percent of televisions within 20 to 50 feet will be off within 17 seconds. So you can do something about the TV in the airport that is keeping you awake at 2am when your flight is delayed. Or the obnoxiously loud bar TV. Of course the bar tender might turn it back on, but if you are covert enough, you can keep turning it off until he gives up.

The Excuse Box seems cool, but it's probably more risky. It provides an array of ten background noises that give you an excuse to get off the phone, including: thunder, sirens, auto garage, crying baby, construction, plane boarding call, plane departure announcement, static, secretary paging you and operator breaking in.

But nothing says GEEK! like the Scrolling LED Belt Buckle. Texans are proud of their belt buckles, but how many of them come with a user manual? (And this manual is one of the best examples of Engrish around.) The buckle is 3.5" x 1.8" with onboard speed and brightness adjustments and programming buttons. It stores up to six 256-character messages.

November 13, 2006

Funky Products

Because everything is cute until it poops. No, we're not talking about grandkids (although we could be) but birds.

The Wunderfool blog doesn't normally do products, but this was too good to pass up. The brand: Grumpy Girl. The product: Auto Bird Turd Emergency Kit. All you need to eliminate the results of avian dive-bombing attacks. While you're there, check out the t-shirts. My favorite is the Grumpy Girl for President. Particularly the tax-deferred Coffee Savings Accounts.

But I didn't stop there. Following a few links got me to this bizarre set of buttons. Cheer up Emo kid? And what's with the skull butterfly? Or the cat with its tail plugged into the AC socket? My favorite, though, is the owl that says "Whom!"

And, as a sneak preview to next week's entry and because the Wunderfool blog never sleeps in our efforts to provide you with quality surfing distractions, I found a blog entry of the top 10 weirdest USB drives ever. The sushi looks good enough to eat. I like the "thumb drive." But you won't believe the Barbie doll.

November 6, 2006

Obsessed Animals

Sheep vs Swingset

Playing time: 0:28

Cat vs Toilet

Via: VideoSift

Playing time: 2:49

Mouse vs Treadmill

Playing time: 1:42

Cat vs Printer

This one is a little slow and the fun ends at about 1:25.

Via: VideoSift

Playing time: 1:48