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Friday, July 13, 2007

Katana mishap or ladder fall- you make the call


Paintjam Dan Dunn

How Bernardo leaves for the day

No lie the kid asks me if I have a big baggie for his shoes. After searching fruitlessly, he comes to my cube and grabs all the bubble wrap out of the boxes of Blackberry holsters and procedes to tape up his "nice" shoes. So watch out for the wierd man on the E line tonight carrying his shoes wrapped up in bubble tape. Wet Work people Wet work.

Nobody ask any questions, this is my stuff, these are my things. This is my personal stuff. You don't know- this could be some private personal information here.

Worlds apart: The moment the tallest man met the shortest

Fitzy's Wicked Pissah Webcast 7/13/07

Fitzy's pissed off that MLB has hired Dane Cook of all people to host their baseball playoffs the middle of July

The Dragon is rising you say

Post thanks to Rindone.

Prince Charles - one dirty man

Why Christian Bale is a Badass

It's a Van Damme Friday

Hippo eats Dwarf

Freak accident
A circus dwarf, nicknamed Od, died recently in the North when he bounced sideways from a trampoline and was swallowed by a yawning hippopotamus which was waiting to appear in the next act. Vets on the scene said Hilda the Hippo had a gag reflex which automatically caused her to swallow. They added in mitigation that the hefty creature was a vegetarian who had not previously digested a circus performer. Unfortunately, the 1000 plus spectators continued to applaud wildly until common sense dictated there had been a tragic mistake. Police said the trampoline has been sent for forensic analysis.

Create your own South Park Character

Transformer Phone- I loved ED 209

Computer Modeling Smoothes a Dam Hard Job

OJAI, California -- Civil engineers planning the demolition of the 60-year-old Matilija Dam on the Ventura River are enjoying an unprecedented preview of where 163 million gallons of pent up water will flow, thanks to sophisticated new computer modeling techniques now being used for a series of dam removal projects planned throughout the United States.
"Years ago we thought, we'll just take the dams out and see what happens," says Rod Wittler of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. "We're learning how to think it through. We haven't taken any large, large dams down and that's why we're so dependent on computer modeling to tell us how to make this work."
Dam removal plans have proliferated in recent years, as evidence mounts that many dams are not only obsolete, but have hindered or blocked natural processes, including bringing sand to beaches and allowing fish to reproduce. Plans to remove the Matilija Dam have been in the works since the late 1990s, but planners have struggled with the best method of demolishing the structure without damaging life and property downstream.

Apple Patent Details Wireless iPod Downloads

Apple has filed a patent which hints at future plans for wireless music transfers in the iPod and iPhone. The application covers the auto discovery of wireless "servers" and other portable devices – particularly in music venues and airports – and the methods of data transfer.
Several schemes are detailed: iPod to iPod, iPod to base station, iPod to iPod via base station. This opens the way for direct downloads from the iTunes Store, and possibly from dedicated booths. Imagine going to a gig and then downloading the recording to your iPod. This, along with yesterday's Zune wireless patent story, points at some shake ups in the wireless musical world. The big difference, though, is that iPod owners will actually be able to find someone to share with.

New Twist on Green: 2008 Ford Mustang Seats Will Be Soy-Based Foam

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford has announced that it will use soybean-based foam cushions, co-developed with Lear Corp., in the 2008 Mustang. The automaker says the move will "eventually" save "thousands of barrels of oil" that are traditionally used to make petroleum-based foam for vehicle seats.The soy-containing seatbacks and cushions will be installed in the Mustang at the Flat Rock (Michigan) Mazda-Ford Auto Alliance International assembly plant. Ford says this is the industry's first use of the soy-based flexible foam. However, the automaker also notes that it has a history of using soy in vehicles that goes back to the Model T — which had 60 pounds' worth of soy in its paint and molded plastic parts.