Wednesday, May 15, 2019

If I Were a Survivalist, This Would Go in My Bugout Bag

via The Awesomer

I'm usually not a fan of multitools, and the wrench function on this one is a little ridiculous, but I love everything else this can do, especially the ax, saw, and firesteel.

[Introducing The EST Shovel] (Viewer #3,019)

Saturday, May 11, 2019

I Used to Have a Pet Field Mouse, So This Behavior Does Not Surprise Me, Although I Hate to Wonder What Mouse-Words Are Going Through Its Fuzzy Little Mind

This is an intriguing video, but weirdly edited. You really need to start it at 1:01 because that's where the beginning of the video starts. Then after it's finished, go back to the beginning and watch from time zero so you can witness the second minute.

Just trust me.

[House-proud mouse caught on camera tidying garden shed | SWNS TV] (Viewer #3,616,501)

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Oh Yes, I Remember the Crackmaster

People call this video creepy, and they say it gave them nightmares. Other people think it's offensive to portray kids living in homes with cracks in the walls. Which is ridiculous, because all paint jobs have some sort of imperfection in the paint that creates a pattern to fuel a child's imagination.

Heck, I had a cat on my ceiling for years.

Finally, crack was not a street drug in the 70's when this was created. Nowadays, though, I admit that "crack monkey" sounds insensitive in a modern context.

[Cracks (aka Crack Master) [RARE SESAME STREET SHORT]] (Viewer #286,578)

To be honest though, this wasn't as rough as Sesame Street got when it came to pouring out nightmare fuel.

That would be "Lost Boy"

[Sesame Street: Lost Boy Remembers His Way Home] (Viewer #232,619)

Monday, April 29, 2019

A Ponderment

I don't usually talk about this stuff, but the people I shared it with liked it, so:

I woke up at 4am the other day, couldn't get back to sleep, feeling disquieted. So I started reading a conference talk from where I'd last bookmarked it. Saw this:
The Savior said it this way to the Prophet Joseph:

"Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not.

"Behold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the nails in my hands and feet; be faithful, keep my commandments, and ye shall inherit the kingdom of heaven."

And I felt better.

And I wondered... why can't we have just one tiny scripture like this that'll make us feel better every time. Why have thousands of pages of scripture?

And I thought... Because every day, our needs change. We change. We are different people. And we need different scripture.

And I know that, if you read your scriptures every day, whoever you are that day will be given whatever they need.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Fame - I'm Gonna Live Forever

[The Cat Who Caught the Laser] (Viewer #5,480,064)

I expected it to be one of those "mildly amusing, but worth a 2-minute watch" videos. I was pleasantly surprised.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

There's a Reason Stop Signs Have a Word, and Not Just a Red Octagon

A Rubes cartoon that's too wide for my blog.

To the right of the cartoon, please note the vertical stack of mysterious blue hieroglyphics. Will anyone ever discover what they're trying to communicate?

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Takeaway: Look for All-caps PYREX Graphics

Via Gizmodo

The Pyrex Glass Controversy That Just Won't Die

Also, check Amazon for borosilicate cookware that isn't Pyrex brand

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Reverse Incentive

Via Mental Floss

Why You Shouldn't Crush an Aluminum Can Before Recycling It

This just makes me want to crush my cans more. Post-consumer recycling is a money pit for state and local governments. They lose money on it, but they won't stop, because it makes them "look good".

So I do my part to make the process even more unprofitable for them, in the hopes that one day they'll cut their losses and quit.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Video Games for Masochists

[Koopa's Cruel Castle: Beating Super Mario Maker's Hardest Levels!] (Viewer #1,400,854)

I don't even like Mario, but I do like a well-timed speed run. I found myself rooting for the little Italian guy, even though I knew he'd make it (otherwise the video wouldn't have been posted)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

String Trick

My dad taught me this when I was 7 or 8. Over the years, I'd forgotten how to do it. Glad to see the knowledge is still out there.

[YouTube direct link]

Written instructions here.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

I've Done This

via Geeks Are Sexy

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Actually, I've Been Holding It Correctly. Didn't Know Anyone Still Taught 2 and 10

You Might Be Holding Your Steering Wheel All Wrong

I do 3 and 9 because it allows you to do a full 180 degree emergency wheel-turn before your arms block each other (2 and 10 only allows 120 degrees).

Turns out there's an even more practical reason for 3 and 9 - not breaking your own nose.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Kind of a Ridiculous Theory

Why women make businesses more profitable

If women are, indeed, the key to profitability, you'd expect a majority of companies to be all-women, and never even hire men at all.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Finally, Shooting Advice That Actually Helps Me

via Shooting Illustrated

Trigger Technique: Understanding the Basics

My favorite part:

When squeezing the trigger, concentrate on the front sight and imagine pulling it straight back through the aperture of the rear sight.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Remove BG

via The Awesomer

A website that does that "remove background" thing in 5 seconds that you wish Photoshop could do as quick and easy.