Sunday, February 28, 2010

We got Two Feet of Snow

Saturday, February 27, 2010

30 Bizarre Examples of Defacing Money


Take a look at 30 of the most awesome samples of defacing money below:

1. Tron Lincoln – American

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2. Boba Fett Dollar – American

Bob Fett Dollar

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3. Sparta $ – American

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4. Iraq Dollar – American

iraq-dollar

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5. Tron – Canadian

tron_canada

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6. Donnie Darko  Rabbit -Canadian

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7. iPod Dollar – American

ipod_dollar

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8. Smoking Bill – American

Smoking Bill

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9. Spend More Live Less – Canadian

spend_more_live_less

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10. Moth Dollar

moth_dollar

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11. Dr ZoidBerg – American

Dr_Zoidberg_dollar_bill

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12. Ronald McDonald – Canadian

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13. Baby Dollar Bill

baby_dollar_bill

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14. Cartoon Dollar – American

george cartoon dollar

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15. Wicked Queen 20 Pound Note – British

Wicked Queen twenty

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16. Mario – American

mario_dollar

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17. Sofa Dollar – American

sofa american dollar

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18. Museum Dollar – American

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19. Pizza Dollar – American

pizza_dollar_bill

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20.El Barto – American

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21. Tulip Dollar – American

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22. Emo President, 20 Pesos- Mexico

Emo President - Mexico

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23. Ninja Dollar

ninja-dollar

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24. Alice In Wonderland

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25. Clown Five Pound Note – British

clown five pound note

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26. 2 Girls, 1 Cup Dollar – American

2 Girls 1 Cup Dollar

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27. Half Life Dollar – American

half life dollar

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28. Teenage Mutant Hero Dollar – American

teenage mutant hero dollar

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29. KISS 20 Dollar – American

Kiss Twenty Dollar

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30. Assassination Five Dollar

Assasination Five Dollar

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Friday, February 26, 2010

The Elephant in the Room

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Decision to Stop Making Hummers Saddens Assholes

Douchebags Seek New Way to Compensate for Tiny Penises


DETROIT (The Borowitz Report) – General Motors’ decision yesterday to stop manufacturing Hummers has struck at the heart of the group who loved the vehicles most: America’s assholes.

Across the nation, leading assholes spoke of a sense of loss and sadness caused by the decision, and suggested that they would now be searching for new ways to compensate for their small penises.

Tracy Klugian, a realtor in Tempe, Arizona, said that he would consider buying a boat with an annoyingly loud sound system, “but it just won’t say ‘asshole’ like a Hummer does.”

Mr. Klugian, whose penis has been described as “microscopic,” also questioned the timing of GM’s decision.

“Right now, the Hummer is the only thing on the road capable of stopping a Toyota,” he said.

http://www.borowitzreport.com/

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WSJ: Must Read Wall Street Blogs

nice comments from the WSJ today . . .

 

 

Ten Wall Street Blogs You Need To Bookmark Now

Every addict has to have his or her fix, and for Wall Street junkies obsessed with bonuses, bailouts and beta, the blogosphere has plenty of smack to go around.

Wall Street blogs have become a serious enterprise of late affirmed by the recent acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, of Footnoted.org by Morningstar Inc., the Chicago-based fund research giant and CBS Corp.'s 2007 acquisition of Wall Strip for a reported $5 million.

These homespun sites break news, offer wit and insight that wasn't even available a few years ago. Some have risen to the point of being must-reads on a daily basis. Nouriel Roubini, the economist, is a blogger and reader of blogs. One blog has steady traffic from the Federal Reserve and Congressional staffers. Another is rumored to be read by hedge fund executive Ken Griffin and Jamie Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Blogs have had their scoops too. In June, Clusterstock was first to report that Merrill Lynch brokerage chief Dan Sontag was in trouble at Merrill Lynch. He resigned a few weeks later.

On the flip side, some blogs stink. They don't post frequently enough, or worse, they simply aggregate and rip off.

What follows, in my opinion, is the best of the best. I've limited the list to include sites that combine news and analysis on Wall Street, skipping the stockpickers or pure investing sites. Some in the top 10 are focused on the economy, but include the world of broker/dealers and banks as part of their mission. For purely economic blogs see WSJ.com's piece from July 2009. I've also excluded blogs run by major news organizations such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Financial Times.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

How genetics works

How genetics works

Genetic Shirts

As information visualizations go, you can't get much better than this.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

HELLO OPERATOR

 

 Actual call center conversations!

 

Customer:   'I've been calling 700-1000 for two days and can't get through;        can you help?'

Operator:    'Where did you get that number, sir?'

Customer:   'It's on the door of the business.'

Operator:

'Sir, those are the hours that the business is open.'

 

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Samsung Electronics

Caller:        'Can you give me the telephone number for Jack?'

Operator:   'I'm sorry, sir, I don't understand who you are talking about.'

Caller:        'On page 1, section 5, of the user guide it clearly states that I    need to unplug the fax machine from the AC wall socket and   telephone Jack before cleaning. Now, can you give me the  number for Jack?'

Operator:   'I think it means the telephone plug on the wall.'

 

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Directory Enquiries

Caller:  'I'd like the number of the Argo Fish Bar, please.'

Operator:  'I'm sorry, there's no listing. Are you sure that the spelling

is correct?'

Caller:  'Well, it used to be called the Bargo Fish Bar but the 'B' fell off.'

 

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On another occasion, a man making heavy breathing sounds from a phone box told a worried operator:  'I haven't got a pen, so I'm steaming up the window to write the number on.'

 

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Tech Support:  'I need you to right-click on the Open Desktop.'

Customer:        'OK.'

Tech Support:  'Did you get a pop-up menu?'

Customer:    'No.'

Tech Support:  'OK. Right-Click again. Do you see a pop-up menu?'

Customer:        'No.'

Tech Support:  'OK, sir. Can you tell me what you have done up until this  point?'

Customer:        'Sure. You told me to write 'click' and I wrote 'click'.'

 

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Caller:  'I deleted a file from my PC last week and I just realized that I need it. So, if I turn my system clock back two weeks will I get my file back again?'

 

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This has to be one of the funniest things in a long time. I think this guy should have been promoted, not fired. This is a true story from the WordPerfect Helpline, which was transcribed from a recording monitoring the customer care department. Needless to say the Help Desk employee was fired; however, he/she is currently suing the WordPerfect organization for 'Termination without Cause.'

 

Actual dialogue of a former WordPerfect Customer Support employee.

(Now I know why they record these conversations! ):

 

Operator:       'Ridge Hall, computer assistance; may I help you?'

Caller:            'Yes, well, I'm having trouble with WordPerfect. '

Operator:       'What sort of trouble??'

Caller:            'Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words

                       went away.'

Operator:       'Went away?'

Caller:            'They disappeared'

Operator:       'Hmm. So what does your screen look like now?'

Caller:            'Nothing.'

Operator:       'Nothing??'

Caller:            'It's blank; it won't accept anything when I type.'

Operator:       'Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out?'

Caller:            'How do I tell?'

Operator:       'Can you see the 'C: prompt' on the screen?'

Caller:            'What's a sea-prompt?'

Operator:       'Never mind, can you move your cursor around the screen?'

Caller:            'There isn't any cursor; I told you, it won't accept anything I

                       type.'

Operator:       'Does your monitor have a power indicator??'

Caller:            'What's a monitor?'

Operator:       'It's the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV.

                       Does it have a little light that tells you when it's on?'

Caller:            'I don't know.'

Operator:       'Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where

                       the power cord goes into it. Can you see that??'

Caller:            'Yes, I think so.'

Operator:       'Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it's

                       plugged into the wall.

Caller:            'Yes, it is.'

Operator:       'When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that

                       there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just

                       one? '

Caller:            'No.'

Operator:      'Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and

                      find the other cable.'

Caller:           'Okay, here it is.'

Operator:      'Follow it for me, and tell me if it's plugged securely into

                      the back of your computer..'

Caller:           'I can't reach.'

Operator:      'OK. Well, can you see if it is?'

Caller:           'No..'

Operator:      'Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean

                      way over?'

Caller:           'Well, it's not because I don't have the right angle -- it's

                      because it's dark.'

Operator:      'Dark?'

Caller:           'Yes - the office light is off, and the only light I have is

                      coming in from the window.'

Operator:      'Well, turn on the office light then.'

Caller:           'I can't.'

Operator:      'No? Why not?'

Caller:           'Because there's a power failure.'

Operator:      'A power ...... A power failure? Aha. Okay, we've got it  

                      licked now. Do you still have the boxes and manuals and  

                      packing stuff that your computer came in?'

Caller:          'Well, yes, I keep them in the closet.'

Operator:     'Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it  

                     up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to

                     the store you bought it from.'

Caller:          'Really? Is it that bad?'

Operator:     'Yes, I'm afraid it is.'

Caller:          'Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?'

Operator:    'Tell them you're too stupid to own a computer!'

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Friday, February 19, 2010

HOOVER DAM BYPASS BRIDGE

http://www.hooverdambypass.org/

Latest photos of the arch in various stages of completion.

Creeping closer inch by inch, 900 feet above the mighty Colorado River, the two sides of a $160 million bridge at the Hoover Dam slowly take shape.
The bridge will carry a new section of US Route 93 past the bottleneck of the old road which can be seen twisting and winding around and across the dam itself. 

When complete, it will provide a new link between the states of Nevada and Arizona ....  In an incredible feat of engineering, the road will be supported on the two

massive concrete arches which jut out of the rock face.

The arches are made up of 53 individual sections each 24 feet long which have been cast on-site and are being lifted into place using an improvised high-wire crane

 strung between temporary steel pylons. 

 

 The arches will eventually measure more than 1,000 feet across.  At the moment, the structure looks like a traditional suspension bridge.  But once the arches are complete,

 the suspending cables on each side will be removed.  Extra vertical columns will then be installed on the arches to carry the road.  
The bridge has become known as the Hoover Dam bypass, although it is officially called the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, after a former governor of
Nevada
 and an American Football player from Arizona who joined the US Army and was killed in Afghanistan.Work on the bridge started in 2005 and should finish next year.  
An estimated 17,000 cars and trucks will cross it every day. 

The dam was started in 1931 and 

used enough concrete to build a road from New York to San Francisco
.  The stretch of water it created, Lake Mead, is 110 miles long and took six years to fill.  
The original road was opened at the same time as the famous dam in 1936. 

 An extra note:  The top of the white band of rock in Lake Mead is the old waterline prior to the drought and development in the Las Vegas area.  It is over 100 feet above the current water level. 


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Funny Signs

*Clean can be funny*

One day, a man came home and was greeted by his wife dressed in a very Sexy nightie. 
'Tie me up,' she purred, 'and you can do anything you want.' 
So he tied her up and went golfing.

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 * A woman came home, screeching her car into the driveway, and ran into the house. She slammed the door and shouted at the top of her lungs, 'Honey, pack your bags. I won the lottery!' The husband said, 'Oh my God! What should I pack, beach stuff or mountain stuff?' 'Doesn't matter,' she said. 'Just get out.'

 

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  Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right, and the other is a husband. 

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  A Polish immigrant went to the DMV to apply for a driver's license. First, of course, he had to take an eye sight test The optician showed him a card with the letters

 

 'C Z W I X N O S T A C Z.' 'Can you read this?' the optician asked. 'Read it?' the Polish guy replied, 'I know the guy.'

 

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 Mother Superior called all the nuns together and said to them, 'I must tell you all something. We have a case of gonorrhea in the convent.' 'Thank God,' said an elderly nun at the back. 'I'm so tired of chardonnay.

 

 

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A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband. 

Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen.  

'Careful,' he said, 'CAREFUL!  Put in some more butter!  
Oh my gosh!  You're cooking too many at once.  TOO MANY!  
Turn them!  TURN THEM NOW!  We need more butter.  
Oh my gosh!  WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER?  
They're going to STICK!  Careful.  CAREFUL!  
I said be CAREFUL!           
You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking!  Never! Turn them!  
Hurry up! Are you CRAZY?  Have you LOST your mind?  Don't forget to salt them. 
You know you always forget to salt them.  Use the salt.  USE THE SALT!  THE SALT!'  

The wife stared at him.

 'What in the world is wrong with you?  You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?'                

The husband calmly replied, 'I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm driving.'

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