Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Who Knew? Playing video games makes for a better surgeon?!

Hmm. Now how can a mother argue with more game time if it might make the kid a better surgeon? Granted, I don't think Star Wars Legos is going to help perfect techniques in laparoscopic surgery...but apparently Super Monkey Ball 2 will! Read about the study via the Charlotte Observer.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Tips for Living

Just a thought: Don't attempt to bleach your bathtub when you have a massive head cold.

That is all. I will now go attempt to rest whilst listening the the Wiggles cd for the umpteenth time. Ahh. Willabee Wallabee Woe is Me...

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Flying mice, squirrel cam, and David Lynch

So, I'm reading about the new David Lynch... 3 hours of dream sequence, non-linear driftings and...rabbits. Do I want to see it? Damn straight. Does it sound like a train wreck of metaphors and stuff that should have hit the cutting room floor? Of course!

You can read about "Inland Empire" here,
or simply watch the trailer:

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Procrastination... and Toilet Paper.




You know, when it's snowy outside and you're sitting inside, cozy and sipping a cup of tea, the mind turns to the history of toilet paper. Yeah, that's right. Toilet paper. Because I am procrastinating in the great rearrangement of our ENTIRE HOUSE, I am instead perusing the hallowed exhibit halls of the aptly named "Virtual Toilet Paper Museum."

Yes, I really did just waste time looking at pictures of toilet paper packages, and let me tell you, it wasn't all a waste (pardon the pun that I know you're thinking of!). I did learn something, like toilet paper as we know it was not invented until about 1880 (meaning on a roll). See? The edification factor alone is enough to make you want to look at products with names like "Good Day"* and "Lucky Dutchman*." Sigh. I found this useless museum via another fun timewaster where you can find directions to make things like a farting poodle. Ahh, ingenuity!
(*Photos are from said museum)