How to catch an iPhone thief

iphoneguyHere is an awesome story about a boy and his iPhone. One day it got stolen by an evil man. The boy was sad but determined to get his iPhone back. Read this most excellent retelling of the events. No really, do it. It’s hysterically wonderful.

You can read the story here.

Howard Zinn Dies

Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist whose book “A People’s History of the United States” became a million-selling leftist alternative to mainstream texts, died Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 87 and lived in Auburndale, Mass.

The cause was a heart attack, his daughter Myla Kabat-Zinn said.

Apple iPad Announced Today


And here it is, the new tablet from Apple, the iPad. Probably not in stores yet as the online Apple store is not down.

Uncle Don & Aunt Val visit B’ham

Don & Val came down from IN to spend some time with Janie. A grand time was had by all.

A Cautionary Tale

spockystreetsignNot only is it terrifyingly cold and snowy in Chicago, it’s also darn right dangerous to walk the streets. You never know what could happen… to your head!

AT-AT Not a Machine at all…


The truth behind the AT-AT has been revealed at last, in this diagram showing us the turbo-skeleton of the creature driving those AT-ATs. Yes, you thought they were giant robots – but they are actually giant monsters! Love this!

Alabama: Frozen Tundra

frozen-tundraYa know, when I moved to Alabama I did not believe that there would be any chance of having frozen tundra. Sadly, I was wrong. We woke up the past few days to temperatures in the teens. Real hard to keep it above freezing in the greenhouse. Hope the satsumas don’t take a hit. Oh, and lookie, it appears we’ll be getting some snow tomorrow!

Palm Springs circa 1984 – I think

Caribbean Motel

Avatar: Awesome Awesomeness

avatarThat is all. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

The Real Cause of Swine Flu


Talking Jesus: That Perfect Holiday Gift

talkingjesusImagine if you will, waking early on Christmas morning, running to the tree and ripping open your presents and finding… a Talking Jesus! There are no words to express the amount of happiness this little guy will bring to boys and girls everywhere!

Make Yer Own Darned Zhu Zhu

I wasn’t quite sure what a Zhu Zhu really was, but now I know that I can make one myself!

What You Will Need

  • a cheap remote control car
  • some craft fur
  • googly eyes
  • hot glue
  • probably a beer

Here’s a handy video tutorial:


Laika waits for Santa

Really, how cute is this?

Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow

letitsnowSeveral years ago Sekin & Rae had a snowman and a Santa Claus that had sound chips in them. The Santa, when squished, said, “Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas,” and the snowman said, “Let it snow let it snow let *it* snow!” Anyway, Star killed the toys when she came and we were all very sad. But good news! I have been able to find both of them – made by Multipet. We already have the snowman (made an iphone ringtone too!) and the Santa is on it’s way from an ebay seller.

One Thousand Tears of A Tarantula @ 2!

Everyone Loves Dengue Fever!

Everyone Loves Dengue Fever!

I love this band and this song – so happy they’re getting some recognition:

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has selected “One Thousand Tears of A Tarantula” by Dengue Fever for his Decade’s Best Song List for Rolling Stone magazine. The song comes in at #2. #2 people!

Also included on the list is Damian Marley’s, “Welcome to Jamrock,” which also does not suck.


Traditional peeing at Wrigley Field


OK, I had no idea these even existed.

Good news for men who enjoy urinating in stainless steel troughs at professional baseball games: The Chicago Cubs will renovate the bathrooms at Wrigley Field this offseason, but a team spokesman has assured the Tribune that the treasured urinal troughs, long a part of the stadium’s lore, will remain.

Specifics of the loo renewal effort were not released. The Cubs also offered no explanation as to why the team has decided not to invest in more modern urinal technology — say something along the lines of a Nano Pint Ultra-Low Consumption Urinal System.

Generations of male Cubs fans have stood side-by-side at the troughs. The silver receptacles are spoken of both lovingly (in that they give the place character) and loathsomely (in that some struggle to go in the close company of others).


Making sweaters with your dog

dogknittingI admit that I have thought about doing this before. Not that I know how to knit or anything, but I’m pretty sure I could learn.

Todd Lowe @ Eyecon

I know why he didn’t wake up until 2:00.

Test post from iPhone

Is there anything the iPhone can’t do?

Test Post

AIRRENThis is only the test post.