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30 Nov, 2008

Blahblahfish translation

Posted by: Dave In: Communication|Humor|Usability|Web

Have you ever wondered what is lost or gained in automated translation services?  Have you ever used a web-based language translation tool like Google Translator or BabelFish and gotten a bizarre result? An amusing site called Blahblah Fish translates your words into the language of your choice and then back out again into english.  Hilarity […]

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28 Nov, 2008

Knitted pie hats

Posted by: Dave In: Design|Weird

I’m not sure about this one.  Cool or just bizarre? – Dave Link (via Neat-o-rama)

27 Nov, 2008

Look at this car right heeeeeere!

Posted by: Dave In: Business|Humor

Wouldn’t you like to buy a car from this gentleman? Link (via Tmblg)

23 Nov, 2008

Happy Birthday Dr Who

Posted by: Dave In: TV

(video link) According to Wikipedia, today is the birthday of Dr. Who. I remember growing up watching Dr Who on the local PBS station thinking the effects were horrible back then, but the stories were always enthralling. (via Geeks are Sexy)

Sister Mary Margaret Halitosis died at the age of 80 this past weekend.  She was survived by her twin sister, Fiona Anne (Halitosis) Flatulence.  Ms. Halitosis’ sister, Mrs Flatulence (formerly Halitosis), married to John Thomas Flatulence in 1948, will read several poems favored by Halitosis at the funeral on Tuesday. Donations can be made to […]

15 Nov, 2008

Mysterious aurora found on Saturn

Posted by: Dave In: Photography|Science

It appears that the hexagonal storm at the north pole of Saturn (as previously posted) has created an unusual aurora effect.  The Cassini orbiter sent back the photo above of the peculiar light display in the photo above. (If I were Captain Kirk, I’d fly the Enterprise right through the aurora just for fun.) National […]

09 Nov, 2008

The toast is strong in this one

Posted by: Dave In: Gadgets|Humor

If you’re wondering which side to butter…might I suggest The Dark Side. (Sorry, the Star Wars puns are flying out of me tonight.) Link (via Neatorama)

02 Nov, 2008

Don’t vote

Posted by: Dave In: Political

Link to video (For those of you that don’t know the meaning of the word “sarcasm,” please, for the love of God, go vote this Tuesday if you haven’t already. That is all.)


  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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