- I painted my hood in chalkboard paint and love every minute drawing on it! Part Deux, in for repairs edition.
- There’s a experimental project in Stockholm, Sweden where you can sign up to recieve a SMS if there is a cardiac arrest nearby (500 m), so you can get there before the ambulance and perform CPR. 9500 people have signed up, and they reach the location faster in 54% of the cases.
- After Rocky IV’s release, a joke was making rounds that since Rocky had run out of opponents, he would have to fight an alien in the fifth installment. Screenwriters Jim and John Thomas took the joke seriously and wrote a screenplay based on the joke which became the movie Predator.
- Newman’s own foods donates 100% of its post tax profits to charity. As of June 2012 these donations have exceeded 330 million dollars.
- A man was so enraged by spam, that he quit his job to study law and now makes a living filing lawsuits against spammers.
- When a Google employee dies their spouses receive half pay from the company for 10 years and their children receive 1,000 dollars per month until they’re at least 19.
- Home video copies of Gremlins 2 had a scene that simulates the Gremlins interfering with the VHS itself. The scene was taken out and replaced because customers kept thinking it was real.
- Men are 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer.
- When you are in Sweden you have the year-round right to walk, cycle, ride, ski and camp on any land, with few exceptions, due to The Right of Public Access, or ‘Allemansrätt’.
Two elderly men are conversing and drinking wine while their wives prepare dinner in the kitchen. As the discussion begins to dwindle, Tom and Norman decide to delve into their limited pop culture knowledge.
“Well now, Tom,” says Norman, “me and Carolyn tuned into one of those nightly talk shows the other day. Boy, was it a hoot! But I can’t seem to remember for the life of me what it was called.”
‘Here, describe it to me. Lets see if I can help,” offers Tom.
“Well, he was a big ol’ middle aged man,” Norman starts, “and he had a whole lotta’ cars. Ah! I got it now! His name was.. well, shoot. What was his name? It was a bird of some sort.”
“A bird? Like a robin?”
“No no, a blue bird. What are those small blue birds, Tom?”
“A bluejay?” suggests Tom.
“Yeah! Jay was his name. Jay Leno. Y’all should try him out sometime.”
“Well, you know what Norm. We went and saw ourselves a movie the other night, but darned if I’ve already forgot the name.”
“Come now, Tom, why don’t you run it past me? Maybe I’ll do some good.”
“Yeah, sure,” says Tom. “Well… shit, let me see… Okay. What’s the name of that flower, a common flower.”
“A dandelion?” suggests Norman.
“No no. No it’s a red one.”
“You mean a tulip?”
“Naw come now, Norm. It’s red and gots thorns all over it.”
“That’d be a rose, then.”
“A rose! Yeah, that’s what it was, a rose!” exclaims Tom.
He turns over his shoulder and cries “HEY ROSE, WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THAT MOVIE WE SAW THE OTHER NIGHT??”