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Life Hacks

Monday, July 30, 2007 by M.

Who doesn't like great tips to simplify your well-being? Which is the theme for this post, also commonly known as life hacks...


100 Great Tips to Improve Your Life

52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity
8 tips for how money CAN buy you happiness.
Top 5 Ways to Build a Wonderful Life
7 Simple Foods to Boost Your Mood
10 Tips for Enjoying Solitude

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The Movie Intro

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 by M.


Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie Intro


Half Time! Let's all go to the lobby

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Bigger and Better

by M.

World Stats Clock & Counter

by M.

This World Stats Counter shows current statistical figures for world population, births, deaths, deforestation, and much more. Except for population and earth temp, all stats reflect the growth since the beginning of the selected time period.



These stats may be verified at the listed websites.
World Population: US Census Bureau

Population growth rate: CIA World Factbook

Prison Population: UK Homeoffice

Divorces (US Only): Wikipedia

US Illegal Immigration: Wikipedia

Abortions: Wikipedia

Mothers dying during botched abortions: World Health Organization

HIV infection: Avert

Cancer incidence: UICC

Earth Temp: Wikipedia

Species Extinct: National Wildlife Federation

Oil Production: CIA World Factbook

Cars produced: Mation Master

Bicycle Production: Earth Policy

Computer production: Top Secret

Death stats: World Health Organization

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A New Take on Political Science for Dummies

by M.

DEMOCRATIC
You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
You feel guilty for being successful.
Barbara Streisand sings for you.

REPUBLICAN
You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
So?

SOCIALIST
You have two cows.
The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.

COMMUNIST
You have two cows.
The government seizes both and provides you with milk.
You wait in line for hours to get it.
It is expensive and sour.

CAPITALISM, AMERICAN STYLE
You have two cows.
You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.

BUREAUCRACY, AMERICAN STYLE
You have two cows.
Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one, milk the
other, and then pours the milk down the drain.

AMERICAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one.
You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses.
Your stock goes up.

FRENCH CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You go on strike because you want three cows.
You go to lunch and drink wine.
Life is good.

JAPANESE CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.
They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains.
Most are at the top of their class at cow school.

GERMAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour.
Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.

ITALIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows but you don't know where they are.
While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman.
You break for lunch.
Life is good.

RUSSIAN CORPORATION
You have two cows.
You have some vodka.
You count them and learn you have five cows.
You have some more vodka.
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.

TALIBAN CORPORATION
You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which are two.
You don't milk them because you cannot touch any creature's private parts.
You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production but use the money to buy weapons.

IRAQI CORPORATION
You have two cows.
They go into hiding.
They send radio tapes of their mooing.

POLISH CORPORATION
You have two bulls.
Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them.

BELGIAN CORPORATION
You have one cow.
The cow is schizophrenic.
Sometimes the cow thinks he's French, other times he's Flemish.
The Flemish cow won't share with the French cow.
The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow's�milk.
The cow asks permission to be cut in half.
The cow dies happy.

FLORIDA CORPORATION
You have a black cow and a brown cow.
Everyone votes for the best looking one.
Some of the people who actually like
the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one.
Some people vote for both.
Some people vote for neither.
Some people can't figure out how to vote at all.
Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.

CALIFORNIA CORPORATION
You have millions of cows.
They make real California cheese.
Only five speak English.
Most are illegals.
Arnold likes the ones with the big udders.

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Advertising - Know When to Draw the Line

Sunday, July 22, 2007 by M.



It's always a challenge to separate yourself in advertising and be able to rise above the clutter. Depending on the size of the city you live in, you're likely to be exposed to hundreds or thousands of ads per day. That's TV, print, outdoor, even product placement, and other forms that you might not even notice.

A controversial and amusing ad from Sisley about fashion addicted women which uses dresses to symbolise drugs was able to break through the clutter, but isn't it at a price? It almost glamorizes a lifestyle that doesn't deserve any kind of praise.

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Great moments in Television

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 by M.


Crispin Glover on Letterman

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Internet is Down

Monday, July 16, 2007 by M.

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Your favorite Color vs. Your Sex Style

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 by Eric J.



Nerdy professors at Harvard have been doing studies on color and a persons sex style... Well. not really, but somebody you can be sure has. And if they are busy enough to take time to even put this crap together, you can pretty much be sure that they are not getting any and won't be anytime soon!


RED: People who like red tend to be tigers in the sack. They are easily aroused and enjoy sex in every way imaginable!

YELLOW: If you tend to favor yellow, your sexual drives are complex and turn toward the adaptable. The favorite color of homosexuals is yellow. But not everyone who wears yellow is gay.

PINK: Persons who like pink show a reluctance to mature in sexual matters. Women tend to tease, to promise more than they intend to deliver. Men are the philanderers and flirts.

PURPLE: Lovers of purple frequently consider themselves to be too sophisticated for a fun romp in the sack. Women hate to mess their hair, while men are businesslike with their sexual approach.

BLACK: These people are the misfits of the sex world and seek out each other in kinship. They tend to prefer perverted sex and are usually masochistic or sadistic in nature. They are moody people.

GREEN: Those who prefer green are fresh and innocent in their approach to sex. Women who love green make love like virgins and men will be clumsy and awkward. Screw green M&M's...

ORANGE: Lovers of the color orange lean toward sexual fantasies. The sex act is regarded as a dramatic one-act play in which they are the star. Men pull their partner's hair and women leave welts on their partner's back.

BROWN: Brown lovers tend to be warm and deep, sensitive to the needs and desires of their partners. Sex is a 24 hour a day thing. Snuggling by the fire, walking in the rain or catching snowflakes on their tongue.

GRAY: The color gray is preferred by people who are indecisive. They can't get excited about anything. Men who prefer gray look at sex as a wham, bam, thank you ma'am. Women don't make love, they have intercourse.

BLUE: Lovers of blue are wonderful sex partners. They are sinners, affectionate and sensitive to their partner's needs. They consider love making a fine art and their approach is elegant. Men who love blue are like concert pianists and women enjoy sex to the fullest.

WHITE: If a person is infatuated with white, sex often seems filthy. These people are puritanical in nature. French kissing is obscene and to make love in the daylight in unheard of.

Boy Saves Family from Rabid Fox

Thursday, July 5, 2007 by BriK

A 5-year-old boy grabbed a rabid fox by the neck and pinned it to the ground during a family BBQ, protecting six other children until his stepfather could intervene.
Rayshun McDowell was bit in the leg, but the 61-pound-boy held the animal down for more than a minute. Test results confirmed the fox had rabies, which is fatal unless treated before symptoms appear. Rayshun is undergoing treatment.
Rayshun's stepfather, Ryan Thompson, pulled the boy off the animal and kicked it. Thompson, wearing a cast because of a broken leg, said he used a stick and his crutch to beat the fox to death.
Rayshun, meanwhile, asked only for a Band-Aid and didn't complain of any pain.
"Rayshun was really calm and wasn't upset," his mother said. "I couldn't believe he would do something like that. He was so brave, and I was a wreck."
Rabies attacks the nervous system and is transmitted through saliva. It often makes animals aggressive. A 6-year-old girl who was attacked by a fox the same day at her home nearby is also undergoing treatment.

Christina Aguilera & Nicole Richie are Preggers

by BriK

E! News confirmed Tuesday that the five-time Grammy winner, Christina Aguilera, and hubby, Jordan Bratman, are expecting their first child together. This will be baby number one for both.

Nicole Richie has been dating Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden for more than six months. Rumors have been swirling lately that Richie and Madden were expecting, but TMZ has confirmed through several sources that she is, in fact, with child. In Touch magazine is also reporting that the couple will wed this summer. Nicole is currently facing DUI charges stemming from her arrest last December, when she was found driving the wrong way on a California highway. Richie's trial is set for July 11. She faces a minimum of five days in jail, if convicted.

The McReligions - Supersized

Wednesday, July 4, 2007 by M.

All seeking salvation say 'aye'.
Behold, a list of some of the strangest religions.

The Reformed Druids of North America:
A bona fide religion that started out as a joke when some college students didn't want to attend required chapel services in college.

The Hare Krishna Home Page:
The religion for people who are into yellow, look like Yul Brynner, and annoy you at the airport.

Heaven's Gate:
Remember those wild and crazy Trekkies who offed themselves so they could ride on a UFO travelling in the tail of the Hale-Bopp comet and achieve eternal grokness?
Looks like no one is left to update the site after the last metting. Last update = 10/13/97

Jews for Jesus:
Wait a minute - how you can combine these two religions, one of which is waiting for Jesus to come, and the other of which is waiting for him to come again, but these folks seem to think they know what they're doing.

Jews For Allah:
If you thought Jews for Jesus was weird, wait'll you check out Jews for Allah!

Jediism - The Jedi Religion:
This one is questionable, but then aren't most of these...?

The Cult of Cthulhu:
Brought to you by Reverend H.P. Lovecraft?

The Universal Life Church:
Become an officially-ordained minister! I did! If you've never heard of the ULC, this is a bona fide religion and you can become one of their ministers on-line, which will give you the legal right to put "Reverend" before your name. The only qualification you must have is a pulse.


But the winner would have to be Scientology. Although the Raelians take honorable mention!

Read a great post on Scientology attempting to explain what its about.

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Dark Side of the Uke

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 by M.

This Friday, July 6th The Tatamimats will be doing an encore performance of “Dark Side of the Uke”, their ukulele-only version of Pink Floyd’s classic album “Dark Side of the Moon”.

The show takes place at The Knockout in San Francisco, so if you're in the neighborhood...

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A Couple of Answers

Monday, July 2, 2007 by M.

Surfing around the web, I found the answers to a couple things I've always wondered about, like
why poor countries are poor, and why do we yawn? As for yawning, there are several theories, but new research suggests it cools the brain, which is more alert. Hmmmm.