August 24, 2010

Friday Fun (v.1.14)—
A Gaggle of Flaming Yo-Yo Masters

To start our semi-irregular funky link dump, here's a chart via Graph Jam that incorporates two of my favorite things—logic and dessert.

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My blog recommendation of the week is Las Vegas Cabbie Chronicles.  This gentleman relates the Vegas experience from the vantage point of the ubiquitous cabbie, with stories ranging from hilarious to headscratching to heart-warming.  Although there are plenty of amusing tales to digest, I suggest starting with his recent kafkaesque series revolving around his efforts to fight a series of absurd traffic tickets

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So, a teenage boy converts his trombone into a flamethrower.  What could possibly go wrong?


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So, we all know (I hope) that a group of dogs is a "pack", a group of cattle is a "herd", and a group of poker blowhards is a "team".*  But try matching these animals with their respective groups (answers below**):

1)  Ravens
2)  Jellyfish
3)  Ferrets
4)  Moles
5)  Eagles
6)  Sharks

A)  A smack
B)  A labor
C)  A business
D)  An unkindness
E)  A shiver
F)  A convocation

* Apologies to Joe Sebok, but when you hang with Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, Brandon Cantu, and Tiffany Michelle, you're going to get sprayed with a little spittle.

** Go look it up yourself, you lazy bum.  Oh, all right:  1-D, 2-A, 3-C, 4-B, 5-F, 6-E

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Science has now proven the "beer goggles" effect actually exists; we do find people more attractive when we're drunk.  Next week, science will announce a study proving that Vegas club kids are d-bags.

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Finally, via the Daily, a Seventh Degree Imperial Yo-Yo Master and G/DB/E candidate, Jensen Kimmitt, with a pretty amazing display of useless skills:


  1. I'm sorry, an _unkindness_ of ravens??!? WTF is that? There must be some esoteric difference between ravens and crows, which are collectively known as a Murder, my favorite group name.

    Funny that the beer goggles link you provided was a Discovery channel page, because Mythbusters, a show one the Discovery channel, did an alcohol-induced beauty test, and proved it plausible.

  2. @ Andy: Ravens are poseurs, dabbling in graffiti and shoplifting, mostly to piss off their rich suburban parents. Crows are the hardcore gangbangers of the bird world. Think about it. The Raven is a moody poem recited by Ivy League snobs, while The Crow is a dark martial arts flick. 'Nuff said!

  3. The guy with the yo yo was amazing! When he does it backwards, it is a oy oy?

  4. @Grange Lol. Point very well taken. CAW!

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