#66 is wrong. 42 minutes is how long it would take you to fall all the way through the Earth to the other side. Read the linked article.
Response to Is This Light Over The Bronx A UFO?:
One thing is for sure: there’s no possible way it’s a spotlight. Oh, wait, it totally is a spotlight.
No Death Star?
Response to 10 Crazy Facts You Totally Won’t Believe:
Maybe “lore has it” that a horse statue’s legs mean something, but Snopes tells a different story. http://www.snopes.com/military/statue.asp
Peanut butter and jam with Tabasco (or sriracha) sauce. Yum.
Response to You’ve Been Eating Tic Tacs Wrong For Years:
Oh, bullshit. How is that easier than just putting it into your hand? Looks like a good way to spill Tic tacs everywhere.
Response to WTF AM I LOOKING AT?:
There are no sentient plants. #8 is bullshit.
Response to Facts That Will Make You Want To Drink:
1) Human mortality is not 100%. As long as people are alive, the mortality rate will be less than 100%. 2) Jimi Hendrix has sold FEWER albums than Creed. 3) Your brain does not peak at 22, except by a very narrow definition. Ask any old codger if they’re wiser than they were at 22. 4) I don’t need reasons to drink.
Nope. It’s from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Response to 9 Words You Didn’t Know Had Noble Beginnings:
So much fail. Here’s what the online etymology dictionary says: Amazon: late 14c., from Greek Amazon (mostly in plural Amazones) “one of a race of female warriors in Scythia,” probably from an unknown non-Indo-European word, possibly from an Iranian compound *ha-maz-an- “(one) fighting together” [Watkins], but in folk etymology long derived from a- “without” + mazos “breasts,” hence the story that the Amazons cut or burned off one breast so they could draw bowstrings more efficiently. (Folk etymology” is a polite way of saying “a really old urban legend.”) Freedom: Old English freo “free, exempt from, not in bondage,” also “noble; joyful,” from Proto-Germanic *frijaz (cf. Old Frisian fri, Old Saxon and Old High German vri, German frei, Dutch vrij, Gothic freis “free”), from PIE *prijos “dear, beloved,” from root *pri- “to love” (cf. Sanskrit priyah “own, dear, beloved,” priyate “loves;” Old Church Slavonic prijati “to help,” prijatelji “friend;” Welsh rhydd “free”). The primary sense seems to have been “beloved, friend, to love;” which in some languages (notably Germanic and Celtic) developed also a sense of “free,” perhaps from the terms “beloved” or “friend” being applied to the free members of one’s clan (as opposed to slaves, cf. Latin liberi, meaning both “free” and “children”). Liberty: late 14c., “free choice, freedom to do as one chooses,” from Old French libertÃ© “freedom, liberty, free will” (14c.), from Latin libertatem (nominative libertas) “freedom, condition of a free man; absence of restraint; permission,” from liber “free”
Response to 30 Super-Geeky Spelling And Grammar Questions:
30/30. #11 could go either way. “Since” also means “because.” Same for #17. “If” can also mean “whether.”
Response to 13 GIFs Of People Totally Nailing It:
Is it just my computer, or are most of these GIFs so stupidly sped up it’s hard to see what’s happening?
Response to Boston Mayor Writes Strongly Worded Letter To Rolling Stone About Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Cover:
So, calling him a “monster” is glamorizing him? It’s pathetic how many people think any kind of publicity whatsoever is a reward. It’s also pathetic how many people, who haven’t read the article, assume it will be flattering. These are the same misguided fools who think the question “why were we attacked on 9-11-01?” is the same as trying to justify the attack.
Thafuq’m I listenin’ to?
Response to 11 Hilariously Pretentious Lyrics Translated:
Someone doesn’t understand the difference between lyrics and prose. You could apply the same snark to literally any great work of poetry, and all you’d accomplish is making yourself look ignorant.
#15 is not accurate. Jackson didn’t earn all that money—the movies he was in grossed that much, globally. Big difference.
That’s pretty damn’ gay, all right. Hooray!
Response to Totally Useless But Awesome Facts:
A woodchuck can chuck approximately 35 cubic feet of wood, or roughly 700 pounds. Get it right. http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/411/how-much-wood-would-a-woodchuck-chuck-if-a-woodchuck-could-chuck-wood
#5: The album art reflects the four elements: Earth, air, fire and water. This is not to say the front cover isn’t also about getting “burned.” #15: Dogs also represent the predators of society, feeding on the “sheep.” The sheep also desire to overthrow the dogs: “When cometh the day we lowly ones
Through quiet reflection and great dedication
Master the art of karate,
Lo, we shall rise up
And then we’ll make the buggers’ eyes water.”
How do you know they weren’t?
#5: Double fail. “I wish it WERE a real WORD…”
Yeah. No. Someone doesn’t know how evolution works. Anyway, computational genomics has way more to do with genetic sequences (genotype) than with the way organisms will look (phenotype). I call bullshit, just like everyone before me.
Response to 14 Songs About Space That Are Out Of This World:
Conspicuously missing from this list: Pink Floyd:
1) Astronomy Domine
2) Interstellar Overdrive
3) Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
4) Point Me At the Sky
Response to So There’s A Lizard On Mars. No Big Deal.:
Probably? You think it’s PROBABLY not a lizard?
You’re cute when you’re indignant.
Response to 16 Pet Portraits That Belong In A Museum:
Grady at Dog Creek: This panoramic photo is composed of about 2 dozen separate photos, stitched together. Photo was shot in 1995; Grady died in 2007. I won a photo contest with this image.
Response to 21 Things That Feel Like Monday:
HAAAAAVVVEEEEE WTF? The E is silent. No need to emphasize it.
Response to Top South Carolina Democrat Wants To Send Nikki Haley “Wherever The Hell She Came From”:
I think the implication is that she crawled from under a rock, or out of a sewage pipe, or something.
Response to Whoever Wrote This Graffiti Is A Genius:
Oops. Let me try again. He should have written 3 things I don’t like, and added 4. Counting
Response to Whoever Wrote This Graffiti Is A Genius:
He forgot: 4. Counting
Response to The 30 Most Articulate Shirts Of All Time:
#9 has a misplaced comma.
#24 is missing an apostrophe.
#30 is missing a period. So much for “articulate.”
Response to 24 Things Nerds Do Better Than You:
#11: Nerds also know the difference between a USB port and a USB drive.
“Car” goes back to the early 14th century. It is only tangentially related to “carriage.” “Snark” is short for “snarky,” which first appeared in 1906 and was derived from the Germanic “snarken.”
Gourmet Ice Water Ingredients:
6 quarts distilled water
One cup tap water
4 cups ice cubes You will need:
Large plastic bowl
Plastic pie crust sheet
Blender Preparation Time:
2 Days ⦁In a 6-quart pot, reduce one gallon distilled water to 2 quarts over low heat.
⦁Preheat oven to 200 F.
⦁Thoroughly coat the inside of a large casserole dish with cold tap water.
⦁Pour reduced water into the casserole dish.
⦁Bake for 3 hours, basting frequently. If water boils, remove from oven, cover, and reduce heat. Return to oven
⦁After 3 hours, remove water from oven, cover water with cellophane to prevent a skin from forming, and let stand until it reaches room temperature.
⦁Chill overnight in refrigerator.
⦁Next day, CAREFULLY remove cellophane.
⦁Add one cup distilled water.
⦁Stir 250 strokes by hand with wooden spoon, and let settle for one hour.
⦁Whip water in blender. Add 2 cups ice cubes and puree.
⦁Pour puree into large plastic bowl.
⦁Freeze. As ice forms, break with meat fork, and stir.
⦁IMPORTANT: As water freezes, be sure to separate ice from sides of bowl. Break ice and stir into water. Continue until water has thickened to consistency of heavy snow.
⦁Dampen pie crust sheet with wet paper towel.
⦁With rolling pin, roll slush into 1/2-inch-thick layer. Fold and repeat 12 times.
⦁Carefully lift pie crust sheet and slide slush onto dampened cookie tray.
⦁Freeze for 3 hours.
⦁After 3 hours, break ice into one-inch chunks.
⦁Heat skillet on medium-high heat.
⦁Gradually add ice chunks to skillet, stirring to prevent scorching. When water has boiled down to 2 cups, remove from heat and chill to 42° F.
⦁Pour over ice in tall glass.
⦁Season to taste. Serves 2.
Response to When You Pick The Wrong Typeface:
That’s a font problem. A typeface is a variation within a font, such as italic, bold or Roman.
Another fact about Yahtzee: It sucks.
Not good. Give me Radiohead over that any day.
Hay, Stuef, you talentless, unethical hack, why don’t you go work for Fox “News” cleaning dingleberries from Michelle Malkin’s hairy crack?
Response to Help NASA Help You:
Yeah, but you still have to put the water back into dehydrated food. So…