Monthly Archives: October 2007

How to Get Laid in 1977 and Your Ass Kicked in 2007

Written by wallstreetfighter

It’s amazing what 30 years can do. It can take you from one cool cat who can pick up the ladies to a total douche who risks getting his ass kicked everytime he rounds a corner.

What it said in 1977: A man needs to relax and get comfortable with a color wrap or nightshirt before he makes love to his woman

What it says in 2007: Somebody has a gay karate class

What it said in 1977: Small tie= Big Mansicle
What it Says in 2007: I’m hoping to attract young boys that this tie may actually fit

What it said in 1977: I like wearing one piece clothing so I can slip out of them quickly
What it says in 2007: I have just escaped from prison and if you pick me up I will kill you

What it said in 1977: I can afford a nice belt and I’m going to hike my Toughskins up so you can see the damn thing
What it says in 2007: I am homeschooled and my Mom is still breastfeeding me

What it said in 1977: We will not be leaving the bedroom tonight so there’s no need to worry
about getting this pristine white jumper dirty. There’s only one stain you’ll have to worry about tonight
What it says in 2007: I work in the cafeteria at the mental institution

What it said in 1977: I’m the first one who rocking the new “jammer” bathing suit and that
will be my nickname after tonight

What it says in 2007: I’m from Europe and I’m taking advantage of the low dollar and showing my package to all you Americans

What it says in 1977: He looks like Scott Baio. Well close enough so I’ll sleep with him
What it says in 2007: Somebody’s about to quote the entire film “Broke Back Mountain”

What it said in 1977: Success, style, and a young go get ’em attitude
What it says in 2007: Porn, NASCAR, and a Napolean Dynamite attitude

Ok these two are getting laid, even in this outfit, in any decade. These guys are rockin the lime

Pictures emailed to me but evidently came from this source. I WROTE THE NEW DESCRIPTION AND HAD NEVER SEEN THIS SITE. I don’t mean to steal from Johnny he did a great job as well. He deserves credit for the fantastic photos.

The 25 Secret Perks of Working at Google

Written By Chris Kula

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Fortune Magazine recently named Google the #1 company to work for, a ranking based largely on Google’s well-publicized employee perks: free meals in its gourmet cafeteria; on-site doctors, dry cleaners, and gym facilities; and even a policy that allows employees to bring their pets to work.

But the benefits of “Googlers” don’t end there. The following list of lesser-heralded employee perks should provide an idea of just how far Google goes to keep the human pistons of its search engine pumping contentedly.

1. Google provides free custom detailing on all employee-owned Segways, motorized scooters, recumbent bicycles, and other widely-derided modes of transportation.

2. For recent computer science grads accepting an engineering position with Google, a popular social event is Google’s “New Employee Orientation and Arranged Virginity-Loss Night.”

3. Google employees who are about to become mothers receive 12 weeks of maternity leave; aging female engineers now coming to terms with the fact they will likely never be mothers receive two weeks of “Crushing Sense of Incompleteness Leave.” (It is 50% paid.)

4. Googlers enjoy an Employee Referral Program ??’?” meaning, they receive a cash bonus if they refer management to any employee even thinking about leaving Google.

5. For all Google employees who’ve just committed a crime of passion, Google provides a two-bedroom safehouse just outside the city where said employee can lay low until “the heat” dies down.

6. Google affords all employees a $1500 monthly stipend for mandatory lava lamp purchases.

7. Google employees can commute to work via free company shuttle; it is piloted by retired colonel Buzz Aldrin.
8. To encourage collaboration, the hallways at Google are lined with whiteboards where employees can jot down ideas. To encourage active collaboration, these whiteboards are dusted with cocaine.

9. Google engineers make use of free on-site hair salons, specializing in both men’s and women’s unsavory bowl cuts.

10. To help relieve the stress of being tied to their computers for such long hours, Google provides employees with free online-based massage therapy.

11. Each new grain of sand in Google’s beach volleyball pit is imported via extraction from the bikini of Rachel Wacholder.

12. Google offers a unique “literal 401k” retirement plan; for every dollar an employee invests, Google matches it with $401,000.

13. Following its acquisition of YouTube, Google began arranging employee tours of YouTube headquarters where in a windowless room they can rub awkwardly against lonelygirl15.

14. Googlers can enjoy fruit smoothies via osmosis in one of several on-campus Jamba Baths.

15. New Google employees each receive a keepsake Google hacky-sack filled with pulverized sapphires.

16. At Google’s summer picnic the employees don’t play softball or soccer ??’?” they hunt homeless men for sport.

17. Google’s college intern recruitment video was written by J.D. Salinger and directed by Sidney Lumet.

18. At Halloween, Google sponsors a costume contest for engineers who dress up as their favorite line of code.

19. Google employees receive personal mentoring sessions with co-founder Sergey Brin, or at least one of the eight Brin replicants built in late 2005.

20. Employees are given beta test runs of exciting new Google software, such as the satellite imaging program Google Maps-of-Gisele’s Bedroom and the adult singles-finding service Gspots.

21. The barista at Google’s on-campus caf? is Juan Valdez. (Not the coffee brand icon ??’?” just a Latin dude named Juan who happens to make a really great latte.)

22. Google offers training and assistance to all employees planning to journey behind enemy lines in an attempt to rescue their POW fathers.

23. Google arranged that their regular opponent in corporate league basketball is always the team from Washington Generals, Inc. (To date, Google is a combined 238-0.)

24. Google engineers are given “20 percent time” in which they are free to pursue their own personal projects. This incentive has produced such efforts as Gmail, Google News, and 20% more employee masturbation.

25. Google provides free financial planning classes to all its employees. The session consists of just one tip: “Remember ??’?” Google. Fucking. OWNS You.”

5 Ways Environmentalists Can Be Less Annoying

Written by Environmental graffiti

Obviously, we’re not against environmentalism and environmentalists, we are of course environmentalists ourselves. But if you go to many environmental meetings or rallies, you’re bound to come across some really annoying environmentalists. There are some people that, for whatever reason, you can agree with completely about political, environmental, or social issues, but still just want to hit in the face repeatedly. I call this the “Michael Moore Effect.” So for our obnoxious brethren in the environmental community, I present 5 ways for you to be less annoying.

1. Practice what you preach.

It’s hard for anyone to take you seriously if you don’t actually do what you tell other people to do. So go plant a tree or something.

2. Get rid of those dreads, white boy.

You are not a Rastafarian. You are a 15-25 year old white boy from the suburbs who likes smoking weed. Get a fucking haircut that people will let people respect you instead of making them immediately think “Douche bag”. (Note: Dreads do look cool on rastas, just not you.)

3. Shower.

This could also be a sub part of number 2. There are WAY too many smelly environmentalists. I don’t know how it became part of the environmentalist ethos that being involved with nature means not taking showers when they are readily available, but I want to get rid of that idea right now.

4. Read a book.

We admire your rampant enthusiasm for the environmental cause, but when you go around spouting statistics or ideas you just made up or repeated because you heard another moron say it, you look stupid. This makes all environmentalists look stupid. Should you be the type of person who likes to argue and use statistics, try actually finding scientifically researched statistics.

5. While we’re at it, stop arguing.

You know who’s not always right? You. And me. And everyone else. So get off your high horse and shut your mouth on occasion. The absolute worst way to get someone to join the environmental cause is to start arguing with them. People get pissed off and then they hate you and environmentalism forever. You know who doesn’t argue with people? Mormons. And they’re growing like crazy despite being both a religious group and having views that well? some people find a bit difficult to believe. Not that I think so. I just heard that on South Park. Please don’t sue us.

So there are my suggestions for how to make environmentalists less annoying. Read it. Live it.

Top 87 Bad Predictions about the Future

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  • ?We will bury you.?
    Nikita Krushchev, Soviet Premier, predicting Soviet communism will win over U.S. capitalism, 1958.
  • ?Everything that can be invented has been invented.?
    Charles H. Duell, an official at the US patent office, 1899.
  • ?I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious sensibilities of anyone.?
    Charles Darwin, in the foreword to his book, The Origin of Species, 1869.
  • ?Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.?
    Irving Fisher, economics professor at Yale University, 1929.
  • ?If anything remains more or less unchanged, it will be the role of women.?
    David Riesman, conservative American social scientist, 1967.
  • ?It will be gone by June.?
    Variety, passing judgement on rock ‘n roll in 1955.
  • ?Democracy will be dead by 1950.?
    John Langdon-Davies, A Short History of The Future, 1936.
  • ?A short-lived satirical pulp.?
    TIME, writing off Mad magazine in 1956.
  • ?And for the tourist who really wants to get away from it all, safaris in Vietnam?
    Newsweek, predicting popular holidays for the late 1960s.
  • ?Four or five frigates will do the business without any military force.? — British prime minister Lord North, on dealing with the rebellious American colonies, 1774.
  • ?In all likelihood world inflation is over.?
    International Monetary Fund Ceo, 1959.
  • ?This antitrust thing will blow over.?
    Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.
  • ?Remote shopping, while entirely feasible, will flop – because women like to get out of the house, like to handle merchandise, like to be able to change their minds.?
    TIME, 1966, in one sentence writing off e-commerce long before anyone had ever heard of it.
  • ?They couldn’t hit an elephant at this dist-?
    Last words of Gen. John Sedgwick, spoken as he looked out over the parapet at enemy lines during the Battle of Spotsylvania in 1864.
  • ?Our country has deliberately undertaken a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far reaching in purpose.” — Herbert Hoover, on Prohibition, 1928.
  • ?It will be years – not in my time – before a woman will become Prime Minister.?
    Margaret Thatcher, future Prime Minister, October 26th, 1969.
  • ?Read my lips: NO NEW TAXES.?
    George Bush, 1988.
  • ?You will be home before the leaves have fallen from the trees.? — Kaiser Wilhelm, to the German troops, August 1914.
  • ?This is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time.? — Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister, September 30th, 1938.
  • ?That virus is a pussycat.? — Dr. Peter Duesberg, molecular-biology professor at U.C. Berkeley, on HIV, 1988.
  • ?The case is a loser.? — Johnnie Cochran, on soon-to-be client O.J.’s chances of winning, 1994.
  • ?Reagan doesn’t have that presidential look.? — United Artists Executive, rejecting Reagan as lead in 1964 film The Best Man.
  • ?Capitalist production begets, with the inexorability of a law of nature, its own negation.?
    Karl Marx.
  • ?Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.?
    Grover Cleveland, U.S. President, 1905.
  • ?Man will not fly for 50 years.?
    Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer, to brother Orville, after a disappointing flying experiment, 1901 (their first successful flight was in 1903).
  • ?I am tired of all this sort of thing called science here… We have spent millions in that sort of thing for the last few years, and it is time it should be stopped.?
    Simon Cameron, U.S. Senator, on the Smithsonian Institute, 1901.
  • ?The Americans are good about making fancy cars and refrigerators, but that doesn’t mean they are any good at making aircraft. They are bluffing. They are excellent at bluffing.?
    Hermann Goering, Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, 1942.
  • ?With over fifteen types of foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn’t likely to carve out a big share of the market for itself.?
    Business Week, August 2, 1968.
  • ?The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing; every one must be an author; some out of vanity, to acquire celebrity and raise up a name, others for the sake of mere gain.?
    Martin Luther, German Reformation leader, Table Talk, 1530s(?).
  • ?Ours has been the first [expedition], and doubtless to be the last, to visit this profitless locality.?
    Lt. Joseph Ives, after visiting the Grand Canyon in 1861.
  • ?There is no doubt that the regime of Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction. As this operation continues, those weapons will be identified, found, along with the people who have produced them and who guard them.?
    General Tommy Franks, March 22nd, 2003.

    Light Bulb

  • ?… good enough for our transatlantic friends … but unworthy of the attention of practical or scientific men.?
    British Parliamentary Committee, referring to Edison’s light bulb, 1878.
  • ?Such startling announcements as these should be deprecated as being unworthy of science and mischievous to its true progress.?
    Sir William Siemens, on Edison’s light bulb, 1880.
  • ?Everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize it as a conspicuous failure.?
    Henry Morton, president of the Stevens Institute of Technology, on Edison’s light bulb, 1880.


  • ?The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty, a fad.?
    The president of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford’s lawyer not to invest in the Ford Motor Co., 1903.
  • ?That the automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced.?
    Scientific American, Jan. 2 edition, 1909.
  • ?The ordinary “horseless carriage” is at present a luxury for the wealthy; and although its price will probably fall in the future, it will never, of course, come into as common use as the bicycle.?
    Literary Digest, 1899.


  • ?Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical (sic) and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.? – Simon Newcomb; The Wright Brothers flew at Kittyhawk 18 months later. Newcomb was not impressed.
  • ?Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.?
    Lord Kelvin, British mathematician and physicist, president of the British Royal Society, 1895.
  • ?It is apparent to me that the possibilities of the aeroplane, which two or three years ago were thought to hold the solution to the [flying machine] problem, have been exhausted, and that we must turn elsewhere.?
    Thomas Edison, American inventor, 1895.
  • ?Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.?
    Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre, 1904.
  • ?There will never be a bigger plane built.?
    A Boeing engineer, after the first flight of the 247, a twin engine plane that holds ten people.


  • ?Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and weigh only 1.5 tons.?
    Popular Mechanics, March 1949.
  • ?There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.?
    Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC), maker of big business mainframe computers, arguing against the PC in 1977.
  • ?I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.?
    The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957.
  • ?But what… is it good for??
    IBM executive Robert Lloyd, speaking in 1968 microprocessor, the heart of today’s computers.


  • ?Radio has no future.?
    Lord Kelvin, Scottish mathematician and physicist, former president of the Royal Society, 1897.
  • ?The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to no one in particular??
    Associates of David Sarnoff responding to the latter’s call for investment in the radio in 1921.
  • ?Lee DeForest has said in many newspapers and over his signature that it would be possible to transmit the human voice across the Atlantic before many years. Based on these absurd and deliberately misleading statements, the misguided public … has been persuaded to purchase stock in his company …?
    a U.S. District Attorney, prosecuting American inventor Lee DeForest for selling stock fraudulently through the mail for his Radio Telephone Company in 1913.

    Space Travel

  • ?There is practically no chance communications space satellites will be used to provide better telephone, telegraph, television, or radio service inside the United States.?
    T. Craven, FCC Commissioner, in 1961 (the first commercial communications satellite went into service in 1965).
  • ?Space travel is utter bilge.?
    Richard Van Der Riet Woolley, upon assuming the post of Astronomer Royal in 1956.
  • ?Space travel is bunk.?
    Sir Harold Spencer Jones, Astronomer Royal of the UK, 1957 (two weeks later Sputnik orbited the Earth).
  • ?To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth – all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne. I am bold enough to say that such a man-made voyage will never occur regardless of all future advances.?
    Lee DeForest, American radio pioneer and inventor of the vacuum tube, in 1926


  • ?We stand on the threshold of rocket mail.? — U.S. postmaster general Arthur Summerfield, in 1959.
  • ?… too far-fetched to be considered.?
    Editor of Scientific American, in a letter to Robert Goddard about Goddard’s idea of a rocket-accelerated airplane bomb, 1940 (German V2 missiles came down on London 3 years later).
  • ?A rocket will never be able to leave the Earth’s atmosphere.?
    New York Times, 1936.

    Atomic and Nuclear Power

  • ?The basic questions of design, material and shielding, in combining a nuclear reactor with a home boiler and cooling unit, no longer are problems… The system would heat and cool a home, provide unlimited household hot water, and melt the snow from sidewalks and driveways. All that could be done for six years on a single charge of fissionable material costing about $300.? — Robert Ferry, executive of the U.S. Institute of Boiler and Radiator Manufacturers, 1955.
  • ?Nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality in 10 years.? — Alex Lewyt, president of vacuum cleaner company Lewyt Corp., in the New York Times in 1955.
  • ?That is the biggest fool thing we have ever done [research on]… The bomb will never go off, and I speak as an expert in explosives.?
    Admiral William D. Leahy, U.S. Admiral working in the U.S. Atomic Bomb Project, advising President Truman on atomic weaponry, 1944.

  • ?Atomic energy might be as good as our present-day explosives, but it is unlikely to produce anything very much more dangerous.?
    Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, 1939.
  • ?The energy produced by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind of thing. Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation of these atoms is talking moonshine.?
    Ernest Rutherford, shortly after splitting the atom for the first time.
  • ?There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will.?
    Albert Einstein, 1932.
  • ?There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.?
    Robert Millikan, American physicist and Nobel Prize winner, 1923.


  • ?Who the hell wants to hear actors talk??
    H. M. Warner, co-founder of Warner Brothers, 1927.
  • ?The cinema is little more than a fad. It’s canned drama. What audiences really want to see is flesh and blood on the stage.” — Charlie Chaplin, actor, producer, director, and studio founder, 1916.Telephone/Telegraph
  • ?This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.?
    A memo at Western Union, 1878 (or 1876).

  • ?The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.?
    Sir William Preece, Chief Engineer, British Post Office, 1878.
  • ?It’s a great invention but who would want to use it anyway??
    Rutherford B. Hayes, U.S. President, after a demonstration of Alexander Bell’s telephone, 1876.
  • ?A man has been arrested in New York for attempting to extort funds from ignorant and superstitious people by exhibiting a device which he says will convey the human voice any distance over metallic wires so that it will be heard by the listener at the other end. He calls this instrument a telephone. Well-informed people know that it is impossible to transmit the human voice over wires.?
    News item in a New York newspaper, 1868.


  • ?Television won’t last. It’s a flash in the pan.?
    Mary Somerville, pioneer of radio educational broadcasts, 1948.
  • ?Television won’t last because people will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.?
    Darryl Zanuck, movie producer, 20th Century Fox, 1946.
  • ?While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility, a development of which we need waste little time dreaming.?
    Lee DeForest, American radio pioneer and inventor of the vacuum tube, 1926.


  • ?Dear Mr. President: The canal system of this country is being threatened by a new form of transportation known as ‘railroads’ … As you may well know, Mr. President, ‘railroad’ carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of 15 miles per hour by ‘engines’ which, in addition to endangering life and limb of passengers, roar and snort their way through the countryside, setting fire to crops, scaring the livestock and frightening women and children. The Almighty certainly never intended that people should travel at such breakneck speed.?
    Martin Van Buren, Governor of New York, 1830(?).
  • ?What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives traveling twice as fast as stagecoaches??
    The Quarterly Review, March edition, 1825.
  • ?Rail travel at high speed is not possible, because passengers, unable to breathe, would die of asphyxia.?
    Dr Dionysys Larder (1793-1859), professor of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, University College London.

    Other Technology

  • ?Transmission of documents via telephone wires is possible in principle, but the apparatus required is so expensive that it will never become a practical proposition.?
    Dennis Gabor, British physicist and author of Inventing the Future, 1962.
  • ?[By 1985], machines will be capable of doing any work Man can do.?
    Herbert A. Simon, of Carnegie Mellon University – considered to be a founder of the field of artificial intelligence – speaking in 1965.
  • ?The world potential market for copying machines is 5000 at most.?
    IBM, to the eventual founders of Xerox, saying the photocopier had no market large enough to justify production, 1959.
  • ?I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.?
    HG Wells, British novelist, in 1901.
  • ?X-rays will prove to be a hoax.?
    Lord Kelvin, President of the Royal Society, 1883.
  • ?Very interesting Whittle, my boy, but it will never work.?
    Cambridge Aeronautics Professor, when shown Frank Whittle’s plan for the jet engine.
  • ?The idea that cavalry will be replaced by these iron coaches is absurd. It is little short of treasonous.?
    Comment of Aide-de-camp to Field Marshal Haig, at tank demonstration, 1916.
  • ?Caterpillar landships are idiotic and useless. Those officers and men are wasting their time and are not pulling their proper weight in the war.?
    Fourth Lord of the British Admiralty, 1915.
  • ?What, sir, would you make a ship sail against the wind and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? I pray you, excuse me, I have not the time to listen to such nonsense.?
    Napoleon Bonaparte, when told of Robert Fulton’s steamboat, 1800s.
  • ?The phonograph has no commercial value at all.?
    Thomas Edison, American inventor, 1880s.
  • ?If I had thought about it, I wouldn’t have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said ‘you can’t do this’.?
    Spencer Silver on the work that led to the unique adhesives for 3-M “Post-It” Notepads.
  • ?Fooling around with alternating current is just a waste of time. Nobody will use it, ever.?
    Thomas Edison, American inventor, 1889 (Edison often ridiculed the arguments of competitor George Westinghouse for AC power).

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5 Drinking stories that put yours to shame

Written by Ian Lendler

Turns out, the best drinking stories in history are actually, well, historical. So raise a glass to your forefathers and marvel at these tales.


She is not moving that fast. This is what the waitress would look like if you drank everything on her tray.

1. Admiral Edward Russell’s 17th-Century throwdown

Think you can drink like a sailor? Maybe you should take a moment to reflect on what that truly means.

The record for history’s largest cocktail belongs to British Lord Admiral Edward Russell. In 1694, he threw an officer’s party that employed a garden’s fountain as the punch bowl.

The concoction? A mixture that included 250 gallons of brandy, 125 gallons of Malaga wine, 1,400 pounds of sugar, 2,500 lemons, 20 gallons of lime juice, and 5 pounds of nutmeg.

A series of bartenders actually paddled around in a small wooden canoe, filling up guests’ cups. Not only that, but they had to work in 15-minute shifts to avoid being overcome by the fumes and falling overboard.

The party continued nonstop for a full week, pausing only briefly during rainstorms to erect a silk canopy over the punch to keep it from getting watered down. In fact, the festivities didn’t end until the fountain had been drunk completely dry.

2. The London Brew-nami of 1814

The Industrial Revolution wasn’t all steam engines and textile mills. Beer production increased exponentially, as well. Fortunately, the good people of England were up to the challenge and drained kegs as fast as they were made. Brewery owners became known as “beer barons,” and they spent their newfound wealth in an age-old manner — by trying to party more than the next guy.

Case in point: In 1814, Meux’s Horse Shoe Brewery in London constructed a brewing vat that was 22 feet tall and 60 feet in diameter, with an interior big enough to seat 200 for dinner — which is exactly how its completion was celebrated. (Why 200? Because a rival had built a vat that seated 100, of course.)

After the dinner, the vat was filled to its 4,000-barrel capacity. Pretty impressive, given the grand scale of the project, but pretty unfortunate given that they overlooked a faulty supporting hoop. Yup, the vat ruptured, causing other vats to break, and the resulting commotion was heard up to 5 miles away.

A wall of 1.3 million gallons of dark beer washed down the street, caving in two buildings and killing nine people by means of “drowning, injury, poisoning by the porter fumes, or drunkenness.”

The story gets even more unbelievable, though. Rescue attempts were blocked and delayed by the thousands who flocked to the area to drink directly off the road. And when survivors were finally brought to the hospital, the other patients became convinced from the smell that the hospital was serving beer to every ward except theirs. A riot broke out, and even more people were left injured.

Sadly, this incident was not deemed tragic enough at the time to merit an annual memorial service and/or reenactment.

3. New York state of mind: The Dutch ingratiate themselves to the natives

In 1609, the Dutch sent English explorer Henry Hudson westward for a third attempt at finding the fabled Northeast Passage. A near mutiny forced him southward, and upon reaching land, he encountered members of the Delaware Indian tribe.

To foster good relations, Hudson shared his brandy with the tribal chief, who soon passed out. But upon waking up the next day, he asked Hudson to pour some more for the rest of his tribe. From then on, the Indians referred to the island as Manahachtanienk — literally, “The High Island.”

And not “high” as in “tall;” high as in “the place where we got blotto.” Most people would agree that Manhattan has stayed true to the spirit of its name ever since.

4. The worst aftertaste in history

In 1805, British Admiral Horatio Nelson was killed during the Battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Spain. Most sailors were simply put to rest at sea, but as an admiral, Nelson had to be brought back to England for an official burial.

To preserve his body during the voyage home, the second-in-command stored Nelson’s body in the ship’s vat of rum and halted all liquor rations to the crew. Not a bad idea, but when the ship reached port, officials went to retrieve Nelson’s body and found the vat dry.

Disregarding good taste (in every sense), the crew had been secretly drinking from it the entire way home. After that, naval rum was referred to as Nelson’s Blood.

5. Indian elephants raid the liquor cabinet

No wonder they don’t sell beer at the circus. Apparently, elephants like to get wasted. In fact, an outpost of the Indian army in the jungle region of Bagdogra has been under attack ever since a local herd of elephants raided the base in search of food and discovered the soldiers’ entire winter rations of rum.

Since then, the pachyderms have regularly raided the base for a drink and have smashed down all defenses put up by the army, including electrified fences and firewalls.

According to The Daily Telegraph, “An officer recently posted there explained that the elephants broke the rum bottles by cleverly curling their trunks around the bottom. Then they empty the contents down their throats. They soon got drunk, he said, and swayed around. They enjoy themselves and then return to the jungle.”

This is by no means a singular incident, though. The animal kingdom is well-known for its ability to identify fruit that’s begun to ferment. Anthropologists even believe this is how early man discovered alcohol — by observing the strange behavior of animals on a fruit bender.

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Cinematical Seven: The Horror of Fairy Tales

Written by Monika Bartyzel

Earlier this month, I was writing a post about fairy tales and I wondered why we don’t get many classic fairy tale horror movies. I’m not referring to reimagining familial tales into something more adult (like Dorothy and bdsm), but rather going back to the source of the fairy tale. There have been a few attempts, such as Sigourney Weaver’s Snow White: A Tale of Terror, but not nearly as many as there could be in the seas of zombie movies and Saw sequels.

What is creepier than kids, parents, evilness, sorceresses, wolves, and cannibalism? Before the stories were ripped from their horror roots, they were just right for scary, gory films. The early days of fairy tales weren’t all rosy cheeks and puckered, pouting lips; they had blood, flesh, and genuine frights. If kids of yesteryear saw the tykes of the last 50 years, I think we’d all be getting a feline-sounding name that isn’t too complimentary.

So here are seven tales perfect for scary movies. Some wouldn’t need any embellishment, while others could easily be morphed into a chilling tale that not only taps into our younger days, but also thrills our current adult lives. Take this as a dare, scary filmmakers! Look through this creepy list and whip up something to scare the pants off us. And for you non-filmmakers out there — which tale would you want to see on the big screen?

Hansel and Gretel

A family is starving, so the evil mom says: “Hey, let’s send the kids out into the forest so that we have enough food for ourselves.” But the buggers come back, because they leave a trail of pebbles that lead them back home — a reason we should never teach our children, the insidious food-stealers! So dear old mom tries again, and the kids only have breadcrumbs, so they’re stuck in the forest. They come upon a house made of bread, with sugar windows. Their little mouths begin to salivate, and they start eating the house. The old woman who owns the house takes the kids in, which seems awfully nice for a woman who just found kids eating her lovely home. That is, until she makes Gretel her servant, and fattens up Hansel so she can eat him. But then Gretel kicks her old butt into the oven, and the kids are free. They find their way home, and conveniently, their mom has since died of “evilness,” so they live happily ever after with their previously mom-whipped dad.

There’s not too much actual horror in this, beyond the burning of the old woman, but imagine her cannibalistic dreams, or the children’s evil mom’s fears about starving while they frolic. Or, maybe the old woman has done this before, and they find half-eaten children piled up in back. Who knows!?

Sleeping Beauty

When the tale was published by Charles Perrault, there were two parts. The first is what we’re familiar with — cute baby, gifts, a curse, the spinning wheel, sleep, and then the saucy kiss. (And believe it or not, while the X-rated version came much, much later, there was sex in the earlier tales as well.) Anyhow, not so scary. But then there’s Part 2. The Prince’s mom is a Queen who comes from Ogres, so he first keeps his ex-Sleeping paramour a secret for a few years, until he has a few kids and is going off to war. His wife and children stay with his mother while he goes off to fight.

The Queen promptly sends the three off to a secluded house. She comes to visit and demands that her steward cook the little 4-year-old named Dawn for dinner. But he wimps out, so he hides the child away with his wife, and makes the Queen a lamb. A week passes, and then the Queen gets a craving for the other kid. He kills a goat this time, and saves his butt again as he whisks the other youngster off to his wife. But this Queen is insatiable and wants her daughter-in-law, who is willing to oblige, thinking her children are dead. They keep disappearing while grandma happily eats her gourmet dinners.

But the Steward confesses, gets sneaky yet again, and all is well. That is, until the ogre Queen comes upon the hidden family and decides to cook them all in a stew pot. But the flesh-hungry Queen is foiled when her son comes home just in time. She throws herself into the stewpot and is eaten by the snakes, vipers, and creepy things she had thrown in there to cook with her daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

Little Red Riding Hood

This is one of those fairytales that maintained a little of its horror, but still, not as much as it used to. A little girl wears a come-bite-me red hood that attracts a wolf when she ventures to grandma’s house. She stupidly tells the beast where she’s going, and he gets there first, eating grandma, and disguising himself as the old woman — who must have been very, very hairy. So he eats her too, but in the later versions of the tale, the wolf loses out when sick grandma and the girl are cut out of the wolf by a hunter, who replaces the pair with stones, which kills the wolf. Seeing that wolfy was nice enough to eat them whole and not digest them, you think the hunter could be more humane. Guess not.

Before Little Red Riding Hood got a hunter savior in this tale, things were a little more messy. The wolf is a werewolf, and he feeds grandma’s blood and meat to the little girl, which leads me to wonder why fairytales were so obsessed with cannibalism. Anyhow, he makes her strip, throw her clothes in the fire, and has her come to bed. But before anything can happen, she figures things out and asks to go the bathroom so she can escape. While she still lives, there’s no getting around the tasty meal of grandma that she ate.


Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your golden hair so we may mate like frisky bunnies in your secluded tower where no one can hear us! Of course, sex is a big no-no, so there would be no sexy business in later incarnations of the long-haired lady. In the beginning, however, things were different. The enchantress bartered for the little girl, after she discovered that a man was stealing her rapunzel for his pregnant wife who was having some mad cravings. The price of this thievery — his soon-to-be-born daughter. At birth, the baby is given to the woman, who names her Rapunzel, and 12 years later, she’s locked in a tower. The only means of entry is her long hair, which she lets down for the enchantress to climb up. But a prince hears her singing, and she starts to let her hair down for him as well. When Rapunzel’s belly starts to swell, she tells the witch, who figures things out.

Sex can’t lead to goodness in the realms of horror, so her hair is cut and she’s cast into the forest. When the prince next climbs the hair, looking for action, he finds the enchantress instead. Thinking he’ll never see his love again, he leaps from the tower, but it doesn’t kill him. Instead, he’s blinded by thorns and wanders through the lands without sight until the one day when they’re reunited and his vision is returned. This is one of the least-gory fairytales, but has lots of suspenseful possibilities and creepy eye-torn wandering.


This little bugger is scary in his own right, a little gold-spinning demon who wants gifts of jewelry, and if not that, then a nice little baby. But the tale around him makes it all even tastier. A miller lies to the king, saying his kid can spin straw into gold. His boasting leads his daughter to be imprisoned, and she must spin up some gold for three nights, or she’ll be executed. (Although my favorite is the reference in Wikipedia that says: “she would be skewered and then frikasseed like a pig.”) There’s nothing like ego to put your “loved” ones in harms way, especially frikasseed harm.

So the girl is up sh*t’s creek until Rumpelstiltskin appears. The first night, she gives him a necklace for his help, the next time, a ring, and the last time, she’s got nothing left, so he wants her first-born. The king is impressed, so he marries her off to his son, and the baby comes along. Now she must wait for the little demon’s return. But he is way too nice when he comes to collect his baby prize — he says if she can figure out his name, she can keep her kid. She finds it out, and he savagely rips himself in two (according to the bloodiest version).

Snow White

Ah, Snow White. It’s such a feel-good, family classic, isn’t it? The dwarves hi-ho, Snow White only dies/goes comatose for a teeny little bit, and ultimately, all is well in the kingdom with minimal hardship, at least for the fairest of them all.

But there have been many ways that the Queen tried to kill Snow White, and many ways that the poor, less-fair lady died herself. Along with that epic, poisoned apple, there was also a comb with poison, because I guess hair sucks up poison well, and before that, a little asphyxiation by means of a too-tight dress — that Queen, she had crafty, murderous ways. But her own tortured death was even craftier. Her doom has come in a myriad of ways, from falls, to death-by-overexertion, to the most creepy: “a pair of heated iron shoes were brought forth with tongs and placed before the Queen. She was then forced to step into these and dance until she fell down dead.” And the people of Buffy thought that dancing oneself into a cinder was scary…

The Juniper Tree

And finally, there’s a tale a little less known, but even more sinister. It starts off sort of like Snow White — a woman wants a red-like-blood, white-like-snow kid. She gives birth to a son and dies. Dad remarries, and wife #2 has a daughter named Marlinchen. Because these fairytale people are never very sane, things get messy. #2 tricks the boy, convincing him to reach into a chest. Instead of locking him in, she slams the lid on him, which decapitates him. Lovely, eh? But that’s only the beginning. She then props the boy up as if nothing has happened, tricks her daughter into boxing his ear, and Marlinchen thinks she knocked his head off.

Oh, but it gets even worse — the boy is turned into that oh-so-tasty meal of black pudding, and is fed to dad. His bones are buried at a juniper tree that a bird flies out of, collecting materials from a goldsmith, shoemaker, and miller. It flies back to the troubled home, dropping the gold chain on the father, shoes to the daughter, and a millstone on the mom, crushing her. The bird becomes the boy, and they all live happily ever after, after lots of horror and gore, of course.

17 Ways to Find Your Passion For Any and Everything

Written by Scott Young

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There’s a big myth in our culture: that passion can only be spontaneous. You either love your job or you don’t. You either enjoy exercising or hate it. You are interested in reading books or you find them boring. That passion can’t be forced or created.

I disagree. Passion can be created. Even for things you don’t currently enjoy.

By tweaking the activities and pursuits you engage in, you can find a passion for anything. All it takes is a bit of patience and an open mind.

The benefit is that you end up loving the things you have to do anyways. Exercising, learning, studying, working and almost any pursuit can be made into a passion. And if you know how to do it, existing passions can be turned from mildly interesting to exciting. The skill of finding your passion is like turning up the dial for the amount of color you experience in life.

Here are some ways to find your passion:

1. Get Curious – Curiosity is the basis of passion. Shake off your current understandings and begin from the view that you are almost completely ignorant on the subject. Then look for novelty to boost your interest.

2. Make it a Game – Give yourself rules, objectives and strategic constraints. The more creative thinking required, the better.

3. Set a Goal – Create a specific goal along with a deadline. This can infuse mundane activities with a sense of direction and purpose. Writing a report goes from being just another task, to a creative challenge that pushes you.

4. Express Yourself – Find hidden opportunities for self-expression. This could mean inventing a style for folding clothes. Changing the format you write code in or altering the style of your presentation. View each activity as an act of expression and originality.

5. Focus – Cut distractions and eliminate noise. The more you focus on an activity the better you can notice interesting qualities about it. The only truly boring activity is the one you can’t pay attention to.

6. Jigsaw Piecing – A jigsaw puzzle has hundreds of uniquely shaped pieces of a picture. View your activities as pieces of a larger image. This can turn dull activities into individual snippets of a more fascinating whole.

7. Dial Down Cravings – Have you ever noticed how the hungrier you are, the less able you are to enjoy the taste of food? This works the same way with passion. The more you crave a goal (instead of the process containing the goal) the less likely you are to develop a passion for it. Goal-setting is good. Goal-obsession is not.

8. Connect with Talents – How can you apply your existing talents to an activity? Find ways to use skills you already have in a new endeavor. An artistic person could draw pictures to help himself study. An athletic person might be able to use her strength and endurance as a speaker.

9. Overcome the Frustration Barrier – If an activity is too difficult for you to become enthusiastic about it, slow down. Worry less about results and more about experimenting until you build up skill. Whenever I try a new hobby, I strive to just try things out before building skills. This keeps me from getting frustrated and ensures the process is fun.

10. Leech Enthusiasm – Energy is contagious. If you spend time with someone who exudes passion about a subject, some of it will rub off on you. Seek out people who have the energy you want and get them to describe their motivation. Often it will point you to key information you had no idea could be so interesting.

11. Remove the Chains – Feeling forced into an activity is a sure way to kill any passion. Instead of flowing with the task, you rebel against it, making you miserable. Be aware of the consequences for not acting, but remove the feeling that you don’t have a choice. You always have a choice.

12. Tune the Challenge – For boring tasks, make them more difficult. For frustrating tasks, make them easier. This can be done by varying the speed or constraints you need to complete a task. Boring chores can be made more interesting by setting a time-limit. Frustrating assignments can be made easier by allowing yourself an awful first-draft instead of perfection.

13. Get instruction – Finding a teacher can give you the basic level of understanding necessary to enjoy an activity. Sometimes passion can be drained just by not knowing the basics.

14. Humble confidence – Confidence is necessary for passion, but arrogance can destroy it. Build a humble confidence where you believe in your abilities to handle the unknown, but you also have a great respect for it.

15. Focus Immediately – Look at the next immediate step. Don’t concern yourself over what needs to be done next month or next year if it overwhelms you. Focus on each step of the marathon, not how many miles you have left.

16. Play – If the process confuses or bothers you, just play with it. Don’t have a purpose until you can define one.

17. Eliminate – This one might not apply, but it is always good to use. If you really can’t enjoy something, find a way to eliminate it from your life. Don’t waste your time doing things you don’t enjoy. Either cultivate a passion or get rid of it.

10 Useful Secrets the Major Airlines Don?t Want You to Know

Written by Laura Milligan

Ironically, traveling by air is getting more and more inconvenient as overbooked flights, lost luggage, and pricey ticket sales become more common. Unfortunately, booking a flight is sometimes just plain necessary, a fact that airlines know all too well, allowing them to continue maximizing profits while we passengers often get stuck on the ground.

The following is a list of useful secrets that will help you find cheaper, better, more convenient ways to fly. Bon voyage!

  1. Rule 240: Understanding your rights according to Rule 240 is vital. This article from explains the ins and outs of Rule 240, which states “that if an airline [can’t] get you to your destination on time, it [is] required to put you on a competitor’s flight if it would get you there faster than your original airline’s next flight.” Some airlines, including Delta, “no longer make any mention of transporting passengers on other airlines in the event of a flight disruption,” so it’s in every passenger’s best interest to speak up.
  2. You can get better deals and schedules without buying directly from the airline. Sure, we all know about discount travel sites like and Orbitz, but matching a good deal with an ideal schedule and direct flight is sometimes tricky. Airlines often rely on travelers who can’t afford to waste time during long layovers and would rather shell out extra cash to keep them on schedule. There are alternatives, however. This article, from the Microsoft Small Business Center, suggests contacting a travel agent or even checking your newspaper for special deals. Agents “can have affiliate agreements with a large travel company that negotiates lower rates on their behalf,” and “often, tour operators will advertise ridiculously low fares and package deals in the Sunday travel section.”
  3. First class seats are available at coach prices. You may need to ask your travel agent to help you out with this tip, but it’s definitely worth it. According to San Diego’s, coach tickets can be booked under codes like YUPP, QUPP, or Z, which award ticketholders automatic upgrades to first class. How does it work? According to Rick Seaney, president of FareCompare, “a lot of times the YUPPs are matching some sort of low-cost carrier in a particular market.” According to the article, in 2006, a “round trip flight from Dallas to St. Louis on American Airlines, the YUPP fare is $278 – that’s nearly $1,500 cheaper than a regular seat in first class and more than a $1,000 less than the most expensive seat in coach.”
  4. Find out which days equal the cheapest tickets. According to Wendy Perrin’s The Perrin Post by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, “You’ll find cheaper fares and greater seat availability if you fly on a Saturday and return on a Tuesday, instead of going from Thursday to Sunday or Friday to Monday.”
  5. Take advantage of lesser-known airlines. The European and Asian travel markets are noticing a boom in the number of smaller, cheaper airlines. Ryanair and Easyjet are popular airlines that are just as safe and probably more efficient than their larger competitors. Book flights on Jetstar or Malaysia Airlines for Asian travel. You won’t be able to fly direct from the U.S. on some of these airlines, but once you’re abroad, they’re definitely the way to travel.
  6. Fly foreign. Air France hosts its on U.S. site, which features extremely reasonable prices for tickets from various cities in the United States. You’ll probably find cheaper fares by checking with your destination’s airlines rather than American ones. Just be sure you calculate the exchange rate, however, to avoid paying more than you had intended.
  7. Re-work your travel schedule. If you plan on flying to several different cities, either within the U.S. or abroad, arrange your travel schedule so that you’re always flying into the cheapest cities. Wendy Perrin suggests looking “into flying via Dublin instead of London” if you’re going to Europe. “Aer Lingus has cheap flights, and low-fare carriers fly from Dublin to many European cities.
  8. Make sure you understand refund policies. Airlines can be reluctant when it comes to passing out ticket refunds, so make sure you’re familiar with their policy before getting duped. The article “Airlines’ policies on refunds and changes” from the New York Times connects you to the refund policies of all major U.S. airlines, including American, Delta, Southwest, and United. The article is dated 2001, but the links should take you to the most updated information.
  9. Buy consolidated. To find cheap fares even at the last minute, buy your tickets from a consolidator. wikiHow publishes a thorough step-by-step guide with tips on buying from a consolidator, including planning on departing from larger cities and finding great international ticket deals.
  10. Schedule your departure from a larger city to avoid higher prices. If you leave near a city like Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, or Los Angeles, consider driving to those hub airports instead of departing from the regional airports in your hometown. You can save hundreds of dollars and will avoid the hassle of having to connect (or miss) your next flight. Read the list of U.S. hub airports here.

Now that you’ve got the inside information on these top airline secrets, you’ve got a better chance of saving lots of cash, flying in more comfortable seats, and avoiding some of the inconveniences of traveling with major airlines. We hope you enjoy your trip!

10 Tips to Improve Your Sex Life

Written by Jennifer Ricciardi

Your bed’s feeling a little too crowded. You kick out the dog. But it’s still crowded. What gives?

It’s time to examine your gut. You’re getting older, your metabolism’s slowing, your handles are growing… maybe your thighs jiggle and your hips shimmy when you shake your booty. All in all, you don’t feel, well, sexy anymore. If you’ve forgotten what the phrase “frisky devil” means, keep the Viagra at the doc’s office and make some of these easy changes to your health regimen (or just start a health regimen) to rev up your sex life.

1. OJ’s Not Just for Glove Wearin’

Vitamin C’s a perfect fit for boosting your pleasure. Popping a couple thousand milligrams a day will improve your blood flow (making for stiffer, longer erections for men and riper Tweety Birds for ladies); and this potent little antioxidant will also work hard to take down any free radicals that try to damage the cells in your private parts – C’s your own, personal sex brigade.

2. Couples Stretch

Stretching your muscles is great for increasing flexibility and helping you achieve some of those positions you’ve only been able to read about (what is “Skin the Cat,” anyway?). Stretching with your partner has the benefits of 1. learning more about each others’ bodies, 2. testing each others’ limits and developing deeper trust and 3. getting good visuals while you lengthen. Start off by trying this simple stretch for your hips and back: Sit cross-legged, facing each other; grab each other at the elbows; one of you leans back (while the other one supports); and hold it for 15-30 seconds. Switch. Now hop in bed and reap the benefits of your work!

3. Sunflower Seeds Aren’t Just For the Birds

Sprinkle these seeds on a salad or grab a handful as a snack and feel your energy soar. Sunflower seeds are packed with B1, an energy boosting vitamin. Energy boosting, as in more endurance in the sack. B1 is also responsible for making sure your nerves and muscles work together and for keeping your ticker strong – both essential bodily functions for crazy sex. Foods also high in B1: tuna, black beans, asparagus and spinach – ten bucks Olive Oyl was one satisfied ho’.

4. Go Nuts

Nuts are chock full of B3, a vitamin that aids in beauty, emotional stability and energy. B3 is one of those vitamins responsible for freeing the energy from your food so that it can be used by your body. For sex. High energy = good sex. B3 also increases blood flow (we love those hard-ons!), controls your blood sugar (because who wants to sleep with a moody monster?) and helps your nervous system function properly (so you can tingle all over). Enjoy these treats in moderation, as they’re also high in fat.

5. Throw out the Cow

Substitute your regular milk for soy and reap the benefits of this magical bean. Besides being high in B vitamins and good for your heart, soy helps the ladies get lubed up. Soy adheres to a woman’s estrogen receptors, which determine how much lubrication her vagina needs. A little more soy means a little more lube. You’ll make your man think he’s turning you on faster, giving him more confidence, and, dare we say, inspiration in bed.

6. The Reason they’re Red Hot

Add some spice to your day by enhancing your meals with chili peppers. Chili pepper’s another food to help your blood circulation and it also stimulates your nerve endings, making for more pleasure in your pounce.

7. Take a Walk

Even if you’re not a hardcore exercise fanatic, doing something as simple as walking two miles a day can improve your sex life. Besides making it easier for you to move around in bed, people who workout get hornier. An Italian study of men and ED showed that the more men exercised, the better their wangers performed – a simple walk cut any risk of ED by 70%. And they’re not alone, ladies. Some science types at UT Austin studied women pre and post exercise. After watching a porn flick, the physically active women had 169% greater blood flow to their vaginas compared to when they were inactive. Getting your heart pulsing gets the rest of you pulsing.

8. Throw out the Cow II

Next time you think of ordering a burger, think of ordering one made out of fish instead of beef. Fish is high in Omega 3, a nutrient otherwise missing from our American diets. Scientific evidence shows that it helps with brain function (making for smarter sex), staving off depression (making for happier sex) and improving cholesterol and blood circulation (making for mmmmmmmmmer sex). If you can’t bear to let go of your beef, try popping a pill; Omega 3 can also be found in your vitamin aisle.

9. Cut Down On the Booze

Almost everyone’s had the unfortunate experience of a not-so-hot night in bed after knocking back a few too many: She needed to fake orgasm because she just couldn’t get aroused and he, unfortunately, couldn’t fake orgasm so he had to face his limp willy. Face the sad, sad truth: You don’t recover from a hard night of partying like you used to. The longer you prolong the beginning of the end, the lonelier your own end will be. Take care of yourself now so you can take care of your partner later.

10. Masturbate

You hear it right: go to town on yourself! The better you know your body and the more in tune you are with your “feel good receptors,” the more you can help your partner bring you to that place of ecstasy. You know how your doctor recommends you exercise three to five times a week? Just add this onto your regular routine. (Except you might want to wait until you leave the gym.)

*11. Suck It Up

Since this isn’t as easy as popping a pill, we’ve listed it as our bonus tip: suck it up and lose that weight you’ve gained since college. You keep talking about it, whining about it – just do it. You’ll feel lighter, you’ll look better, your confidence will skyrocket and so will your sex life. Eat less, exercise more, cut out the carbs, stick to yellow food, count your calories… so many diet options out there guarantee that you (or your lover) will be harder. In so many ways.

38 sites to replace TV-Links

Written by Teddy

I thought that for the first entry in my blog I would post something that is usefull to other people rather than a boring intro about myself (maybe I’ll do that later hah!).

As we all know the nazi’s have grabbed the TV-Links owner on Thursday and have/are probably threatening him with all sorts of nasty things if he doesn’t admit he’s a terrorist. Really, shouldn’t the police be out stopping murderers and armed robbers rather than raiding some kid’s home for a website?

Anyway, I’ve decided to give a list of what i consider to be the best TV link sites around, that is, sites where you can go find your favorite episode of Lost, Buffy or 24. I simply don’t have the time to trawl through YouTube, DailyMotion or Guba for shows or movies so it’s a godsend that the sites below exist. The list below is just my personal favorites, I’m sure you have your own and if so let me know, the more sites the better! Anyway without further ado……

These guys are without a doubt my favorite and that’s saying something when I only found it a week ago. It’s basically a clone of tv-links but with a few nice additions. I love the way I can subscribe to any channel or show via RSS which makes it easier to keep track of my fav shows. At time of writing they have *14,712* tv episodes. The site is in beta right now but personally I haven’t come across 1 bug yet. The only drawback of this site is that the community is non-existent but I suppose that will change as the site becomes better known.

Alluc used to be so sloooowwwwwww but they seem to have upgraded their server and now theyre nippy as hell. They have a nice crowd there and you rarely get dead links as they’re on top.

**The rest below I won’t comment on because if I’m honest STC and Alluc gives me what I need so I don’t go need much else. If anyone would like to comment about the ones below though I would be happy to edit to show people’s thoughts.

Hope this helps some people, happy viewing!