The Electoral College! You vote, but then what? Discover how your individual vote contributes to the popular vote and your state’s electoral vote in different ways–and see how votes are counted on both state and national levels!
Casey Neistat, New York journalist & YouTuber, couldn’t pass up the opportunity to grab his bike & camera as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the city Tuesday. Starts out where you can still see the double yellow line down one of the Manhattan streets, but then traveling into the rising waters in NYC streets they see the sandbagged fronts of hotels & apartments with water rushing in a raging flood into the underground parking areas & apartments. Everywhere flashing red lights and barriers to traffic tunnels, bridges & subway entrances and the raging Atlantic waters churn to what water always seeks..the lowest possible level. They spent 4 hours biking in waters sometimes up to their handle bars in a rushing current where stranded automobiles & trapped apartment dwellers with no power helplessly watched, praying for Hurricane Sandy to pass.
The current joke making the rounds the past few days is that “Gangnam Style” is actually a rain dance, and judging by these bozos in the background of the reporters doing their Hurricane Sandy reporting, it looks like be just might be true! Are they actually the cause rather the the effect of Hurricane Sandy:)
Ahhh, Sunday morning at 2 a.m. this weekend, that wonderful day of the year we get that hour back we got shortchanged on this past March, and it’s proven statistically that the 2 times of year the time change happens, it does throw our body clock out of sync, and as a consequence, we’re more accident prone too for a couple of days while we reset our internal clock too! Best way to overcome that, sleep & sunshine! To find out who started this whole idea, what places don’t do it, and why we are still doing it, watch the video!
Rod Stewart puts all the rumors to rest as he sat down with Katie Couric on her daytime talk show this past week! Watch the video to find out if Rod was ever a gravedigger in a cemetery, rumors the rock legend once had a wild night at a gay bar with sailors in San Diego, being banned from all Holiday Inns for trashing too many rooms during their stays, singing solo in his first music class because he was so good, and would he choose soccer over sex & playing music.
How to Make a Flaming Pumpkin, Jack O Lantern. Great for Halloween parties etc. Design and carve the pumpkin out, then put a toilet roll inside and saturate with Kerosene, then set on fire. Should burn for a couple of hours and looks great! Tipping a bucket of water quickly into the top of the pumpkin put it out a treat for me, but the correct way to extinguish it would be to use either a foam, powder or a CO2 fire extinguisher, or throw a fire blanket over it. The creator of this video cautions, if you’re not confident about extinguishing a fire, maybe this experiment isn’t for you, but if you are going to try it make sure you do it in a safe and sensible place outside where nothing will catch fire. The flames will burn out with in a couple of hours. If you use less fuel it should burn out quicker.
BONUS HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN TUTORIAL BELOW! HOW TO CARVE A PUMPKIN WITH A GUN!
Hickok45 demonstrates the proper method for carving a pumpkin again this year with a gun! He also points out that guns also work very well as tree trimmers, lawn mower fixers, poetry props, etc., plus with a gun you wind up carving a face on both sides of the pumpkin as the bullets go straight through:) Make sure you practice extreme safety on this method where there’s no danger to people or animals with this crazy idea, just like the Flaming Pumpkin above!
You may have heard that you can now take your phone number with you when you move. Now a website, PHONESPELL, where you can enter a 6 to 10 digit phone number and they’ll show you what words and phrases your phone number spells to help you decide if you want to keep it! You can also enter the start of a phone number and see what words start with those digits, or enter some letters and see (and even dial) the corresponding number! Pretty cool! Just Click on this link to jump to the website
This is the scariest week of the year coming up, at least for pets! Because they never know how their owners are going to dress them up in costumes or outfits for their trick or treats on Halloween!
Is this a trick or treating whale dressed as a ghost? No, actually it’s a US Navy-trained beluga whale named NOC can imitate human speech. Handlers at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego heard some sort of conversational noises in 1984 coming from a tank containing whales and dolphins that sounded like people chatting. Researchers eventually realized the garble came from a captive male Beluga whale. In the years following, they recorded its spontaneous sounds while it was underwater and when it surfaced. An acoustic analysis revealed the human-like sounds were several octaves lower than typical whale calls. The research was published this past Monday in the scientific journal Current Biology.
How Fairy Tales Really End:)
Modern Family is the scariest movie you never saw. Fizbo the Clown terrorizes an innocent town in this mock horror movie trailer.
Gotta give this little guy an “A” for effort:)
The Los Angeles Times published online this time lapse video of the space shuttle Endeavour made its last journey a couple of weekends ago, traveling 12-miles on city streets from Los Angeles International Airport, through Inglewood, to the California Science Center in Exposition Park.
Most popular post of the past week on both my Facebook pages, personal & fan! It’s the well known Halloween “Cat-O-Lantern”!
You don’t have to go to the ends of the Earth to save the rainforest. Just Follow the Frog! Shop for Rainforest Alliance Certified products. The Rainforest Alliance is a nonprofit conservation organization that holds Charity Navigator’s highest rating of Four Stars! What’s behind the green frog seal? Only farms that meet rigorous sustainability criteria earn the right to use the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal. These criteria address all of the three pillars of sustainability — environmental protection, social equity and economic viability — and farms are evaluated by independent, third-party auditors.
Leave it to a cat to scare itself
Every dog has his day, and in this Brazilian YouTube Top 10 Guilty Dog compilation, these are the days these doggies wish they didn’t have when their human “best friends” caught them doing something they shouldn’t have:(
A Halloween light display on one Virginia home is uses the exploding “Gangnam Style” song set to twinkling lights as views on YouTube approach a million! The Leesburg, Virginia house features 8,500 bulbs with jack-o-lantern-like faces singing PSY’s “Gangnam Style”. Brandon Bullis set up the light display for his 3 children, ages 6, 10, & 12. It took about a year for Bullis to prepare the display with the help of computer programming from Light-O-Rama, & he didn’t decide to play “Gangnam Style” until recently. The house showcases a total of 13 songs and animations, including “Ghostbusters,” ”Monster Mash” & Marilyn Manson’s “This is Halloween.”
Meanwhile, CHARLI, the United States’ first full-size, autonomous humanoid robot. An alternate version of CHARLI, CHARLI-2, will be used by the U.S. Navy to fight fires and protect humans from other dangers. This 5-foot robot is also able to keep itself upright and even pick itself up again when it falls over. And before CHARLI-2 heads off to meet his new human shipmates in Virginia, CHARLI-2 has decided to bust a move to the music of Korea’s newest superstar, Psy. That’s right, a robot is dancing like a human who is dancing like a horse!
Halloween Trick Or Treat! As part of a promotional stunt, a technology company terrifies office workers by making it look and sound like the elevator floor was giving way beneath them with the LG’s new IPS monitors. Add the sounds of creaking, scraping metal, and the effect is enough to make someone take the stairs forever:)
Scary time of year, and another video from American violinist Lindsey Stirling with “Moon Trance”, with an obvious nod to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, from Lindsey who’s also a dancer, performance artist, and composer. She presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos,
Here’s your house you wanted to go to for trick or treats in Riverside, California, the Halloween Light Show – Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO. 4 singing pumpkin faces, tombstones, hand carved pumpkins, strobes, floods and thousands of lights, but the party isn’t rockin’ this year! Kevin Judd made his home an attraction for thousands from across the country who flocked to the house for the daily light show in the weeks preceding Halloween 2011. But this year, the party was shut down by an angry neighborhood Homeowners Association. Kevin Judd and his family were disappointed,”They didn’t even give me a chance to work it out with them and with my neighbors. We just got a letter in the mail addressed to the whole community outlining a new set of holiday rules that basically shut us down.”