Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Pimp My Bathroom

It's Valentine's Day next week, so without fail, all of the jewelry stores are out with their commercials. One of them, Kay Jewelers has their increasingly-annoying "every kiss begins with Kay" slogan. (Not since, "Oooooooooooh, that's Jared!" has a jewelry store been so annoying) My wife pointed out that every kick begins (and ends!) with Kay as well. Food for thought, guys, if you're out shopping.

"Here's a diamond, sweetie." (Doubles over in pain.) "Here's another one..."

This week's theme:
Trekkie music videos

Star Trek... meet Rocky Horror Picture Show

On to the news:

More about mini-pigs
(A wedding?)

Man deposits marijuana at a bank
(Must have been good stuff)

Quote of the day:

"The average person spends 11,862 hours in the bathroom, which equals one year, four months and five days in a lifetime... a toilet should be the most wonderful location in your home." -- Steven Pollyea, vice president of marketing for Roto-Rooter plumbing on the company's new "pimped out" john.

America, we've finally gotten to "Pimp My Bathroom."

Bright, shiny objects:

Selling dental health using the world's oldest advertising technique
(Think of it as an ode to a certain pearly white substance)

Learn Dutch, the easy way
(Part Five!)

Today's random "next blog":

Usually, I don't post political blogs
(But it's Canadian politics, so it doesn't count)

Today's strange anniversary:

February 7, 1936 -- A flag is authorized for the Vice President. You didn't know that D-Chains had his own flag, eh?

Fun fact of the day:

How do gun silencers work?
(Straight dope knows everything!)

And finally:

NASA today said that in light of the recent diaper-clad astronaut stalker woman story, they'll be re-vamping their psychological assessments to try to screen these folks out and they'll be looking into her past to see if there were any warning signs which they should have noticed. I teach classes in psychology, and one of my favorite activities to do with the class is to have them imagine that they've all just been arrested on national television for double murder or some other big crime. Then, I encourage them to take a look into their own lives and come up with all the "reasons that we should have known." Everyone has things in their past that qualify as "warning signs." This kind of post hoc ergo propter hoc thinking will end up with a bunch of wild theories that people will believe completely, and then I will no doubt have to explain why they aren't true. Here's to job security!

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