Friday, August 31, 2012

80's Video Friday

If I had to pick, my favorite part of this video would be when he tosses him the giant Vegemite sandwich. Also worth mentioning – solid flute use in this song.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Cuppow

  Has anyone seen or used this awesome looking product?  The Cuppow looks like an amazing alternative to the ever terrible coffee travel mug and I'm guessing it would have prevented my disgraceful display on the train today.

This morning I committed the cardinal sin of the Chicago public transportation morning commute...

Monday, August 27, 2012

Urinals: Not just for the fellas anymore

    ... and it's about damn time.  Why should men be the only ones allowed to go #1 standing up.  Way to go, lady urinal inventor. Kudos to you.

This was taken from a post titled "9 Reasons Why Women Can Have it All" - a truly idiotic article.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tourist in my own city

   Have you ever spent a day being a tourist in the city you live in?  After being out of town weekend after weekend for friends' wonderful weddings all summer long, Whit and I thought it was about time for a little vacation in our own favorite city... Chicago.

Friday, August 10, 2012

80's Video Friday

This being Bearded Brain's 99th post, I thought this video was a good fit.  Enjoy!

While at a June 1982 concert by the Rolling Stones in West Berlin, Nena's guitarist Carlo Karges noticed that balloons were being released. As he watched them move toward the horizon, he noticed them shifting and changing shapes, where they looked like strange spacecraft (referred to in the German lyrics as a "UFO"). He thought about what might happen if they floated over the Berlin Wall to the Soviet sector.[1] The English (but not the German) version tells about two children who buy 99 balloons at a toy shop and release them into the air, where faulty radar equipment is unable to identify the balloons. The German version starts with the narrator stating he will tell of a story about 99 balloons. Both versions then continue much in the same way with the government immediately put their troops on red alert and scrambles fighter jets to intercept the balloons, which ultimately triggers a nuclear war. Although originally in German, no countries are ever named. In the apocalyptic aftermath, the song's narrator stands in the rubble of the city and finds a single remaining balloon. Thinking of the other child, he releases the balloon.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Hurdles 2012

If you have not downloaded the Google Chrome browser yet, they've just given you the perfect reason to.  This Hurdles 2012 game is both addictive and a great way to instantly get carpal tunnel syndrome.  My top score was 12.9.  Let's see what you can do!

UPDATE: 10.6 with 3 medals is my new high.

Friday, August 3, 2012

80's Video Friday

This is one of my all time favorite 80's videos. I can't hear this song without thinking about my 6 year old self spazzing out in my living room. "Gramps" Roberts, who was always ready to cut a rug, would never pass up an opportunity to join me in walking like an Egyptian.  Although, looking back on it, I think he might have just been way in to the hot lady rockers that were The Bangles and would bust out the dance moves so I didn’t change the channel.  Well played.

I apologize if the whistling from this video is stuck in your head all weekend.
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