Article Archive for April 2012

Hey Kids (& Adults) … Don’t Text & Drive, Also Don’t Text & Walk …
Posted in Gadgets on 27 April 2012
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You think if you don’t live in a big city, it’s okay to text and walk – you laugh and scoff at why you shouldn’t text & walk … Now, who’s not laughing and running from … BEEEAAAARRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or the equally deadly but not quite as fuzzy … Mall fountain!

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: Finn McMissile, Begin Life Again at Consolidators …
Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 27 April 2012
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When products don’t sell by a certain day to the big retailers (WM, Target, TRU, Kohl’s, Kmart, CVS, Walgreen’s, TakeFiveADay Cotton Candy-CARS Diecast Flea Market Cart, etc, etc …), they get “re-sold” to consolidators … so if you’re wondering where the X thousands of Finn McMissiles from Walmart are … So, if you want a […]

Hard to Believe: YouTube Only Turns 7
Posted in Internet on 26 April 2012
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Hard to believe YouTube has only been around since 2005 – it feels like it’s been around forever … this is THE FIRST video posted by one of the three co-founders … Good thing cats were discovered soon after – otherwise this YouTube thing might’ve gone nowhere … You can read more about this video […]

This May Not End Well: Roping & Mining Asteroids
Posted in Science on 26 April 2012
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“Planetary Resources Inc. intends on Tuesday to outline its plan to send an unmanned spacecraft to an asteroid and mine it for valuable metals and water that could be used in further space exploration or returned to earth.” There was also talk of bringing them in orbit with the moon … that should end well […]

Fun Pop Vinyl Sale At Entertainment Earth
Posted in Toys on 26 April 2012
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Buy 3 get 4th Free!

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 2: Maybe an MBA is Not Necessary …
Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 26 April 2012
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You may not need an MBA to put your finger on some problems with Mattel’s Disney Pixar CARS 2 line … This might require an army of marketing scientists … or can your 7-month old speak yet? It is beautiful … and what’s nice is it’ll stay a static display and not necessary to put […]

Fill Your Water Cup with Soda? Could Be a Felony …
Posted in Food on 25 April 2012
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Let this be a lesson to you kids … After filling a courtesy cup with soda Thursday at the McDonald’s soda fountain and then leaving the restaurant, Mark A. was arrested by Collier deputies and now faces a felony theft charge, a sheriff’s report shows. While his charge is petty theft, because of previous petty […]

San Diego Comic Con 2012: Pre-Paid Parking is Open
Posted in comics on 25 April 2012
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Only San Diego Comic Con is so popular, it offers/requires pre-paid parking … so if you have your badges/tix in hand and you’re ready, might as well pre-pay to the hotels and convention center (if it’s not already sold out). Keep in mind there are free shuttles so if the closest spots are sold out […]

Fun Things to Buy at the Neighborhood Clearance Store …
Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3 on 25 April 2012
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Not really Toys R Us …but if you still want a Gold Lightning McQueen … look for it at your local closeout store … maybe in 5 years, it’ll be worth as much as the Rollin’ Bowlin’ Mater game … But of course, you can find lots of other amusing items there … Maybe I […]

2,000 Words & Phrases “Invented” By William Shakespeare
Posted in History on 24 April 2012
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Well, it’s not clear that he actually invented all these 2,000 words and phrases but most of the earliest written examples are these are from his sonnets, plays, etc … here’s a cute 1-minute recap … You can find a nice list of words we still use everyday here … (including one of my favorite […]