Monthly Archives: September 2010

Freelance Friending

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Before I begin, I’ll admit I’m guilty of friending people I don’t really know. I may know of them, have met them, or even interacted with them (albeit online), but what constitutes a friend request? To help put this into perspective, I decided to arrange all types of people in rank-order of knowingness from least to most. 1. Strangers People we don’t know whatsoever. 2. Unknown Twitter followers People we don’t know, but who want to know what we’re tweeting. 3. Acquaintances People we’ve met in passing. 4. Stalkers People we’re familiar with, because we constantly see them watching us from afar. 5. Known Twitter followers People we’re familiar with who are interested in what we’re tweeting. 6. Pending Facebook requests People we’re not quite ready to give access to our videos, photos, notes, status updates, and friends. 7. Facebook buddies People we’ve allowed to access some of our videos, photos, notes, status updates and friends – think privacy settings….

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Women Like Good Dancers

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In addition to really, really, ridiculously good looks, research has revealed that all the single ladies are also attracted to men who can dance really, really well. In addition to positive attention from the opposite sex, dancing men usually receive a decent amount of snarky criticisms and challenging glares from nearby males, (A.K.A “haters”). ♂: Put on your dancing shoes and take notes… This is what not to do: This is what to do: NPR has the full story on attracting women with your smooth moves.

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Make Some [Nature] Noise

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Arrived to work early this morning for a meeting, (difficult enough in its own right), but especially so in the rain, because Texans transform into Sunday drivers when clouds spit. I was early so I did some freelance browsing while I waited and found something fun. After playing with it for a few minutes, I left for the meeting. A little over 30 minutes later I returned to a closed door. I did not shut my door, so this arouse my suspicions. Apparently, someone was not fond of the flailing loon I left looping on my laptop. Relax, relieve some stress, or just freak out your entire office (like me). Setup a soundtrack for your nine-to-five at: naturesoundsfor.me.

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Grossly Strong

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Earth’s strongest creature meets its mate in a pile of shit. Talk about a turnoff. It is estimated that the appropriately named dung beetle, or Onthophagus taurus, can pull 1,141 times its own weight. Mind boggling. Why would anything need to pull that many times its own weight? Female dung beetles will burrow into a pile of excrement and wait for a horny male looking to mate, (see photo). The male will then crawl down her poop canal in order to proposition her. What if another male is encountered on the way down the shit shaft? The outermost dung beetle will try and pull his competition from the brown tunnel of love. Gross. Hence the term “start some shit.”1 Smell ya later. 1 Not actually how that term was derived.

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