June 24, 2005

Blue Book Shotgun

Ezekiel saw a link.
This is the link he said he saw.
These are links that people say they are seeing now.
Are they proof that we are being visited by civilizations from other stars?
Or just what are they?
The Aces Full of Links team began an investigation of this high strangeness in a search for the truth.
What you are about to see is part of that 20 year search.

  • Terminator - The Greatest Action Story Ever Told (video, fun, funny, humor, parody)
    • What if the Terminator were sent back to biblical times? A Mad TV skit. (in WMV format)
  • Sveers (fun, games)
    • It's Simon on steroids, mixed with Breakout.
  • Katie Holmes' Missing Days (funny, news, weird, celebrities)
    • Funny theory about Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise: She was kidnapped for 16 days and brainwashed to marry Tom Cruise and become a Scientologist. Yeah it's FOX news, but it made me laugh.
  • PeanutButterWiki (diy, wiki, free)
    • Want a wiki? They'll create one for you in seconds and host it for free. It will be a pbWiki. I like hosting my own, but this might be fun for playing around.
  • … All Your Base Rhapsody (animation, funny, parody, webtainment)
    • Queen's classic mashed up with Zero Wing. You have no chance to survive, make your time.
  • Tom Cruise Kills Oprah (funny, video, starwars)
    • Who knew that Tom Cruise had the power of Force Lightning. Awesome.
  • REJECTED 'LOVE IS..' COMICS (cartoon, funny, humor, weird, parody)
    • Remember those "Love Is…" comics from the 60's and 70's? Someone takes aim at them and scores with some rude and crude parodies.
  • Heli Attack 2 - Miniclip.com (flash, games, fun)
    • This is the second game in the heliAttack series. It's my favorite, but I haven't really played 3 much yet.
  • Heli Attack 3 - Miniclip.com (flash, fun, game)
    • The third version of heliAttack. Personally, heliAttack 2 is my favorite.
  • heliAttack (games, fun, flash)
    • The original heliAttack. After posting a link to heliAttack 2 a long while ago, you wouldn't believe how many hits I get from people loopking for this - the original. I know because I also get emails.
  • Hold Your Drink ( flash, game, fun)
    • Help this guy not to spill his drink
  • Smell of Grapefruit Helps Women Look Younger (news, science, sex)
    • That's right. Grapefruit scents make men subtract 6 years from your perceived age. According to this, anyhow.
  • FileFront (backup, free, hosting)
    • Need to upload some files where other people can get them, butr you don't have a server of your own? Let Filefront host your files for free.
  • Overcoming Procrastination Through the Pull Method (gtd, organization, productivity, reading)
    • Interesting, but not all that detailed or comprehensive. What I like about this is the first idea: that procrastination is not about being lazy. That approach has never seemed to help me with my procrastination. Rather, it's about a number of other things
  • www.3wish.com (flash, funny, game, animation)
    • Funny flash click-around adventure. Escape from the clutches of abducting aliens!
  • CommonTunes - a community directory of freely available music (free, mp3, music)
    • A place to download music legally, because it's all free music!
  • Surprising Expiration Dates (tips, drink, food)
    • Did you know bleach really only is good for 3-6 months? I didn't. Here are some surprising expiraiton dates on household items.
  • How to Lose Friends and Alienate People With Email - Pt. 1 (email, articles, productivity, writing)
    • As if we all don't know how to do this already. But here's help at it!
  • www.threadbared.com (humor, blog, funny)
    • Bad sewing patterns and crafts from the days of yore.
  • Homemade Baby Wipes (diy, tricks, parenting)
    • Why pay through the nose when you can make these yourself? I want to know how to make them smell lemony.
Posted by James at June 24, 2005 7:49 AM
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I was just reading about this exact thing (homemade baby wipes)in 1 of the baby books I bought for my brother and his fiance.

I don't know how gentle Dr.Bronner's castile soap is, or how gentle baby soap needs to be for that matter, but they make a lemon scented one. Their baby formulas only come in unscented or aloe.

I hope I make a good aunt. Luckily, I have several months to work on it.

Posted by: Sharon at June 24, 2005 10:00 AM

Heh. Who knew laundry detergent, dish soap and hair gel expired? Not me! I never stopped to think how old that stuff was. I guess I have some clearing out to do.

Posted by: Sharon at June 24, 2005 10:09 AM

Expiration is somewhat of a fuzzy concept as well. For instance, bleach may be "less effective" after a year, but might still be strong enough to cause serious havoc on your favorite T-shirt if you should have an accidental spill.

Posted by: James at June 24, 2005 10:35 AM

I wouldn't worry too much about expiration dates unless its a food or drug product. An 80% bleach solutions going to work just as well as a 100% bleach solution. Is the shampoo still cleaning your hair? Chances are old shampoo isn't going to hurt you in any way just not work as well as it did brand new.

Even drugs and food can safely be used beyond their expiries. the question is how much beyond. In the case of food and drugs you could be hurt by some of the byproducts of breakdown. I would have no problem taking Advil 2 years beyond it's expiry. I just wouldn't expect it to work as well.

Posted by: B.O.B.(bob) at June 24, 2005 10:41 AM

I dunno, BOB. I'm pretty sure that we're using the current president beyond his expiration date, and that's definitely no good.

I could have sworn that crappy presidents have an expiry date of 4 years.

Posted by: James at June 24, 2005 10:59 AM

Dr. B's Castile soap is made from olive oil (I believe) and thus should be pretty mild.

Sometimes you find castile soap that's made from coconut oil instead (Kirk's Castile). That is a lot harsher.

Dilute! Dilute! OK!!

Posted by: Julie at June 24, 2005 11:30 AM

I remember reading about Dr. Bronner's soap long before I ever saw a bottle. It was in one of those weird "Big Secrets" books I used to read, because they were intrigued by the odd writing on the label.

Later, I encountered one of the bottles of soap in a store (EMS?) and had fun reading what seemed like rantings. But most of it was really good natured stuff about togetherness and humankind.

In any case, now I want to get myself some of the lemon soap and try making my own moist wipes. Just for the fun of it. We don't have babies anymore, but we do use hand wipes all the time when other hand washing is not convenient. (They're an essential item in my car's readiness pack, especially useful when you have to clean your hands after touching engine parts or whatever and you're not near a restroom.)

Posted by: James at June 24, 2005 12:01 PM

Now I remember! I read that stuff in a Straight Dope book.

You can also visit the company's website.

Posted by: James at June 24, 2005 12:02 PM

BTW - if Katie Holmes wears grapefruit-scented body oil, will Tom Cruise be arrested?

A puzzler.

Posted by: James at June 24, 2005 12:04 PM

I believe Katie H. is 26, so she'd still be legal in every state. However, Tom Cruise will always be annoying.

Posted by: Julie at June 24, 2005 12:32 PM

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