April 28, 2006

Banana Nightmare Shotgun

That house might (or might not) be familiar to you. One thing is for sure, its not a familiar angle. I whipped up our house in SketchUp last night (partly for fun and partly to help us plan a new deck). The model isn’t done, but it’s close. House blueprints came in very handy.
  • Napkin Folding Instructions: How to fold napkins, step by step (origami, fun, howto)
    • Fold napkins like the pros.
  • Google SketchUp (free) (free, google, graphics, software, tools)
    • Google uploads a versatile 3D modeling and rendering program for free! I can see my house from here.
  • Harlan McCraney: Presidential Speechologist (bush, funny, humor, politics, video)
    • Fake documentary about the guy — nay, the genius behind Bush speeches.
  • Code Monkey (music, humor, programming, mp3)
    • Code monkey like Fritos. Code monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew. A funny song for code monkeys in the audience.
  • I want a Freeware Utility to … 450+ common problems solved (tools, computers, tips, free, windows)
    • Do you want a free utility for some purpose? Your solution may be on this list.
  • COLOR box (educational, game, art, javascript)
    • This neat little Javascript game teaches you color theory. Kind of. Color theory meets Tetris.
  • The Atheist’s Nightmare (atheism, funny, video, religion)
    • Behold the atheist’s nightmare: the banana. That’s it, this proves that all atheists are not banana eaters. Or something. If Kirk Cameron endorses it, I accept it! Actually, if I didn’t know better, I’d think this was a parody of really bad argument. With a banana.
  • Five things likely to make you happier in the short term - Paul’s tips (health, lifehacks, article, tricks)
    • Want to be a little bit happier? Try one of these things. Simple advice, but it only works if you follow it. Don’t bother clicking unless you’re willing to promise yourself to do one of these things.
  • The Past is Over - Child Speechwriters for Bush (funny, politics, parody, humor, audio)
    • What if kids wrote speeches for President Bush, and then a Bush impersonator read them? This is the result. The first three on this page are hilarious.

Weight is at 175. I’m looking for a new way to host my calorie and weight spreadsheet online. I ran out of room at NumSum.

Posted by James at April 28, 2006 10:34 AM
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The only other online spreadsheet I've seen is iRows. I haven't tried it myself, though.

Posted by: Mike at April 28, 2006 4:27 PM

I'm sorry, but that Atheist's nightmare video was the most sexual tension I've seen on screen in a long time. That was horribl...y funny.

Posted by: Derek at April 29, 2006 4:30 PM

Don't be sorry - I thought so, too.

The banana is perfectly compatible with the human body? Hmmm. What animals like bananas...? I think he just proved we descended from monkeys!*

I would not want these two as my spokespeople.

To pick on one of the myriad stupidities: Did you see how he keeps calling the stem of the banana the "top?" I guess this guy has never actually seen almighty God's well-designed banana tree. Hey, bonehead: try opening a slightly underripe banana from the actual top. See how far you get. But I guess admitting that you have to open it from the bottom goes against "if it sounds simple enough it must be true" logic.

I take back that monkey comment above. I think this video proves that some people evolved from strawmen.

(* Yes, I know apes aren't monkeys. It was a joke.)

Posted by: James at April 29, 2006 5:23 PM

Holy crap, that's Kirk Cameron!

"In fact, I have a banana up my bum right now. Isn't that right, Kirk?"

That snow covered hill in the background looks like the cloud covered atmosphere of a planet that's about to crash into the one these two nutjobs inhabit.

Posted by: Mike L. at April 29, 2006 8:54 PM

That was too funny! My favorite moment was when he made the face to demonstrate how perfect the banana is for the human anatomy.

From Kirk's reaction, though, I'm wondering if this was like a Mad TV or something like that. He looks like he is cracking up over this.

Color Box was really cool but too easy on the easy level and impossible on the hard level.

Showed "Code Monkey" to some friends. You may get a few new hits based on that.

Posted by: briwei at May 1, 2006 2:31 PM

That Kirk Cameron thing is for real.

From wikipedia:

Currently, Cameron partners with evangelist Ray Comfort in training Christians in evangelism. The two have a ministry together called The Way of the Master, which includes a television/video series whose primary aim is to show Christians how to share their faith "simply, effectively, Biblically ... the way Jesus did" [1]. In the series Cameron and Comfort conduct interviews with a variety of people. The two also conduct a live daily radio show with Minnesota talk show host Todd Friel.

It's a real show. Also, check out his ministry:

Posted by: James at May 1, 2006 2:40 PM

Additionally, that is just one small, amusing clip from a longer show (I seem to have lost the full-length link). THe show is so full of wrong informaiton and logical fallacies that it is extremely difficult to watch. You can get through about half of it by ridiculing it, but I found it to be too much after that.

Posted by: James at May 1, 2006 2:45 PM

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