Miss Pepper Pita Pepperidge

My wife LaRonda wrote this adorable poem about our cat, "Miss Pepper Pita Pepperidge," then paired the verses with pictures in this video. It's really quite charming--I'm not just saying that. It will give you a chuckle. Pepper, sometimes known as Pita, came to us...

Single moms are “breeding more criminals” ~ Rick Santorum

In Rick Santorum's own words: "We are seeing the fabric of this country fall apart, and it's falling apart because of single moms." "What we have is moms raising children in single-parent households simply breeding more criminals," ~ Rick Santorum Read more about Rick...

If assaulted ~ Don’t defend yourself with a knife

The illustration below graphs the percentage of assault victims that were injured while defending themselves with specific weapons. Not sure how reliable this data is, but if accurate it suggests some interesting conclusions. Offering NO resistance is safer than...

It’s not that we disagree…

https://twitter.com/bzupp/status/218798725336801281 I love this quote, and it's from me! It's not that we disagree. It's that we let different people do our thinking for us. Twitter / bzupp: It's not that we disagree..

How to Smash Glass Bottles Bare-Handed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77gWkl0ZUC8 The secret is to fill the bottle with non-carbonated liquid (water) AND leave some space at the top for air. Than slam your hand over the top (as in the video). If you do it right, the compression of the air will create...

“Great Recession” public assets land grab ~ Michael Hudson

I didn't plan on watching the whole talk by Economist Michael Hudson but, as an old MBA student, I couldn't let go. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZQqrxHGcoQ Hudson makes the argument that executives running the conventional banking system have created a false belief...

Pump Action Slingshot Pencil Launcher ~ Really?

Joerg Sprave's unbounded enthusiasm for slingshots is fun to watch. On his YouTube Slingshot Channel, you'll see him try out all sorts of clever types of slingshots, most that he's designed and crafted himself. This pump action slingshot pencil launcher is one of the...

The most vulgar character of all time…

The most vulgar character of all time... R2-D2 -- Because they bleeped out every word he said. Via The most vulgar character of all time... - Imgur and reddit

Unconcerned about your losing your right to privacy?

  Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to day. ~ Edward Snowden Add this quote, which is controversially attributed...

Breaking News ~ Some bullshit happening somewhere ~ The Onion

This video from The Onion totally nails how the media has "devolved" with the demands of the 24-hour news cycle. NSFW due to language--mostly the F-bomb...and of course "bullshit." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U4Ha9HQvMo

Dallas (Matherly) Fallert ~ Obituary

My Mother's best friend, Dallas (Matherly) Fallert, passed away. Dallas was a force of nature. With all her energy and enthusiasm, it's hard to imagine her gone. Together, she and my Mom got into a lot of mischief 😉 May she rest in peace...Below is her obituary from...

Long Way Round – Stereophonics

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman used the Stereophonics song Long Way Round (and variations) for their Long Way travel series. Warning: It's an earworm. Long way Round ~ Stereophonics Remember me my love, I'm the one you're dreaming of Going for a ride, I'll keep you...

OneRepublic – Counting Stars – Video/Lyrics

Where have I been?! Totally missed this brilliant OneRepublic tune. Counting Stars - OneRepublic Lately, I've been, I've been losing sleep Dreaming about the things that we could be But, baby, I've been, I've been praying hard Said, no more counting dollars, we'll be...

BALLiSTIC – Sci-Fi | Action short film by Film Riot

BALLiSTIC is a science fiction/action short film written & directed by Ryan Connolly. Set in the near future, BALLiSTIC drops viewers into a violent episode involving a young woman (played by Hannah Ward) being pursued by a "bunch of armed bad guys." Typical...