If you hate having birds on the roof of your house you can buy the Bird B Gone Solar Powered Repeller. As long as the sun's shining on it the propeller will continously move. It also comes with rechargeable batteries so you can use it at night. You can buy one here:
As promised, here's another step forward thanks to technology. The only problem is I am not sure what ON and OFF really mean. When you fill the empty cup with hot liquid (coffee?), it changes from OFF to ON. Does that mean you are now ON caffeine, maybe as encouragement to co-workers to let you do the work? Do you have a better interpretation?
Here's the link if you want to buy the mug -- check out the dry erase clock!!
There are several excellent versions of this song on YouTube, but the reason I like this one is that the elements pop-up and get placed in the periodic table, as well the "unknown elements" at the end. There is even a list of the elements which are missing from the song. It's a great day when you can be entertained and learn something at the same time!!
Here's another version -- there's no list at the end, but a clever placement of the unknown elements with the tag at the end of the song -- vote for which one you like best!!
I'm not sure why I like the somgs of Tom Lehrer so much; it may be the humor, but I think it's because he is so clever. Check out the irreverent "Vatican Rag", the disturbing "Masochism Tango", the intriguing "I Got It From Agnes", and enjoy the end of the world by nuclear annihilation in "We'll All Go Together When We Go."
Paul Di Filippo
Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.
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