In this day and age a large number of people, strangers, pulling together to give the gift of joy to a dying child could, unfortunately, be called weird. But that's just what happened in Seattle Thursday. Police from three area departments, the Seattle Sounders, Puget Sound Electric and employees, the Space Needle and employees, a Seattle city councilwoman, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and many others, I'm sure, pulled together to make 13 year old Erik Martin's wish come true in a big way. Check the link for details and more pictures. ,
Why can't SpongeBob be as upfront about his nicotine addiction as Fred and Barney? (Note: I created this post prior to its release days ago--and then Boing-Boing scooped me! Oh, well, great minds and all that...)
A rather creepy looking 21 foot tall baby, built by the special effects team that brought us 'Alien vs Predator', is on display at the Shanghai Expo 2010. Migelin, as the giant robot is called, is electronically animated so it moves and blinks making it even creepier. The first link is to the story, the second link is to the page with two video clips and two pictures of Miguelin. I am reminded of a Jeff Goldblum quote from 'Jurrasic Park, 'You were so obsessed whether you could do it that you didn't ask yourself if you should do it.'
A German fellow took exception to having his power turned off for non-payment so he came up with a way to get free electricity. The man attached a cable to a meat hook which he threw on a power transmission line. He ran the cable to his home and...IT WORKED! Of course when an employee of the power company found the meat hook power line it was taken down and the company stressed how dangerous this was to do. Sure, they would say that, but it did work.
Disclaimer: kids don't try this at home!
(This means you, guys!)
Drugs like Viagra and Cialis will get you to the party, but what if your trouble is how long you are able stay? Priligy a new, and in fact the only, medication to address premature ejaculation will be released in the UK tomorrow. While $126 for three pills is a bit steep I'm pretty sure most girlfriends will chip in for this one. No word on how soon we can expect to see it here, but since its for such an important malady it will probably get pushed through pretty quickly.