08 May 2006

Total utter randomness

Edmunds tested popular ways of saving gas. The good news? You can run the a/c all you want. The bad news? You're going to have to stop driving like an idiot.

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From the WTF? file - a story about a guy who deliberately infects himself with hookworm to cure his asthma.

It works, but the story is not for the faint-hearted:

I became infested almost immediately, it must have been either the first or second day I spent walking barefoot through the latrines...Seeing me the locals would often get fairly aggressive, wondering what the hell a white guy was doing walking around barefoot in their toilets...An angry man with a machete when you are standing isolated and alone in such an alien place is trying...

It apparently also might work for Crohn's Disease or other auto-immune problems.

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I read this long article from the New Yorker about a guy who falls for the Nigerian Spam Scam. I thought I might learn why people do it. 5000 words later, I am still baffled.

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Speaking of people who are easily scammed - Nicole Kidman still loves Tom Cruise???

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From the "Day Late and a Dollar Short" file"
Zacharias Moussaoui says he's not guilty. Uh, dude, you shoulda thoughta that before the trial.

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First falling iceballs. Now, marauding chimps. More reasons to stay indoors.

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And finally, an ad for some talented artists in my neighborhood. I have the necklace with the little chips of irridescent glass and I have gotten more compliments on that than on any other jewelry I have ever worn. It is incredibly pretty in person.

5 comments:

wordgirl said...

So many items...so little time to address them. Still...Nicole feels kindly towards Cruise? WTF??? He totally blew her off? She's got Keith Urban now. Why look back?

cameo said...

yea, i read that thing about nicole too and was completely stupified. the effects of brainwashing..... and as for mossouuai, or how ever you spell it, WHATEVER!!!! i guess that whimper thing got to him a bit, no? and pretty jewelry.

Izzy said...

Ewww...the hookworms thing...ugh....nasty

But the necklaces are pretty :)

HeatherJ said...

Jeopardy could fire their research team and just hire you to come up with all the questions. I love your total utter randomness.

Plus a heart felt thanks for linking to the Edmunds study, my husband drives like a maniac and he says the AC wastes gas. Ah ha so there, I am proud of being a slow driver.

Kentucky Girl said...

Ooh! Those necklaces ARE beautiful! We have a lot of art glass studios here in my town. My favorite is Lindsay Art Glass. They make the prettiest necklaces and I ALWAYS get compliments. When I'm working again, I'm going to ask them to make me a large pendant to put on an omega chain.

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