Thursday, June 22, 2006

Restoring memories

I am glad that I had the chance to volunteer down in Biloxi and in New Orleans last November. I was able to do this thanks to the donations from readers of the cool report. But once I returned I felt sort of...restless. I wanted to do more. But work and life and finances just don't allow it. So I started looking at other ways to help. I found a great site called Operation Photo Rescue.

The idea is simple. Insurance can replace your house or car, but not your memories. Countless photos were destroyed in the hurricanes. I remember throwing stacks of them to the curb as trash in the Nonth Ward. It was so sad. Each one was a glimpse into someones life. A graduation, a wedding, baby pictures. All gone.

So some volunteers decided to try and save what they could. They have made several trips to the Gulf Cost, collected thousands of photos, scanned them and have set up a system where graphic artists can download the damaged images, fix them in Photoshop, and upload them again for prints to be made. It's a great idea and if you know anyone with Photoshop skills, I encourage you to send them a link to the site.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

It would be funney if it weren't insane and sad...

Some of you may have heard me give the 30 second version of "What Scientology?". Upon hearing this, many of you say "What the....are you kidding me??"

No. I'm not kidding you. If you'd like a nice animated version click the image below.

This is not a joke. This 'church' is very popular among the Hollywood set and they rake in BILLIONS of dollars from their followers. The also have a long and ugly history that involves murder, terrorism, attack lawyers and more. Go check out for more info. But I warn you, you won't like what you see.

Earth Sandwich

We live in a time of wonder my friends. Once it was thought that if you dug straight down through the earth you would end up in China, where (it is assumed) you would be able to get some really good Chinese food. Of course we know this to be a myth. The Morlocks would get us long before we reached the Earths inner core of cottage cheese.

But thanks to GPS and advances in baking technology, we can now create The Earth Sandwich!

Thus prooving scientifically that some of our speciese has waaaaaay too much time on their hands.