Saturday, July 30, 2011

Visualizing The U.S. Debt

Click the image above to see the entire visualization - it's pretty impressive, and depressing at the same time..


World Air Traffic a 24-hour period:

And here's the United States version, also in one day:


Starting Him Early


Nap Time


Meanwhile, In Australia

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Good Kid


Hmm.. What kind of message is it gonna send to the first kid who was upset in the first place - once he finds out the other kid was given an autographed bat?? They should've kept it simple, and given him a ball as well. Maybe an autographed ball. Good story though! These two kids will probably be friends for life now.

Sounds Like A Plan!


You Are Not As Cool As This Dog


It's About Time!


Alex & Liam Do WalMart


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Are You Kidding Me?

For just under $1 million, one clearly determined eBay bidder has secured what an online ad termed “possibly the most frightening mask on the planet” – of Casey Anthony.

The latex mask bearing an uncanny resemblance to Anthony is one of nine created for a parody video, and it generated 105 bids before the auction deadline closed Wednesday.

The seller described the mask as “one of the best Halloween masks I've ever seen”.

This one is in excellent condition and it is numbered 6 of 9. I kept one for myself because I know these will be priceless. A significant piece of crime history. No matter what your opinion of the trial is, this is still one heck of a conversation piece.

The winning bidder pledged to pay $999,900 for the item.


Thank You, Don!


Keep on comin'!

The Truth About The National Debt & The Last Decade

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Tiger Woods' New Personal Practice Facility

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There are new pics of Tiger's new practice facility in Florida. Yahoo states that they found this news and these pictures from his blog, but the only article at his blog that I can find regarding the new practice facility was published March 7th. So Yahoo and I both are 4 months behind, I guess.

Says he: "I'm light years ahead of where I was at the end of last summer. The biggest thing is understanding what shot to hit and how to adjust my ball flight. Thanks to Sean Foley, I have a much deeper understanding of how to do this than ever before.

When will I win again? Whenever it happens, it happens. I'm just going to keep trying to progress.

Pretty soon, I'll be moving into my new home in Jupiter, Fla. I'm excited about that and even more excited about my new practice facility. It's phenomenal. Working with my team, I designed the short-game facility and oversaw its construction. It features four greens, six bunkers with different depths and kinds of sand, a video center and a putting studio. If no wind is blowing, the longest club I can hit is a 7-iron. It's also set up so I can hit shots out of my second-story studio."
(Tiger's Blog)

Nevertheless, here is Yahoo's article with a bunch more images of every man's dream backyard.

4th Grade Relationships Are Serious Stuff these Days


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Perfect Case For Complete Instant Replay Review in MLB

OK I've watched this video over and over and over and it appears to me that there is no one in the world who had a better look at this play than umpire Jerry Meals.


With runners on second and third with one out, Braves pitcher Scott Proctor chopped a ball to third baseman Pedro Alvarez who threw home to catcher Michael McKenry who swiped a tag across the leg of the Julio Lugo.

Meals called Lugo safe and the Braves won 4-3 after six hours and 10 minutes. McKenry yelled at Meals, "I got him." Pirates manager Clint Hurdle rushed from the dugout to complain. The call has ignited debate about instant replay and prompted the Pirates to file a complaint with Major League Baseball.
(USA Today)

I don't know. The throw beat him by a mile. The issue is whether Meals saw a tag or not. It looks as if he may have missed the first swipe on the knee, but even had a second chance further up, a millisecond later, on the back of the arm. Some of the clips I've watched have a slow-motion segment that shows each possibility in a little more clarity, but no camera angle I've seen has shown me definitive proof that there was a tag. I guess the only two people who really know are McKenry and Lugo.

Nevertheless, here is umpire Jerry Meals' post-game statement: "McKenry caught the ball and made a swipe-tag attempt at Lugo sliding. I did not see any tag. After that I ruled him safe. [But] after coming into the locker room, I reviewed the incident through our videos we have in here, and after seeing a few of them on one particular replay, I was able to see that Lugo's pant leg moved ever so slightly when the swipe-tag was attempted by McKenry. That's telling me I was incorrect in my decision, and he should have been ruled out, not safe." (USA Today)

This is why you utilize instant replay whenever you can. The call was questionable, and upon a first review my any average viewer, it's fair to say that an official review would have been warranted. More so the call itself was a crucial call - much like those in the last 2-minutes of an NBA game and NFL games. C'mon MLB, get with the program, and follow suit!!

Full USA Today article here..

The Hanger Chair

by Joey Zeledón


One more from the "Why Didn't I Think Of That" file.. Not sure how it would be to sit in, but it absolutely provides a great place to put all those hangers you never seem to have room for.

More pics / Joey Z at coroflot

I Can Totally See Mine Doing This

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Tetris - Every Time


Monday, July 25, 2011

Ten Intriguing Storylines Now That Football Is Back

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First of all, take 3 seconds, and in the name of NFL Football, : Click Here!

Now that the lockout is over and training camps are set to begin, we can officially talk about some of the questions that all fans are asking. Here’s a look at some of the top storylines heading into the 2011 NFL season:

Will the Packers suffer a Super Bowl hangover?
The Packers are built to have an extended run as title contenders. The team has one of the deepest and most talented rosters in the league. Their surplus of talent allowed them to overcome losing 15 players to injured reserve on their way toward winning Super Bowl XLV. The return of those players is one of the reasons the Packers are poised to make another run.

The spate of injuries allowed several young players - James Starks, Sam Shields and Desmond Bishop - to get on the field, and their surprising emergence only fortifies the Packers' roster. The team will benefit from the return of Jermichael Finley, Morgan Burnett, Ryan Grant, and Nick Barnett. If Mike McCarthy can keep his team motivated to handle the challenges of taking everyone's best shot, then there is no reason the Packers shouldn't repeat as world champions. -- Bucky Brooks

Are the Jets contenders or poseurs?
The Jets are legitimate contenders under Rex Ryan. They have advanced to the AFC title game in each of his first two seasons. Led by a hard-hitting defense that matches Ryan's swagger and bravado, the Jets bludgeon opponents with an intensity and toughness that forces them to wilt under pressure. They took a step back statistically, but their dominance returned in big games, especially in the playoffs.

Offensively, the Jets also have the pieces in place. Their running game has ranked among the best in the league, and they have a potent passing game led by an emerging big-game performer in Mark Sanchez. He has shown flashes of being clutch in the postseason, and that will eventually translate into championship success. Ryan is full of bravado and bluster and has assembled a team that has the ability to back up his bodacious claims. -- Bucky Brooks

Ready to be an icon and entertain?
Invoking the name Cam Newton gets a reaction, often strong. I've yet to talk with anyone who is neutral about the Panthers rookie QB and top-overall pick. So how will he do as a rookie?

All rookie QBs in this lockout-affected offseason will struggle. Without minicamps and OTAs and the ability to get coached on a daily basis, it would seem that it's folly to expect any rookie QB (and that includes Jake Locker, Christian Ponder, Blaine Gabbert, and Andy Dalton) to have the type of debut experienced by the likes of Matt Ryan, Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez, Matthew Stafford, and Josh Freeman. But I do remember that Vince Young had a stellar debut, and he did it using his arm and his legs. Expect Newton to try to follow a similar blueprint, and look for any successes that he has to occur in the second half of the season. -- Charles Davis

Romo: Super Bowl or bust?
Several teams could do worse than Tony Romo at quarterback. Like the Cowboys.

Jon Kitna stepped in admirably after Romo’s collarbone injury, but Romo is the guy - at least in the immediate future - to get Dallas to the Super Bowl. But the grace period is over. His stats are better than adequate. Now it’s time to take the big step. Romo has all the toys he needs, and the line is being re-tooled. The defense that crumpled last season remains a question, but new coordinator Rob Ryan could provide some answers.

Romo’s leadership has come into question, which isn't good on a team that needs a leader. DeMarcus Ware said Romo has stepped up as more of a leader this offseason. We’ll see if that carries over. This might not be a do-or-die season for Romo, but time is running out. -- Steve Wyche

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