Thursday, October 28, 2010

Buy, Rent or GET OUT!!!

About two-thirds of Americans would happily move into a haunted house, just as long as it means the landlord reduces the rent. The survey asked people if they would mind having a ghost as a roommate. One-third said nothing could motivate them -- "Not even a million bucks". About one-in-ten say they're already living in a haunted house.

But when asked if they'd move into a home with paranormal activity, around half said they'd only do it rent-free. Another quarter would ask the landlord to cut the rent in half. About the same percentage said all they'd need as enticement is a new flat-screen TV.

Queensryche Does The MASH

...The Monster Mash.

Just in time for Halloween, Queensryche have posted up their own version of Monster Mash.

This features vocalist Geoff Tate as The Mad Scientist, drummer Scott Rockenfield as Frankenstein, guitarist Michael Wilton as The Wolf Man, bassist Eddie Jackson as The Bride Of Frankenstein and guitarist Parker Lundgren as Dracula.


In case you're looking for something spooky to watch this Halloween weekend - besides the frightening amount of political ads that are flooding the airwaves... AHHH!

Everybody has a certain point of view when it comes to horror movies. Some like slasher pics, others like psychological thrillers. And, still others, love the classics.

According to the users of [Internet Movie Data Base] here are the top rated horror movies of all time:

  1. Psycho (1960)
  2. Alien (1979)
  3. The Shining (1980)
  4. Diabolique (1955)
  5. The Thing (1982)
  6. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
  7. The Exorcist (1973)
  8. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  9. Frankenstein (1931)
  10. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
  11. Faust (1926)
  12. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
  13. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  14. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
  15. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  16. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  17. Ghost Stories (1964)
  18. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  19. Onibaba (1964)
  20. Shaun of the Dead (2004)


After spending many hours carving my pumpkin last night I am amazed by the method Hickok45 uses in this how to "carve" a pumpkin video.

"Forget everything you ever learned about how to carve a Jack-O-Lantern." This is how outdoorsy YouTube user Hickok45 starts this hilarious video tutorial on how to carve a pumpkin by shooting it. Just don't forget the part where you cut off the top and scoop out the seeds -- he did that in preparation for the lesson (probably also with a gun).

As is tradition, you might have thought the whole "carving the pumpkin" part was what made Jack-O-Lantern making such a hoot, but it's 2010. We have way more exciting and efficient ways of carving our pumpkins now, like with guns! Yeah, you probably shouldn't try this at home.


Paper products giant Kimberly-Clark said the first "tube free" toilet paper is on its way to stores in the Northeast United States.

The Irving company said Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper will be available Monday at Sam's Club and Walmart stores across the Northeast, and the brand may go global if sales are high, USA Today reported Wednesday.

Kimberly-Clark said the technology may also be adapted to its paper towel brands if the toilet paper is successful.

The company estimated 17 billion toilet paper tubes are produced each year in the United States, creating about 160 million pounds of garbage.

"We found a way to bring innovation to a category as mature as bath tissue," said Doug Daniels, brand manager at Kimberly-Clark.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hellooooo Newman!

The check might be in the mail, but the mail is in the woods.

A man is accused of dumping three pallets worth of 32,000 pieces of mail enroute to a U.S. Postal Service facility.

The driver for a postal contractor dumped off the mail in a wooded area. He told investigators that he was having some personal issues and had been drinking that night. He said he was planning on coming back and delivering the pallets another time.

The man was charged with "desertion of mails."

Walk This Way... To A Museum

The device that changed forever how we listen to–and transport–music is about to become a museum relic in Japan.

Sony has announced that it ceased production in Japan of the iconic, revolutionary personal cassette tape player in April, and when those supplies run out, that will be the end of the concert.

The pocket-sized stereo was a revelation and a runaway hit shortly after its debut in July 1979, when it transformed the very way music is enjoyed. Prior to its introduction, record players and large portable stereos were the standard equipment for playback–not exactly the utmost in on-the-go convenience, although bell-bottom-clad hipsters could often be spotted grooving down the street with a “boom box” hoisted onto one shoulder.

According to a story in PC Magazine, Sony has sold some 220 million Walkman units in 30 years, but sales in Japan have declined steadily over nearly the same period. Demand for the old analog technology has all but vanished in the digital music era.