11/28/2008 05:49:00 PM

Tetris just got way cooler

No longer is Tetris disobedient to the laws of physics! My dad introduced me to this radical game where you try to build the tallest tower possible out of 99 Tetris pieces that are subject to gravity and momentum. (To keep the idle online chatting of idiots from distracting you from your game, just click on the high scores tab.)

11/26/2008 09:11:00 PM

Incredible Robotics

These robots are so lifelike they border on creepy. Check out the videos. BigDog is probably the most mindblowing.

11/25/2008 10:18:00 PM

One of those things you hope you never have to use

A Bed Bath and Beyond catalog recently brought this fascinating device for personal back shaving to my attention. To be honest, I was amazed that the web site wasn't someone's geocities page.

11/24/2008 08:42:00 PM

Dancing just got a whole lot better

I might actually enjoy dancing if I could learn this one.

11/22/2008 02:43:00 PM

Farting will get you sent to jail

A hard lesson which we all have to learn at some point in our lives...

11/22/2008 02:27:00 AM

Some fine manscaping

Over at Schick's website they have a pretty awesome and innovative way to upload a photo of yourself (or anyone, really) and see how amazing you would look with various facial hair styles. Do yourself a favor and check out how hot you could be with a handlebar mustache. Then do it with a picture of a girl you know. Not only does it give you a preview of outrageous beard options, it generates a customizable animated portrait that can do some really weird stuff.

11/20/2008 05:16:00 AM

Dana Milbank - Flying From Detroit on Corporate Jets, Auto Executives Ask Washington for Handouts - washingtonpost.com

Dana Milbank - Flying From Detroit on Corporate Jets, Auto Executives Ask Washington for Handouts - washingtonpost.com: "'There's a delicious irony in seeing private luxury jets flying into Washington, D.C., and people coming off of them with tin cups in their hands,' Rep. Gary L. Ackerman (D-N.Y.) advised the pampered executives at a hearing yesterday. 'It's almost like seeing a guy show up at the soup kitchen in high-hat and tuxedo. . . . I mean, couldn't you all have downgraded to first class or jet-pooled or something to get here?'

The Big Three said nothing, which prompted Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) to rub it in. 'I'm going to ask the three executives here to raise their hand if they flew here commercial,' he said. All still at the witness table. 'Second,' he continued, 'I'm going ask you to raise your hand if you're planning to sell your jet . . . and fly back commercial.' More stillness. 'Let the record show no hands went up,' Sherman grandstanded."

11/20/2008 02:11:00 AM

"You will even forget where you come from"

Anyone looking to buy some rap lyrics?

11/18/2008 03:44:00 PM

Really going to the dark side

These guys know how to travel in style.

11/17/2008 06:15:00 PM

Awesome digital painting

This guy
does some pretty incredible stuff with Photoshop. Someday he may decide to take me on as his apprentice and I will become the heir to a massive cache of Photoshop talent.

11/16/2008 11:38:00 AM

More on Poo-Gate

Sydney hotel in the mire over fouled ice cream - Times Online: "She said one of her sons screamed at the hotel staff: “you’ve made my mum eat poo”."

11/16/2008 11:32:00 AM

Too much maple syrup

I've been to Canada, I know what it's like. Also, be careful about making people mad in Australia.

11/16/2008 01:43:00 AM


From now on, I get all of my news here.

Horned human skulls have been discovered, chupacabra has been caught, Hitler flew UFOs, and an interview was conducted by a Swedish man with a female alien named Lacerta. This alien report in particular is true and you should all take this very seriously.

11/16/2008 01:00:00 AM

Greatest Website Ever

Use this the next time you tell a joke... and use this the next time nobody laughs at said joke.

11/10/2008 10:55:00 AM

John Williams' kindred son

Alan Williams is a BYU graduate who wrote the music for the animated short Pajama Gladiators.  His website features music from some of his awesome scores.  Kilimanjaro and Lewis and Clark are particularly invigorating.  They caused my soul to quake and tremble.

11/09/2008 07:57:00 PM

"God blesses those who take out his sweet spirits." - Just Another Cassio

"God blesses those who take out his sweet spirits." - Just Another Cassio: "QDear 100 Hour Board,

On the BYU.edu front page, there's a link to the Y Facts searchable database. Interesting Stuff. Under the 'Religion' section, included with the 'other' religions is a category called 'Preferred LDS'. I have tried figure out what that means, but I have had no success. Would it include people belonging to FLDS or 'The True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints'?

The answer to the above question should help me understand why 'Preferred LDS' is included in 'Other' while RLDS is included in 'Other Christian'. That seems a bit incongruent to me.

Thanks for your help!

- Jordan"

My question has been answered on the 100 hour board!!!

11/08/2008 07:33:00 PM

Achievement is our middle name

Our blog has risen to the true mark of greatness! We are now the #1 result on Google for the word "terriblicity"!! May the annals of Google forever preserve our pulchritudinous image!

11/08/2008 07:26:00 PM

hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase

Who makes these Wikipedia entries?


11/07/2008 12:49:00 AM

You could get a real one...

I hope nobody is actually stupid enough to buy this $250 Guitar Hero controller...

11/06/2008 10:16:00 AM

We're all gonna die

Russia Warns of Missile Deployment - NYTimes.com: "MOSCOW — President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia greeted his future American counterpart, Senator Barack Obama, with bristling language on Wednesday, promising to place short-range missiles on Russia’s western border if Washington proceeded with its planned missile defense system in Eastern Europe.

TV sets in a Moscow store showed President Dmitri A. Medvedev’s speech on Wednesday, in which he spoke of liberalization.
In a speech to the Federal Assembly, Mr. Medvedev said Russia had “no inherent conflict with America” and invited the new administration to start afresh with Moscow. However, he did not congratulate Mr. Obama on the election he had won only hours before, or even mention him by name.

Later in the day, the Kremlin announced that Mr. Medvedev had sent Mr. Obama a congratulatory telegram."

By the way...who sends telegrams? Wasn't that like over 100 years ago?

11/06/2008 12:39:00 AM

500 Panama Canals

From the Freakonomics blog:

"Consider the following: in 2003 alone, nine billion person-hours were spent playing the video game version of Solitaire — enough to create 500 Panama Canals."

11/05/2008 06:21:00 PM

Ye Winter Booty

With winter fast approaching, people are wearing different stuff. Gone are the lazy naked days of summer. It's time to bundle up or freeze to death. In the spirit of that bundling, many girls have opted for that most nefarious article of shaggy footwear, the Ugg boot. As it's name indicates, Ugg is the sound that upstanding citizens see immediately after seeing the boot and immediately before throwing up in complete revulstion that someone actually thought it was a good idea to put their leg in that thing. Incidentally, Ugg is also the name of the first cave-dwelling woman to fashion such a shoe. You see, girls have been at this shaggy boot thing for a very long time. In ice ages past large tribes of feral women roamed the frozen tundra in search of woolly mammoths they could slay and turn into boots. Now, imagine for a moment the shocking scene of packs of modern day girls sprinting after cuddly mammoths intent on beating them to death with their oversize purses. I will admit that watching a bunch of fashion-conscious Amazons run down wild beasts sounds pretty entertaining (especially if they do so in high heels) but think of the mammoths! The innocent and cuddly creatures deserve better than to be butchered to appease the wardrobes of wanton women! Girls will defend their heinous crimes by saying that Ugg boots keep their feet warm while they walk through the snow. I can think of a lot of better ways, like fire. Just put a little propane on your shoes and light them up. Or walk on your hands. Or use a rickshaw. There are a lot of options that don't involve the killing of mammoths and inducing nausea on people who see your shoes.

I propose that we place a ban on boots made of mammoths killed by poaching girls. Only mammoths that died of natural causes (like tar pits or meteors) should be used to make shoes. Next time you see a girl with Ugg boots on, politely inquire as to the source of the furry hides, and if she's unable to verify that they were fabricated from naturally preserved mammoth corpses, you have my permission to use propane, rickshaws, meteors, etc. to destroy her boots and teach her a valuable lesson. Take the moral high ground. Save the mammoth.

11/02/2008 01:00:00 AM

Evolution of a Lego man

This site chronicles the development of the Lego minifigure in all it's glory.