MMA? Nah. Much More Betterer Amazing Fightings!

April 30, 2010

I never thought I’d say this, but I enjoy watching fights (UFC and WWF) at sports bars. I think I would enjoy that activity even more, though, if I could sit back with a platter of nachos in the middle of a mob of meatheads and watch even better combat sports, like these:

X-ARM!
Tie two fighters’ left arms together and make them arm wrestle… while punching each other in the face with their other arms!
Would you like to see the face I made while I watched this for the first time? Helder was kind enough to grab a screencap of the chat window while I played the link:

This face, if it were translated into words, might approximate something like HOLY CRAP THIS IS THE DUMBEST AND BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN EVARRRRR

Ok, I won’t keep you in suspense much longer.
Here it is, is the very best fighting you’ve ever seen.

You know what else would be cool? Strapping two fighters chest-to-chest with duct tape and letting them headbutt each other until one passes out! I’m gonna invent that!

Here is the second best kind of fighting. I call it the Lighting Bolt. You’ll soon see why.

And here are some more idiotic fighting ideas.
One million thank yous to Helder for these tips.


Gritty feelings

April 28, 2010

From time to time (read: all the time), I like to assert that I am not a crazy cat lady. I’m not, you guys.

I mean, sure, I have a cat.

Juno.

Well, two cats. One of whom routinely sleeps in my bed, under the duvet like an adorable little person.

Mojo.

And I mean, sure, my cats have more hairbrushes than I do.

All of my hairbrushes.

Some of my cats\’ hairbrushes.

But I don’t have, like, cat kitsch all around the apartment or anything.

My cat kitsch is just in a few normal places, like shelves and on the fridge and stuck to the sides of my speakers and every other item in the apartment.

Totally rational appreciation of cats over here. And it’s a mutual appreciation.

Obviously, there is a lot of shared understanding and admiration in this inter-species relationship. You can tell by their cat expressions.

Anyway, recently a promotion company contacted me and offered to give me some free cat stuff, including cat litter, if I agreed to talk about my feelings for that cat litter on this blog. When promotion companies have your blog on their cat lady list, well, you just have to start coming to terms with the notion that you may be a crazier cat lady than you thought.

Also, I did not even realize that I might be the kind of person who might have feelings about cat litter. Is that even a kind of person?

Let’s delve into this issue, and find out!

Maxx Scoop cat litter comes in a variety called “Small Spaces”, which, considering the fact that my entire apartment is about the same size as a grand piano, sounds like it’s right up my exceedingly narrow alley.

But none of the stores in my neighbourhood seem to be stocking that stuff yet, so I settled for “Multi-Cat” formula. Because I am a person who has multiple cats, and maybe even feelings about those cats’ cat litter. We’ll see.

Cat litter is starting to not sound like a real word any more. Cat litter. Cat litter. Clap glitter.

What do I usually look for in a cat litter, you ask? (Thanks for asking).

Well, my cats have an amazing robotic dervish of a litterbox, which was a present from some friends who like me much more than I deserve. Because it self-scoops, that means I shouldn’t have to clean it very often (right?).

Usually my extremely discerning taste in cat litter sends me right to a big-box store to pick up whatever generic brand is on sale, which I buy by the shipping flat and stack in my hallway (CLASSY).

This week, however, my amazing robotic litterbox has been filled with Maxx Scoop Multi-Cat.

Maxximum Mojo is stoked.

You guys, this is totally the cat litter of champions.

And it comes in these sturdy little buckets that you can totally use for, you know, stuff!

(I might fill my buckets with cats, is that wrong?)

So. In conclusion, do I have feelings about this cat litter? You betcha.
Good feelings. Clumping, non-disgusting feelings. Absorbent feelings. Multi-cat feelings.
Feelings… to the Maxx.


Pigeon Commute

April 27, 2010

Yeah, sometimes pigeons take the subway in Toronto. No biggie.

Thanks to Ali for the tip.


Humber College Cup Song

April 26, 2010

Some students at Toronto’s Humber College made a great song about disposable coffee cup use on campus. It’s surprisingly well-done- they lyrics are solid. 4 minute YouTube, here.
Via MeFi.


Fire Cube Illusion

April 24, 2010

Neeeat.

Via Dr. Shadowfax.


Dock Ellis & the LSD No-hitter

April 21, 2010

Animation accompanying pitcher Dock Ellis‘ hilarious account of the time he pitched a no-hitter while high as a kite on LSD and bennies. The 1970s were a different time.

Thanks to a reader named L for the tip.

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Bottlecap Lamps

April 20, 2010

These bottlecap lamps come in a kit with some of the caps included; the owner can customize the pattern and colours by using different caps from 2L plastic bottles. I likey.

Thanks to a reader named L for the tip.

Here’s another neat idea I posted about a while back- clever people in Brazil lighting their homes using “skylight bulbs” made from plastic bottles filled with water.