Thursday, February 10, 2011

10 "Back To The Future" Inventions That Came True

Like we needed more proof that BTTF was pure brilliance. From Popcrunch.

BIOFUEL

Doc Brown might be able to chuck a can of beer and a banana into a Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor to kick start the DeLorean, but you really can run a car on household waste. Using a gasifier, any solid, dry organic matter can essentially be converted into gaseous fuel.

SOCIAL NETWORKING

While Marty is conniving to short change his employer before getting fired by his boss, Ito ‘Jitz’ Fujitsu, the screen throws up information such as the caller’s hobbies, favorite drinks, occupation and least favorite foods. While this might have seemed more game show than social media when the film was made 20 years ago, this is precisely the kind of thing we really do have today on applications such as Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. If you are unlucky enough to get sacked online, it will happen with friend recommendations and Farmville gifts floating in the background.

HOLOGRAPHIC TV

IMAX 3D, anyone? We might be safe from a holographic Jaws 19 jumping out of the screen, but with the new era of full color 3D we are now exposed to such horrors as Piranha 3-D. Furthermore, home sets will be able to carry 3D which won’t require glasses at some point in the very near future.

See the full list at Popcrunch

Vid Of The Day: Between Two Ferns With Jennifer & Tila

Awkward. From Funny Or Die.


News Of The Day: Mother Kills 'Mouthy' Teens

Yikers. I guess they won't talk back anymore, huh?

Those of you with surly teens might want to show them this cautionary tale. I'm saving a copy for when my child becomes a teenager. Just as a reminder.



Mother kills ‘mouthy’ teens, police say


TAMPA — The wife of a military officer shot and killed her son on the way to soccer practice, then drove to their upscale home and shot her daughter in the head while she studied at her computer, police said yesterday.

The woman said she killed the teens for being “mouthy,’’ detectives said.

Julie Powers Schenecker admitted the slayings after officers found her covered in blood on the back porch of her home yesterday morning, police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said.

Schenecker’s mother had called police from Texas because she was unable to reach the 50-year-old woman, whom she said was depressed and had been complaining about her children.

Schenecker’s husband, Parker, is an Army colonel stationed at the headquarters of US Central Command in Tampa. CentCom spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Michael Lawhorn called him a career Army intelligence officer. Police said Parker Schenecker was overseas.

Julie Schenecker left a note detailing her plans to kill her disrespectful children and then herself.


Source: AP/Boston Globe.


Warning Signs Of The Day

Maybe it's better just to stay at home.

(Pics from CollegeHumor, The Chive, Flickr and others)






Moose hate Chevys




Bison hate the Honda Element






And cows






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A fate worse than being shot.








My favorite

Classic Music Video Of The Day: BB

I forgot how much this song sucked. Great video, though. I bet their neighbors love them. The only things missing are a big pile of burning trash and a Confederate flag hanging out one of the windows.

On a happy note, Betty saw Rock City.



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