Archive for Fun Stuff

Pop vs. Soda

November 18, 2006 1 Comment

Pop vs. Soda Red states. Blue states. Green states. GREEN states? No, I'm not talking politics. I'm talking something much more significant. I'm talking about what people call their soft drinks. Quickly, what do you call that can of carbonated delight you have in your fridge? Perhaps I should have been more sp... continue reading...

Tonkadave’s Collection

November 17, 2006 No Comments

Tonkadave’s Collection I was watching a construction project from a roof of a nearby building one day, observing the earthmoving equipment. It occurred to me that there's a real connection between big construction machines and boys. That leads naturally into one of the longest lived and most successful lines o... continue reading...

Pastor Steve’s Popeye Page

November 14, 2006 1 Comment

Pastor Steve’s Popeye Page As a kid growing up, I remember a truly amazing character I used to watch on TV. He was handicapped (apparently blind in one eye), was a chain smoker, and was prone to using violence to accomplish his aims. He had a girlfriend who was built like a stick who was the object of many bad... continue reading...

ArchitecToys.com

November 13, 2006 No Comments

ArchitecToys.com When I was a kid, I was big into building stuff. I had Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, Krazy Ikes, Legos, and a Gilbert Erector Set. I loved creating things, then taking them apart. In the case of Lincoln Logs, oftentimes its disassembly would be by means of an imaginary tornado or bomb attack. The... continue reading...

LEGO Cool Site of the Week

November 12, 2006 No Comments

LEGO Cool Site of the Week Sometime in the 60's, a funky product was introduced. It was called Lego. The interconnecting little blocks were an instant hit, and it wasn't long before every house in America with a preteen boy had a set. Many girls were into them too! Today's FamilyFirst site is a labor of Lego ... continue reading...

I Remember JFK

November 9, 2006 No Comments

I Remember JFK OK, it's time for a drum roll . . . A couple of days ago, I hinted at a site I would be building for Baby Boomers. Well, here it is! The site is called irememberjfk.com. Here's its premise: Are you old enough to remember JFK's assasination? For many of us, the worldshaking event was our first c... continue reading...

Boomer Baby

November 5, 2006 No Comments

Boomer Baby Well, as a card-carrying member of the Baby Boomers, it's time for me to pay homage to my fellow middle-aged youths (and throw in a teaser for a website I'm developing in the process). What constitutes a Boomer? Opinions vary, but Wikipedia defines the Boomer generation as running from 1945 to the... continue reading...

Own a Piece of America

November 2, 2006 No Comments

Own a Piece of America I've owned my own house sine 1985. It's a good feeling knowing that you have a legal claim to a piece of this world, even if it's only a city lot. Unfortunately, the dream of owning real estate is beyond many of us. Land costs are simply out of reach for a large percentage of the popula... continue reading...

A Flintstones World

October 11, 2006 No Comments

A Flintstones World “Flintstones! Meet the Flintstones! They're a modern stoneage family!” If you're an adult raised in North America, you are no doubt familiar with that song. It's ubiquitousness was summed up in the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Remember the scene where John Candy organized a b... continue reading...

SnapShirts

October 10, 2006 No Comments

SnapShirts So, obviously, your blog is the best one around, right? Of course it is! So how can you show the world the brilliance of your blog? By wearing it on your t-shirt. Or, rather, by wearing it as a word cloud. You've seen word clouds. They consist of randomly scattered words with a common theme. Today... continue reading...

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