Sunday, July 19, 2009

Super Sunday Sensational Stuff #2

Look at that, two weeks in a row for the 4S, let's see what we have on tap this week.

NEWS STORIES THAT CAUGHT MY EYE (maybe I should change this heading)
First up, check out this calendar here. These calendars look really cool, but I don't think that they would work very well in my house, something about an open ink bottle and seven kids that just doesn't mix.
Spanish designer Oscar Diaz has designed a calendar that uses the capillary action of ink spreading across paper to display the date.

Each month, a bottle of coloured ink spreads across a sheet of paper embossed with numbers, colouring them in as it goes.

The ink colors are based on a spectrum, which relate to a “color temperature scale”, each month having a color related to our perception of the weather on that month. The colors range from dark blue in December to three shades of green in spring or orange and red in the summer.

(Hat Tip: Dezeen)
Next up, have you ever wondered what you could do with all that wasted heat in your car, while it sits in a parking lot under the hot sun? Well the people here have, and this is their result.

What's better on a swelteringly hot day than warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies? With this recipe you can bake a batch of cookies on your dashboard in just three hours.

(Hat Tip: Jezebel)


WHAT'S ON ROGER'S CAMERA PHONE? (AKA: Some photos that may or may not actually be in focus, we'll see.)

A couple of older pictures, that's what!

First up, we have Katie and Maggie riding Spacely Sprockets at Six Flags Great America. That's them in the front row. Maggie is on the left, and Katie on the right.

Not to be outdone, here is Jessie and Danny riding the same ride, same seats, moments later.
Here's one from last night, our friends treated us to a Chicago Fire soccer game. Here is Sparky their mascot. I would have had some "action" shots from the game, but they didn't turn out so well. Go figure. Here Sparky is getting two sections of the stadium to "battle it out" for being the loudest. We totally kicked butt! ***


Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it. ~ James Garfield (20th President of the United States)



70-year-old George went for his annual physical. He told the doctor that he felt fine, but often had to go to the bathroom during the night. Then he said, "But you know Doc, I'm blessed. God knows my eyesight is going, so he puts on the light when I pee, and turns it off when I'm done!"

A little later in the day, Dr. Smith called George's wife and said, "Your husband's test results were fine, but he said something strange that has been bugging me. He claims that God turns the light on and off for him when uses the bathroom at night."

Thelma exclaimed, "That old fool! He's been peeing in the refrigerator again!"


Enjoy your weekend!