Thursday, July 27, 2006

Odds & Ends of Interest (To Me Anyway!)

Tampon gun

TamponCrafts has published a HOWTO for building a paintball-style gun for firing tampons:

Inspired by marshmallow shooters, this air-powered tampon gun turns your feminine hygiene products into high-flying projectiles. Have a shootout between rival tampon brands, or use it as a fun alternative to paintball. The tampon shooter has a range of 10 to 20 feet depending on your ammo and lung capacity. The matching bandolier lets you carry a full “clip” (i.e., box) of 20 tampons, so you’ll never be caught short in the heat of battle.

Dancer arrested for having human remains

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- A severed hand was found at the home of an exotic dancer who decorated her home with skulls, and she was charged with improper disposition of human remains, authorities said.

Friends said the hand had been given to the woman by a medical student.

Police responding to a report of a suicidal person at the home of 31-year-old Linda Kay discovered the large, roughly severed hand in a jar of formaldehyde on a bedroom dresser, according to the police report. The subject of the suicidal person report was not located, authorities said.

Six skulls were found in another room and the Middlesex County medical examiner determined that all are human.

I certainly hope she wasn't using the hand for do-it-yourself sex! Naturally she'll say the skulls were candleholders.

Space date set for Scotty's ashes

Doohan played engineer Scotty in Star Trek
Star Trek actor James Doohan, who played the engineer Scotty in the original TV series, will now have his remains blasted into space in October.

The actor's ashes were supposed to be sent into orbit last year, but the flight was delayed as tests were carried out on the rocket.

Doohan died of Alzheimer's disease and pneumonia in July 2005, aged 85.

"Beam YOU up, Scotty"!

Hoosegow Honey of the Year

Every week, David Burge of Iowahawk dutifully pores over the mugshots of female arrestees from Des Moines' Polk County Jail, selecting photos of the women he feels are suitable for candidacy in his Hoosegow Honey contest. He asked his readers to vote for Miss Hoosegow 2006. The winner is Jesika, with 20.9% of the vote.
Crack cookies hidden in potato chip can

David Pescovitz
: This Pringles can packed with "Crack Cookies" was apparently confiscated during a recent drug bust in Austin Texas. From a news release issued by the Austin Police Department and published in The Statesman's police blotter blog: Kevin Ray Landry, 35, was taken into custody for providing an alias when officers requested that he identify himself. Landry was found to be in possession of approximately 10 grams of crack cocaine at the time of his arrest. South Central patrol officers contacted the APD Narcotic Conspiracy Unit who responded to the scene. Narcotic Conspiracy personnel subsequently executed a search warrant on Landry’s vehicle resulting in the additional seizure of 17 cookies of crack cocaine.
And finally.....

Dear Yahoo!:
Do most people talk to themselves when they're alone?
Carl Grafton, Wisconsin
Dear Carl:
We asked ourselves this question and our inner voice answered, "Sure they do." We're normal (almost) and if we do, everyone else must too. Do we need more proof? A voice tells us "Yes."

Movies and TV shows have led us to believe only "nut cases" talk to themselves. However, according to the Self-Therapy site, everyone talks to themselves, and positive self-talk is good. Negative self-talk is not. This site states that most critical self-talk originates from other people, and you should think of the person by name (maybe with a strong adjective) as the source of the negative self-talk.

In an article titled "Watch Your Mouth," Maggie Guseman states that your inner voice may be saying you're dumb, ugly, or worthless when, in fact, it isn't true. This is the voice of a society that wants everyone to be smart, beautiful, and rich, and it's keeping you from being you. The site offers a quiz so you can examine how your inner voice talks to you.

Like almost everything else, not everyone agrees that talking to yourself is good. There's even a course called "Stop Talking to Yourself" on four CDs or cassettes.

So what's the conclusion? Apparently some experts believe self-talk can be good, and others think we should all shut up. And yes, most of us do talk to ourselves.

I not only talk to myself, I answer me too! The thing I hate about it is when I interrupt myself before I can finish a sentence and then I can't remember what I was going to say!


Attila The Mom said...

A tampon gun? What kind of demented mind would come up with something like that? LOL

TxGoodie said...

I'm thinking the inventor must of been one of those that has never had to insert one up that slippery slope! OTOH, back in the day, I used to think that if I sneezed just right I might shoot the dadgum thing clear across the room and injure innocent bystanders!

Anonymous said...

I would be uncomfortable going down to the corner store to buy ammo...


TxGoodie said...

Hehehe.... good one!