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Mosquito Tone Test

I stumbled on this link (via Mental Floss) to a test to measure how high a frequency you can hear. We started testing this on the laptop, and I could hear up to 16kHz, and Sharon could hear 17 kHz. But we tried on the desktop speakers, and I could hear 17 kHz, and Sharon could hear 18 kHz. According to the chart accompanying the post, that’s pretty good for late-20s/early-30s.

How do you do?

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Ashlee Simpson similar to Pink Floyd???

I really enjoy listening to Pandora. One thing that Pandora does is show similar artists to the one currently playing. It seems to work most of the time. However, this is what shows up when Pink Floyd starts playing:

Huh? How is Ashlee Simpson similar to Pink Floyd???

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joemama.net

After letting my other domain sit idle for several months, I’ve been adding stuff to my other blog, joemama.net. It uses Tumblr, which is perfect for those quick links or other odd things that I want to share, but don’t care to create a new post here. You can see it get updated on the right sidebar. Enjoy!

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Hershey “Chocolate”

I was reading Consumerist, and Hershey is starting to make some of their “lower end” candy with fake chocolate. Thankfully, Hershey bars, and some other candy will still be milk chocolate.

Does Hershey really think we’re that stupid? Of course we know why they are going with the cheaper chocolate-like product: it’s cheaper. Real chocolate has cocoa butter, which has gotten much more expensive. And companies can use cocoa butter in higher margin items, like stuff in Bath and Body Works. But don’t tell us that “consumers love this and prefer the change,” because we know that is ridiculous.

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Tug-of-war in the Olympics

Did you know that Tug-of-war was an Olympic sport until 1920? There sure have been some strange sports as Olympic events.

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The Picture Says it All

Sharon put this together in a few minutes on the DIY Demotivator. I love it.
Click the picture below to see more detail.
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Tacky Christmas Yards

This site claims to have a bunch of tacky yards. But after looking at some of them, I have seen some a lot worse. I think there’s one up the road that puts all of them to shame. And a few years ago, Sharon and I saw one outside Atlanta that was just ridiculous. I had never seen so many figurines stacked up in one place. We stopped and watched the show for like 15 minutes. (Yes, it took that long to see everything there.)

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DIY Demotivators…

I stumbled on the Parody Motivator Generator, where you can create one of those great “motivational” posters.

What can you come up with?

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Lawyer of the Year?

For 2007, the American Bar Association chose Alberto Gonzales as the Lawyer of the Year.

In other bizarro news, they have also named the Lawyer of the Year for 2008 in the same article.

They clearly state in the article that they want to stir up debate. I have some other terms for it: baiting or being a troll. At least people are calling them on their crap.

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For Hanukkah…

It’s a Hanukkah Ham! You know, for those who like the those 8 Crazy Nights, but don’t want to give up the pig either.

And it’s not like this was captured somewhere that could have claimed ignorance. It was captured in a grocery store in Manhattan.