Yellow or Red & Blue?

Super Chicken

A big bold Saturday morning cartoon salute to…

Super Chicken

One of my top cartoons, still a Fav!

Theme Song

Almost Free Telecommunications

Hi All,

Long story short, Last week my iPhone was stolen from my car. My fault for thinking my neighborhood and more specifically my neighbors would not steal something from my vehicle directly in front of my hose. I have replaced my iPhone with the least expensive, no contract phone I could get and boy is it small, cheap and featureless. OK well that got long…

Anyways it made me do some thinking about my telecommunications. For those of you that have an iPhone you are stuck with not only the rates for your calling plan but also an additional $40 a month for data access. For me this came to just under $80 monthly. $80 just to have a cell phone? I know I am a bit old but it was not all that long ago when phone companies only charged you less than $20 a month for your house phone.

Well, I have had enough so I am changing up. My company advertising, flyers, business cards and Truck all have my cell phone number on them. I have 4 months remaining with my contract for AT&T and then I get to change up.

Currently my plan is to get a mobile hotspot ( MyFi or similar), they cost about the same as a normal Cell phone charge of $50 a month. I will be dropping my cell phone into a blender and sending it back to AT&T just for some giggles.

Once I have the mobile hotspot I will be able to take my Netbook with me anywhere and have internet access. With that access I will be using my MagicJack and a headset to make any calls I need to make on the road or in the house. Once I do this I will take my cell phone number and have it directly forwarded to Google Voice.

Google Voice is like a consolidated voice mail box for any and all of your numbers. It will let me goto the internet site and listen to my voicemails and even let me call out with the click of a button. The best feature is that when a voicemail gets recorded it automatically gets transcribed into English text. You can listen to the recording or read the text (transcription is not all that great yet). Then if you want to call the person that called you there is a button to call the number.

The best part is that Google Voice will dial your phone (magicjack) than dial out the number so everything is free! all you need is internet access and MagicJack.

The MagicJack website where you can get the device for just a few dollars ($12) a year and it allows you to call anywhere in the US for FREE! and only $.02 a min overseas. The drawback is that you need internet access. Note: there are plenty of free wireless hot spots these days for those that do not have internet at home or do not want to purchase and pay for a wireless hotspot.

Google Voice is free but you need to sign up and request access because it is still in the beta phase.

The best part about this all is that I will not only have mobile phone access, but also Internet data access all for one low monthly price.

Tribbles, reproductive machines

For all you Star Trek fans..

The Anatomy of a Tribble

The Anatomy of a Tribble

You can buy your very own Earth Approved Tribble Here.  Sorry due to Intergalactic import law T4256c-2 they do not re-produce and some eat batteries, some are non-mobile and do not require feeding.

Check out the latest hits from Warp 11

Vintage photo of our first contact with the Tribbles…

OMG it’s the a BORG Tribble

Are you eating plastic?

Do you check your plastic and Styrofoam containers before you toss them into the Microwave? No? Me either but I am sure starting now.

Have you ever wondered what happens to your plastic containers, how do they get pitted and rough surfaces. I came across an article talking about how a microwave can force plastic particles into your food.  ouch!

Check out this post from the Harvard Medical School where they report on some studies of using plastic in a microwave oven.

I am changing to microwave safe glass for all my microwave duties.

Help Me….. Someone save my day

Another great Saturday Morning Cartoon Theme Song

Mighty Mouse Theme

Mighty Mouse

And from the very first Saturday Night Live is Andy Kaufman performing Mighty Mouse

Chicken McNuggets Fail

Hi all,

While watching an interview last week I heard something that made me think no way….

Today the interview was released on the web so I watched it again, when I heard this line again I decided to check it out..

The line?

Chicken McNuggets from McDonalds contain Butane!

Yes, Butane, the same stuff that comes in Bic Lighters and is commonly refered to as Lighter Fluid. So I am sure your thinking, just like I was that this is crazy. McDonald’s could not possibly think that adding a petroleum product as toxic as Butane to their food could possibly be acceptable.

Unfortunately it seems to be true, From the Nutrition guide supplied from the McDonald’s website you can clearly see the information from the following report.

From a report by Al Nye, The Laywer Guy Click the link to read the entire article.

excerpts…

“McNuggets also contain several completely synthetic ingredients, quasiedible substances that ultimately come not from a corn or soybean field but form a petroleum refinery or chemical plant”

“Listed first are the “leavening agents”: sodium aluminum phosphate, mono-calcium phosphate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, and calcium lactate”

dimethylpolysiloxene, added to the cooking oil” – everything fried at MickeyD’s touches this nasty chemical.

“But perhaps the most alarming ingredient in a Chicken McNugget is tertiary butylhydroquinone, or TBHQ, an antioxidant derived from petroleum that is either sprayed directly on the nugget or the inside of the box it comes in to “help preserve freshness.” According to A Consumer’s Dictionary of Food Additives, TBHQ is a form of butane (i.e. lighter fluid)”

Read the report from Al Nye and then even look over the Nutrition guide and consider yourself more educated.

I am finding common threads an all this Nutrition information, the more I search the more it disgusts me. I feel it is a shame that fast food is so much less expensive than good healthy food from the local markets – or is it?.

HELP, I need all the help I can get

Hello Everyone,

I could use some help, I want to record a video for my business Monterey Bay Handyman

Basically the video will be to go on YouTube to be shown on my my website and then perhaps I will use it for some cable TV advertising. My biggest issue is I don’t have a clue what would make a good commercial for a Handyman Business? I would like to create a 2 minute version and some 30 second spots.

I can record, edit and produce the videos I just need some creative person to help with the screenplay or even just the copy.

If your interested let me know by replying here or sending me an email to  “commercial [at] montereybayhandyman [dot] com” and we can discuss the details and ideas.

All I can offer at this point is thanks and credits!

Here comes some Thanks in advance!

Earthquake? Bigone? Disaster?

You tell me, are we headed to the Big One? Yes you have hard about it that massive Earthquake that takes out [Southern] California.

We have seen it in the movies! How many times have we seen Los Angeles destroyed by a natural disaster or earthquakes? too many to bother linking to…

We have predicted that the big one is coming (Interesting map and prediction base from May 2008) The map…

Wait a min….  Do you see what I see?

Take a look at the location of the current string of quakes in So.Cal / Baja CA.

USGS site current data for this area

The map from today’s USGS Data April 12 2010

Now do you see it? I guess since these two images are so dissimilar I will superimpose one on the other for you

I would say it’s either the beginning of the big one or perhaps it was the big one and we lucked out that it was 100’s of small ones instead.

I will leave that for history to decide.

Must See Video PIXELS

PIXELS, Have you seen it? it’s pretty cool, very imaginative and for us old timers quite nostalgic.  It features all our old heroes and villains for those 8-bit games from the past.

Really it is a must see if you have ever played any of those destructive video games that are killing the minds of our youths with destruction and mayhem and slaughter.
Oh wait I like video games,  you did not read that last sentence /waving hand like a jedi or something.

Really it is a must see video or did I say that already?

OK Here it is

Can you name all the games represented?

Take over the World?

What are we going to do today?
Why, the same thing we do every Saturday…

Saturday Morning Cartoon Theme Songs…

And well, if you didn’t guess already this week it’s time for
Pinky and the Brain Theme Song

Pinky and the Brain

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