Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Words That Contain a 'Q' Not Followed by an 'U'

These are words that contain a "Q" that is not followed by the letter "U."

  • qadi - a Muslim judge

  • qanat - an irrigation channel

  • qasida - an Arabic or Persian poem

  • qawwal - a qawwali devotional singer

  • qawwali - Muslim devotional music

    see the rest of the U-less Q-words here

    Favorite Soda Pop

    These are my favorite sodas. What are yours?

  • Dr. Pepper

  • Cherry Coke

  • Pepsi

    add your favorites here

    Top 10 Dumbest Ideas that Made Someone Rich

    These are some terribly stupid ideas that actually made it big time. Know any others?

    1. Million Dollar Homepage
    2. SantaMail
    3. Doggles
    4. ... see the rest of the list here

    Colonoscopies are no joke, BUTT......

    A friend of mine sent this to me after I related a story to him about how once during an extremely delicate prostate exam, I told the doctor "Your'e my Daddy, Your'e my Daddy! and he didn't laugh much.. very weird situaiton, all quiet and all afterwards... .. So anyway this came today in the email.. Colonoscopies are no joke, but these comments during the exam were quite humorous..... A physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their colonoscopies: I like the last one.. .

    1. “Take it easy, Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone before!”
    2. "Find Amelia Earhart yet?"
    3. "Can you hear me NOW?"
    4. "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"
    5. "You know, in Arkansas , we're now legally married."
    6. see the rest of the list here

    by TrailerGuyBob

    Top 10 Best "300" Trailer Spoofs

    "300" spoofs are the new fad for homemade YouTube videos. These are the best of the best. Have you seen any other great ones?

    1. Super Smash Bros Brawl

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    2. Cats

    300 Trailer With Cats - Watch more free videos
    3. United 300
    4. see the rest of the top 10 here

    Most Common Place for Couples to Argue

    If you are married or dating, and you get in a fight, you are most likely at one of these places:

    1. Store
    2. Restaurant
    3. Mall
    4. Kitchen
    5. TV Room
    6. ... see the rest of the list here

    Craziest Things People Will Trade for Super Bowl Tickets

    The desperate market for Superbowl tickets causes die-hard fans to do crazy things - and offer even crazier trades in an attempt to get tickets. Here are some of those insane offers:

  • 2 Superbowl tickets wanted. Will trade a cosmetic smile makeover valued at $10,000 plus for two tickets to the Superbowl. No reasonable offer refused.
  • Die-hard Giants fan in position to offer garage cabinetry/floor coatings in exchange for Super Bowl tickets. Work to be performed in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic or Rockland counties. Exchange to be comparable in value.
  • will pay $20,000 -- CASH -- for 8 tickets.
  • I want to send my father to the super bowl. I have Yankees season tickets and will trade any games in exchange for 2 super bowl tickets.
  • I own 2 tickets for all Redsox games lower box seats $105.00 face value each if you cant use your Superbowl tickets and want to trade
  • An accountant will do your taxes and other financial work for two tickets.
  • Cold Stone Creamery owner is offering free ice cream for life in exchange for tickets.
    see more here

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008

    Top 10 Germiest Places in Your "Clean" Home

    Places you'd think would not have that many germs compared to others.

    1. The kitchen sink - especially that sponge you've been using for months to clean dirty pots and pans
    2. The toilet bowl - well, you might expect this, but you should buy toilet seat wipes for the restrooms you share with guests
    3. The garbage can - especially if you don't use trash bags in them
    4. The refrigerator - think about the old moldy foods that sit inside forever in an area that is rarely cleaned
    5. The bathroom doorknob - stats say that most people don't wash their hands after, and this is the first thing they all touch
    6. Phone recievers - if someone in your home is sick, this is the easiest place to catch those contagious germs
    7. Desktops - people never seem to wipe down desktops, though you spend 8 hours everyday touching it
    8. Keyboards - keyboards can be infested with boogers and germs over years of fingering

    The flush handle on the toilet bowl - I take that back, this is the first place people touch after going to bathroom, even before they have a chance to wash hands

    Top 10 Current American Idol Favorites

    If you can tell anything from the buzz around a person, these American Idol Season 7 contestants may very well have the best chance at winning this season. These are the current American Idol favorites (according to the number of web searches on their names):

    1. Chris Watson
    2. Kayla Hatfield
    3. Brittney Davis
    4. Alexis Brown
    5. Katie Admire
    6. ... see the next 10 here

    80th Annual Academy Award Oscar Nomination WInners (2008)

    There were few surprises but a solid list of choices was nominated for the Oscars which are going to be revealed on February 24th, 2008:

  • Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:
  • George Clooney, Michael Clayton
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, There will be Blood
  • Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah
  • Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises
  • Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role:
  • Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Charlie Wilson's War
  • Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
  • Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton
  • Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:
  • Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Julie Christie, Away From Her
  • Marion Cotillard, La Vie En Rose
  • Laura Linney, The Savages
  • Ellen Page, Juno
  • Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:
  • Cate Blancett, I'm Not There
  • Ruby Dee, American Gangster
  • Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
  • Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
  • Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton
  • Best Animated Feature Film of the Year:
  • Persepolis
  • Ratatouille
  • Surf's Up
  • Achievement in Art Direction:
  • American Gangster
  • Atonement
  • The Golden Compass
  • Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • There will be Blood
  • Achievement in Cinematography:
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Atonement
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • No Country for Old Men
  • There will be Blood
  • Achievement in Costume Design:
  • Across the Universe
  • Atonement
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Achievement in Directing:
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Juno
  • Michael Clayton
  • No Country for Old Men
  • There will be Blood
  • Best Documentary Feature:
  • No End in Sight
  • Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience
  • Sicko
  • Taxi to the Dark Side
  • War/Dance
  • Best Documentary Short Subject
  • Freeheld
  • La Corona (The Crown)
  • Salim Baba
  • Sari's Mother
  • Achievement in Film Editing:
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • Into the Wild
  • No Country for Old Men
  • There will be Blood
  • Best Foreign Language Film of the Year:
  • Beaufort
  • The Counterfeiters
  • Katyn
  • Mongol
  • 12
  • Achievement in Makeup:
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Norbit
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  • Achievement in Music (Original Score):
  • Atonement
  • The Kite Runner
  • Michael Clayton
  • Ratatouille
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • Achievement in Music (Original Score):
  • Once
  • Enchanted
  • August Rush
  • Enchanted
  • Enchanted
  • Best Animated Short Film:
  • I Met the Walrus
  • Madame Tutli-Putli
  • MÊme (sic) Les Pigeons vont au Paradis (Even Pigeons Go To Heaven)
  • My Love (Moya Lyubov)
  • Peter & The Wolf
  • Best Live Action Short Film:
  • At Night
  • Il Supplente (The Substitute)
  • Le Mozart des Pickpockets (The Mozart of Pickpockets)
  • Tanghi Argentini
  • The Tonto Woman
  • Achievement in Sound Editing:
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Ratatouille
  • There will be Blood
  • Transformers
  • Achievement in Sound Mixing:
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Ratatouille
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • Transformers
  • Achievement in Visual Effects:
  • The Golden Compass
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  • Transformers
  • Adapted Screenplay:
  • Atonement
  • Away From Her
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • No Country for Old Men
  • There will be Blood
  • Original Screenplay:
  • Juno
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Michael Clayton
  • Ratatouille
  • The Savages
  • Best Motion Picture of the Year:
  • Atonement
  • Juno
  • Michael Clayton
  • No Country for Old Men
  • There will be Blood

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008

    Epics, Comedies and Oscar Winners: Overrated Movies

    This is a list of the most overrated movies. Agree? Why? If not, go to ListAfterList and move the ones you think are overrated up, and the ones you think are underrated down.

    1. Titanic - it so long for a movie where we already know what happened
    2. An Inconvinient Truth - Michael Moore made documentaries the new "cool" thing in Hollywood and this movie road its coattails
    3. Shakespeare in Love - good movie, not Oscar worthy with that year's lineup (Saving Private Ryan)
    4. Spiderman 3 - what in the world was that scene where Peter Parker is walking down the street with his hair slicked down dancing and giving every woman the wink-and-the-gun? and then the dancing in the Jazz club? wow...
    5. The DaVinci Code - the book caused the craze and the film killed it
    6. Mission Impossible - what even happened? I've watched it twice
    7. Batman - I thought he was supposed to be a kick-ass hero, not a sarcastic joker (that is his enemy)
    8. Dreamgirls - a female version of "Ray" (talk about riding coattails)
    9. American Beauty - once again, what even happened?
    10. Top Gun - there is a reason no other "flyboy" movie has worked since then
    11. Magnolia - did anyone even see this movie? It should be higher except it didn't receive THAT much hype
    12. The Big Lebowski - why does everyone think this is so funny? is it because it's cool to be different?
    13. Brokeback Mountain - I do not understand! The only reason anyone would ever tell people to see this is if they want to see two guys who are movie stars make-out etc. Terrible movie!
    14. Lost in Translation - soooo sllooooooowwwwww
    15. My Big Fat Greek Wedding - all the hype was unworthy
    16. Pirates of the Caribean 2 - basically a transition between the beginning and end. It was a filler-movie.
    17. Monster's Ball - unless you want to see Halle Berry naked (who doesn't?) there is no other reason to see this film

    Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2008

    2008 may be a year to remember when it comes to box-office blockbuster films. Just check out these ten movies scheduled to debut during the year:

    1. Cloverfield - Release Date: January 18, 2008
    2. The Dark Knight - Release Date: July 18, 2008
    3. Rambo - Release Date: January 25, 2008
    4. Horton Hears a Who! - Release Date: March 14, 2008
    5. Iron Man - Release Date: May 2, 2008
    6. Speed Racer - Release Date: May 9, 2008
    7. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Release Date: May 16, 2008
    8. Sex And The City - Release Date: May 30, 2008
    9. Wall-E - Release Date: June 27, 2008
    10. Wanted - Release Date: June 27, 2008

    Lister: Pratt

    The Many Stages of Britney Spears

    She's a woman of many facets, transitioning from a sweet young girl to a suicidal skin head and everything in between. Think we need another step? Add it!

    1. Mickey Mouse Club Britney- A young Britney first steps into the spotlight on "The Mickey Mouse Club" alongside a slew of other would-be stars. How sweet.
    2. Sexy Schoolgirl Britney- A 17 year old Britney kicks off her musical career with her innocent-yet-not-quite-innocent look and attitude. See Rolling Stone cover et al.
    3. Incredibly Ripped & Oversexed Britney- Comes into her own, and into the gym. She's not. that. innocent!
    4. Rebellious Britney- The beginning of the downfall. Still a nice physique, but she starts smoking cigarettes and wearing trucker hats, likely as a result of dating K-Fed.
    5. Pregnant Britney- A bun in the oven! and then another bun!
    6. White Trash Britney- Dyeing her hair from black to blonde every other day, wearing clothes from Wal-Mart, making love to In-N-Out Burger.
    7. Dangerous Bald Britney- She shaves her head, ends up in rehab several times, tries to commit suicide. Attacks a paparazzi's car with an umbrella. This is very bad - but great publicity.
    8. Borderline Big Comeback Britney?- She seems to have gotten most of her body back and doing small shows. Who knows what's in store?
    9. VMA Britney - A lip-syncing, chubby, rhythmless glimpse of her old self.
    10. Anti-Court-Appearance Britney - Time and time again she fails to show up for her appointed court dates over the dispute of her children's guardianship.
    11. Partying Aunt Britney - Her little, 16-year-old sister is pregnant, and she hears the news first from TMZ reporters spotting her outside of clubs and late-night shopping sprees.
    12. Crazy Laughing Gurney Britney - Spears reportedly took over 100 pills during a massive 36-hour drugs binge last week, before being wheeled out of her home on a gurney (laughing hysterically) on her way to being hospitalized for a mental evaluation.

    Wednesday, January 2, 2008

    A Housewife's Bucket List

    Bucket List

    A 40-Something Housewife's Bucket List
    This is natjeanmyers' personal "bucket list" of things this 40-something housewife would like to do before she kicks the bucket.
    Lister:natjeanmyers Category:Life & Love

    Tuesday, January 1, 2008

    ESPN's Top 25 Greatest Players In College Football

    Follow along as ABC unveils the 25 Greatest Players in College Football between now and Jan. 1, 2008 on select ABC College Football telecasts. The No. 1 player will be revealed during the 2008 Rose Bowl on New Year's Day (ABC, 5 p.m. ET).

    1. Red Grange
    2. Barry Sanders
    3. Herschel Walker
    4. Doak Walker
    5. Sammy Baugh
    6. Jim Thorpe
    7. Tony Dorsett
    8. Bo Jackson
    9. Roger Staubach
    10. Vince Young
    11. Charles Woodson
    12. Earl Campbell
    13. Glenn Davis
    14. Hugh Green
    15. John Elway
    16. Tom Harmon
    17. Bronko Nagurski
    18. Jim Brown
    19. Dick Butkus
    20. Charley Trippi
    21. Archie Griffin
    22. George Gipp
    23. Johnny Rodgers
    24. Reggie Bush
    25. Ernie Nevers

    Source: ESPN

    A List of All the "RockBand" Songs

    A list of all the songs available for the Harmonix Rock Band video game:

    1. Rolling Stones "Gimme Shelter"
    2. Aerosmith "Train Kept a Rollin'"*
    3. The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again"
    4. Boston "Foreplay/Long Time"
    5. Mountain "Mississippi Queen" (cover)
    6. The Police "Next to You"
    7. David Bowie "Suffragette City"
    8. Black Sabbath "Paranoid" (cover)
    9. Blue Oyster Cult "Don't Fear the Reaper"
    10. The Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop"
    11. Deep Purple "Highway Star"
    12. KISS "Detroit Rock City"
    13. Molly Hatchet "Flirtin' With Disaster"
    14. The Outlaws "Green Grass & High Tides" (cover)
    15. Sweet "Ballroom Blitz" (cover)
    16. Rush "Tom Sawyer"*
    17. Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead or Alive"
    18. The Clash "Should I Stay or Should I Go"
    19. Faith No More "Epic"
    20. Pixies "Wave of Mutilation"
    21. R.E.M. "Orange Crush"
    22. Iron Maiden "Run to the Hills" (cover)
    23. Foo Fighters "Learn to Fly"
    24. Metallica "Enter Sandman"
    25. Nirvana "In Bloom"
    26. Stone Temple Pilots "Vasoline"
    27. Weezer "Say It Ain't So"
    28. Smashing Pumpkins "Cherub Rock"
    29. Radiohead "Creep"
    30. Beastie Boys "Sabotage"
    31. Hole "Celebrity Skin"
    32. Garbage "I Think I'm Paranoid"
    33. Soundgarden "Black Hole Sun"
    34. The Hives "Main Offender"
    35. Queens of the Stone Age "Go With the Flow"
    36. The Strokes "Reptilia"
    37. Jet "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
    38. OK Go "Here It Goes Again"
    39. Nine Inch Nails "The Hand That Feeds"
    40. Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Maps"
    41. Red Hot Chili Peppers "Dani California"
    42. Coheed & Cambria "Welcome Home"
    43. Fallout Boy "Dead on Arrival"
    44. The Killers "When You Were Young"
    45. New Pornographers "Electric Version"
    46. Bang Camaro "Pleasure (Pleasure)"
    47. “Ride the Lightning” – Metallica
    48. “Blackened” - Metallica
    49. “And Justice for All” - Metallica
    50. “Can’t Stand Losing You” – The Police
    51. “Synchronicity II” – The Police
    52. “Roxanne” – The Police
    53. “3’s and 7’s” – Queens of the Stone Age
    54. “Little Sister” – Queens of the Stone Age
    55. “Sick Sick Sick” – Queens of the Stone Age
    56. “Fortunate Son” as made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival *
    57. “Juke Box Hero” as made famous by Foreigner *
    58. “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” as made famous by T-Rex *
    59. “My Sharona” as made famous by The Knack *
    60. “Cherry Bomb” as made famous by The Runaways *
    61. “Joker & The Thief”- Wolfmother
    62. “Moonage Daydream” – David Bowie
    63. “Heroes” as made famous by David Bowie *
    64. “Queen Bitch” as made famous by David Bowie *
    65. “N.I.B.” as made famous by Black Sabbath *
    66. “Sweet Leaf” as made famous by Black Sabbath *
    67. “War Pigs” as made famous by Black Sabbath *
    68. “Rockaway Beach” - Ramones
    69. “I Fought the Law” - The Clash
    70. “Ever Fallen In Love” as made famous by Buzzcocks *
    71. “My Iron Lung” - Radiohead
    72. “Buddy Holly” - Weezer
    73. “Brass in Pocket” as made famous by Pretenders *