Monday, April 26, 2010

Fire Rainbow

Fire rainbows, also called circumhorizontal arcs, are quite rare and very cool looking. Here are a handful of images I've found, clicking on them will take you to the sites I harvested them from.

I have no memory of seeing one of these myself, but if I ever get a picture of one it will be posted here as well.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fun Banner Ads

I was browsing through the past posts made on this blog trying to remember what all was there when I saw on ad at the top that stood out to me. Basically crude drawing with the caption something like "Use one weird old tip to shrink your belly a little every day." I wasn't going to click on the ad to see exactly what they were trying to sell me, but I guess it costs much more than someone like me has to spend. If someone eats less junk and exercises more I see no reason why they shouldn't be able to "shrink their belly."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TBQ Update

There are now 4 days until District Finals at Northwest University. Make good use of the remaining days in order to do your best at the last meet of the year.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

National Tax Freedom Day

Happy Tax Freedom Day to everyone. According to the Tax Foundation the average American pays 26.89% of their income in taxes. This naturally means that 26.89% of the year is spent earning money for the government rather than yourself. At 3:34AM this morning 26.89% of the year has passed, so assuming the government took all of your taxes at the beginning of the year, today would be the day that you are able to start keeping your wages for yourself. Those living in Alaska get to celebrate Tax Freedom Day early, as the lower state taxes allow them to celebrate on March 26. Connecticut residents have higher taxes and therefore cannot celebrate until April 27. See information for all 50 states at the site.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

TBQ Update

There are now 11 days until District Finals at Northwest University. Study hard and keep up the good work.

Monday, April 05, 2010


What do you do with all of those Peeps that are on sale now that Easter is over. Some people like to eat them, most of us can’t stand them. So some make elaborate sculptures with them. The Washington Post hosts a sculpture competition every year and posted the 38 top entries. Why 38? Maybe they had 38 entries and didn’t want anyone to feel left out; maybe 38 entries were worth viewing and therefore all of those were shared. See the top entrants at the Washington Post site here.