Thursday, November 29, 2007

VGH

Forgot her nurse cap...

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Mini boy's room (5)

Unbelievably small book ends...

It snowed yesterday! Aaargh! I should have taken pictures... (>_<;)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Antique labels

I was doing some research on antique can labels...
Can't believe my eyes! This is a fruit crate label. But you can't really tell what it's selling, can you?

This one... a relative of cow lick? I wonder how they came up with this name. Don't think it sells too well. At least nowadays.

And then this one is on the opposite end of the spectrum. You just can't find a name this bold anymore.


Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, ooooooooh boy!


Image of seahorse selling sugar corn? That's... um, very unique. But instinct tells me, the corn's gonna taste like seahorse.

Where's the grape? OK, no grape. But at least it's waaaay better than the seahorse.


The least appetizing bartlett pear I've every seen. Looks like it's rotting.


Tomatoes good enough to kill? What's with the homicide on the right side of the label? (Go to the site and view it enlarged.)

At first glance, though it was a can of punch. At second glance, thought it was a can of grape fruit punch.

Scientific brand name #1. RADIO Pineapple??? Not radioactive, right? And it says pineapple delights instead of diced pineapple. Hmm...


Scientific brand name #2. SOLAR Broken Slices Pineapple, sounds so environmentally friendly! But not very appetizing.

Scientific brand name #3. ELECTRIC Red Kidney Beans. So good, it zaps you. Or... if you don't buy it, it zaps you?

Lawyer food? I imagine with their social and financial status, they would prefer fresh vegetable over canned stuff?

The girl looks a bit scary. Hold on, the label was stamped "below U.S. Standard. Good food - not high grade". No wonder why she's scary! (Naah, it's just smaller size peaches.)
Motor oil? Are you sure this is selling motor oil? Not some kind of personal oil? (It's also interesting that this is filed under food.)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sex change Evangelion (2)

Holy crap! Episode 1! That must have taken a lot of effort! Gendo Ikari is... hilarious!

Here's the first one. The sex change OP.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Carnivorous plants

Nice photos of carnivorous plants.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

"12 products from hell"?

Haha... unreal! (Go to the site for the rest.)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Puffy flash drive

Weird stuff. USB flash drive that actually shows you how full it is by inflating. Looks more like a concept than an actual product.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Mini boy's room (3)

Is it just me, or Blogger has some problems with directly uploaded images? I haven't done so in a while, but those I uploaded from my computer in the last 7 days were not displayed. They had to be put onto a photo site.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Human nature = ugly? (2)

Didn't get to use the photo yesterday because the list screwed up the layout. Now I increasingly understand why my friend chose Wordpress over Blogger. Too many little screw-ups.

Well, back to the subject. Money is evil. Everybody knows that. But I never imagine how successful drug companies are! I even got called "mean" by a doctor personally from the previous post! (And all this time I thought it's got nothing to do with me.) Wow, this is so amazing! Was my post really that influential? I don't think anyone other than a few friends would come here.

That was kind of interesting... I always thought professionals of scientific background would stay cool-headed, unbiased and not let emotions and other things get in the way. Hmm... never mind.

Friday, November 16, 2007

"Restless legs syndrome"?

Once upon a time, a drug company realized their Parkinson's disease drug doesn't sell enough.
  1. Hmm... let's see what else this drug can do.
  2. Some patients say they have more restful sleep.
  3. This drug may help people without Parkinson's disease to sleep better.
  4. But it's hard to get them to buy drugs unless they're sick.
  5. Maybe their legs move too much during sleep.
  6. Let's make up a disease called "Restless legs syndrome".
  7. Let's "educate" the public with TV and magazine ads.
  8. Let's help by teaching the public how to present their case to their doctors by multiple choice questionnaire and free info kits.
  9. The doctors will then prescript our drug.
  10. Yay~!! Big money!! ♥♥♥ Mwahahaha!!! ♪♪♪
  11. The drug company lives happily ever after.
  12. (The above maybe fiction, maybe not.)
Sigh... what an ugly world. (T_T)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Chestnut Pocky

Much lighter than expected, and I'm glad that it's not heavy like the moose Pocky. The flavour reminds me of those canned chestnut paste used by bakery for chestnut cakes. It's got that canned (metallic) watery syrupy feel. At times it even tasted like orange. Kind of strange. There are only 24 sticks in a box and the price is at the moose Pocky level. If it's not this expensive, I'd buy another box.

Interesting... chestnut is called marron in Japanese, which is taken from French instead of English.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Human nature = ugly?

I know it's not pleasant, but out of curiosity, I watched tonight's NOVA on PBS. It was on "Intelligent Design" (AKA creation theory trying to disguise as science.)

Well, I went to Christian elementary school, so I was brain washed right from the beginning. It wasn't until the final years of my teen that I learned the importance of being unbiased and doubtful (thanks to a few psychological bulling incidences). Why can't people judge by facts instead of blindly following whoever is in front? And when someone claims he/she is a Christian/Catholic, that person is automatically assumed the good guy? (I'm afraid hippies and environmentalist are also added to the list a few years ago, sigh...)

Don't take me wrong, I do believe in God. It's just that, increasingly I see the ugliness in such people. From personal experience, Christians/Catholics are actually very poor in tolerating differences in others. It's like, if you don't believe in my God, you should go to hell. (Hey where's the "love your enemy"?)

But tonight's show took that to extreme. Burning up a kid's artwork, hate mail, death threats... So, is that what Christians and Catholics do when they feel their religion is threatened? I'm sorry, but no matter how offended you were, that's not appropriate. Moreover, all you did was to tarnish the religion's image.

Right, it's more about power and politics. Human nature. Ugly. I forgot.

I would like to go into the "wedge" thing and the conspiracy of a few people trying to impose their religious agenda onto the whole nation. But that itself, could be portrayed with bias, making the religious side the bad guy. (Although facts do show that, I'm afraid.) So... I don't think I should go there.

The intolerance of the evolution theory only generates more hatred. Is there no way to include it? The Bible is all about metaphors and interpretation. Why do people have to take it word by word so literally?

All I want to say is that, has anyone on the religious side ever considered, if "Intelligent Design" ever took hold, they might get more people worshiping aliens than God? Or is that their true motif? Trying to pave a way to something like Scientology and make big money? (Yup, feel free to call me conspiracy queen.)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Wind storm

Makes my whole body stiff. Sigh... The rib cage feels like it's bruised. (T_T) My chiropractor takes today off. 3 more days until my next appointment.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Amazing table!

"The Fletcher Capstan Tables"

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Toilet signs collection

59 Of The Coolest Toilet Signs Around The World

Pretty cool alright, but I doubt if they are the "coolest".

Monday, November 05, 2007

Magic egg steamer

Makes the egg yoke into fancy shapes!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007

Mini boy's room

Back to the doll house series... Again, that's someone else's collection.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Monster sushi

Oh my God! It's November already! Scary!! Equally scary is this monstrous sushi. It's from a Japanese restaurant near by which mainly sells sushi. They do have salad and rice bow etc, but no katsudon or oyakodon. It's fish-based only, weird. 3 of us (my parents and I) ordered 2 combos and 4 pieces of nigiri sushi, thinking it would be just the right quantity. Who knew the sushi are gigantic!! Of course we couldn't finish it and had to take the leftover home (which can easily feed 2 more people). We could have ordered one combo instead. The bill was around $23. With one fewer combo, it would be less than $15. So, $5 each person (+ tips). Pretty cheap for a sushi dinner, eh?

However, it wasn't too tasty. Well, it wasn't bad or anything, but the lack of craftsmanship decreases appetite. This monster is the House Roll. I don't think I can eat more than 2 slices.

Again, Pinkys are about 10 cm tall (4 inches). You can see this sushi is even bigger then the diameter of the mug!