Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Smokers get rewards

Sign Sign everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign

Cool lyrics

If your from Nsw or Vic in Australia and a smoker over 18years old just contact the email below to receive some info on a feedback group with cash reward & products. This is offline market research and if you qualify you will pick up the products every few days over 2 weeks in a location near you.


Sunday, November 18, 2007


Yeah well I haven't finished that maintenance yet and I got sidetracked surfing. ;) So I will potter on and get it done day by day.

I came across Scratchback which you can see on the right here.

Scratchback is described as an online tipping system. Publishers thats me the blogger accept tips that can be as low as a dollar in exchange for link space on their blog. I've chosen text links but there is image links as well. It's simple and easy you install a widget on your blog and you are ready to go. Right now its in beta so you get 90% of any tips you get. They are also making a mini market place up soon.

Scratchback says on their site,

Have A Website Or Blog?

Use a Scratchback TopSpot widget to...

  • Accept "tips" from your readers easily & quickly
  • Offer text links* or banners, your choice
  • Set your own price of your TopSpots
  • Give readers a fun way to participate beyond commenting
  • 90% payouts during beta!
  • Make money and have fun!
  • Multiple & custom designs available

What Is ScratchBack?

ScratchBack is an online "tipping" system. It allows you, the publisher, to accept tips and "give back" links* or images* in return.

You name your price on your tips, and you earn money from every interaction through our easy-to-use automated system. It's free to sign-up, and you can have a TopSpot widget on your website or blog in minutes.

*Note: ALL links or images are hardcoded with a nofollow tag.

Loopyplus1 down for maintenance

I did a loopy thing and totally stuffed up so am fixing things , hopefully. I think I"ll go with the blogger platform now safer much safer for me. I just have to add some links I had etc so if yours is missing count to a few million and you will be back soon. maybe count backwards after you get there. Have some frootloops brb

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The goods on Socialspark

Want the goods on Socialspark? Well as is found regular in the blogosphere you can read one blog or read 50 blogs and come away with the realisation that they were all a rehash of each other

Original content? not likely More like find a blog article rehash jumble rewrite remash. Loopy or what? I'd rather read the white pages (phone directory) really.

google blog search at 10.35am tell us there is

Results 81 - 87 of about 128 for socialspark
In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 87 already displayed.
If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included.

Lets check back later ;) Later is now well in the time it took me to write this original blog content anyway. There is now Results 1 - 10 of about 162 for socialspark from 128 to 162 in what 10 minutes Maybe I should coin the phrase reblogosphere or rebloghashosphere could cover all the rewritten rehashed remashed reblogged blogs out there. anyone taken a look at seo tips seo blogs the mind boggles seo-rewritten-blogs-osphere maybe ?

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Monday, November 12, 2007

On this day Nov 12th Though next year is looking good.

Looking at 2007 Nov 12th I do wonder if the 10.45 Emu plains to Katoomba train will be running tomorrow. Musing whether it's a waste of time to set the alarm.

Source Uncyclopedia
Uncyclopedia:Anniversaries/November 12
From Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia.

One way to assure Lightning Awareness is to be struck by it.

November 12: Lightning awareness day (Worldwide), Scheissenfest (Austria) *
65th Annual Japanese Rememberance Day, For remembering Japan.
  • 1513 - In one of his lesser known works, "Mein Scheisskampf", Martin Luther
    claims to have gotten into a battle with the devil, flinging his "Scheisse" as a weapon. No shit.
  • 1620 - A number of pirates shipwreck on a giantic rock off of the Massachusets coast. In a measure to combat cannibalism amongst the surviving members, the Mayflower Compact is signed. In the end, however, nine are eaten with some fava beans and a nice quiante.
  • 1775 - American Revolutionary War: The Continental Congress passes a resolution creating two battalions of mimes, later renamed the United States Mime Corps. They are primarily used as human shields.

  • 1934 - Over a largish tankard of Guinness, the Irish House of Commons makes buggery illegal. No word on whether New Zealanders have yet caught up.
  • 1880 - Ned Kelly is hanged in Australia for beating around the bush.
  • 1889 - Washington is admitted as a state of the Union; is propped up at a podium to give a speech despite the obvious decay.
  • 1902 - Element 4, Cheesium, first isolated by scientists in Paris. Rioting ensues.
  • 1918 - Germany signs a pact to be prissy for the next twenty-one years until an Austrian prick screws it all up.
  • 1930 - Albert Einstein and some dude you don't know recieve a patent for the Einstein refrigerator. No Bullshit

  • 1955 - Marty McFly completes the first successful time travel experiment after lightning strikes the Hill Valley clocktower.
  • 1955 - Doc Brown's flying DeLorean is struck by lightning.
  • 1996 - The Paris Hilton opens for its first customer: A man with a camcorder.

  • 1997 - Nothing happens. At all.
  • 1998 - Marty McFly travels in time to record a porn video with Paris Hilton. It becomes known as knock the back outta ya 2
  • 2007 - Doritos chili cheese lime are invented, thus changing the future of crunchy snacks as we know it.
  • 2007 - The Earth collides with a meteor and existence as we know it ends.

  • 2008 - In a last ditch effort not to be assassinated, George Bush declares war on Australia
  • 2008 - Some Stuff Happens, existence as we know it starts up again.
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2007

    Mad Scientists! Evil Scientists! You Betcha

    Mad science! mad scientists! ever wondered where those terms come from. I'd say 1962 care of Warren Thomas, the then director of Lincoln Park Zoo in Oklahoma City. Well below is the 10 most wackiest experiments, some I'd call plain evil personally.

    Source Times Online October 31, 2007
    Elephants on acid - the 10 wackiest experiments of all time <---- Click here and have a read of the comments at end.

    When Warren Thomas, the director of Lincoln Park Zoo in Oklahoma City, approached Tusko the elephant with a syringe full of LSD in 1962, he thought that he was about to make a major contribution to science.

    Within a few moments of being injected, Tusko began trumpeting furiously, before keeling over as if he had been shot. An hour later, he was dead. “It appears that the elephant is highly sensitive to the effects of LSD,” Thomas and his colleagues concluded.

    Some 35 years after his demise, Tusko’s role in the history of science has been recognised with first place in a list of the ten wackiest experiments of all time, compiled for New Scientist magazine.

    He has also inspired the list’s author, Alex Boase, to assemble many more strange studies in a newly-published book, Elephants on Acid and Other Bizarre Experiments.

    “I started collecting examples of bizarre experiments years ago while in graduate school studying the history of science,” Mr Boase said. “I confess I had no profound intellectual motive; I simply found them fascinating.

    “They filled me with disbelief, astonishment, disgust and — best of all – laughter. With hindsight, perhaps there is a deeper message. These experiments are not the work of cranks. All were performed by honest, hardworking scientists who were not prepared to accept common-sense explanations of how the world works.

    “Sometimes such single-mindedness leads to brilliant discoveries. At other times it can end up closer to madness. Unfortunately, there’s no way of knowing in advance where the journey will lead.”

    The Top Ten
    1) Elephants on Acid

    A curiosity-led experiment from the 1960s, in which Warren Thomas decided to inject an elephant named Tusko with 297 milligrams of LSD — about 3,000 times the typical human dose — to see what would happen. The idea was to determine whether the hallucinogenic drug could induce musth — the state of temporary madness in which male elephants become aggressive.

    The result was a public relations disaster: Tusko died. The scientists claimed in their defence that they had not expected this to happen — two of them had taken plenty of acid themselves, they said.

    2) Terror in the Skies

    Another 1960s experiment, in which ten soldiers on a training flight were told by the pilot that the aircraft was disabled, and about to ditch in the ocean. They were then required to fill in insurance forms before the crash — ostensibly so the Army was not financially liable for any deaths or injuries.

    They were actually unwitting participants in an experiment: the plane was not crippled at all. It revealed that fear of imminent death indeed causes soldiers to make more mistakes than usual when filling in forms.

    3) Tickling

    In the 1930s Clarence Yeuba, a Professor of Psychology at Antioch College in Ohio, formed the hypothesis that people learn to laugh when tickled, and that the response is not innate. He tested it on his son — the family was forbidden from laughing in relation to tickling when he was present.

    Leuba’s wife, however, was caught some months later bouncing the boy on her knee while laughing and saying: “Bouncy, bouncy.” By the time the boy was seven, he was laughing when tickled — but that did not stop Leuba trying the experiment again on his sister.

    4) Headless rats and painted faces

    In 1924 Carney Landis, of the University of Minnesota, set out to investigate facial expressions of disgust. To exaggerate expressions, he drew lines on volunteers’ faces with burnt cork, before asking them to smell ammonia, listen to jazz, look at pornography or place their hands in a bucket of frogs.

    He then asked each volunteer to decapitate a white rat. While all hesitated, and some swore or cried, most agreed to do so — showing the ease with which most people bow to authority. The pictures, however, look quite bizarre. “They look like members of a strange cult preparing to offer a sacrifice to the Great God of the Experiment,” Mr Boese wrote.

    5) Raising the dead

    Robert Cornish, of the University of California at Berkeley, believed in the 1930s that he had perfected a way of raising the dead. He experimented by placing corpses on a see-saw to circulate the blood, while injecting adrenalin and anticoagulants.

    After apparently successful experiments on strangled dogs, he found a condemned prisoner, Thomas McMonigle, who was prepared to become a human guinea pig. The state of California, however, refused permission, for fear that it would have to release McMonigle if the technique worked.

    6) Slumber learning

    In 1942 Lawrence LeShan, of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, attempted subliminally to influence boys into stopping biting their fingernails. While they were asleep, he played them a record of a voice saying: “My fingernails taste terribly bitter.” When the record player broke down, he stood in the dormitory repeating the phrase himself.

    It seemed to work: by the end of the summer, 40 per cent of the boys had stopped biting their nails. Mr Boese, however, has another explanation: "'If I stop biting my nails,’ they probably thought, ‘the strange man will go away.’”

    7) Turkey turn-ons

    Martin Schein and Edgar Hale, of Pennsylvania State University, devoted themselves to studying the sexual behaviour of turkeys in the 1960s, and discovered that the birds are not choosy. Taking a model of a female turkey, they progressively removed body parts until the males lost interest.

    Even when all that remained was a head on a stick, the male turkeys remained turned on.

    8) Two-headed dogs

    Vladimir Demikhov, a surgeon from the Soviet Union, revealed his surgical creation of a two-headed dog in 1954. The head of a puppy had been grafted onto the neck of an adult German shepherd. The second head would lap at milk, even though it did not need nourishment — and though the milk then dribbled down the neck from its disconnected oesophagus. Both animals soon died because of tissue rejection — but that did not stop Demikhov from creating 19 more over the next 15 years.

    9) The vomit-drinking doctor

    Stubbins Ffirth, a doctor training in Philadelphia during the 1800s, formed the hypothesis that yellow fever was not an infectious disease, and proceeded to test it on himself. He first poured infected vomit into open wounds, then drank the vomit. He did not fall ill — but not because yellow fever is not infectious. It was later discovered that it must be injected directly into the bloodstream, typically through the bite of a mosquito.

    10) Eyes wide open

    In 1960 Ian Oswald, of the University of Edinburgh, sought to test extreme conditions for falling asleep. He taped open volunteers’ eyes, while placing a bank of flashing lights 50cm in front of them, and attached electrodes to their legs that administered electric shocks. He also blasted very loud music into their ears.

    All three subjects were able to fall asleep within 12 minutes. Oswald speculated that the key was the monotonous and regular nature of the stimuli.