Awful Battle… (Evil) Weight Scales

The weight scale in the bathroom of my mother’s house is, I’ve decided, completely evil.

I’m not one to really watch my #’s, but I have a mild curiosity about it whenever I stop by.

The thing is, her scale lies.  It flat-out lies.  It might be trying to make you feel better, but at first step, it electronically informs you that you weigh X pounds.  Then when you step on it the second time, immediately following that initial reading, the red LED’s read X+4.  So in reality, you weigh Y, so X equals Y-4.  (I need a shirt that says “I Love Algebra” to go along with my “I Love Puns” shirt that I want.)

That being said, in honor of Halloween, let this war of Evil Weight Scales commence!


Coinkydink Or Coinkydonk? Crossing Sign Designs

Here’s a heads up.  Coinkydink means something’s a coincidence.  Coinkydonk would be something on purpose.  Okay, heads down.

It’s common when traveling America’s roads to see a familiar black-on-yellow figure warning of upcoming road hazards.  Most of them are simple in detail, and refer to moving objects.


Looks like the John Deere Playskool model, I reckon.

Deer animals bear the brunt of the signs that resemble squashed bumblebees (sorry, PETA).


It's like that WWII raising the flag statue (sorry Vets)...

Sometimes though, the graphic representations can get a little cartoony.


Is that one duck taunting me?

But when it comes to people, the images representing us are as simple as those on the bathroom stalls.


"We're looking for the restroom. These are newspapers in our hands, if you catch my meaning."

Except in this case:


I... I don't know what to say.

Apparently, these signs were initially put up to warn of fleeing immigrants, but it is much more detailed than most of the others.  The only one with as much “character” is the duck crossing sign, and this leads me ponder:

Is it a coincidence that the more detailed the design, the less serious I want to take it?  Or is the intention of the designers to make you notice the warning?

So to translate:

  • Coinkydink – They’re funny.
  • Coinkydonk – They’re noticeable.

(SIDENOTE: I do find it humorous when people stick electrical tape under the deer on its standard crossing sign.)

Happy Find… Forty Inspirational Speeches In Two Minutes

All this needed was the music from “The Natural” to send me completely over the top, but it does what it promises – forty tear-jerking, spirit-rousing, adreneline-pumping (can that be in the same sentence as tear-jerking?) mashed together speeches from films as diverse as “Braveheart,” “Street Fighter,” “Bring It On,” “Stand and Deliver,” “Swingers,” and “Galaxy Quest.” 

Simply put – it’s awesome.  I wanted to list it all, but it might spoil it.

Personally, I think Obama should try to use it at his Inaugural Speech.

(From Overthinkingit)

(Transcript after the jump)

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