All posts by Catherine Alias

Colorado Man Cited for Revenge Killing of Computer

Murdered Dell ComputerThe Colorado Springs Gazette reported 37-year-old Lucas Hinch was ticketed April 20th for firing a weapon within city limits. But no murder charges are pending for the fatal shooting, because the deceased victim was his Dell desktop PC. The police report said Hinch “was fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months” and shot it in the alley behind his home just before 7 p.m., “effectively disabling it.”  Continue reading

Blade Nano QX FPV Drone with Headset Gives You Eyes in the Skies

Blade Nano QX FPV 4CH 2.4GHz RC DroneIt’s all about drones these days, what with Amazon gearing up for Prime Air delivery and RC enthusiasts video piloting their latest ‘copters in the park. Have you ever dreamed of flying like an eagle with a bird’s-eye view of the neighborhood? You can zip between trees at up to 100 miles an hour, maybe peer over that high wall you’ve always wondered about. The headset lets you look around in any direction – you can even see yourself down below on the ground, a real-time out-of-body experience. You don’t have to be a member of the Royal Netherlands Air Force to enjoy aerial acrobatics like these – the new generation of super-light and durable RC aircraft are incredibly agile and maneuverable. New quadcopters like the Blade Nano QX FPV 4CH 2.4GHz RC Drone give you the totally immersive cockpit experience of on-board piloting. This isn’t virtual reality. It’s totally real and you’re in control.
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Billy Mays, Backwards & in Reverse

In a world where crushed M&Ms become whole and people walk backwards gracefully, Billy Mays is known by millions as Syam Yllib, He Who Balks Tackwards. This is the YouTube world of Alex Connery, who has given us a gift of hundreds of commercials and clips that are reversed to run backwards. Exactly why he’s created these turned-around videos is a mystery, but he’s obviously taken a lot of time and care to create this huge collection, so why not enjoy some?

Billy Mays Impact Gel in reverse is replete with shots of people moon-walking backwards. You’ll be struck by how much Billy’s voice sounds like a Swedish pitchman. Or should we say ″Pitch människa″? If you don’t recall what it sounded like originally, you can check it out on our Top 20 Billy Mays Commercials page. Continue reading

Soul of the 70s: Original Radio Hits or Album Versions?

I’m a compulsive reader of the comments at the bottom of the page. Some people can’t look away from a bad wreck, and I can’t help scrolling down to see what the trolls and shills have to say (in the spirit of full disclosure, I admit that I read the juiciest ones aloud in the voice of Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons: “Worst. Comment. Evar.”). With that admission out of the way, I can tell you that a post on Time Life’s Soul of the 70s 10 CD Box Set page set me to thinking.

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PC Matic Anti-virus Software: Made in the USA

The best security software is made in America, according to PC Matic. “Where in the world is your security software developed?” asks PC Matic CEO Rob Cheng in the PC Matic ‘Foreigner’ TV commercial. And that’s a question I hadn’t thought to ask myself over the years – but now that the question is raised, do I want to trust my computer’s security to a foreign company with potentially questionable loyalties? Continue reading

Yoshi Grill & Bake One-Ups Miracle Grill Mat – New Product Tuesday

What do baking and grilling have in common? Yes, both produce delicious food, but both also make for a major messy cleanup. How many times have you scraped at your grill grate with a greasy wire brush and given up before it was clean? How many cake pans have you left soaking overnight because it was impossible to get burnt batter out of the corners? Are you ashamed to have anyone see your favorite baking sheets because of their dark, burnt, crusty stains?

Yoshi Grill Mats are just as perfect for grilling, camping, tailgating and picnics as the Miracle Grill Mat, but now you can enjoy the same 100% non-stick, easy-to-clean surface while you bake with the Yoshi Bake Non-Stick Mat. Just like Miracle Grill Mats,  Yoshi Grill & Bake Non-Stick Mats can withstand heat up to 500 degrees and have safe, PFOA-free non-stick surfaces. Best of all, they can be put in the dishwasher or just rinsed off with soap and water – try doing that with your big, heavy grill grate. You can buy Miracle Grill Mats on Amazon, but only  Yoshi Grill & Bake Non-Stick Mats have the Grip N’ Flip Spatula as a special bonus. Continue reading

Billy Mays Died Five Years Ago, Shoes Still Not Filled

We Miss Billy MaysFive years have passed, and we still miss Billy Mays. Death took him at the apex of his career, and it’s hard not to wonder what he’d be doing today if he was still with us. So far, no one has inherited the mantle of his blue shirt, not Anthony “Sully” Sullivan, nor Vince Offer. Continue reading

True Detective’s Yellow King – The Secret Revealed

True Detective Rust VHS Tape The final episode of True Detective has aired, but the Internet is still asking: Who is the Yellow King? Errol Childress doesn’t seem powerful or evil enough to lead a cult that ritually murders women and children in the secret place called Carcosa. At most, he’s the last withered remnant of a clan that mixed voodoo, Santeria and witchcraft into a fearful Lovecraftian brew. So if Errol is not the Yellow King, who is? I think I know and soon you will too. Continue reading

George Jones, Golden Voice of the Golden Age of Country

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George Jones may have passed away this year, but he left behind a legacy of unparalleled country music performances. Even Frank Sinatra referred to George Jones as “the second greatest singer in America”. That’s why Time Life featured many of his best songs on their comprehensive country music CD collection Golden Age of Country. Classic hits like:

  • White Lightning
  • Tender Years
  • Walk through This World with Me
  • The Race Is On
  • She Thinks I Still Care
  • A Girl I Used To Know
  • The Window Up Above
  • And more!

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