Yes, this is cute.

This little cheetah cub is JUST TOO CUTE, I couldn’t help but to put something up about him.  This little guy, the two week old Kaburi, just opened his eyes and just is SO ADORABLE.  Everyone must go to this site and watch this little cheetah and just go AWWW a million times over.

This picture just melts your heart, doesn't it? Go watch the video! (I grabbed this pic from Cute Overload)

Of course you love free stuff!

Okay, so the Dungeons and Dragons paper and pen RPG breed’s sorta dying out.  And even among those, most of them seem to hate the new edition, 4e.  So, for the few of you out there that likes D&D 4e AND reads my blog, why not try to get some free stuff?  I mean, who doesn’t like free stuff?

Anyway, Troll in the Corner is holding an International D&D Contest where you can win some neat D&D 4th edition stuff, and you can even enter multiple times.  And the prizes can be shipped anywhere in the world, so you can enter even if you’re not in the US!

So, yeah.  Check it out.

Olde Salty Resturant puts up a ‘No screaming kids’ sign; people scream

I saw an interesting thing on the news a couple of days ago… a restaurant in North Carolina has implemented a new rule: No screaming kids allowed.  A relatively bold statement, though the middle-aged owner explains how she is frustrated about her customers complaining about the rowdy children and how the new rule has brought her more business.  Of course, some parents are ‘screaming’ (well, not really, just more complaining) about this, saying that they cannot help it when their kids start howling.

Anyway, you can see Fox New’s clip below (I know everyone hates Fox News, so you can watch MSNBC’s story here instead, if you want):

Honestly, I think it’s great that the owner put up the sign.  There’s little I hate more than going out to eat, then having to listen to kids wailing their heads off… especially when they’re little kids that obviously have no discipline.  But that’s a rant for another day…

20 Ridiculous Complaints Made by Holidaymakers

This article… I can’t believe some of these complaints.  I think one of the funniest is this one:  “A woman threatened to call police after claiming that she’d been locked in by staff. When in fact, she had mistaken the “do not disturb” sign on the back of the door as a warning to remain in the room.” I’d like to say that not that many people can be like this, but having worked in customer service, I know how… stupid some people can get.

I don’t want to ruin the whole article for you, so I won’t post any more examples. However, be assured that these complaints are LAWL-worthy and are worth your time to click through.

Check out the article here.

It’s International Bacon Day!

Hazzah!  Today’s the second annual International Bacon Day, which is celebrated on the Saturday before the U.S. Labor Day.  Celebrate this day by eating tons of BACON!  Because who doesn’t love bacon?  ;D

If you wanna learn more about the ‘holiday’, check out the blog.  There’s a few different groups and websites doing little bacon related things for today.

…You know what’s funny?  I didn’t even know about this day until I saw in article in my city’s newspaper (Tallahassee Democrat) about bacon on Thursday.  Finally, something interesting in that darn paper!  :D  I’d wish I’d known about it last year, but at least I’ll be able to join in the porky holiday this year!

I never would have thought the day would come so soon…

…when I’d see a friggin’ working full-body robot suit.  Check this out:

It even has a snazzy futuristic look to it.

This snazzy looking thing is called the HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) suit.  With it, you can lift up to ten times your normal amount with little strain.  How does it do it?  Cyberdyne’s website explains:

When a person attempts to move, nerve signals are sent from the brain to the muscles via motoneuron, moving the musculoskeletal system as a consequence. At this moment, very weak biosignals can be detected on the surface of the skin. “HAL” catches these signals through a sensor attached on the skin of the wearer. Based on the signals obtained, the power unit is controlled to move the joint unitedly with the wearer’s muscle movement, enabling to support the wearer’s daily activities.

To put it in simpler terms, the HAL suit sort of “feels” what your body wants you to do and helps you do so.  However, it doesn’t only help you, but makes you stronger.  One example shown in the video below shows the subject carrying four 10kb bags of rice with ease, something an ordinary man would have trouble doing on his own.

It’s cool to see this man being able to succeed in his childhood dream… and it’ll be so useful too!  With its abilities, the HAL 5 suit can help those with weakened muscles move around, or to help those that work hard labor so they don’t put as much strain on their bodies.  Unfortunately, according to h+ Magazine, they are only producing 400 a year for over 4000 US dollars a piece, so it’ll be unlikely anyone other than high-end hospitals and rich (and lucky) folks will get it in the near future.

Looks like itll be useful for newlyweds as well.

Looks like it'll be useful for newlyweds as well.

Geez, in the next 20 years or so, I’ll bet the world will look like a science fiction novel.  That’s not a bad thing, it’s all going faster than I expected, that’s for sure.

Happy Birthday, Barbie! Have some tattoos.

This is just too funny.

First off, check out this news video.  Then laugh.

For her 50th birthday, Barbie has been given a special tattoo edition; with bunches of mini tattoos of puppies and hearts and cute little girly things, Barbie is now a “rebel”.  I mean, since everyone that has a tattoo is a rebel.

Anyway, the new Barbie is making a huge stink with the usual “everything’s horrible for my child” crowd.  Apparently, giving Barbie tattoos will affect the young, innocent minds of 6-year-old girls, making them wanna deck out their skin with horrible, offensive ink.  Like panda bears.  Yep, that’s really offensive, there.

That’s nothing new, though.  Most soccer moms will freak out about anything that’s not on an innocence level equal to Jesus.  Oh well.  But reallly…. WHY give Barbie tattoos?  I mean, isn’t Barbie supposed to be the definition of the socially perfect woman?  Perfect body, skin, hair, clothes, et cetera?  Somehow, sticking tattoos on her doesn’t match the image of the perfect of the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Valley girl image the Barbie holds up.  Well, I guess times are changing.

Of course, I guess she still keeps her image when one of the worse tattoos she has is this:

Oh no, not a tattoo with Ken’s name on it!  Just defiling the good name of Barbie.

Well… happy birthday Barbie.  You’d better enjoy those tattoos before those soccer moms bitch so much that Hasbro takes them away from you.