Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thinking about a name for your child? Read this first.

I am reading this interesting article, here is the relevant part.

Boys in the United States with common names like Michael and David are less likely to commit crimes than those named Ernest or Ivan.

David E. Kalist and Daniel Y. Lee of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania compared the first names of male juvenile delinquents to the first names of male juveniles in the population. The researchers constructed a popularity-name index (PNI) for each name. For example, the PNI for Michael is 100, the most frequently given name during the period. The PNI for David is 50, a name given half as frequently as Michael. The PNI is approximately 1 for names such as Alec, Ernest, Ivan, Kareem, and Malcolm.

Results show that, regardless of race, juveniles with unpopular names are more likely to engage in criminal activity. The least popular names were associated with juvenile delinquency among both blacks and whites.

You can read the rest here:

So what does this mean? What if everyone named their child Michael? What will happen to Tom Cruise's or Gwyneth Paltrow's children, will those become criminals?

My children have the following names: Christian, Catherine and Nicholas (and no, Catherine and Nicholas are not named after Nicholas II and Catherine the Great

I think I am safe :-)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Am I doomed? Unborn with Odette Yustman as eye candy

I saw the movie Unborn yesterday and while I am not saying it is something you should see immediately it is not that bad. Odette Yustman from Cloverfield is the eye candy in this movie. It is an exorcist type of movie where the main character gets haunted by her unborn twin brother. Here is the creepy part.......the movie starts with Casey jogging and finding a blue glove on the ground, she picks this glove up, turns around only to find a creepy little boy standing there. This boy morphs into a dog and disappears.

On my way to work today I found this blue glove in the snow, it is almost the same as the one in the movie, not only that but take a look at the picture, notice something interesting? Yes that is a Corna (sign of the horns)

Anyway below is the trailer of unborn and hopefully I won't get any visitors tonight.......

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

When I grow up I want to be like mommy

When I grow up I want to be like mommy.......and sell shovels at Wal-mart.......oh wait....

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Awesome first dance

Haven't seen something as good in a long time


I still haven't decided which one I like better

Monday, January 12, 2009

This is how you make a siren

Funny joke, unless you are a cat

A firefighter was working on the engine outside the station, when he noticed a little girl nearby in a little red wagon with little ladders hung off the sides, and a garden hose tightly coiled in the middle. The girl was wearing a firefighters helmet. The wagon was being pulled by her dog and her cat. The firefighter walked over to take a closer look.

`That sure is a nice fire truck,` the firefighter said with admiration.

`Thanks,` the girl replied. The firefighter looked a little closer. The fireman noticed the girl had tied the wagon to her dog`s collar and to the cat`s testicles...

`Little partner,` the firefighter said, `I don`t want to tell you how to run your rig, but if you were to tie that rope around the cat`s collar, I think you could go faster.`

The little girl replied thoughtfully, `You`re probably right, but then I wouldn`t have a siren.`

Just for the record, I am a cat person not a dog person.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

This Is SPPPAAAAAARRTTAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

I laughed my ass off and so will you. Everone I showed this clip to had a laugh attack, so enjoy

Thursday, January 8, 2009

PowerShell V2 Comes With Windows 7

I installed Windows 7 today, and noticed it comes with PowerShell

Here is a screen shot

Start Menu Powershell V2

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lego Toys From 30 Years Ago Still In Use

When I went to Amsterdam recently I brought back a huge suitcase full of lego bricks. I have played with some of the bricks in that suitcase over 30 years ago.
I found the following 2 little cars in there:

Lego Fire And Police Car 1978

They don't make them like that anymore, these were from the following two sets

This was made in 1978 so over 30 years ago by now. I also have the train tracks which were blue before they made the grey colored ones. I had so much fun with Legos when I was a kid and hope that my kids will enjoy these little bricks also. Legos are probably one of the best toys ever made, the good thing about them is that you can use those old bricks with the bricks that they make nowadays, it will never be outdated.