On July 3, 1957, John Stephenson Singleton filed for a patent with the UK Patent Office. His invention was called "Improvements in and relating to perpetual calendar devices," and described a way by which two cubes could be used to display all the days in a month. If you're thirty or older, you may remember these calendars from the bank.
No more dropping pianos onto the heads of infidels, alas.
The fact that an "Everything But The Girl" song is being used to hawk Hummers makes me want to go Amish.
The Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page is up and running at http://www.defectiveyeti.com/oscars. I made some changes to the back-end, so let me know if you find any bugs, experience any bugs, or have any suggestions. Update: Should be working fine, now. Let me know is that's not the case.
Fun fact: Miss Piggy can unhinge her jaw to swallow prey whole
The Queen and I are not above gambling when some fact of brobdingnagian importance is in dispute, such as "did Punky Brewster get a breast reduction?" (She did.) Our standard monetary unit in such wagers is One Beer. Unfortunately we are old and betoddlered, so we tend to forget the bet was ever made mere moments after the handshake is