5 Non-Super Powers I Wish I Had

Posted by The Gimcracker in Theory & Philosophy, Top Fivers on 28. Aug, 2008 | 11 Comments

I’m always thinking about the super powers I wish I had. Would it be better to fly or be invisible? Duh, fly. If you said invisible you’re one of three things: a) a thief, b) a cheater, or c) a depressed recluse. Think about it, if you could fly you would never have to pay [...]

Another Space Video

Posted by The Gimcracker in Amazing, Science on 19. Aug, 2008 | 1 Comment

I can’t help it, I am intrigued by things that may seem pointless or boring to you. For instance I love telling people that there are more possible chess game outcomes than atoms in the universe. I usually get one of two responses to that: “Your life saddens me.” “That’s impossible. Your life saddens me.” [...]

Why Do People Hate Titanic?

Posted by The Gimcracker in Movies, Theory & Philosophy on 12. Aug, 2008 | 10 Comments

Pop Aversion Theory™ That’s why. Let me tell you about a new theory that is blowing the minds of scientists and philosophizers ’round the globe. It’s called Pop Aversion Theory™ (PAT™) and it was discovered by the same great mind that brought us Reference Burst Theory™. Mine. I recently took a movie compatibility quiz on [...]

Flight Of The Bumblebee pt. 2: Fastest Guitarist In The World

Posted by The Gimcracker in Amazing, Music on 18. Jul, 2008 | 5 Comments

It’s Friday. That means multiple posts chocked full of stuff I find on Digg. Hold on to your butts. If you’ve seen my first post about Flight Of The Bumblebee performances, you know where I’m going with this. There is some new video footage of the fastest guitarist in the world. Officially the fastest. That’s [...]


Posted by The Gimcracker in Amazing, Science on 03. Jul, 2008 | 5 Comments

I have been inspired by the 4th of July to post about fire-related phenomena, seeing as how millions of (probably drunk) people are about to shoot dangerous bombs into the sky. Remember the movie Backdraft? Can you believe that came out 17 years ago?!? I was pretty into that movie back in the 90s and [...]

God Hates Fags

Posted by The Gimcracker in Fail, Theory & Philosophy on 10. Jun, 2008 | 7 Comments

At least, that’s what they think. The Westboro Baptist Church is protesting across from the convention center, which is where the Southern Baptist Convention is being held this week. They’re the ones with the God Hates Fags website. I saw them on my way to work this morning. There’s even a little kid out there [...]

Hypermilers = Stupid Drivers

Posted by The Gimcracker in Gimcrackery, Theory & Philosophy on 19. May, 2008 | 11 Comments

On my daily web surf I came across this disturbing article. It details a guy who lives for hypermiling, which is a method of increasing your car’s gas mileage by making skillful changes in the way you drive, allowing you to save gas and thereby have an easier time withstanding the rising oil and gas [...]

Wall-Painted Animation

Posted by The Gimcracker in Amazing on 16. May, 2008 | 2 Comments

People say what I’m about to say a lot, but in 13 months of blogging and 120 posts I have never said it. I’ve said similar things, but I haven’t made the following over-generalizing, cliched, oft-exaggerated blanket statement until today:   This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.   You must suffer through two [...]

Cephalopod Reference Burst Theory™ Rears Its Bulbous Head

Posted by The Gimcracker in Reference Burst Theory, Science on 01. May, 2008 | 2 Comments

There has been an explosion of references to squid & octopuses (cephalopods) since my first post about them. I have been putting these references in the comments of the post so as not to clutter up The Gimcrack Miscellany, but with the two new references today this phenomenon needs to have its own post. First, [...]

The Guatemala sinkhole.

Posted by The Gimcracker in News, Science on 29. Apr, 2008 | 3 Comments

330 feet deep. Swallowed 12 homes suddenly. The pit emitted foul odors, loud noises and tremors, shaking the surrounding ground. A rush of water could be heard from its depths… I have a fear of voids, so that’s all I wanna know.

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