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Another odd ebay auction – A man in Omaha, NE is auctioning his forehead for advertising. He’ll accept any non-permanent ad for 30 days on his forehead. He’s up to almost $15,000 with 3 days left. He has also registered the domain: for more information.

Technology to keep your plants alive

After returning from vacation to find my plant (lovingly named Bachi) near death… well, more near death than usual, I decided to order the Dr. Frog Plant Monitor. For only $5.99 you can get a doctor for your plants that let you know when they need water. Don’t you wish your plants could talk back… Read more »

How about another weird holiday?

Happy Holifestigala! – America’s Holidayest Holiday The official site comes with tradition, songs, recipes and e-cards to make your Holifestigala more holifestigalative. When we get together to carve the Crab Rangoon, dress the pet Chinchilla and hang a Purple Tumbleweed over our heads, it must mean that the celebration of Holifestigala is upon us. This… Read more »

Need a last minute gift idea?

With just a short while left before Christmas, there isn’t much time left for gift shopping. Luckily Google comes through yet again. You can “Give the Gift of Google” this year. They provide a download of all their software and a lovely image to print for the CD they’re burned on. They also provide a… Read more »

An Advert Calendar

No, not an Advent calendar, it’s an Advert calendar. Here are the 12 days of Christmas via holiday commercials from the 80’s. we’re counting down the days till Christmas with a new holiday themed ad from the past reviewed each and every day — and yes, you can download every commercial featured! See what was… Read more »

It’s a Wonderful Life in 30 Seconds with Bunnies

Something a little holiday related. It’s a remake of that classic holiday favorite It’s a Wonderful Life… In 30 seconds… With Bunnies! It’s a Wonderful Life in 30 seconds, re-enacted by bunnies. Um… Yah!

New Magazine from the Publishers of Wired

Wired Magazine is launching a trial edition of a new magazine called “Test” which is basically an entire magazine of the review section of Wired. I’m an avid Wired reader, and their review section being one of my favorite parts, I’m looking forward to this new mag. It is supposedly being released in a limited… Read more »

Geek Gift Guides Galore

Don’t know what you want for Christmas (Hanukkah, Quanza, Winter Solstice, Festivus, Ramadan) yet? Maybe these gift guides will help you find something. Fortune Magazine “Best Products of the Year: Electronics” (thanks Kevin) Wired “Gifts to Sate Your Technolust “ Wired “Wired Tools 2004” Engadget “Gadget Gift Guide Round Up 2004” (a huge list!) What… Read more »

Mentos in Cody Banks

Who knew that there was a Mentos scene in Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London? (probably anyone that wasted 100 min. of their life watching it!) I have never seen this movie, nor do I want to, but the fact that there is a Mentos scene makes it instantly good (at least for 30 seconds)…. Read more »

Giving thanks and fixing computers

I ran across this article about how an entire generation of people also do tech support while visiting home for the holidays. The Tech-Support Generation via MSNBC Next week, millions of college students and young professionals will head home for the Thanksgiving holidays. We’ll sit with our families in warm, candle-lit dining rooms eating stuffed… Read more »

Online Secret Santa

Want to get a Christmas present from a total stranger for Christmas this year? All you need is an Amazon wish list and to sign up for Secret Santa 2004. You enter your name, e-mail, a little information about yourself (a website if you have one), and a link to you Amazon wish list into… Read more »

New Winter Theme

With the winter season and the holidays fast approaching, I decided to make a winter theme for Techory. You can change the theme (like always) by clicking on the colored swatches in the upper right corner of the page (the one on the end with the snowflake is the winter theme… obviously). So roast some… Read more »

You’ll pay how much for a 10 yr. old sandwich?!?

Yes, another ebay post… Some guy is selling a 10 year old sandwich with an image of the Virgin Mary on it. That in itself is interesting (or odd), but look at the price!!! This is kind of old news, but my mouth fell open when I a saw how much it was going for…. Read more »

I wish my car did this!

Citroën Get Your Funk On Video (mpg) I guess that’s what I get for buying a Honda Civic instead of a Citroën C4. “More than meets the eye!”