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8 Completely Badass Veterans Youíve Never Heard Of
Veterans Day can be a slippery holiday. Unlike Memorial Day, which gets a barbecue-filled three-day weekend to kick off summer, Veterans Day often falls in the middle of the week, isolated by days of work and crummy November weather. As a veteran myself, Iím often unsure what to do with the day. Call old friends and reminisce? Go to a parade? Drink a bottle of Thunderbird and cry? None of it feels appropriate, and so I end up volunteering for some kind of veterans service, because Iím pure of heart and my soul is filled with the warmth of a thousand golden retriever puppies. But YOU shouldnít have to waste your Veterans Day listening to old people talk about gooks and krauts. Youíre busy, which is why youíre wasting time on the Internet in hopes of reading stories about American servicemen wrecking chunks of foreign countries and taking lives in the defense of the Constitution, freedom, and apple pie.
7 Times When It's Okay To Dumpster Dive
Back in our salad days, my husband and I outfitted much of our New Orleans apartment with dumpster dive goodies. We found our coffee table in the trash behind a defunct Japanese restaurant. Some serious sanding removed the cigarette burns and -- presto! -- we had a unique centerpiece for our living room. We next culled a wrought-iron headboard from the flea market dumpster. It's pre-antiqued look was ideal for our French Quarter home. Soon our walls were covered with posters, tapestries and hand-woven rugs rescued from other trash bins. All these finds, not to mention many an unusual nick and knack, gave our slave-quarters apartment a unique flair for nearly nothing. We were just kids, justifiably proud of our dumpster dive finds. Many years later, however, I still find it difficult to pass a well-stuffed trash barrel without peeking in, particularly during the spring days when students in our college town are trashing unwanted belongings. Old habits die hard. Besides, there's something criminal about sending perfectly good consumer goods to our overflowing landfill.
5 Unique Road Races
Any old runner can take on a standard road race. Strap on a good pair of shoes, do a little training, get hydrated, and itís not too much of a struggle. Not all races are quite as straightforward as your local charityís 5K, though. Hereís a look at five unique takes on road racing.
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The 10 Most Effective Horror Movie Killers
Horror movie villains love to kill people. Actually, that's a bit of an understatement. These guys enjoy murder as much as Grant Morrison enjoys causing readers to shoot blood out of their ears in confusion. Movie after movie, young, usually extremely sexually active teens practically line up to die in the most awesome and gruesome ways possible, whether by a heart-slicing stab from a machete or by a large object plowing through their innards like a fist through Jell-O. And from the safety of our couches or from sticky-floored movie theaters, we the audience get our own personal thrill from criticizing the seemingly mentally challenged victims of the kill-happy psycho as they fail at every possible decision in their attempt to escape their inevitable fate.
5 Stylish iPhone Alarm Clock Apps to Wake You Up On Time
Although the iPhoneís alarm clock is functional, it has limited features. If you use your phone to wake up in the morning instead of a standalone device, then youíll want to get the most out of it. There are a large number of alarm clock apps available in the App Store, but, almost unbelievably, not all of them work, and some of them are downright duds. Weíve tried and tested five great alarm clocks apps for the iPhone and iPod touch that canít make getting out of bed any easier, but at least youíll be woken (fingers crossed) in a way of your own choosing.
4 Cool Android Phone Solutions To Everyday Problems
During your typical day, you put up with annoyances or difficulties and probably just accept them as part of life. Things like forgetting where your car is or forgetting your grocery shopping list at home. The whole point of technology is to make life easier, so Iím here to offer up four Android solutions to a few of those daily annoyances and problems. Each of these Android apps are offered for free on the Android Market, but youíll also find the download scan code for your convenience. If any of these issues are the sort of thing you find yourself dealing with every day, go ahead and give them a try.
The 5 Most Shocking Celebrity Twitter Feeds
You probably can't remember back this far, but before Twitter, celebrities were for the most part like demigods -- infallible, brilliant, perfect in every way. Of course, we saw the occasional coke-fueled meltdown, but otherwise everything a celebrity said was carefully filtered through a publicist or a softball nonquestion from Mary Hart. Twitter changed the game. For the first time in the history of ever, we have a one-way ferry boat ride into the inner thoughts of living celebrities, as they think them.
5 Terrifying Monsters That Arenít so Terrifying Anymore
Over the course of human history we have produced tales of twisted souls, demonic creatures and monsters that roam the darkness. Weíve thrilled to tales of haunted houses and basked in the glory of the terror that a good ghost story can conjure around a campfire. Somewhere along the way though, many of the monsters we once feared became something else, something more pathetic than terrifying.
7 Different Ways to Record Phone Calls
There are many reasons why you may want to record a call or a series of calls, whether for business or personal means. Many business owners today utilize some recording measure for their phone calls in order to ensure they are covered for customer service, quality assurance, and liability purposes. Individuals utilize recording for the same reasons many times, as well as to provide evidence in the case of wrong-doing. When dealing with businesses, many consumers will record their phone calls in order to ensure that everything said is saved to be used in a dispute or to protect integrity of services rendered by the business. Finding the best way to record calls is not your only problem, however, as you must stay within the realm of the law. If you are in need of a recording method for your phone calls and are prepared to remain within the legal statutes for such an action, there are 7 different ways to record phone calls that you may be able to utilize for your benefit.
Top 10 Most Evil Humans
As we approach the new year, I thought it would be appropriate to do a list that combines and ranks entries from a combination of related lists Ė a summary list. This list looks at the last three years of lists of evil men and women, and combines and ranks the worst of the worst. Children are excluded as the evil children donít rank anywhere near the evil of adults seen in the past. I have also added one entry who has not appeared on other lists, but is definitely worthy of inclusion. If you disagree with my ranking (as no doubt many will) be sure to tell us in the comments Ė perhaps include your own ranking, too. Also, tell us if you think someone else should be on the list.
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