Saturday, October 31, 2009

Yackolantern

Happy Halloween, everyone!


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Only In Texas



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An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar.
The first one orders a beer.
The second orders half a beer.
The third, a quarter of a beer.

The bartender says “You’re all idiots”, and pours two beers.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Around the World



Halloween is one of the World’s oldest holidays. The name Halloween is a Scottish contraction, derived from the proper name “All Hallow’s Eve.” It was named such because it falls on the night before the Catholic “All Hallows” day, or, “All Hallowed Souls” day. Halloween is also known as the Day of the Dead. Throughout the world, many countries celebrate Halloween, each in their own unique ways.

Ireland:
Ireland has celebrated Halloween for centuries. It is said that the practice of carving and lighting Jack-o’-lanterns started there. A man named “Stingy Jack” was said to be too mean to be let into heaven, but because he played so many tricks on the devil, he was also not welcomed into the netherworld. With nowhere to go after he died, “Stingy Jack” was destined to walk the earth for all eternity carrying a carved-out turnip with a glowing lump of coal inside. Soon people began making their own Jack-o’-lanterns to sit in front windows and porches to scare away Stingy Jack’s ghost.

Japan:


In Japan, water and food is placed in front of a photo of the dead, then lanterns are lit and set afloat in the water or next to a body of water to light the way of the dead souls back to Earth and to show them where their families can be found. It is called the Obon Festival, and it is a celebration of the memory of the dead.

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The Greatest Candy of All-Time

The Top-50


We need to let you in on a secret: candy isn't just for kids. Sure, they get to have all the fun, bagging up loads of it on Halloween and spending all their disposable income on it, but the truth is, our love for all things sweet has only grown with age. But after years of analysis, which candy is truly the greatest of all time?

To determine the king of the candy world, we asked the Complex staff to vote on their favorite sweets. What follows is a countdown of our 50 favorites, ranging from American classics to Japanese imports. Don't forget to brush your teeth!

Go see the list..

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

100 Terrific Tools to Grade Your Life



When you were in school, you got feedback in the form of grades each time report cards went out. Now that you are a little older, it’s not always so easy to know how you are doing. Luckily, you can spend some time with these tools to learn a little bit about how well you are performing in many aspects of your life. From grading your online presence to learning how well your business is doing to grading physical, health, emotional, and nutritional habits, these tools provide insight to help guide you. You can also learn about how you are doing financially, ecologically, and educationally, so jump right in with these tools to see how you make the grade.

Here are a few:

Website Grader
Facebook Grader
Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculator
What's Your Heart Disease Risk?
My Life Goals
The Self-Peer Personality Test

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From Interesting Pile

Monday, October 26, 2009

Signs You Can Tell It Will Be A Rough Day Ahead

You wake up face down on the pavement.

You put your bra on backward and it fits better.

You call Suicide Prevention and they put you on hold.

You see a "60 Minutes" news team waiting in your office.

Your birthday cake collapses from the weight of the candles.

You want to put on the clothes you wore home from the party last night, and there aren't any.

You turn on the news and they're showing emergency routes out of the city.

Your twin sister forgot your birthday.

You wake up and discover your waterbed broke and then realize that you don't have a waterbed.

Your car horn goes off accidentally and remains stuck as you follow a group of Hell's Angels on the interstate.

Your wife wakes up feeling amorous and you have a headache.

Your boss tells you not to bother to take off your coat.

The bird singing outside your window is a buzzard.

You wake up and your braces are locked together.

You walk to work and find your dress is stuck in the back of your pantyhose.

Your blind date turns out to be your ex-wife.

Your income tax check bounces.

You put both contacts lenses in the same eye.

Your wife says, "Good morning, Bill," and your name is George.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009