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SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel Warner Brothers announced that its upcoming sequel to 2005's hit Batman Begins will be called The Dark Knight andThe Dark Knight - Batman sequel

Let's face it... some stereotypes exist for a reason. Even among native English speakers, in general, programmers are not known for their English skills. I know a few who buckProgrammer English

I subscribe to news alerts from both CNN and the New York Times. I find the differences in their content interesting at times. The New York Times alerts pretty consistentlyBias in News Alerts?

I absolutely LOVE this story. On Monday night, a fan at a Phillies game ran onto the field during the game. Not an unheard of event. This is the first timePhiladelphia: City of Brotherly Tasering

I spent this weekend in a house owned by my family in the mountains. We do this a few times a year. My father's family had been coming to thisThe day I was chased by a tree - a lesson viscerally learned

Top five shows that shouldn’t have been cancelled - Quit Your Day Job: Lee came up with a good Friday Top Five this week. What are the 5 best shows thatThe best cancelled shows

I know I'm going to get some hate mail, or at least some dirty looks, for putting this out there, but I'm just the messenger. Reality is what reality is. WomenStating the obvious: women can't park

Here are a few Science Fiction/Fantasy tidbits I picked up on the smoke-signal network recently. Like a ship wandering through the seas of Hollywood, it looked like Narnia sequel The VoyageSci-fi news roundup

I wrote before about the problem I have with showing my daughters the Star Wars series (well, some of them). It's difficult to decide what order to show them whichStar Wars Conundrum: Sorted

Pennsylvania Gas Prices - Find Cheap Gas Prices in Pennsylvania Now this is a useful site (assuming you live in PA, anyway). Not only can you find the lowest (and highest) gasPennsylvania Gas Prices - Find Cheap Gas Prices in Pennsylvania

Computer Tips For Everybody » Blog Archive » Create a custom Control Panel in Windows XP This is a timely tip for me, as I just received aCustomize your WinXP Control Panel

Quicktime trailerI post this in remembrance of a hapless rabbit in a very early Simpsons episode. (Mike, you'll know exactly the scene I'm talking about when you reach the endTrailer: Hancock

Michael Rosenbaum Talks Smallville — A JewReview.net Exclusive - Slice of Scifi Michael Rosenbaum, Lex Luthor on Smallville, gave an interview that reveals that next year's seventh season will be hisLex Luthor teases Smallville's final season

Stardust looked great from the trailers. Some really big names added to the attraction (Claire Danes, Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfieffer, Peter O'Toole, Ricky Gervais). Neil Gaiman as the writer ofReview: Stardust

I think it's official: I'm addicted to Kathy Sierra's blog. Yesterday she made a great (if a tad long) summary of some pretty basic points she made earlier in the yearInstructional Design reminders

Your toilet probably flushes in E-flat

Where would we be without the internet? How would we ever know this kind of amazingly useful information?

Toilet facts:

The average person spends three years of their life on the “john”. The average person flushes a toilet about 2500 times a year, while using about eight sheets of toilet paper per day. An estimated 2.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to proper toilet facilities, particularly in rural areas of China and India. . . . → Read More: Your toilet probably flushes in E-flat

Woman grows onto toilet seat

Woman Has Two Year Relationship From Boyfriend’s Bathroom – Slice of SciFi

I don’t even know what to say about this. I’m sickened and saddened at the same time.

Apparently a 35-year old woman had a phobia that kept her in the bathroom 100% of every day for an undetermined period of time. And her boyfriend never called for help until she started acting “groggy.”

Emphasis added:

The case drew nationwide attention after Ness . . . → Read More: Woman grows onto toilet seat

Blue Skin, and movie trailers

How could anyone be stupid enough to let his skin turn blue?

Slice of Sci-Fi has a two lists of movie trailers. Here are my favorites from their lists.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Get Smart

10,000 B.C.

Speed Racer

Cloverfield

Rambo

Batman: The Dark Knight

[tags]movie trailers, odd people[/tags]

. . . → Read More: Blue Skin, and movie trailers

Flying woman freezes, falls, and survives

Slice of Scifi – Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » Paraglider Sucked Into Killer Storm

Wow. This definitely qualifies as the craziest story I’ve heard about paragliding (or hang gliding, or parachuting, for that matter).

A woman got caught in a storm system that lifted her above the height of Mt. Everest in under 10 minutes. No oxygen. She blacked out. When she came to, she had fallen to below 7000 . . . → Read More: Flying woman freezes, falls, and survives

Swiping a sirloin is certainly stupid

Why Americans love to shoplift meat. – By Brendan I. Koerner – Slate Magazine

Meat is the #1 item shoplifted from grocery stores. That has got to be one of the weirdest statistics I’ve come across. And it seems the majority are doing it just because they “feel they deserve it.”

There is a serious problem with entitlement in this country. Too many people feel they deserve something more than they have earned. That just . . . → Read More: Swiping a sirloin is certainly stupid

Harry Potter and the Paper-Cut Terrorist

Writer’s Blog: J.K. Rowling vs. Airport Security Somebody in the TSA has got to get a grip.

[tag]J.K. Rowling[/tag] tried to return home recently and had a run-in with [tag]airport security[/tag]:

Airport security tried to stop her from taking the unfinished, handwritten manuscript of the last Harry Potter book on board the plane as [tag]carry-on luggage[/tag].

What the heck is going on here?! What was she going to do, threaten to read the pilots to . . . → Read More: Harry Potter and the Paper-Cut Terrorist

Star Wars fanatacism

TheForce.Net – Latest News – Number One Star Wars Fan In The UK

I really like Star Wars a lot. I’ve spent way too much money and time on it over the years to quantify. But I can now say that Luke Skywalker scares me.

Man steals gas; Man shoots cars tires

2theadvocate.com | Suburban | Deputies: Owner shot out man’s tires when he couldn’t pay for gas

People are so screwed up. Take a second and write down the guy’s license plate and driver’s license. Pulling a gun seems a bit over the top.

LIVINGSTON — Deputies arrested a store owner accused of shooting out two tires on a customer’s vehicle after the customer said he had no money to pay for the gasoline he had . . . → Read More: Man steals gas; Man shoots cars tires

WGAL.com – Slideshow

Slideshow: Vampire for Minn. Governor I don’t even know what to say about this. It’s simultaneously hilarious, alarming, depressing, and sick.