Andy on US of Tara

I just finished watching next weeks all new United States of Tara.  How?  I don’t know why but they always have new episodes a week early in the On Demand channel only.  I only found out by accident when I first started watching the show.

I won’t give anything away but next weeks episode will answer any and all questions about Andrew Lawrence’s character on this show.

Satellite Clock

I bought this satellite clock from Publisher’s Clearing House last year because I wanted to increase my chances of winning money hehe.  I know, buying doesn’t increase your chances blah blah blah.

So I’ve always wanted a satellite clock ever since they came out but I really don’t NEED a satellite clock that much so I just never bought one.  I don’t really look at a regular clock, I always look at a cell phone or the cable box or the clock on the computer and all those clocks are basically satellite clocks.

I didn’t have an alarm clock though so I bought this from PCH.  I haven’t had it long enough for it to require a time change from the stupid twice a year time change.  Right now it’s “Spring Forward” but my clock didn’t spring forward like it’s supposed to.  I took a picture to show that it is still at 11am when it should be 12pm.  I put it outside and pressed the sync button to see if it syncs or not.  Here is a picture of what it looks like so you can beware not to waste your money on it.

satellite-clock

The only way that the camera was able to take a picture of this so you can see the display was from an angle.  In fact, the only way I can see what time it is is to tilt it so I can see it from this angle.  Otherwise the LCD display looks blank.  It always looks like the batteries are dying even though it has brand spanking new batteries in it.  It does have a lovely blue light when you press the snooze button so you can see it better in the dark.

I could set it manually but that’s not way I bought it.  I bought it so I wouldn’t have to.  I’m going to go check on it to see if it’s changed or not.  It’s been out there for about 10 minutes….  OK good, I just went and got it and the time has indeed changed to the current time according to my cable box.  It is currently 12:23pm.

It would be nice if it set itself in the house and I wouldn’t have to take it outside to have it set itself properly.  But you know, it’s only twice a year and during battery changes that I have to deal with this crap.  So I guess I take it back.  Buy it but beware, you have to tilt it to see what time it is and you have to take it outside to sync with the satellites.

Cell Phone Popcorn

I was just sent this video that shows these people with cell phones sitting in a circle on a table with about 5 or 6 pieces of pre-popped popcorn and they each call their perspective cell phones and all of a sudden these pieces of corn just start popping.  Then they show another group doing it then another group doing it all getting the same results, popcorn.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pXg0TifZpQ

However, I went to YouTube so I can get the video so I can embed it in here much easier than just putting in a link and I found this one instead.  It’s from a radio show called “The Regular Guys” on 100.5 FM in Atlanta, Georgia.  They try the same thing but get no results.  I don’t know if it’s because one of the cell phones was vibrating away from the corn or not but the corn did not pop thus debunking this myth.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC4eeB2M7hk

There is a spoof video of these guys trying it with a steak.  Check it out it’s so funny.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=przkFZJSkOc

I went to Snopes.com to get the whole truth about this and it’s false.  The snopes page that I actually went to was about cooking an egg with a cell phone but towards the bottom of the page they showed these videos about popcorn.  They show a CNN news story where they talk to the guy who created these videos for a blue tooth company who basically made this up to sell his product and these stunts are all for a commercial.  Not meant to scare people but meant as a joke and to sell their product.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOZZ6dJiIgo

Update 2011-02-09: Apparently it seems that 2 out of 4 of the videos in this post have become private.  I’m assuming because the people who put the first video up knew that it was fake so they made it private because they were probably getting negative messages.  The last video at the bottom (above this update) is private and I don’t know why.  I do know that this was a hilarious stunt and it should be back up for all to enjoy.