Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm on Facebook!

Wow! Just when you think the old corn boy is dead, he pops right back up on facebook! Apparently, I have a lot of friends too. Sweet Corn! Now I've just gotta figure out how the heck I log in to that thing...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Barack Obama and Corn Cob Bob

Barack Obama and Corn Cob Bob on the same page? It's true if you follow the link above. Yes, I voted for the man, but not just because I'm corn. I voted for him because he promised to give me change, and I need every nickel I can get my hand's on, especially now that gas prices have dropped. We gotta get everyone using corn-based fuels again, and THIS ISN'T HELPING!!!

Seriously though, it's time we all sat back, and had a tall glass of lemonade, and a churro.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Party Like a Rock Star

This guy doesn't even LOOK like me, and yet uses my name. The nerve!!!

(the song sucks too, by the way)

Monday, August 20, 2007

Happy Corn Cob Balloon

So, I'm walking around in my local Ralph's grocery store, when suddenly I spot one of these guys (see picture) above me. Yes, its a large mylar corn-on-the-cob balloon, with a grin big enough to make anyone smile. I wondered "why is that corn smiling?" ... and then I noticed something.

The nozzle to the balloon is between the corn's "legs", and though it doesn't show up very well in the picture here, it's a good 3" long (for a 33" tall balloon, that's a pretty good size, trust me). To make matters worse, this is also where the balloon tie string/ribbon was attached.

Yes, Mr. Corn is having a good day.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Get in your car and drive!!

Do you bike to work, happy in the knowledge that you aren't contributing to global warming? After all, you aren't dumping pollution into the air, unlike that hummer that just nearly ran you over. But wait, what's that:

Food production is now so energy-intensive that more carbon is emitted providing a person with enough calories to walk to the shops than a car would emit over the same distance. The climate could benefit if people avoided exercise, ate less and became couch potatoes.

So you mean to tell me that it takes (gasp) energy to keep a person running?!? Say it isn't so!!!

Ah, don't worry about it. Come to my place, and we'll sit on my porch, and watch the sunset over an ice-cold glass of carbon-free raspberry lemonade. Mmmmm, taste that raspberry sweetness.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Just stick your cans in my car!

This is an interesting new way to run a car:

An EE professor at Purdue University has found a way to produce hydrogen that replaces the need for gasoline by mixing water with beads of an aluminum-gallium alloy. The discovery could lead to engines that essentially burn water, instead of gasoline, since the gallium is not consumed in the reaction and the aluminum can be recycled.

Hey Dewkid: you could fill your car up with water, and empty cans of Mountain Dew, and be totally gas free! Of course, you'd be passing up on the 5 cent refund value, but it's still probably be cheaper than gas at $4/gallon!

Seriously though, the inventor claims there are no toxic by-products, and can produce 2KWatts power / pound of aluminum.

For a 350-mile trip in an automobile, it would take about 350 pounds of aluminum at a cost of about $60, since the aluminum oxide left over after the reaction could be converted back into aluminum-gallium pellets for reuse.

Hmmm, 350 pounds is a lot of weight that your car would have to drag around everywhere. I'm not convinced this is a useful breakthrough, but I suppose time will tell.

Saturday, April 28, 2007


This is wrong in so many ways. Nuff said.