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Will Smith’s Two Keys to Life | Bootstrapping Guerrilla Marketing Blog

Wondering why you should be listening to the “fresh prince” about the keys to life? I’ll tell you why. Will Smith has an interesting video on youtube where he explains to the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards audience his two keys to life. After talking about Will Smith in the Pursuit of Happyness in the Don’t let anyone (and I mean anyone) steal your dreams article I wrote, I seen this video in Leo from Zen Habitslink tumblr page. Watching the video really had me think about things a bit and in this article I want to touch on the two keys he mentions and talk about what I think about each, and why I think these are two real keys to life.

Running is the first key to life

In the video, Will explains that the reason for this is because when you run, you have this little voice in your head that tells you “I’m too tired, I have to stop running. If I only walk for a second I will regain my composure and can run again. I wish I could just sit down” (paraphrased in my own words). He says that if you can conquer this voice when running, you can conquer this voice in anything that you do in life.

I couldn’t agree more. Regardless of the way you want to give the analogy, that voice in your head, which is based on fear, doubt and insecurity, will run your life until the day you die if you do not learn to conquer it early on. Running is definitely a great way to overcome this voice and has many benefits.

The Benefits of Running

Will Smith touches on the fact that overcoming the voice telling you to stop when you are running is the reason why running is beneficial and I don’t disagree with him but there are many other benefits as well.

Health Benefits - I put this first because I figured since most people like to skip over this fact of life, I wanted to make it stand out more here. RUNNING or ANY FORM OF EXERCISE is a great health benefit. Not only will running help you keep the weight off but it is also great for stamina. At the risk of saying too much, I will just say that stamina is a great thing for any man out there and you should pay attention to it more. (Sorry ladies if you found that offensive - contact me and tell me you did).

Running will also help your lungs open up which improves your breathing and good breathing can be very beneficial to concentration and relaxation. Ask anyone who meditates or does breathing exercises and they will tell you the same thing. Try it and I bet you’ll see the great results.

Freeing Your Mind - I know a lot of people talk about how walking helps them to relax their mind and free their thoughts. The same goes for running. When you run, you can think about many things but for some reason, to me at least, it seems to help me not ‘think’ about much at all, in the sense that I am not stressed about the things I think about. I actually get a lot of great ideas when I am jogging/running and always carry a tablet of paper and a pen with me. The writing might be horrible but I can read it so thats all that matters.

Anyone who is in business for themselves can comment on this and say that their life is at times a bit more stressful then they’d like. Running is a great way to remove a bit of that stress and free your mind for greater things. Looking at a screen all day will make things start to look like tunnel vision, so running is a great way to release some of those things and see life in a better light.

Reading is the second key to life

Will Smith then goes on to explain that reading is the second key to life and again, I don’t doubt that for a second. Anyone who is successful in business will have at least ONE good book they’ve read that helped put them in the right mindset or on the right track to making their dreams come true. I read Bootstrapping Your Business and that influenced me to start Bootstrapping Blog and write about the art of bootstrapping.

Anything you can read from Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, or Benjamin Franklin will give you so much knowledge for life and business that you’d be upset you hadn’t read it earlier. Reading not only solves problems you might be going through, as Will Smith talked about, but it gives you a few more benefits as well.

Knowledge is Power - OK, I know everyone has read or wrote this phrase more than once in their life but it’s the truth. When you know more, you can do more. When you understand laws after you read a law book or study in law school, or study a CSS design book, when you are done reading, you will by far know more then you did before you read the book. The same goes with great blogs like Zen Habits, Pro Blogger, Skelliewag and Freelance Switch.

You’ll have the power to do so many more things in business and in life after you read these blogs and authors.

A good real-life example of this is that before I read the zen habits tumblr page, I didn’t know anything about this video or that Will Smith even said these things, but now, I am writing this very post because of it Knowledge does indeed give you power.

Better Communication - When you read, you will learn proper grammar (if the person writing it displays it, that is) and will learn a vast amount of new words. These skills will help you out in every day conversations with family, friends or co-workers. Your friends will laugh, or stare at you funny if you use some larger words in a conversation and they are the type to use a lot of slang terms or are the “myspace crowd” so-to-speak. I get a kick out of putting a 5 syllable word into a sentence instead of a 4-5 letter word just to play with people, its fun.

If you are in business for yourself, you normally are the name and face of your business and if you come off to your clients as ignorant or less-educated, you will surely lose many potential jobs and sales. I’ve seen many sales pitches with grammar mistakes that shouldn’t have been made, by writers who were selling their freelance writing services. This is unacceptable and easily avoided by reading more and learning more.

Why Will Smith is a Genius

Normally, people will give you some B.S. approach to succeeding in life, wrapping a cheap e-book page around it and slapping a $100.00 price tag on it while you have legitimate success stories (yes, I consider Will Smith a success story in himself) who give out great knowledge like this for free every day. All you have to do is open your eyes and ears while closing your mouth. Pay attention, you’ll thank me for it later…

Am I the only one that listens to what Will Smith and other stars say and grab the useful information from it like this?

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wow.. what is that thing made of?

pure genius

awesome... just plain... beautiful

doesn't eugene kind of look like him? like.. face structure wise... NICE

Top Ten Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian

10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.

9 - You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.

8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.

7 - Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!

6 - You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

5 - You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.

4 - You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects - will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."

3 - While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.

2 - You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.

1 - You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history - but still call yourself a Christian.

Inspirational Quotes for Teachers and Learners

For Teachers

"Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark." - Anatole France
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." - Henry Brooks Adams

"A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary." - Thomas Carruthers
" A teacher who is attempting to teach, without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn, is hammering on a cold iron." - Horace Mann (1796-1859)

"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance." - Sir Claus Moser

"Education...is a painful, continual and difficult work to be done in kindness, by watching, by warning,... by praise, but above all -- by example." - John Ruskin

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." - Malcolm Forbes

"Education should turn out the pupil with something he knows well and something he can do well." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively." - R.D. Clyde

"Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime." - Chinese Proverb

"Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don't know." - R. Verdi

"Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers." - Josef Albers

"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates

"If the child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you must teach in the way the child learns" - Rita Dunn

"If what you're doing isn't working, try something else!" - NLP adage

"I may have said the same thing before... but my explanation, I am sure, will always be different." - Oscar Wilde

"I put the relation of a fine teacher to a student just below the relation of a mother to a son." - Thomas Wolfe

"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it." - J. Bronowski, The Ascent of Man

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein
"Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know it just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers" - Richard Bach

"Men learn while they teach." - Lucius A. Seneca

"No matter how good teaching may be, each student must take the responsibility for his own education." - John Carolus S. J.

"People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives." - Thomas Mann

"Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its values only to its scarcity." - Samuel Johnson

"Spoonfeeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon" - E. M. Forster

"Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating." - C.B. Neblette

"Teach your children by what you are, not just by what you say" - Jane Revell & Susan Norman

"The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn." - Cicero

"The basic idea behind teaching is to teach people what they need to know." - Carl Rogers

"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves." - Joseph Campbell

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited." - Plutarch

"There are no difficult students - just students who don't want to do it your way" - Jane Revell & Susan Norman

" The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind." - Kahlil Gibran

"To define is to destroy, to suggest is to create." - Stephane Mallarme

"To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching." - George Bernard Shaw

"To teach is to learn twice." - Joseph Joubert

"Try to present at least three options. One is no choice at all. Two creates a dilemma. With three you begin to have real choice and flexibility" - Jane Revell & Susan Norman

"We think too much about effective methods of teaching and not enough about effective methods of learning." - John Carolus S. J.

"What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child." - George Bernard Shaw

"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn." - John Cotton Dana

"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself." - Galielo Galilei

"You can't direct the wind but you can adjust the sails." - Anonymous

For Learners

" Always do what you are afraid to do." - Ralph Waldo

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young." - Henry Ford
"A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out" - Anon

" Believe in yourself, be strong, never give up no matter what the circumstances are. You are a champion and will overcome the dreaded obstacles. Champions take failure as a learning opportunity, so take in all you can, and run with it. Be your best and don't ever ever give up." - Brad Gerrard

"Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements" - Napoleon Hill

"Did you know that the Chinese symbol for 'crisis' includes a symbol which means 'opportunity'? - Jane Revell & Susan Norman
"Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world" - Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

"Every artist was at first an amateur." - Ralph W. Emerson

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got" - NLP adage

"If you find yourself saying 'But I can't speak English...', try adding the word '...yet' - Jane Revell & Susan Norman

"If what you're doing isn't working, try something else!" - NLP adage

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." - Derek Bok

"If you know what you want, you are more likely to get it" - NLP adage

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and made things happen." - Elinor Smith

"It's not just about looking and copying, it's about feeling too" - Paul Cezanne

"It's ok to try things out, to ask questions, to feel unsure, to let your mind wander, to daydream, to ask for help, to experiment, to take time out, not to know, to practise, to ask for help again - and again, to make mistakes, to check your understanding" - Jane Revell & Susan Norman

"Learning is never done without errors and defeat." - Vladimir Lenin

"Nothing we ever imagined is beyond our powers, only beyond our present self-knowledge" - Theodore Roszak

"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he could not do." - Henry Ford

"One must have strategies to execute dreams." - Azim Premji, CEO Wipro Ind

"One must learn by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty, until you try." - Sophocles

"People learn more quickly by doing something or seeing something done." - Gilbert Highet

"Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts." - Unknown
"The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle." - Pierre de Coubertin

"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself." - Chinese Proverb

"Too much credit is given to the end result. The true lesson is in the struggle that takes place between the dream and reality. That struggle is a thing called life!" - Garth Brooks

"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work." - Aristotle

" The only dreams impossible to reach are the ones you never pursue." - Michael Deckman

" There two types of people; the can do and the can't. Which are you?" - George R. Cabrera

"Whenever you feel like saying 'Yes, but....`, try saying instead 'Yes, and....'" - Jane Revell & Susan Norman

"Whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right!" - Henry Ford
"Worry is misuse of the imagination" - Mary Crowley

"You haven't failed, until you stop trying" - Unknown

"You've got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch onto the affirmative, don't mess with Mr In-between" - Popular song

Why Was 6 Afraid of 7?

There is an old joke that goes like this:

-Why was 6 afraid of seven?
-because 7 ate 9!

Why was 6 afraid of 7? Most people think it had something to do with 7's consumption of 9. This is not true.

What happened is that 4 and 7 had been going together for a long time. I mean, everybody expected them to get married and everything. They were voted "most likely couple to succeed" by everyone in their class at school.

But then, one day, no warning at all, 7 breaks up with 4. He did it over the phone. Rumor had it that 7 was hoping to "trade up" on 4 by dating 12. 12 was sexy and dangerous and mysterious… everything that 7 thought that he wanted.

4, of course, was devastated. Ashamed to tell her family...what would her friends think...all of her plans for their future together gone... all that stuff. She called 6. He was an old friend. They were close, long ago, before she had started dating 7. But - as so often happens - her attention had turned to her love and she and 6 had drifted apart.

But now in her pain she turned to 6. He didn’t mind at all. He had really missed her - though he would never have admitted it. They started to spend time together; Just friends, of course. 4’s pain being too fresh, too new. They went to diners, saw movies and walked in parks. They stayed up till the early hours of several mornings talking on the phone about... well, what didn’t they talk about? They quickly grew inseparable.

They grew closer and closer, 4 and 6. Their feelings for each other deepened. Before they even realized what was happening, they were falling in love; Real love. 4 began to realize that what she had had with 7 was shallow, superficial and convenient. She had loved him, of course. But 4 now understood a deeper love... a truer love. She had found Soul Love.

As you might have guessed, things didn’t work too well for 7. He dressed just right, hung out with the right people and made sure he was in the right places at the right times. It’s not as if 12 hadn't noticed him, either. She did. In fact, at first 7 thought things were going just swell. They had made it on their first date. They went out a few more times after that too, but something was just not right and 7 could feel it. It turned out, in the end, that what wasn't right was that 12 really just didn’t care about him. He was a quick screw, a couple free dinners and then she was on to whomever else would take her for a quick and easy ride.

12 wasn't much into attachments.

Devastated, 7 turned his attention back to 4. What a mistake he had made! He could not wait to explain it all to her - promise he was hers forever this time - and hold her once again in his arm. But 7 had been so focused on his conquest of 12 that he had no idea what 4 had been up to. He did not know about she and 6.

You can imagine how stunned 7 was when he found out.

"6? Wait... 6?" He remembered that number, sure. He was some old friend of 4 or something. But 7 hadn’t seen or heard of 6 in years!

7 sank into a deep despair. He wasn’t very smart, that number 7. Perhaps you had suspected that all along. But see, the thing is, when a number is not extremely bright, and he is stricken with despair; when he is... desperate, he often feels the need to react physically. 7 began to feel a violent urge. He began to think about 6.

Word soon found its way around to 6, who was understandably concerned. 7 was, for certain, much bigger than 6. 6 began to worry. He worried a lot. He made certain not to walk past 7's house. He refused to go to the mall with 4 and he insisted they avoid their favorite diner. The parks, of course, were completely out of the question. In fact 6 became afraid to be seen with 4 at all! If 7 caught them together, it would make things so much worse.

His fear of 7 became so great that it had a devastating effect on his relationship with 4.

"Why can’t you face him?" She would ask.

"Stand up for yourself - stand up for us!" She would shout.

She didn’t understand at all, thought 6. This wasn’t just anyone, it was 7! 6 wouldn't stand a chance and he knew it; they all new it.

4 was crushed. She had lost 7 and now her relationship with 6 was falling apart. If he could not even stand up for their love, then what was it worth? Nothing. Nothing!

Time passed. 4 met 14 in the express lane of the supermarket. He backed into her, her bag toppled and groceries spread across the floor. Clumsily, they knocked heads bending over to pick up the goods. They were both very sorry - they said so many times each. They are married now - 2 kids too! Little 3 and 14 jr.

6 and 7 moved on too of course. But 7 never forgave 6. To this day, 6 actively avoids running into him. What would happen if they met? Who knows? There would probably be an awkward moment… a realization of the loss of years... a hint of the insignificance of it all; not much else, to be sure. Then they would walk away and not speak of it to anyone. Did 6 ever really have anything to fear in the first place?

In any case, that’s pretty much it. That’s why 6 was afraid of 7.

And what about 9? Had 7 actually eaten him? Truth be told, 9 was out of town on business when the whole affair went down. By the time he came back, it was old news. Somehow or another the whole 789 rumor got started, but 9 didn’t mind much. It gave him an edge of notoriety. When girls at the bar realized he was 9... the 9, well, it didn't hurt him one bit.

And in the end, to 9, that was all that really mattered.

Chip Griffin: Pardon the Disruption: Don't Fear Failure, Learn from It

Don't Fear Failure, Learn from It

Next week I will join a panel of entrepreneurs talking to students in an entrepreneurship class at the University of New Hampshire on the subject of failure. This is a subject that numerous entrepreneurs and investors have talked about in the blogosphere in recent years. I'm certain I have even chimed in on occasion.

But in an effort to organize my thoughts to best convey my experiences, I thought it might be constructive for me to write about it first in some detail.

Different Kinds of Failure

Spectacular Collapse. When most people think of failure in an entrepreneurial sense, they likely conceive lots of money flushed down the drain, jobs lost, and doors shuttered. Indeed, these spectacular collapses often get well-reported. When companies raise millions of dollars in venture capital and go kaput, there are usually plenty of jealous folks who like to make an example of them, especially in these days of prolific social media. And it was less than a decade ago when the first bubble burst and nary a day went by without such a tale being told.

Death of a Thousand Cuts. More often a startup simply runs out of steam, the victim of a series of small failures over time. Perhaps the product never really came to fruition, the market never quite gelled, or the sales process didn't work. Regardless, eventually the company runs out of money or the founders run out of energy trying to make it succeed, or both.

The Land of Lost Opportunity. This last form of failure may not be viewed as such by many, but to my mind it is far more common than you may think. It integrates some of the same small problems that contribute to the first two types of failure, but the venture may actually survive and even make money. But it never rises to its full potential. Perhaps it was the deal that was never done -- or a deal done too soon. More likely it was a failure to invest time and/or money resources at the right time. It's like the baseball team that wins 95 games and finishes just out of the playoffs anyway. While the team played well, it is no less a failure to fall one game short than twenty.

Lessons from My Failures

I have never experienced a Spectacular Collapse, probably because I have always eschewed "vulture capital" (a phrase I picked up from a VC friend) so it has contained the fallout. Nevertheless, I have learned a great deal from the other two kinds of failure I describe above.

Get a (Business) Spouse. To my mind, it is nearly impossible to be a successful solo founder of a company. Sooner than later, you need to join up with someone just as passionate about the business as you are. Having someone to bounce ideas off of, to keep your emotions in check (never getting too high or low), and to complement your skills and personality are absolutely critical. And don't delude yourself into thinking you can get this out of an employee. No matter how good an employee you have, it's different than having a partner in the business committed to total success. To put it in crass terms to help you understand: who stood by Elliot Spitzer's side in his final hours in office? The woman he married, not the one he hired.

Your Startup Needs to be a Daily Passion. As a serial entrepreneur, this is one of my biggest shortcomings. I have professional ADD and it has probably hurt my ventures more than anything else over the years. Trying to juggle multiple startups at the same time can be a big mistake, especially if nobody is focused on each startup for the better part of every day. A startup isn't a part-time gig, even though you may need to take on side work to bootstrap your venture. At least one of the founders needs to wake up every day asking how they can move the ball forward -- and then doing so.

Trust Your Gut Instincts. I never had my heart in one of the companies I co-founded. I actually argued with one of my partners about it for months before I finally relented and agreed to start it up. I saw too many likely pitfalls and too little long-term upside. What made me change my mind? Dollar signs. The one sign you should almost always ignore. It clouds your judgment and makes you do stupid things. All that said, the business actually did darn well for a period of time, and I made decent money off of it. But ultimately it wasn't a viable ongoing business. Thus, still a failure in my book.

Fish or Cut Bait. I like to say that my first consulting business petered out because I got too busy with CustomScoop's success. And that's partly true. But what really held that company back was my unwillingness to plunge deep into the risk pool by growing it into a "real" business. I insisted on growing through the use of freelancers (and I had no partner). Had I bit the bullet and hired my first employee, that company might well still be going strong right beside CustomScoop. Ultimately, I walked away from it at its peak, and I still wonder what might have happened if I had looked to convert it from a simple sole proprietor doing consulting into something more.

A Final Word

Don't fear failure, learn from it. Whether your own mistakes or those of others, there's lots to learn. Unless you are extraordinarily lucky, you will experience failure just as I have. Treat it as an education rather than a disaster and you'll be that much stronger for it.

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Drug Detection Time - Drug Time Table

Drug Detection Times

Drug Time Table

Drug detection times indicate the period after you last used a drug. Drug testing can reveal its presence or resulting metabolites in your specimen. Drug detection times are affected by frequency of use, type of specimen, test method, cutoff levels, metabolism, and other factors.

The time table below was designed to help you understand the variety of drugs, their common names, medical usage, and the period of time they may be detected in the body. It includes commonly-abused drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, hash, methamphetamine and other amphetamines. The detection periods refer to Urine, Blood and Saliva specimens. All substances will remain in the hair follicle until the specified period of usage is cut off. Most hair tests will test for a period of 90 to 120 days depending on growth. The urinalysis test is the most commonly-used drug testing method in today.

Substance Common Drug Names Medical Uses
Drug Detection
Amphetamine Biphetamine, Dexedrine; Black Beauties, White Crosses Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obesity, narcolepsy 2-5 days
Cocaine Coke, Crack, Snow Local anesthetic, vasoconstrictor 2-5 days
Methamphetamine Desoxyn; Crank, Crystal, Glass, Ice, Speed ADHD, obesity, narcolepsy 3-5 days
Methylphenidate Ritalin ADHD, narcolepsy 1-2 days
Nicotine Habitrol patch, Nicorette gum, Nicotrol spray, Prostep patch; Cigars, Cigarettes, Smokeless tobacco, Snuff, Spit tobacco Treatment for nicotine dependence 4-10 days
Hallucinogens and Other Compounds
LSD Acid, Microdot None 7-10 days
Mescaline Buttons, Cactus, Mesc, Peyote None 5-7 days
Phencyclidine & Analogs PCP; Angel Dust, Boat, Hog, Love Boat Anesthetic (veterinary) 2-8 days
Psilocybin Magic Mushroom, Purple Passion, Shrooms None 5-7 days
Amphetamine variants DOB, DOM, MDA, MDMA; Adam, Ecstasy, STP, XTC None 5-7 days
Marijuana Blunt, Grass, Herb, Pot, Reefer, Chronic, Smoke, Weed Limited, Analgesic See Marijuana Usage Chart
Hashish Hash Limited, Analgesic See Hashish Usage Chart
Tetrahydrocannabinol Marinol, THC Antiemetic See THC Usage Chart
Anabolic Steroids Testosterone (T/E ratio), Stanazolol, Nandrolone Hormone Replacement Therapy Oral: up to 3 weeks (for testosterone and others); Injected: up to 3 months (Nandrolone up to 9 months)
Opiates and Morphine Derivatives
Codeine Tylenol w/codeine, Robitussin A-C, Empirin w/codeine, Fiorinal w/codeine Analgesic, antitussive 5-7 days
Heroin Diacetylmorphine; Horse, Smack None 5-7 days
Methadone Amidone, Dolophine, Methadose Analgesic, treatment for opiate dependence 5-7 days
Morphine Roxanol, Duramorph Analgesic 5-7 days
Opium Laudanum, Paregoric; Dover's Powder Analgesic, antidiarrheal 5-7 days
Alcohol Beer, Wine, Liquor Antidote for methanol poisoning 24-48 hours
Barbiturates Amytal, Nembutal, Seconal, Phenobarbital; Barbs Anesthetic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative 2 days - 4 weeks
Benzodiazepines Ativan, Halcion, Librium, Rohypnol, Valium; Roofies, Tranks, Xanax Antianxiety, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative 7-10 days
Methaqualone Quaalude, Ludes None 2 weeks

Marijuana Detection Time Based on Usage
 Usage at 1 time only  5-8 days
 Usage at 2-4 times per month  11-18 days
 Usage at 2-4 times week  23-35 days
 Usage at 5-6 times per week  33-48 days
 Daily Usage  49-63 days
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Take Care Of Yourself | The Geeks Dating Guide

Taking care of yourself is important. If you can, try make a weekly trip to the local gym or just go for walks around your area. One thing I want me make clear is that you don’t need huge biceps and so forth to attract a girl, but having them does help, but once again you don’t need them. Simply exercising still helps your overall confidence so its defiantly something you need to consider. Drinking and drugs is something you need to get away from if you are already as they might just attract the wrong crowd.

Grab a hair cut – but keep it real to yourself. Now normally I tend to just trim my hair, keeping a simple short back and sides hair cut. Others may have a different style. The important thing is to not go over board and do some style that looks really funky but its not you. Sure gelling up you hair seems to be the new trend but keeping it the way you want it shows a sign to girls that you are confident about yourself and don’t want to change yourself for anyone. And as Mandi suggested, don’t ever leave from home without washing your hair - no one likes greasy hair or hair with dandruff.

Wash Yourself and Smell Good - No girls wants to be with a guy who smells bad, so make sure to take a shower regularly (meaning around twice a week at least!) and get some aftershaves and deodorants.

Brush Your Teeth - If you haven’t got the habit, put yourself in it; no one likes bad breath. Or if your that lazy, buy a pack of mint chewing gum and have it right in the morning.

Clothes – Go shopping, get some new clothes - those 60’s style shirts wont do good in the dating scene. As long as it looks decent, it doesn’t have to be designer. And if you got no taste - well ask a female friend to help you out (girls love that kinda thing!), or even your mom could come in handy unless shes the other who picked out that 60’s shirt. And make sure their nice and clean before you step out the door, or at least ironed.
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Amazon.com: drew m's review of Electrolux EL 6989A Oxygen Ultra Clean Can...

Customer Review

1,162 of 1,202 people found the following review helpful:
1.0 out of 5 stars I Hate This Vacuum, December 27, 2005
By drew m
Listen, maybe because I am a man, and in our society men have been stereotyped as helpless boobs who couldn't make a bowl of cereal without the help of a wife/mom/fairy godmother, I should be not the person to review this product. But since my wife likes this vacuum, and because as such I cannot smash into a million pieces with a fungo bat, I have to write this review to get even the Electrolux Oxygen Ultra, an object that is now my sworn enemy, from now until the end of eternity.

I hate this vacuum. Every moment I use it is a chance to ruminate on how much I hate it. Seriously. I vacuum around the house saying to myself, "I hate this vacuum. You know what? This is a really terrible vacuum. I don't think I like this vacuum. Oh wait, did I just suck up the dog?"

It was clearly designed by someone rich enough to never have to use it. Let's start with the basic setup. The main body of the vacuum is something you drag behind you as you go from room to room. This would be a great thing if the house you're vacuuming happens to be empty. And maybe in Sweden or Switzerland or wherever they designed this godawful piece of garbage, that's all the rage now. But if you're someone who happens to have furnished their house with things like chairs and tables (and even the occasional ottoman), this means the Electrolux is constantly getting stopped by whatever objects you had the audacity to place in its way. With an upright vacuum, you don't have to drag anything. But you have to constantly drag the Electrolux everywhere you want to go. I'd like to drag it behind a truck going 150 mph, but that's about it.

Then there's the main, carpet-cleaning attachment of the Electrolux. I hate this attachment. First off, the attachment allows the main handle from the vacuum to be turned to the right, and to the right only. I even checked it for an hour just to make sure I hadn't made a mistake. Nope. This is the only way the attachment turns on the handle. Why? Who knows? Probably just to annoy me, because I paid $600 for the stupid thing. Oh sure, I can turn my hand and vacuum my carpet Gangsta-style now, but otherwise this is the kind of design flaw that makes you want to drive your Honda through Bed Bath & Beyond, just to get even.

And, if anything, this attachment sucks too hard. Like that fringe on your oriental rug? Sorry, the Electrolux thought that was lunch! But every rug could use a good shearing now and then. Also, the motor in the attachment spins so hard it makes controlling the thing darn near impossible. But hey, at least you can turn the handle to the right.

Did I mention that you can only get bags for the Ultra through Electrolux, and that the bags have to be shipped to you? I didn't? Don't worry, no one told me either.

The other attachments aren't so hot either. The attachment we use to vacuum the hardwood floor is stiff and cumbersome. And the coiling tube that goes to the main handle is almost always, without fail, twisted up in an awkward fashion.

Listen, I'm a simple guy. This is clearly what I get for being dumb enough to buy a $600 vacuum. I'm sure the Electrolux has the sucking power of 1,000 Kevin Federlines, and can filter out all the potential carcinogens and death spores I've been told pollute our air. But this isn't rocket science. It's a vacuum. You know why I vacuum? So that stuff looks like it's been vacuumed. That's all. Basic house vacuuming can be easily accomplished with any $100 Hoover out there. You can probably get one at a yard sale. Or maybe you can get my Electrolux at our next yard sale. If I'm sneaky enough, the wife won't notice.

I hate this vacuum.
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