Friday, January 22, 2010

#98 - Nothing

#98 in our ongoing project of the 100 most awesome things of all time...

There is nothing awesome to match number 98 on the least awesome list... Earthquakes are bad.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

NY City Attempts To Lift Ban On Beekeeping: Good News Wednesday!

EIGN has always loved bees.

"[New York City's] Board of Health on Thursday proposed lifting a ban on beekeeping, partly in response to the rising popularity of urban bee colonies." (nytimes)

"The department said in a statement: 'After the Board of Health received a petition from a group wanting to promote honey-bee keeping as sustainable agriculture, the Health Department looked into urban beekeeping and found that responsible urban beekeeping does not pose a public health issue.'" (nytimes)

Here's hoping it passes.

[image via flickr user jfortugaleza]

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

#98 - Earthquakes

#98 in our ongoing project of the 100 least awesome things of all time...

Earthquakes are bad.

Please consider helping. (

[image via here.]

Friday, January 15, 2010

#99 - Pandora and the Music Genome Project

#99 in our ongoing project of the 100 most awesome things of all time...

What else takes you from Neutral Milk Hotel to the Strokes to the Shins?

From their site:

The name Pandora means "all gifted" in Greek. In ancient Greek mythology, Pandora received many gifts from the gods, including the gift of music, from Apollo. She was also, as we all know, very curious. Unlike those gods of old, however, we celebrate that virtue and have made it our mission to reward the musically curious among us with a never-ending experience of music discovery.

Thank you pandora.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Butterflies (and everything else) Are In Trouble

Butterflies are apparently screwed thanks to global climate change. (global warming. nah. that's fake.)

"Diversity among high-elevation butterflies is beginning to fall as temperatures become uncomfortably warm for them and, [UC Davis butterfly expert Arthur] Shapiro says, 'There is nowhere to go except heaven.'"(science daily)

That has to be the most depressing quote we've ever (re)published. When this blog reaches the end of its life that quote will be in the last post.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cell Phones As A Force For Good: Good News Wednesday!

Prolonged exposure to electromagnetic waves put out by cell phones may not only protect, but possibly reverse the effects, of Alzheimer's disease. (

My question, how do people with Alzheimer's know who to call or what to talk about?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

#99 - Pandora and That Damn Box of Hers

#99 in our ongoing project of the 100 least awesome things of all time...

Everyone knows the story of Pandora's Box Jar. When she opened the box jar she unleashed all of the plagues, sicknesses and ills on mankind. And then she decided to close the thing up and lock hope inside. Thanks Pandora.

[image via flickr user soulsister]

Friday, January 8, 2010

File this under FG (for Fucking GROSS)

"A nearly 600-pound man was able to hide a weapon for more than a day while he was in custody" in his FAT ROLLS. (

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Next Great Threat.... Spoons

It's cold and (piggy) flu season again. Have you been taking liquid medicine? Do you use a spoon to take it instead of that little plastic liquid measuring cup? If so you may be close to killing yourself via robotoson. Spoons can be deadly. Why not use a spork instead?

The most interesting part of the story, however, comes in the form of a quote near the end of the article and it has implications far beyond spoons... "'Simply put, we cannot always trust our ability to estimate amounts,' said the study's co-author, Dr. Koert van Ittersum, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Georgia Tech." ( If we can not trust our ability to estimate amounts what can we trust?

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

#100 - Good Holidays

Screw you New Years Eve, let's hear it for a real holiday. Like Black Friday. (That's the day after thanksgiving if you're in the USA). It's where you get up at 4am and go be a good little consumer.

Now there are two ways to do black friday. The lame way:

And the right way:

[images via and, respectively.]

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

100 Most Awesome Things of All Time

As a companion to our (hopefully) weekly list of the 100 least awesome things of all time list EIGN is happy to bring you the 100 MOST awesome things of all time. However, due to the fact that we live (for now) in a cruel, cruel world, we may not be able to complete this list. We'll try though. Look for #100 tomorrow.

The List:
#93 - Outdoor Offices
#94 - [ nothing ]
#95 - Having time to contemplate life, loss and new beginnings
#96 - Winning the Stanley Cup
#97 - Rain
#98 - [nothing]
#99 - Pandora and the Music Genome Project
#100 - Good Holidays

Friday, January 1, 2010

#100 - Overrated Holidays

The 100 Least Awesome Things of All Time

Given that we have about 100 weeks between now and of the end of the world, our occasional guest contributor jg3 suggested we bring you the 100 least awesome things of all time. Hopefully this will happen weekly between now and the end of the world.

The list:
#93 - Cubical Farms
#94 - Watching your team lost in the NLDS after tearing your Achilles
#95 - Watching Your Team Lose the Stanley Cup
#96 - Losing The Stanley Cup
#97 - Snow
#98 - Earthquakes
#99 - Pandora and That Damn Box of Hers
#100 - Over Rated Holidays