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cockeyed adj
1 turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton; "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff" [syn: askew, awry(p), lopsided, wonky, skew-whiff]
2 completely devoid of wisdom or good sense; "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous" [syn: absurd, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous]

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Adjective

  1. Having both eyes oriented inward.
  2. Crooked or askew.
  3. Absurd, silly, or stupid; usually used in reference to ideas rather than people.
    I'm not going to go along with your cockeyed plot.

Extensive Definition

Cockeyed.com is a website that covers a variety of subjects, most of which are projects undertaken by the site's creator, Rob Cockerham. As the creator lives in Sacramento, California, many of his projects take place in notable Sacramento landmarks, such as Arden Fair Mall and Arco Arena.
One of the most popular articles is called "How Much is Inside", which has been put together one episode at a time since 1998. There are currently more than 40 episodes online, and it is available in 3 and a half languages.
Other sections are the pranks, the educational Science Club and Cockerham's Incredible Creations, all of which are presented with vividly colorful pictures detailing the steps of the project.
In addition to being a source of partially useful information, the site also handles some important issues. Cockerham has also used the site as a platform to locate and harass spammers.
A particular focus of the website is the multi-level marketing business opportunity from Herbalife. Rob has dedicated many pages to criticizing its independent distributors' use of signs in public spaces as well as the Herbalife business model in general.
Unique on the home page is a one-pixel ad.
Rob Cockerham has made appearances regarding Cockeyed.com on the program 20/20 as well as in a segment during the 24 Hours of Foo event on MTV2.

How Much is Inside? Adventures

This largest section of Cockeyed.com contains documentation of various projects in which Cockerham and his friends measure the utility of various products, including:
Rather than using statistical methods to estimate the contents, the group favors empirically measuring the amounts. For example, to figure out how much is inside of a keg, they (and an invited group of "fellow scientists") poured and consumed 141 individual cups of beer. A simpler (but less interesting) way to determine the amount would have been to simply calculate the volume of the keg and divide by the volume of each cup.

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