Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thought I'd let you know that today makes three years I've been blogging. It's something that I enjoy doing and hope you enjoy as well. My goal has always been to share the entertaining sites I find online, not to be a great writer or even produce original content. Lately I have slowed down blogging some due to some changes in my life, but the blog lives on and will continue to do so. Thanks for stopping by, reading, commenting, and making the three years of blogging worthwhile. I enjoy the feedback.
When you see a really dirty car, it's tempting to use your finger and write "Wash Me" on it. I guess some people tend to take it just one step further and create some great dirt art on them. Some of these cars appear to be the same ones, but the art on them is fabulous.
Monday, September 28, 2009
To me, typing is much easier than writing. I rarely will sit down and write out a note any more. If you prefer the classic look of your handwriting, there's no use for it to expire with technology, why not create your own font. I actually went through the entire process listed on this page and the result was satisfying to me. Now I can write notes in my own handwriting and do (well, whatever) with them. The only problem is, if you send the document and someone doesn't have your font installed, they can't see it properly (which kind of defeats the purpose). You can always print it and mail it though.
I remember when I was a kid Saturday Morning cartoons were an event. I'd wake up and spend the entire morning watching. I woke up a little early this past Saturday, turned on the TV and saw hardly any cartoons, and none that looked too promising. I know that some of these cartoons in this list were not Saturday morning cartoons, and were not from the era when I woke up early to partake, but they still don't make them like they used to. Without further ado, here is a list of 20 Great Cartoons of the 90's. To be fair, I did watch most of these, but they were after school-ish cartoons, but still I can't find many good cartoons on nowadays.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
This is more entertaining that it sounds from description, but a group has launched a camera into the "Edge of Space" via a balloon. The full story is in the link as well as a video. The best part is when the balloon busts and it plummets toward earth. The video is a bit long, but you can probably fast forward through the first minute and a half.
If you're a baseball fan (and I am), you've probably been a little bored this month with the pennant races. There's just not too much going on. Finally, some entertaining baseball news. Here is a story about a Mariner's pitcher who was injured while reading a book. I've feature a list of top off-field injuries before on here, I'm sure this one would make that list. I'm betting he's catching a lot of flack from his teammates on this one.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
If you've been on the Internet recently, you've probably seen tons of these Kanye pics or references to him interrupting at the MTV awards. This was one of my favorites, so I thought I'd share. Also, earlier today on Adagio's twitter, they had a great post of "We're really honored to have --- yo Adagio, I'm really happy for you. Imma let you finish, but Lipton had one of the best teas of all time." For that to make sense, I should mention that Adagio is a tea maker (I highly recommend them).
We've all heard the stories of old, of how seeing a car go down the road was a special event, or maybe even about the "party lines". This begs the question, what kind of stories of old will we pass down to our kids. Here is an article from Wired Magazine that goes down a list of 10. I was thinking "Once upon a time there was this thing called a phone booth" .... "oh but not everyone had a cellphone".
Monday, September 21, 2009
I cannot recall the last time I wrote in cursive, but I do remember struggling with this new form of writing during the second grade. With that said, I do think it still holds value, if not for anything else, but that some people use it and being able to read is a great skill. Here is a link that has been very popular lately about the downfall of cursive writing. It's one of those things that is kind of fading in the background. I found this to be an interesting article about a culture change that we're in and didn't even realize.
I'm sure you're tired of hearing about swine flu by now (I am). If it's not SARs, it's Bird Flu, if not that, then Swine Flu. In the end we're all doomed by these diseases, so we may as well prepare. Here is a link featuring designer "Swine Flu Masks". While these are really nice, I think I'll just use my Peter Sarsgaard SARs Guard from a few years back.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Who says you must spend a fortune on your cellphone/mp3 player accessories. The economy is tough, but you still need to protect your phone from scratches though. Here is a great iPhone protector that you can probably afford. The company who sales them (case-mate) offers custom sharpie marker inscriptions. It's a deal that is really hard to beat. In all honesty, the customization options once you get it are endless.
Who ever said you need a gun to protect your valuables and loved ones. Here is a story about a student who killed a burglar with a Samurai sword. The article states that the burglar came after him, and he nearly severed the burglar's hand. Moral of the story, never run at a guy with a Samurai sword.
The guy is an excellent dancer, but after that is considered, this videos is pretty funny. The best part is the lady in the background. She is unphased not only by the fact that she is being recorded, but more amazingly, by the fact that this guy is breaking out a mean grove in front of her. If you're really bored, check out more of this guy's videos, the dancing is very impressive, but the rest is pretty funny.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Have you ever wondered how much time it would take to read the Internet, or maybe even how much of a book the Internet would make? Here is a website that attempts to estimate such absurdities. Kind of puts things into perspective on how big it is. And of course we all know it's all true and useful information. I kind of wonder where they got their statistics for this research, but it's a good link nonetheless.
You've probably seen the early 90's video of the "Don't Copy that Floppy" rap. It's back, but now for 2009, featuring Klingons and The Crypt Keeper (?I think?). If (and that's a big if) you liked the first one, you'll love this sequel.
Monday, September 14, 2009
I'm not a fan of killing animals, but perhaps sometimes the occasion calls for it such as in mice problems (I prefer glue traps). If you must dispose of them, it'd be nice to give them a proper burial. Here is a mouse trap that allows for such a burial. It's a little weird, but if it makes you feel better about killing the cute cuddly (disease ridden) mammal, have at it.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Yesterday was the 9th anniversary of the attack on America and the Twin Towers. As a tribute Life Magazine posted this great pictorial of the building of the towers. Chances are, the falling of the towers was such a tragic even that you know exactly where you were and what you were doing on that day. Many of us (myself included) do not remember them being built for one reason or another, and this gives us a great picture of it. I was in NYC two weeks ago and saw the site where the twin towers once were (photo on the right). It's very similar to the photo of the building of the towers.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Surprisingly, it's been 11 years since I went through the whole college application and approval process. It wasn't very memorable or dramatic like in the movies, but I went to a small, local, private college. Anyway here is a link I found on reddit a week or so ago featuring one student's letter from M.I.T. It may not be real (I have no proof either way, other than it's on the Internet), but it's entertaining.
Some of the game peripherals that have come out lately are just strange. With that in mind Gizmodo had a Photoshop contest on Unlikely Gaming Peripherals and had some great submissions. I really liked the Cowbell Hero, but the strange part is, I wouldn't be surprised to see it. Also, the Wii shaver may not be too bad for multi-taskers who dislike facial hair.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
I was sent this link a bit ago with the comment of "if you have 10 minutes to waste sitting with your mouth agape and having all your Mario related achievements crushed". I've seen a lot of these custom made Mario Bros. levels, this one has to be one of the top. This image was sent to me just prior to the conversation. I love how every time Yoshi appears, it is only to be exploited a few seconds later.
Monday, September 07, 2009
I've been away from the Internet for about a week now, but here is a story that happened earlier in the week that is pretty neat. I really dislike thieves, but I must admit, these guys seem to know what they were doing. Not to mention, the announcer that talks during the surveillance video is very dramatic.
It was bound to happen (if it has before), but here is someone who built a functional house out of Legos. It looks like it took quite a bit of time and Legos to accomplish, but then again, it is a house. Unfortunately, there isn't a picture of the finished product, just it in the building phase. One thing about it though, it's a colorful house. It would've been a much better story had it been Zack (or Jack, depending on the time period) the Lego Maniac from the 80's commercials.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
It's an epic debate of the difference between a nerd, geek, and whatever other words there are for us oddities. I'm not here to debate the difference, but here to share this venn diagram that I found on Digg a few moments ago. I guess it's up to you to decide which you are.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
I'm not too great at Physics at all, in fact I took dummy Physics in college, but I'm fairly good at solving problems. Here is a great Physics game that someone mentioned on Twitter last night and I got addicted to. I thought I'd share. Much like some of the programs I've written, the solutions I came up with may not have been as elegant as I'd like, but they worked, and I guess all that matters in the end is to get the ball in the cup.
When you're in a public place and you use your cellphone, it used to be you were being "that guy". Now it seems like the thing to do, although it is still rather annoying. Here is a great video that kind of over dramatizes such situations.... I got a good kick out of it. It has embedding disabled, so here is the link. It seems like cell phones have become so engrossed in our culture that it'd be hard to live without one.... they're everywhere now. The scene with the guy on a toilet talking on a cellphone is weird to me, but I've seen it way too many times and have heard that dropping one's cell in the toilet is quite common.