Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Funniest LinkedIn Comments

As many of you already know, I've been busy over the past 3 weeks beefing up my LinkedIn contact list. I just broke 100 contacts tonight from a stagnant 22 connections in January that hadn't changed much in years.

One of the guys I re-connected with is Gary K. down in the Bay area and in taking a closer look at his profile, I happened to catch this recommendation for one of his connections out of the corner of my eye:

So I decided to check his friend's reciprocal recommendation for him:

Pick a Number, Any Number

A fun distraction for a Tuesday afternoon...

Monday, February 25, 2008

Jimmy Kimmel Responds to Sarah Silverman Video

In case some of you missed it a while back, Sarah Silverman shot a video that went viral online almost overnight. She's been dating Jimmy Kimmel and I'm sure it must be a riot any time you put two comedians together. I can take her humor or leave it but I've always enjoyed Kimmel's stunts with Adam Carolla on The Man Show. So last night, I'm sitting in bed working away with The Jimmy Kimmel Show on the TV and this new video makes its debut on his show. I was ROTBLMAO (rolling on the bed laughing my ass off).

Here's the original Sarah Silverman "I'm f*ckin' Matt Damon!"

And here's Jimmy Kimmel's response from last night, "F*ckin' Ben Affleck!" video.

And of course, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are best friends. What an elaborate gag!

OMFG of the Day: SpongeBob Rectal Thermometer

And it even plays a tune when it finishes reading your temperature (bite-resistant shield, too!)! From Nickelodeon. Ouch!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Star Wars according to a 3-year old

Damn! George Lucas needs to hire this little kid!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dance, Monkeys, Dance

From Ernie Cline.

Shift Happens: 3 Versions

The original created by Karl Fisch and modified by Scott McLeod on Globalization and The Information Age. Then the narrated version by Michael Arnold. And followed by the updated June 2007 version with revised statistics.

Redneck Wheel of Fortune T-shirt

World's Fair Postcard Collection Online

I still have fond memories of the 1964 New York World's Fair and the Expo 67 held in Montreal. I was too young to have been able to get to the Fair in Seattle in 1962. But AlamedaInfo has posted a large collection of postcards from all three World's Fairs. I sure miss World's Fairs.

Fantastic NASA Atlantis Shot

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Store Wars

Not long ago in a supermarket not so far away...

How To Behave On An Internet Forum

Jefferson Airplane Star Trek Mashup

White Rabbit never looked like THIS on MTV...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Best Domino Run!

The Perrucci Brothers set up 6800 dominoes at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center.

Skittles or Singing Bunny?

I admit I've never seen this commercial before so I'm still chuckling after seeing it for the first time:

Crazy Microsoft Commercial

Monday, February 18, 2008

How to Crop Your Picture for CraigsList Personals

Getting people to respond to your personal ad on CraigsList means putting your best face forward by including a properly cropped picture. Here's a fine example of good cropping:

And here's the original picture to show you how effective good cropping can be. Just scroll down.









A Memorable Senior Moment

An impertinent university freshman took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen standing next to him at a bus stop that it was impossible for older people to understand his generation.

"You grew up in a different world," the student said in a voice loud enough for the other passengers to hear, "actually, an almost primitive one."

The elderly man said nothing.

The student continued, "The young people of today grew up with televison, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon, our spaceships have visited Mars. We have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing and.."

The student paused to take a breath and the senior took advantage of the break in the young man's litany and said, "You're quite right, son. We didn't have those things when we were young... so we invented them. Now, you arrogant little twerp, what are YOU doing for the next generation?"

The applause was resounding.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

How Grandma Sees the Remote

Mathemagic at TED

Mathematics/Magician Arthur Benjamin dazzles the audience with his incredible mathematical mind during a presentation at a TED meeting.

Gapingvoid: Giving Up Blogging

More from Hugh MacLeod's GapingVoid HERE.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Snuggly the Security Bear Explains Warrantless Wiretaps

FISA 101.

Sex Offender Registry from John Walsh

Family Watchdog is another mashup that allows you to type in your street and then see where your closest neighborhood sex offender is living. Brought to you by John Walsh.

The Psychic Dog

A Kansas farm wife called the local phone company to report her telephone failed to ring when her friends called and that on the few occasions, when it did ring, her dog always moaned right before the phone rang. The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see this psychic dog or senile lady.

He climbed a telephone pole, hooked in his test set, and dialed the subscriber's house. The phone didn't ring right away, but then the dog moaned and the telephone began to ring. Climbing down from the pole, the telephone repairman found:

1. The dog was tied to the telephone system's ground wire with a steel chain and collar.

2. The wire connection to the ground rod was loose.

3. The dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling current when the number was called.

4. After a couple of jolts, the dog would start moaning and then urinate.

5. The wet ground would complete the circuit, thus causing the phone to ring.

Which demonstrates that some problems CAN be fixed by pissing and moaning.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Motivational Posters Parodied

Work in one of those offices where they have these damn things plastered all over the place? Great site with all-new office motivational posters.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The 9-Letter Word Riddle

What nine letter word in the English language is still a word when each of the nine letters is removed one by one? Take a few minutes to try and come up with a nine letter word that fits the bill, then watch the video.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Monday, February 04, 2008

Another Cool Niche Blog

I guess this is one of the cool things about blogs; anyone can write about just about anything. I found this site called Office Snapshots that posts pictures of interesting places of work like Apple, Google, Criagslist, Cisco and a lot of other places where people report to "work." To satisfy those who just have to look...

Wow! Color Footage of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse of 1940

Sunday, February 03, 2008

You Know People are Getting Worse at Spelling When...

they've created a new website that helps you find stuff on eBay and CraigsList based on bad spelling (lots of it!). TypoBuddy.com Watch for even more ideas like this to emerge.

Get Your Digital Converter Rebate Coupons

Everything you wanted to know about the upcoming digital TV switchover in 2009. Including where to apply for up to two $40 rebate coupons from the government to help you with your converter box purchases.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Tech Support 101

Introducing... the Book! Gutenberg offers 'In your home' support.

Redneck Birth Control

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