Too Lazy

You know you’re lazy when there’s a Brita pitcher filled with water sitting on the bottom of your refrigerator, but you still grab for an unopened bottle of water. I know it doesn’t help my case, but $4.65 for 35 bottles of water is only 13¢ per bottle.

Random Crap:

Lego Thriller (from Artemyst) – A lego version of thriller. Video is pretty creative, though their choice of female lego characters could’ve been better.

A Koopa’s Revenge (from RayAlome) – What mario would be like if one koopa had to do it all. Pretty fun flash game. You play the role of a Koopa Troopa (turtle soldier) and get revent stomping on Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Mushroom Soldiers, etc.

What are your rights? ‘D’oh’ – Somewhat interesting article, but the line that got me was: Here’s a hint: one of them is not the right to own and raise pets, an error committed by one in five respondents.

Sydney battles invasion of the tree-snatchersTheir victims are trees, and the perpetrators are property-obsessed Sydney homeowners seeking to increase the value of their land by adding or improving views of the city’s world-famous harbour and beaches.

Microsoft Research invents Dance Dance E-mailI was the first one in the room to have noticed the Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) pad on the floor, but even I was surprised when it turned out to be the centerpiece of the event. Dr. AJ Brush, PhD, jumped on the pad and showed us how the team had used the off-the-shelf gaming interface to demonstrate a new method of human-computer interaction.

Tripod perform at a Comedy Festival (from FuzzyWuzz) – Aussie comedy group Tripod performing their song “Make You Happy Tonight” at a Comedy Festival. The song they perform is actually quite funny.

Kids Build Soybean-Fueled Car (from /.) – A car that can go from zero to 60 in four seconds and get more than 50 miles to the gallon would be enough to pique any driver’s interest. So who do we have to thank for it. Ford? GM? Toyota? No — just Victor, David, Cheeseborough, Bruce, and Kosi, five kids from the auto shop program at West Philadelphia High School. The car actually looks a lot better than what I expected.

Super Mario Brothers Race (from RayAlome) – To be honest, this wasn’t much of race as much as it was a sychronization/coordination. You can clearly see one guy waiting or idling for a few secs for the other person to surpass him.

Jeff Ninneman and Jason Harmer race to finish Super Mario Brothers on NES, circa 2002. No emulators were used.

Watch Ninneman’s screen (left) for an amazing jump at the beginning of Lvl 8-2. Harmer opts out of attempting it.

Harmer’s all-time SMB record: 5:09
Ninneman’s all-time SMB record: 5:11

You can tell they fool around a little bit in this one for the talent show, so it’s just around 6 minutes.
Left Screen/Mario: Jeff Ninneman
Right Screen/Luigi: Jason Harmer

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