Thanks to ChewyDenise for sharing these:
They’re so adorable and delicious looking. I can see myself biting into them. If a plushy isn’t an animal, are we still allowed to call it stuffed animals?
There’s this new free song on iTunes Music Store: Rodrigo y Gabriela – Tamacun. It really sounds nice. It reminds me of Mexican folk songs and the guitar strumming is really soothing. It’s been playing on repeat for 16x already. Though it has kept me wondering why the the album cover has an image of a dinosaur eye.
Transformers Movie Character Designs, Images and Toy Prototypes (from Digg) – I’ve got to say, I’m impressed. I wonder how the movie will turn out.
Black Friday Commotion – Insane Shoppers Rush To Door – after Black Friday a few years back (with UngsungHero), I’ve sworn never to do Black Friday shopping again, unless it was online. The above video shows you what I hate the most. Speaking of which, a couple you probably tried the Amazon.com $100 Xbox 360 promotion. I slept right through that. ;p
How To Bypass The Zune’s WiFi Sharing DRM (from Digg) – Interesting idea, but this probably would only work for songs that aren’t already DRMed under your user account. By renaming a file’s extension and sending it across as an image file, no DRM is attached to it. They also had another interesting hack for the Zune: How To Use The Zune as a Hard Drive, which was one of the things I regret the Zune actually disabled. Now, with a hack to re-enable this, it might actually be reasonable.
Balls of Steel – Negs Urban Sports – Big Stranger Rodeo 2005 (from CMDCC) – a British TV show similar to Trigger Happy TV, where they play pranks (sometimes quite mean) to random people. One recurring theme is called: Neg’s Urban Sports. This one is about a new sport called Big Stranger Rodeo, where you jump onto the back of a stranger and like the bull riding machines, the longer you can stay on their backs, the higher score you get. They also had one called Urban Sprinting, where you set off the alarm of a shopping store and run from the security guards. You win when you reach a burger joint (i.e. McDonalds). The show is called Balls of Steel. They also have another recurring theme called Annoying Devil.
Infinite Mario Bros! (from Digg) – Infinite Mario Bros was made by Markus Persson for a Super Mario themed java programming contest.
Please don’t sue me, Nintendo! Wow! It looks and feels like Super Mario Bros. 3. It’s a game developed on Java and works quite well actually. Though I wish the buttons could be configurable, but I can’t really complain.
You Can Pick Your Doctor, and You Can Pick Your Nose… (from Digg) – There is an Austrian doctor who has gained notoriety by advocating the picking of one’s nose and the consumption of the resulting bounty, particularly in children. Dr. Friedrich Bischinger, a lung specialist working in Innsbruck, would have us believe that people who pick their noses with their fingers are healthier, happier, and more in tune with their bodies. His argument stems from the notion that exposing the body to the dried germ corpses helps to reinforce the immune system. The good doctor feels that society should adopt a new approach to nose-picking, and encourage children to take up the habit. That’s so cool! Maybe that’s why I don’t get sick that often. Mmmmm, crunchy!
“As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly” (from Digg) – An advertising stunt dreamed up by a local Cincinnati radio station went terribly wrong when twenty live turkeys plummeted to their deaths after being dropped out of a helicopter under the misguided assumption that they would all just fly away. Sigh…
Alkali metals (from Digg) – what happens when alkali metals enter in contact with water (i’ll give you a hint, it goes BOOM!) Yay! More stuff blowing up! I want some Cesium!
Ant-breeding project with a sting – A company in northeast China raised the equivalent of 198 million pounds from gullible members of the public by promising big profits from a project to breed ants, Xinhua news agency said on Friday. Sigh…
Resonantware (from Digg) – Near-Future Ubiquitous Networking Devices Visualized by Designers. Some really neat designs by NEC. I really like the idea of having a camera in the middle of the screen. When you have a camera attached to the top of your monitor, video conferencing always appears you’re not looking directly at the person you’re conferencing with.
Bad Man Plays Emulators On His Wii (from Digg) – Nintendo won’t be happy about this. It looks like a combination of the Action Replay with the software program SDload and the official Nintendo SD card adapter will let very bad people with no morals whatsoever enjoy emulators such as SNES9x on their Wiis. Disgusting! Don’t you villians know what the Virtual Console is for? Interesting…
The 25 Funniest Analogies (Collected by High School English Teachers) (from Digg) – I have to share these “funniest analogies” with you. They came in an e-mail from my sister. She got them from a cousin, who got them from a friend, who got them from… so they are circulating around. My apologies if you have already seen them. Here are the ones I found very funny:
- She grew on him like she was a colony of E. Coli, and he was room-temperature Canadian beef.
- He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.
- The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.
- Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.
- The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
- Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.
- The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
- The ballerina rose gracefully en Pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
Hidden storage – a very funny Little Gamers comic dealing with Xbox Live, downloading porn, hidden storage, girlfriends, and moms.
Panda poop paper yields big profits – When keepers of the country’s panda couple — Chuang Chuang and Lin Hui — got tired of disposing the 55 pounds of feces daily produced by the duo, Prasertsak Buntragulpoontawee came up with the idea of turning it all into notebooks, fans, bookmarks and key chains. … But the multicolored paper products have proved hot selling-items at the zoo, with the 300,000 baht (US $8,200) earned to date helping balance the accounts of panda keeping. Neat!