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Friday, April 30, 2010

Deforest Yourself. Reforest the World.

I just saw this ad while poking around Funny or Die:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kEuiU0w6VFM/S9r78zLMSSI/AAAAAAAABvc/_78ItWv9cSU/s1600/norelco.bmp

I have to admit, I was a little intrigued, so I clicked it (Yay! Banner ads work sometimes!) which led me to this site:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kEuiU0w6VFM/S9r8rqWOQ0I/AAAAAAAABvk/uhvAji-tfik/s1600/norelco_site.JPG

Long story short (too late!), Norelco just initiated a campaign to sell their Bodygroom Pro shavers. For every one they sell, they'll plant a tree.

"In celebration of National Arbor Day, Philips Norelco is issuing a challenge to all Americans: "Deforest Yourself. Reforest the World." For years, Philips Norelco has been the go-to grooming partner to help guys keep their "hedges" trimmed, but the reality is that the world's forests are dwindling by the minute. Philips Norelco, the expert in "bodily deforestation," is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation in support of the organization's mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees as well as help address the overgrown issue of deforestation in the world. Starting today through June 30, 2010, Philips Norelco will commit to a donation of $75,000 -- planting a minimum of one tree for every Philips Norelco Bodygroom product sold, up to 75,000 trees."
(MSN)


Oh, and here's a very naked, very confused version of me:
You get to choose a 'friend' to hold up the branch too. Other options include a brunette, a bear, or a gorilla.
I'm not sure who would pick the latter two.

So... how did you spend your lunch break?



Mr. Rogers is evil?!

This is ridiculous...

Mr. Rogers is awesome!
And I am special dammit!

Oh Fox News... Their anchors are the most uninformed people.
Listen to the argument around 4:25. They're suggesting we go back to making our own butter and knit our own sweaters. I'm not sure they realize the industrialization of those products allowed us to have the luxuries we have now.
Newscasters? They would not exist if we still have to make everything ourselves.
(link thanks to Jessie)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Time's Top 100

Time Magazine released its annual list of the 100 most influential people.
Another thing I found almost as interesting as the selection, is the choice of the author for each profile/blurb.


Anyway, thought I'd share a few highlights/interesting picks:

Barack Obama
Leader of the free-world. Was there any doubt?


Sarah Palin
I hate to say it, but in terms of influence, it's another obvious choice.

Glenn Beck
It's hard to believe some people in this country are hoping for a Beck/Palin ticket in 2012...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Quick Pics

Kids these days...
"My mother-in-law is a teacher. She set up a "tattle box" and students are supposed to put their tattles into it in order to tattle. Needless to say my mother-in-law was horrified and asked the girl what was going on. Ends up that the girl meant to say that "Scott stuck the tip of his pen in her face""
(failblog)


Electric Six would be pleased


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Video Post!

A very random assortment of videos.


Drunk Guy vs. Flip Flops
It's a long fought battle but in the end, man prevails (mostly).

(original seen on Barstool Sports)


Elton John's Oven Manual Song

(link thanks to Steve)

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Monday, April 26, 2010

In the News: April 26, 2010

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen of the interwebs!

Here's what's been happening in the real world:
(Sorry, it's a little long)

Economists: The stimulus didn't help

"The recovery is picking up steam as employers boost payrolls, but economists think the government's stimulus package and jobs bill had little to do with the rebound, according to a survey released Monday."

"NABE [National Association for Business Economics] conducted the study by polling 68 of its members who work in economic roles at private-sector firms. About 73% of those surveyed said employment at their company is neither higher nor lower as a result of the $787 billion Recovery Act, which the White House's Council of Economic Advisers says is on track to create or save 3.5 million jobs by the end of the year."

"That sentiment is shared for the recently passed $17.7 billion jobs bill that calls for tax breaks for businesses that hire and additional infrastructure spending. More than two-thirds of those polled believe the measure won't affect payrolls, while 30% expect it to boost hiring "moderately.""

Can't say I was ever for the stimulus package, because I'm still wondering how paying construction workers to fix roads was supposed to help everyone else.
(CNN)


I know it's been in the news a lot, but in case you haven't heard:
Iranian cleric blames quakes on promiscuous women  


"Women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes, an Iranian cleric says.

Hojjat ol-eslam Kazem Sediqi, the acting Friday prayer leader in Tehran, said women should stick to strict codes of modesty to protect themselves.

"Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray and spread adultery in society which increases earthquakes," he explained."

""What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble? There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam's moral codes," he said."
(BBC)


Ex-military leaders: Young adults 'too fat to fight'
China isn't the only concerned nation!



"More than a quarter of young adults are unable to meet physical requirements to join the military, creating a potential threat to national security, a group of retired armed forces leaders said Tuesday.

"It's not drug abuse, it's not asthma, it's not flat feet -- by far the leading medical reason is being overweight or obese," said retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Norman Seip at a news conference.

About 27 percent of young adults are medically ineligible for the military, according to Mission: Readiness, a group of retired admirals, generals, and other senior military leaders."
(CNN)

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Song of the Moment: Michael Franti - Say Hey (I Love You)

OK, I give in.
This song is just too catchy.

(first heard it from Rose)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Amazing Fire Illusion!

I know it's just a perspective thing, but this just boggles my mind...


(link thanks to Vick)

Remedy for Work Boredom

Warning: these games are highly addictive...

Unfortunately for productivity, Neatorama posted this site: 1Cup1Coffee.
Specifically these three games:




Annnnnd instead of writing my paper, I beat them all.

Have a fun Monday!

SMBC: Making TV for the ADHD afflicted

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Joburg: A World-Class City

Sometimes, things are less than advertised.

(click for larger view)
(link thanks to my good buddy Alec)

Also, this reminded me a little of this interview with a S.C. mayor who banned police from chasing suspects.

Three Pictures

Couldn't just make a new sign...

Reminds me of the notorious Randy Constan

Now get a $100 bill and run to Philly!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Movie Posters of what could have been

Moviefone redesigned several posters featuring actors that were originally cast or rumored to be attached to the film.
Some aren't too hard to imagine, others just seem ridiculous now.

Tom Hanks in 'Field of Dreams': Not too bad.
John Travolta in 'Benjamin Button': Could be worse.
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Pretty sure 'Home Alone' came out before De Niro's switch to comedy, but it would have been interesting.
Eddie Murphy in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'... now it's starting to get a little weird.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kEuiU0w6VFM/S8-oJGwI2mI/AAAAAAAABo4/K6z-d32_e7U/s1600/homealone.deniro-310.jpg   http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kEuiU0w6VFM/S8-oKRxJp2I/AAAAAAAABpQ/dUaiksgTCfo/s1600/rogerrabbit.eddiemurphy-310-1271805931.jpg

What if two actors didn't take part in movies that defined their careers?
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kEuiU0w6VFM/S8-oIq_wlfI/AAAAAAAABow/b9P-82PhrvM/s1600/footloose-310.jpg   http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kEuiU0w6VFM/S8-oHi7G4DI/AAAAAAAABog/xHFNKrPkSVY/s1600/ferrisbueller.johnnydepp-310.jpg
Kevin Bacon would still end up broke.
But Matthew Broderick would not have to deal with people asking if it was his 'day off' (1:00) when they saw him in the street.

I can't even imagine how these movies would have turned out:
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Viggo Mortensen's humble nature was too perfect as Aragorn.
And I couldn't have said this better myself:
"Can anyone really imagine The Fresh Prince uttering lines like "Whoa, déjà vu" with the same sense of stunned bewilderment?"
(Moviefone via The High Definite)

Arrested Development

The only logical explanation:
Fox probably has that poster on hand at all times...
(The Doghouse Diaries)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Baby Squirrel

While cute and interesting, I feel as though I may have wasted five and a half minutes of my life watching the entire edited version.
I wonder how long those people were watching in real time...

But I guess they're college students in Southern California.
When alternative activities include lounging in the sun, surfing, and smoking illicit (in other parts of the country) plants, watching a baby squirrel almost seems productive.
(link thanks to Adam)

Motley Monday

Apparently this is applicable to me in some way...
(link thanks, or no thanks, to Felix)


Hoggish Greedly (from Captain Planet!) totally looks (and acts?) like Rush Limbaugh
(Totally Looks Like)


Epic Beard Man is back!
It was only a matter of time...



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Thursday, April 15, 2010

In the News: April 15, 2010

Three-year-old shredding his way to be next Shaun White?
This kid is amazing.

"Three-year-old Wesley Muresan wants to be the next Shaun White and he's grabbing a whole lot of attention and lots of internet traffic because of his skills.

He may be small - but his tricks aren't. When his instructors first met him, the bunny hill wasn't even an option. It was half pipe for Muresan from the get-go - which according to his videos was only at the end of 2009.

"I wanna snowboard with Shaun White in his secret half pipe and do tricks," Muresan said in a YouTube video. "Half-pipe is my specialty. I like it. I go really fast like Superman.""
(CNN)


Unpleasant “smell of success” at MIT finals week
Oh MIT...

Is anyone really surprised here?

"Student leaders at MIT are trying to rid the campus of a foul situation.

Students say that some are working so hard during finals week, they are failing when it comes to personal hygiene.

“Sometimes people will have marathon study sessions where they won’t necessarily shower or brush their teeth,” said a student.

So now, free samples of everything from deodorant to toothpaste are being handed out.

The school’s student senate put more than $400 of its funding to purchase the samples. They will be handing them out for free during the week of finals."
(WHDH and CNN)

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Visualizations

Two interesting data visualizations recently featured on Chart Porn.
(Click images for larger view, you'll need/want to)

100 Pixar Characters to scale (roughly)

(Juan Pablo Bravo)


Stats on Infidelity
Apparently 10% of men and women would have an affair with Angelina Jolie.
(OnlineSchools)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lipsync to Kesha

Wow.

(link thanks to Derrick)

For some reason reminded me of this clip.

Song of the Moment: Vitamin String Quartet - Tribute to Michael Jackson

Very cool rendition of Smooth Criminal:


Be sure to check out their MySpace page for more!
('Man In The Mirror' is especially good)

And VSQ's YouTube page has some other cool pop song renditions (like Coldplay's 'The Scientist').

10 Things I Learned on My Trip to Atlantic City

1. Tracy Morgan spends his free time on the Boardwalk

I actually have no idea who that is, but it certainly reminds me of a drunken (or regular) version of him...


2. 'Summer' in AC means 'grope time'
A statue outside the Tropicana titled "Summer". Just weird.


3. There is a Communist Bloc in the Tropicana
Three restaurants next to each other: Red Square (Russian), P.F. Chang's (Chinese), Cuba Libre (Cuban)


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Monday, April 12, 2010

Logorama

Think I posted a clip of this a little while ago, but here is the full version!

Definitely not what I was expecting, but the integration of branding is very cool.

Elvis' Steakhouse

 

Did you hear about the new line of Elvis Presley-themed steakhouses?


No?

Guam May Capsize

Possibly the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen.
Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA), in an Armed Services Committee hearing on adding troops to our base on Guam:


First he wants confirmation that Guam is 12 by 7 miles. No confirmation from Adm. Robert Willard, but I suppose a valid question.
Just to make sure, he asks if its 24 long by 7 miles "wide at the least widest place on the island". Again, no confirmation.
Then he brings up his major concern: overpopulation could capsize the island.

I think I know what he's getting at, but I can't believe that he was a practicing lawyer for 25 years!
More importantly, I cannot believe people like this are representatives of our nation!

Update:
Just kidding everyone, Rep. Johnson explains that he was joking:

"After video of the exchange went viral on the Web, the two-term Democrat released a statement Thursday explaining that he was "obviously" joking.

"The subtle humor of this obviously metaphorical reference to a ship capsizing illustrated my concern about the impact of the planned military buildup on this small tropical island," Johnson said in the statement."

"The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last year that Johnson has battled Hepatitis C for more than a decade, an ailment that causes him to get "lost in thought in the middle of a discussion.""

Because Hep C is an excuse and becoming disoriented in the middle of discussion is something we want in Congressmen.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Barstool Sports: Boston

I've been reading Barstool Sports lately and thought I'd share a couple posts.
It's a little crude, a little offensive (to some), but hilarious nonetheless.

And here's a preemptive: 'Pardon the language'.


Get Me This Dog!

"See this is why I love dogs. This guy doesn’t give a fuck that he has no arms. Most humans and definitely all cats would be moping around feeling bad for themselves. Not this guy. He’s at the park daring dogs to race him and chasing balls and chasing sticks like it ain’t no thing. Like he doesn’t even know there is anything wrong with him. Just tail wagging doing his thing. That’s why I love dogs. Always happy. Always loyal. Always ready to have a kick ass time no matter what the situation. Get me this fucking dog!"


Rate This MIT Kid’s Proposal 
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_kEuiU0w6VFM/S8KX0MFxgOI/AAAAAAAABjQ/Ug_dq-v4mUI/s1600/ciuffo3-480x168.jpg

"If this wasn’t MIT I’d say there is no way this could be real, but all the normal rules of society and dating go right out the window when you’re talking about those cats. So this is probably an authentic proposal which makes me wonder what the girl hated most about it. Is it getting proposed to via a cartoon? Is it getting proposed to via an unfunny cartoon? Or is it getting a ring that appears to be purchased from one of those 25 cent machines that sells superballs in the Supermarket and shit?   Hmm tough call."


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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Picture Dump

Last post for a little bit. Here are some pictures I've been meaning to share:

No...

Best ride ever?


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Japan - The Strange Country

One crazy, crazy place...




This is my final thesis project. I created info-graphic, motion piece. My objective is to make Japanese people to think about that everything happening here in Japan, isn't that normal. So I created this video from foreigner's point of view, rather than Japanese people's point of view. By the way, please don't call me racist, because I am one of short, small eyes Japanese ;P

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Four Incredible Videos

 
Unicorn After Wisdom Teeth
I wonder if this will bring about the rise of post-anesthetic videos.

If they're all as amazing as this, I hope so.


I will always love you
I don't even know what to say...

(link thanks to Mike)


Chat Roulette Funny Piano Improv #2
He's back!



And not a new video (in fact, I thought I posted it before but couldn't find it), but still great:
Kid Shows How to Parallel Park

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mykelti Williamson

I was watching '24' today (DVR'd since I couldn't watch yesterday) and I started wondering what else Mykelti Williamson (Brian Hastings, head of CTU) was in.

A quick IMDB search blew my mind.

Not only is he Brian Hastings, the sometime incompetent, but starting to change our minds, Director of CTU...

He also played Don King in Ali:

Nic Cage's diabetic black friend (Mike 'Baby-O' O'Dell) in Con Air
(Be honest, you didn't remember his name either).

And Bubba on Forest Gump!

I wasn't so sure about him before, but the guy is legit!

He was also in Free Willy (1 and 2), but we'll let that slide.


Come on, you loved it as a kid.

Science and Morality

The concept of human morality has often been said to be within the realm of religion.
In this speech at TED, Sam Harris presents his argument that science can be just as effective.

Personally, I do not believe morality can only be defined through religious constructs, but after watching this video, I don't feel Harris' argument would have swayed anyone who thought otherwise.

Thoughts?


(link thanks to Tim)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday Vids

No different than Tuesday Vids, but vastly different than Wednesday Vids.


Old Spice commercials are getting out of hand!

Building-kick!
(via The High Definite)


Little French girl's fantastic story:



Improv Everywhere: No Underwear Subway Ride

(via The High Definite)

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Since I don't really celebrate, here are a couple things that remind me of Easter:

Chicks
This is a fun/weird activity you can do with your kids!
Apparently adding dyes to eggs before the hatch results in colored chicks.

Supposedly it does not harm them, but it just doesn't seem very nice.

Chocolate

and Bunnies
There are no fun color-dying activities with bunnies, so here are a few sketchy looking ones:

Would not let my child near this bunny...

 This one is for Horner:

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