Monday, February 28, 2011
The Worst Observation in Internet History - Urlesque
Can you believe in the early days of the World Wide Web, people were civil and respectful to each other? Really. It's true.
We had to independently verify this clip (found while researching this "What Is Internet" compilation) to confirm its authenticity -- so blown away were we at the sea change between then and now.
Enough rambling. I (less than) proudly present:
Obligatory Retort of the Day: The Front View Boys respond to the Rear View Girls with a candid camera video aimed at proving that it isn’t just girls who have to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous ogling from random passers-by.
YouTube - Taiwanese Lin Yu Chun Sings "I Will Always Love You" LIVE - UPDATE: DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED SEPT 17!
Eugene Levy, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner,
Rosemary Radcliffe and John Candy.
Speed Bag Sculpture of the Day: Commissioned by the Ali family, “reALIze” by Michael Kalish is a 22-feet-tall portrait of Muhammad Ali made of 2 miles of aluminum tubing, 5 miles of stainless steel cables, and 1,300 speed bags.
The sculpture will be on display at Nokia Plaza @ L.A. Live March 25 through April 9.
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Turns out that the plastic tags and twists on loafs of bread aren't just for looking pretty, they are coded to indicate what day the bread was baked on, writes Wise Bread. The most commonly-used code for 5-day a week delivery is is blue for Monday, green for Tuesday, red for Thursday, white for Friday, and yellow for Saturday. It's a nifty 'and now you know' factoid, though it probably won't save you from getting a stale loaf, because the shelf stockers for whom the code was designed are already doing that for you.
Breaking the Bread Code: How to Get the Freshest Loaf [WiseBread]
Soured Dough? [Snopes]
Sunday, February 27, 2011
There's no denying the fact that most of us have pretended to be actors. Photographer Howard Schatz took this idea one step further, place actors in a series of roles and dramatic situations to reveal the essence of their characters.
Charlie Brooker's commentary on Gadaffi's erratic atrocities -- and the western leaders who've kissed up to him over the years -- from last week's Ten O'Clock Live is some of the most nose-milk-spurting material ever aired. I wish that all of Ten O'Clock Live's clips were on YouTube, as it would be amazing blogfodder -- the show is better than The Daily Show most weeks, IMO (I've asked, C4 say their lawyers won't let them because there are got clips of the BBC, Sky, etc, which is some pretty weird fair dealing analysis).
Ten O'Clock Live
Saturday, February 26, 2011
The Alley Theater opens its' production of Women Behind Bars on Friday. Follow innocent Mary Eleanor (framed for a crime she didn't commit) as she lands inside the Greenwich Village Women's House of Detention.
Playwright Tom Eyen, known more recently for his work on the Broadway hit Dreamgirls, brings the mysterious events of prison life into the satirical spotlight in this darkly humorous play. Mingled with the shock and camp (the play is a spoof on a series of "women in prison" movies of the 1950's) is the exploration of some deep issues facing the human spirit.
Women Behind Bars runs February 25, 26 and March 4, 5, 11, 12. Tickets are $16/$15 student in advance (online at the Alley Theater or through the box office at 502-713-6178), $18/$16 student at the door.
Enjoy an evening at the theatre, but leave the kids at home. Women Behind Bars is for Mature Audiences Only.
Excuse me while I cook some bacon now.
CHOW - You're Doing It All Wrong: How to Cook Bacon
Charlie Sheen Meltdown Update of the Day: Charlie Sheen told Radar he’s getting is own show on HBO, but HBO quickly denied the claim. Earlier, Sheen texted (?) Good Morning America to say that he still plans to show up for work on the set of Two and a Half Men, even though the show’s production was put on indefinite hiatus last night.
Above: “Good Ol’ Charlie Sheen” — a doodle by Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle), based on the very first Peanuts strip.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Motorola Xoom rooted in two hours flat, sinister transforming exoskeleton jetpack returns in Verizon ad
What's the first thing you're going to do with your Motorola Xoom? If you're Koush, the answer's clear -- install your very own ClockworkMod recovery image and ROM Manager, and grant the latter superuser permissions. That's right, on the very day of release, the Motorola Xoom's all but ready for custom builds of Android and all the joy they bring.
Meanwhile, Verizon's decided to bring us the latter half of the abruptly cut Xoom TV ad, which actually differs significantly depending on whether or not Spanish is your primary language. Either way, it's a fairly sordid affair, with no Iron Man feats of stratospheric skill to be found, merely a quick demonstration of gaming with the accelerometer and a few quick swipes through Honeycomb. You'll still watch it if we tell you it's after the break though, won't you?Permalink PhoneArena, Droid-Life | VerizonWireless (YouTube), Koushik Dutta | Email this | Comments"
According to research firm Market Force Research, the average consumer in the US is now more likely to buy an Android device than the iPhone. A survey conducted by the firm found that 34% of respondents planning to buy a smartphone are looking for Android devices and 21% are looking for the iPhone. A mere 12% have eyes on a Blackberry for their next smartphone.
Of all the survey respondents about 21% didn’t know what smartphone they were going to buy. The firm also found that 51% of consumers have a smartphone and of those that don’t, 33% plan to buy one in the next six months. Only 6% of those that responded plan to purchase a phone without data access.
“With the Verizon-Apple partnership in motion, we anticipated that more consumers would be moving to the iPhone, so it intrigued us to see the sizeable shift toward the Android,” said Janet Eden-Harris, chief marketing officer for Market Force. “Some of our other research data shows that consumers aren’t likely to switch from their current wireless carriers, and a large portion use Sprint and T-Mobile, so Android will most likely be their smartphone choice.”
Photo of a hyper-realistic sculpture of a balancing elephant by Daniel Firman for the exhibition Superdome at the Palais de Tokyo. You probably won’t find it there anymore, as this is from 2008. I know it’s old news, but this thing mesmerizes me every time I “discover” it, so I might as well post it here.
What do you think about it? Why don’t you leave a comment…
Bonus: elephant attacking a woman.