Archive for January, 2006

I need some kind of Pirate tie-breaker

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Super Link Entry: Pirates, explosions, cameras everywhere, childhood adventures, and factaganzas

I’m busy + It’s friday = Super Link!

  • Yay fireworks; boo, firework factory fires.
  • My beloved Tampa is currently in its annual celebration of many things I like, including Fireworks, Pirates, Boats, Bayshore Blvd., and adorable children pirate-themed parades. That last one is a little esoteric.
  • SatuGO is the world’s first bouncing ball camera.
  • Behold the new world of DRM media.
  • A toilet Monster on Amazon is just asking for joke reviews.
  • Truth can seem stranger than fiction, unless you understand the true power of the RDF.
  • BBC News presents 100 things they did not know last year.
  • Yes.
  • A club in San Francisco has a photobooth retrofitted to post photos to flickr.
  • While my plane was delayed 4 hours last week, I kept my sanity by looking at neat stuff on the free wireless internet in the airport. Why won’t ATL follow suit? And why no birthday parties?
  • Movie blurbs selectively quoted. Go team Internet!
  • “In San Francisco, there’s an easy way to tell your sex partners you have an STD. Send them a free inSPOT e-card, ANONYMOUSLY” Yeah, that’s not going to be abused.
  • Is it Photojournalism, civic activism, all in good fun, or just being a jacktard with a camera?
  • Random wiretaps can even affect the ex-wives of super heros.

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Now I feel worse for all the puerile jokes we made as kids

A good story of how a local Georgia business success followed a quality over quantity strategy.

The Man Who Said No to Wal-Mart:

Wier traveled to Bentonville with a firm grasp of the values of Snapper, the dynamics of the lawn-mower business, the needs of the dealers, the needs of the Snapper customer, and the needs of the Wal-Mart customer. He was not dazzled by the tens of millions of dollars’ worth of lawn mowers Wal-Mart was already selling for Snapper; he was not deluded about his ability to beat Wal-Mart at its own game, to somehow resist the price pressure. He was not imagining that he could take the sales now and figure out the profits later.

Jim Wier believed that Snapper’s health–indeed, its very long-term survival–required that it not do business with Wal-Mart.

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Make it torture time

A number of American actors will go be total shills for products on Japanese TV under the assumption that the American audience will not see the spot and their reputation will remain mostly intact while they make a quick buck. (if you saw last years most over-hyped movie lost in translation, you know the drill)

Now we have one of these from Jack Bauer. No, not Kiefer Sutherland, actually AS JACK BAUER. These things are nearly as awesome as the new season.

Commercial the first, the middle, and the best for last

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Quoth the raven, thread some more

Truth be known I actually have a completely adequate number of threads. You might even say I am lousy in threads.

Nonetheless, you should vote for these so I may then have them.

Threadless.com Submission - How Giraffes Came To Be

Threadless.com Submission - wildlife wrestling federation
This second shirt has bonus awesome because it involves a notable event in trademark law.

And yes, I’m like a raven. We both enjoy. . . shiny things.

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Swedish apologies

Computer Borken. Bloggen suftware un der computer. Web furm poesten maker no chukin der spelling. Fuldur of supur link entry links un der computer.

Voilà!

Be a wilne with no jaber fuble tanken duugke frum me.

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Radio. Free. Often European.

Because Technical problems and the siren wail of Guitar Hero is sapping my time, I present one of the lowest effort Artisinal posts ever.

Behold my Podcasts. All are available on iTunes Podcast search, Odeo, etc.
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And now, the Nations of the world, with Wakko Bunker

Using Google searches someone has made a map of the things for which people in the world are best known. There’s a certain intellectually deficient aspect of equating page-rank with accuracy. Swedes are known for making viking longboats, but Norwegians are not? Perhaps they are confusing longboats with long tables. Besides, I have it on good authority that we are, and always have been about, adventure.

Of course there are some that are just plain odd. For insistence, I had no Idea that Ethiopians are known for “Rocksteady Records.” Nor any idea what Rocksteady records are. The entire United Kingdom has “Aristocratic kitchens?” Mongolians haver a “Wicked sense of humor?” Even assuming that Google didn’t get their information from Boston’s South Side and that is meant to be read literally, Mongolians and humor of any kind are not a set in my mind. People don’t usually build a wall to keep out humor. Unless we’re making metaphors for my social life.

Despite calling this the prejudice map. it’s really not about prejudice. It fails to fulfill the pejorative connotation. This is more like it.

Not that I like that sort of thing. I’m known for my openness and humor and my gentility and hospitality.

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Oh, the humanity mostly survived

Damn Interesting » The Hindenburg and Humanity:

Only thirty-seven seconds after the first sign of trouble, the mighty dirigible was a heap of flaming ruins on the ground. Amazingly, sixty-two of the ninety-seven passengers escaped with their lives, including the Hindenburg’s captain. Thirty-five people on the aircraft were killed, as well as one member of the ground crew– or the “mass of humanity” as Herbert Morrison had described them before the accident, hence his famous cry of distress.

Other interesting facts abound.

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I would SO buy Star Wars: Adhesive Death Star

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