Tuesday, March 23, 2010

News: It's That Time Again

Today is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's! Run!


Dumbass techno-stuff:
  • If The Godfather had been written in the Internet age, Michael Corleone would have gotten busted while in hiding because he had a compulsion to update his Facebook page, just like this real-life Mafia boss. Dumbass.
  • However, the Dumbass of the Week Award is split between two complete morons who decided they needed to tweet death threats against the President. Um, threatening to kill the PotUS is a Federal offense, and unless you enjoy receiving visits from pissed-off Secret Service agents, I wouldn't recommend it. But then again, taking my sage advice and being a dumbass are antithetical.

  • The title of this book may be Fifty Dangerous Things (you should let your children do), but let's face it, there are probably some lessons in there some adults still need to learn.
  • This woman bought a McDonald's Happy Meal, put it on a shelf behind her computer for a year, and then found that a year later, it shows no signs of decay. Not only that, but even vermin didn't to try to get at it. Um, gross.
  • Boing Boing posted about an artist who dresses her baby up as famous dictators and snaps her picture. Nina Maria Kleivan claims that she wants to remind people that we are born neither good nor evil. I think the underlying reality she is really tapping is that babies are amoral dictators who will take over your lives.
  • Boing Boing also posted some Victorian slang terms, one of which I will now use in a sentence: "I spent 30 minutes on hold with the DMV yesterday listening to the tune the old cow died of." And, you know, Muzak isn't free. My tax dollars pay for that crap which serves no purpose other than to induce physical pain.
  • Artist Diem Chau carved these amazing Chinese zodiac animals from her Crayola crayons. Wow.

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