Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy National Punctuation Day!

Today is the 7th Annual National Punctuation Day - check out the official site.

The Savage Chickens are celebrating with a new cartoon
(once you're there, scroll down to see their earlier punctuation-related cartoons).

And check out "another" of my "favorite" funny "sites" - The "Blog" of "Uneccessary" Quotation Marks

Friday Fun: Social Network parodies

The Social Network comes out next week. I listened to the audiobook of The Accidental Billionaires (the book the movie is based on), and I have to admit although the book was interesting, I'm not sure how compelling a movie it can be. I fear endless montages of dramatic typing, but I've heard good things so far. I'm sure I'll see the movie, I'm just not sure whether I'll shell out the money for the theater or wait for it on video.

As soon as a full-length trailer came out earlier this summer, parodies started cropping up, recounting the "histories" of other social media companies.

First, the official trailer for The Social Network:

And now, the parodies. Trust me, they're worth sitting through. :)



...and MySpace

VH1 TV Shows | Music Videos | Celebrity Photos | News & Gossip

Are you planning to see The Social Network? Would you rather see any of these other movies instead (or as well)?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A good tip. Make note of it:

Do Not Post Pictures of Strippers on the Hood of Your Cop Car on Facebook: "It's a tale as old as time whenever Facebook was invented. Officials from the Moncks Corner, South Carolina police department won't release the name of their boundary-deficient police officer, but offer that he is an officer no longer." (via Gawker)


There's that saying "To err is human, to really foul things up you need a computer." These days, as long as you have a camera phone, you can even skip the computer.

via TWiL on FriendFeed

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Watch the full moon rise as the sun sets tonight!

According to Gizmodo, we're in for an awesome show at sunset tonight (if it's not too cloudy by then). Our local (Omaha) sunset is at 7:21pm

How to Watch the Super Harvest Moon Twilight Show Today: "Prepare for the Super Harvest Moon! For the first time in two decades, the Sun will sink as the full Moon rises exactly opposite to it on the day the summer ends, creating in a strange 360-degree twilight show." (via Gizmodo)

If you're not in Omaha, and you want to figure out what time the sun will set in your area, you can just go to Google and search "sunset" (without the quotes) and the time of your local sunset will appear above the search results:

History wishes it could really be this rad

see more Historic LOL

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ooooh! Somebody with money go bid for something...anything...for me! :)

Stargate Props Auction – September 25th and 26th: "Ever dreamed of owning your own Stargate or other items from the Stargate SG1 and Atlantis series? Well now is your chance. This upcoming weekend (September 25 – 26) a live auction will be held at the Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, Washington."

Via How-To Geek ETC

Friday, September 17, 2010

Interesting: Why is Facebook blue?

Big companies spend a lot of money to figure out just the right color scheme for their logos and websites, but Mark Zuckerberg's decision for Facebook's color scheme was simple, according to Darius A Monsef IV at COLOURlovers:
I once asked Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook why he chose blue for his site design... "I'm color blind, it's the only color I can see." ...and now 500 Million people around the world stare at a mostly blue website for hours each week.
The rest of the article is pretty interesting, as well. Check it out: The Most Powerful Colors in the World

via Mashable

Monday, September 13, 2010

So, Is Proofreading Impotent?

I've had this marred for quote a wheel, but just got aground to wretching it this weakened:

via Rachelle Gardner's blog.

I love this from the comments: "He who trusts his spellchecker has a fool for a proofreader."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The joy of bubbles

My friend *lizzie shared this video on her blog. It's so calming! Watch in full-screen if you can.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Tech in 2014?

I want one of each of these, especially the mirror!

Phone or tablet? You may not need to decide. Awesome!

Even though I have no idea of the likelihood of Sweden winning the World Cup in 2014, I thought the note at the very end was cute.

via Unplggd