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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

In the shadow of the Capitol and the election, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained a huge throng Saturday at a "sanity" rally poking fun at the nation's ill-tempered politics, its fear-mongers and doomsayers.

I attended the rally... there were some pretty entertaining signs and costumes, and apparently over 200,000 people in attendance.


Stewart summed up the event in this way:
This was not a rally to ridicule people... or to suggest times are not difficult and we have nothing to fear. They are and we do. We live now in hard times but these are not End Times
Rally to Restore Sanity!


Check out more of the better signs from the rally on the Huffington Post website

Friday, October 29, 2010

Yogurt drink commercial features pink, cuddly abomination...

Yakult U.S.A. Inc. unveils its new “Love Your Insides.™” campaign for its signature probiotic drink, Yakult, which sells in major retailers primarily on the West Coast. The campaign, which is the brainchild of El Segundo, CA-based Siltanen & Partners Agency (S&P), will introduce consumers to a lovable new brand icon in the form of a cuddly digestive system.

Yakult was created by microbiologist Dr. Minoru Shirota in 1935 in Japan to help people maintain good health. Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. was established in Japan in 1955 and is regarded as the world’s pioneer of probiotics.

If you live on the West Coast, you may be able to sample this stuff for free

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How autistic are you? Take the AQ test.


The Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, is a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults.

Protip: 80% of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher.


Take the Autism Test!


via Wired

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bicycle Airbag/Helmet

The Hövding (“Chieftain” in Swedish) is an airbag for your head. The air-helmet was designed by Swedes Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin as a college project.
 

Mounted in a big, Euro-style, fancy-looking collar, the unit contains the inflatable bag, helium, and sensors including gyroscopes and accelerometers. When the sensors anticipate an unusual, possibly dangerous shift in movement... the magic happens.

The Hövding


Check out more at the official site

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sony Ericsson Product Testing Institute

Sony Ericsson is promoting the Xperia™ X10 with a series of commercials featuring focus groups putting smart phones through their paces. Building on the “Smart Meets Entertaining” theme, the six advertisements show the Xperia alongside other smart phones, tested by toddlers, seniors, surfers, guidos, models, and glam rockers
 
Guidos

 
The campaign was developed by Dare Digital, New York.

You can also watch the rest of the videos at The Inspiration Room

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

When Christ returns...


When Christ returns, won’t he be scared by modern transit?






Yes, which is why Sony Corp. is looking into developing some sort of hover donkey…


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kensington Runestone Story

Hoax or history? On November 8, 1898, a Swedish immigrant farmer, Olof Ohman, and his ten-year-old son say they found a Scandinavian runestone, dated 1362, wedged in the roots of a tree in rural Minnesota.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

PayBox

Click here: PayBox

Check out Paybox... a new paypal rival that allows you to make $5 per referral... pretty sweet.

Monday, October 04, 2010

More on Net Neutrality

Another pretty interesting infopic on net neutrality. I think everyone has a stake in this...

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Net Neutrality

A pretty important issue, actually. Read this and get motivated...

Back in Business

As most of you know, I haven't worked on the main blog in some time... I'm taking the opportunity to transfer over my stories and other great works to this place... it's just easier.

As I start dredging through the past five years of brilliance, I could use some encouragement. So don't be shy about leaving some comments...

In the mean time, here's a true thing that happened to me:

You know how when you're paying for groceries and you swipe your card, it says something like, "could not read," or "please swipe again"? Well, I swiped my card and it said, "Honk if you f@ck animals."

So I'm like, "What do I do? Do I honk?"