Friday Recap: Killer iPhone Edition
Hey all, Happy Friday. And Happy Birthday to Susan! She’s 62 today. I got her a pony. Huzzah! [I'm going to let you get away with this only because maybe now Adam will know who I am. --Susan] - Team Adam!
I’ve decided that if I can’t have my boxer puppy (damn cats) then it is a lion that I want. Who knew they were so affectionate and sentimental. Cutest lion ever.
This is fun. Insert your Starbucks drink of choice and The Oracle of Starbucks will tell you about your personality. But be careful, the Oracle is kind of mean. It told me I’m a clueless stripper who likes wine coolers. That’s a lie. I hate wine coolers. [It told me that my friends are trying to kill me. This is actually true. --Susan]
Katrina B., the winner of Search Engine People’s SEO Lyric Contest, submitted a video rendition of her song “I’ll Optimize” (sung to the tune of “I’ll Survive”) for our viewing pleasure. All you need to know is that there are tight black dresses, pink boas, and lots and lots of shimmying. In other words, it’s hilarious.
I have a new hero. She’s from Maryland and was recently found (and arrested) covered in chocolate and crying hysterically atop a chocolate/fudge-stained couch. I’m telling you, this is going to be me in five years. Did I mentioned she also stole the fudge? Cause she did.
For more giggles, check out the SEO cartoons designed by the folks at 1st On The List Promotions. I’m partial to the SEO Costs How Much cartoon, myself.
Barry Schwartz blogged that he is anti-umbrellas and raincoats. That’s nice for him. What concerned me is that when I read it my first response was, “what’s a raincoat?” I have been living in Southern California for far too long.
Phil Lenssen shows us that YouTube sucks at life, Microsoft has better things, Digg needs more cowbell, and that some people don’t like Google’s [Danny] Sullivan. I bet you it was that Nigerian fellow.
Some guy was almost killed by his iPhone. No, seriously. He tells the story of how it wiggled its way off his treadmill stand and then viciously attacked him. I can’t lie; there were tears streaming down my face.
Have you been introduced to Minesweeper: The Movie yet? It’s nine shades of awesome.
A 12-year-old offered up a review of the One Laptop Per Child initiative and impressed everyone with his/her (?) sophisticated writing style. As one commenter noted, “most adults don’t write [that] good“. Heh. I’m telling you, sometimes these things just write themselves.
The Today Show provided us with a valuable lesson this week. It turns out that 5 second rule isn’t as God-approved as we thought, so stop eating things off the floor. Or at least blow on them first. [Now will you listen to me about those M&Ms? --Susan] M&Ms don’t count. They have a hard shell, they’re protected.
A nice visual of how you can tell if it’s time to get a girlfriend. Put down the Legos, my friend. You know how else you know it’s time to get a girlfriend? When you voluntarily undergo thumb surgery to make your thumb thinner and more iPhone friendly. Dude? For serious?
If you have a girlfriend and you’re cheating on her, don’t use 1-800-Flowers to surprise your mistress. Even if you think it won’t get back to your girlfriend, it will. You’re much better off to just buying flowers from the grocery store. And don’t give me that who-buys-flowers-from-the-grocery story line. You’re cheating on your girlfriend; let’s not pretend you have standards.
Going back to the Lego thing for a moment (Did I really just type that?), a giant Lego man washed up on a Dutch beach. How do you lose an 8-foot tall Lego man?
The Consumerist warns that French fries from Burger King and Wendy’s still contain too much trans fat. You know what that means – they’re still delicious!
Search Engine Strategies San Jose is coming up shortly (!), so here’s a fun little project to help you make use of all those meaningless business cards you’re going to acquire. Enjoy!
Things I Learned From BoingBoing This Week
- Root beer cupcakes look delicious but, very, very sticky.
- Nothing kills your motorcycle-riding street cred like a crocheted biker jacket. Dude, you may as well get a Volvo. Or a Nissan.
- Nissan is taking this whole breathalyzer car thing very seriously.
- One day we will be eaten by millions of plastic bags. Reportedly, they are angry over repeatedly being used to empty out cat boxes.
- Note to self: When flying from Burbank to LaGuardia, make sure the guy sitting next to me isn’t sporting a marmoset. Check.
- Bad Cop, No Doughnut has been replaced by Bad Cop Loves Hello Kitty.