Friday Recap 09/14/2007
Happy Friday, people! It’s late in the day so let’s just get right to the good stuff, shall we? Okay!
I don’t know if you have as much difficulty as I do trying to decide what to have for lunch (yes, Simon, I know, I’m indecisive), but if so, the Wheel of Lunch is your very best friend. You tell it where you live and the colorful spin wheel will tell you what your tummy secretly desires. Huzzah!
What would another search week be without more Facebook buzz? A boring one, that’s what! This week Jeremiah Owyang had the ingenious idea of outing all those who have annoyingly poked him on Facebook, Todd Friesen pointed to the new Facebook theme song that I now can’t get out of my head, and Stanford University officially jumped on the FB bandwagon offering a course in building Facebook applications. Sweet!
It was also a week of learning, as Gary Price let us know that the Oxford English Dictionary added some new words, including cowabunga, ya-yas, and bird-dog. (What in the world is a bird-dog? Actually, never mind, I don’t want to know). On a similar note, Seth Godin went ahead and coined his own acronym – NFYB, which means Not For Your Blog aka Blog This and You Die.
Michael Gray was kind enough to offer Britney Spears some career advice this week. I know, we’re all very educated and above celebrity gossip, it’s just that every time I see that photo of Britney and the umbrella, well, I giggle like a little girl.
Third Eye Dumb posted a collection of finger-sized animals and I squealed the entire way through. I mean, look, tiny baby finger-sized monkeys!
Did you know that some kitties eat melon? Did you know they were capable of actually holding an entire melon slice and gnawing on it like a 6-year-old boy? I didn’t. Now I do.
I’ll be watching where I step thanks to Deputy Dog. It seems there are some crazy big holes in the earth that I never knew about it. Those damn aliens.
Something else to look out for: Giant pigs made of clouds.
According to this sign, if you see a mountain lion you’re supposed to fight back. If by "fight back", they mean "run like a little girl to the nearest mountain lion-free zone", then yes, I totally agree. I know what happens to people who do try and fight back the real way. They get eaten.
Choose your friends wisely, folks. You don’t want to be the guy whose "friend" put the fake marriage proposal on the big screen at Yankee Stadium and got you slapped by your girlfriend. However, if you’re not that guy, the video is totally hilarious and I recommend you all watch it. Twice.
Nathan Weinberg pointed to the Internet People meme that highlights all the ridiculous things that have "hit it big" online in the past few years. The song is kind of annoying but if you tune it out, it’s worth a giggle.
And this just in: Old people hate young people. This must be why Susan and I don’t get alone. Tell your friends.
Things I Learned From Boing Boing This Week
- Sock exchanges are awesome…if you don’t mind wearing other people’s socks. I knew a guy who got leprosy that way.
- Finally, an ice cream dispenser has been created that gives out portion sizes based on the amount of misery detected in your voice. Females everywhere are rejoicing.
- Bugs now come in neon!
- There are aliens in the White House. No, I mean, besides that one we already knew about.
- I really want to fly Virgin America when I got home for the holidays.
- Superman hangers make people feel like super heroes!