Friday Recap 10/19/2007
Happy Friday, everyone! If you ventured off to SMX Social Media in NYC this week we hope you had a fantabulous time and learned a lot. We hear Danny enjoyed himself immensely.
I need your help. I’m having a difficult time deciding what my favorite video find of the week was. Which was your favorite?
- The cockatoo that rocked out to the Backstreet Boys?
- The little girl reciting her prayers in a way that makes you fear she’ll grow up to be a famous serial killer.
- Harold McCoo and his ladder mishap.
- The 2-year-old Steven Colbert protégé.
I heart Zappos. You know why? Because they’re awesome. You should buy all of your shoes from Zappos. Thanks.
This is what an honest Monopoly board looks like. Only they forgot the card that says your opponent has to pay you money, and then your
little brother opponent flips out and tries to knock over your perfectly placed hotels in a fit of fury. Ah, family game night.
Lifehacker finally answered the age old question of what the hell is the difference between hibernate and standby mode on your computer? My computer and I will both sleep better knowing this information. [Mine will be hibernating while yours sleeps. –Susan]
This is the scariest Microsoft error message ever. That’s probably the only thing they could get me to switch over to a Mac.
Scary Ideas presents The Office Collar, a way to cut out all the distractions that come from working in a cubicle environment.
Free Rice fills your need to feel smart, while also filling the bellies of those less fortunate with rice. Each time you’re able to match related words they donate 10 grains of rice to a hungry person. It’s fun for everyone. Except the dumb people.
Speaking of hungry people, the eatmecrunchy cereal bowl separates your delicious cereal and your yummy milk so that you don’t have soggy breakfast cereal. Sweet, right? Yeah, until you have to try and clean the bowl.
If you prefer to eat your breakfast on the go, Hardees unveiled a 920-calorie breakfast burrito, thus ensuring that you are in a food coma by the time you reach your desk. And that you have a heart attack by age 28. Mmm, clogged arteries.
If death before 30 doesn’t sound appealing to you, Yahoo Food offered up 8 Healthy Halloween Treats That Taste Good. I have to admit, those organic gummi bears and dark chocolate edamame sound might tasty.
I’m not sure why but this left me completely mesmerized this week. It’s rocks balancing on other rocks. And not falling over. You know what they call that? Magic!
In case you’re in the mood to be freaked out, Cracked.com authored up The 5 Creepiest Urban Legends (That Happen to be True). It’s cool; I had no intention of sleeping tonight anyway.
Things I Learned From BoingBoing This Week:
- Halloween carnage is delicious.
- Greatest Headline Ever: Leprechaun Opens Car Door for Pantless Man. Hee!
- How to change the "printer ready" message on your HP printer to anything you want. Say, for example, "I Hate Susan" or "Death to Susan" or "Why Does Susan Still Work Here".
- Clear ice is superior to unclear ice.
- Sometimes pregnant women are oblivious.
- The truffle industry is far more competitive than I gave it credit for.