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November 16, 2007

Friday Recap – Houdini Edition

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Hey kids. It’s Friday Recap time.

First, a quick shout out to let you all know that Bloglines is looking for volunteers to get a better idea of how people use feed readers. They’ve already heard from power users and loud mouthed bloggers, now they want to hear from normal people. So if you’re a normal person (your friends will tell you if you qualify) living in the Bay Area, give them a shout.

Congratulations to Courtney Tuttle for writing the worst blog post in the universe. Some of you may not know this, but that title was previously held by our own Susan Esparza for all the work she did on the blog between 2004 and early 2006. We’re glad to see the crown moving elsewhere. [I hate you. –Susan] Yeah, I know. :(

Oomsa explains why you should always be nice to the people you have power over. Especially if they’re Siberian huskies and you’re just a common spaniel. Susan learned this rule early.

The Consumerist warns us from ever drinking Vitamin Water again. Apparently, in some places, it comes with skin. Or like, part of a finger or perhaps just a slice of the inside of your mouth? I don’t know, I can’t tell. Either way, I like my vitamin water sans human.

The San Francisco Gate printed a retraction this week because they want you all to know that Paris Hilton never made any comments about helping drunken elephants in India. That could be the greatest piece of anchor text ever written.

A brave 5-year-old boy proves that all you need to perform a heroic feat is the right outfit. Girls everywhere feel validated.

If cute and slightly retarded kittens are your thing, here’s a video of what happens when you put a kitten in a laundry basket and then throw a ball around the room. Good times. Still not as impressive as when my Jack Jack opens, closes and locks himself in my bathroom cabinets, however. I should have named him Houdini.

And with all the bad things kids sometimes do to kittens, it’s good to know there are a pair of brothers who will jump down a manhole to rescue a handful when they hear their pathetic cries. And they say chivalry is dead.

If you were wondering what happened to the Dell Dude, well, it seems he’s now a waiter at a New York Mexican restaurant. Guess they don’t have any kind of work transitioning program at the Dell headquarters.

The Morning News gives you 100 ways to say ‘I love you’ in case just uttering those three little worlds is so reprehensible that you’d rather do almost anything else.

You would think that a Super Mario Brothers/Pac-Man hybrid would be pretty cool, right? Yeah? Well, it’s not. Lame, I say.

One really smart (and drunken) woman was hit by a freight train after she was being "silly" and waving at the train trying to get it to stop. Um, yeah.

The best reason not to drive to work on Monday. That is disgusting.

Oh, I forgot to ask. Butt bra? Anyone? Anyone? No? Okay.

The end of the year is quickly approaching. You know what that means, right? No, not Pubcon. It means it’s time to print out your 2008 LOLCalendar. I can has pie?

That concludes this week’s edition of the Friday Recap. I’m heading out of town tomorrow to get an early start on the holidays. From everyone at Bruce Clay, we wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving. Don’t forget to take a break from all that turkey to enjoy the Starbuck’s Christmas cups!

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3 responses to “Friday Recap – Houdini Edition”

  1. Court writes:

    Thanks for the mention Lisa! Writing bad posts actually comes quite naturally for me. ;)

  2. Rebecca Kelley writes:

    Where are the Boing Boing links? :(

  3. Shama Hyder writes:

    Lisa-you are such a phenomenal writer! = )



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