Friday Recap: Get Grounded Edition
If you’re following my Twitter feed (and for that, I’m sorry), you may be aware that we had a slight crisis here this morning. Well, I just wanted to let you know that it has been handled. Eventually Susan and I were able to find someone to procure us with some donuts and things were okay again. It was pretty rough for a moment there, though. Susan was beside herself. Here, I shot a video of her. Scary. [That is the second time you've used that cat to make a joke about me. Get new material, Barone. --Susan] Yes, but it’s the first time I’ve used it on the blog. The last time it was on Twitter!
First off, some search engine optimization humor courtesy of Richard Ball. Head over to Richard’s site and check out the sweet Meta tags Burger King is touting for their Whopper Freakout campaign. Hot.
GSINC is running a fun charity contest. You vote for the five people you think were the most influential in search this year and the winner receives $500 to donate to the charity of their choosing. Finally, a vanity contest where everyone wins! Go vote and help spread the love.
I’m not sure why this sent me into giggles, but Dave Rohrer felt the need to rant this week about grounding children and how today’s youth will someday regret the mischievous photos and videos they’re uploading onto the Internet. Wow. I never realize how old and cranky Dave was.
Here’s some important information for the SEO men and Rae Hoffman to enjoy: A list of where you can go to watch NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL games online.
Singing and dancing dimpled 7-year-olds are supposed to be cute, right? So then why is little Anthony terrifying? [Make him stop winking at me! --Susan]
As if surgery wasn’t scary enough, the Consumerist tell us that 1,500 patients have surgical objects accidentally left inside them every year. Fifteen hundred!
Nathan Weinberg opened up his feed reader and found my biggest nightmare. Luckily, it was only a glitch. Otherwise, OMG, feed overload!
I know Matt McGee thinks user-generated content is the best thing since sliced bread for small businesses, but what happens when you allow users to submit reviews and they use that area to write love sonnets about the Bic pen?
Airport security told a nice German man that he couldn’t bring his liter of vodka on the plane with him. What did he do? Oh yeah, he drank it. All of it. He was then rushed to the hospital for alcohol poisoning. Dude, just get a drink on the plane!
Priced at just $40, can you afford NOT to have the Pedal Exerciser under your desk? I don’t think so. Also, that reminds me: People, please take the time to double check your URLs to make sure you’re not misspelling important keywords. What’s a “pedla”?
In what is probably Wikipedia’s greatest accomplishment ever, a 16-year-old boy used the site to pass through enough security checkpoints to almost get him a personal meeting with President Bush. Unfortunately for him he ended up meeting with the local police instead. You win some, you lose some.
In case you were wondering, it is possible to have too many cats. They’re like giant cockroaches. Oh, and some people have really sick senses of humor. Sounds like something Susan would do. Poor, Tom.
To continue our cat theme, here are some signs you’re having a bad day.
Some lessons learned from watching Judge Judy. I wish I knew about that co-signing a lease thing last year. I’d be a few thousand dollars richer right now!
Things I Learned From Boing Boing This Week:
- Cops are helping thieves locate cars filled with holiday goodies for easier stealing. What? That’s totally what they’re doing.
- W00t is officially a word. [W00t! --Susan]
- A vibrating bracelet that alerts me of an incoming phone call? Now that’s jewelry I’d actually wear.
- And I thought my little brother had big ears.
- Crème-filled bananas? Why even bother with the banana? Just stuff your face into a vat of marshmallow already.
- The Atlantis space shuttle was attacked by a giant spider. Do not want!
Big Announcement: Matt, are you listening? Due to popular demand, next week’s end of the year Friday Recap will include photos of my Jack Jack and my Swat. It’s taken two years to finally break down Susan, but we’ve done it! Huzzah! [I said one photo, that's it. --Susan] No way! You said I could display both cats. You never said they had to share a photo.