Friday Recap: Waiting for the Rain Edition
Merry first Friday of 2008! I’m over here in the BC offices staring out my window and waiting for the rain to start. They say a storm’s a brewin’ but all we’ve got so far are clouds. Let’s hope the rain and thunder and apocalypse comes soon!
First things first, happy birthday to my BFF Tamar who turns an undisclosed age tomorrow. Make sure to send the Schwag Addict some goodies. Better yet, send her two of everything so that she can send the extra one to me! Yeah, that’s a great idea!
I don’t know what happened but it seems as soon as I left the East Coast the temperatures dropped about 30 degrees. And just as a reminder, don’t leave soda cans in a freezing car overnight. They tend to explode. Just ask Joe.
While we’re still on the holidays, here’s a short video illustrating what the holidays are like for those of us with cats. Yes, it really is that sad. I hope that cat is declawed. Did I mention that my Jack Jack snapped all the shelves out of my bathroom vanity while I was out of town? No? Well, he did and it was special.
I hope you all remembered to celebrate Introvert Day on Jan. 2. Finally, all the holiday parties and forced social gatherings are over. We may antisocially sit in our apartments in peace. Huzzah!
Watch this guy juggle. I can’t tell you how long I sat and stared. It’s not every day people juggle out of the box.
Congratulations to Seth Godin for becoming an action figure this week. Dude! How do I get a The Lisa action figure made? C’mon, you know you’d buy one. Susan would probably try to use it as a voodoo doll. [You can’t prove anything. –Susan]
Having recently flown from New York to Los Angeles surrounded by odd and unwanted people, I find Barry’s solution to an annoying airline passenger completely hysterical. If only flights had WiFi.
Speaking of traveling, Vanessa Fox discovered that lithium batteries are now forbidden by the TSA. Um, seriously? Because I carried two of them through security 3 days ago.
Tood Mintz is making a "blog bet" that the New England Patriots won’t win the Super Bowl. I’d take his challenge except then I’d feel bad when he lost and I forced him to write an embarrassing entry about himself. Dude, never bet against a Boston sports team. They always surprise you.
Neatorama shared the story of 18 unlucky people who got stuck on a rollercoaster for 30 minutes. It didn’t sound like such a sad tale until you learned one important fact-they were stuck upside down. On a rollercoaster. For 30 minutes. Yikes.
Finally, a bed specifically made for people who want to cuddle to ensure that no one’s limbs go numb and your lady friend doesn’t wake up with a stiff neck. I wonder if you could also stuff the person you’re sleeping with inside that bed as to not anger your significant other who just came home unexpectedly. Something to think about. [I like xkcd’s solution. –Susan]
Hobo’s Shaun Anderson compiled a list of top bloggers first attempts at blogging. Notice how even Tamar’s first post had a comment from Aaron Wall. Was she ever not famous? I didn’t think so.
The Evil Eye Baby is the funniest video I’ve seen this year. Here’s hoping he doesn’t choke on one of those drumstick peanuts.
The second funniest video of 2008: The deer playing in the swing set. Hee.
Geek Culture did a fine job illustrating the concept of most social networks. This explains why Susan and I are both Facebook and Twitter friends.
An 11-year-old boy used The Force by beating the 30-year-old who attacked his mother with a toy lightsaber. The battle was apparently so impressive that the young boy has been promoted to Padawan Learner.
Things I Learned From BoingBoing This Week:
- If I was to ever buy Susan a present that wasn’t intended to hurt/insult/annoy her, it would be this sky hat.
- It’s raining iguanas in Miami. Can it even do that?
- The wavy cabinet will make your visitors think they’re still drunk from New Years.
- The thermochromic toilet seat changes color to tell you whether or not the seat is still warm from a previous user. Um, ew. Thanks.
- Would you eat pancakes that came out of a pressurized can? I’d try it once, I suppose.
- Dude, it’s a man with a tail! And he can wag it.
- Just a friendly warning: The 10-year-old wolf boy is on the loose and is apparently dangerous. I don’t know. He doesn’t look so scary to me. Just a tad albino.