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September 7, 2007

Friday Recap: Chocolate River Edition

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Tamar says, now that Labor Day has passed and I’m sitting here writing the first Friday Recap of September, that summer is officially over. I’ll admit, that made me sad. For about two seconds. Then I remembered I live in Southern California where summer exists year round. Huzzah, suckers!

Big announcement over here at Bruce Clay, and no, I don’t mean that one. Today is unofficially We Heart Susan Esparza day. Why? Because she was kind enough to whip up a batch of her awesome sugar cookies and bring them into work for everyone to enjoy. Finally, a reason for her annoying existence. Enjoy your day, Susan. Tomorrow I go back to openly hating you.

If you have a few minutes to spare, I recommend you taking a look at Ralph Wilson’s video interview with Mike Grehan. In it, Mike talks about universal search and where search is going next. Better yet, he does it all in a British accent. Huzzah for The Grehan!

Something really weird happened this week: SEOs became funny. I know, it’s hard to believe but it is true! Matt McGee had us laughing with the Top 21 Signs You Need a Break from SEO, Rebecca Kelley (finally) finished her SES San Jose Comic Strip, SEO Theory took a few shots at your favorite SEO faces, Philipp Lenssen discovered that Marissa Mayer almost killed AdSense, and Digital Heretix crafted a few posters to help explain search engine optimization to newbies.

As a result of all the giggles that were had this week, I’m in a pretty fine mood today (see aforementioned sugar cookies), but in case you’re suffering from a case of the grumps, here’s a heartwarming video to help turn things around. The little baby hand kills me. As did the bunny jumping up the hill.

Just as it has happened a million times in my dreams, thirteen tons of chocolate melted to create a chocolate river that flooded the streets of Germany. Mmm, a chocolate river! We’re happy to reported that no Oompa Loompas were reported injured. [Which is a much better outcome than the 1919 Molasses Flood –Susan]

A super scientific study has found that men are attracted to “hot” women. I know, shocking. Look out for next week’s study that will discover that Krispy Kreme doughnuts may be linked to obesity.

Speaking of delicious flavor, the Consumerist reports that Krispy Kreme is in serious trouble and will be declaring bankruptcy on 15 of its Chicago-area stores. Sad. Those damn Chicagoans clearly don’t eat enough doughnuts.

If you like being “healthy” and “fit” like the Chicagoans, here are some easy ways to lose 50 pounds a year, ways to lose weight at work (like by perhaps not eating a gazillion of Susan’s sugar cookies), and a list of the best snack bars to munch on. I know, I’m awesome. You can name your six pack after me. [That’s sort of creepy, Lisa. –Susan]

Happy Birthday to the cute little two-headed tortoise who turned 10 this week. That’s five years for the first head and five years for the second.

If you find yourself watching the clock today, try your hand at the SMS Crossword puzzle and make the time go by a bit faster. And if you’re really bored, there’s always the butt quiz that tests your ability to pick out the backside of famous people. C’mon, you know you’re curious.

If you have a second, you may also want to drop Barry Schwartz a note or an email to say hello. He’s so lonely he’s been sending himself letters. Poor guy.

This guy ate live octopus and then dumbly compared it to eating a gummi bear. I’m so not kidding. I hope that octopus climbs back up this throat and smacks him.

More proof that clowns eat babies. Even more scary? I think I wore that same outfit the year I was a clown for Halloween. I have the pictures to prove it. announced they’ll be offering a $10,000 blogging scholarship to “one exceptional student blogger”. And just as I am thinking about grad school! Kidding. Sort of. The scholarship winner will be announced during November’s Blogworld & New Media Expo, which I really, really want to go to, coughSUSANcough. [Can I get you a cough drop? –Susan] – No, but you can cover AdTech New York for me so that I can hit Blogworld! Deal? K, you tell Bruce.

Things I Learn From BoingBoing This Week:

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One response to “Friday Recap: Chocolate River Edition”

  1. Matt Webb writes:

    omfg… the clown eating the baby thing… I think that picture is gonna be stuck in my head all night.

    Thanks Lisa. Thanks for ruining my night.

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