Today's Mighty Oak

And I’m back, sorry for the time lapse between posts, work keeps me busy.  But in the meantime, I hope you enjoy:

If I had an iPad, I would download this app, it arranges your music like space!

Nerve has a great list of what the internet does best: summing up the killing of Osama bin Laden in gif format.  Check it out.  Also cool, his death made the NYT stop the presses.  That never happens, contrary to popular belief!

My friend Steve’s girlfriend, Mallory (who I did not know had a blog, but now I’m going to subscribe to it), has a fantastic post entitled “The Death of One.”  It’s worth a read, please check it out.

Apparently this is a urinal in Germany, specially coated with a thermochromatic paint.  The weirdest thing I think is the person taking the photo of two men peeing:

Go Nintendo has an awesome article up about the new Zelda game, Skyward Sword.  Watch the video, and then listen to the music, which has been extracted and then played backwards.  Absolutely amazing!

The streets of Paris are having their potholes filled in with yarn!  How awesome:

That’s it for now, but I’ll be back soon with more!

Here’s some more items that I’ve had around for a while but have not have a chance to pass them on, enjoy!

We’ll start off with Disney Characters…as zombies!  Some of the costumes are pretty good, others not so much, but still fun.

What if Lost had an opening credit sequence…like Dollhouse:

Last year, PETA was trying to have Phil freed.  Here’s the quote, that is completely true:

Phil is “being treated better than the average child in Pennsylvania” and lives in a climate-controlled environment.

Would you rather an iPad or a stone:

I vote for multi task…

Speaking of the iPad, do you remember that it was unveiled the same day as the State of the Union address?  Well, here’s the results if you were to just mash the two together:

It’s old, and already been a problem, but Murray Hill Inc ran for Congress.  Check out their press release and TV commercial.

Feeling sick and don’t want to go to work?  Make sure to follow Kim’s advice:

Okay, I’ll be back with another post, but I need to restart my computer, so I have to cut this one short so Windows Updater will stop having a conniption.

Hey everybody, couple big updates on the way, starting with this one.  I’m going through a whole bunch of stuff, so some will be a bit old, but all still really cool!  Hope you enjoy!

Did you know that you can use bacon to track the economy?  Yeah, we might use bacon for too much at this point.

Are you concerned about genetically modified food?  You shouldn’t be, we have blenders that will hep us test them!  Slate explains.

Oh my god.  Double windmill.  What does it mean?

Sorry, had to be posted.

Want to make your own laundry detergent really cheap?  Here’s a recipe.  I’ve heard good things about this, but have yet to try it.

I’ve always says that the internet can (and usually is) a force for good.  And 4chan proves me right once again:

This is old news, but good nonetheless, now it’s legal to “jailbreak” your phone.  You know, the one that you own!

Once tablets get more and more popular, we’ll see this more often, which I’m sure would make it easier to keep menus updated, as well as save a lot of paper:

Need a primer on the whole Glen Beck is trying to swindle his viewers out of money out of greed and stupidity?  Check it out here.

Pittsburgh City Paper has a cool list of historic dates at the Civic Arena.  Check it out here.  And follow it up by a collection of stories from the Igloo, all very touching.  And they round out the hat trick with another nice piece, this one the history of the building from the start.

I have not watched all of this yet, but it’s the history of the Soviet Union, as told through Tetris:

I think I might have posted about this before, but I would change the title to “Going to Church: You’re doin’ it right

I haven’t talked much about the mosque controversy in NYC, but I’ll chime in with these comments.  That is all.

Want to get away?  Teleport somewhere using Google Maps!  Pretty cool!

Check these out, there are ten total, and I like this one a lot:

You want to see Star Wars as a silent movie?  Okay, here you go:

Uploaded by LesSingesHurlants. – Arts and animation videos.

Anne Rice isn’t a Christian anymore!  I guess I would care if I ever read any of her stuff.  But her reasoning is sound I suppose, but I would always say find a church that fits you.  They’re out there.

I finally got the tote bag I was waiting for (I saw them, but they weren’t for sale yet), and it is a Leave No Trace bag (how fitting).  Here’s a fun mockumentary about why plastic bags aren’t exactly great for us:

This police log is pretty awesome:

Overdressed for the occasion, a man who not only lacked the mandatory skanky hoodie but was all spiffed up in a white dress shirt and slacks made an extremely literal beer run at an Alliance Road stop ’n’ rob. That is, he snabbed an 18-pack of The King of Bland Beers and scurried out the door.

But then we find that sometimes they are written as limericks!

A car parked ’twixt striping of blue
Had nothing whatever to do
With handicapped access
Cops thought what it lacks is
A ticket, and also a clue.

That’s it for now, but I’ll try to be back later in the week with some more.  Have a great one!

Couple more things for you today:

OkCupid! has a great article about staying in shape, beginning with their first suggestion, proper attitude:

Any physical improvement program is at least fifty percent mental. That’s why the undead and children under 2 are often so out-of-shape. Above all, you must have a positive self-image. Here’s mine:

Notice that my girlfriend is really hot, she never wears a bra, and I’m very, very close to the moon. In fact, my life will be perfect as soon as Devil-ra and her ghoulish minions taste cold steel. The power of a positive mental attitude knows no bounds.

However, it’s essential to be realistic about your expectations. Notice that every muscle in my mental picture is anatomically accurate and that the folds in the leather of my battle-boots are very true-to-life. If I actually were a barbarian, I would look exactly like this. You wish you were this honest with yourself.

I wish I could be that close to the moon!

The New York Times takes a look at online coupons.  I was actually thinking about coupons this morning in the shower (I don’t know how I did that either), but I would think that retailers would be moving to coupons via app, like on iPhones, Androids and the like.  It would save paper, and I’m sure cash registers can track data without the paper back up of printable coupons.  With the new square barcodes, they could hold such an insane amount of information, I think the only probably we’d be looking at is if scanners could read them off the screens.  Anyway, the article looks at information contained in barcodes that have been printed at home.

Here’s yet another article about the iPad and its restrictions, the reason I won’t be getting one.  And as I’ve said before, they aren’t the only company to do this, just the biggest at the moment, which is why I’m looking at a Droid for the next phone I get (well that and some other reasons):

Apple is still insisting on locking the device down as though it were an iPhone: No third-party apps can run on it unless they’re approved by Apple. Apple wants to play gatekeeper so it can establish itself as toll-taker

That’s it for now, have a great one!

Hello everybody!  Shorter update today I think, but let’s see what I can find for you.

For anyone who has seen The Onion movie, this next sentence will make sense.  Cockpuncher is being sued for keeping sex slaves!  In related news, Steven Segal is being sued for having sex slaves.

I’ve always wondered how many people have lived on Earth, in total, since you know, we started.  Someone finally figured it out!  Over 106 Billion.  That’s a lot!

A fun clip from the Daily Show, my favorite part, “It turns out the people in the White house are not secret Muslims, they’re nerds!”

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
A Farewell to Arms
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

My dad sent me this link to an awesome article about a dog who is a Verger!  Check it out.

A typographer take aim at the iPad here.

Inspired by a case in Florida in 2007 (I think), Obama extended the right to same-sex couples to be at the side of their partner in hospitals.  This also extends the benefit to friends, such as in cases where there is no family left.  Very classy, but a shame it took this long for it to happen.

And one more Daily Show clip, this one is pretty good, I love the yelling:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Open Carrier Discrimination
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

I posted the Spiderman version a little bit ago, now, what if Wes Anderson directed the Lord of the Rings?  Spiderman seemed more like The Royal Tennenbaums, this one seems more like The Darjeeling Limited:

This is probably the best thought out computer virus I’ve ever heard of.  It steals your temporary files and web browsing history (presumably also including passwords to things like banking sites and e-mail) and publishes them online, charging you about $20 to remove them.  Awesome.  Now I’m just waiting for karma to strike me.

Listen, this next video is strange, and probably crosses the line.  Why am I posting it?  Because it’s an interesting take on TV ads, as well as a neat execution.  It’s from a campaign in The Netherlands to promote South Park.  That really should tell you all you need to know.  The first scene is the worst, but the fact that they get in killing Kenny should be commended.  Anyway, you’ve been warned, you probably shouldn’t watch it:

And that’s it for now, have a great one everybody!

Alright everyone, I have a lot of stuff to post again, so bear with me.

First off, Dollhouse went off the air two weeks ago, I’m still sad about it, but I highly suggest you watch it on DVD (skip the first few episodes of Season 1 and start with “Man on the Street”), in case you’re wondering here’s what you missed (spoilers, obviously):

Priya’s painting from season one was auctioned off for over $6,000, all going to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.  And io9 recaps why we’ll miss Dollhouse, and it’s an excellent read.

But luckily, Lost is back.  Here’s what you missed the first five seasons:

And here are Newsweek staffers who have never seen Lost trying to explain what’s going on:

A new series of books is going to be published via Geocaching.  I saw an updated interview with the author, and he’s trying to spread them all over the globe, pretty cool, but kind of impractical.  Also, I don’t seem very interested in the books themselves.  Oh well.

Thankfully, PG+ has more than 35 members.  And by the way, it’s awesome!  I’ll be writing about it over at Metblogs pretty soon I hope.

Thanks Supreme Court:

I’m not sold on the iPad, if it was open to more than just the app store, I think I would get one, but right now, I don’t think it’s worth it.  Check out Slog’s coverage of it, icnluding this gem of a sentence:

UPDATE: Post edited and cleaned up, because I was drunk.

Pensblog has an awesome guide to hockey fans.  Check it out here.  And the game is still going on tonight but the doors open early at 6 p.m.

One of the guys I work with is the Mayor of North Irwin!  I call him Mr. Mayor now.  Apparently the city council just fights a lot, so I want to get a group from work to show up with posters and bells like at a little league game or something.  I think it would be fun.  Also, as I like to mention, he won by 23 votes: mandate of the people!

Berger and Green made it to BoingBoing!  Oh boy!  Explosion!

Betty Bowers, America’s best Christian is back, this time, she’s cooking:

Ever wonder what the 57 Heinz varieties are/were?  Check them out here.

A Dr. Pepper flash mob took over the NYSE, they were not too amused.

Words.  Can’t.  Comprehend.  Ewwww?

I can’t embed it, but here’s the link to Pink’s awesome performance at the Grammy’s.  It reminds me of her performance in Australia, pretty awesome.

Jesus gets a make over:

JESUS2000 from jesus 2000 on Vimeo.


NPR has a great article about the passage of time, and how we perceive it as we age.  Check it out.

Rob Tisinai is back, his videos are articulate, well researched, and just all around amazing:

The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell hearings continue on.  Want to see McCain absolutely owned?  Check out this link.  Not that he’ll change his stance, but it’s great to see nonetheless.  Here’s more reactions to the hearings.

This is pretty awesome, and I think Pat would really dig it:

I commented earlier about the first legal male prostitute, and how he, ahem, compared himself to Rosa Parks.  Yeah, he’s not bright at all.  Well, the New York Post partook in his services (not all of them), check it out, but be ready to laugh a lot, and barf.

And if that didn’t enrage you enough, check out these three links about the “relief work” Scientologists are doing in Haiti.  Disgusting.  Because Haiti doesn’t need food or water, no, they need machines to con them into thinking they have dead alien spirits inside them.  If you’re still looking for something to do to help, look no further than Savage Love, Facebook, and an awesome idea.

Are you going to be appearing on The Daily Show?  Read these tips first!

I talked about it over at Metblogs, but The Big Money also covers the redesign of the Heinz ketchup packet.

Have you been to SellecWaterfallSandwich?  It’s exactly what you think it is.

I like the ads, especially the first one, a lot.  However, I do have to agree, I won’t be taking marriage advise from Utah thankyouverymuch.  Also, the comments are a great read!

Want to commemorate the recent snow, get the t-shirt (I also suggest the map of Pittsburgh shirt):

That’s all I have for now, I have more, but I need to take a break, this has been a long post, but I’m almost all caught up!  Catch everyone in a little bit!

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