Archive for May, 2007
Couldn’t help laughing at this child playing piano!!
And this is another sweet kid, playing piano for real.
Source: link to YouTube
Shopping bags are the most useful everyday accessory. Advertisers have used it in different ways to make it attractive. Some of the most creative miniature traveling billboards are presented here for your entertainment. Click on the image to view bigger photos. Apart from bags some other interesting and creative advertisements are presented in next page. The pictures were collected from various internet sources and I have included link to the source wherever I could find one.
This YouTube release titled “Web 2.0″ in just under 5 minutes by Dr. Wesch, an anthropology professor at Kansas State University might look like a technical document but it is nice on how it is being presented. It is a beautifully produced history and explanation of the Internet and the implications for the future which can be considered both a piece of art and a scientific paper.
If your creative bugs are trying to get out in similar ways, information on how Dr. Wesch prepared this video might be of interest:
The video was created by me (Michael Wesch), working alone from my house in St. George, Kansas. I used CamStudio for the screen captures and Sony Vegas for the panning/cropping/zooming animations…
Passwords… yea they are headache for most of us to remember. And worst of all, these days you have to have tons of them – for almost every websites. I got a video from this lady (Natalie) explaining how you get jumbled with passwords.
Here is her YouTube page. If you have some time to spare, you can see/listen some more of her interesting talks!
This might be what Natalie was talking about: A news video from CNETTV.
Some blogger’s reaction in next page.
1. You’re not offended by the term “HOMO MILK”.
2. You understand the phrase “Could you pass me a serviette, I just dropped my poutine, on the chesterfield.”
3. You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars.
4. You drink Pop, not Soda.
5. You know that a Mickey and 24′s mean, “party at the camp, eh!!!”
6. You don’t care about the fuss with Cuba. It’s a cheap place to go for
your holidays, with good cigars .
7. You know that a pike is a type of fish, not part of a highway.
8. You drive on a highway, not a freeway.
9. You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.
10. You know that Casey and Finnegan were not part of a Celtic musical
11. You get excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.
12. You brag to Americans that; Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion & Mike Myers are Canadians. … also , Alex Trebec, David Foley, Matthew Perry etc.etc.
13. You know that the C.E.O. of American Airlines is a Canadian!
14. You know what a toque is.
15. You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
16. You know that the last letter of the English alphabet is always
17. Your local newspaper covers the national news on 2 pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey.
18. You know that the four seasons mean: almost winter, winter, still
winter, and road work.
19. You know that when it’s 25 degrees outside, it’s a warm day.
20. You understand the Labatt Blue commercials.
21. You know how to pronounce and spell “Saskatchewan”.
22. You perk up when you hear the theme song from ‘Hockey Night in Canada’.
23. You are in grade 12, not the 12th grade.
24. “Eh?” is a very important part of your vocabulary, and is more polite
25. You actually understand these jokes, and forward them to all of your
Canadian friends! Then you send them to your American friends just to
I copied and pasted the above contents (to be frank) from this funny site by Bert. There are much more funny pictures, video and things you will appreciate. I loved the A Single Sheet of Paper too. There are other thing I am yet to explore.
Bear Grylls climbed Mount Everest at the age of 23 in 1998 and became the youngest British climber to scale it. That was a British record. He was not satisfied by the record and he was lured by the highest peak to fly higher and create a new world record!
To the news reporter covering flying over the top of the world Grylls said: “The propeller, oxygen bottle and all the other equipment strapped to my back weighed more than 120kg (264lbs). It took me three attempts to get off the ground but when I was finally in the air, I noticed the crowd of people sitting on the ridge clapping and cheering,” .
“On 14 May 2007, Grylls and his fellow pilot and inventor of the parajet engine, Giles Cardozo, took off from the small Himalayan village of Pheriche, which lies at an altitude of 4,400m (14,435ft) about 20 miles (32km) south of Mount Everest in eastern Nepal,” the news report said.
I don’t like talking about politics. That doesn’t fall in any of my interest but still I enjoy reading news. Well, this post is not really a political writing it is rather about internet and its freedom.
I was always told that US is the most democratic country in the world and they enjoy the ultimate freedom. Today there was a news about US Military Blocking Web site Access to its soldiers with funny reasons to back up the ban.
Commander Jeffrey Gordon, spokesman for the Department of Defense, pointed out that the regulation is intended primarily to prevent military Internet connections from being clogged with uploads or downloads of data-rich files such as video clips. The ban is also meant to guard against infiltration by malicious or spying software hidden in files created by hackers.
Gordon says that the bottom line is bandwidth, which is the most important consideration. They have to make sure the network is reliable. Restrictions were imposed on MySpace, YouTube, and other Web sites after a usage study showed they were the most visited by soldiers.
Hey, US doesn’t have sufficient bandwidth for its military! What about other countries?
Banned websites include video-sharing sites – YouTube, Metacafe, iFilm, StupidVideos, and FileCabi; social networking sites – MySpace, BlackPlanet, and Hi5; music sites – Pandora, MTV, 1.fm, and Live365; and the photo-sharing site, Photobucket. We have to be aware of the malicious or spying software hidden in files too!
The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs is a satirical blog by an anonymous writer channeling Apple’s chief executive. If you are in ayway (even remotly) interested in Apple product like iPod, Mac computer or looking to get an iPhone you will surely love to read the posts and get a good laugh.
The Secret Diary that started last year with daily stream of unfiltered satirical entries lets techies revel in their never-ending fascination of their own industry, and be entertained at the same time. The guarded identity of the blogger has fueled the guessing game in the industry. Some tech journalists and former Apple marketing staffers are popular choices in the guessing games.
It was a harsh winter and I am fed-up with the snow and cold. It feels great to go out in shorts and t-shirts and take a gulp of watermelon on the way.
Inspired by the taste and freshness of I thought of writing about watermelon. But I didn’t have anything special to write about. I searched internet and found some cool watermelon arts. Lets see how people turn it to a form of art.
First article that caught my eyes was the picture of square watermelon in crazy aunt purl’s site. At first I thought it was a photoshoped picture but when I read the article it really is amazing how people can grow square watermelon.
Then comes the art. It is incredible how people can transform it to shapes of flowers, people and other things that do not constitute a watermelon.
Loved this grumpy old man!
Some Chinese artists have made various forms in watermelon.There are whole lot of shapes and figures in watermelon cover in this site.
Last week when I was walking around I took some pictures. I want to share them with you.
The first picture is from a bench ad in a bus stop. The bolt was placed such that it goes through its head.
Talking about ads, I found another unique ad in a cycle stand. I was walking by and saw a different kind of bike attached to cycle stand: with square tires. It was locked all right but it was not a bike to ride around in the summer. It was an ad of an website. You have to figure-out the website yourself. It sure is nice way to advertise as long as the parking space people don’t take it away.
The next photo I took was of a small branch from the bush near my house. One tiny branch has sprouted out to welcome the spring. I liked the this combination:
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