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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Paternity testing in a galaxy far, far away


Disney animated short "Paperman"

I didn't catch this in theaters; I saw it for the first time last night online. Please, Disney, let's see more films done in this style!

Here is the trailer:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pacman combined with physics

If Pacman were redesigned so that it adhered to the laws of physics, it would probably look something like this:

Want to give it a shot? You can download it here.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Plummeting paper profits poses problem for pooping puppies

Image: The Andrew Blog
The mainstream print news media has been in sharp decline as more and more people opt for the electronic delivery of information. Unfortunately, an iPad running the New York Times app doesn't work very well to potty train puppies.

That's the problem animal shelters face in San Francisco. Animal Care and Control has been relying on donations of the San Francisco Chronicle and other newspapers to line the cages of un-housebroken puppies, and paper supplies are dwindling. The San Francisco Public Library has promised to donate old newspapers, but it remains to be seen if this will solve the problem.

It is rather unfortunate that newspapers are becoming more scarce when people actually have a need for them.

Friday, January 25, 2013

J. J. Abrams set to direct next Star Wars movie


If what J. J. Abrams did for the dying Star Trek franchise is any indication, then reports that he will direct the next Star Wars film is great news.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New iPhone app from They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants introduces a new app for your iPhone.

It's They Might Be Giants official and totally free song app. Like TMBGs original Dial-A-Song, the app has a different song every day. The app holds five of the freshest posted tracks at all times, and all are directly linked to iTunes. It also connects you directly to TMBGs social media and free MP3 club. From Don't Let's Start to Nanobots, the app even includes brand new tracks, GRAMMY-winning kids music and TMBGs beloved television themes.
Download it today!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The U.S. debt ceiling represented with $100 bills

The current U.S. debt is $16.394 and growing. Don't think it's a big deal? The U.S. GDP is $15.09 trillion. Do the math.

Unfortunately, words like "trillion" have little or no meaning to mere mortals. That's where infographics come in. Here, the national debt is represented with stacks of $100 bills:


If you think that's scary, click here and scroll down to see what $122.1 trillion in unfunded government liabilities looks like.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

School locked down for hours due to Nerf gun threat

In the aftermath of any tragic shooting, you can expect to see stories like this:

Yet another reason I'm glad we educate our kids at home, where our Nerf guns remain loaded and accessible at all times.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Man playing Wagner on the trombone while skiing downhill

Playing the trombone is difficult. Playing "Ride of the Valkyries" on the trombone is even tougher. Playing "Ride of the Valkyries" on the trombone while downhill skiing is, well, no less than impressive.

I'm with Dave Barry, who asks, "Why is this not a Winter Olympics event?"

A pessimist would say hand sanitizer is 0.01% ineffective


Monday, January 14, 2013

Full-length, live-action version of Toy Story

Young Arizona filmmakers, Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta, shot a full-length, scene-by-scene, live-action version of Toy Story. Yeah, it's pretty cool!

(via Kottke)

Flash mob sings "Here Comes the Sun" in unemployment office

This took place in Madrid, Spain. And what better venue than in an unemployment office?

(via Economic Policy Journal)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

iPotty for iPad

Yes, it comes with a splash guard. No, there isn't an adult version.

More here.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Giant squid captured on video for the first time ever

Known as the kraken in maritime folklore, giant squid were once relegated to the realm of cryptozoology. Up until the 21st century, not one had ever been photographed alive. And up until last summer, a giant squid had never been captured on video in its natural habitat.

I think we need to send this film crew to Loch Ness.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Warm up this winter with hot Dr. Pepper

I didn't realize there was once an entire ad campaign centered around selling Dr. Pepper as a hot beverage. Makes me wonder why more soft drink companies didn't try this.

While most people probably haven't even heard of hot Dr. Pepper, the recipe is still included on the FAQ page on the Dr. Pepper web site.

(via Messy Nessy Chic)

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