Aug 21, 2009  •  In Funny, Geek, Twitter


I love the latest Twitter meme – #songsincode!

Similar to the internet meme Songs in Chart, here geeks are able to flaunt their creativity and programming know-how by expressing popular songs in code!

Some of my favorites:

@cael_gomes try{ make(&me); goto rehab; }catch(){ I.said(“no, no, no\0″); }

@jamesstephenson a = ["head", "shoulders", "knees", "toes"] while parent.sane a.each do |x| {child.pat(x); child.sing(x);} child.volume+=5 end

@glenndavid if (Mc.hammer) { this.touch = false; }

@billreiss switch(day) {case Mon:color=blue;break;case Tue:case Wed:color=gray;break;case Thu:break;case Fri:love.Add(i);break;}

@3rdEden if(rickAstly) { rick.rolled = true; }

@mattmetzger: for each (var person in sky) { if (person == lucy) { add(diamonds) } }

@giovannibassi && (null) else “matters”

This is like geek karaoke, don’t you agree?

Via Designer Daily.

Aug 21, 2009  •  In Comang, Cute, Funny, Personal

Elephant in the Bathtub

Second mystery of the day:

How did the puppy’s favorite toy end up in the bathtub?

I thought J put it there as a joke (we had just given the dog a bath) but he swears he didn’t.

Comang is a little guy – it is very improbable that he voluntarily placed the elephant into the bathtub.

My guess is that while “killing” the elephant (aka growling and shaking the poor little thing back and forth like a wild dog on Ritalin), the toy flew into the bathtub.

Or maybe the little guy decided that his favorite toy deserves a bath too.

Aug 21, 2009  •  In Baby, Books, Toys

Baby Gifts

I feel so incredibly lucky to have great friends who are as excited about the baby as we are!

We have already received two baby gifts in the mail. The first, a Care Bear from our friend Anna (who has an almost unhealthy obsession with Care Bears and says that we need to train the baby young!):

Thanks, Anna for our first baby gift! It really means a lot to us…I’ll be sure that it will be the first stuffed animal touched and hugged by the baby!

The second is the book Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go! A Book to Be Read in Utero:

I have always been a great fan of Oh the Places You’ll Go!, but have never heard of this baby edition. I love it!

The only problem is, there was no note or packing slip included with the packaging, so we have no idea who sent this to us.

Are you the mystery sender? Do you know who the mystery gifter may be?

Aug 20, 2009  •  In Facebook, Relationships, Twitter, Web

You’re No Longer My Internet Friend

Pregnancy hormones are not fun. I have been extra-sensitive lately with the littlest things setting me off.

The latest in the series of dramas – some of which I’m sure are only in my head – involve a couple of internet friends. Recently I found out that someone I had considered a good friend (at least in internet standards) de-friended me on Facebook. I know she is still around, because I can see her commenting on others’ status updates, photos, etc. However, now she has set her settings so that I do not even have the option of requesting to be her friend again, let alone shoot her a message to see if something’s wrong.

Now, I have just discovered that another person I considered a friend has unfollowed me on Twitter. Not only has she un-followed me, she has blocked me.

What did I do wrong? Do I have an annoying internet persona? Did I write something that was offensive?

The beauty and the curse of the internet is the anonymity it allows its users. If these were people I knew in real life, I would know almost immediately if they were trying to shut me out of their lives. If these were people I knew in real life, I might try to hunt them down to see where the relationship turned sour. If these were people I knew in real life, I would at least have mutual acquaintances who could give their objective views.

Perhaps these people do have valid reasons for de-friending/un-following me. I only wish I knew the reason why. I feel like they took the cowardly route by choosing to ignore my existence with a few clicks of the button with no prior warning, with no way of getting in touch with them without the involvement of third parties (aka mutual friends/followers).

…Or maybe they weren’t my friends to start with.

Have you ever gotten upset over losing an internet friend?

Aug 20, 2009  •  In Entertainment, Funny, Movies

The Blunt Man’s Plot Summaries has a list of movie and television show plot summaries that you will simply not forget. Here are my favorites:

300: Gays kill blacks.

8 MILE: White man successfully coopts black culture to impress other whites.

BATMAN: Wealthy man assaults the mentally ill.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Peasant girl develops Stockholm Syndrome.

BLADE: Obsessed loner stalks minority group.

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S: Pretty redneck girl fools socialites, flirts with gay gigolo.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Teenage serial killer destroys town in fit of semi-religious fervor.

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY: Deranged pedophile big-business industrialist tortures and mutilates young children.

DEBBIE DOES DALLAS: Cheerleaders develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

DEEP THROAT: Medical anomaly earns woman new friends.

DEMOLITION MAN: In a future where crime is completely eradicated, a black man steals and murders.

DOCTOR WHO: Elderly man serially abducts young women.

DONNIE DARKO: Hallucinating teen crushed by airplane engine.

FANTASTIC FOUR: Scientist exposes friends, family to dangerous radiation to assuage ego, becomes embroiled in rivalry with former room-mate.

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF: Amoral narcissist makes world dance for his amusement.

FIGHT CLUB: Deranged sociopath guides yuppies to their deaths.

GHOSTBUSTERS: Unemployed college professors destroy hotel with nuclear weapons.

GOOD WILL HUNTING: Underemployed genius squanders prestigious job opportunity to chase trim.

THE GOONIES: Physically abused, retarded man finds love with overweight preteen.

HARRY POTTER: Celebrity Jock thinks rules don’t apply to him, is right.

JURASSIC PARK: Theme park’s grand opening pushed back.

KILL BILL: Irresponsible mother wants custody of her child.

KING KONG: Endangered animal stolen, shot.

LORD OF THE RINGS: Midget destroys stolen property.

LOVE ACTUALLY: Prime Minister risks war with United States over a sexy secretary.

THE MATRIX: Hacker is given perfect justification for mass slaughter.

THE OFFICE: Incompetent boss routinely endangers employees, passes fire-worthy blame, sexually harasses subordinates; is seen as “hero” compared to people who just actually work.

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST: Mel Gibson fulfills fantasy of showing a Jew beaten to a bloody pulp and killed on-screen.

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: American yahoo murders soldiers and desecrates religious artifacts for money.

RED DAWN: Despite shock-and-awe tactics, a superior occupying force is no match for a tenacious sect of terrorist insurgents.

ROSEMARY’S BABY: An unplanned pregnancy leads to complications.

SPIDER-MAN: Nerd gets bitten by spider, complains about how this ruins his life for years to come.

STAR TREK: Over-sexed officer routinely places crew in danger.

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE: Religious extremist terrorists destroy government installation, killing thousands.

STAR WARS: EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Boy is abused by midget, kisses sister, attempts patricide.

STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI: Handicapped mass murderer kills septugenarian, is lauded.

TITANIC: Crazy old widow disregards lifelong memories of husband, children, and grandchildren in favor of that one time she fucked a bum.

TWILIGHT: Girl gives up college for stalker.

WATCHMEN: Homosexual destroys New York, blames God.

Sorry my “favorites” list is so long – it was hard to choose just a few because they’re so funny! If you have some spare time and are in need of a good laugh, be sure to read through the entire list.

The comments are full of great suggestions too:

AMELIE: Introverted girl stalks OCD man.

AMERICAN PIE: Apple pie goes bad.

THE DEPARTED: White writers/director takes idea from Chinese cinema and win Oscar.

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND: Brain damage brings lovers together.

FINDING NEMO: After his mother and all of his siblings are brutally murdered, a youngster is kidnapped on his first day of school.

FRIENDS: A divorced paleontologist stalks a high-school crush for 10 years.

GREASE: Innocent new girl in school becomes skank to win popular boyfriend.

THE ITALIAN JOB: Hour and a half Mini Cooper commercial.

JURASSIC PARK: Sex change ruins tourists’ vacation.

KNIGHT RIDER: Man talks to car without Bluetooth

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: Brokeback Mountain for short people.

OFFICE SPACE: Lazy office worker gets away with massive embezzlement with help from an arsonist.

REQUIEM FOR A DREAM: Drugs improve your life if you don’t overdo it.

THE SANDLOT: Neighborhood Gang Terrorizes Blind Man’s Dog.

SERENDIPITY: Fate destroys two happy relationships to create one.

THE SIXTH SENSE: Man refuses to vacate home of woman he is no longer married to, encourages young boy to talk to strangers.

THE USUAL SUSPECTS: Murderer denies guilt, is released.

WILLOW: Dwarf kidnaps, endangers infant