May 15, 2008  •  In Thursday Geek-isms

Hump Day Hook-Ups

I was at a seminar all day today, so when I got home I had about a bazillion feeds waiting patiently for me. But alas, here they are: my pick of the top 10 posts of the week.

  1. Barbara Walters Brags About Notches On Her Bedpost On Ellen, Jezebel. Good ol’ Babs wrote a memoir called Audition that’s apparently been getting a lot of press due to the admittance of the high number of sex partners she’s had over the years. In this clip, she pokes fun at this fact and Ellen jokes along for a good laugh. Although I’m not too much of a daytime talkshow fan, I’m really starting to like Ellen a lot, much more than the sentimental crap that’s usually on Oprah.
  2. 7 Wizards…Or Are They All the Same Guy? Mental Floss Blog. Merlin, Gandolf, and Dumbledore are obvious choices. But I had never considered Obi-Wan a wizard, nor Mr. Miyagi, Rafiki, and…Santa Claus? What do you think?
  3. TimeTube: The Timeline that YouTube Should Build, TechCrunch. This is awesome! I’m a very visual person, so seeing everything neatly laid out on a chart like this makes me very giddy with overwhelming happiness.
  4. Why Filtering is the Next Step for Social Media, ReadWriteWeb. A must-read for anyone involved in the continually expanding world of social media!
  5. Corporate Logos, Remixed, Neatorama. I worked on a huge corporate branding project for most of 2007, and as a result I always catch myself analyzing company branding and logos. I also love word puzzles. This is a perfect blend of the two…*drool*
  6. A Funhouse Floating in a Korean Spa, NYTimes Fashion & Style. When my family lived in Korea we lived in a very old house with a separate, outhouse-like toilet building (with a literal hole in the ground) and no showers or baths. I’m 100% serious here. We used to go to communal bath facilities where the locals would often socialize while bathing (and eating). This article sure brings back some memories…
  7. Video of the Day: ’80s Grand Theft Auto, Gothamist. Ever since J came home with his copy of GTA4, I’ve lost a husband every night from 8pm-2am. Okay, I admit I’ve been dying to play it too – I just haven’t had the time (and I know that once I start I won’t be able to sleep). This video is a great “what if”…and like stated in the article, “the most violent game on the original Nintendo, besides Duck Hunt.”
  8. Hidden Hybrid Automobile Dangers, What You Should Know About EMFs, Consumerist. My parents decided to bite the bullet and buy a hybrid last week. (Of course, I had to quip, “But I don’t wanna move to San Fran…I don’t wanna smell my own farts…” and they had no idea what I was talking about.) Just a couple of days later, Consumerist decided to write this article. Great. Another thing for me to worry about my parents.
  9. Hilarious Money Doodles, Neatorama. This..is…SPARTA!!!!!
  10. Donnie Darko 2: Blasphemous! Perez Hilton. Why? Why, Hollywood? Why must you keep doing stupid stuff? This is almost as bad as when George Lucas decided to remaster Star Wars episodes 4-6.

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