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While your Thanksgiving feast might not have been as, ahem, interesting as the one above, what with the general lack of smoked Koopas in most of the world, I hope it was a very happy and fun one full of food, family, and good times. If there’s anyone out there still awake despite overdosing on sugar, carbs, and turkey, then I hope the rest of your night is awesome. It’s been a great year for me on a personal level, and I hope that next year great for everyone everywhere around the world.
Happy Thanksgiving!Technorati Tags: funny images, funny pictures, happy thanksgiving, holidays, mario, thanksgiving holidays, video game thanksgiving, video games
Are you looking for the next Google, Bing, or other awesome URL for your website? Do you think you’d benefit from being the owner of sandwich.com, or perhaps knowindiana.com? Well, good news for you, my friend. Yahoo has recently discovered a cache of old URLS it bought and never used, and now’s the time to make that money back. Yahoo is auctioning off 100 domain names ranging in price from $1000 to $1.5 million and you can get in on the action of what Yahoo’s house tumblr called Domainapalooza!
Here’s the rationale behind Yahoo’s decision to shed its alternate URLs: ”When you’re a company that’s been around as long as Yahoo, there are lots of fun things that you stumble across. This year, we found a huge list of domain names that the company has owned for quite some time. As we discussed what to do with them, it became obvious that it was time to set them free…back into the wild of the Internet. Surely, creative people, businesses and entrepreneurs could come up with something great to do with them. They could even spark some brand new ideas or companies.”
Here’s the list of domain names Yahoo is auctioning off, with more coming. Of course, a lot of these domains are going to cost a lot of money, but they would definitely be worth picking up if you wanted to, say, own sandwich.com and hang onto it until the Internet starts running out of reasonable domain names. You’d just have to pony up the $1.5 million plus to get your crumb-y, greasy hands on it.Technorati Tags: domain names, domainapalooza, sedo, unusual URLs, Yahoo, yahoo selling 100 urls, yahoo selling off domain names, yahoo sells off domain names
This is what I meant by the “doge” meme earlier; for the record, I believe doge is pronounced “doggy,” but I could be totally wrong. This is a good example of a doge, and exactly the kind of thing I was looking for when I stumbled upon the Toshiba Petbook K9 laptop for dogs earlier. It’s a pretty simple meme, but Shina Ibus are pretty funny-looking dogs, and I think it works well by playing up the simplicity of the dog plus the amusing qualities of 90′s technology stock images. Notice the old desktop to the right, the floppies, the binary code done in purple receding into the starburst background. It’s a great combination of a modern meme with classic graphics to create something truly, truly crazy. ”Lets make program” indeed, noble doge.
What do you guys think of the meme? How does it stack up to the standard LOLcats and the like? Is it a winner or a loser? Personally, I like it. It’s goofy, but fun.
Image: ImgurTechnorati Tags: computer science, computer science doge, doge, doge meme, doge picture, fun friday, funny picture, funny pictures, memes
One of Apple’s primary goals under CEO Tim Cook has been to bring the company home. Apple started in California, but these days all their manufacturing and everything that actually goes into making their products takes place in China. However, that’s starting to change, after much public criticism. Apple will be opening a manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona.
“We are proud to expand our domestic manufacturing initiative with a new facility in Arizona, creating more than 2,000 jobs in engineering, manufacturing and construction,” said Apple spokesperson Kristin Huguet. ”This new plant will make components for Apple products and it will run on 100 percent renewable energy from day one.”
As it turns out, 700 of the jobs will be with the facility itself, and the others will be creating said facility. Apple says that later this month, their first “Assembled In The USA” Mac Pro will be available for purchase. Meanwhile, this facility will be used to create sapphire-based screens, lenses, and home buttons for Apple’s devices, specifically smartphones.Technorati Tags: apple, apple iphone, apple to make products in the united states, apple to open united states assembly plant, apple to open us plant, apple united states plant, arizona, iphone, kristin huguet, mesa, sapphire lenses, smartphones
October wasn’t a great month for the head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. She’s the woman whose government wing is responsible for the Obamacare insurance website Healthcare.Gov. It’s a site the government has spent close to $175 million dollars on, and it’s been a colossal failure. The Affordable Care Act’s focal point was completely unequipped to handle any sort of traffic, and the number of sign-ups has been in the hundreds while the number of hours of use lost to outages is pretty close to that, too. It’s plagued by all kinds of problems, from front to back, and it’s a serious black eye to the Obama administration.
That only got worse for Ms. Sebelius as she went to Memphis, Tennessee, for an Obamacare education and outreach session. The stop was at a local library, and the usual army of press and politicians had gathered to either be seen or to see people (and write about them). One of these hangers-on, Republican state Senator Brian Kelsey, rummaged through the books in the library and handed out a prefect photo op. The Memphis Daily News caught HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius holding a copy of Web Sites For Dummies.
Here’s hoping she took the book home with her after it was given over, because the HHS needs all the help they can get if they can’t build a functional website for the cost of a big-budget summer blockbuster movie.Technorati Tags: affordable care act, brian kelsey, department of health and human services, funny pictures, healthcare.gov, hhs, kathleen sebelius, memphis, memphis daily news, obamacare, tennessee, web sites for dummies
SyFy has made a lot of hay with the whole Sharknado phenomenon. On the surface, it’s a terrible B-movie with a crazy premise. A super storm picks up a bunch of sharks from the ocean, and a tornado of sharks descends on Los Angeles (actually, that premise is awesome, let’s not kid ourselves). You throw in Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, and you’ve got yourself Sharknado, one of the most popular movies to ever air on SyFy and something that just became inescapable in the culture. SyFy even aired Sharknado three times in prime time, each time to staggering ratings. It was a huge deal, and it’s not surprising that it’s continued on through the Halloween season.
On Twitter, @Syfy and @SyfyMOvies have been collecting and retweeting some of the best Sharknado decorations, costumes, etc. from their fans, followers, and the general Twittersphere. However, for all the great costumes (and the great headgear on most of them), there’s been one that’s been a stand-out. That would be the Sharknado-themed Halloween house decorations from @SusanInGlendale. There’s the sharknado itself, sharks, the Hollywood sign (with a shark about to eat it), and a whole lot of time and dedication put forth into the display. Now if only the sharknado rotated, or possibly you could fire tiny plastic sharks at trick-or-treaters that walked by, then you’d REALLY be onto something that goes beyond cool into epic territory.
Do any of you out there have an epic Halloween display? Let us know!Technorati Tags: funny costumes, funny house decorations, halloween, halloween decorations, happy halloween, haunted houses, pop culture, sharknado, syfy
I might be the last person in America to hear of Ylvis, but the Norwegian comedy group has a song that’s gone viral. Called “The Fox,” the song goes through a litany of animals and their various sounds before asking the obvious question: what does the fox say? The group then proceeds to try and answer that question, mostly by repeating the question a bunch, then making crazy rhythmic hoots, squeaks, yips, and shrieks. Honestly, the song is weirdly catchy, and I’m glad to see that it’s being put to good use. An animated Halloween light show has been made using “The Fox” as its background music, and it’s pretty amazing.
The display is a staggering 8500 lights, but here’s the really impressive part. To run that display at night costs the family behind the light show only $25 to $35 extra dollars, thanks to the fact that the lights are mostly high-efficiency LED lights. The music is broadcast into passing cars using a low-power FM transmitter, so none of the neighbors get annoyed by Ylvis.
There’s a whole host of great videos courtesy of Edwards Landing Lights (their YouTube channel name), including a version set to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and some other stuff.Technorati Tags: edwards landing lights, funny halloween lights, funny videos, halloween, halloween light show, halloween lights, the fox, unusual halloween lights, videos, viral videos, what does the fox say, what does the fox say light show, ylvis
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