2011 Sendai Earthquake: How To Help

President Obama released a statement earlier announcing that “[t]he United States stands ready to help the Japanese people in this time of great trial.” Below is a list of charities and relief organizations you can donate to in order to help bring aid to those affected by the worst earthquake in Japanese history.

  • The American Red Cross has set up a special designation for disaster relief efforts in Japan. To donate, click here, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to instantly donate $10.
  • International Medical Corps says it is putting together relief teams and supplies to aid Japan “and other affected countries.” Donate here.
  • GlobalGiving’s Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.
  • World Vision’s Disaster Response Fund.
  • Click here to donate to AmeriCares’ emergency relief response.
  • Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund.
  • Reminder: Google’s Crisis Response Center / Person Finder.

Inappropriate Air Guitar of the Day

Inappropriate Air Guitar of the Day: Conservative MP Graham Evans claims he was just tapping on the rolled-up Parliamentary order, and not providing fellow party member, Defence Secretary Liam Fox, with an air guitar accompaniment, but this video of the riff in question suggests otherwise.

What say you?

Source: Newslite

Cunning Lingoist of the Day

To be honest, I don’t know much about Dutch culture. But I’m 99% sure this word has never been the correct response to any question on any game show in any country.

(sNSFW, wrong answer.)

Follow Up of the Day [UPDATED]

Despite releasing a statement earlier this week saying they would not go after the vehemently bigoted Westboro Baptist Church, it appears Anonymous has decided that the WBC’s continued heckling warranted a warning, and infiltrated their website this morning (during a live radio interview on the The David Pakman Show between Westboro spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper and an Anonymous member, no less) to post this message on its homepage.

The site has since been brought down, but the delightful defacement has been preserved.

OMG! Adorbz of the Day

The single most aw-inducing toddler Taekwondo match you will witness today, guaranteed.

Urban Improv of the Day

As promised, not-a-single-f*ck-giver Rémi Gaillard takes to the streets dressed as Mario for another authority-challenging round of Mario Kart IRL.

(No turtles were harmed during the making of this video.)

DIY of the Day

Redditor ozzzzzz22 crocheted himself a Viking Beard Hat. And it’s awesome.

Once they have been written, step-by-step instructions will be posted here.

RIP Society of the Day

Your mom and dad are wrong: College isn’t worth it.

UPDATE: This is for an Honors — HONORS! — Intro to Fiction course at OSU. From the course description:

…While we read and discuss some important, influential narratives about the supernatural – Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight as well a few minor works…

1818: “I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on.” 2005: “I sparkle like diamonds.”

Forthcoming Facebook Feature? of the Day

Forthcoming Facebook Feature? of the Day: Tipster William writes: So I was just chatting on Facebook chat and I got the option to ‘call’ my friend. it swiftly disappeared. (Embiggen.)

Is Facebook in the process of adding a call feature to profile pages? Is anybody else seeing this?

Lights Out

John Williams’s “Theme from Jurassic Park,” slowed down to 1/10th its original speed.

X-Men Family Tree

Infographic of the Day: X-Men Family Tree

Infographic of the Day: “The X-Men Family Tree” by Joe Stone

Stone says:

A little Illustrator-drawn infographic I’ve been playing around with. I probably could have included more characters, but I had to draw the line somewhere.

About That New Zodiac Thing of the Day

About That New Zodiac Thing of the Day: So the moon caused the Earth to wobble and now everyone is up in arms because their astrological signs have supposedly shifted.

Except this is nothing even remotely new: Heres a NASA article from 2005 listing these same exact dates that are now being peddled around as game-changers. According to the article they are merely the real dates when the Sun is between Earth and each of these 13 constellations

Also: Astrology isnt real.

Also Also: Scorpio 4 lyfe.

Life-Altering Cereal Box of the Day

Fulton Innovation demonstrates its revolutionary “intelligent cereal box,” which uses metallic-ink-based circuitry to animate the packaging, as well as communicate with nearby computers (to determine expiration info, etc.).

Hacked to display porn in 5… 4…