Monthly Archives: January 2011

11 posts

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…

DIY of the Day

DIY of the Day: There are no instructions to speak of and hardly any build shots, but if you wish it hard enough and your heart is pure, the secrets of the Lightercycle will reveal themselves to you.

Future Darwin Award Recipient of the Day

Some intrepid soul used kerosene and a birthday candle attached to a wire to turn a water gun into a flamethrower so you don’t have to.

(Seriously: DO NOT.)