Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Snappy Answer of the Day

Noticiero Univision anchor Jorge Ramos asks President Obama if he has his own computer, receives the only possible response.

Infographic of the Day

Don’t mind me, I’m just dropping this off and then I’ll be on my way. I hope that’s not a problem.

Lights Out

Whatever hope I may have yet harbored for humanity’s viability after viewing Rachael Sequoia’s air-headed VC pitch was unceremoniously squelched by the “Forts & The Inbetween” project.

See Also: Cody Johnston’s alternate ending.

UPDATE: Not entirely sure if this was a joke that went too far, but the video was removed from Vimeo and the Kickstarter funding request was canceled. Either way, good.

End Of An Era of the Day

Following Gilbert Gottfried’s series of ill-conceived tweetspoking fun at the devastation in Japan, Aflac informed the comedian, who has voiced the Aflac Duck for over a decade, that his services would no longer be required.

“Gilbert’s recent comments about the crisis in Japan were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac,” the company said in an official statement. “Aflac will immediately set plans in motion to conduct a nationwide casting call to find a new voice of the iconic Aflac Duck.”

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.)