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Yes We DidMoveOn’s pimping a commemorative “Yes We Did” poster and sticker by Shepard Fairey (of Obey Giant fame). You can get one sticker for free, although I’m pretty sure it’ll put you on MoveOn’s email list. I contributed $35 to get two posters. BTW, MoveOn’s new home page design is a leap forward, I […]

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http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1640453&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Jetpack DreamsTrailer for a book. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCNagTxA6Z0] Shatner–Hasselhoff ’08I shoulda voted for these guys instead. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaRYR7wQPsk] Interesting ad for a bankFeaturing treesitters. http://embed.break.com/NDExNzg5 Imapatient Texas cop tazes a woman in 45 secondsIs he a bigot, a bad cop, or just having a bad day? Trick question. Those attributes are not mutually exclusive. Yet another example […]

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Thursday Top 5: Election Special #1

I’ve been pretty quiet this election season, but with less than two weeks to go, it’s time to bring up the dirty word: politics. I’m not foolish enough to think a blog is going to change anyone’s opinion, so most of this week’s politics-themed Top 5 is humor. I do hope, though, to inform San […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dfWzp7rYR4] Flying pengiuns [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fciD_II7NI] Counting to 4 with Feist and Sesame Street [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNpp7OkP0Qc] I’m a PCMicrosoft’s fighting back against Apple’s “I’m a Mac” ads, and so far the ad campaign is pretty good. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqWOnDqQ4v8] I’m a Wii [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNPebwPsPrU] The real hunt for Red OctoberAuthor David Hagberg and former USSR Naval Chief Engineer Boris Gindin tell […]

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MutoIncredible animated graffiti by blu. http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=993998&server=www.vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 What average families around the world eat in a weekFrom the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio.www.everybodygoto.com Best Skittles ad everwww.youtube.com/watch?v=k_SCrHe5t6w Vader sessions“I love all y’all.”www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A0rwG39Jzk Where the Hell is Matt?One guy, dancing all over the world.www.wherethehellismatt.com

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Black balloonsAwesome spot from We Can Solve It. http://www.wecansolveit.org/page/-/flash/we_embed_player.swf?flv=http://blip.tv/file/get/Acp-BlackBalloons753.flv HEMAEuropean retailer HEMA put up this innovative site to announce…er, something. I don’t speak Dutch. [thanks Jason]producten.hema.nl Instructables: Harry Potter wandsMake your own with painted paper and hot glue.www.instructables.com/harry-potter-wands Bill ScottFormer Yahoo Bill Scott (he’s now with Netflix) gave this talk at CNET about a year […]

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Cirque du Soleil: Wheel of DeathA few weeks ago I surprised Velma and my mom by taking them to see Cirque in San Jose. They had the Wheel of Death at this performance, although there was only one of the contraptions (with two wheels and two guys). Still, it made my skin crawl to watch […]

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Tell politicians we need a Do Not Mail Registry

Unless you’re a big fan of junk mail (I suppose there’s someone out there like that) you may want to sign ForestEthics’ petition to create a Do No Mail Registry that would work like the existing Do Not Call Registry. An astonishing 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the U.S. each year, […]

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Penguins Linux ad [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLHjT5-XM9o] Buy n LargeFrom aerospace to food services, robotics to watermills. Now that’s a global corporation. Ten points if you can figure out why this site is humorous.www.buynlarge.com Five dangerous things you should let your kids doI guess I was lucky. I got to do all of these things as a kid. […]

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We Can Solve the Climate CrisisAl Gore has launched a $300 million climate change initiative, one of the most ambitious and costly public advocacy campaigns in U.S. history, according to the Washington Post. When you play this video, notice the W in “we.” How much do you want to bet it’s going to flip over […]

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