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February 9 asides

Kottke on the hilarious everything bagel. AdZone 2011 Watch (and rate) all the Superbowl commercials on Hulu, without having to watch the stupid game. GreenBiz.com: Gavin Newsom lays out green agenda for California GreenBiz.com: Apple takes heat from Chinese NGOs of supply chain pollution “Behind their stylish image, Apple products have a side many do […]

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Thursday Top 5

Llewtube CarpoolEvery week British actor and author Robert Llewellyn (best known as Kryten from “Red Dwarf”) gives someone interesting a lift, and interviews them on the way, recording a video podcast. The guests seem to usually be British entertainment insiders, but others are well-known even to us on this side of “the pond,” such as […]

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“Can you super-size that please?”

At the risk of sounding un-PC and reinforcing a stereotype, it struck me as funny when a largish person (I think obese is a term with some stigma, although I’m confident she would fit the technical definition) who’s visiting the office for a week asks her nearest cube-mate whether there’s anyplace that will deliver lunch. […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9856_xv8gc] Frank Zappa on “Crossfire” 1986This is an awesome segment broadcast during the height of the music censorship wars of the 1980s and ’90s. I wasn’t into Frank Zappa but I really liked the way he stood up for the rights of his fellow musicians and the public in general. I read the Wikipedia pages […]

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Thursday Top 5

Russian goth wedding[via OffBeatBride] Free Social Network Icon PackWell-designed icons. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOmi1YiijdQ] Laura Stec’s Cool CuisineNot sure if “How to chow an onion” is relevant to global warming, but it’s a good how-to for the cooking novices like me anyway. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=993KBX58qCc] TitanIn case you need to rent a robot. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1kqqMXWEFs] 10 Things I Hate About Commandments […]

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Thursday Top 5

Public acceptance of evolutionA sobering and shameful look at our backward nation. Who makes the paper grade?In a new report card from ForestEthics and the Dogwood Alliance, FedEx Office and Office Depot get high marks for avoiding paper from endangered and controversial sources while Amazon.com, Costco, Target, and others get D and F grades. Download […]

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LeftoversCecile Figuette takes a picture of everything she eats. Every day. [via Photojojo] “We didn’t know the Onion was not a real news site.”Two Bangladeshi newspapers republished an article from the Onion which “revealed” that the Moon landings were faked, then had to apologize to their readers later. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2169237&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 London: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger3,328 still […]

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Thursday Top 5

Grupo Falso BaianoMy pal Jesse’s group plays choros, a Brazilian style of music popularized in the 1920s and ’30s. They play classic songs plus modern songs in the choros style, including a version of the Super Mario theme. They happen to be playing in Berkeley tonight, if you’re in those parts: Thursday, August 13 (8 […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHX5JvZwIhM] Sk8face: The Evolution of Skateboard Art trailer (explicit)Mostly for Jason A. [via Gary L.] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUnMF7dV86k] Robocop RapThe entire movie Robocop retold as a rap, in 10 minutes. SugarStacks.comVisualize how much sugar is in the fruit, veggies, drinks, and snacks you consume. Cheap. Cheap.Twitter may have paid $6 or less for their birdie graphic. You […]

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http://current.com/e/89891774/en_US “You bastard! You’ve summoned the fail whale!”Hilarious! This is for Velma (and anyone else) who doesn’t get the appeal of Twitter. [4:24 min] http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1909386&fullscreen=1 Real-life Twitterlol. [1:20 min] http://www.hulu.com/embed/EYSNdGnnl3yAZJSaZZx7nA Stephen Colbert survives a close shave in Iraq“The Colbert Report” was broadcast live from Iraq this week, and the first show kicked off with guest […]

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