a momentary lapse

Written on April 7, 2009 by
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So there I was reading about how this mass of people was upset about iTunes raising the majority of it’s track pricing and lodging complaints about how they don’t like Amazon mp3. All of a sudden I had a singular thought, “These people are all nerds who have nothing better to do than get worked up over three dimes.”  It was in that moment that I compiled the following chart:

WANT: Cobra Commander G.I. Joe NEED: to keep other men from finding out about doll collecting habit.

It seems worth mentioning that I am now protesting Shaw. But I’m doing a different kind of protest than I have in the past.

I was refusing to post to put the responsibility of getting content out there on Shaw. Now I will willingly post so that the responsibility of assuring good content falls to Shaw. An evil plan to be sure, but something must be done.

–ringl

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April 1

Written on April 2, 2009 by
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Those of you who are more web savvy are probably aware that the internet pretty much ceases to become useful on April 1st. This is because every website with regular content feels that it has to create some elaborate April fool joke.

There is one joke I ran across this year that seems noteworthy: Tetris for Charity. Now I’m relatively certain that while playing this game you will not be earning money to feed children (unless you’re playing at work and have hungry children) but it’s kinda fun and I recommend giving it a shot.

Now there is a website that actually does use ad revenue to purchase grains of rice for the hungry and I recommend you check it out. It’s FreeRice.com and from all I’ve seen is completely legit. Go check it out.

And Shaw… I haven’t forgotten what you owe all of us. At least give an ETA!

–ringl

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Don't look at me!

Written on March 17, 2009 by
VOD

Look, Shaw, you’re not getting word one out of me until I see this video extolling the virtues of Harry Potter.

I’m stinkin’ excited!

–ringl

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Hackerz

Written on March 10, 2009 by
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My good friend (and occasional nemisis), Shaw, has much more experience with this topic than I do. He subscribes to a “hack a day” RSS feed, has constructed a media-mac out of a broken macbook, and has a guitar amp case that makes people offer him money on the spot to have him build one for them.

My projects are not as good. But I ran across this fantastic video and wanted to share. Enjoy:

 

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Bizarre

Written on March 5, 2009 by
news

I run across a lot of news on the internets and some of it is just crazy to read. Here are some of the better ones I’ve run across recently.

  • This guy is Harry Houdini’s hero.
  • These sorts of shenanigans are exactly what inspired Jesus to start flipping tables. Also the headline is an absolutely terrible pun.
  • I proposed to my wife in a mexican resturant. This guy did it better. Make sure you click on the “Photo” tab!
  • Here is one of many stories about people misusing 911. You can spend all day watching these on Youtube. It will likely provide enjoyment, then make you mad, and then it becomes funny again.
  • This last one is super old, but whenever I try to have a conversation with someone about it he or she has never heard about it. This is an effort to remedy that! Apparently studies have been done that claim that the amount of dynamite used was nowhere near enough.

Since I don’t watch much sports, these are the types of things that I talk about at the water cooler. I guess that says something.

–ringl

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Bonus! Off-day post

Written on February 20, 2009 by
eye catching

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn’t belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

oneofthese

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My podcasts

Written on February 19, 2009 by
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Here is a view into how I tick: my podcast list.

podcasts

For some reason I feel compelled to explain, so I will.

For those of you who ask where we can find stuff on the internet, with the Best of YouTube podcast, a good bit of it comes to me.

Dilbert Animated Cartoons I suscribed to only recently. They’re pretty much just daily Dilbert comics that have been animated. It’s not as good as the series, but still worth a chuckle.

Downloadable Content is a podcast in which two guys sit around and talk about video game news and write comics. It appeals to me because it combines two things I really love: playing video games and just sitting around chatting it up.

That next one is a little embarrassing… I’m just gonna move along and let Shaw formulate some jokes later.

The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack is a fantastic little find for any LOST fan. I recommend it highly. They post once on Thursdays and Mondays with Lost recaps, crackpot theories and a few other Lost oriented secments.

Old Jews Telling Jokes is a bit weird, but for some reason it stays in that list. It’s just elderly men and women telling jokes. Most podcasts are less than a minute long, and I think they only update once a week, but I don’t think I could unsubscribe from that one if I tried.

Olive Online is my church’s podcast of the Sunday morning and evening services. I really being able to go back and listen to stuff that either I’ve missed, or I can’t remember some point the speaker made. Also my mind tends to get stuck on one point while I’m actually there so I like being able to listen to the whole thing again.

Stuff You Should Know is a part of the “How Stuff Works” network and it’s got a lot of interesting tidbits. The newest episode is about how going over Niagra works. I’m kind of excited. I’d be more excited if it also had a tag line, “tips and tricks from the pros.”

Too Lost Guys is another LOST podcast. This one is a bit more bite-sized and only updates once a week, but it’s got a lot of charm to make up for it.

So those are what I’ve got, anyone else out there want to share podcasts they can’t live without? Comment it up!

–ringl

Shaw replied on February 21, 2009 at 4:47pm

Webcomics Weekly didn’t make your list?

-Shaw

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Parodies

Written on February 14, 2009 by
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I’ve found some parodies that I’d like to share.

Last week I shared this video, today I found an interesting revision.

And of course Chocolate Rain has inspired several different versions. And I’m not quite sure how to classify this inspired video.

Thinking of music videos, I’d like to point out literal videos. These are overdubbed music videos where they have the artist sing what is actually going on in the video. The best ones are Tears for FearsHead Over Heels  and A-Ha’sTake On Me.

Usually these things are distributed by venues such as Saturday Night Live, or whatever flavor of the month Comedy Central is funding, but thanks to the internet anyone can submit quality content for the entire world to enjoy.

…of course that also means for every one good video I have to wade through 100,000 others.

I’ll take what I can get.

–ringl

Shaw replied on February 14, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Why have I never seen that video of Tay Zonday doing “Never Gonna Give You Up”? That is… simply amazing. The best Youtube content combined in one fantastic video. I can’t believe I haven’t seen that before.

Speaking of Chocolate Rain and Never Gonna Give You Up, I did happen to find some pretty unique covers of both using, out of all the music creation software out there, Mario Paint: Chocolate Rain – Mario Paint, PaintRoll’d

-Shaw

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High Five

Written on February 12, 2009 by
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For our latest mission, Agent Lathan gave out 2,000 high fives by standing next to a subway escalator during the morning rush. Five additional agents spread out along the adjacent stairs, holding signs that prepared commuters for the upcoming high five fun. Enjoy the video first and then check out the mission report and photos below.

via High Five Escalator at Improv Everywhere.

Those of you on the interwebs who know me personally can attest to the fact that I am a man who loves high fives. I find the video above enlightening.

It is no secret that I’ve been busier of late. And I’ve been finding that my free time is a commodity that must be properly distributed. Unfortunately, that means those of you who have been waiting for me to post something new (my wife), are left hanging when I’m unable to get something up in time.

My solution is to work ahead a bit. What I am doing is setting up my updates ahead of time where I can, and when it’s my turn to throw something up I’ll have it set to update at noon on the expected day. If for some reason I’m behind, I’ll go ahead and take my lunch at Whataburger with free wifi access and get together what I can.

Love and Kisses
–ringl

Shaw replied on February 12, 2009 at 10:12 am

And in the mean time, Shaw slaves away, posting all the time and providing valuable content for our readers!

On a side note, I’m pretty sure we use the word “interweb” in every post now. I really hope that doesn’t become our “Superman” in Seinfeld.

-Shaw

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Stinkin' Hilarious

Written on February 5, 2009 by
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http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/18637190/detail.html

 

Update! I forgot it was Shaw’s update day and when I saw that story I just knew that it needed to be shared. I posted it without seeing the front page.

In the future I’ll probably delete duplicate posts, but for now I’ll leave it up as a tribute to being on the exact same brainwave as my esteemed colleague.

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