Category Archives: fun

Taking Things in the Right Perspective

Made me laugh:



I recalled the story of Canadian snowboarded Ross Rebagliati, who was stripped of his olympic gold medal after testing positive for Marijuana (the decision was eventually overturned, largely because Marijuana was not on the list of banned substances).

rossI just remember thinking back then: the guy won the gold medal being stoned! Do you need anything more than that to prove that he is Number One?  I’m sure Michael Phelps would have been impressed too.

As for me, I’m too old for these experiments, having a drink or two on the slopes gives me just the right amount of courage to continue jumping in the snow-park at the age of 36.

Now This is What I Call a Viral Video

Youtube phenomena and uber-cool kid Keenan Cahil helps David Guetta promote his new mix album.

Video posted three days ago (January 24), got a great initial push by appearing on Youtube’s homepage, is already at 4.3M views and growing at 2M views a day.

It was shared on Facebook already 398,000 times.

In general, I recommend playing a bit with Youtube analytics on videos you like. They embed lots of interesting data that is fun to play around with.


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The Best way to Travel from the USA to Japan

I plan on traveling to Japan next year, and I must get in really good shape. According to Google’s directions, soon after reaching Seattle, I have to Kayak about 6,000 miles before entering Japan.

I hope won’t get stuck in Hawaiian traffic 2,700 miles into my trip. I heard Highway 83 in Honolulu gets busy during rush hour.

Googla Maps USA to Japan

Thanks Roey for the link.

Communication with Friends via Google Translate

My Friend Mogua’s Twit:

Mogua's Twit

Google Translate’s translation:

Translated Twit

If I would only know what are Ppak and badaldago, I could find the right response.

Tell Me What You Read and I’ll Tell You Who You Are

A friend showed this to me earlier today. I did some (= 15 seconds) research, and it seems as if it was written in 1994, source unknown. If anyone knows the source, feel free adding it in the comments.

As I am half way reading through “Too Big to Fail”, point #1 and #2 seem more relevant than ever.

Here’s how to keep all that political “news” in perspective:

1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don’t really understand The New York Times. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running the country, if they could find the time — and if they didn’t have to leave Southern California to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a poor job of it, thank you very much.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren’t too sure who’s running the country and don’t really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

8. The New York Post is read by people who don’t care who is running the country as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

9. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country, but need the baseball scores.

10. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren’t sure if there is a country or that anyone is running it; but if so, they oppose all that the leaders stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped, minority, feminist, or atheist dwarfs who also happen to be illegal aliens from any other country or galaxy, provided of course, that they are not Republicans.

11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.

12. The Seattle Times is read by people who have recently caught a fish and need something to wrap it in.

The Art of Mashups

mashup or blend (also mash up and mash-up) is a song or composition created by blending two or more pre-recorded songs, usually by overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the instrumental track of another. To the extent that such works are ‘transformative‘ of original content, they may find protection from copyright claims under the “fair use” doctrine of copyright law.

How to create a perfect mashup?

Step 1: Freak out

Step 2: Get your son high at the dentist

Step 3: Mix