Some iPhone users’ priorities are not realistic

A study of 4,000 Brits recently came out placing the iPhone as the 8th best invention EVER. As in, of all time… and ahead of a flushing toilet.  Does this concern anyone else? Don’t get me wrong, I like my iPhone and all… but I definitely like my car and washing machine a lot better.  If we’re talking about things I can live without, I seriously think I’d drop my iPhone before you know, central heating.  On the bright side, at least the wheel and penicillin ranked above, because you know… those were ACTUALLY revolutionary.

Check out the full list:

1. Wheel
2. Aeroplane
3. Light bulb
4. Internet
5. PCs
6. Telephone
7. Penicillin
8. iPhone
9. Flushing toilet
10. Combustion engine
11. Contraceptive pill
12. Washing machine
13. Central heating
14. Fridge
15. Pain killers
16. Steam engine
17. Freezer
18. Camera
19. Cars
20. Spectacles
21. Mobile phones
22. Toilet paper
23. Hoover
24. Trains
25. Google
26. Microwave
27. Email
28. The pen
29. Hot water
30. Shoe
31. Compass
32. Ibuprofen
33. Toothbrush
34. Hair straighteners
35. Laptops
36. Knife and fork
37. Scissors
38. Paper
39. Space travel
40. Kettle
41. Calculator
42. Bed
43. Remote control
44. Roof
45. Air conditioning
47. Wi-Fi
48. Cats-eyes
49. Matches
50. Power steering
51. Tumble dryer
52. Bicycle
53. Sky+
54. Tea bags
55. Umbrella
56. iPod
57. Taps
58. Crash helmet
59. Wristwatch
60. eBay
61. DVD player
62. Nappies
63. Ladder
64. Sun tan lotion
65. Lawnmower
66. Make-up
67. Chairs
68. Sunglasses
69. The game of football
70. Sliced bread
71. Sofa
72. Razor blades
73. Screwdriver
74. Motorways
75. Head/ear phones
76. Towels
77. Push-up bra
78. Binoculars
79. WD40
80. Mascara
81. Hair dryer
82. Facebook
83. Escalator
84. Hair dye
85. Wellington boots
86. Spell check
87. Calendars
88. Cheese grater
89. Buses
90. Post-it notes
91. Gloves
92. Satellite discs
93. Pedestrian crossing
94. Baby’s dummy
95. Curtains
96. Bottle opener
97. Food blender
98. Dustpan and brush
99. Desks
100. Clothes peg

Poor clothes peg and desks… bet you wish you had an iPod, camera, compass, and game device all in one.  Maybe then you would have changed the world as we know it like my cell phone.

Sun pattern looks like… Matrix?

Between June and December last year this guy “Mr. Mallon” filmed the sun’s pattern on a single film cell that was chilling out in his backyard.  Pinhole photography is fairly simple (directions here for what he did), but then taking the image and flipping it to the negative showed this as the solar path…. and it looks like the fucking Matrix.

70% awesome, 30% disconcerting

I wish the kids at my school were this cool..

Some guys at Middlebury made an excellent video called “Midd Kid” a few weeks back.  I went to a super preppy high school, so this to me is beyond hilarious. Except for the Harry Potter part, because I actually strongly dislike that trend, but even so.. that portion is also, admittedly, hilarious.  Hey Penn, step it up and get on youtube for something worthwhile.

I’m Awesome!

I’ve been a bit MIA lately, but this made me laugh ridiculously hard so I thought I’d share for those of you who hadn’t heard the song yet. Reminds me a bit of Ugly Duckling. Will post something more exciting soon!

Pranktastic! Happy April Fool’s!

In honor, I wanted to highlight the best pranks I’ve seen so far today – given my only success was the time we moved one of my friend’s entire room into our common area, rearranged perfectly to match her bedroom.  Anyway, here are my winners for the day in case you missed them.

Google changed it’s name to Topeka, coming not long after Topeka changing it’s name to Google (which sadly was not an April Fool’s joke, but in hopes of becoming their fiber optic test market).

And here’s some proper phrase usage from the Google Blog article:

In other semi-funny pranks so far… ABC announced the upcoming show “Empty House” which got a laugh out of me for being  a huge Full House fan when I was 5.  Just really reminds you what a creeper some of the characters on the show kind of were… (although I’m really interested in the “Man meets world” tag on the left!)

And last but not least, my favorite prank is CNet’s announcement that the iPad is a massive joke.  I was a little suspicious of the giant iPhone anyway…

Good luck today

Amazing idea and ad…

GreenBox Commercial:

now i really want pizza…

Songs I didn’t understand as a kid

Every now and then, usually when I’m making a playlist or moving files, I find myself going through my entire iTunes library.  And in this process, I always come across gems of songs that I loved when I was younger… and I reminisce, relisten, and then wonder wtf I was thinking (or more so, what my parents were thinking letting me listen to this stuff). Here are some of those songs…

Semi-Charmed Life – Third Eye Blind

I still to this day enlighten my friends this song is about drugs, but that didn’t stop me (and still doesn’t) from loving Third Eye Blind and being proud to know like 80% of the words where they don’t talk super fast. Because yes, when they say “Dgfdgalkjeraew will lift you up until you break” it’s “doing crystal meth” and not as happy.  But don’t worry, I’m sure we’re all really good at singing do-do-do do-do-do-doo.

I’ll Make Love to You – Boys II Men

This played at my middle school dances. Let me say that again, THIS PLAYED AT MY MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCES.  What did the teachers and parents think surrounding a room of seventh graders grooving to this song?  Maybe they really did need that foot of space between boys and girls rule.. after all we had the “talk” in like fifth grade science (though we clearly still didn’t understand).

Waterfalls – TLC

Ok, I vaguely remember someone performing this at some recital when I was little. And I know we all loved TLC, but as far as we were concerned this song was just about nature and not, well, again.. drugs and sex.  Also just in case it wasn’t clear to you back then, those “3 letters that took him to his final resting place”? HIV. Sneaky, TLC, sneaky.

Crash Into Me – Dave Matthews Band

I know what you’re thinking now, this is probably about sex too right? WRONG! You missed this too… it’s about a creepy creepy stalker. Interestingly, not a cute little romantic stoner song. “Hike up your skirt a little more and show the world to me”… yea… not subtle creeper.
Now, the other reason I mention this is when you raise kids/occasionally visit your friends kids because you hate babies, you should be aware of how far a catchy tune will go.  Take for example this:

I think she wants to go… I mean.. it seems pretty convincing. Like she really wants to go.

This one is sort of adorable.. but again.. wrong. Baby T-Pain should not be buying you a drink.

And you’re welcome for getting all these songs stuck in your head!

Other things ESPN is up to in March..

Geeks assemble! Possibly in response to everyone’s failed March Madness brackets this year, ESPN has actually created what I’m about to tell you about – a Superheroes vs. Supervillians Bracket.

Here’s their explanation:

Nerd alert! We’ve ranked the top 32 comic book superheroes and supervillains — now it’s your turn to help us decide who will win “The Herd’s” March bracket.

The Incredible 8 have been announced and voting for the Fantastic 4 is underway!

Here are 2 of the 4 divisions:

Well, even though Syracuse lost, I think I”ll still stick with basketball for now (although admittedly, I think it’s pretty awesome ESPN is the one doing this).  You can even do round-by-round voting… which is much nicer for your mental state than doing the full bracket of March Madness and then crying as you watch your team lose in the last few seconds of the game because they can’t manage to control the ball.  So if you’re interested and have giving up on real March Madness (or never played enough Marvel vs. Capcom), then go here to check out the S v S bracket.

Beating the 1 in 13,460,000 odds

Apparently the odds of having a 100% correct March Madness bracket in the first two rounds of the tournament are just that, 1 in 13,460,000 (and 1 in 35,360,000,000 for having the entire thing right).  The ESPN analysts were way off so far, as were the 4.78 million people who entered their online challenge (yup, including me.. I’m barely hanging on and proud of my 65.4% this year).  However, there is one 17 year old autistic teen named Alex Herrman from Chicago who has every single game so far. That. is. nuts.  To have just a few of the random upsets this year is impressive, but to have them all! Including the UNI-Kansas upset!  Unbelievable.  With the Sweet Sixteen starting tonight, I’m taking a good look at Alex’s bracket and thinking I might be in some major trouble.  Even ESPN couldn’t believe this kid’s feat (see full article!)  Part of me really wants to see my final game happen (Syracuse v Kentucky! Go ‘Cuse!), but if this kid is right then entire way… well… then I’ll take that loss.  Next round starts tonight!!

Check out his bracket: Full size here

My bracket has WAY more red than this...

Let Snoop get you where you need to go!

So because Snoop Dogg was recently announced as Penn’s headliner for SPRING FLING, I thought I’d help bring everyone up to speed and in the right mindset for the concert.  And by that I mean, telling you about this great product that’s been on the market a couple of months now.

In case you ever wanted to know what it would be like to have Snoop as your navigator, this will be a dream come true.  GPS maker TomTom launched a set of celebrity voices for their systems that totally beat the occasional excitement of switching the nav system lady’s voice to french or spanish because that’s the only other option. And don’t worry… there are other voices as well in case you wanted Homer Simpson telling you where to go. Although, I’m not going to lie, having Mr. T yell at me when I miss a turn might be frightening (and hilarious… I hope he yells“I PITY the fool who can’t make this turn”). Go run out and buy this so you can do it doggy style on your next car/bike ride (er…) and get pumped for Fling.