Friday, January 29, 2010

Let Friends Point Out Your Flaws


Mashable details Failin.gs, an application that allows friends to anonymously post their opinions on what your flaws or defects are.  So basically it makes it easier for all the people who have a problem with you to gang up and attack you.

Just wait until junior high school kids get a hold of this, it isn't going to be pretty.  Those kids are ruthless. Allegedly, you can restrict access to this app to only friends, but somehow I think that's not always going to work.

Even worse, you'll get paranoid about which friend said you're kind of slutty or smell bad and start accusing all your friends. You'll be crazier than Russell Crow in "A Beautiful Mind."  That's not even counting the friends who'll get drunk and decide to be really mean.

I'd just assume it was everybody and kick ass like I was a blind one-armed man with a shotgun because that just sounds badass.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What You Should be Watching: The Inbetweeners



You should be watching "The Inbetweeners" because it's like a British version of "Freaks and Geeks" mixed with "American Pie" or "Superbad."   I know, I know another British show, but chances are you're not watching many British shows to begin with.

The half-hour comedy, which just began airing its first season on BBC America, centers on Will who must adjust to his new life at a public high school because his mother could no longer afford to pay his tuition at the private high school he was attending.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

All Sport




Yet another drink that nobody would touch with a ten foot pole.  In fact,  I doubt many people remember what All Sport is, or realize that it still exists.

All Sport is a sports drink that was created by Pepsi in 1993 to compete with Gatorade and Coke's PowerAde.  As we've already learned with Mello Yello, specifically creating a drink to compete with another company's drink is never a good idea.

Oh yeah, there's one more important thing: it was carbonated.  What kind of idiots make a sports drink that's carbonated?  Maybe people who like throwing up after physical activity?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Why Ke$ha Sucks



Knowing Kesha sucks, certainly isn't news to anyone who has heard her awful song "Tik Tok."  Kesha's whiny borderline retarded tone makes nails on a chalkboard sound appealing.  Since she's a high school drop out, she probably believes that's the correct way to spell tick tock as well.

Don't even watch the video for this song because it will only incite more anger.  The video glamorizes Kesha as some sort of vagabond prostitute that likes passing out in bathtubs.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cheryl Cole Coming to America


It's highly unlikely that Simon Cowell read my previous post on Cheryl Cole, but it seems like he agrees that Cole needs to come to America.  According to the Hollywood Reporter,  Cowell wants Cole to be a judge on the US version of his show "X Factor," which will premier on Fox in Fall 2011.

My reaction was something like this when I heard Cole could be coming here.  Yeah, that's really not an exaggeration of what I did.

Cole is already a judge on the British version of "X Factor," so it makes even more sense that she would  join the US version of the show.

Unfortunately, my happiness could be short lived as there are reports that Cole has already rejected Cowell's offer because she wants to stay in Britain.  Just insert the name "Cheryl," and this is how I feel about that news.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

World's First Sex Robot



The London Telegraph reports about the world's first sex robot named Roxxy.  It costs anywhere from $7,000 to $9,000, and comes with five different personalities.

Its creator Douglas Hines says, "The real aim was to make the doll someone the owner can relate to." and goes on to state that "Sex only goes so far, then you want to be able to talk to the person."

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Netflix/New York Times Interactive Map Show Most Popular Movies in 12 Cities



Netflix in a really cool collaboration with The New York Times have created a map that shows most popular movies in 12 major U.S. cities.

Using Netflix rental information, the map ranks the most rented movie and TV DVDs for each zip code.  In addition, you can see how Netflix's top 100 rentals of 2009 fared in each city through a color-coded map.

You could literally spend hours on this map because it's just that interesting.  More importantly though, it always you to make shallow and superficial judgements about certain cities and zip codes.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Random Thoughts on Virtual Insanity



A few random thoughts on Jamiroquai's 1996 hit "Virtual Insanity."

- Apparently Jamiroquai isn't just one guy, but it's lead singer Jay Kay and three other guys.  I've never seen those three other guys so they might not actually exist.  Maybe they're part of the whole illusion of virtual insanity.

- It must be pretty expensive to live in the Virtual Insanity apartment unless it's rent controlled.

- All that white must be hiding a dirty apartment because it's apparent that there's a roach problem there.

-  If you look closely there is a token black guy even in Virtual Insanity.

- Interior decorating must be pretty hard in this apartment.  It's safe to say that cheap Ikea furniture wouldn't be an ideal choice here because it would be hard to assemble on a moving floor.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Why Would Anyone Drink Mello Yello?


I was going to say who likes Mello Yello, but apparently people in the Midwest and Southeast areas of the United States love the stuff because it's the only place it's still sold.  Clearly that means these people will drink just about anything.

If you're not familiar with Mello Yello, it's a disgusting citrus-flavored soda that's was in introduced by the Coca-Cola Company's in 1979 as a way to complete with Pepsi's Mountain Dew.  In reality, it's the answer to the seemingly impossible question: "Is there a worst tasting soda than Mountain Dew?"  Yes, it's like the mentally challenged sibling of Dew.