I find myself migrating more and more toward in-browser applications instead of stuff actually installed and launched from my machine. There are several of these out there, but Netvibes seems the most elegantly simple of the bunch. If you're like me, and you're a geek who spends a lot of time in marginally relevant meetings, you can organize the fast amount of stuff you use to distract you from your day-to-day life with several tabs... or you can just load everything up on one page and crawl through it.
It's free, there aren't any direct ads (yet), and it's really intuitive, sign up and try it out. Might I also recommend your first addition?
As a side note, it was great to see after writing this that we already had tags for live music and zombies.
You might as well try it, it's not like the actual Giants are gonna get to him.
On the other hand, (as anyone who grew up watching the show can attest to) as the series started to get a little long in the tooth it seems like the writers started having trouble coming up with plausible excuses for the mild mannered David Banner to get angry enough to go Hulk -- leading them to just put the poor guy in some of the most ridiculous situations imaginable.
Poor bastard. No wonder he was so pissed off.
There's some really funny stuff here. Cruel, to be sure -- but hilarious just the same.
Here's a play by play of how I reacted to the article."WKRP? oh man - I loved that show!"
"Oh man, What was the name of the actress who played Bailey.. I mean, Loni Anderson was supposed to be the eye candy, but I was always more into Bailey -- she was kinda hot."
"OK, here she is -- Jan Smithers. Let's see what she's been up to..."
The game is free, and for bonus fun you can create your own meals for the game, like the pasta and syrup breakfast seen in Elf.
From the press release:
FATWORLD is a video game about the politics of nutrition. It explores the relationships between obesity, nutrition, and socioeconomics in the contemporary U.S. The game's goal is not to tell people what to eat or how to exercise, but to demonstrate the complex, interwoven relationships between nutrition and factors like budgets, the physical world, subsidies, and regulations. Existing approaches to nutrition advocacy fail to communicate the aggregate effect of everyday health practices. It's one thing to explain that daily exercise and nutrition are important, but people, young and old, have a very hard time wrapping their heads around outcomes five, 10, 50 years away.
You can choose starting weights and health conditions, including predispositions towards ailments like diabetes, heart disease, or food allergies. You'll have to construct menus and recipes, decide what to eat and what to avoid, exercise (or not), and run a restaurant business to serve the members of your community.
FATWORLD comes with numerous foods, recipes, and meal plans, or players can create their own from the foods in their pantry or their imaginations.
Witty comment #1: "Now if someone would just run into me and tell me to 'get the #@*$#!! out of the way', I'd really be there."
Witty comment #2: "This must be the only spot in NYC from which there is visible only one Starbucks."
Choose your favorite quip and enjoy.
He also knows way more Star Wars trivia than me, which is really saying something.
My favorite bar-toon is still on display at Freddy's. The cartoon depicts masses of people bowing down to a gigantic statue of Weird Al. The caption: "Earth, 1,000 years from now. You know it. I know it."
Go, check out some of the funny.
I'm quite happy to highly recommend the newly-launched Sooper Delishus. Creator Chris Keating is an awesome comedy writer and all-around swell guy. Have a look-see.
So in celebration of the political pre-season, the gang over at Atom Films have come up with this cool little doodad that mixes Political Candidate posturing with what every election in the modern era has really been missing -- Bloodshed.
Mortal Kombat moves. Politicians Faces. Milt Romney bleeds.
See, this is why I can never leave this city. Even cool stuff from other places comes here. Cartoon Dump, a live sketch comedy show based in LA, will be performed in NYC next Tuesday the 8th. It's centered on MST3K-level bad cartoons, and is in fact written by and stars Frank Conniff. Hit the linked title above for a code that'll get you in for $5. See ya there.