I asked for a car, I got a computer. How's that for being born under a bad sign? - Ferris Bueller

Real or fake? You decide…

September 13, 2010 - 8:24 am - Posted by Sean

A big shark or maybe a dolphin swimming in the Pacific Ocean while a surfer is waiting for the perfect wave…


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Let Me Be Myself

May 27, 2010 - 10:59 pm - Posted by Sean

While poking around on my computer and listening to my Apple iPod using the shuffle feature playing random songs from my 4,000+ song collection, something happened…

Bam! Who knew that the Geico Caveman theme song was done by 3 Doors Down?

I didn’t until it started playing and I looked at the screen on my iPod… hehe… check out the actual TV commercial:

“Let Me Be Myself” by 3 Doors Down. I like this song, but never put two and two together. Side note, Liberian Girl by Michael Jackson is now playing. So random I tell you.

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Stop-Motion NES Video

May 27, 2010 - 12:23 am - Posted by Sean

With 120+ hours of spare time up his sleeve, YouTube user bornforthis43 set up a camera, got some items from his garden and fridge, then made this awesome stop-motion tribute to the games of the Nintendo Entertainment System.

The three minutes of footage is comprised of over 7,000 individual photos, and if you’re wondering, the games in order are Kirby’s Adventure, Contra, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Mega Man 2, and Super Mario Bros.

May 10, 2013: Apparently the author of the original video I posted back on May 27, 2010 deleted his original YouTube channel and made a new one, so I updated my post to not have a broken video.

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Today is Towel Day – 2010

May 25, 2010 - 11:59 am - Posted by Sean

Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001) who wrote the awesome book “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.

On this day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honor. Do you have your towel with you today? I surely do. Remember, Don’t Panic!

For more information, visit the official towel day website.

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Play Pac-Man on Google’s Homepage

May 21, 2010 - 7:58 am - Posted by Sean

Today, on PAC-MAN’s 30th birthday, you can rediscover some of your 8-bit memories or meet PAC-MAN for the first time through Google’s first-ever playable Google doodle:

PAC-MAN's 30th Birthday! Doodle with PAC-MAN & Copyright 1980 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

To play the game, go to google.com during the next 48 hours (because it’s too cool to keep for just one day) and either press the “Insert Coin” button or just wait for a few seconds.

Google doodler Ryan Germick and Marcin Wichary made sure to include PAC-MAN’s original game logic, graphics and sounds, bring back ghosts’ individual personalities, and even recreate original bugs from this 1980’s masterpiece.

They also added a little easter egg: if you throw in another coin, Ms. PAC-MAN joins the party and you can play together with someone else (PAC-MAN is controlled with arrow keys or by clicking on the maze, Ms. PAC-MAN using the WASD keys).

Update: Google Pac-Man lives on forever.

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