Thursday, June 28, 2007

Friday fun for June 28, 2007

It's the Canada Day weekend here in Canada. Which means that many people have Monday off. It also means it's likely going to rain. But that's OK. I don't have any Canada Day-related material in this piece, so the rain won't affect this post. You can enjoy it all weekend, if you like.

Grocery Store Wars

Star Wars recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. And we're now getting organic food delivered right to our door by a guy on a bicycle. I wonder what might happen if we mashed those two ideas together? Looks like someone already did, in a cheesy, campy, yet weirdly wacky way.

Here's the link

The meaning of life

Since the beginning of time, people have struggled with the concept of heaven and hell. Well, it turns out there is a simple answer.

Here's the link

The iPhone arriveth

Today the iPhone is being released in the US. And it's a pretty big deal, to put it mildly. I heard a prediction that the best headline that will come out of this is "Jesus has returned - as a cell phone." The Internet and news channels are full of hype and people drooling and maybe even fighting to be the first to get their hands on this little wonder. So I thought I should contribute something to help the frenzy along.

Here's the link

And maybe something about Microsoft too

Just to keep things even, I want to point you to a clever parody of the recent announcement about Microsoft Surface, which I posted about a few weeks ago. I like it because I'm partial to big-assed technology myself.

Here's the link


Warning! Geeky stuff coming next.

I've always been intrigued by the fact that computers can somehow turn all the letters, numbers and pictures on a web page into a series of 1's and 0's. But how exactly does it work? This site lets you explore it yourself. Quite the geeky thing to do, really. And you can even decode what the headline on this piece means.

Here's the link

That's it for this week.

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Sue Horner said...

Dave, I loved Store Wars! Cuke Skywalker and Darth (or was it Dark?) Tater – too funny! Is this a clever organic promotion or just someone with too much time on his/her hands?

Dave said...

Sue - It is a promotion, although it certainly must have taken a lot of time and money. It was put together in 2005 by a group called the Organic Trade Association, which represents organic growers in the US and Canada. The video was done by Free Range Studios. Don't know any more about it, but it was quite the production, wasn't it?