Amazing Personality Test

5 06 2007

Don’t expect quizzes and tests to become a regular feature or anything on here, but this one is just incredible. So, focus on the “amazement” part of that picture and not so much Mr. Jackson’s curiosity. The personality test at simpleminds.com starts off in a very no-frills, modest manner, and pretty much sticks to that theme throughout, so I hope you weren’t expecting some shiny piece of Web 2.0 goodness, because I’m sorry to say that you’ll be sorely disappointed. Like your grandpappy always said though, “Ya shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, sonny, else ya might find yourself on the money end of one of those dirty Red’s rifle barrels!” Ehhh… what were we talking about again? Oh yeah. Personality. Right. Anyways, after answering 50+ quick questions of the “That describes me!”/”That doesn’t describe me!” variety, you’ll be confronted with what I think is the best personality analysis that I’ve ever seen. It even figured out my major! (Engineers ftw) Leave a comment down there and let me know how well it had you figured out. Hopefully something along the lines of “OMG!!”

By Ryan Squires

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Woot Off!! – Ladies and Gentlemen Get Ready for 72 Hours of Deals

30 05 2007

I am sure most of you have heard about, or are addicted to Woot.com. Their mission is simple, to offer one item at an unbeatable price per day. Every day a different item. Or as their slogan goes, “One Day, One Deal.” Once in a while, they mix things up a little by throwing what’s known as a “Woot Off”. During this period of generally 24 to 48 hours, new deals are posted after the previous item sells out. It creates a frenzy of buying along with heated discussions on what might come next. The holy grail of Woot Offs, Bags of Crap, are sometimes placed in as the featured deal. Priced at only $1, these grab bags can contain worthless trinkets, or possibly items worth hundreds of dollars, even a Nintendo Wii! Woot Offs are a great marketing technique as it forces buyers to purchase on impulse, fearing that the offer will disappear. There are even websites dedicated solely to Woot tracking information and updates, such as trackwoot.com and bagsofcrap.com. Anyway you look at it Woot.com is a fun and unique take on online shopping. And just a little hint, a Woot Off is going on right now, so hurry on over before you miss out! I already got my first woot, an emergency roadside kit worth $80.00, for only 17 bucks.

By Joe Famularo





Girl Fakes Enrollment at Stanford for Eight Months – NEW SPLOOGER ALERT!

28 05 2007

Uh oh, a new member of the highly accredited splOOg team. Meet Mr. B. A legend among the community, Mr. B’s sheer presence evokes awe and commands respect. We welcome him to the blog with his first post, and you better pay your respects. Unless you’d rather pay $100, that would work too.

Whats up Y’all, This is Azor12, aka Mr. B, new author for my two taskmasters…err I mean “friends.” Lets go with that. So I will try and introduce some random thoughts as well to this Blog. To start this thing right take a look at this story.

Ok. Read up. Good

Damn Don’t know if I should be impressed with her or just shocked that Stanford did not catch this for 8 months. Wow. Impressive Stanford. Hats off to you.

Well, later days folks.

By Mr. B





It’s Friday!

25 05 2007

Happy Thursday! Wait… no, that’s not right… *checks website* Ohhh… ok! Thanks isitfriday.net! This is just one of the many ways (ok, the only way) that IsItFriday.net can make modern life simpler. From the people who brought you purple.com (or at least people of a similar mindset), comes the “Is It…” websites. Yes, they actually made isitmonday through isitsunday.net‘s and put similar sites on each, although there seems to be a problem with Monday at the moment. But isn’t there always? Ba dum CHA! If you’re ever stuck without a calender and have a desperate need to know what day of the week it is, these websites should do the trick. And by the way, yes, it is Friday. Go ahead and check out the entire week of the “is it” sites… but only if you’re really, REALLY bored.

This just in:  Isitfriday.net, is not affiliated with all of the other “is it” sites.  The creator told us so.  Holy crap we’re famous.

By Ryan Squires





SCADshorts

15 05 2007

I will never stop being amazed at how just when you start to get bored on the internet, something catches your eye and reminds you of the endless entertainment out there. SCADshorts.com is a website maintained by a group of Savannah College of Art and Design alumni, calling themselves “The Dandy Dwarves”. The movies on the website are nothing short of incredible. So far, they’ve released 4 short films, with a new one every month, covering everything from a family with a temper-tantrum prone robot daughter, to the highly stylized love-at-first-sight story of a couple that meets in the back of a taxi cab (my personal favorite, embedded down there for your enjoyment). And just in case the videos weren’t enough, the people at SCADshorts are giving away a video iPod every month to a person who can guess the correct title of that month’s film that can be abbreviated as SCAD (for example, the robot one was Scantily Clad Android Daughter). I liked it so much that I subscribed to their videos on YouTube. Definitely worth a look!

By Ryan Squires





The Creepy Dragon Illusion

11 05 2007

I’ve always had a thing for optical illusions. I like how you can catch people by surprise when you tell them what they’re missing. If you’re one of the people that can do those “Magic Eye” illusions, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Everyone can’t figure out what the heck you’re staring at for so long, because all they see is a bunch of jumbled up colors. Then when they figure out how to do it themselves, they get hooked too. Moral of the story, that picture on the left is not what it seems to be, as you can see in this video. The best part about this illusion, is that you can make one of these amazing little guys for yourself (.pdf file link). It only takes about 10 minutes, it’ll really creep your friends out, and it’s a great conversation starter if you just leave it sitting on a shelf somewhere.

By Ryan Squires





Baking News: Cop who called 911 high off pot brownies NOT CHARGED!

11 05 2007

pot brownieseNow I am not a manic news viewer, but I do like to update myself once or twice a week. To my surprise, I tuned to MSNBC to find the anchorwoman cracking up hysterically over some breaking news. Today it was revealed that Michigan police decided not to criminally charge officer Edward Sanchez for using confiscated marijuana to bake “special” brownies for him and his wife on April 21 of last year. His five minute call to 911 is nothing short of hilarious disturbing. He moans to the operator, “I think we’re dying, we made brownies and I think we’re dead, I really do!” Why it took over a year to charge the officer is insane enough, let alone dropping charges altogether. One thing is for sure, potheads around the world can rest assured that the police are not destroying their confiscated weed, they are recycling it. Click through for news video and full 911 recording.

By Joe Famularo