Mail Those Old CD’s Out for Some Fresh Ones With lala.com

29 05 2007

Trading instead of buying/selling seems to be what’s hot in today’s internet marketplace. Last week I reviewed a website, swaptree.com, that let users trade their old CD’s, DVD’s, and games with others for only the cost of shipping. Now, lala.com brings its own flavor to online trading posts. Instead of all media, lala focuses solely on music. They also charge a flat fee of $1.75 per trade, shipping included. Once you sign up, the company sends you a welcome package with five CD cases and mailers. Then, just add your CD’s to your “have list” and choose others for your “want list”. Then you play the waiting game. Depending on how many CD’s are on your want list, you should receive one of your choices in the mail in a few weeks. Each CD you ship to another user gives you one point. One point, one CD, one dollar. And some change. Simple as that. After using both Lala and Swaptree, I’ve found that its easier to get rid of your CDs with lala.com. I recommend using both services in order to find the most choices. Lala is currently live, so no waiting for a public beta. If only there was a way to avoid typing in UPC codes for every CD. Audiophiles…looks like you’ve got a lot of late nights ahead.By Joe Famularo

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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





Swaptree.com Shakes Up the Online Marketplace

22 05 2007

Watch out eBay, there’s a new site in town, and it literally has a mind of its own. Swaptree.com allows you to trade your DVD’s, CD’s, video games, and books with others across the country. Not impressed? Well, Swaptree’s built in algorithms automatically find all the things people are willing to trade for your item, eliminating the endless searching and negotiating between users. Simply list what you have to trade along with a selection of titles you want and let Swaptree do the rest. The interface is very simple, just enter the UPC or ISBN, add a short description and watch the offers come pouring in. To top it off, all trading transactions are completely free, you only pay shipping. Free, intuitive trading sound too good to be true? For now, it pretty much is. Unless you’re lucky enough to receive an invite, Swaptree won’t open a public Beta until July 4th. Can’t wait? You could always try shooting them an email and plead for an invite…it worked for me! Looks like good old fashioned barter still has a place in the 21st century after all.

By Joe Famularo





You’re the Man Now Dog!

16 05 2007

I’m sure you’ve seen them at least once while stumbling around the net, those strange pictures with zooming words and a looping soundtrack. On the cyber-street they are known as YTMND’s. A few years back, Max Goldberg created this viral sensation when he repeated a line from Finding Forrester (“You’re the man now dog!”) in front of a tiled picture of Sean Connery on his website. That’s it. A few years and lawsuits later, Goldberg’s creation has expanded into a showroom of thousands of these simple yet hilarious creations. The website allows users to create their own ytmnd’s and share them with the world, or more likely a few snickering friends. Want to get back at a friend or co-worker? Imagine their suprized face when they see their embarrassing photo along with Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” and the words “We all know you have crabs” shooting off the screen. The possibilities are endless. Give it a shot, you might find a creative spark trapped inside your soul, and create a masterpiece, like myself, involving Kanye West and herpes. A few of my fav’s include Cosby Bebop, Pepsi Blue, and the Helen Keller MMORPG.

By Joe Famularo





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





Uncyclopedia: The Ultimate Spoof

14 05 2007

How many times have you had people tell you you shouldn’t trust everything you read on the internet? Most of the time they’re at least partly right, but when they seem to think that no user-generated/original content has any value whatsoever, that really boils my broccoli. Next time some wise-ass spouts some uninformed internet Haterade™* on your favorite informational website (personally, mine is Wikipedia, and I’d imagine a lot of people reading this agree with that), give them something to REALLY complain about. Direct them and their complaints towards Uncyclopedia, the antithesis of it’s (much) more informative cousin. If the person happens to have a sense of humor, they’ll find plenty to chuckle at here. Every article pokes fun at its own subject in one way or another, and is generally 100% false in every way shape and form. Pointless? Yes, but it’s our civic duty as members of the brotherhood of splOOgdom to inform you of it. So start reading, damn it!

*Haterade is not a real product, no matter how much it should be.

By Ryan Squires