So uh … I have done a reading column in a while. This is mainly bad, but it has at least one silver lining, which is that the chaff from the past couple months has been removed and I’m bringing you only the finest 50 or so links. Now would be a great time for an excel pie chart of the sources of these links. It would break down something like:
Johnny D: 100%
I’ll try to break them into categories so you can skip the links that don’t interest you, like if you hate science or whatever.
An article about Gawker from the New York magazine. It’s pretty long. No mentions of the gay gym. I’ve notified the author of her oversight, and await her reply.
Do you like the show “Build It Bigger” on the Discovery Channel? It’s a pretty good show, except for the host which, I don’t know who made that decision. Anyhow, here’s some links about big shit that’s cool.
Burj Dubai now the world’s tallest building. If I had to pick one word to describe Dubai, it would be intriguing. Some guys from my work are there to cover the Dubai International Film Festival. They probably would’ve needed a copy editor over there if it weren’t for this ACCURSED Internet!! When will the Internet ever do anything worthwhile?
This probably deserves it’s own post, but the Jo-Tel would like to congratulate our friend Jake Kloberdanz on making the Business Week top 25 entrepreneurs under 25. Seriously. I don’t know how to link right to it but on this link there’s little thumbnail images on the bottom and he’s the one with the wine bottles. So here’s a funny story about Jake. Back when we were in the fraternity, sometimes we used to blindfold pledges before activities and make them do dumb shit like hold plants and yell at them that they better not drop the sacred plant if they knew what was good for them BONG!! Of course the pledges all took this stuff dead serious, but it wasn’t. You see, the plant was in fact NOT sacred in the least!! So one time, Pledge Carlson (Jouseguest) was blindfolded with some other pledges in the Party Triple. Everyone was all serious hissing and yelling and in walks Jake with a pair of skis, which he puts down on the floor. He helps PC onto the skis and hands him a pair of ski poles.
JK (paraphrasing): Sigma Chi is a gentlemen’s fraternity. Are you a gentleman, PC?
PC (paraphrasing): Yes
JK: Well if you’re a gentleman, you should know how to ski, since skiing is a gentlemanly endeavor. Are you a good skier?
JK: WELL THEN WHY DON’T YOU SKI! ONLY GENTLEMEN GET INTO THIS FRATERNITY, PC. ARE YOU A FUCKING GENTLEMAN OR WHAT? TUCK! TUCK IT IN.
PC [pretending to ski ... really going for it]: …
That was pretty funny.
Also, here’s Jouseguest K-Did’s store for the cool billfold she makes out of paper. Top 25 entrepreneurs next year. If I carried a billfold, I’d have her make me one out of my $5,464 emergency room bill for the Cal-related finger injury. It was at Cedar-Sinai, the country’s most expensive hospital, at which they just poisoned Dennis Quaid’s twins.
I saw it on a poster once: Japan, Bringing you 80% of the World’s Weird Shit Since 1965
super awesome origami
cool brain shit
the driving force behind THE NETWORK
Criterion Collection’s apologia
Science: Spider-Man Suit. Religion: Triceratops in a Saddle.
USA fucking up big time
Best car movie ever made. 8 minutes.
Boy I’m sure glad I read that looong book on string theory
OK. Whew! Seriously, read the brain one.
Extremely dangerous, job-losingly dangerous, links:
Ladies and gentlemen, this link has single-handedly crippled the U.S. economy through loss of work hours. I DARE you not to call over your nearest co-worker.
Open at your own risk.
Still feel like maybe, sure, your boss noticed your coworkers huddled around your desk, discussing brain sides, which pretty much, considering your line of work, cannot be disguised as an type of work-relatedness, But really, he’s probably still cool. So then here.
Okay, so you missed a few filing deadlines, and people in the office are starting to resent the fact that you’re storing several plastic Arrowhead bottles filled with urine under your desk. The bathroom is far, and you’re in the fucking ZONE! My general username is “pate.”
NB: Unsatified with the Boggle resouces on the Web, I’ve taken it upon myself during some recent downtime at work to create a comprehensive Boggle resource. I will post it once it’s completed.