Every Wednesday, I’m going to take you on a whirlwind adventure of 13 links chronicling the news throughout the geek world I inhabit. Whether it’s movies, music, art, politics, gadgets, science, sports, grammar, or superheroes… nothing’s out of bounds and everything’s interesting.
Let it begin…
- Look, I realize that this is a very special situation but it would be nice if Subway went to these great lengths for all of us, at our jobs-that-aren’t-conveniently-close-to-a-Subway-restaurant.
- While it probably seems really dumb and premature right now, I think personal media devices designed to be stored on a wrist are probably going to be a lot more common in the next five to ten years. And if they don’t… remember, it was just a dumb and premature idea.
- If you’ve been searching for a surefire way to make a great cup of coffee, let me suggest this wonderful video tutorial from Ben Helfen. (Don't actually try this.)
- You wouldn’t think you’d ever see the headline “Can Rain Start a Forest Fire?” nor would you believe you’d ever need to read any article with such a preposterous thesis. However, you (like me) would be wrong.
- The default response to anyone balking at the current prices of hybrid and/or electric cars is “oh, well they will get cheaper in the future”… but is that sentiment really accurate?
- There have been countless repurposed forms of the periodical table on the Internet (example: fonts, video game characters) and now we finally have a concise database organizing them all in one location.
- I always thought home thermostats could be way cooler while also being more functional… and now SilverPAC is making all my dreams come true.
- Predictably Irrational shows that anybody interested in determining the differences between men and women in relationships needs to look no further than Google search suggestions.
- Since we are all now a little too used to the fact that many primates have been schooled in sign language, I think we can all agree that the next logical step in blowing people’s minds again is to thoroughly examine the vocalizations of monkeys/apes and subsequently add subtitles to all Animal Planet programming.
- I know there are many legitimate science- and humanities-based reasons for man to aspire to reach Mars but I think like #7 on the list has to be “it just looks crazy, we should go check that place out”.
- Facebook is hiring; Mark Zuckerberg just denied Unemployment’s friend request.
- In the event of a global catastrophe that precipitates a massive human evacuation from Earth, it is a bit comforting to know that someone has already drawn up all of the routes that will quickly get us to space.
- Who knew maps could be so much fun?