Twenty-three

Age is a funny thing- when we’re young, we can’t wait to get older; when we’re old, we don’t want to get any older. We’ll start to lie about our age, ignoring our birthdays, (try to) preserve the youthfulness. What age do you think, if any at all, you’ll start to evade the questions, “How old are you?”

Although I’ll try to preserve my youthfulness with creams, hair color, and of course exercise and diet, I hope that I can grow old gracefully.

Take a look at the video above; From the good ol’ toddler years, to hitting the triple digits- men, women, children reveal their age while hitting a drum (some of them just hit the drum). My favorite is #91. Enjoy!

How Ugly is That Person, Really

Myspace Photos

If you’ve ever visited Myspace or Facebook, you’ve likely noticed all the poor quality, blurry, and unprofessional photos that people use for their profiles. Well, if you want to learn why those people have chosen those photos instead of putting a quality photo up, visit Buttafly, and learn how to interpret them. Most of the interpretations on the site basically end up with the person being fat, ugly, nerdy or lazy, and for the most part it’s probably true. I bet that doesn’t stop most people though, even after they find out what that person really looks like.

This Picture Doesn’t Even Exist

How do you describe a photo that doesn’t even exist. If you visit Unphotographable you’ll learn how. Take this one for example:

This is a picture I did not take of the shoplifter with a limp, who sketchily tailed me last night into the record store, and whom I watched place a CD right on the other side of the security detector so he could reach behind himself and grab it on his way out the door, which he did, and for which he got busted busted busted after I intervened and the store clerks saw what was up, but he scratched one of them and fled when the police were summoned.

These are really awesome. These are just like really short stories that put exact images into your mind and make you feel like you’re actually there. You should at least read a few of them, if not all.

This website will self destruct in 3…2…1…

HEMA website

Shopping online is a relatively routine experience for most of us whether it’s for clothing, accessories, text books, or secret obsessions; click objects, add to cart, confirm ordering information, confirm billing information, 3-5 days later, presto! But where’s the fun in that?

Well, the good people over at HEMA, a Dutch-based company, has transformed the monotonous experience of online shopping into a quite exhilarating one. Check out their homepage of random objects available for purchase as the items lend a hand into their very own demise. Enjoy!

Weird Video About Pi

You may remember awhile back when I posted about this Pi YTMND, or you may have just seen it on your own, but it turns out the song used on that page actually comes from a band named Hard n’ Phirm. This video is great. You should watch it right away.

iBand the Next Black Sabbath?

The answer to that question is no, but these guys can play a mean iPhone and Nintendo DS. I gotta say that it’s really nerdy, but lot’s of fun to watch and listen to. They seem to have gotten a great response from the video below and are planning to release more songs in the future. Hopefully they release more songs before they’re forgotten. C’mon, we all know how internet fame works.

“Being me, what would you do?”

Six Word Memoirs

How would you describe your life’s story in six words? “Not Quite What I Was Planning” is a paperback book from writers from the famous end to the unfamiliar with their life story in just six words.

If you have ADD or know someone who does, it’s a great coffee-table book and conversation piece. Buy it here.

Because I’m just so indecisive in my life, my memoir is, “Being me, what would you do?” Don’t be shy; create your own memoir here.

The art of can

Red Bull Art of Can

It’s truly amazing how everyday household items can be transformed into a remarkable piece of art; from trash to silverware to bottles and cans.

The Red Bull Art of Can is a contest open to anyone and everyone who has a passion, a flare, a love for all art and creativity. So get ready to weld, glue, tape, fold, and cut your massive collection of Red Bulls (from countless evenings of all-nighters and drink mixing) and create your piece of art to enter into the 2008 Red Bull Art of Can contest. Deadline is April 6th and the showing is July 11-28 in Texas.

Don’t Get Caught in a Speed Trap

Speed Trap Mashup

Don’t you hate it when you’re driving down the road and all of a sudden you see a cop sitting in a parking lot. You say “Oh shit!” and try to slow down, but it’s already too late. He’s right behind you with his lights on. If you want to lower the chances of this happening again, you should check out this Speed Trap Mashup on the Njection website.

They have incorporated user submissions of speed traps into Microsoft Live Maps to give you little red dots in areas known to have the cops watching out for people like you… or actually maybe more like me. They mentioned also that in the future, they will be using GPS devices to keep the system up to date.