"Murphy was an optimist!"
What do you do with a city that needs a lot of paint? July 6, 2010 11:06 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Of Interest, Publishing, Video
Old buildings? Beach front property? Rusted Water towers? Make an animation with graffiti of course!add a comment
Kill A Programmer! August 17, 2009 9:08 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Humor, Of Interest, Programming, Technology
Does your programmer frustrate you? Do the words "two weeks" rolling off his/her tongue make you want to strangle that programmer? Well, now, just like every time to you clap your hands a fairy dies..is that right?..clapping? and fairies? There’s something about hands and kittens dying too. Neither here nor there because now you can kill a programmer! To date, 46479 have been eradicated. Yes, with just the click of the mouse, you can fry one of those frustrating nerds! Or you can just ask them a question.1 comment so far
Shaun Was Once A Child August 3, 2009 8:53 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Of Interest
Why do zombie movies always focus on the adults? Buy a print of this excellent piece of art from artist Jason Chan!
Rewards for being social June 30, 2009 12:08 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Of Interest
I’m checking out Vyoom. It’s social media with a point/reward system. I’m generally apprehensive about these types of systems. None-the-less, sign up with this link and I’ll get 1000 points. For a limited time, they are giving new subscribers 75000 bonus points. What do points mean? Not sure yet. The review is coming.add a comment
My Wife: Guest Blogger/Bad Parent June 17, 2009 7:19 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cathy, Cool Sites, Daily Life, Family, Of Interest
Read all her Scholastic Parents guest posts. Jump in and feel free to comment on each topic.
- Be anything you want to be, except that
- “Let’s go to the book store.”
- controlled chaos
- beginnings and endings
- It’s all fun and games until someone enters puberty.
- Lampyridae Hunting
- Rewards – obvious and otherwise
- (Scholastic Introduction): Making Summer Plans in a Tough Economy
Lovin’ the black censor bar! May 18, 2009 9:57 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Music, Of Interest, Publishing, Sex, Touchy Subjects, Video
Today’s video reminds me of college for some reason. These people are so happy! I bet there’d be no terrorism if more people played with the black censor bar. The guy in the cowboy hat at the end of the video is my new hero!
The BPA – Toe Jam Featuring David Byrne & Dizzee Rascal
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(I replaced this fuzzy Youtube video with the much clearer DailyMotion video that appears to actually be placed by The BPA)
This is the "Toe Jam" video by Fatboy Slim featuring David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal. I find it altogether too amusing. When I first discovered this one there were just over 6000 views. It’ll be interesting to see how fast those numbers grow.
Update: Some information about this hit video from the Fall of 2008. The Toe Jam song was released July 15, 2008 by The BPA (Brighton Port Authority an alias for musician Norman Cook who is better known as Fatboy Slim. I am becoming a Fatboy Slim fanboy as I was in awe of his Weapons of Choice video featuring Christoper Walken. Toe Jam is a collaboration with David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal. The video is directed by Keith Schofield (Keith Haverbrooks, Eric Schoman and Jeff Mayfield). The Toe Jam song lives on the I Think We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat album released January 6, 2009. There is a video that is much crisper but it bleeps the dirty word. So, who’s got the raw footage and outtakes?
The BPA also ran a contest which ended March 1, 2009 allowing people to download the Toe Jam song and make their own videos as a promotion for their album release. Although the contest has ended, Toe Jam is still available for download.2comments
Too much open..here comes the link dump May 17, 2009 3:04 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Of Interest
I often will see a link in Twitter or on Popurls and open it in another Firefox tab with the intention of reading it and/or blogging about it. Sometimes the link opens a picture that I want to photoshop. More times than not I skim these articles in 30 seconds and leave them for later. Eventually I dump them to Delicious tagged "toread" or "toblog" or I bookmark all the tabs in Firefox and close the window. In either case, I rarely return to the article and you miss out of mind altering, earth shattering, life changing commentary and information that sits collecting dust on an electronic shelf. One of these links could have saved the world! So, for society, I give you my tabs: (click more to read them) (more…)add a comment
Nothing to see here – go outside April 22, 2009 11:04 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Humor, Music, Of Interest, Publishing, Video
Watch this video and then you’ll have no reason to look at anything else on the Internet for at least 24 hours. So you are free to go outside and enjoy this beautiful Earth Day! I’m going to get back to work.
Update: That video quit being amusing the second the person was revealed as a registered sex offender.3comments
How have I lived this long without one! April 15, 2009 4:45 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Of Interest
I want a Rodenator Pro! My life has been deprived…or perhaps I’m depraved.add a comment
Are you daring to challenge djuggler? April 14, 2009 4:05 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Of Interest
Meet me in My Brute arena and become my student! (Don’t worrry. All you do is type in your name. The battles are automated so this isn’t one of those productivity sinks.)2comments
Knoxify’s Friday Five April 9, 2009 4:20 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Activism, Cool Sites, Of Interest, Touchy Subjects
Knoxify is an excellent example of hyperlocal group blogging. The site has a beautiful design with a pleasant balance of photos and words with easy navigation to relevant information. The topic matter is Knoxville, TN and the articles always well written. To make Knoxify even better, they’ve introduced First Friday Five to feature the wonderful non-profits in Knoxville and encourage the Knoxify readers to donate $5 to the organization.
For their first First Friday Five, Knoxify choose one of my favorite non-profits, FISH Hospitality Pantries. FISH provides food and basic staples to any person or family in Knoxville who needs it with no questions asked. People of all economic backgrounds can find themselves in tight economic positions and FISH exists to make sure that no one goes hungry. Well chosen Knoxify!
Chattanooga also has First Friday Five.add a comment
RIAA take that! Artist pays listeners to download the album! February 19, 2009 8:54 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Bargains, Cool Sites, Music, Of Interest
The band Officer Roseland has decided to pay its fans to download their newest album, Stimulus Package. By going to http://www.mystimuluspackage.org/stimulus/ and clicking GIVE Officer Roseland will give $1 to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation then present a download link, or clicking TAKE Officer Roseland will put $1 into a valid PayPal account then present a download link.
Founded in 1996, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation donates new and refurbished musical instruments to underserved schools, community music programs and individual students nationwide, in an effort to give youngsters the many benefits of music education, help them to be better students and inspire creativity and expression through playing music. [Source, The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation website]
Thanks goes to Ray Camdem for blogging about Officer Roseland.
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Forget Obama! Forget McCain! Vote McCaughan! October 7, 2008 8:47 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Of Interest, Politics, Publishing, Touchy Subjects, United States, Video
Support Microsoft September 19, 2008 11:41 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Of Interest
You can get your mugshot on the big screen in Times Square by saying "I’m a PC and …." if you want to support Microsoft by participating in their counter ads to Apple’s famous "I’m a Mac" ads.
I personally would like to see every participant holding an apple, biting into an apple, or have the Apple logo somewhere in the shot. I think I’ll record, "I’m a PC because Steve Jobs won’t send me a free Macbook Pro."2comments
Read her story – Motherhood and Cancer August 13, 2008 8:27 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Health, Of Interest, Touchy Subjects
A dear friend of mine from college is battling cancer. Her heart wrenching updates to her blog will bring tears to your eyes. She is a wonderful mother and a wonderful person!
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I would like to make it to 50. That’s only 16 years away. Captain Adorable won’t even be 18, but he will have had me for his entire childhood and his formative years. Barring that, I would really like to live long enough to teach him to read. [Source]