Friday, February 19, 2016

Spam Alert

Tired of getting your inbox bombarded with spam? These are the worst offenders, according to Unroll.me

If your new years resolution of "going to the gym" isn't working out, how about settling for clearing up your inbox?

Groupon – 388 emails sent on avg per user
LivingSocial – 363 emails sent on avg per user
Facebook – 310 emails sent on avg per user
Meetup – 199 emails sent on avg per user
J. Crew – 175 emails sent on avg per user
Twitter – 173 emails sent on avg per user
Victoria’s Secret – 160 emails sent on avg per user
Linkedin – 157 emails sent on avg per user
Gilt – 155 emails sent on avg per user
Kohls – 154 emails sent on avg per user

Monday, February 8, 2016

Super Bowl

The game came and went, but the commercials will live forever.

Quickly: I thought the Panthers' loss can be blamed on their O-line and their wideouts. Cant' block, can't catch, can't win. The Broncos had like one legit touchdown drive. The Denver defense played well, but Carolina maybe made them look better than they were.

Now, onto the important stuff.

National Anthem: Second-best ever, only to Whitney Houston. You go, Gaga. But what was that suit?


Commercials: Solid, but not spectacular. PuppyMonkeyBaby was effective, but creepy. I'm not sure I'll look at Doritos the same way again. Too many prescription drug advertisements. The NFL Super Bowl babies spot was my favorite.


Halftime:



Coldplay is meh. Beyonce might be the queen, but Bruno Mars reminds me more and more of Michael Jackson. What a showman.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

New Way To Cook Turkey

Sure, deep frying a turkey is kinda dangerous and makes it taste delicious, but after seeing this video, there's no going back to a "traditional" method.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Ringo Junior

Have you seen the kid play 71 different Beatles songs in five minutes...on the drums?!?!



Insane talent and concentration.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Alligator Slacklining

I'm not sure I'd go slacklining in sneakers. I would die immediately. I have the worst balance in the world.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sizzl

Does your dating life need some...sizzle? Well, there's app for that.

Oscar Mayer‘s latest gimmick is a dating app to help bacon lovers meat one another. The puns are endless, as one of tag lines for this program, aptly dubbed Sizzl, is “giving new meaning to the term ‘bacon-wrapped dates.'”


That's not me. But check out more here: http://time.com/4035044/oscar-mayer-bacon-dating-app-sizzl/

Monday, August 24, 2015

Beer Mile World Classic

If I had any ambition, this would be the event I competed in.

It's the Beer Mile: you basically have to chug four beers while running a mile. Four laps around the track, one beer during each. The winner clocked in at 5:09 - pretty damn impressive.

From  SF Gate:
The inaugural Beer Mile World Classic had about 300 willing participants, including plenty of serious running ringers. The goal? To beat competitors in running a mile, while stopping every lap to chug a beer.

“Making sure just to burp and not to puke is very difficult,” warned Alex Carney, 25-year-old graduate student who did plenty of his own puking at the event. The Berkeley resident clocked in at 11 minutes — way slower than the Beer Mile world record of 4:55.

There were plenty of amateur racers who lamented that downing the beer was the hardest part. The beer had to have an alcohol content of 5 percent or higher and if runners puked during the race, they’d have to run a penalty lap.

Here's a taste: