Year: 2004

Lego destroys over 54,000 copies of LEGO products

Read the press release. I can see how Lego must protect their market, but c’mon, really. It seems like such a waste. How about shipping these toys off to some 3rd world country where they can’t even afford toys? Actually, Legos are so expensive even people in 1st world countries can’t afford it. Hmmm, Lego, …

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some spam makes me smile: Oakley Replicas

Today I got an email with the subject line: Oakley Replicas Ha! The ol’ Oakley sunglasses from high school (circa 1989-1993). Those then “ultra-hip” wraparound sunglasses. They remind me of gold chains, hamma pants and mullets. One day my sister had a friend come in from California, and he wore Oakleys complete with the attitude. …

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Our punctuation buddy: the colon

The colon: The colon likes to explain things. The colon likes to demonstrate ideas. The colon likes to list things. Good job, colon! Aside from its function, they are two dots–one atop the other. Not touching. Keeping their distance from one another. Maybe the two dots talk to each other. It’s like one dot is …

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Top Dangerous Toys 2004

The 2004 most dangerous toys list is now released. It’s funny how the advertiser links on this “Top Ten Dangerous Toys” list has links to other toys not on the danger list. Having this little call out box makes it seem like “XBox Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” and “Mutant Ninja Turtles on eBay” are on …

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Used bookstores functioning as an online warehouse

Used bookstores now function as a warehouse for online selling. It’s a shrewd decision for used bookstores to join Amazon’s marketplace program, because not only do they retain their status as a real store where people can freely browse through books and casually find an unexpected treasure, but these same bookstores now become a warehouse …

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Your age by chocolate math

Be sure you don’t read the bottom until you’ve worked it out! This is not one of those waste of time things, it’s fun. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have chocolate. (More than once but less than 10) Multiply this number by 2 (Just to …

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Speed Writing Challenge

how long does it take you to write eell twenty times in cursive continously? What you need: √Ø√ùwriting instrument √Ø√ùsomething to write on, doesn’t even have to be paper, use the walls in your room if you have no paper √Ø√ùa watch or clock with a second hand What do to: √Ø√ùLook at your watch, …

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Most popular work holidays

Some people get Armistice day off. But in America it’s a very small number. Which makes me wonder what are the most common work holidays? Surely Christmas, Thanksgiving, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day rank up there. But it would be interesting to see these numbers in what percentage of people get these days off. One …

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Official banner ad sizes

468×60 isn’t the only banner ad size out there. The IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) has an standard set of sizes. Their site kinda stinks since you can’t view all the banner ad sizes on one page. In fact, I can’t find any webpage out there that has all the standard sizes of banner ads with …

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Pepsi Holiday Spice review

This review is by the 14th Floor Soda Beverage Review Crew of Chicago Upon pouring the beverage out, we were quite surprised to see the color of the liquid was red. Quite appropriate for the holidays. However, someone screamed and ran away with his hands up in the air. uh, ok. After a few moments …

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