Upload a pic of yourself to this site and see what your yearbook photo may have looked like over the decades from a beatnik of the 60's to a Gen Xer of the 90's.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Starting with a 1 million dollar portfolio, Updown.com is a site that allows you to trade real stocks using virtual money. However, you can make real money by posting your own stock analysis as well as consistently outperforming the S&P 500. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be collecting any checks soon seeing as how I've already managed to lose $50,000 in just under 48 hours.
Kid attempts 2 backflips in a row that both end in a painful face plant. It almost seems like it's intentional though b/c of how off he is on his landing. Well at least he put the mat down on the ground to cushion his landing...
Friday, August 15, 2008
Language Trainers Group, a language training course, has a video trivia game online where people from around the world read a brief piece of literature and then ask you to guess their accent. It's fun, though I personally did not do so well. Shockingly, I was unable to detect one woman's thick Lithuanian accent as she read an excerpt by Rudyard Kipling.
Since the beginning of time, man has always approached airport parking by just simply winging it. (pun absolutely intended). For some, it ends in shelling out a few extra bucks, but for others it culminates into complete panic and anxiety.
It's hard to imagine getting excited about anything involving Airport Parking Lots, but this site is actually very useful. Consider it the Yelp of airport parking. Simply type in the airport and the dates you will be flying, and it will give you not only the info on all surrounding parking lots (including addresses and prices) it also has user comments about past parking experiences. Some lots even allow you to reserve a spot. Check it out at AboutAirportParking.com.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Retrospective of all the famous movies that have prominently featured balloons. Funny how I don't remember Cary Grant running through those cornfields with balloon in hand. Guess "the balloon" is so ingrained in our culture that I didn't even notice it....
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Find out if you're living in a death trap. This site kind of works the way those sex offender sites work except when you enter your address it tells you about all the fatal car accidents that have happened near your home.
Just click the MAPS Tab and then SAFE STREET MAPS and enter in your address.
An interactive time line of every viral Internet sensation ever from "Dancing Baby" to "Matrix Ping Pong". Starting as early as 1941, it gives some major milestones in the creation of computers and the world wide web. However, to no surprise, the bulk of the timeline is from the last 10 years. The site is fairly new, so there's still a lot of stuff to be mentioned which you can add yourself.
NBColympics.com has a hilarious photo slideshow claiming to show the various hand signals used during beach volleyball. However, there seems to be a more prominent theme to these photos than what the women are doing with their hands. Nice try NBC!
Matty M find via NBC
On a lighter note, this kind of reminded me of the All Drug Olympics Sketch from SNL.
Friday, August 8, 2008
This ironically titled blog is a photo album of people's personal portraits. Most of the pictures are from the mid 80's to early 90's. Basically it's an entire decades worth of "sexy people".
Hasday find via renz-o.blogspot.com