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  • I guess most of today's companies name their products after fruits just to sound more eco-friendly and mainstream. Heck you'd think I'm a farmer if I told about all the gadgets I own.

    This video pokes just at that absurdity, also it kinda clarifies a question I've been asking myself : What do we sound like to the generations before us for whom Apples and Blackberries were actually apples and blackberries?

    Hilarity ensues after the break.

    Sometimes there are benefits to staying up late at night and watching TV. While these benefits may vary and are contestable ("shake weight" anybody?), you sometimes come across things that you never thought you would see which inspire you. Charlie Chaplin's Great dictator is one of these hidden gems, and his ending monologue is very moving. Here's the excerpt from the monologue that affected me the most:

    Just when you thought you were out, they pull you back in!

    Fast and Furious is one of these series that will never die and here's why:
    • Fast Cars (Check)
    • Hot women (Check)
    • Mindless action (Check)
    • Explosions (Check)
    • Adrenaline rush inducing stunts (Check)

    Check out the trailer after the break for proof!
    Mad respect for Stromae. I think that he is the next best thing to have come out of France after Daft Punk and cheese. He's like the Dance version of Eminem with a French twist. And speaking of Dance, I find that it has come a long way from the meaningless thump that it once was, finding many a way to express its newly found feelings as it continues to mature.

    Check out the video clip for his song Te Quiero after the break.
    This is just too good! Had me laughing throughout.

    How can the move the way they do?

    Who knew that you could paint the Mona Lisa with Sheep!

    And sheep pong! Where can I get one?

    A couple of herders showing us what being a Sheppard is all about.

    Amzingly cool video after the break,
    This is going to be appealing to all you Social Scientists out there. YEAH GO ECON!

    So this was an interesting video that was shown to me today.

    What's outstanding about this clip is not the creepy old guy trying to be cool thanks to CGI, but the transition that the world has gone through over the past 200 years. And while Hans ends his presentation by concluding that we will all eventually be rich and live long and healthy lives (been there, done that), I believe that his vision is a little to unrealistic or will require several more centuries to come true. Moreover, it can clearly be seen that what has critically changed is peoples longevity; which is great if you're rich and healthy, but unappealing if you are poor and sick!
    Talk about getting served!

    Apparently this is a show that Madras (Turkish ice cream) sellers perform whenever they spot a foreigner.

    Wonder what other games Turkish people would play when offering other things to foreigners. (*wink wink*)

    How funny would it be if the exact same show happens when a foreign minister tries to sign a treaty with Turkish politicians? It may explain why they never got into the European Union, since this would definitely piss off the impatient Germans. On the other hand, it would vastly entertain the easy to please Belgians.

    Great video after the break.
    I knew he was mad about Wikileaks, but not this much!

    Today a friend asked me a interesting question: "Is there a mathematical equation for love?"

    While I may not be qualified to answer such a question, I have nonetheless researched it a bit and found a couple of interesting theories most of which have been proposed by physicists & chemists. A little counter intuitive since you'd expect the experts on love to be of a tanned, foreign, and passionate nature. But hey, guess they're to busy getting it on to write anything down. And thus the work is left to those whom have more time on their hands.
    They had me at full court 3D holograms!

    Just to show you how far the Japanese have thought ahead.

    Qatar, you better have something equivalent or greater than this or else I'm going to be very very disappointed!

    Check it out after the break.
    Leslie Nielsen shows you how to please a woman.
    A genius comic. You will be missed!

    Scene is from Naked Gun 2 1/2 (All Rights Reserved)
    My jaw just dropped! Winner of the best visual illusion of the year 2010!

    It has recently come to my attention that social bonds are no longer limited to our tangible realm of physical realities but has transcended to that of intangibility thanks to the their digitization through various portals of disintegration. I say disintegration since to participate in this new iteration of social bonds one must let go of his/her already existing ties. Think of it as an update to our social life; the nth update of a long running series of updates. It first started with language, the brush that painted our expressions. Through it we connected, we shared, but most important of all, we were heard. And what usually follows hearing is comprehension and understanding, triggering in us emotions and feelings that from which we create the bonds that define us. And so the more we were heard, the more bonds we made. The more bonds we made, the happier we felt. And who doesn't want to be happy? It would seem deducible that given an option that would increase our number of bonds and in consequence our happiness, one would be reluctant not to adopt it. Yet, at what cost? Is this transfer of shells justified by the fact of having more bonds, albeit the latter being of a different nature? And if so, am I still defined by them?
    To think that the French can drive this well.

    Check out the video to see a Porsche GT3 and a Lamborghini Gallardo Supperleggera pit it out in the city of love.

    P.S: Always drive safely and do not try this at home.

    I won't lie and say that I'm Usher's biggest fan, but I will admit that he is one hell of an entertainer (though I can't help but snap my fingers whenever I hear one of his classic hits). Couple the latter with him coming down from the roof on a plateau, fireworks, insane dance moves, and hoards of attractive screaming women and this show is worth every second of my very precious time.

    Check out the clip for Usher's MJ tribute and You Make Me Wanna after the break.

    Way to one up the Old Spice pub!

    We all have these friends that bother us with questions but never bother to look for the answer themselves. Well here's a non bothersome way to tell them off!
    Dear Mr. President of The United States:

    Please find below my suggestion for fixing America 's economy.

    Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.

    You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan:

    There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force.

    Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

    1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.

    2) They MUST buy a new American CAR. Forty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed.

    3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.

    4) They MUST buy their own health insurance. - Health Plan for seniors just fixed!!!

    It can't get any easier than that! If more money is needed, have all members of Congress and their constituents pay their taxes... If you think this would work, please tell everyone you know.

    (Source Unknown)
    This is quite astonishing and mind blowing!


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