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Analog Angry Birds

Qualcomm - iTunes

We all saw this video a few weeks back admonishing us for our smartphone addictions.  And it’s true.  But this ad by Qualcomm wants us to think about the ways in which digital media is also making life easier.  Also true.

Ever wonder what the analog version of Angry Birds would be?  The answer – hilarious. …AFTER THE JUMP!

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Analog Angry Birds

Qualcomm - iTunes

We all saw this video a few weeks back admonishing us for our smartphone addictions.  And it’s true.  But this ad by Qualcomm wants us to think about the ways in which digital media is also making life easier.  Also true.

Ever wonder what the analog version of Angry Birds would be?  The answer – hilarious. …AFTER THE JUMP!

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A New Aquatic Frontier in Biking

Water Biking

I wish this guy didn’t have such beautiful hair.  It confuses me.  Like is this an advertisement for Valtrex or for water-biking?

Adventure-seeker Judah Schiller is trying to jumpstart “a new aquatic frontier in biking” by getting commuters to water-bike across the Bay from Oakland to San Francisco.  I’d like to think I would be brave enough to water-bike from Brooklyn to Manhattan, if the East River weren’t so radioactive.  I don’t want to be growing fins a few decades from now.

So would you water-bike to work?

Check out more about Schiller and water-bikes here!

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The Real Voice Behind Siri

Siri

It was the great mystery of a generation.  WHO is the real voice behind iPhone’s Siri?  Well, now we know – Siri’s human face belongs to Susan Bennett of Atlanta.  Check out the full story here!  Now that I’ve seen her face, I feel kind of bad about all those times I yelled at her.  She seems like a nice lady.

I hope this means more voice-over artists will come out of hiding now.  I’d like to know who the voice is behind the closing door warnings on the subway.  I like the way he bosses me around.

*Photo Source: CNN*

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Meat My Phone

United States of MeatEver find yourself wishing your smartphone smelled more like meat?  Japanese company Scentee heard your prayers and has just the app for you – it comes with a cartridge for your phone that emits the scent of short ribs, beef tongue, or buttered potatoes whenever you need it most.  Something tells me this is really just about men being able to cover up farts. (Via Foodiggity)

*Photo Source: Dominic Episcopo*

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Have I Seen Your Face Somewhere Before?

iceberg-face-antarctica

Do you see what I see?  Karl Marx in the side of that iceberg?!

The good folks over at Twisted Sifter have taught me that there’s actually a reason for this – it’s called …READ MORE!

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Take a Deeeeep Breath

Caesar's Last Breath

You’ll never believe what I found out yesterday – unless, of course, you actually paid attention in high school chemistry.  (I did not because I was busy planning my future with Rob Lowe.)  I learned that every time we take a breath, we’re breathing in molecules from Julius Caesar’s last breath.  I will wait while this explodes like pop rocks in your brain.

Don’t believe me?  …READ MORE!

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Interrobang Me

Grammar Someecards

While “interrobang” and the “sarcmark” may sound like new nightclubs in Berlin, they are, in fact, …READ MORE!

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How to Put the “Fly” Back in Flying

Irazu Air

I spend a lot of time wondering how to cure my plane anxiety.  Thumb-sucking hasn’t helped.  Smooth jazz playlists definitely don’t help. Not even a purse full of candy helps.

But you know what WOULD help?  If flying looked a little more now like it did 40 years ago.

Let’s start with a fashion show after take-off: …READ MORE!

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Everything You Ever Need to Survive a Match.com Date!

Pirates

About six months ago, I started buying The New York Times because I thought it would make me a better conversationalist.  What it actually did was bury my apartment in stacks of yellowing papers that multiplied every week like kudzu on a barn in Georgia.  So imagine my delight when I discovered …READ MORE!

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