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Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Norwegian student is newly crowned World Monopoly Champion.Norwegian student is newly crowned World Monopoly Champion.

The winning strategy? Consecutive high rents on Pacific and North Carolina Avenues. In other news, there is actually a World Monopoly Championship held in Las Vegas.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 12:58 PM | Tags (8) | champinship | grandprize | lasvegas | monopoly | norway | norwegian | student | winner |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Latvian meteor-like crater, most likely thought to be a meteor, not a meteor after all.Latvian meteor-like crater, most likely thought to be a meteor, not a meteor after all.

Apparenly real craters left by meteors are not as tidy as this one was and that don't appear to have been dug out with a shovel. Oh well. See yesterday's batch of links for original story.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | crater | dug | fake | hoax | latvia | meteor | shovel | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

The ten funniest people currently on Twitter according to MSNBC.The ten funniest people currently on Twitter according to MSNBC.

Sometimes fake celebrities are actually more interesting than their real-life counterparts (at least on Twitter anyway). Fake celebrities aside, theme accounts (a la Meeting Boy)  are just awesome.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 1:37 PM | Tags (6) | busey | comedy | funny | list | msnbc | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Thirteen of the most ridiculous 'special' episodes from eighties television sitcoms.Thirteen of the most ridiculous 'special' episodes from eighties television sitcoms.

Although not technically a sitcom; Jesse's caffeine pill freakout from Saved by the Bell is still a personal favorite.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 10:21 PM | Tags (10) | addiction | caffeine | eighties | episodes | excited | jessespano | savedbythebell | scared | sitcoms | special |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 69 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Kellogg's planning to laser etch brand name into their corn flakes.Kellogg's planning to laser etch brand name into their corn flakes.

Kellogg's will produce a number of trial batches before considering whether to put some branded flakes into each box to guarantee authenticity.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:56 AM | Tags (7) | authenticity | breakfast | cereal | etching | food | kelloggs | laser |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

New study shows that Windows 7 doesn't boot up faster than Vista.New study shows that Windows 7 doesn't boot up faster than Vista.

...a three-month-old machine can take up to a minute longer to boot, or 2 minutes and 34 seconds. Windows 7 did outperform Vista at the three-month and six-month marks but it generally 'trailed the older version significantly' in its boot-up tests.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:44 AM | Tags (8) | boot | cnet | microsoft | study | times | windows | windows7 | vista |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Bake sales have been banned in New York City schools.Bake sales have been banned in New York City schools.

The change is part of a new wellness policy that also limits what can be sold in vending machines and student-run stores, which use profits to help finance activities like pep rallies and proms.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:29 AM | Tags (6) | bakesales | manhattan | newyorkcity | nyc | wellness | sugar |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Yes, now you too can purchase your very own Jedi bath robes.Yes, now you too can purchase your very own Jedi bath robes.

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than in your own bathroom.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 2:28 PM | Tags (5) | bath | jedi | robe | silly | starwars |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Photoblog: Loch Ness Gorilla
Loch Ness Gorilla

Weird shot I picked up after bringing in the kid's zoo toys after some rain. And yes, that would be a gorilla. But on another note, who decided that gorillas have bright green eyes? Shame on you, Bronx Zoo Gift Shop.

Location:

Eastchester, New York

Posted to Photoblog filed in Silly @ 3:29 PM | Tags (8) | artsy | gorilla | macro | photoblog | photography | photos | toys | wet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Hand drawn portraits are the latest craze in social networking.Hand drawn portraits are the latest craze in social networking.

Some avid social-network users are commissioning artists to create small digital images to represent themselves in the online world. Other Internet-savvy people use automated computer programs and Web sites to generate posterized likenesses of themselves.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 2:33 PM | Tags (6) | avatars | facebook | networking | portraits | social | trends |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Chicago woman decides to sue local zoo over splashing dolphins.Chicago woman decides to sue local zoo over splashing dolphins.

Officials 'recklessly and wilfully trained and encouraged the dolphins to throw water at the spectators in the stands, making the floor wet and slippery', the court documents stated.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 8:14 AM | Tags (6) | dolphin | lawsuit | chicago | zoo | splashing | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Please observe a moment of silence for Benson, the sixty-four pound celebrity carp.Please observe a moment of silence for Benson, the sixty-four pound celebrity carp.

So long, Benny. May you swim with the heavenly fishes and devour them just as you did in life.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 4:32 PM | Tags (6) | benson | carp | celebrity | england | fish | huge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Radio Shack starts to rebrand itself as just 'The Shack'.Radio Shack starts to rebrand itself as just 'The Shack'.

Apparently, all of their friends call them The Shack. What, you didn't know?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:23 AM | Tags (5) | design | logo | radioshack | rebrand | shack |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 31, 2009

Boy sues Amazon because the Kindle ate his homework.Boy sues Amazon because the Kindle ate his homework.

The kid has got himself a brief, Jay Edelson, who is a lawyer in Chicago, and he has filed a class action lawsuit seeking punitive damages for those affected by the deletion as well as an injunction to prevent Amazon from improperly accessing Kindles in the future.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:22 AM | Tags (4) | kindle | amazon | homework | excuses |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 29, 2009

Turns out that 'wifi allergies' don't actually exist. Who knew?Turns out that 'wifi allergies' don't actually exist. Who knew?

In multiple blinded studies, they did no better than random chance when asked to identify whether equipment that broadcasts on WiFi or cellular frequencies is active.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:32 AM | Tags (5) | allergy | health | pr | study | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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