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Monday: July 18, 2011

A handy list of poets ranked by... beard weight.A handy list of poets ranked by... beard weight.

Typifying a once-popular, but nowadays seldom-encountered species of turn-of-the-century ephemera,Poets Ranked by Beard Weight has become a rarity much prized by bibliophiles, and one that still stands out as a particular curiosity among the many colorful curiosities of the period. Its author, one Upton Uxbridge Underwood (1881 – 1937), was a deipnosophist, clubman, and literary miscellanist with a special interest in tonsorial subjects.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 3:18 PM | Tags (9) | 50watts | poets | beard | weight | strange | weird | odd | literature | journey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Full teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises surfaces online.Full teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises surfaces online.

Put me in the 'meh' column for this trailer, it just does nothing for me. I was however suprised to see that this installment with bring about the 'epic conclusion' of a series inspired by a comic book, then made into a television show, then made into a movie, then made into a cartoon, then remade into yet another series of movies. Doesn't really feel all that conclusive.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:52 PM | Tags (7) | darkknight | batman | christophernolan | teaser | trailer | movies | conclusion |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Final Harry Potter movie breaks box office records worldwide.Final Harry Potter movie breaks box office records worldwide.

Here in the states, Harry and friends (and enemies) took over the top spot from 'The Dark Knight' for best opening weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, the final Potter film took in $168.55 million. Christopher Nolan's second Batman grossed a robust $158.4 million when it opened in 2008. Around the world, the cumulative Potter numbers were even larger. The movie grossed about $307 million, outgrossing the previous world box office record holder, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' by almost 20 percent.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 2:33 PM | Tags (6) | harrypotter | records | worldwide | cbsnews | deathlyhallows | voldemort |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 15, 2011

Fourteen amazing and unexpected urban art installations for you to gawk at.Fourteen amazing and unexpected urban art installations for you to gawk at.

It's not every day that you get to see a phone booth murdered in the name of art. This and other interesting bits of eye candy can be viewed over on the source article by way of the folks over at WebUrbanist. The melted ice cream truck half-way down the page get's the runner up award in my book. My favorite is the 900-pound box man, it reminds of the near-impossible yellow boss you had to beat before Dr. Wiley in Mega Man.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 12:32 PM | Tags (7) | artsy | amazing | unexpected | urban | art | installations | weburbanist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


National Geographic provides a top ten list for pretty much any travel idea.National Geographic provides a top ten list for pretty much any travel idea.

Thinking of a planning a boat trip in Venice? Want to visit some famous boardwalks all across the United States? Whatever it is you happen to be looking for chances are you'll at least find a little travel inspiration with one these lists. Personally, I enjoy looking at some of these exotic beach locales (as evidenced by the chosen thumbnail).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 11:08 AM | Tags (13) | topten | travel | newyork | italy | coneyisland | natgeo | national | geographic | beaches | exotic | getaway | vacation | ideas |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


In the market for a new MacBook Air? You might want to wait until next week.In the market for a new MacBook Air? You might want to wait until next week.

While most sites pointed to this week as the possible refresh of the line AllThingsD says that all said rumor mills have been off by a week. They predict that the new MacBook Air will contain Intel's Sandy Bridge processors, Thunderbolt ports, flash storage in the realm of 128 gigabytes or 256 gigabytes. Lastly, the backlit keyboard may make a triumphant return.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:49 AM | Tags (8) | airs | allthingsd | apple | configurations | macbook | new | product | rumors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.

...we didn’t anticipate offering DVD only plans. Since then we have realized that there is still a very large continuing demand for DVDs both from our existing members as well as non-members. Given the long life we think DVDs by mail will have, treating DVDs as a $2 add on to our unlimited streaming plan neither makes great financial sense nor satisfies people who just want DVDs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:07 PM | Tags (8) | changes | dvds | mail | netflix | plans | separate | streaming | unlimited |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


No day is ever complete without a Star Wars a capella light saber battle and accompanying soundtrack.No day is ever complete without a Star Wars a capella light saber battle and accompanying soundtrack.

The fun begins about fifteen seconds in if you can't see the giant visual countdown over the video. In a rare instance I find myself agreeing with some of the YouTube comments. So yes, please make more of these and apply this effect to even better movies. Edit: spoke to soon, there is already a Matrix version out there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 1:34 PM | Tags (9) | starwars | youtube | acapella | sith | jedi | saber | battle | vocals | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twenty-six cool And unusual bed designs for your sleepy viewing pleasure.Twenty-six cool And unusual bed designs for your sleepy viewing pleasure.

My pillow-top bed is looking pretty boring compared to this list of non-boring beds by the folks over at coincidentally named BoringPanda.com. Sidenote: that may be one of the coolest domain names I've come across this year which is neither coincidental or boring. Mind blown.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 1:23 PM | Tags (7) | cool | unusual | bed | designs | bored | panda | mattress |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Some new info about Microsoft's upcoming version of SQL Server for all you database nerds out there.Some new info about Microsoft's upcoming version of SQL Server for all you database nerds out there.

Just when you think you've gotten used to something a new software product comes along and changes things up. The new version of SQL Server called 'Denali' will see a final release sometime in late 2011 or early 2012. For those wondering here is a giant list of deprecated features the product will carry that you can go cry in the corner about.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:00 PM | Tags (7) | microsoft | sql | server | programming | database | features | deprecated |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises surfaces online.Teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises surfaces online.

The teaser trailer is set to appear right before the upcoming (and final) Harry Potter movie on July 15th. A website for the flick has also gone up you can view it over at www.thedarkknightrises.com. It's currently a bigger version of the teaser poster but one would expect that other content would be popping up there shortly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 11:31 AM | Tags (6) | aintitcool | movies | nolan | batman | darkknight | poster |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 11, 2011

The science behind why we tend to screw up when the pressure is on.The science behind why we tend to screw up when the pressure is on.

Article goes into some detail regarding just what our brain does under certain times when stress levels may be heightened. Continue reading over the full article over at New Scientist if you want more information about stuff like cognitive horsepower and spatial problem solving. You know, for science.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 9:53 AM | Tags (8) | psychologist | newscientist | heat | pressure | science | screwup | brain | cognitive |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thirteen of the world's greenest restaurants for you green foodie enthusiasts out there.Thirteen of the world's greenest restaurants for you green foodie enthusiasts out there.

Leaving this here for those of you looking for some travel inspiration and/or food for thought (if any of these joints happen to be in your neighborhood). Unfortunatly the closest one to my neighborhood happens to be a couple states away over in Nebraska. Although if I had my way I'd probably pay a vist to the solar-powered Burger King for giggles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 9:33 AM | Tags (9) | burgerking | eats | eco-friendly | foods | greenest | restaurants | solar | travel | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Taiwanese tea company decides to market their product by way of mock Apple keynote.Taiwanese tea company decides to market their product by way of mock Apple keynote.

The Jobs / John Stamos hybrid dropped by to pitch a Taiwanese company's vast selection of tea, of all things, for a TV advertisement that's apparently currently airing in Taiwan. Decked out in light jeans, a black mock turtleneck and sneakers, the impersonator even matched Steve's hair color, rimless glasses, and current weight. The only thing missing was an actual Apple product -- and months of media speculation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 9:28 AM | Tags (9) | apple | engadget | hawks | impersonator | keynote | mock | stevejobs | taiwan | tea |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 8, 2011

Twelve cool Apple iPhone concepts for you to gawk at.Twelve cool Apple iPhone concepts for you to gawk at.

Toxel has put together a list of iPhone concepts from all over the Interwebs ranging from cool to never-gonna-happen-this-lifetime. Some of these mockups may or may not already be in violation of several pending Apple patents. Seriously, has anyone taken a look at Apple's patent portfolio these days? It's quite extensive, they hold over 16,000 of them worldwide. Just reading this post probably puts you in patent violation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:59 PM | Tags (7) | apple | concepts | iphone | mockup | patents | toxel | transparent |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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