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Friday: October 9, 2009

Eleven of the most spot-on song parodies from South Park.Eleven of the most spot-on song parodies from South Park.

'South Park' hit Kanye West hard in their 'Fish Sticks' episode earlier this year... it wasn't quite as hard as they hit Mel Gibson, Jennifer Lopez, Phil Collins or Paris Hilton in the past, but it was close. And this all came before the Kanye/Taylor Swift incident.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 3:20 PM | Tags (7) | 11points | comedy | music | parodies | singing | southpark | kanyewest |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Can you spot an actual newspaper article headline from The Onion.Can you spot an actual newspaper article headline from The Onion.

The folks over at Mental Floss want to see how well you do when purposely trying to identify headlines from some of America's finest news sources. Good luck and good hunting to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 3:14 PM | Tags (8) | fun | funny | headlines | mentalfloss | newspapers | onion | quiz | story |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Touch Arcade gets some hands-on time with Rock Band: iPhone.Touch Arcade gets some hands-on time with Rock Band: iPhone.

playing the tracks in the iPhone Rock Band works just like its console big brother in that every note you miss causes the music to be interrupted. This seems to add so much more to the game than just tapping along to a song like other similar games on the platform...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:05 PM | Tags (10) | gameplay | gaming | iphone | music | preview | rockband | simulation | toucharcade | video | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

Have a peek at the world's largest pumpkin.Have a peek at the world's largest pumpkin.

At one point in August, the massive pumpkin was growing 33 pounds a day, Christy told Fox News. She kept it going by plying the soil with a mix of compost, coffee grounds and cow manure, though seeds with good genetics are also key.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 8:13 AM | Tags (5) | pumpkin | records | world | largest | dailynews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Amazon's Kindle device can now be yours for just $259.Amazon's Kindle device can now be yours for just $259.

With Wednesday's $40 reduction on the Kindle, the device now costs $259. It debuted in 2007 at $399 and started this year at $359, before another price cut in July.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | amazon | kindle | price | cut | reduction | competition | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

The Griswolds to take yet another vacation courtesy of New Line.The Griswolds to take yet another vacation courtesy of New Line.

The story of the sequel penned so far would focus on Rusty and his kids as they embark on their next wild and crazy vacation.  Clark and Helen make appearances as the good-natured grandparents.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:22 PM | Tags (7) | chevychase | clarkgriswold | grandparents | movies | newline | sequel | vacation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

Positive reviews of blogger freebies may constitute as fraud according to FTC.Positive reviews of blogger freebies may constitute as fraud according to FTC.

Decisions about violations will be made on a case-by-case basis, but if someone receives cash or an in-kind payment to review a product, it's considered an endorsement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | bloggers | freebies | reviews | positive | ftc | fraud | endorsement |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 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


Thursday: October 1, 2009

Verizon's HUB product discontinued just six monthes after it was released.Verizon's HUB product discontinued just six monthes after it was released.

Yikes - put this product in the 'never speak of again' file. Why didn't they pair this device with their FiOS offering from the beginning? Seems like common sense. Also, people don't seem to be fond of additional monthly fees.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:42 AM | Tags (7) | hub | verizon | betanews | fail | fios | discontinued | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 30, 2009

New study suggests that gamers are more aggresive towards strangers.New study suggests that gamers are more aggresive towards strangers.

After the Onslaught matches, Geary and Oxford found that testosterone levels of the winning team members spiked immediately after the tournament, particularly among players who had contributed most to their team's victory.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 11:39 AM | Tags (7) | study | brain | gamers | aggresive | strangers | science | newscientist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

CNN pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone app.CNN pulls the curtain back on their very own iPhone app.

All of the latest and greatest breaking news can be on your iPhone,  but you'll have to pay $1.99 first.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:06 AM | Tags (9) | app | apple | appstore | cnn | iphone | ipod | news | price | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple decides to hire back developer behind Newton device.Apple decides to hire back developer behind Newton device.

Tchao spent 10 years at Apple, overseeing product marketing for the Newton and reportedly persuading former Apple CEO John Scully to including the company's handwriting-recognition technology into what would become Apple's first consumer device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:57 AM | Tags (5) | apple | newton | developer | tablet | rumors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

A collection of the world's coolest factory tours for your viewing pleasure.A collection of the world's coolest factory tours for your viewing pleasure.

Some of these tours may induce a strong urge to watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 1:12 PM | Tags (5) | factory | tours | travel | wonka | brewery |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New line of plastic MacBooks may be right around the corner along with new iMacs.New line of plastic MacBooks may be right around the corner along with new iMacs.

The refreshed iMacs may include a new touch-capable mouse to emulate functionality that iPhones can already do. My hunch is that it will be a USB touch pad. Pinching and swiping with an actual mouse doesn't quite work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (7) | imacs | macbooks | new | plastic | redesign | refresh | rumors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

The top ten reasons you should visit New Zealand presented by the Prime Minister.The top ten reasons you should visit New Zealand presented by the Prime Minister.

5. Get the whanau together, stay in a bach, crack open the chilly bin and slap on your jandals.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:44 AM | Tags (6) | funny | letterman | newzealand | topten | travel | visit |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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