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Monday: July 25, 2011

Amazon decides to suspend sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld.Amazon decides to suspend sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld.

A heads up to anyone thinking of purchasing a shiny new Nintendo 3DS from Amazon.com, you can't right now. You'll have to go to a local retailer (edit: or a non-Amazon marketplace seller) , at least for now, to get your hands on one. The official word from Amazon is that there may be something wrong with the method in which the handheld is shipped or the way in which shipping is described. Huh?  

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:29 AM | Tags (8) | 3ds | amazon | halt | handheld | nintendo | orders | shipping | suspend |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 18, 2011

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


Thursday: July 7, 2011

Reviews starting to come in for the very last Harry Potter movie.Reviews starting to come in for the very last Harry Potter movie.

It ends well. After eight films in 10 years and a cumulative global box-office take of more than $6.3 billion, the most successful franchise in the history of movies comes to an obligatory -- and quite satisfying -- conclusion in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Fully justifying the decision, once thought purely mercenary, of splitting J.K. Rowling's final book into two parts, this is an exciting and, to put it mildly, massively eventful finale that will grip and greatly please anyone who has been at all a fan of the series up to now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:17 PM | Tags (14) | 2 | conclusion | deathly | film | hallows | harry | hollywood | jkrowling | part | potter | reporter | review | saga | series |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

Celebrity neanderthals through the palaeolithic era of Photoshop.Celebrity neanderthals through the palaeolithic era of Photoshop.

You may very well be looking at the next line of those Geico ads (quick, hide this post from the suits). And yes, being a celebrity is so easy even a cavemen apparently could do it.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:09 AM | Tags (8) | ads | cavemen | celebrities | geico | manipulation | neanderthals | photoshop | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Gross

Name: Vin (aka lozenge boy)
How Vin feels today: Gross @ 1:12:09 PM
What Vin really wants today: To go home and not breath on anything that happens to be a living thing. Seriously, enough with this cold/flu crap.

Music Stuck in Head: Panama / Van Halen
I'm confused. Is this tune about a girl or a car? Or both? What does any of that have to do with Panama? Upon closer analysis, the song is actually about a car. Thank you Wikipedia.

Stuff to do today:

  • Take more DayQuil
  • Break down and download Dragon's Lair app for iPhone
  • Downloaded
  • This is really quite a nostalgic journey back to the arcade
  • Here's a video showing off most of Dirk's many demises on YouTube
  • Find a copy of Mad Dog McRee next

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:12 PM | Tags (11) | dailygrind | glm | vanhalen | panama | gaming | videogames | arcade | iphone | dragonslair | dirk | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Teaser trailer for next Harry Potter movie surfaces online.Teaser trailer for next Harry Potter movie surfaces online.

Teaser trailer starts after the interview segment of the video, about fifty-seven seconds in. This movie (which is just part one of two) will hit theaters November of 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:38 AM | Tags (6) | harrypotter | movies | deathlyhallows | part1 | teaser | slashfilm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

Twenty-nine of the best chalkboard gags ever to appear on The Simpsons.Twenty-nine of the best chalkboard gags ever to appear on The Simpsons.

Hard to believe that there are over four-hundred variations of the chalkboard gag from over twenty seasons of The Simpsons. Want to watch a video of said gags?  There's a YouTube video for that.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 3:04 PM | Tags (5) | simpsons | chalkboard | huffingtonpost | funny | bart |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

Nintendo's Game Boy inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.Nintendo's Game Boy inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame.

Along with the Game Boy, the iconic Big Wheel was just recently inducted as well. In other news, there is a Toy Hall of Fame and it resides in Rochester, New York.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:53 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | toys | halloffame | nintendo | gameboy | videogames | bigwheel | rochester | newyork |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

The top ten signs you attended a bad Halloween party.The top ten signs you attended a bad Halloween party.

8. Scariest thing at the party is the expiration date on the onion dip.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | bad | funny | halloween | letterman | party | topten |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Daily Grind: Laid back

Name: Vin (aka notmyjorb)
How Vin feels today: Laid back @ 3:56:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: For this day to be over so I can get to some important Halloween activities which consist mainly of eating copious amounts of candy until I explode.

Music Stuck in Head: Run this Town / The Apples
Discovered some great new music while listening to The Bunny. This is really good stuff, you can find it on iTunes.

Stuff to do today:

  • Finalize 'costume' for Halloween trick or treating candy grab
  • Costume is in quotes because there is no costume actually prepared
  • Go as BookFace
  • Sign up for Sirius /XM trial so I can listen in on Festival 8 this weekend
  • Find time to play new chapter of Tales from Monkey Island as well
  • When it finally becomes available

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:56 PM | Tags (11) | dailygrind | glm | geeklikeme | phish | fest8 | sirius | monkeyisland | guybrush | gaming | videogames | halloween |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

A tutorial on how to make your very own LEGO costume from recycled materials.A tutorial on how to make your very own LEGO costume from recycled materials.

You'll need a box, some bowls, and some paint to bring the whole ensemble together. Bonus points if you can figure out how to make interlocking pieces.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 8:11 AM | Tags (7) | costumes | halloween | instructables | legos | materials | neat | recycled |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Twenty amazing pumpkin carvings for you to gawk at.Twenty amazing pumpkin carvings for you to gawk at.

Nothing says Halloween like having the Dark Lord of the Sith greet your trick or treaters in pumpkin form. As an added bonus, make sure this sound effect plays as trick or treaters open the door.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:08 PM | Tags (6) | darthvader | design | halloween | pumpkins | starwars | toxel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Systematic

Name: Vin (aka worky mcworksalot)
How Vin feels today: Systematic @ 1:46:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue plugging away at work-related projects and tasks then try to make time for actually working on things that are not work-related. All work and non-work play makes Vin uh... something something.

Music Stuck in Head: Another Disaster / The Samples
Mostly because of the gloomy weather. Blah.

Stuff to do today:

  • Fix work issue number one
  • Backup code and all iterative versions of said code
  • Make some time for self to watch Treehouse of Horror on Hulu
  • Watch other Halloween-related shows for good measure
  • Wired has a handy list in case you need further inspiration
  • Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin is still a personal fav
  • Nobody cares about my personal favs

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:46 PM | Tags (10) | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | halloween | specials | cheesy | simpsons | treehouse | horror | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

The top eleven excuses for not giving out candy on Halloween.The top eleven excuses for not giving out candy on Halloween.

2.   I calculated the cost / benefit ratio, and saw all cost and no benefit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | halloween | candy | bbspot | cost | benefit | excuses |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Eleven of the spookiest Halloween destinations you can find in America.Eleven of the spookiest Halloween destinations you can find in America.

Each year the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I., transforms is wetlands trail into a Halloween landscape with the glow of 10,000 pumpkins. A team of 30 pumpkin carvers works to create the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 10:08 PM | Tags (7) | halloween | travel | spooky | scary | abcnews | destinations | pumpkins |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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