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Tuesday: July 26, 2011

McDonald's takes a stab at making Happy Meals a healthier option.McDonald's takes a stab at making Happy Meals a healthier option.

And just how will McDonald's pull off this healthy task you ask? By shrinking the size of the french fries portion that comes with the meal, of course. And believe it or not, the fast food chain even toyed with removing french fries all together from Happy Meals. According to the LA Times, families in this test group rebelled (non-violently) against this idea. Take that, healthly diet!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 2:47 PM | Tags (8) | happymeal | mcdonalds | latimes | healthy | fries | calories | food | diet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Eight websites you need to stop building according to The Oatmeal.Eight websites you need to stop building according to The Oatmeal.

After carefully perusing this comic (and laughing a little bit too loud for office-level volumes) I was a little discomforted by the fact that the Pork'd mock design looks ridiculously similar to the current version of GLM. I guess I was a little generic with this iteration, might be time for a redesign methinks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 11:16 AM | Tags (8) | building | designs | glm | porkd | redesign | stop | theoatmeal | websites |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 91 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

The top eleven signs that a geek probably made your lunch.The top eleven signs that a geek probably made your lunch.

'11. It's served to you by a roomba.' The possibility of having lunch (or any meal) served via Roomba gets my inner geek juices flowing. Plus, if any of it spills along the way it will most likely be cleaned up on the next cleaning voyage.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:37 AM | Tags (8) | geeky | nerdy | lunch | bbspot | roomba | meal | lunch | clean |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

An illustrated guide to proper use grammatical use of the semicolon.An illustrated guide to proper use grammatical use of the semicolon.

Read over this informative post by The Oatmeal next time your thinking about adding a semicolon to that sentence. Use it improperly and an angry gorilla will come to maul you (notice the lack of semicolon in this description).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:11 AM | Tags (6) | theoatmeal | grammar | semicolon | punctuation | gorilla | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 78 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Ten words that you really need to stop misspelling.Ten words that you really need to stop misspelling.

I'm pretty sure that I'm guilty of screwing up the 'you're, your' and 'it's, its' rules on multiple occasions. My apologies to all of the English majors who happen to frequent this site.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:43 AM | Tags (7) | spelling | mistakes | grammar | theoatmeal | common | dumb | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 76 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Why it's better to pretend you don't know anything about computers.Why it's better to pretend you don't know anything about computers.

Another illustrated guide from the folks at TheOatmeal.com on a subject most geeks know all too well about. Good luck to all of us this holiday season.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:36 AM | Tags (7) | computers | theoatmeal | pretend | pc | tech | support | family |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

An illustrated process on how a web design can go straight to hell.An illustrated process on how a web design can go straight to hell.

I am printing this illustration just as I type this post and will be hanging it on my wall in the next five minutes or so. I'm sure all of my fellow web design nerds will follow suit shortly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 4:17 PM | Tags (9) | client | design | development | hell | illustration | interwebs | relationships | theoatmeal | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 51 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

Fifteen things worth knowing about your beloved cup of coffee.Fifteen things worth knowing about your beloved cup of coffee.

An awesome (as always) illustrated list from TheOatmeal revealing some coffee factoids that you may not have previously known about. Did you know that coffee is the second most traded commodity on Earth?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | caffeine | coffee | history | illustration | neat. commodity | theoatmeal | traded |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Seven reasons to keep tour Tyrannosaur off crack cocaine.Seven reasons to keep tour Tyrannosaur off crack cocaine.

4. It'll worsen his paranoia about an impending ice age.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comics @ 8:03 AM | Tags (7) | cocaine | crack | dinosaur | funny | oatmeal | trex | tyrannosaur |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Ten things that you really need to stop tweeting about.Ten things that you really need to stop tweeting about.

An alternative title for this post would have been 'ten reasons why I'm not on Twitter'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:31 AM | Tags (6) | cartoon | comics | funny | interwebs | theoatmeal | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 53 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

Want to start having a lighter lunch? Try drinking a glass of milk in the morning.Want to start having a lighter lunch? Try drinking a glass of milk in the morning.

Particular substances present in milk such as whey protein and casein have been found to suppress appetite in animal and human studies. Fruit juice is nutritious in its own right and we encourage people to continue having their fruit juice during the day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 3:38 PM | Tags (5) | health | milk | meals | lunch | breakfast |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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