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Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Disney makes good use of their monorail system for some new ads. Tron-orails!Disney makes good use of their monorail system for some new ads. Tron-orails!

This is some particularly clever advertising from the folks over at Disney for the upcoming reboot of Tron (coming out December 17t h).  Of course the effect may be lost if the monorail happens to be traveling in the opposite direction of the ad but that's a minor detail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 2:53 PM | Tags (9) | advertisement | cycles | disney | light | monorail | movies | themepark | train | tron |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 24, 2009

FTC decides to take a better look at Google's aqcuisition of AdMob.FTC decides to take a better look at Google's aqcuisition of AdMob.

The FTC's decision to take more time digging into the AdMob deal means Google probably won't be able to take over the company for several more months, Stifel Nicolaus analyst Rebecca Arbogast wrote in a Wednesday research note.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:49 AM | Tags (7) | ftc | investigation | admob | acquisition | regulators | monopoly | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

Modern ruins through the non-ancient eye of Photoshop.Modern ruins through the non-ancient eye of Photoshop.

I've always thought that those monolith objects near the EPCOT entrance / Spaceship Earth looked quite morbid. The first entry in this Photoshop contest just confirms it all the more.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:41 AM | Tags (10) | ancient | disney | epcot | manipulation | modern | monoliths | morbid | photoshop | ruins | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 150 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Wondering which version of The Beatles remasters you should be buying?Wondering which version of The Beatles remasters you should be buying?

The post contains samples of both the mono and stereo versions (which is quite nice) as well as the reasoning as to why there are multiple versions of said remasters.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 11:03 AM | Tags (6) | beatles | mono | remasters | samples | stereo | versions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Monopoly + Google Maps = Monopoly City StreetsMonopoly + Google Maps = Monopoly City Streets

A live worldwide game of MONOPOLY using Google Maps as the game board. The goal is simple. Play to beat your friends and the world to become the richest property magnate in existence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:24 AM | Tags (8) | boardwalk | games | google | maps | monopoly | parkplace | property | realestate |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

Ancient monument found on Mars?Ancient monument found on Mars?

Relax, its probably just a boulder.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:37 AM | Tags (5) | boulder | mars | monolith | monument | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Latest iTunes update kills off Palm Pre sync ability.Latest iTunes update kills off Palm Pre sync ability.

Well that was fun while it lasted.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:23 AM | Tags (6) | apple | itunes | monopoly | palm | pre | syncing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Daily Grind: Rested

Name: Vin (aka kevin)
How Vin feels today: Rested @ 9:40:00 AM
What Vin really wants today: To enjoy this nice laid-back feeling for as long as possible.

Music Stuck in Head: Nothing Too Tough / The Backyardigans
The in-car music of choice for the little ones. Multiple times. Every car ride.

Stuff to do today:

  • Note that that the latest Pixar offering, UP, was quite enjoyable
  • Note that the Disney 3D experience is not all that it's cracked up to be
  • ...the effects were kind of neat but overall it kind of degraded the overall definition of the movie
  • Stop being such a movie experience nerd
  • Speaking of Disney, read up some more technical explanation regarding the monorail crash
  • Wait patiently to see what LucasArts has in store today for this 'special announcement' they teased all weekend on Twitter
  • My guess is still Grim Fandango

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:40 AM | Tags (9) | games | lucasarts | monorail | pixar | up | disney | grimfandango | classic | adventure |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Some more details surface about monorail crash at Walt Disney World.Some more details surface about monorail crash at Walt Disney World.

The crash on the Epcot line in the Magic Kingdom section of the theme park marked the first monorail death there in its 38 years of running. According to Disney, the theme park runs 12 monorail trains, each with 6 cars traveling the 14.7 miles of elevated rail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:34 AM | Tags (4) | crash | disney | epcot | monorail |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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