Saturday, August 25, 2012

20% Words, 10% Sarcam, 40% Procrastination, 30% Cats, Trace amounts of farts, 100% Blog Post!

 20% The Louvre, 20% Notre Dame, 25% Eiffel Tower, 15% Musée d'Orsay, 10% Champs-Elysées, and 10% Sacre Coeur. That's the recipe for canned air, from Paris. Sound silly to you? Well apparently its not quite silly enough for one Kirill Rudenko to sell these cans of air for 9.99 each. The canned air is available from several cities around the world.

Just the thought of something like this seems astounding in its self. For one thing, what does one do with a can of air? Open it and hope to catch a breath of whatever city's air? Can it go stale? Or do you just keep it on a shelf in your living room and look at it every day, and think to your self,  "Gosh that's some quality air. I am just so swanky." If you are genuinely interested, you can purchase a can of air here, on Rudenko's Etsy page.

Additionally, have some videos of cats and farts. Two very good things.

Well okay, maybe just one fart. Sorry. The title lied.

Also, while we're on the topic of percentages, here is one hundred percent reason to remember the name. Listen. You will understand.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Chillin' With the Big Guys

Imagine this: You've been trying to get pictures of these birds near California, and then something way cooler happens--a pod of humpback whales starts lunge-feeding. Well, that's what happened to Bill Bouton. Read the full article here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Particular Sadness of Finishing A Good Book

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is a book by Aimee Bender, about a girl, Rose who has the ability "taste' the emotions of a person in the food they make, something that at first seems intriguing to readers. It soon becomes more of a curse to Rose as she begins to taste her mother' emotions in the food she cooks. With such a set-up as this, you would think that the rest of the book would be about Rose's escapades about her emotion tasting adventures. interestingly enough, the book more focuses on Rose's family, and how Rose sees the world as she grows up.

The writing moves smoothly between the different stages in Rose's life, and really make you feel like you are moving along with Rose and what she experiences in her everyday life, which is not much different than yours or mine.

 "A book with such beautiful writing that sometimes I have to stop and taste a sentence a second time" says Jodi Picoult, author of best seller My Sister's Keeper . I couldn't have said it better my self.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fruit's 5 Surefire Ways to Bust Boredom on YouTube

It happens to all of're on the computer, going to the same old websites, watching the same old videos.....and nothing's happening. You sit there forever, waiting for something interesting to come up. Well, here are five boredom busters from YouTube to get you out of that rut and exploring again...
1. Okgo videos.  The guys in this fabulous band know how to make music videos, and it's good music too. Here are my favorites:
This Too Shall Pass (Rupe Goldberg Machine version
White Knuckles
End Love
2. Oh maggots, this is getting maggoty. Just like Avril Levine apparently. This 60 second rant is hilarious, and mildy ridiculous.
3. Can you survive ten minutes of the afro circus? I could.  It took some extreme determination, and a few breaks while I read the comments. XD
4. If you're in the mood for some video gaming hilarity, check out the videos of Delicious Cinnamon, a group of video gaming guys who have a lot to say about the games they play...
5. The Smallest Car in the World. 'Nuff said.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Serious Business: The Olympic Trials with Sheep Everywhere

Olympic trials are crazy, man, I mean, really terrifying.

I don’t think I’ve seen anything so real and downright scary for a long time. I was just watching some of the gymnastic Olympic trials on Friday night (how cool am I) but I was just amazed by how… intense the competitors were. I heard the commentators saying over and over things like “look at how serious she is” and “she’s being very aggressive, and that may come back to bite her, because as soon as she lets down her guard…” and stuff about all of these tiny tiny tiny tiny technical things…. It was very nerve wracking.

Although, I didn’t really think too hard about all of these things until I saw a girl in a magenta leotard. She did a nice and simple mount onto the balance beam, and was doing some fancy prep for some kind of jump (sorry I have no idea about any kind of technical terminology for gymnastics, or really, anything, don’t shoot me) and the commentators were saying how she was taking too long, and she was being too jittery. I didn’t really see anything that would have betrayed such a thing; her face was still, her limbs were rigid with such a kind of beauty that comes only from practice and enforced technicality; there was nothing my amateur eyes could detect. But then I saw her feet. They were fidgeting something terrible, shuffling back and forth and looking as terrified as I had ever seen any pair of feet. And then, it kinda clicked with me. She was on TV, being broadcasted all over the United States, trying to compete for a spot in a competition that people from all over the world take part in. She was darn right to be nervous! But I can’t imagine, under those circumstances, to be my 110% best in every way. I would probably pass out right then and there.

So for that reason, and hundreds more, I am not going to ever be in the Olympics, or anything resembling such an event. And I’m very sure all of you already know this, but the Olympics are SERIOUS BUSINESS. (That's her below, I think.)