Monthly Archives: April 2009

How to Repair Your Guitar Hero Instruments


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Has your inner-Rock Band Guitar Hero been sidelined by breakdowns in inferior plastic equipment? 

Are your drum fills losing the star power you once had?  Is your guitar’s whammy bar a little less…. whammy?

Josh Straub has the answers for you with his ULTIMATE GUITAR HERO INSTRUMENT PHOTO REPAIR GUIDE.

Continue reading HOW TO REPAIR YOUR GUITAR HERO INSTRUMENTS

Mastering One’s Domain, so to speak


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The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy published a study by Aniruddha Das entitled “MASTURBATION IN THE US” that says that people aren’t enjoying themselves as much as others might think they are.  What’s the old joke –  “Those who say they aren’t doing it are lying?”

Sociologists from the University of Chicago’s Department of Sociology and Population Research Center asked 3,116 Americans how often they pleasured themselves over the previous 12 months.  Here is a little bit of what they found:

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Celebrity Twitter Accounts


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The 2009 WEBBY AWARDS nominations have been announced, showcasing the very best ideas and website executions.  The Webbies will be presented on June 8th.

One of the nominations in the Celebrity/Fan category is CELEBRITY TWEET

Celebrity Tweet is a directory of verified celebrity Twitter accounts that you can follow if you choose to do so. Continue reading CELEBRITY TWITTER ACCOUNTS

Foods That Help You Fall Asleep


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The book SLEEP TO BE SEXY, SMART, and SLIM has all sorts of tips on things you need to do to help you fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.

One of the tips that they suggest is to watch what you eat in the hours before you go to sleep, eating only foods that digest quicker.

A study entitled High Glycemic Index Carbohydrate Meals May Shorten Sleep Onset published in the American Journal of Clincal Nutrition agrees with this philosphy, stating that eating a meal with a high glycemic index four hours before you go to sleep can cut your “falling to sleep” time in half by increasing the amount of tryptophan and seratonin your body produces. Continue reading FOODS THAT HELP YOU FALL ASLEEP

10 Things You Don’t Know About… What Makes Coldplay, Coldplay


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ColdplayA few days ago, we mentioned that during a recent 60 MINUTES INTERVIEW WITH COLDPLAY’S CHRIS MARTIN, the camera showed a list of the 10 rules that Coldplay has for staying true to themselves and being the best band they could be.

You’ve asked what the other rules are, so here they are:

  1. Albums must be no longer than 42 minutes
  2. Production must be amazing, rich, but with space, not overlayered, less tracks more quality. Groove and swing  Drums/rhythm are the most crucial thing to concentrate on; diff. between bittersweet and science of silence
  3. Computers are instruments, not recording aids.
  4. Imagery must be classic, colorful and different. Come back in glorious technicolor.
  5. Make sure videos and pictures are great before setting release date. And highly original.
  6. Always keep mystery. Not many interviews
  7. Groove and Swing.  Rhythms and sounds must always be as original as possible. Once jon has melody, twist it and weird it sonical
  8. Promo/review copies to be on vinyl. Stops copying problem, sounds and looks better.
  9. Jaqueline sabriado, ns p cc, face forward
  10. Think about what to do with charity account. Set up something small but really enabling and constructive.

If you want to see the rules in context, you may want to watch the entire interview yourself.

2009 Oreo Double Stuf Racing League Winner


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The second Oreo Double Stuf Racing League (DSRL) competition has been held, with ten Oreo-lovers in West Palm Beach licking Oreos for money.

THE RULES FOR THE OREO LICKING COMPETITION ARE:

  1. Twist the cookie open
  2. Lick the icing in the middle clean off the cookie without breaking it (breaking the cookie will force the competitor to start over with a fresh Oreo).  Competitors can not use their teeth to scrape the icing off the cookie.  Tongue only.
  3. Dunk the cookie halves in milk and eat them
  4. Finish by drinking all the milk

Continue reading 2009 OREO DOUBLE STUF RACING LEAGUE WINNER

Game: Guess the BMG Music Catalog CD


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A while ago we posted a GUESS THE CD game, where players would have to guess the name of the CD based on the track listing that you provide.

Here’s a variation on the theme: guessing the song based on the listing provided in the BMG Music Catalog sales brochure.

You don’t remember the BMG (or Columbia House) Music Club?

<old man voice>Yeah, I remember when we had to purchase our music the old-fashioned way, through the mail.  We’d have to go through a magazine listing and select the CDs, albums, audio cassettes, or 8-track tapes that we’d like to purchase; send in a postcard with a penny taped to it; and in 4-to-6 weeks, a package would arrive containing our selections… and we’d be lucky if they got the shipment right, or if they were in original packaging instead of being labeled as “special to Columbia House”.  We didn’t have any of this new-fangled instant over the Internet-get the music instantly kind of crap.  We had to work at getting our music.  And we liked it.</old man voice>

Continue reading GAME: GUESS THE BMG MUSIC CATALOG CD

Twitter Memes: #Honk if you #FollowFriday


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Some Twitter users can a bit like lemmings, retweeting or otherwise repeating exactly what other Twitter users do whenever something cool is going around.  Everybody wants to be different, but they still want to exist as part of the in-crowd and participate in a group activity.

Some memes, like #Honk, exist just to be silly and fun.

Sometimes, a meme is grown out of necessity before it takes on a life of its own.

#FollowFriday was the brainchild of Micah Brown.  The concept was simple:  all Micah wanted was the names of other cool or interesting people to follow on Twitter (since finding those people on your own can be a daunting experience as Twitter doesn’t have a “I’m a cool person” checkbox on the user profile pages that others could search on).

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Video Fun: “We Didn’t Start the Fire” Song Parodies


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We Didn’t Start the Flame War

Continue reading VIDEO FUN: “WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE” SONG PARODIES

Calculating Amusement Park Wait Times via Twitter


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As Web Watch asked in our DISNEYLAND PARK PLANNER iPHONE APPLICATION article a few weeks ago:

“One would only hope that they’ll follow this up with appropriate apps for Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySEA, Universal Studios Hollywood, New York City subway trains, or any other amusement park, event, travel, or entertainment facility that would benefit from the social technology that the iPhones and similar devices make available.”

And now the floodgates have opened as more apps just like what we described have begun to arrive: Continue reading CALCULATING AMUSEMENT PARK WAIT TIMES VIA TWITTER

Flash Fun: Achievement Unlocked


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Looking to kill about ten minutes of free time?

Why not challenge your friends and neighbors to beat your best time at ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED

All you have to do is move your elephant through 100 different tasks on the maze-like screen.  Continue reading FLASH FUN: ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED

April 23rd is TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY


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April 23rd is TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY.

It’s just like TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY, but more obscure.  April 23rd is Shakespeare’s birthday.

Be sure to check out the offical TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE website for suggestions and tips on how to talk like Shakespeare.  Here are just a few of the things they suggest you do, to really sound like you know what Shakespeare would say today: Continue reading APRIL 23RD IS TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY

Game: Broken Picture Telephone


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BROKEN PICTURE TELEPHONE is a free web-based party game, a variation of the old “Telephone” game you played as kids at a 5-year-old’s birthday party at Shakey’s Pizza back in the day.

The Telephone Game was where everyone would sit around the table, and the first person would come up with some silly tongue twister or crazy saying.  They would then whisper the phrase to the person next to them, who would then have to whisper it to the person next to them, and so on and so on until the last person says whatever was whispered to them.  The hope is that the original phrase will make it around the table intact, but it never seemed to work out that way.

Broken Picture Telephone (aka “BPT”) is sort of like that, but with a twist:

Continue reading GAME: BROKEN PICTURE TELEPHONE

Daughter Breastfeeds Her Own Father


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New Idea magazine has an article about an Australian family where THE DAUGHTER BREASTFEEDS HER FATHER.  

It may sound a bit unusual, but she has a legitimate reason to do so.

27-year-old Georgia Brown has two mouths to feed:  her own eight-month-old son, and her 67-year-old father, Tim.

Continue reading DAUGHTER BREASTFEEDS HER OWN FATHER

LEGO Rock Band Announced, and 10 Lego Music Videos


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LEGO ROCK BAND has been announced for Christmas 2009 release.

The announced songs include:

If you were wondering what a LEGO ROCK BAND video game would look like, it could look something like this:

Continue reading LEGO ROCK BAND ANNOUNCED, AND 10 LEGO MUSIC VIDEOS