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Wednesday: December 19, 2012

Barack Obama is TIME's 2012 Person of the Year.Barack Obama is TIME's 2012 Person of the Year.

Since the moment Obama arrived on the national scene in 2004, the very idea of leadership has been under assault. Many of the old institutions that once anchored the American Dream have been bled of public confidence. Banks, Big Business, the news media and Congress all polled at or near record lows during his first term. Obama himself was the target of uncommon vitriol, but he has somehow managed to keep the public’s faith.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:09 PM | Tags (6) | 2012 | barack | obama | president | time.com | time |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 14, 2011

Five future technologies for passenger air travel presented by National Geographic.Five future technologies for passenger air travel presented by National Geographic.

What does the future hold for passenger air travel? National Geographic takes a look at some future technologies being developed right now. You just might be commuting at twice the speed of sound in a dart-like airplane and then arriving at the airport of the future. Do all airplanes of the future all have free in-flight wi-fi? That would be totally cool.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 1:10 PM | Tags (10) | air | barrelroll | concord | future | natgeo | passenger | pictures | technology | techs | travel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 29, 2011

Watch Dan Castellaneta chat about the inspiration behind some of his voices on The Simpsons.Watch Dan Castellaneta chat about the inspiration behind some of his voices on The Simpsons.

This is an interesting / fun video for anybody who happens to be a fan of The Simpsons. Dan Castelleneta does an alarmingly high number of voices on the show (somewhere in the neighborhood of 12-15 characters). Fun fact, you'll usually see a random Simpsons quote (less random now with the new design) in the header of GLM. Guess the episode, win a cookie.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Television @ 1:36 PM | Tags (9) | barney | characters | homer | quimby | quote | simpsons | video | voices | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 8, 2011

George Lucas pulls the plug on Star Wars movie marathon over in Brooklyn.George Lucas pulls the plug on Star Wars movie marathon over in Brooklyn.

Organizers claim Lucasfilm's legal stormtroopers fired off a cease-and-desist order just two days before the event. Organizers of the 13-hour screening, which had been slated for the Wicked Monk in Bay Ridge on July 3, promptly called it off. The order cited copyright infringements and added that there was a moratorium on public 'Star Wars' screenings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 10:43 AM | Tags (11) | bar | brooklyn | brooklyn | george | lucas | marathon | movies | nyc | scifi | starwars | stops |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 20, 2010

Everything you need to know about that recently leaked iPhone and the story thus far.Everything you need to know about that recently leaked iPhone and the story thus far.

If you haven't heard by now (which you probably have but we'll continue anyway) Gizmodo mysteriously got their hands on a prototype of the next generation iPhone which was supposedly left in a bar by an Apple employee. This breach of Apple security and the entire story itself is raising all kinds of questions about media ethics.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:45 PM | Tags (12) | apple | bar | cnn | employee | ethics | gizmodo | iphone | lost | media | nextgen | prototype | stolen |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Best Buy now selling that Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader.Best Buy now selling that Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader.

This should certainly ramp up the potential exposure that The Nook receives with these added purchase locations. Although, I'm not sure if it will really help as most Best Buy locations are also selling Apple's iPad. Side by side, The Nook looks a little shabby at it's current price tag.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 12:48 PM | Tags (8) | barnesknoble | bestbuy | device | ereader | gadget | nook | purchase | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

Fifteen things about The Simpsons you may not have previously known about.Fifteen things about The Simpsons you may not have previously known about.

I had no idea that every Simpsons family member's middle name started with the letter J. Also it's nice to see that 'D'oh' is officially part of our English dictionary. Have you pulled a Homer today?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:25 AM | Tags (11) | bart | cast | characters | gags | homer | lisa | marge | names | neat | oddee | simpsons |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 86 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Students at Mississippi University call upon Admiral Ackbar as mascot replacement.Students at Mississippi University call upon Admiral Ackbar as mascot replacement.

Ackbar, a member of the Mon Calamari species who led the Rebel Alliance ships into the Battle of Endor, appears to be the early favorite. He has more than 14,000 Facebook fans. Websites like notatrap.org -- 'It's a trap!' was his famous line -- are promoting Ackbar's candidacy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 11:39 AM | Tags (9) | starwars | olemiss | students | college | mascot | ackbar | admiral | ajc | itsatrap |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 22, 2009

Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.Barnes & Noble offers up consolation gift for those who won't receive their Nook by Christmas.

He guesses the company will miss shipment on about 2% to 4% of the devices, adding up to $100,000 to $200,000 worth of gift certificates. That’s store credits and not cash, so Barnes & Noble will no doubt recoup some of that investment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:22 AM | Tags (10) | barnes | christmas | consolation | ebooks | ereader | giftcard | holiday | hundred | noble | nook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Eleven of the most embarrassing songs of the 2000s.Eleven of the most embarrassing songs of the 2000s.

...it might as well be the most successful single (it hit #1 in May '07) by the guy who made himself a multi-millionaire by taking his questionable singing voice and using auto-tune to transform himself into a pitch-perfect robot.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 2:41 PM | Tags (9) | songs | embarrassing | 2000 | 11points | funny | robot | autotune | iphone | millionaire |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 84 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

Seven reasons as to why e-readers make great gifts this year.Seven reasons as to why e-readers make great gifts this year.

There are already a sea of Kindles on my morning commute into the city on a daily basis. Go ahead, be part of the 'in' crowd and buy yourself an ereader. I'll pull out an actual book and remain an outcast. Mwa ha ha!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:29 AM | Tags (10) | ereaders | holiday | shopping | gifts | commute | amazon | barnes | noble | kindle | nook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 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


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Five things that will make you want the new Barnes & Noble E-Reader.Five things that will make you want the new Barnes & Noble E-Reader.

I'm not in the market for an e-reader gadget but this thing looks really cool and it's way more attractive than Amazon's Kindle in terms of aesthetics. Overall it's a very surprising and pleasant effort from the folks at Barnes and Noble - and the price ain't too shabby either. Who wants to share some books with me?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 9:39 PM | Tags (10) | amazon | barnes | bn | design | ereader | kindle | noble | nook | reasons | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.Disney retail stores to get an Apple-style overhaul.

The retail reboot will make it easier for consumers to book Disney vacations in stores and will also host a familiar Apple shopping experience. Even the Genius Bar is rumored to get the Disney treatment (read last part of article).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:56 AM | Tags (10) | apple | bar | disney | genius | retail | stevejobs | stores | strategy | trips | vacations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

The top five bargain destinations for Fall 2009.The top five bargain destinations for Fall 2009.

Here, I'll spoil it for you: Jamaica, Yosemite and the Eastern Sierras, Ft. Lauderdale, Hawaii, and Prague.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 3:34 PM | Tags (9) | bargains | cheap | destinations | florida | hawaii | jamaica | prague | travel | yosemite |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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