want to get on someone’s good side?

get them a hot cup of coffee. some research showed that a warm cup of coffee made people more friendly while a cold cup of coffee made them more stand-offish. i think that the results could have been skewed more if they served peet’s coffee instead of the control batch of folgers they probably used. this article could also serve as a hint that the author of this post and overall editorial director of this website also enjoys peet’s coffee. hint. [la times]

even our good boy gavin newsom endorses peet’s. what more reason do you need?

story here [sfsentinel.com]

weak-end filtered news

while you enjoy the warm weather this weekend, i will be moving. consider that when something doesn’t go your way, you can say, ‘well at least i’m not moving’.

-zombiecon 2008 in new york features a parade of zombies heading down wall street. imagine visiting new york from a foreign country and stumbling across that mass of people [ibored]

-utah public school district has a website where a student can anonymously report bullies at their school. i can see this being manipulated pretty good about someone you don’t like. [cnn]

-military reservist called to action in kuwait has to tend his yard back home in seattle or his hoa will file a lawsuit for not maintaining his lawn [seattle times]

-awesome story exposing mccain for who he really is – a rickety old man who finished in the bottom 2% of his class at annapolis and rode the coattails of his admiral father to rise up in the military [rolling stone]

-a robber posted an ad on craigslist to invite people to dress up a certain way and show up at a spot within the city, faking a casting call for a movie. he then robbed a nearby bank and escaped to that spot and the police lost track of him because there were dozens of men dressed exactly the same at that spot. [king 5]

and

-neat time-lapse of family pictures taken 10-30 years ago with recent ones [8in.org]

(these) mccain supporters are lame

“Someone stole our Obama for President sign from our yard last night. They stole nearly all the Obama signs in our neighborhood. The ones they didn’t take they spray-painted black. So I made this sign today and staked it in the yard. I fully expect it to be trashed by morning. At least they know the result of their pranks: we give more money to Obama’s campaign.”

taken from [flickr]