it’s time to get back into supplying some link action for my readers:
-> the mercury news is just a couple years behind in their lifestyle column bringing up blue bottle and philz coffee. maybe it’s time to find a new place now that mainstream folks will be clogging up the stores. [mercury news]
-> the top contributors to obama’s campaign include google, microsoft and harvard university. mitt romney’s top contributors are all banks (jp morgan, goldman sachs, morgan stanley). i can’t speak for the validity of the source, but it doesn’t surprise me. [open secrets]
-> the article says that early pot use could cause iq decline in adulthood, but liz seems to clearly buck this trend. maybe she can start her own business coaching teens, like isaac, on how to manage it. [sf gate]
19-year-old stacey irvine from the uk has eaten nothing but chicken nuggets since age 2. she is now in a hospital.
[viaÂ dailymail.co.uk and others]
shouldn’t you be working? get your doylez.com fix and massage out your pan-handle.
-> some japanese suffer from ‘paris syndrome’ when they get to france, because of how rude most frenchies are and how they only wear talcum powder instead of deodorant. kidding stephane. my skin has been thickened over the years of working with frenchies, especially my nose skin. their body odor on a warm day just sort of deflects off [bbc.co.uk]
-> here’s a good rant about reducing the role and power of government by privatizing everything and how it would benefit the US. just kidding. it’s terrible Â [ny times]
-> feeling down? don’t read these comics or you’ll jump over the edge [nickstjohn.net]
-> there’s a whole subculture of people looking for faults in movies. this is both interesting and creepy that people work hard to document and share this [imdb]
-> there is a mathematical equation that describes how surnames are moving slowly towards extinction. did you know that vietnam has only about 100 surnames, with 60% having the top three surnames? no wonder they are so ugly [wikipedia]
-> end of the world FAQ [sfgate]
-> what a 16-man nba one-on-one tournament would look like [deadspin.com]
-> i wonder if tech companies also have a similar bonus for indian men [bbc.co.uk]
-> any help on bargaining with your woman is good help [gq.com]
it’s been busier than usual lately so i’ve been collecting a ton of links and just waiting for time to post them. a slow friday at work is that day and so here they are.
-> sfgate readers voted philz coffee as their favorite coffee in san francisco. peet’s would go downhill quick if starbucks ended up buying them out [sf gate]
-> the THE comprehensive guide and review of every item on the in-n-out secret menu. this would take me a year to do myself [serious eats]
-> some cool pictures of a tube tv, which i think every one of us had while growing up, and our kids will have no idea what we are talking about [the atlantic]
-> the japanese mafia will rub you out if you try and loot after their big earthquake – compare that with new orleans [slate]
-> did you know there is a medical term for when you feel like you’ve still got a log in there but it won’t come out? [wikipedia]
the family welcomed mom back from japan after her business trip this week. most everything went well while she was out and these stories are to celebrate her return.
-> a flash animation showing the scale of the universe, from a planck to the entire universe. it really puts things in perspective [htwins.net]
-> a swedish city has cut its fossil fuel use by nearly 100% after figuring out how to recycle all their trash. if only the US could figure this kind of stuff out on their own. again, more props for scandinavian countries for their clean cities, friendly people, free college for their kids and hot, green-eyed blond chicks [ny times]
-> flickr slideshow depicting recent road construction in north korea. anytime you feel the need to complain about your job, just look at these pictures and you’ll quickly recant [flickr]
-> someone having too much free time by showing disney stars under the influence of various drugs [livejournal]
i said the world ‘google’ the other day and mateo took notice. he’s only 2 so i couldn’t quite explain what a ‘googol’ really is but it was good reason to re-read the wiki article about the googol and the larger googolplex.
so, a googol is 10^100 power, or a 10 with 100 zero’s after it like this:
(in the short scale, it’s actually ten duotrigintillion, which sounds equally impressive)
there is an even bigger number called the googolplex, which is 10^googol. carl sagan estimated that writing a googolplex in numerals would be physically impossible, since doing so would require more space than the known universe provides. that is sexy.
interesting note: the term ‘googol’ was coined by a nine-year-old nephew of a mathematician
interesting note +1: the kids cartoon phineas and ferb live near a mall called the ‘googolplex’
speaking of phineas and ferb, here’s a cool article in wired about the people behind it [wired magazine]
-> john mccain and other celebs crash ordinary people’s house parties [imgur]
-> the US has double the teen pregnancy and STD rate of the netherlands, despite the dutch having much more liberal viewpoints on their adolescent sexual tendencies [advocates for youth]
-> everyone in the house was rooting against bristol palin in tv’s dancing with the stars. that feeling was confirmed after glancing at the tv and seeing her performance. this man took it one step further [TMZ]
-> imagine making a healthier and tastier mcrib sandwich at home [saveur]
so, if you are reading this, then you are one of the handful of legitimate visitors to doylez.com. i get quite a bit of traffic but most of it is by referral because of a few funny pictures on the site, or because i have some interesting word patterns that people are searching for on google (“bruce bochy big head”, “megan fox peter north”, and “kate beckinsale feet”).
the reward for my loyal viewers is a collection of links to other sites that i have carefully selected and held to the highest standard in an attempt to humor you, even just for a moment:
-> this guy has some excellent 3d artwork. it would be great to put a drawing like this on someone’s desk in a dimly-lit room and catch their reaction [my modern met]
-> damn you autocorrect! [damnyouautocorrect.com]
-> a site full of 5-second movies for the ADHD-inclined. if done right, could also be a good porn site for guys that blow too early [5 second movies]
-> with nicknames as the ‘fuck truck’ and ‘cuddle shuttle’, how can anyone have negative thoughts of the wellesley college student bus service [wikipedia]
-> i’m getting closer to acquiring my canon eos 7d. i wanted to get it before christmas but i made the mature decision to pay my rent and feed my family first [dpreview]
-> can someone come pick me up to visit Your Coffee Cups in Warm Springs so I don’t go alone? the 1992 ford escort station wagon, similar to the one below, only adds to the perv profile [the argus] and [your coffee cups]
i guess the french do it differently there? i can see how the insides of a warmed pumpkin to be a little erotic.
-> some of these new inventions really make it too easy for kids these days. they lack the creativity that we had growing up with our very primitive rubber band guns [gadgets and gear]
-> the slider bar concept in palo alto is pretty good, but their execution is lacking a little bit. i have yet to try their breakfast sliders [slider bar palo alto]
-> i keep this site bookmarked so i can be ready when i win the california lottery, stock option lottery, rich aunt dowry lottery, etc. [vanguard properties]
-> fancy magnification device shows the intricate details of common household things, such as sperm [dailymail.co.uk]