Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2008 by Shachar Pessis
PopEater – Wikipedia defines Entertainment as “Entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although in the case of a computer game the “audience” may be only one person). The audience may participate in the entertainment passively as in watching opera, or actively as in computer games.” So as ‘the audience‘ you have many online resources to choose from. Will PopEater join your daily Entertainment dose? I think it is worth checking, especially This Week In Pop Culture History section, it is a piece of the best Entertainment nostalgia.
Cavalcade – Seth, which is the Creator and Executive producer of the animated series Family Guy and American Dad has collaborated with Google in order to create 50 short funny animated videos. My fave is: Super Mario. I just wish they would have less BK ads, it is ok that it’s sponsored, however, I don’t need to be reminded of it before each video – I can see the banners.
The Economist – These days we are experiencing one of Wall Street’s worst nightmares. People are panicked. People are worried. People are stressed. Please calm down, everything will be all right. Trust me, all we need is just a little patience. If my words aren’t comforting , try reading The Economist. The Economist is known for its solid research, good writing and truly international perspective, it is definitely worth anyone’s time. Check The Last Resort and Wall Street’s Bad Dream, do you find it comforting?
Project Report – In partnership with YouTube, the Pulitzer Center presents Project: Report, a journalism contest (made possible by Sony VAIO & Intel) intended for non-professional, aspiring journalists to tell stories that might not otherwise be told. In each of the three rounds, reporters will be given an assignment to complete. Winners of each round will receive technology prizes from Sony VAIO & Intel, and the grand prize winner will be granted a $10,000 journalism fellowship with the Pulitzer Center to report on a story abroad. Check the official rules, maybe you will become the next Charlie Rose.
My Love Calculator – MyLoveCalculator, just like any other love calculator, tries to give you a score on your love compatibility with another person. In order to calculate your love compatibility the site requires that you enter full name and date of birth of both lovers. I checked it thoroughly and the name doesn’t really matter, you will get the same results regardless to what you enter as names, therefore the key factor is DOB. To sum it up, this tool is a nice astrology tool which bases it results by sign compatibilities. I found it as quite accurate (based on my personal past love experience), however, I wouldn’t base a relationship with someone upon it. I have taken the liberty of checking Brad Pitt’s love compatibility with Angelina Jolie Voight VS Jennifer Joanna Aniston. Ain’t it funny?
Please Dress Me – Why do we wear T-shirts? It is simply the ultimate dress item. It is comfortable, relatively cheap and it is a great way to express yourself (Vote or Die). Buying a T-shirt is one of the easiest apparel buys, just choose your size and most of the chances you will be satisfied with it, it isn’t like buying boots online, who can buy boots without trying them out? However, searching for a T-shirt with a specific theme can be quite frustrating, there simply is a vast amount of T-shirts out there. PleaseDressMe is based exactly on this problem, no more sifting through multiple websites, just search your theme and you will be featured with many choices. The T-shirt results are usually quite accurate and include a nice variety. I searched Che Guevara’s T-shirt and was presented with only 3 options. It doesn’t seem rational to me. BTW Why Do People Wear Che Guevara T-shirts?
Causecast – People want to do good, want to be inspired, and want to inspire others to join them in giving back. Causecast empowers people who want to make changes by getting involved. Actions can make a powerful difference whether you donate time or money, promote or attend an event, or just spread the word. Check how you can Take Action.
Animals Save the Planet – Animal Planet UK has teamed up with the makers of Wallace & Gromit to produce a series of 10 short clay animation films that demonstrate how everyone can make a difference by changing to a greener lifestyle. The site is aimed to kids. I think it is as efficient for grownups. Humor usually expresses better than plain boring facts. Be Green!
eatPES – Don’t let the ugly outdated interface fool you. This is highly innovative stop animation, it is simply BRILLIANT. Please check Roof Sex (NSFWׁ) and Western Spaghetti. These videos are hilarious.
Light-Bot – Do you consider yourself as logical, as a person that plans a few steps in advance? If you answered Yes than this game will test your true abilities. Control the robot by giving it commands. Be a programmer!