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I'm on vacation at the moment, so is technically nothing I do at this time actually a real act of procrastination? According to this video, no, it still can be. And that's okay - thanks Videosift.
Junk mail inched back up to 897 from 801 . I blame the approaching holidays and desperate attempts to scam money out of more people. Not much content to share today - so watch this instead .
I'm not really in the mood to argue. I mean, I've had some excellent food lately, which should really put anyone in a good mood. But I'm still shocked and appalled. And I really should've replied to the news that photography is banned from the station with a chilly, "what for?" You see, according to the best guess of the Montreal train station's security, I apparently must look like a terrorist. Wow, they should've seen me when I was all scruffy and bearded in university. One of my friends from back then thought I was a History, rather than a Commerce student, for that simple fact. This is the second time in two months that I've been witness to an instruction from security to stop taking photos in a government-owned facility. And it's so stupid I wish I got drop the hammer on someone the way America's Henry Waxman does two and a half minutes into this video . Waxman is understandably annoyed with the stonewalling he gets from the EPA about...
Post a video instead. Bonus points if it includes Canadian farmers turned to pirates. This is just great. Anything you know about Saskatchewan makes it even funnier. Thanks videosift .
Conrad Black was convicted on four counts ; it's hard to fight video evidence that shows him taking away evidence which a court had ordered. Of course, his expensive lawyers will try anyway. Trying to get him to go to jail seems to be akin to trying to stick a cat in a blender. To pull off a sort of amusing shot at the iPhone and a bizarre online marketing campaign for blenders, anyway. If you think that's disgraceful, you should read what the Star considers a highlight of the trial: The trial was complex and involved arcane points of securities law and corporate finance. The most memorable moments of the trial came when Black, who did not testify, made statements outside the court asserting his innocence and his wife Barbara Amiel Black called reporters “vermin” and referred to one as a “slut.”
Another video courtesy of Videosift, this time featuring some wild Koreans . It has 84 votes as of right now, and it'll no doubt keep climbing when it hits #1 on the top 15 list tomorrow. Highlights include everything. For example, they form a foot, and a soccer ball, which gets kicked... it's then animated flying into a net. The pixels used to create the animation are the dancers themselves. It's an eight minute show. Enjoy the embedded clip.
This is my favourite bar fight movie, courtesy of Videosift . Enjoy this Boston Legal clip, which should be forever known as the best lawyer show ever .
Believe it or not, I can see parallels between Deniro in Terry Gilliam's Brazil and the world of accounting. At least the part about the 27B-6 form and its effect on anyone subject to paperwork, or who feels above it. This is simply a wonderful clip - thanks Videosift.
Speech recognition isn't there yet. I just wrote about shout hacking here - read up on that before seeing this comedy spectacle, courtesy of Videosift. Warning - this clip has a bit of NSFW language - which shouldn't be a surprise, given that someone's trying to do anything with a computer. I'm sure this guy could've followed the rules better, but it's still funny to see him get so flustered. Doesn't help that he keeps talking when the computer's listening to him when he doesn't want it to record his speech. The frustrating bit where he's trying to say "N" instead of "M" at the six minutes remaining mark. You can hear him, 2 minutes from the end, giving up and using the backspace key a bit. True geek comedy.
You can tell I'm pretty busy when I have little to add other than cute videos featuring cats. Ah, Conan. It's particularly funnier in countries where you're familiar with the CA designation, since we now have a new - ableit senseless - meaning for it. Thanks Videosift.
Sometimes it feels like work really is like this. At least you wish it was - it would certainly make things much interesting and amusing. I guess that's why we have computer games. That video is a clip from Monthy Python's Meaning of Life - per the Videosift description : 'In the bleak days of 1983, the Crimson Permanent Assurance, an accountancy staffed by elderly workers much like a slave ship, has been taken over by efficiency-minded corporate types. When they sack an employee, there's an uprising, and the building is unleashed from its moorings to sail across the (dry) ocean and take on the financial centers of the world, starting with an all-out attack on the large skyscraper housing The Very Big Corporation of America, complete with filing-cabinet cannons, ceiling-fan broadswords, and paper-spindle short-swords.' Enjoy.
But he's dead. Thanks for the heads-up from my ever-reliable news service, Videosift . Posts about more "ACS"-ish stuff will resume probably after the holidays. Or when I'm not in hardcore "I'm on vacation" mode.
The man who came up with the idea of selling the poles from the classic Seinfeld episode about the holiday of Festivus says it himself in this video: "now they're even commercializing Festivus". And I don't mind at all - it's absolutely hilarious. Click on the first link above to read the Wikipedia entry explaining the phenomenon, then enjoy the video. And yes, this being Dec 23, it is actually Festivus day. Thanks Videosift . Now it's time for me to go and make some Christmas food.
It's been a while since I posted anything from Videosift just for the heck of it - but this one is a winner. The clip is merely a recording of a conversation between, George Vaccaro, a man overcharged for service by Verizon and their inability to comprehend the difference between two thousandths of a dollar, and two thousandths of a cent. If you're impatient, here's the three minute remix . Some people have too much time on their hands. To add insult to injury, Verizon e-mailed him and offered to give back half the money they're overcharging him. Insane. Now before I go on, I'll spoil the suspense - Verizon, after making an insulting 50% refund offer, finally offered the full 100% earlier today . Now Verizon wasn't very apologetic in its response - they want to make it sound like a misunderstanding. If it was, it's only on their end. As slashdotter Lproven writes, "And it must be said that the customer here is really not very good at explaining the arithmetic. . . . [B]ut what he mostly...
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This post is directed at everyone who feels overworked and underpaid. It could be worse. Just ask the crane operator. Thanks Videosift - also, go there if you want to see a full-size version of this clip. For some reason it got shrunk to an even smaller size. I have no idea how to fix that.
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