Time Lapse Video, Earth Hour, Sydney Australia

March 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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I found mostly ads for this year’s Earth Hour on YouTube, but I was looking for a time lapse video of last year’s Earth Hour of some large Sydney.  I finally came across this one from Sidney Australia from 2007.  It’s pretty dramatic!

I’ve been reading all the different opinions about it, and of course they are all over the place.  While I’d like to see us rely less on electricity when it’s unnecessary, I don’t think we want to reduce power plant capacities and things like that, because emergencies can create a large amount of need for it at times.  You just never know.

I guess I think of it like going paperless – it’s a good idea to reduce.  But really, you den’t ever want to be entirely paperless.  There’s way too much potential for disaster there.  Also, someone observed that Earth Hour would be a good time for opportunistic burglars!  I’d have to agree he has a point!


A Video of Part of the Lunar Eclipse February 20, 2008

February 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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I didn’t get to see the lunar eclipse last night, but I did find a video that a couple of funny guys from California taped and put up on YouTube.  It’s rather amusing, as well as really interesting to see the moon emerge (eventually) from it’s eclipsilization.




Video of one of the Tornadoes Around Izard County, Arkansas, February 5, 2008

February 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Here is a great video I found on YouTube of one of the tornadoes that happened on Super Tuesday around Izard County, Arkansas.  It’s hard to capture a tornado on video at night, but this person did it!  It appears with the strikes of lightening!  Absolutely amazing and frightening.  Kudos to you my friend. 

Pause it at around 13/14 seconds for best effect!  (Also around 25 seconds.)  And if you like it, please “Digg” it on the Digg tag below it – thanks!


John Cusack in the Evil Room, ‘1408′

February 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Here is a great spoof someone did of the movie, 1408 with John Cusack.  The new premise seems to be that the reason room 1408 is so evil is because of the next door neighbors playing their music unbearably loudly!  This is cleverly put together and actually really well done, especially when it comes to the audio.  The guy who put this together didn’t just add music over the visuals, he sort of muted it and cranked the bass a bit to make it sound like it was coming through the wall!

Spoiler Alert!  Watching this spoof could give away some things about this movie if you’ve never seen it.  I don’t really like scary movies, usually, but this one was really different and I liked it – so recommend it.  So keep the spoiler warning in mind when deciding whether to watch this spoofed trailer.

1408 Trailer – Spoof:


Boy-Butter Annnounces: Boy-Butter Bonerz

January 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Boy-Butter’s New Performance Capsules With Boy-Agra!
Boy Butter BonerzBoy Butter, known widely for their personal lubricants, marketed to gay men, has taken another step toward enhancing male pleasure.  They announced today that they will be selling Boy Butter Bonerz (wow, that sounds like Boy Butter “boners” doesn’t it?) starting in February, both online and in stores.Wow, what a perfect item.  What with feeling “…like a horny eighteen-year-old again” and that it lasts for “36 hours,” it’s the —- that keeps on giving.  I guess this is one of those items that is for both of you.  Kind of like when a man gives his wife or girlfriend a revealing negligee – who is it really for?

Of course, whether you can truly get boners from Boy Butter Bonerz is one of those “do herbal remedies really work” kinds of questions.  And this is an herbal formula.  Their claim is that it is “36-hours of fun in a safe, effective herbal formula without ‘speedy’ side effects. “What is different about Boy Butter Bonerz that sets it apart from other male performance herbal products?  The answer to that seems to be simply marketing.  Eyal Feldman, creator of Boy Butter, says, “… I noticed they are all targeted and compete for a generic male demographic.  Using our Boy Butter branding, which is highly-recognized in the gay market, we packaged an excellent 36 hour formula with an unforgettable brand name, Boy Butter Bonerz with Boy-Agra.”

Any other difference from other herbal male performance remedies is unclear.  I could not find anything on their site with a listing of ingredients.  What I did find on their site (Boy Butter) said, “BOY BUTTER BONERZ is a truly revolutionary Male Performance Enhancer created from natural herb extracts offers a safe alternative to Viagra, Cialis, Levitra without a prescription.”  They don’t say what is different about their product, they only state it is “truly revolutionary.”  They claim, “You will experience larger erections due to increased blood flow.”  And they offer a refund if you don’t experience “total satisfaction.”  (I wonder how you can prove something like that.  Maybe they just take you at your word.)

It seems the branding and marketing, and the fun, crazy, wacky name, will make this product a hit when it hits the marketplace.  But whether or not it has staying power (pun intended) will be something that only time and customer loyalty can tell.There is a link from their site to purchase Boy Butter Bonerz in a single-capsule blister pack for a “sale price” of $5.99 (regular price $6.99).  You can order now, but it won’t ship until the second week of February.




SOURCES:

  • Press Release from Boy Butter
  • Boy Butter Web Site

B.S. For Friday – Punctuation and Special Effects!

That's bloody BRILLIANT!

Brilliant Stuff for Friday, January 25, 2008:

Skills Improvement:  Here is an exercise from the University of Bristol.  This particular one is about using apostrophes.  When you’re done with that exercise, there is a whole list on the left with links to information and other exercises.

Semicolon Savvy:  I guess today’s entry is following a theme.  Follow this for an easy explanation of proper use of a semicolon.  It’s really not that hard!

Brilliant FX:  Here is a YouTube video that shows someone using an application that traces objects in videos in order to render a model that you can do cool effects with.  Fun to watch!  The application is called VideoTrace.


Brilliant Stuff – Truth In Blogging

January 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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I’m sorry to say that I found nothing brilliant today.  And I was really looking!  I’m sure tomorrow will be better.  Some days are just not so brilliant.


Tuesday’s Brilliant Stuff – Scary Story, Music-Maker, Einstein and Controversy!

January 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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That's bloody BRILLIANT!

Brilliant Stuff for Tuesday, January 22, 2008:

Very Short Story:  I like this guy’s writing.  I’ll have to post a link to the zombie story, soon, that one was actually even better.  Oh what the heck – here are both of them Beat Yourself Up Over It and I Am A Zombie Filled With Love.  I just love the zombie one….

Time Waster/Music Maker:  Wow, how to describe this… It’s a little on-line synthesizer that is inuitive and easy to use.  Cute graphics, and you make the music by pushing different keys on your computer keyboard.  You can even record something, once you’ve established a bit of a song!  I just love the keys that play bits of sampled rap.  LOL  Find it HERE

Brilliant Quote of The Day:  “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” –Albert Einstein

Propaganda:  Here is a cartoon that best-describes the crux of the writers’ strike going on.  Quick and to the point!  I totally get it, and I totally support them!  View it here.  Brilliant!


Sunday B.S. – Fun stuff, clever stuff stats stuff, and a little bit of stupidity

January 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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That's bloody BRILLIANT!

Brilliant Stuff for Sunday, January 20, 2008:

WebSite:  Inner Child Brain Modification – Tips and tricks to help you tap into those inner recesses of your mind where your inner child lives.  Very childish and cool!

Picture:  Someone went to a lot of trouble to line up the images on the backs of 5, 10, 20, and 50 dollar bills with the buildings themselves.  Hard to explain here but really cool.  Just go see it for yourself!

Tool:  A database of census information by zip code.  You can enter your own and see how close you are to average.  You can also compare the stats side by side for different zip codes.  Zip Skinny.

And now, for the Anti-Brilliant: This is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen in my life.  I wonder if any of these people are still alive!  Click here to be amazed by innovative stupidity in action.  Definitely not-so-brilliant!


Saturday B.S. – Poe’s Birthday, Weird Words, Weird Horoscopes And Cryptograms!

January 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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That's bloody BRILLIANT!

Brilliant Stuff for Saturday, January 19, 2008:

WebSiteThe most amazingly well-written horoscopes I’ve ever read!  Very entertaining – it almost makes me want to believe in astrology.   Free Will Astrology

Word:  cackhanded – I was just happily reading along the other day, minding my own business, when I came across the word cackhanded.  Sometimes you come across a new word and you say to yourself, “Oh, there’s a word I don’t know.  I wonder what it means.  I will look it up.”  Other times, you come across a word you don’t know that jumps off the page and makes you say, “What the hell IS that thing???”  Which was the case for me with ‘cackhanded.’  Oh, I did look it up, and it has two meanings:  the first is left-handed and the second is clumsy or foolish.  Brilliant word!  Seems like kind of an insult to lefties, though.

News Story:  Man makes his annual visit to Edgar Allan Poe’s grave.  January 19th is Poe’s birthday, so each year this man leaves 3 red roses and a half-filled bottle of cognac, carrying on a mysterious tradition that has been happening since 1949.  The story is found here.  Poe was born January 19, 1809 and died October 7, 1849.

Time Waster:  Do you like cryptograms?  I’m addicted to them lately!  This gives you all the cryptograms you want to play, and you play them right online.  It’s really intuitive and clever, as well.  When you fill in the letter you think correlates to a particular code letter, it fills in all the rest of that same letter for you.  If you want to change it, just change one and all the rest change for you.  Brilliant!  It has other great features too, but I think I’ll just let you explore them for yourself.  Cryptograms.org

 B.S. (Brilliant Stuff) is a brand new feature on the sherryness.com website.  Each day I’ll post the most brilliant things I come across and add to the list throughout the day.  If you’re bored, just come check out the B.S.!