Posted by The Gimcracker in Television, Twitter Sucks on 11. Jun, 2009 | 1 Comment
I read an interesting article called Orphaned Tweets about the large number of people that sign up for Twitter, post one tweet, and never return. Well good golly I’m not the only one then. Two interesting statements from the article are “10 percent of Twitter users account for 90 percent of the tweets” and “60 percent of users do not return from one month to the next”. Both facts are alarming and here’s why.
Posted by The Gimcracker in Science, Technology on 03. Jun, 2009 | No Comments
By now we all use Gmail for our personal E-mail and most of us are utilizing a cool theme. You might be using Summer Ocean or Beach if you have a tropical vacation coming up. Maybe you use Phantasea or Mountains if you want to pretend like you are in nature while you’re reading your email. Or if you’re a nerd you could be using Planets or Terminal (Terminal’s tight!). There are tons of cool pre-built themes for Gmail. The only exception is Zoozimps. I just can’t possibly see any reason for using that theme.
I personally prefer the theme called Tree because it changes with the weather. All you have to do is type in your city when you select the theme and it takes care of the rest. It’s awesome, and also very accurate. No joke – one time I was checking my email and saw that it was snowing on the screen behind my emails and then I turned my head and looked out the window and sure enough it was snowing. Had it not been for my Gmail theme I might have never known! Based on this principal I have thought of a really fun challenge that you can do. It’s pretty hard because I haven’t even been able to complete it yet. So it’s hard and it’s fun. At least it’s fun, though.
Posted by The Gimcracker in Men Vs. Women, Seriously?!, Television on 02. Jun, 2009 | 7 Comments
Have you seen one of the worst commercials on television yet? It’s a married couple in a kitchen that looks like it’s from a mental institution (because it’s all white washed and because the people in it are mentally insane) talking about Multigrain Cheerios. As in the majority of commercials these days, the wife comes off as much smarter than her bumbling, stammering husband. It’s not the wife’s behavior that is the problem, it is the husband’s.
It is a husband’s responsibility to zing his wife back. If he doesn’t, the ensuing relationship is his own fault. However if my wife ever smiled at me as condescendingly as the woman in this commercial I would probably throw up all my lunches from the past 4 days straight into her little bowl of soggy oat rings. It literally makes me gag just watching it. It makes me GOL (that’s a real thing starting now).
Posted by The Gimcracker in Twitter Sucks on 29. May, 2009 | 4 Comments
Twitter is dividing our world into two groups: leaders and followers. Or I mean laggards and early adopters. Wait, regular people and losers. There, that feels right. It has been three years since I asked the question “WTF is Twitter?” and to this day no one has been able to adequately answer this question. Well gosh bless the guy who did this video because at least he tried. Watch the video and then I’ll tell you why it makes me cry for our world.
Posted by The Gimcracker in Twitter Sucks on 27. May, 2009 | 3 Comments
Ashton & Demi are threatening Twitter, or us, or someone, to leave Twitter if it does a TV show. Why? Why are you doing that? I think they are mumbling something about invasion of privacy, being stalked, and intrusion on their personal lives. Do they not know what it is? Do they use it every day and not know what Twitter is?
Posted by The Gimcracker in Blogging, Gaming, ROFL, Stuff On The Internet on 26. May, 2009 | No Comments
I already know of one Gabe who is really funny on the Internet, and that’s the one who writes for Penny Arcade. Surely there can’t be two Gabes who are really funny on the Internet. Well I have found a second Gabe who is even better than the first one. He is my favorite person in all of the Internet/TV/Movies/Culture/All this month.
Let me begin by introducing you to him in a way that will immediately show you what he’s all about. That way you can watch this first video and decide if A) you agree with me and want to find out more by reading the rest of the post and commenting about how much you agree, or B) you don’t agree and you don’t feel like wasting your time. Most bloggers wouldn’t be so courteous as to help you with major Internet decisions like this. TMG’s a little different. A special different.
Posted by The Gimcracker in Sports on 22. May, 2009 | No Comments
I told you to watch the NBA playoffs because remember how I was talking about where does amazing happen and then you put it on your mental list to watch at least a quarter of one game to make me feel better? Or were you just saying that? Well in either case amazing happened again last night (that’s what she said I wish).
Posted by The Gimcracker in Movies on 20. May, 2009 | No Comments
The Hangover is going to be the funniest movie to come out in at least 6 years. What is the last movie where you laughed so hard no noise came out? The answer is Old School where dude gets a dart in the neck. That is also one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. If you disagree then you should stop reading and go watch Dodgeball which is your favorite movie.
Posted by The Gimcracker in Seriously?! on 19. May, 2009 | No Comments
I’m always looking for reasons to create new blog categories that I’ll get tired of and not fulfill in the future (“Office-Graphs”, “B-Ratings”, “LOL-heads”, “pictures-of-hot-singers-that-look-like-hot-actresses-that-attract-12-year-old-girls-and-68-year-old-men-in-order-to-artificially-inflate-my-blog-statistics”).
In the past, each time I have created a new series the premise has intentionally gotten simpler because I want to increase the likelihood that I will actually keep the idea going. It has never worked. So let’s just go into my newest idea with low expectations.
Posted by The Gimcracker in Movies on 19. May, 2009 | 3 Comments
This is a movie coming out called Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes. Can I get enough Robert Downey Jr.? The answer is no. No is the answer to that question. Also of note: Jude Law as Watson, Rachel McAdams as some broad, and directed by Guy “Snatch” Richie. Great combo!!! The only thing that could make this better would be if the actors ate volcano tacos from Taco Bell many times throughout the movie.
And to answer your question of whether or not there are super-slow motion scenes of men punching each other: yes there are. Video after the jump.