Sunday, July 16, 2006

One Red Paperclip

So, I was watching a rerun of Best Week Ever on VH-1, and they did a bit about a guy named Kyle MacDonald who used his blog, through a series of trades, to trade a red paperclip for a house in Kipling Saskatchewan. I have heard of blogs leading to book deals for many bloggers, but using a blog as a means to get a house blew my mind. I immediatly went to kyle's blog, and read the story of how he turned a red paperclip into a house. Probably one of the more enjoyable blogs I have read in a while, and I would recomend it as a must read!
one red paperclip

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Tech Support

Here is something funny that I found. Enjoy!

My Frapper Map

I have had a frapper account for a long time, but I have never really bothered to spend any time on it. Well, since I have an account, I decided to make up a frapper map for my LOST-n-Found blog. When I started the map, I didn't want to have map with nothing on it, so I decided to stick pins in places where I had either lived or visited during my many travels. I started on the east coast, and worked my way east, and by the time I was done, I had over 40 pins in the map. I didn't think that I had really traveled all that much. Anyway, here is the map.

Feel free to not only enter your location, but places that you have been as well.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Enough is Enough!

Okay, this is getting fucking rediculous!!!!! This isn't the first post that I have made about stupid non-sport events trying to pass themselves off as sports on tv, and it probably won't be my last, but the World Hot Dog Eating Champioships? Give me a fucking break! I didn't really mind it the first time they aired it. I still thought that it was supremely stupid that they were interviewing the contestants and discussing strategy as if it really mattered. What really has me earked is that they have been playing that stupid competition on ESPN for a week. Your know how many times they replay the real sporting events like the Superbowl, or a World Series game? ONCE! Maybe if we're lucky, and there are special circumstances, Like the Red Soxs coming back from three games down to beat the Yankees, then we may get a repeat, but that's it! I would much rather see a repeat of the Superbowl than a bunch of losers who's only claim to fame is being able to stuff a ludicris amount of Hot Dogs down their gullet.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Pirates of the Carribbean: Dean Man's Chest

Here is when being an insomniac pays off. Last night, I went to the midnight premire of Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man's Chest. I must say that I wasn't disappointed. Funnier than the original, and lots of swashbuckling and special effects. It was really long though, pushing 2 1/2 hours, so I would suggest not ordering that extra large drink before the movie. Two things about the movie. In case, like my sister, you didn't know, this movie is serialized meaning that it is in two parts (like Kill Bill). So, a lot is left unresolved at the end of the movie. My sister almost flipped out at the end, "WHAT THE HELL!", I believer were he exact words. I did a quick internet search when I got home, and found out that the next movie is titled "At World's End", and is slated for a May 25, 2007 release. The next thing about the ending is that there is a short clip at the end of the credits. Nothing profound, just a funny clip, so if you don't mind the wait, sit through the credits. Overall I'de say that this movie is a must see, and I can't wait for part three.