JusReign – Cheetah and Turban / Pagh

April 14, 2011

My friends made this funny video:

It stars JusReign, a Canadian YouTube comic who does funny things on the interweb, like this charming tutorial on how to tie a turban. Now I know.


How to Steal Like an Artist

April 4, 2011

Great advice on creation from Austin Kleon, creator of Blackout Poems:

“Do good work and put it where people can see it.” It’s a two step process.
Step one, “do good work,” is incredibly hard. There are no shortcuts. Make stuff every day. Fail. Get better. Step two, “put it where people can see it,” was really hard up until about 10 years ago. Now, it’s very simple: “put your stuff on the internet.”

The whole, excellent manifesto is here.


OKCupid: Best questions to ask on a first date

February 8, 2011

Q: Do my date and I have long-term potential?
A: According to OKC, couples with long-term potential are most likely to give matching answers to the following questions:
1. Do you like horror movies?
2. Have you ever travelled around another country alone?
3. Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and live on a sailboat?

According to OKC’s data set, matching answers on these questions were even more predictive of a successful match than questions about sex, god and smoking.

It’s a fun read: here.


Nail Polish has come a long way.

February 6, 2011

My fingernails always look like I used them to scratch a hole through a metal door, so I don’t spend that much time or energy checking into the state of nail technology today. Big mistake. I found a whole blog and YouTube channel of really awesome nail art tutorials. Look at this.

First of all, nail polish floats on water, so you can do cool stuff like this water marbled effect. It’s like Japanese paper marbling, or this one awesome craft I used to do when I was a kid, using clear nail polish on the surface of water and applied to black construction paper, why can I not find a Google image, totally gonna make some this week, anyway:

Plus, now you can get colour-changing nailpolish:

In order to be a nail expert like Colette in these tutorials, you need to own a little bit of nailpolish. Not too much. Just a few bottles. If you keep them well-organized, they hardly take up any space at all.

I’m totally in.

Anyway, I was totally enthralled by, and spent like two hours watching every single video on that channel I briefly viewed a few nail tutorials. And suddenly my raggedy little nail-nubs look undewhelming and I have total keratin envy. All of this, coupled with my naturally competitive nature, means I’m probably going to try to one-up Colette and start growing out my nails for the rest of my life, so I can make them super-pretty and myself super-helpless. Anyone wanna come by and rub my eyes for me? They get itchy.


How news stories are made

January 19, 2011

Thanks to Colin for Facebooking this.


Opossum pedicure

August 6, 2010

I cannot for the life of me figure out what the hell this is. But I enjoyed it a lot anyway. That little opossum’s hoary face, and this strange, strange, time-warp of a woman. Is it a joke? It’s pretty flawlessly executed, if so. She also has several other videos where she massages and aura-cleanses her opossums, huh? I know, right?
This video is just another reason why I love the Interweb so very hard.

Via MeFi.


How to Be Alone

August 5, 2010

Lovely.
Via pretty much everyone I know on Facebook.