RTNW

October 24, 2009

RTNW

Read This Not Work

One year’s supply of food for $800 from Costco

CeeVee makes your crappy resume look good (Lifehacker)

Play games at work while looking busy

Marge Simpson is going to be on the cover of Playboy. (CNN)

A review of live action Duck Hunt (Gizmodo)

Give a day to charity, get a day at Disney.

Man gets a DUI on an self-made motorized recliner (Gizmodo)

Finland makes broadband internet a public right. (NPR)

Birds eat trash, picture is disturbing.

Continuing along the same thread, Sweden burns rabbits for fuel

Stray rabbits are getting a raw deal in Sweden. Thousands of them living in the center of Stockholm are being culled, deep frozen and converted into biofuel for heating homes.

Is this your brain on God? (NPR)

Sad, Lehman Bros sells its last private jet.

Readability makes text on the web easier to read and removes clutter. (Good for the articles posted here)

Bloomberg buys Businessweek magazine.

Russia wants to quadruple the tax on beer in order to promote public health (and get more money).  No additional taxes will be placed on vodka. (Economist)

“The average Russian already drinks 30 litres of hard liquor a year, six times the amount in the EU, while imbibing a modest 77 litres of beer, a little less than a typical European. ”

Chicago Cubs go bankrupt, get sold.

New delicacies at the Texas State Fair, chief among them: fried butter. (Economist)

Dyson’s new blade-free fan (Wired)

Videos: 8 best viral ads of 2009. Megawoosh waterslide is sick, and the German Rorshach test ad was severely disturbing.

Bernie Madoff gets in a prison brawl over an argument on the economy. This is Hilarious. (Dealbreaker)

Post reports that Ponzi boy and a fellow inmate were discussing the “state of the market” during free time in the yard. The debate got heated and things escalated quickly. Frustrated with Madoff’s verbal sparring skills, the other guy decided to make this thing physical and pushed Berns, who shoved back “with both hands,” causing his opponent to stumble. Then, when the attacker tried to get up, Madoff “hovered over him red-faced and glaring,” according to eyewitnesses, and the Master of Ponz, now dubbed Bernie “The Bruiser” Madoff was declared the winner.

Start your car with this iphone ap.

Mexico’s new fleet of pink cabs only stop for women. (CNBC)

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One Response to “RTNW”

  1. jo Says:

    i totally signed up to get email updates about the give a day disney offer.

    fried butter at tx state fair was extremely butter-y but tasted pretty good. i dont think i’d ever try it again though.

    i tried teaching my mom how to use readability bc i think it would be very useful for her but she did not find it easy to use.

    i think mexico’s new fleet of pink cabs is a good idea – makes women feel safer.


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