Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15th, outsourced

I thought everyone knew about Awkward Family Photos, but apparently that is not the case. So, check out Awkward Family Photos. YOU'RE WELCOME.

Have you ever wanted to engage and bait a scammer? This guy did, and it was exhilarating to read.

A group of Oregon legislators slipped lyrics from "Never Gonna Give You Up" into their speeches, and then cut the result into a video. Now someone just needs to clean it up with auto-tune.

I loved reading this story about how the famous "blue marble" photograph of the earth came to be. Did you know the identity of the photographer is disputed? At first I thought, how is it possible that two people could clearly remember taking the same photo? Then I realized that Jeremy and I do that all the time, so much so that when our photos were featured in a book we had to have them credited to "Jeremy and Bridget Palmer."

Best ruling reasoning ever, re the Facebook ongoing litigation battle: "The Winklevosses are not the first parties bested by a competitor who then seek to gain through litigation what they were unable to achieve in the marketplace."

Behold, a photographic tour of world desk jobs. I was really hoping the Egyptian Mujamma would make it in there.

Zoomable before/after pictures of the Japan tsunami. So sad.

Finally, here are some beautiful and interesting maps of US population change.

4 comments:

Kathy Haynie said...

The Blue Marble essay was well written and fascinating. It's hard to imagine life without knowing that photo. The Awkward Family Photos easily distracted me for a good 1/2 hour on a Friday afternoon, and as an Oregon gal, I really love that video - hadn't seen it yet - how ironic that it came to me from your post based in the Middle East. What a funny world we live in. Thanks for all the interesting links this Friday!

Kathy Haynie said...

I was just thumbing through the pictures in my Gospel Art Picture Kit, and I realized that the blue marble is one of the photos in the church kit - #600.

Kat Clark said...

I don't think I've laughed this hard since I discovered cakewrecks. And I'm pretty sure that discovery was also due to you. Thank you dear Bridget of Arabia. Thank you. I almost passed out from laughter.

Bridget said...

So glad to spread the joy of Awkward Family Photos!

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