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.


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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