Here’s a pretty awesome video of some dude listing off the many reasons why you should start living a life outside the bounds of Facebook. I’ll be the first to admit that I enjoy Facebook. Even though I greatly reduced my time on the site, I still feel I am on it too much. As a Facebook user, this video is refreshing and gives me insight into how much I’m engorged in this world when I take notice of the way I live my life, the things I do and the people that I meet is directly affected by how it would look on Facebook. I think me and Facebook need to take a little time apart from each other.
Favorite line: “You don’t have 852 friends, you have about 4. And that’s good.”
Written by Ross Gardiner
Produced by Sonny Side Films
Music: Thievery Corporation – Marching the Hate machines
Camera: Canon 7D
Edit Final Cut Pro
The Columbus Dispatch discovered a homeless guy at the intersection of I-71 and Hudson Street in Columbus, Ohio with a voice that was destined for radio. Hearing his story you really hope he finds some kind of work to use that beautiful god like bum voice of his. Shit, I think I might just hire him for 3 dollars a day to follow me around and narrate a play by play of every movement I make. Who wants to bet you see this guy on one of the Tonight Shows in the next week or two?
UPDATE: Follow up story below of all the offers he is now getting form the video, feel good story completed.
1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
2. Don’t worry about what people think, they don’t do it very often.
3. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car.
4. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
5. If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried before.
6. My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.
7. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
8. A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
9. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program.
10. If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.
More life truths, lessons, and advice below.
College is a great place to learn and have fun. But let’s not kid ourselves, some degrees are as useless as the plot in a Michael Bay film. Here’s a list of 10 degrees that may be interesting, but do jack shit for you in the real world.
10. Art History
Why It Won’t Help You Get a Job: With an art history degree you could maybe curate an art gallery or work at a museum or .yeah, that’s it. That’s all you can do. And seeing as how every art gallery and museum I’ve ever been to has exactly one dude sitting quietly at a desk reading a New Yorker and eating a food that requires chopsticks, I’m going to go ahead and assume there’s not a lot of positions open in the field. That means you’re going to have to venture out into the corporate world. And let me inform you, when you’re interviewing with Bob from the HR team at Wal-Mart who’s wearing a tie that has the twin towers smoking with writing underneath that says “We Will Never Forget, your art history degree says to him “I’m a commie a-hole who thinks I’m better than guys with 9/11 ties.
What Job You’ll End Up With: After your parents boot your ass from your bedroom to make room for anything that’s not your bedroom, you’ll wander towards the nearest coffee shop and get a job there, which will allow you to meet artists who will thank you for allowing them to put fliers by the cash register that inform people of their upcoming show that touts “the combination of art and flute.
Why It Won’t Help You Get a Job: This isn’t ancient Greece: No one is going to pay you money, or allow you to sodomize their attractive son, in exchange for your knowledge of existence. Never has there been an employer who’s said “Man, we’re having all kinds of problems, I wish we had someone on our team who could reference and draw conclusions from the story of Siddhartha that would pull up our fourth quarter numbers. I took many philosophy classes and it involved reading and smoking a shit pile of weed. You don’t need to pay 20,000 dollars a year to do that. All you need is twenty dollars and a library card.
What Job You’ll End Up With: Thanks to your extensive knowledge of philosophy, you’re now self-aware enough to know that most jobs out there will make you totally miserable. So most likely you’ll wait tables part time and hope someone starts paying you for the bi-monthly entries on your blog.
This is a really powerful poem by Taylor Mali cleaned up a bit (aka censored) for a teacher’s inservice audience. I have a lot of friends, and know a lot of people that do not care what people do for a living, or what they do for people, all they want to know about your job is how much money you make a year, and that is the only important thing to them, money. Well those people really have to wake up and realize everything in this world isn’t about money, it’s about enjoying what you do every day, helping others become better individuals, being happy, and making the world a better place. So to all the teachers and every other profession that doesn’t make a lot of money in the eyes of your peers, thank you for what you are doing.
Alright so today I got a boat load of some awesome new rap music, which is something I can’t say much these days, but there is some quality tunes here. I will start you off with two new Eminem tracks that came out this past weekend. We assume they were slated to be on his last CD but due to him having over 100 songs he had to make some cuts, but these are some awesome tracks that deserved to make the album. Then there is a real club banging song from Akon and Ludacris that uses the techno song Sandstorm as a sample for the beat, so yea its pretty good. Next Chris Brown makes his return again with a unbelievable performance from Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne to really make the song. Wiz Khalifa is really killing it right now and he isn’t disappointing with his new song released today called Teach You To Fly. And lastly another track from Weezy F Baby don’t call him the baby, baby, called One Night Only. Enjoy the tunes.
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Oh, how things have changed. This quick decade-at-a-glance from i09 sums up the last ten years with numbers. So what’s changed? Technology has gotten unimaginably smaller and better — just look at the differences between an iMac in 2000 and an iPad in 2010. The world’s population has grown, and for the first time more people live in cities than in rural areas. China’s electricity consumption has quadrupled. And the costs of technology are becoming more apparent than before. But really, the data speaks for itself. Well happy new year, lets keep running this poor planet into the friggen ground WOO HOOOOOOOOOO.
Forget about just one minute, we know you spend way to much time on The Book. But how much stuff really goes down in one minute on Facebook, well lucky for you this little video below will show you how much stuff is being shared every minute by the people of Facebook around the world.
Bonus: also below you can find the unbelievable growth of Facebook during the year of 2010. With the privacy scandal, the movie, and the recent appointment of Man of the Year, it seems this has all helped Facebook on the rise to world domination. (Click image to enlarge)
Imgur users share the best images on the internet, and in 2010, those images were viewed over 20 billion times! Aside from providing the quickest and easiest way to share your images, our goal is to also provide as much instant image-gratification as possible. This first annual “best of” list should pretty much sum things up for the year. They tried to pick images that quickly became popular, generated hundreds of thousands of views, were interesting, and/or somehow changed the Internet as they knew it. Enjoy!
10. This image, created by Sir Mitchell, was responsible for uniting the Internet together for a cause everyone could agree on. In an effort to give Conan “Coco” O’Brien the same air time that the Tonight Show has had for 60 years, people were setting this image as their Facebook profile pictures, creating desktop backgrounds with it, and overall spreading it around like wildfire.
9. This is Riley, and it was his birthday! It was also the time he became an Internet sensation. With close to 1 million views, he’s been seen more than most other dogs, AND he got cake. He’s owned by the Redditor moe-jito.
8. Wasps. Everyone hates them, but at over 750,000 views, it’s clear that everyone likes this image. Be cool, chill out, and enjoy reading it — but watch your back, they’re coming for you…