Today is a huge day for zootpatrol. We are very excited to announce that we have been selected to become a featured website on Pulse News Reader, the #1 news application for the iPhone, iPad, and Android. Pulse is a spectacular designed application that allows you to chose and transform your favorite websites and news sources into a colorful and interactive mosaic. For instance if you add zootpatrol to your feed, each one of our posts is represented by large thumbnails, as we post throughout the day the feed updates itself and you are able to scroll through the thumbnails horizontally. When you click on a thumbnail the story will open up within the application, letting you stay within the app and making you not have to jump around websites. Pulse redefines news, giving you the opportunity to experience the news you desire from traditional sources, your favorite blogs and social networks – all in one beautiful interface. Trust us on this we aren’t telling you to download this app just because we are featured now, take our word you will fall in love with Pulse, we did. So if you have an iPad, iPhone, or Android device, you can go to the Pulse website here and download the app, or just go to the app store or market on your phone and search “Pulse News Reader”. We’d like to also personally thank everyone at the Pulse team especially Cristina who had to put up with our 8 billion emails back and forth for a month getting things together, THANK YOU! So go grab Pulse and get your read on zoot nation.
Check below for screen-shots of zootpatrol in action on Pulse, and to get a better idea how it looks and works.
Times have changed there is no question about that, some for the good and some for the bad. Here is a visual representation of the comedy behind the changes from past to present. A lot has changed but I am glad when I am at a bar getting drunk and someone screams out, “Kamikazesssssssssss” that there isn’t 500 Japanese airplanes about to blast into the building I am in.
more past vs present examples below
They say the only dumb question is the one not asked, well that is true 99% of the time, but then there is that 1% where the question makes a question the human race itself. Here is another collection (here is part 1 if you missed it) of ridiculous questions on Yahoo Answers, some with even better answers. These are the types of questions that make you want to slam your skull into a desk over and over again.
see more dumbness displayed below.
I found this graph really interesting because how the popular media portrays George Bush and how they say he was the worst president ever. This may be, I am not here to debate that, but the graph clearly shows the public approval ratings were always higher for bush instead of Obama except for the first couple of months Obama was in office. Just makes you think what other smoke the media blows up your ass to sway your opinion about something. TPM compiled Gallup’s monthly presidential approval ratings for every President’s first two years in office, dating back to Dwight Eisenhower. Each plot point represents the poll taken closest to the end of given month, beginning at the time of inauguration. Polls were not always taken at uniform intervals, so some approximation was necessary. In the cases of Johnson and Ford, who were not inaugurated in January like the other Presidents on this list, their data begins one month from the date they assumed office.
I think we have all played madden, and the first thing you usually do when picking a your team is check out the player ratings of your favorite players. Lately player rating have become really serious. Take for example the latest Tony Parker cheating scandal. EA Sports video game NBA 2k11 rated Parker’s loyalty at 87, after the cheating scandal EA updated Parker’s loyalty rating to a whopping 0, yes they gave him a 0 loyalty rating for fucking Brent Barry’s wife. I enjoy the realistic attention these ratings are getting but I think they should add in other player ratings for certain players, like these. (P.S. I’m a Redskins fan and I want to publically say, “Fuck you Fat Albert, I hate you and I want the 100 million dollars back our team gave you for playing like a fat retard and making our defense worse, thanks dude.”)
More truthful player ratings below
Animals can be really hard to take good portraits of, as anyone who has ever tried to take a photo of their pet would know, besides me I can put my dog on a surf board with a Scream mask on and she will be still as a statue. Andrew Zuckerman is a digital photographer who takes portraits of animals in stunning high resolution against white backgrounds, resulting in stunning details and clarity. The amount of detail is absolutely stunning. Here’s some ridiculously cool animal portraits.
More bad ass animal portraits below
So we covered the original hover hand picture seen here if you missed it. The hover hand move is pretty much when a guy is to nervous to actual place his hand on the girl and let’s it hover her body awkwardly. It’s the only surefire way to tell if someone is actually a man… You see, a real man would place their hands on the velvety figure of a lady… But a virgin? They’d just have their hand hover awkwardly over the person they are taking a picture with. Hence forth… The hand hover. Here is a nice collection of the hover hand in action and they rule.
more nerdtastic hover hand moves below
The guys over at College Humor put together another hilarious video demonstrating a truthful advertisement for graduate school. With the job market the way it is tons of kids are coming out of college and going right back into school, mostly for the reason they can’t find a job. I have a ton of friends that are going to grad school now so I thought this was especially funny since the reasons given are mostly on point with my dead beat friends, so we present you the truth about grad school aka “Learn how to avoid the real world.”
In a mobile industry shrouded in secrecy and lawsuits, where every major player is always in the process of suing or being sued by their competitors for patent violations and intellectual property fraud, it’s nice to find an ‘open’ and collaborative design project amongst the walled gardens.
As part of Mozilla Labs’ Concept Series, the Open Web Concept Phone project received an intriguing submission from product designer Billy May. After rounds of extensive community feedback and suggestions, Billy has finished his exploration of ‘Seabird’ and what the mobile device of the future might look like.
More pictures, specifications, and information below
The Seven Deadly Sins, also known as the Capital Vices or Cardinal Sins, is a classification of objectionable vices that has been used since early Christian times to educate and instruct followers concerning fallen humanity’s tendency to sin. This project by Peter Tanuwidjaja presents 7 character based on 7 major sins, such as Anger, Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Lust, Pride, and Sloth. Those sins are illustrated in a form of animal and each character has it own deep interpretation. You can check out Tanuwidjaja’s page here.
The rest of the 7 deadly sins monsters are below