An Oldie but a Goodie

Posted by Mark

bic ad

This is one of my favorite ads and its for the BiC permanent marker. Since Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, this ad is showing how permanent the marker really is. Say this woman is around 60 years old now that means she got the autograph when she was max 30 years old, that would mean the marker lasted over 30 years. Here is a link to the larger version. [Link]


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Shop By Color

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This is pretty interesting, you shop for items by color not products. So for example you choose a shade of blue, it will display you products that have that color. [Link]

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100 Oldest Domains

Posted by Mark

Just saw that BoingBoing posted a link to the 100 oldest domain names. I thought I had posted it here ages ago but it turns out I posted it in a forum back in December before I had this blog. Anyway here is the link to the 100 oldest dot com domains. [Link]


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Famous Lebanese

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Thanks to Purg for the link to this site with famous Lebanese. Here are some interesting ones I didn’t know about:

Nicolas Hayek, creator of Swatch and savior of the Swiss watch industry.
Marisa Tomei, winner of Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in “My Cousin Vinny”
Frank Zappa, rock legend
Yasmine Bleeth, starred in “Baywatch” and “Nash Bridges”
G.E. Smith, guitarist and “Saturday Night Live’s” bandleader for many years (Smith is the translation of is family’s Lebanese name, Haddad)
Kathy Najimy, award-winning comic actress, the fun-loving nun in the “Sister Act” films and co-star of Kirstie Alley as Olive in “Veronica’s Closet”.
Tom Shadyac, director of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective(1994), The Nutty Professor (1996), Liar Liar (1997), Patch Adams(1998), Dragonfly (2002) and Bruce Almighty (2003)
Ned Mansour, president of Mattel, Inc.
Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko’s

Here is the full list. [Link]

Update: Here is another list from a more reliable source. [Link]
Update 2: Wendie Malick is of Irish and Lebanese heritage. She plays Nina Van Horn on NBC’s hit show Just Shoot Me. [Link]


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Bite the Curb

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Have you watched American History X? Remember the scene where Edward Norton tells the black guy to bite the curb? Well this video is similar to that except this video is real. [Video 592KB]


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Break your Camera

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Via Kottke, here is a link to pictures on flickr taken by putting the camera in long exposure mode and then tossing it up in the air. [Link]


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IKEA | DRÖMKÖK ÅT ALLA

Posted by Mark

Wait till the page loads, then click and hold on the left or right side of the image whilst the image rotates. [Link]


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Apple Event Observations

Posted by Mark

Daring Fireball has posted some interesting observations from yesterdays Apple event. The most interesting ones to me are:

– The new iPods do not support FireWire
– The itunes video downloads are low-res 320×240
– Video playback battery life sucks. 2hrs for 30gb, 3hrs for 60

Here is the full list. [Link]

One thing I would like to add here. When I got my first iPod it came with a case, remote control and a power adapter. The new iPods don’t come with either and that really sucks.


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Dubai then and now: 1991 vs 2005

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Two pictures of the same street, one from 1991 and one from 2005. It’s amazing how fast Dubai grew, I have seen pictures of Kuwait from 1983 and the places still look the same today! [Link]

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BMW

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BMW Thailand are cool, they have cut-outs of your favorite BMW car read to download. [Link]


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