E-Mail for People Without PCs

Posted by Mark

I’ve always had a thing for fax machines. To me they felt like mini teleportation machines, you put a document in one machine then it comes out again in another. I just found out HP has something similar but for emails. It was a mini printer created for people who don’t have a computer, you just plug the printer to the Internet and it will check your email and then print out any new ones you receive. If only there was a way to reply back…. [Link]

[Amazon]


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Takeru Kobayashi Loses

Posted by Mark

Today was the famous International Hot Dog Eating Competition in the US. Me and some friends have been talking about this competition for a few days now and I had a feeling Kobayashi was going to lose because he had an injury (jaw problem). I turned out to be right because he lost to Joey Chestnut who is now the world champion. Kobayashi who was the champion for the past 6 years straight managed to eat 63 hot dogs in 12 minutes compared to Joey who ate 66. [Link]

Kobayashi is still the hamburger eating champion (97 hamburgers in 8 minutes). [Link]


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ATMs in Iran

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ATM machine in Iran

A friend of a friend just got back from Iran and while he was there he took these pictures of an ATM machine outside a bank. A friend of mine sent me these pictures of an ATM machine outside a bank in Iran. I guess thats were Xerxes does his banking.

Picture 1
Picture 2


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Allofmp3.com is now Mp3Sparks.com

Posted by Mark

Allofmp3.com was finally forced to shut down by the Russian government BUT they right away launched Mp3Sparks.com instead. You could even log in with your allofmp3.com account with no problem..


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Chocolate dipped Altoids commercials

Posted by Mark

This campaign for chocolate dipped Altoids is currently my favorite for the year.

Half Deer Edwards
Banana Hands
Blow Hole Bob
Australian Double Back


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MOI: The role model driver competition

Posted by Mark

The Ministry of Information Interior has a competition to find the best driver in Kuwait. You can apply online and the grand prize is I think KD250.
To qualify you need to:

1) Own either a car or motorbike
2) Not have gotten any traffic violations between 07/31/2006 and 01/07/2007
3) Not have had any car accident between 07/31/2006 and 01/07/2007

To enter the competition visit the MOI website. [Link]

I am Am I the only one who finds this competition funny? Funny or not I am still going to sign up.

update: Imagine if the cops start recruiting drivers…

“Hi, sorry to pull you over but we’ve been tailing you for the past 30 minutes and we’ve noticed your driving skills are unparalleled. We would like you to consider signing up to the “Role Model Driver of the Year” competition because we think you have a strong chance of winning. What do you say?”


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Danger Mouse

Posted by Mark

I downloaded season 1 of the 80’s cartoon, Danger Mouse a few days ago and yesterday I watched a few episodes and it rocks! I used to love it when I was a kid (I think on Saudi channel 2) but even watching it now the show is still really good. His sidekick Penfold is probably the dorkiest of all sidekicks ever but he’s also the funniest. The James Bond franchise should seriously take a look at Danger Mouse and learn a thing or two. You can watch the intro to the cartoon on youtube by clicking [Here]


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The first cell phone ad (1989)

Posted by Mark

I would be curious to see the first MTC commercial…

[YouTube]

via kottke


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McDonalds delivers?!

Posted by Mark

mcdonalds delivery

I just lost a bet in the office. Someone said McDonalds delivered and I said no. Turns out they do! Their delivery number is 2472221. Weird.

update: added their delivery flyer


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Everything OK Commercial

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Last month I went down to Beirut to film an MTC-Vodafone commercial and yesterday it was finally aired on TV. I just uploaded it on YouTube if anyone wants to watch it.

[YouTube]

I couldn’t mention this before because I didn’t want to reveal too much but we managed to find and get the rights to the old Kuwaiti song “Everything OK“. Many of you might recognize it since I posted about it awhile back.

If you didn’t see the pictures from the making of
you can click the following links:
Egypt – Day 1
London – Day 2
India – Day 3


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