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Random Acts of Blogging III

By Brian | December 20, 2007 | Share on Facebook

Lots of little things today:

1) 2007 Top 10 Finalists – Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest (Hat tip: Lisa Fiorenzo)

2) Soundboard.com – 78,000+ sound files, broken down into 6,000+ “Soundboards.” Find “soundboards” from your favorite movies, tv shows, celebrities, etc. It’s the YouTube of sound clips…

3) Just when you thought Britney Spears was as messed up as she was going to get:

But here’s where it goes beyond messed up to just plain weird:

This is wrong on so many levels, just the thought of typing it all up makes my head hurt.

4) Time’s Person of the Year for 2007 is . . . You again! No, just kidding. It’s Vladmir Putin. The title of the article is “A Tsar is Born.” Clever title, although I think he wins for being infamous as opposed to famous. Yet another contest Al Gore could have won but didn’t, me thinks. At any rate, this site is kind of cool. It shows you the covers for all the Person of the Year issues, dating back to 1927, and lets you view them by category – US Political and Military Leaders (30), International Leaders (31), Business and Technology (5), Science and Medicine (5), Religion and Philanthropy (3), and Concepts (7).

5) Finally, a quick Instapundit roundup. Glenn was chock full of blogabble stuff today:

  – Did you know that 70 Senators, including 22 Democrats, voted to extend the Iraqi war funding by $70 million on Tuesday? Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that Democrats were vowing to end the war? The 2006 Congress marked the “end of the rubber stamp Congress,” right? Maybe this had something to do with it.

  – Did you know that printer ink costs roughly $8,000 per gallon? And that ink monitoring software tells you the cartridge is out of ink when it is an average of 20% full? The worst offender, by the way, is Kodak’s EasyShare 5300 which would have you waste an astounding 64% of the ink! I’ve never understood why people don’t just turn off those ink monitors and print until the printouts start degrading (always keeping a spare cartridge handy, of course). That way, you know you haven’t wasted any…

  – Did you know that the free market seems to be doing what the Kyoto treaty could not do? Some fascinating stats, comparing 1997 (the year before Kyoto was signed) to 2004 (latest available data):
    – Emissions worldwide increased 18.0%.
    – Emissions from countries that signed the treaty increased 21.1%.
    – Emissions from non-signers increased 10.0%.
    – Emissions from the U.S. increased 6.6%.
    – Emissions from the U.S. grew slower than those of over 75% of the countries that signed Kyoto.

That’s all for now…

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