Who’s got two thumbs and is a sucker for documentaries (especially if they’re under 90 minutes)? This kid.
The documentary itself wasn’t really novel in any way, but was really digging the uniqueness of the Pixar office vibe. They ride around the office in scooters, have paper airplane competitions, and focus on an idea they call “unplanned collaboration”. They achieve this by keeping the office friendly and architecturally open. One Pixar exec described it as 200 people working in a giant college dorm room.
Cool new fact: Steve Jobs was one of the founders of Pixar and at the time the film was made, had a majority shareholdership of Disney-Pixar Studios.
I’m not sure why female tennis players feel the need to step into the fashion biz. Serena Williams really blew it for you when she started showing up to matches wearing “tennis lingerie”.
But now there’s a new kid on the block, who perhaps doesn’t realize that it doesn’t really count as winning a tennis match if your opponent is laughing too hard at you to get on the court.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands showed up at the Wimbeldon player’s party in this “outfit”:
Not to be outdone in the tabloids by Lady Gaga, she reprised her debut with this number days later:
The tennis rodeo is happy to have you, ma’am
What’s brown and rhymes with Snoop?
Atlantans, beware! There’s a monkey on the loose!
This cute little feller has gone missing from Yerkes.
If you find him, please dress him in a top hat and come find me at Rollins.
Recently I had a discussion about how individuals with a presence on the internet remain “alive” long after they’re dead.
Is it creepy? Should dead individuals’ Facebook/ Tumblr/ etc accounts be removed/ deactivated?
Facebook has come up with a solution. When an individual dies, you can suggest that their page be “memorialized”. Memorialized pages are “hidden” so that only confirmed friends can search for them; also, the wall is open for confirmed friends to comment.
I’m not sure how I feel about the commenting piece. I’d rather see them “freeze” the account.
I just described Tumblr as what would happen if Wordpress and Twitter had a baby with ADHD that really liked cats and Harry Potter.
Likes: When everyone (i.e. the boss-man and that guy in lab who sucks the fun out of life) leaves the lab at night and it’s just me and a sugar high and the other grad students and pandora radio playing way too loudly. There is much dancing and revelry.
Dislikes: When, after several rounds of the macarena and a spot-on rendition of “Breakfast at Tiffanys”, you realize that your boss is actually in his office. Listening to everything you sing. And laughing at you.
After 24 long, empty years, I finally saw Star Wars (4th episode) yesterday.
I hate to say this, but it was totally awesome. I’m hooked. I can’t wait to see the 2nd/ 5th one.
I’m kind of coveting this now. What do you think? Too nerdy for the summer?