Some Friday Fun for y'all
It's Friday. You ain't got no job. And you ain't got shit to do!
Ok maybe you do have shit to do...but in any case wanted to end the week on a fun note.
First up is a shoplifting seagull.
"It seems this seagull in Scotland has developed the habit of stealing chips from a neighborhood shop.
The seagull's shoplifting started early this month, when he first swooped into the store in Aberdeen, Scotland, and helped himself to a bag of chips.
Since then, he's become a 'regular.' He always takes the same type of chips.
Customers have begun paying for the seagull's stolen bags of chips, because they think it's so funny."
Nicely done Mr. Seagull. Reminds me of the time I used to steal those little half pint colored sugar drinks that were 25 cents from the Chinese grocery store. Although I was a little more discreet about it. That and they weren't as generous to let me run away when they caught me. Damn, if only I had been a seagull i would have gotten away with it.
Next up is a presidential quiz for you to take entitled "Should You Be President".
The quiz tests your stand on hot button election issues and how you rank them. It then tells you based on your responses which candidate you should support based on those responses. It also tells you how popular you would be based on your answers if you would run for president.
Pretty cool...it turns out according to my answers I would support Barack Obama as president. Although it turns out if I were to run for president, I would only receive 1.2% of the vote based on others who have taken the poll! Although that was higher than Giuliani, Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul. So at least I wasn't dead last! :)
According to the poll my views would lead me to vote for Obama
(Thanks to faithful reader Alexis for sharing both the seagull shoplifter and the presidential poll. Nicely done.)
In other news, popular NYC entertainment/gossip site Metadish is up for sale.
The owner of the site, James Poling, is a very talented writer. Unfortunately it looks like another job will prevent him from updating the site on a regular basis.
The current bid for the site is $6,000 although you can buy the site now for $42,000. The site is up for auction and here's one of the selling points:
"Metadish also has its very own ad sales department that brings with it your own individual account rep that focuses on pitching Metadish to large clients to sell advertising space. The contract also GUARANTEES that the site will make a minimum net of $500/mo. You can keep this contract or discontinue it and go with something on your own."
I guess that's fairly impressive, considering the site does pull in over 500,000 page views per month. Although paying for an ad sales staff probably doesn't help the financials on the bottom line. So I couldn't imagine someone retaining the services of the account manager.
Had I had the time and the resources it wouldn't be a bad site to invest in. Plus I don't have that kind of capital laying around these days. Although I'm sure one of those gossipy type sites like Perez Hilton, the Gothamist or the Onion will just snatch it up.
But I wish both James and whoever purchases the site well.
Finally, special shout out of the week goes to a fellow by the name of Murphy, who in his comment on my "We're Not in Kansas Anymore" post coined the term "Utah Flapjacks". Well done my friend.
Murphy's comment was: "...No offense to any Oklahomians out there but seriously–Kansas is so bad it has to have restaurants named after Oklahoma? The whole world has gone mad. Next thing you know I’ll be in Montana eating at a Utah Flapjacks."
Of course I couldn't help but take that out of context. I instantly thought that Utah Flapjacks would be an awesome porn star name. Just think it could be a converted Mormon turned porn star. Perhaps she would look something like this:
You're onto something big Murphy!
Friday, September 28, 2007
Some Friday Fun for y'all