Random Thoughts For Some Horrible Timing Saturday February 19, 2011

In my opinion, the fact I will be watching the Heritage Classic from my apartment in Washington after watching the Capitals in the Winter Classic from my in-laws in Calgary is the devious work of the gods on Mt. Olympus.

I’m convinced they’re now punishing me for some of the tomfoolery I committed during my university years… yes, that’s my story. DAMN YOU ZEUS.

Either way, I’m going to be spending Sunday watching all 40,000 of Calgary’s craziest fans cheer on the flames at The Heritage Classic... In -15 degree weather. It’s going to be amazing.

(photo via BuzzBishop)

First – This is an interesting article about the dynamics of Facebook’s relocation into the heart of the Silicon Valley.

But it’s not the details regarding the interesting dynamics of the company’s relocation that interests me, it’s the map of Silicon Valley and where each major tech outfit is located that I find fascinating. (via. The Huffington Post … Who was recently purchased from AOLonline … Yeah the modem guys … stop laughing)

Second – Have you watched Raising Hope? Have you ever wondered why the father continuously wears Washington Capitals gear in each episode? Well, here’s your answer.

Third – Hmmm… I may have hockey on the brain at the moment.

Either way, I have to point this out, especially for those who complain about not being able to get a foot hold in an industry or struggle with marketing themselves. If you don’t understand the importance of personal branding, then please read this article on Phoenix Coyote’s fourth line bench warmer Paul Bissonnette – or BizNasty2point0.

If a fourth line plugger, on a team which has been the butt end of many jokes, can carve his own niche as a NHL personality, you really have no excuses.

Foruth – If you’ve got 14 minutes and want to ruin your faith in humanity, watch this animation (which I found on George Strombolopous’ blog). It shows every single Nuclear warhead that has been detonated from 1940-1998.

The only thing I can say after watching all 14 minutes is…


Wait a second.

Fifth – This is a bit of an oldie… and by oldie, I mean two weeks old… Either way it’s the Malcolm Gladwell bookcover generator. I’ve kept it open in one of my Firefox tabs, because who doesn’t want to start their day with a new random Gladwell book cover. (via. poploser)

Sixth – I detest Sean Avery, but you’ve got to give the guy credit for his pledge to stand up for Gay Rights in minor hockey.

Seventh – And my continuing 180 change on Groupon continues… way to screw over people on Valentine’s day…. yeah jackwagons.

Eighth – Before you read the following article, you have to have a good hard look at this inspirational image.

Now have a look at this article on Obama’s meeting with the top thinkers of the Silicon Valley tech community. I really hope in twenty years we don’t all look at this Obama toast picture in the same way.


Tenth – Last but not least, if you think some of my link show how twisted DC is… Well you ain’t seen anything, until you watch this up coming documentary on Baltimore called 12 O’Clock in Balitmore.

It’s unreal and if you want to help out with getting it made, feel free to sponsor it via Kickstarter. (via. cawlin)

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