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Almost Free Baskin Robbins' Ice Cream Today (3/2/2005) for America...

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/. reports today is Yahoo!'s 10th birthday. To go with it, Baskin Robbins is serving up a free scoop of ice cream in honor of the day.

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Study: Instant Messaging is Surprisingly Formal :-)

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This Live Science article says a recent college students' study of IM-ing found that the communication was more formal –- in use of vocabulary and abbreviations -– than might be expected in a speech-like medium. The research also uncovered significant differences in how men and women use the medium.

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A 22-Pound Lobster named Bubba.

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Yahoo! News report that a 22 pounds lobster, could be older than Warner Bros. studio (1907), General Motors, the Boy Scouts (1910), and two states (Arizona and New Mexico (1912)). He also could have survived two world wars and Prohibition, and have been dinner. His name is Bubba and was pulled from the waters off Nantucket, Massachusetts, and shipped to a Pittsburgh fish market. The lobster has been kept in a tank near a fish counter in Wholey's Market since Thursday while owner Bob Wholey tried to figure out what to do with it...

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Copyrights Keep TV Shows off DVD

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This Wired News article says costs to license the original music for DVD are prohibitively high for many TV shows, so rights owners replace the music with cheaper tunes, much to the irritation of avid fans. And some shows, like WKRP in Cincinnati, which is full of music, will probably never make it to DVD because of high licensing costs.

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Star Wars Episode III (Revenge of the Sith) Trailer: Online, On Screens and On TV...

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The Digital Bits report that starwars.com that the two minutes trailer will be showing start in March 10, 2005.

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2 Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-rabbit Trailers

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Dark Horizons posted a 1.5 minutes movie trailer link (direct download of the 5.2 MB WMV file) of Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-rabbit.

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A 5.5 minutes video clip of a fire taking over the soccer stadium...

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Wow, Compfused.com has a 5 minutes and 37 seconds video clip showing a small fire taking over the soccer stadium. It is amazing to see how fast a fire can grow and spread.

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CDplayer -- "Because some of us can't afford iPods."

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CDplayer pokes fun on Apple's iPod with a tag line/slogan, "Because some of us can't afford iPods."

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What's usually YOUR worst day(s) of the regular week?

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"Ever notice Mario looks like Saddam Hussein?"

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Blue's News pointed out a funny Boondocks comic strip (mirror). It describes the relationship between Mario and Saddam Hussein.

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Ant's Viral Videos & Ads Picks of the Day (2/27/2005)

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Vial Videos & Ads posted a bunch of new TV commercial/spots/advertisements tonight. Here are the funny ones (old and new) worth watching:

  • #2019 -- Don't underestimate and piss the little guy off.
  • #2021 -- Roomba and other little vacuum cleaners are smarter than you think.
  • #2023 -- To those who like to fart, especially my friend Chicken (remove AQFL to e-mail).
  • #2024 -- Mafia steals a horse and this is what happens. DOH!
  • #2026 -- Someone overslept for a parade activity. His boss won't be happy!
  • #2028 -- Not a good idea to throw rocks to knock a soccer ball down the tree.
  • #2033 -- Careful with alcohol or else this dog will end up drunk for this owner. DOH!
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Unseen Trinity's Revenge from The Matrix Reloaded movie...

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For those who saw The Matrix Reloaded movie, do you remember the scene with Trinity got jealous because Neo kissed Persephone? Here is the deleted scene of what Trinity actually did as a revenge on Neo when the white Twins were around.

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A Study in Concert Ticket Prices

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Dmusic.com mentions a DesMoinesRegister.com article about a study on in concert ticket prices within the half-century (back to 1956).

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Hasbro Launching Musical Toothbrush, Tooth Tunes.

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This Yahoo! News story says Hasbro is launching "Tooth Tunes", a toothbrush that transmits music through the jawbone to the ear when its bristles touch teeth. "You can clearly hear the words and the music," said Brian Goldner, president of Hasbro's U.S. Toys unit. For someone standing near a person brushing, the noise would be a muted hum, Goldner said.

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Force Dynamics 301: A high performance, commercial quality motion system.

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The Force Dynamics 301 is a high performance, commercial quality motion system. It is one of a tiny handful of motion simulators designed from the ground up for racing simulation, and its performance far exceeds that of systems costing many times more. The 301 is designed to be adaptable for nearly any use, from personal motion simulation, to carnival rides and theme parks, to retail simulation centers, to team and sponsor promotions. It can do:

  • 3 degrees of freedom; high center of rotation
  • 60 degrees pitch/roll
  • 18" vertical travel
  • 80 degrees/sec maximum rotational velocity
  • 24"/sec maximum vertical velocity
    ships with control and setup software; includes support for Live For Speed, NASCAR 2003, Richard Burns Rally, and others

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Berry, Bush, Schwarzenegger, etc. Win Razzies

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Yahoo! News mentions the winners of the Razzie Awards.

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Almost all cartoon strips from Calvin and Hobbes...

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Mukojan shares Marcello's Web page has that has almost every Calvin and Hobbes comic strips from 1985 to 1995.

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Cubis -- A Java Game...

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Chicken (remove AQFL to e-mail) sent me an addicting Yahoo! Game titled Cubis. It is like another type of Tetris games. It requires Java to play it.

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Win An Oscar, Live Longer

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Since the 77th Annual Academy Awards is happening tomorrow, February 27, 2005, this CBS News article was posted. It says a Canadian professor of medicine argues that actors who win Academy Awards on Sunday night won't only boost their chances of other box-office hits, but will likely live longer than their fellow nominees.

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867-5309 in World of Warcraft...

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Stryfex03 sent me a funny World of Warcraft forum thread about the famous telephone number, 867-5309, posted by a troll.