14: You’ve Gotta Dream A Little Dream

January 13, 2013

1. #cut4bieber

100 Reasons to Recover:

Last night, an anonymous 4chan user decided it would be really funny to start a trend on twitter called #cut4bieber, to try to get little girls to cut themselves.

This is sad. Self-harm is a scary thing, and it’s almost worse since somebody is using a valuable communication tool to inspire kids to cut themselves. As an avid Twitter user this really makes me feel uneasy.

2. White House: We Won’t Deport Piers Morgan

The petition to deport Piers Morgan because of his opinion on gun control received enough signatures to garner a response from President Obama’s staff. Unfortunately for the ethnocentrics in the US, the President likes Piers.

via Gawker on Facebook

3. Is Tina Fey A (Wo)man Or A Muppet?

After the fantastic news that Ricky Gervais has a role in the next Muppets movie, we now know that Tina Fey is also going to star in it. This Muppets movie sounds better the more I hear about it. Let’s hope that no one screws this movie up.

But it’s The Muppets, so I’ll see it no matter what. ;-)

via FlipBoard iPad app

4. The MacBook Pro Vending Machine

Drexel University has installed something nifty in its library: A vending machine that spits out MacBook Pros for students to rent. Awesome.

5. LinkedIn Has 200 Million Registered Users

It certainly isn’t bad news that 200 million people in the world have registered for LinkedIn, but as Liz Gannes in the All Things D story said, it’s a “BS metric”. Anytime a services company chooses to report how many people have registered and not how many are active, be slightly weary. I’m sure MySpace still has a lot of “registered users”.

via FlipBoard iPad app

6. Free Beer Too!

If you happen to be in or around London this upcoming Thursday, reserve your spot at a free advance screening of Wrong Turn 5 at The Horse Hospital.

Oh yeah, there’s no need to sneak in your own drinks — the beer is free.

via Thirst iPad app

7. White House: Also, No Death Star For You!

Remember that petition for the US to start developing a Death Star? The President’s staff finally responded, and it isn’t good news for the Death Star proponents.

The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.

The Administration does not support blowing up planets.

Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?

Read the rest. It’s golden.

via a friend on Facebook

8. Now Public Libraries Are Copying Apple, Too

Later this year Bexar County, Texas is going to build an “100 percent digital public library” modeled after Apple Stores.

This is fascinating not only because Apple can now say it inspires libraries, but that this is the first all digital public library in the US. It’s stunning that it’s 2013 and we still aren’t that evolved, but it’s nice to see that change is in the air.

via FlipBoard iPad app

9. Noooooo

It looks like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot — where the turtles are adult aliens — might begin production in the Spring. Insert sad face.

via FlipBoard iPad app

10. The Faux Twinkies

Following up on last week’s post about the alternative to the late Twinkies, I’ve managed to pick up a box of 6 “Dreamies” to try. I think that it’s fair to chalk up some initial impressions, so without further ado…

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From the design to the individually-wrapped packaging, Dreamies look like Twinkies. But as the saying goes, it’s what’s inside that counts.

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There is next to no creme filling in Dreamies; unless the entire box of 6 is the result of some malfunction, the creme filling is meaningless. To add insult to injury, the dough isn’t very spongy — as my roommate said, it’s more cake-like than anything.

Which is all fine and good, but Dreamies shouldn’t be positioned as the next Twinkies.

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