CollegeHumor presents: The Best Fails of September 2010. That sure is a whole lot of Fail.
28 things I wish I’d known before I started traveling
Chris Guillebeau writes:
When you first head off to places in the world that are a lot different from where you live, a number of things change. You have to learn to adapt.
I still make a lot of mistakes everywhere I go, but I try to learn from each of them. Here’s a short list of things I wish I’d known before I started my routine of extensive overseas travel, especially in countries in Africa, South Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America that are not part of the tourist circuit.
There’s No Such Thing as “Cyberbullying”
Anil Dash writes:
The truth of it is, calling the cruelty that kids show to one another, based on race or gender identity or class or any other imaginary difference, by a name like “cyberbullying” is a cop-out. It’s a group of parents, school administrators and lazy reporters working together to shirk their own responsibility for the meanspirited, hateful, incomprehensible things their own kids do.
And it’s a myth. There’s no such thing as cyberbullying. There’s only the cruelty in all of us, and the cowardice of making words to hide from it.
He makes some very good points; I definitely agree that blaming technology is somewhat of a cop-out. However, I think you can’t wholly ignore the fact that the anonymity afforded by a lot of the technology used to bully kids over the Internet plays a big part.
Dancing at the Movies
“A collection of dance clips from almost 40 movies from dance movies to comedies, from Fred Astaire to Michael Jackson”
[thanks to Ulana for the link]
Model’s Tumble Cracks Up Jim Vance, George Michael
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a way to embed this video, so you’ll have to go to NBC4 to watch it. It’s worth it, though; Vance and Michael are hilarious! As Elliot in the Morning comments on Facebook, “Despite over forty years in the business, Vance says he will only be remembered for this…” 🙂
[thanks to Ulana for the heads-up]
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Check out Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and Justin Timberlake in an awesome medley of rap music history. I’m not doing it justice; just watch!
Update: The MetaFilter thread posts some handy links to videos of the songs:
Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
Run DMC – Peter Piper
Beastie Boys – Paul Revere
A Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
Digital Undergound – Humpty Dance
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg – Nuthin’ But A G Thang
2Pac – California Love
Biggie Smalls – Juicy
The Roots – The Seed (2.0)
Eminem – My Name Is
Missy Elliott – Work It
Soulja Boy Tell’em – Crank That
T.I. – Live Your Life
Kanye West – Gold Digger
Jay Z- New York