Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Flavor of the Week (July 29, 2009)

Welcome to the 3rd Flavor of the Week! Incidentally, this is the last Wednesday in July which means starting next week I will have a new banner and new flavor selection pics. Enjoy ice cream for the last time. Enjoy your last July Flavors!


Weekly Website Flavor:

My brother showed me this one. This website is a very simple idea. Basically it gives you a categorical list and asks you to fill it in. These lists could be anything from "What are the top grossing movies of 2008?" to "Name all the current colors of crayola crayons." to "Name the countries with the biggest pig population." (China is number one, by the way) The website adds at least four or five trivial lists every day. You can even see how you match up with other people who have taken the quiz. See if you're smarter than the general public.



Weekly VidPic Flavor:
Playing For Change (Stand by Me)

Very neat video. From what I can tell, a group of people traveled around the world collecting video footage and music from people for nearly 5 years. They released a documentary about it last year called "Playing for Change" which has a double meaning since its a documentary that shows people playing music on the street and a video advocating for peace. This particular segment is collection of people from many different countries singing one of my favorite songs "Stand by Me." I encourage you to watch the whole thing. Its only about 5 minutes and check out other videos from this guy's channel.

Watch Playing For Change (Stand By Me)


Weekly Off-line Flavor:
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Proceed with caution. This is a rough read. It is a thriller in the truest since. There were times when I was reading it and had to put the book down because of what the author wrote. The story is about a reporter who returns to her home town in order to cover the murder of two pre-teen girls. As you read, you discover the very dark and violent history of her small town past. The book (despite the grotesque scenes) kept me coming back because after the murder scenes, I had to know who would do such a thing to these girls. You end up caring for people even though they are indeed fictional characters. Do not read it if you do not feel like you could handle it.


  1. saw Japan on your map, nice. (any idea who's reading our blogs from germany?)

  2. Love some Hulu. Also I like the Watermelon carving of the mouth. Simply Genius!