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Facebook & MySpace Mashup

In: Gadgets & Tech, Patrick, Random Reads

Facebook continues to take over, but is helping a few old friends along the way. Facebook has teamed up with MySpace to create a personalized stream of entertainment content on MySpace that matches your Facebook “likes”. The new look of MySpace is very clean, compared to the disorganized clusterf*ck it used to be.

The smart thing is that they’ve made it really easy to get back into MySpace, because you’ve already done all the work on Facebook. I just went to MySpace.com, connected with Facebook, and in literally 3 seconds, I had a customized MySpace Page. The above image is the collage that it made based on my likes. God, how gay am I? Glee, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Ashley Tisdale…and Vin Diesel. Hilarious.

More about the Mashup & the promo video, after the jump….

In this week’s Fitness Tip, Mike shares his favorite arm workout with you, for those days where you just want to blast your arms at the gym so you can go to the gun show. In the following routine, you’re doing a superset of three exercises together for biceps followed by another three for the triceps. Here they are:

Bicep Superset (8-10 reps)

  • Standing dumbbell bicep curls
  • Incline dumbbell curls
  • Hammer curls

Tricep Superset (8-10 reps)

  • Rope Cable Press Downs
  • Overhead Extensions
  • Crab dips (to failure)

Watch Mike demonstrate this week’s tip after the jump…

Movember Moustache Mania

In: Random Reads, Tyrell

Movember is in full swing and there are some great ‘staches being grown out there. From your Starbucks barista to your bank teller, men everywhere are trying to grow a little under their nose to raise money for Prostate Cancer Awareness and research. If this concept is new or foreign to you, let me fill you in.

Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a mustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a mustache for the entire month. The mustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for prostate cancer. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.

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Rumors had be swirling around about this for a while now, about Facebook launching an email platform that would compete with Gmail. On Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the plans, saying that email was only one of the components of the plan. Today he announced “The New Messages”.

So one of the big things is that messages are grouped into one ongoing conversation with each friend or group of friends, not by date or subject line, how it’s conventionally done. You’ll also be able to request getting a Facebook email account that will be what your Facebook public username is.

On top of that, more changes have been made, shown below…

Check out the new features after the jump…

Book Review: Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs

In: Dan, Random Reads, The Arts

I must start this review with a hands-down kudos to Chuck Klosterman (the author) for completely relating to me on every level, on almost every page in his novel, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. The important lesson to be learned from this piece of literature is to never judge a book by its cover (or in my case, simply the front cover). I was unfamiliar with Klosterman prior to picking up this written piece of brilliance, largely due to a recommend by a colleague. Man, am I glad I did! Once again, I was blissfully aware of what the future head for me as I opened this book and scanned the preface.

The book is pieced together as a series of essay-like realizations founded on Klosterman’s intense beliefs and uncanny ability to draw parallelism between modern day philosophies and those educational/cultural phenomenons that defined our generation’s mindset and attitudes. That may sound incredibly deep, and depending on how you read Klosterman’s opinions, you’ll either complete agree and get swept up with his rationale, or simply allow it to skim the surface of your belief system.

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United States of Television & Movies

In: Patrick, Random Reads

A clever idea by The Huffington Post by one of their authors a while back was to put a map together of movies that most people would identify with each state. Now, Big Think has done the same for television shows, labeling each state with the show that most represents is. I’ve put them both the TV and the movie maps into one post for you to check out. Maybe this map will help me remember all the states better!

Off the top of my head, thinking of the major cities, when I think of Seattle I think of Frasier and Grey’s Anatomy, Miami makes me think of Golden Girls and CSI, etc. I’m sure the dudes who made these maps had to do some research for some of the random states.

Check out the map for movies after the jump…

50 Cent Joins Lip Sync Kid

In: Patrick, Random Reads

Amazing! Lip Sync Kid’s YouTube videos pay off when 50 Cent joins him for one of his own songs! You recognize this kid…the odd looking boy that lip syncs to Top 40 songs terribly – making it hilarious. He also has one of those faces/bodies where you can’t tell if he’s 10 years old or 30.

Well, he’s actually 15 years old, and his name is Keenan Cahill. On November 8th, this YouTube sensation was on “Chelsea Lately” to show his latest homemade clip, Jeremih‘s “Down On Me,” featuring 50 Cent. On a sidenote, do you think Handler and 50 Cent are really boinking?

Check out the video after the jump…

The World Is The Best: A Parody

In: Patrick, Random Reads, Videos

Finally! The Harvard Sailing Team has released another video! These guys & gals from this sketch comedy team need to pick up the pace because the wait between their Boys & Girls Night Out video and this one was way too long!

In this latest release, they decided to do a song. It’s pays homage/parody to the “We Are The World” videos, and other videos that tend to be a little on the dramatic side. It takes a while to get going, but you have to keep watching it to appreciate the satire.

From helping children in Africa, to skipping lunch, to Phylicia Rashad…this video covers it all…

Check out the video after the jump…

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