My dad works for a General Motors supplier and since they're not really building cars for a while, he's had some slow days at work. So in the interest of helping the days go by faster for him, and for your viewing and reading pleasure, I give you the following.
11points.com is a blog written by Sam Greenspan. He's a "writer, producer, and performer living in Los Angeles" who "actually does make his living doing those things. It's not one of those L.A. things where he's a writer by night and, like, a Benihana chef during the day." 11 points is a blog of lists. To give you a flavor, I've linked to a few of my favorite lists below. You can check out the entire archive here. Enjoy. I spent a good four hours reading this blog a few nights ago.
11 Old School Nintendo Tricks Permanently Burned Into Our Brains
11 Ridiculous Signs That Always Make Me Laugh
11 Predictions That Back to the Future II Got Wrong
11 Photos Where Black People Were Awkwardly Photoshopped In Or Out
Got a half-hour to kill? Then how about watching the video below. In it, Dan Gilbert talks about a formula that can be used to always make the right decision. He then explains why people regularly make stupid ones. It's interesting stuff. It's from the website TED: Ideas Worth Spreading and if you've never checked it out, there is a ton of good stuff on there.
The Video: Dan Gilbert on Our Mistaken Expectations
A while back I included a bar graph about Michael Jackson's sudden "popularity." While I'd like to take credit for said graph, the truth is it came from this site:
Here are a couple of other graphs that I like: (Click to enlarge.)
And finally, in keeping with the graphing thing, here's a site that I found via 11points.com that has nothing but graphical representations of rap lyrics: http://www.jamphat.com/rap/
My favorite: (Click to enlarge.)
Pass along any of your favorite sites. Dad works long days.