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5 Things I Love for Friday #49

Posted: December 22nd, 2006 | Author: Brian | Filed under: 5 Things I Love for Friday | Comments Off

What’s that? This edition is late, you say? Horsefeathers. You’re just early. And no one likes an earlybird. Except Red Lobster. Because their entire business model exists around the fact that old people like to eat at 4:00 in the afternoon.
I will tell you, however, that I thought a lot about this issue while I was stuck in traffic for two and a half hours. And as we all know, there are few things in life more awesome than sitting still, car turned off, at 6:45 in the AM, knowing that you could likely walk the 30 miles to work faster than it will take them to clean up that oil spill and those two resulting accidents.

  1. John Hodgman’s Areas of My Expertise offered free on iTunes – After a year of owning an iPod I finally signed up for an iTunes account strictly to download this. And let me tell you that this Daily Show correspondent’s wit and humor kept me from road-raging someone this morning.
  2. Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta – I live and die by Photoshop and have been an unabashed fanboy for 12 years. And although it’s only a beta, I’m loving the improvements already. I’m not so hot on the new icons, but that’s a stupid point to gravel over. Now if I could get this on a dual G5 with 4gb of RAM…
  3. LCD TVs – Nope, don’t have one. But we got bored this week and decided to hook up a 46″ to a co-worker’s G5. And lo-and-behold I can now surf denyingphoenix.com from the hallway! Actually we just watched high-def movie trailers all week.
  4. Avalonstar XXIII – Bryan Veloso’s site has always had a place in my bookmarks under “beautiful sites.” However, his latest incarnation is truly breathtaking. The contrasty-ness takes some getting used to, but the restraint and control he has without color usage is stunning.
  5. Justin Timberlake on SNL – No longer a fan of SNL, I don’t find much of what they do too terribly funny anymore. But Timberlake’s last appearance was humorous. He didn’t disappoint last weekend either. The Surprise digital short (explicit) is mildly crass but entirely entertaining, and the reprise of his Omeletteville skit was also great. The kid’s talented, that’s for sure.

Basically the only thing worse than hanging out on I-71 for the first two hours of my day was watching Dora the Explorer on the minivan TV in front of me. Lord that show b-l-o-w-s. Well, at least without sound it does.


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