Friday, June 26, 2009

The carrots are coming

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Mr. Carrot

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Changing Twitter names

Can I just say how difficult it is in this age of interconnected devices and websites and other thingamajigs to change one's Twitter name? Instead of @icedtea_sarcasm, I am now @toddx. It's short, easy to remember, and just happens to be my name. A win-win, right?

Well, tell Facebook and every other Twitter integrated site that. It's nightmarish.

So, don't look for @icedtea_sarcasm on your Twitter feed anymore: he's not there. In his stead is the all new and improved @toddx.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Boccalone Bike in SOMA today

Attention all foodies in SOMA, stop by 680 Second Street at 12:30 and grab a sammich! They will even have drinks and LARD CHIPS!! Now, who can say no to lard chips?

Don't be jealous, but. . .

I just found this notice in my email this morning:

Thanks for the follow, Jay! Now, go buy his music.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This is not a selling point

Dear Trident Society,

I don't know who or what you are and I don't know what you sell or to whom you normally sell it. I do know, however, that "Free Pre-Paid Cremation" is probably not the best way to reach your currently living breathing customers.

Not Dead Yet Todd

Friday, June 12, 2009

Monkey wants cake

Check out Jeffery & Cole Casserole on Logo

Quite simply, they are my favorite YouTube stars. And now they have their own show on Logo. If you get a chance, check them out. If you have even half a soul, you'll program your DVR to record it.

Here's a preview:

UPDATE: the video isn't working right now. Must be a Logo server issue.

UPDATE #2: it's working now AND the whole show is on LOGO now. Ok, is it Logo or LOGO?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mandatory Recycling in San Francisco?

I think the Board of Supervisors have gone too far. Home and building owners can be fined under this new law, and our garbage can be searched.

Dear Supervisors and Mayor Newsom, fix the real problems in San Francisco and then talk to us about recycling. When the homeless quit digging through my trash, when the gangs quit tagging my building and my trash cans, when public transit runs on time and offers services commensurate with the cost, I will take this draconian recycling program a little more seriously.

Check out more information on this issue here: Stop Mandatory Recycling in San Francisco

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Spam Subject of the Week

Oh, you have to love the wit and humor of this one:

"Your shlong can be shlonger" sent by

I recommend that we all add "sh" before random words all week long in recognition of this brilliant piece of spam.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Umbrellas of Tiananmen

Where is Catherine Deneuve when you need her? Chinese officials adopted a unique method of censorship for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Instead of simply blocking access to the square, plainclothes policemen wielding umbrellas maneuvered themselves so that they would be blocking the reporters' cameras.

Weird, huh? Or maybe there's just a shortage of sunscreen in Beijing. CNN video here.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Iced Tea may help prevent cancer

Compared to piping hot tea, iced tea is clearly the healthier choice:

If you take your tea cool in the summertime, you may be doing your throat a favor.

Research shows that temperature could matter when it comes to the health of your esophagus. Drinking piping hot beverages may increase the risk of esophageal cancer.

Putting the Chill on Cancer

In a study of an Iranian province that has one of the highest rates of esophageal cancer in the world, researchers found that subjects who regularly drank extremely hot tea had a higher risk of the cancer -- much higher than people who drank their tea just warm or lukewarm. Take this free assessment to get your personalized disease-prevention checklist.

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The theory is that regularly drinking very hot drinks could chronically irritate and inflame the esophagus, making it susceptible to carcinogens. To help reduce your risk, all you may need to do is wait a few minutes for your tea to cool. People in the study who drank their tea less than 2 minutes after it was poured from the piping-hot kettle had a greater risk of esophageal cancer than the people who waited 4 or more minutes (enough to get it below 149 degrees Fahrenheit)

There you have it. Iced tea will save your life. It's a fact. :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009