Cheat Sheet: 5 Things You Maybe Missed This Week

April 9, 2010 at 2:52 pm , by

tortoise and hare1. Daily Bunny

I’m still in the Easter mood (The Easter Bunny brought me a basket, and it was the first time I let myself have chocolate in a very long while), and so can’t get enough of the site Daily Bunny. It publishes a picture of a cute little bunny every day! What’s better than that?!

2. The iPad Launches
Whether you think it’s the future of publishing or just another toy to waste time with, it was hard to miss Apple’s iPad launch this week. Here’s a clip from ABC’s Modern Family, about getting the iPad as a birthday present.

3. Tiger Returns to Golf
Tiger Woods received a long ovation from spectators when he teed up for his comeback at the first hole of this year’s Masters tournament. But as he played the hole, a plane flew overhead, carrying a banner that read “Tiger: did you mean Bootyism??”  The quip was a reference to several public apologies made by Woods in late March when he sadi that he’d “gotten away from my Buddhism” when he cheated on his wife.

4. “The Chinese Susan Boyle”
Don’t worry, Susan. This kid is good, but we will allllllll-allllll-alllllllllways love you. (PS, the action starts around the 1:11 mark if you want to skip ahead.)

5. Date Night Opens
Steve Carell and Tina Fey are a New Jersey couple who decide to spice up their marriage with a date night in New York City. Hijinks ensue when they are mistaken for a different couple and spend the night on the run. Can this marriage be saved?

Bunny photo via Daily Bunny

Cheat Sheet: 5 Things You Maybe Missed This Week

January 29, 2010 at 5:23 pm , by

SOTU_m1. The State of the Union
President Obama delivered the State of the Union Address this week, saying that “A new decade stretches before us. We don’t quit. I don’t quit. Let’s seize this moment – to start anew, to carry the dream forward, and to strengthen our union once more.” Obama focused on job creation for the middle class, tax cuts, and health care.

2. Apple Introduces the iPad
Yes, that’s what they’re calling it. Since the Wednesday announcement there’s been backlash about the new tablet/e-reader/giant iPod Touch, most commonly remarks made about the name’s resemblance to a popular feminine hygiene product. I’m hoping it helps save books and magazines, that it’s a tad more useful than the tech geeks are claiming, and that the one we’re ordering for the office gets to live in my cube.

3. J.D. Salinger, Howard Zinn Die
It almost seems fitting that the author of the great American novel passed the same week as the author of the history that changed America. Both men wrote topsy-turvy accounts of our country, showing us how different our perspectives were from reality. Thanks for opening our eyes, gentlemen.

4. Surprised Kitty

Just like last week, I think it’s only fair to follow heavy stories with a silly pet video :0)

5. Man Caught at Airport with 44 Lizards in His Underpants
As if there was anything more to say. Happy Friday, everyone!

Obama photo via the Whitehouse Flickr stream