Mall Lanes

mall lanesIf you ever thought the mall needed to have fast and slow lanes, you’re wish may come true. A 10-year-old girl who was tired of being stuck behind slow walkers at a British mall wrote them a letter and asked them to divide the halls into “fast” and “slow” lanes, and they have. Of course, just like the roads in England, they appear to be on the ‘wrong’ side to us.  What they also need is a parking area outside Victoria’s Secret for all the guys who don’t want to go in with their wives or girlfriends.

IsTheBathroomFree?

bathroom-occupiedOne of the great questions in the office is, “is the bathroom free?’ You’d hate to walk the 50 feet only to find yourself standing outside. That’s why someone came up with the IsTheBathroomFree app. Your office buy the sensors for the doors and employees download the app and if the urge hits and you don’t want to waste the steps you can just open the app and it will tell you if it’s occupied. It also needs an air sensor to let you know whether or not it’s safe to go into.

Suspended Over a Question…

questionSuspended over a question. Granted, it was one he was asked not to ask but he’s an 18 year old kid. It’s his life mission to do the opposite of what he’s told. A Pennsylvania teenager is suspended for asking Miss America to prom during an assembly. She was there to talk to the kids about following their dreams, and when it was question time, he stepped up to the plate and tried to hit a home run. Of course, word got around before the assembly that he was going to do it so school administrators pulled him aside and told him not to. He did anyway and was shot down…in front of the entire school. Given he’s now the talk of the school, the suspension is probably the best thing that could have happened to him.

The Affable Bubba Watson

unnamedBubba Watson made it rain at Waffle House. It’s his thing, when he wins a tournament, he goes to Waffle House. After he had the green jacket slipped on him Sunday, he hit the one in Augusta , where he had a double grilled cheese with a side of hash browns, and whatever else for his wife and four or five friends…so the bill was what, $18-$20? He left a $148 tip on the bill.  Wonder what he’ll leave the dry cleaner for getting the grease stain out of the jacket?

Sharknado’s BACK

SharknadoPoster_2616393bYou can be in the sequel to the SYFY movie, “Sharknado”. Producers say they’re trying to raise $50-thousand dollars for a bonus scene that would include “chainsaws being used in the vicinity of sharks.” So they’ve decided to finance that scene through the website, IndieGoGo, and among the things your money can buy are:

–For $45, they’ll name a shark that appears in the movie after you.

–If you fork over $120 bucks, they’ll record your scream and use it in a scene

–$5,000 bucks gets you a walk-on with either a death scene or a heroic scene

“Sharknado 2,” will be out July 31. Just when you thought it was safe to turn SyFy back on.

(Actually, it’s never been safe.)

Google Glass

glassIf you want to get on the upside of the curve, tomorrow is the day you can buy Google Glass glasses. It’s the first time you, me and every average person can buy a pair. Up until now they were only sold to Google “Explorers”. Feelings are mixed on them. Some call it the future of computing, others call it the downfall of personal computing and it takes even less effort to be connected and zone out. People wearing them have been banned from bars and restaurants, given tickets for distracted driving…and since you won’t have your phone in your hand when you run into something, people will just think you’re an idiot.

NBC Needs YOUR Ideas

TLCHere’s your chance to come up with a TV show. NBC is asking for you, the average Joe, to pitch sitcom ideas o them. Your ideas will be given to Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, and several funny, creative people to review and vote on. Which is curious, if you’re paying these very creative, talented people why not ask them for ideas? Isn’t that what they get paid for? But maybe they’re doing it. Get a bunch of ideas from the public and show that they’re no better than what they’re coming up with already. It’s scary to think Honey Boo Boo may be the pinnacle!

Resurrection of a Vette

vetteThe last ‘Vette is out. Workers have recovered the eighth and final Corvette from the sinkhole that swallowed them at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY in February. The 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 was found upside-down about 40 feet underground and they look nothing like Corvettes anymore, especially this one. they say it’s the one in the worst condition.  You can see all of them, as the museum will have them on display through August. They’ll then send them to a General Motors plant in Michigan to be repaired.

Cell Jerk Syndrome

portable-cell-phone-boothWe know overhearing someone’s cell phone conversation is annoying. But does the act of talking on the phone actually make you more of a jerk? Someone got the idea to dress someone up in a leg brace and have them walk by both people on their phones and people who weren’t and drop a stack of magazines.  To no one’s shock, the people on the phone were much less likely to pause and offer any help (9% vs. 72% for people not on the phone). At least it’s 9%. Had they been texting, they wouldn’t have seen him drop the magazines or realized anything was wrong!

Til Twitter Do You Part

gty_twitter_ll_131202_16x9_992Twitter could be destroying your relationship. A guy doing doctoral research at the University of Missouri, says he’s found that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter–related conflict with their romantic partners. It’s hard to have it if you don’t use it, isn’t it?  The issue though is how Twitter chats seem to lead to conflict which then leads to negative relationship outcomes, including emotional and physical cheating, breakup and divorce. I’m going to guess the issue starts with your response to being questioned about your tweeting. “Stop nagging. I cut down on the video game time and I went to that stupid thing with your parents, what more do you want?” is probably not the best answer to give.