Things That Make You Think

Guess what I’ve been catching up on reading Google reader and have found a some interesting items.

For Those With More Money Than Brains

Apparently for some just owning an iPhone or iTouch isn’t cool enough. A German developer has now released an the I’m Rich Application  the app displays a glowing red gem on your screen all for a mere $999.99 U.S. dollars.  Yep, that’s right it doesn’t do anything.  Gee, for that much I would expect to put a real ruby on my screen not just a virtual one. So, far no one has bought the application. If you are considering please send me a comment and I will put you in touch with a grad student who could use your extra cash.
Source:  Fox News

Gas is Better Than Cash

In Zimbabwe, the economy has gotten so bad that citizens are using gas coupons are more valuable than the cash.  The governement has banned the use of U.S. dollars. The exchange rate for new Zimbabwe dollars is 10 to 1 U.S. dollars or 1 billion old Zimbabwe dollars to 1 U.S. dollar. In an effort to help the ecconomy the government removed 10 zeros from the newly minted money.  Read article in U.S. Today.

Who Popped Mr. Bubbles’s Bubble?

Remember Mr. Bubbles’ bath soap as a kid? Well, it seems that the childhood favorite may soon be gone. According to the New York Times, the company that owns the product has filed for bankrupcy. I used to love that stuff as a kid.

My Meds Made Me Do It

According to Fox News a former Wall Street banker, who should have known better, is attributing his gambling addiction and $3 million dollar debt to his Parkinson medication. The guy even has the nevre to sue the drug company. Ok, it is possible to that the drug may have lower inhibitions but he still chose to gamble in the first place. I’m tired of hearing of people blaming drugs for their lack of self-control or poor choices. It is time for some personal accountability people.

Quotes:

  • “My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything — even if you have no clue what you’re doing.” — Jessica Alba
  • The squeaking wheel doesn’t always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.” — Vic Gold
  • When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.” — Hermann Hesse
  • “Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.” — Robert Benchley
Cool Item of the Day
Do-It-Yourself LED Dining table
Do-It-Yourself LED Dining table
Found this and the instructions for making it on the Make Blog. If anyone decides to try it out let me know how it works.

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