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Published: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:40:25 CST

Copyright: ?2013, Niraj Sanghvi

Rant on...inconsiderate redundancy

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:34:47 CST

This rant is the 13th installment of the Rant On... series, which will be featured regularly - by which I mean whenever I feel like ranting. Post any suggestions for future rants in the comments. It's been ages since I've posted an update on this site, and honestly I've been holding off in the hopes...

Dos Equis' Most Interesting Man in the World [Update]

Thu, 02 May 2013 15:32:26 CST

I just heard a different radio ad for Dos Equis' Most Interesting Man campaign, and this one was even more hilarious than the first. Some of the lines from it: When it is raining, it is because he is sad. Even his parrot's advice is insightful. If there were an interesting gland, his would be...

Protesting SOPA and PIPA

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:24:54 CST

By now you've probably already seen lots of major sites (Google, Wikipedia, Wordpress, Reddit, etc.) make significant changes or shutdown altogether to protest SOPA and PIPA for a day. Reddit has a great explanation of what all this web censorship really means for users, websites, and search engines...

Interesting shows for the start of 2012

Mon, 02 Jan 2012 17:16:42 CST

TV show schedules seem really weird now, with shows taking breaks mid-season or waiting to start new seasons after the holidays. I found a comprehensive list on Warming Glow of when shows are starting/resuming over the next several weeks since I watch too many TV shows. Here's the short version (with...

Interesting music video

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 21:35:08 CST

This video is pretty cool... Here's the behind the scenes on how they made it (kind of long):

Running down the tallest building in the world

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:08:03 CST

Saw this on Reddit and figured it was well worth posting. It's footage of Tom Cruise running down the Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure in the world located in Dubai, for the next Mission: Impossible movie. As one of the Reddit comments appropriately stated, "Tom Cruise is kind of a douche, but...

Incredible rendering

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:30:45 CST

I saw this post today on RealityPrime where it was titled "This Is Magic" and I have to agree. And the fact that this technology was created at U of I makes it even cooler. The short version is this video shows how objects (including ones in motion) can be added to a photograph and interact with the...

Symbii's back!

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:06:25 CST

It's been a long time coming. And I suppose with Halloween around the corner it's appropriate to be bringing symbii back from the dead. Long story short, I got a bit bored with posting for a while, and then when there had been a hiatus of a few weeks (and then a couple of months), I started thinking...

Tremendous Upside, Season 2, Episode 3

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:03:17 CST

Season 2, Episode 3 is now available! This week Dave and I talk about capitals, sponsors, browsers, sandwiches, answer mailbag questions, and more! Get it via any of these methods: iTunes podcast page Zune podcast page Direct MP3 file Play Podcast...

Tremendous Upside, Season 2, Episode 2

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 01:10:17 CST

Season 2, Episode 2 is now available! This week Dave and I talk with a special guest and discuss sandwiches, random wiki articles, sponsors, answer mailbag questions, and more! Get it via any of these methods: iTunes podcast page Zune podcast page Direct MP3 file Play...

Tremendous Upside, Season 2, Episode 1

Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:16:43 CST

After taking a year off, we're back with Season 2 of Tremendous Upside! This week Dave and I recap 2010 and talk about Super Bowl Commercials, Office Food, Sandwiches, Twitter, check the mailbag, and more! Get it via any of these methods: iTunes podcast page Zune podcast page Direct MP3...

I got hit in the face with a burrito because of fantasy football

Wed, 01 Sep 2010 14:52:59 CST

Inspired by the Subway footlong wager between Bill Simmons and Cousin Sal, Mark and I agreed to a War Across The Shore. The winner of our fantasy playoff matchup would get to smack the loser in the face with a Chipotle burrito. Plus, the winner earns an extra smack for each 5 points of victory margin....

Inception, explained

Wed, 28 Jul 2010 13:33:38 CST

Don't look any further if you're trying to avoid Inception spoilers. Someone on deviantart put together this awesome graphic showing exactly what was going on during the multiple layers in the movie for those that were confused. See the image after the jump.

Van Quattro 2

Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:23:00 CST

Six years ago, Dave Fymbo and I made a movie, which we starred in and shot ourselves. It's about time we released a sequel! So without further ado, here's Van Quattro 2! You can find the trailer for Van Quattro 2 here: And the original Van Quattro...

TBS buys Emmy ads for Conan's NBC show

Tue, 08 Jun 2010 10:33:28 CST

Since NBC no longer has an interest in Conan, TBS has bought Emmy ads for his Tonight Show run. The networks usually take out ads to get their shows nominated, and with NBC's severed ties with Conan, it's not surprising that they wouldn't buy ads for his show. But, as the Variety article muses,...

Conan on 60 Minutes on Sunday

Sat, 01 May 2010 13:15:14 CST

Conan's departure deal with NBC prevented him from appearing on TV until May 1st. So 60 Minutes did an interview with him that they will air tomorrow, May 2nd, at 6pm Central on CBS. They've been leaking excerpts of the interview where Conan is getting to comment more directly on the situation around...


Sun, 21 Mar 2010 23:29:16 CST

This article's title combined with the visual literally made me laugh out loud. Click to expand

Bing Maps gets Worldwide Telescope App

Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:20:53 CST

This is very cool...the new version of Bing Maps has added Worldwide Telescope. This was previewed in this very cool TED talk where one of the things they showed was dragging around in Bing Maps streetview. When they dragged to see more of the sky, the image darkened and stars and outlines of constellations...

Microsoft's Translating Telephone

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 13:47:43 CST

Yesterday, Microsoft demoed a telephone conversation where one person spoke in English and the other in German, and the computer translated to the opposite language so they could have a conversation. This is very cool, and accurate enough to have simple conversations. From the YouTube description: What...

More 24 talk

Mon, 08 Feb 2010 22:45:47 CST

Earlier today I was reading an article on TVSquad called *spoilers* And finally, the usual *spoilers* Which all leads me to my conclusion: *spoilers*