The GIF has been around for over 25 years, and 2012 was a huge year for the file format, and probably its most popular year yet with animated GIFs showing up all over the place. With that said, it makes sense that Oxford Dictionaries has named "GIF" the 2012 word of the year in the US, with "omnishambles" claiming the title in the UK.
Get ready for a blast from the past, because Apple is using some tried-and-true tactics in trolling iOS 6 developers. Yesterday the company released its iOS 6 beta 4 changelog, giving developers a list of changes that they'll need to take into account. Of course, with iOS 6 Apple is ditching YouTube, so it had to tell developers how to properly embed videos with the new operating system. Apple saw this as an opportunity for a little fun, and decided to Rickroll developers as a result.
Back in January 2010, Robin Hood Airport was closed thanks to a flurry of snow. Paul Chambers took to Twitter over the closure, posting: “Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your sh*t together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!” The tweet was intended as a joke, yet a UK court didn’t see it that way, convicting Chambers in May 2010 of sending a “menacing electronic communication.” After several appeals, Chambers has finally overturned the conviction.
I have always thought that life is more fun when you take the time for the little things like smelling the flowers and making fun of people when they least expect it. This is something you might expect from bloggers and your friends, but you might not expect someone at the White House to have a sense of humor, especially considering how unpopular Obama is in some circles.
There are a few things in this world that I will not help fend off should they attack you. One is a snake. Should you ever be set upon by a giant anaconda, I will use the time it takes that snake to swallow you to run into another zip code. The second is alligators. I once happened on an alligator lying on the beach at local lake and ran away so fast I was sore for three days after the incident. I can understand the cops coming to a city pond in Kansas City to investigate reports of an alligator shooting first and checking vitals later.
Mentos, the pain maker! Back in my day, the thing I would do to make my mom go into a sheer panic was mix pop rocks with Dr. Pepper. She somehow though that you would blow your head off with the mixture, it was rather lame by today's standards. Nothing really happened, but a mean cherry scented case of the burps. Today if you want to wreak havoc with snack foods, what you need is some Mentos and Diet Coke.
Elizabeth Marek makes things out of fondant. She does it out of love and awesomeness. She also does it to make a living. She makes all kinds of pretty cakes for weddings, birthdays and other occasions. They are covered in this pretty sugary icing called fondant. Lately, she's been making Angry Birds out of fondant. She even tells you how to make your own. I'm a little bit in love.
Those jokers over at M.I.C. Gadget have done it again. You might remember them releasing an action figure of Apple's CEO last year. This time they've chosen to release a figure for FaceBook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. "It is heavier than an iPhone, lighter than an iPad. And it stands 7 inches tall." He comes accessorized with a Like It button, Adidas sandals, and smarmy grin.
“That little mark with the “a” and the ring around it.” Those were Bryan Gumbel’s words as he tried to figure out the “@” symbol in e-mail addresses in 1994. His co-anchor Katie Couric, sporting an awesome 90’s hair style, thought it meant “around or about”.