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This is crazy. Ze Frank, yeah that Ze Frank, created yet an other work of pure genius — a tool that enables you to draw with your voice. Seriously. Check it out. To the right is a drawing my little niece and I just made. Granted, it’s a bit more…uh…abstract than the museum quality pieces that Ze created, but that’s to be expected considering the man exudes awesomeness with everything he attempts. I still can’t stop watching his bagged sloth video:
Or, listening to his social network love song.
Sigh…[queue googly eyes]…
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Needless to say, money is top-of-mind for many folks. Times like these make or break some people, but in either case, the extra awareness is a good thing. If you’re shopping around the stock sales and are into Twitter, be sure to check out Stocktwits — “…an open, community-powered investment idea and information service. You can think of it as Bloomberg for the little guy and gal. Eavesdrop on what traders and investors are talking about RIGHT NOW or contribute to the conversation…”
The following intro by StockTwits co-founder Howard Lindzon offers a bit more context. At the very least, the video’s mood music will make you feel like this is something great…or perhaps simply make you feel like hugging him. 😉
“What is AirBed & Breakfast?
AirBed & Breakfast is an online marketplace for peer-to-peer traveling.
We enable people to earn money by renting out extra space, and offer travelers a viable alternative to hotels.”
With tens of thousands of people converging in Denver, CO next week for the Democratic National Convention, it appears that many residents are more than happy to open up their homes and earn a few bucks in the process.
As for me, it’s a little outside of my comfort zone, but Elaine C.’s “Museum” quality cleanliness does sound appealing.
Before my ten minutes of fame tick away, I figured now is a good time to parlay possible new blog traffic on a post I’ve had mentally queued up all week.
I love that giving back to reputable charities is just a mouse-click away. Following are a few examples that I’ve recently become aware of, if you know of more please chime in and I’ll update this post. In just a few short minutes, you could give back to all three without ever opening up your wallet (of course, if you wanted to open up your wallet…;-)).
Via NASCAR (Kasey Kahne is my driver :-)), Help Chevy Help Autism: Take a virtual tour of the Chevy Malibu via a short video and Chevy will donate to Autism Speaks. I was hoping for information about autism in the video, but as ThinGuy reminds me, you shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
Update: Via John Bennett’s comment, AIDtoCHILDREN.com: Similar to freerice.com, it’s a word matching game. For each correct match, 1/4 of a cent is donated to children in need.
Via Crappy Graphs (where you can create your own), I dedicate this one to Mr. S for persevering through a plumbing battle with the koi pond.
Spoiler: In a not-so-surprising twist, Mr. S wins the battle — tho’ it hasn’t quite happened, just yet. 🙂