Video Roundup

It’s time for another edition of Video Roundup.  The best videos on the internet I have seen in the last week.

Day the LOLcats Died

Great song about why many people are against SOPA/PIPA.

365 Bike Project

Someone took a picture each day of a bike stand in NYC.

Golf War

A war involving lots of golf balls.

S**t New Yorkers Say

Funny video about things some people in New York would say.

Baby Eyes

Cool video of a baby’s eyes reaction.

The Bark Side

Teaser video for a Super Bowl ad involving dogs and Star Wars.

New Born Deer

Neat video of an new born deer starting to walk with its mama.

Space Video

Video showing all the lightning storms over Africa from space.

Young Girl Rocker

Popular video of a little girl already rocking!  Could be a future rock star.

Old Record Reaction

This lady has never seen an old vinyl record.

Ax in Car Prank

This is one mean prank.  I am just saying.

Party Rock Anthem in Paint

Creative video of this song with illustrations done from Microsoft Paint.

Bad Drivers in Snow

People in Seattle can not drive in snow.

Going Ostrich

Could this be the new trend?  Going Ostrich.

Lazy Jedi

This is one really lazy jedi.

Dog With Cows

Good video of the cows reaction to a dog.

Child Waving Bye

Cool video of a little kid waving bye to the people leaving.

Hat Cat

Funny video of a cat on top of a person’s head.

Sad Packer Fan

Very funny video of a Packer’s fan reaction after they lost.

I’m Human

Creative video of kids in a Alabama middle school.  See this video.

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Victory and Stupidity

Protest Victory

Today is a great day in America.  The SOPA and PIPA acts have been pulled from debate and are postponed from coming up to a vote.  The entire internet went into a major protest on Wednesday including this blog.  Google got over 7 million signatures against these bills.    And several major cities had huge protests staged against these bills.  There is a better way to write a bill to stop online piracy.  Do not punish the legit websites like Facebook or YouTube for showing a video of a kid singing a song.  Stop the websites that are known to steal stuff and give it to people for free like Mega Upload which was closed a couple of days ago.  A great alternative that is being brought up to Congress is the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act or OPEN.  It would protect sites like Facebook and YouTube that might have pirated stuff and have it removed.  It would also make it easier to enforce laws on websites known to pirate a lot of stuff online.  I do think piracy on the web is bad and it needs to be stopped.  But the SOPA and PIPA bills would have gone way too far.

Cruise Ship Disaster

The Costa Concordia hits rocks way too close to shore and now is in danger in sinking fully into the sea.  The captain is under house arrest and several passengers were killed in the accident.  This video of the conversation between the Italian Coast Guard and the Captain is one nasty conversation and it looks like the captain just left the passengers for dead and on their own.

There also have been reports that the captain was with a young girl and away from the bridge when the ship ran aground.  The reports have said that the captain steered the ship so close to shore so he can wave to people standing along the coastline.  An ultimate wrong move that will go down in the stupid books.  He also had the guts to lie to officials and said nothing was wrong.  And he also refused help and it took the passengers calling officials to finally get the help that was needed.  This disaster has shaken a lot of people’s confidence of cruise ships.  And the other cruise ship companies have looked over their ships disaster planning.  This disaster should not stop people from taking cruises around the world.  They are a great trip to take and you will make a lot of memories.  All that I ask now is for that captain to rot in jail for a very long time for being that stupid.

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Using Technology To Get In Shape

Let’s face it.  Technology is all around us today.  It even powers this blog and all other websites in the world.  So using tech can help anyone get in better shape including me.

That’s my story on ABC 33/40 from a couple of days ago.  My mom was very surprised to see me on TV.  Yes I kept it a secret to her until it finally aired.  She is wanting to help me in this process.  Since I am still unemployed six months later I can not afford to get anything to help me in the Shape Up campaign.  Luckily there is the internet that has a wealth of knowledge for free.  And there are people who you can talk too to help as well.  My mom reads this blog and she wants to know what could help in my journey to lose weight.  So here is my list.

Fitocracy – Free

This is an website that is still in invite mode but thanks to the people from Geek Dad I got to join.  This site has you enter all the exercise activity you do each day.  And as you do more exercises you will earn more points.  And as you move up to different levels you can complete special challenges to earn more points.  You can also compete against other people or groups.  I have joined the Geek group on Fitocracy and it is fun to compete against others.

Striiv – $99

This is one very smart pedometer I saw on Geek Mom.  Not only this will count how many steps you take but it also tracks how many calories you burn and it even issues challenges to increase your walking each time you use it.  The most special thing is when you have walked enough steps it will make a donation to an cause like providing clean water or helping to end polio. Or I can upgrade to a brand new smartphone that can cost hundreds of dollars.  But I love my current small cell phone.

X-Box 360 with Kinect and Games – $200-$400

The best thing about video game systems is now it comes with motion technology.  There is now games out there that can provide you with a great workout in the privacy of your own home.  Games like Just Dance, EA Sports Active, and The Biggest Loser are great for people looking for a great workout from a video game.  To be honest; I hate going to a gym.  I just feel uncomfortable going and having people stare at me or I do not know how to use the machines the right way.  So this is an great alternative.

P90X – $120

Don’t have the money to shell out for an brand new gaming system.  This might be the next best thing.  I have read and seen people in the geek community and from ESPN saying this really works.  This workout program uses muscle confusion and highly intense workouts and it does work.

So these are four great ways technology can be used to get into better shape.  I wish I could buy some of these things myself but I have one problem.  Where are the jobs?  At least my mom is thinking about helping.

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