Category Archives: Fun

SuperBowl 41 Commercials

Once again the SuperBowl commercials are available online at several sites. Clearly the point of commercials is to get the word out, so it’s not hard to find these. For me personally I didn’t get too excited about any of these. Maybe SuperBowl commercials are losing their buzz?

Some sites that are hosting the commercials include:

  • iFilm – was one of the first sites to host all commercials after the game
  • Yahoo! Video – not sure if they’re all there, but links to iFilm
  • YouTube is running a contest where the highest-rated commercials will appear on their homepage
  • AOL Sports looks interesting because they show which commercials were shown by quarter

GM Day at Yahoo!


GM Day at Yahoo – 05.jpg

Originally uploaded by brianc.

Today GM brought all their latest models for a mini car show right here at Yahoo! HQ. Not sure what the tie-in is, but I assume they do a lot of advertising business with us. The GM reps were pretty cool, not trying too hard to sell, but seemed happy to chat with the employees.

VideoJug (How to Make a Mojito)

VideoJug — “Life Explained. On Film.” — is a new site full of how-to videos in categories like food, health, pets, leisure and so on. It looks like the bulk of the videos are produced by VideoJug, but they also have the ability to submit your own. The topics are pretty varied from How to Float a Ping Pong Ball in the Air to How to be the Perfect Girlfriend.

Here’s a great example which shows how to make a mojito (if the video doesn’t show, here’s an alternate link):

VideoJug: How to Make a Mojito

(Via Somewhat Frank)

The Apprentice

The Apprentice TV ShowThe new season of The Apprentice is starting this weekend and it looks like Yahoo! is again providing the official site. I don’t watch the show religiously, but I tend to watch it with my wife, if nothing else to make sure the HotJobs ad shows up at the end when the loser gets in a taxi cab.

This season there is also a game called The Apprentice Intern Contest where you can answer questions and make predictions prior to each episode (Apprentice fantasy league?):

Think you have what it takes? Predict the answers to our weekly questions correctly and you could find yourself “interning” at the Trump Organization for two weeks. All you need to play is a free Yahoo! ID.

Check it out!

Welcome 2007!

It looks like 2007 is finally here. With the new year comes the tradition of resolutions, top 10 lists from 2006 and so on. I’ve never been much of a “resolutions” person, not wanting to disappoint myself too often! But for this year, I’m going to jump in and resolve to post more frequently to the blog and implement some of my numerous software hacks and projects. It’s time to stop thinking and start doing…