Posts Tagged ‘Google’
Tags: Arcade Fire, Chris Milk, Google, Google Chrome, Ready To Start, The Suburbs, The Wilderness Downtown
To showcase the versatility of HTML5 (and their browser in the process), Google enlisted the services of Arcade Fire and director Chris Milk to produce “The Wilderness Downtown” — an interactive music video for “We Used To Wait,” which uses Google Maps and Google Street View to incorporate scenes from the viewer’s “old stomping ground.”
You technically need to be running Google Chrome to view the “experiment,” but try it on Firefox or Safari if you are a hipster. Experiences may vary.
CLICK HERE to experience The Wilderness Downtown by Arcade Fire
Tags: Crossword Clue, Google, Google Search Results, Wild Asian Ass Search
Jack Sedgewick had been trying to solve the clue “Wild Asian Ass (6)” which was 14 across on his puzzle when he got the rude results.
The great-granddad claims he had typed the clue into a search engine before clicking through various results trying to find the answer.
He’s reported as saying he was then sickened and shocked by the photos and videos of naked Asian girls he saw, though he continued clicking because he is a dedicated crossworder. Although to be fair that’s the excuse I would have given.
But the story has a happy ending (as did many of the search results), Jack eventually found the answer “onager”, by changing his search to ‘donkey sanctuaries’.
The day is designed to “inspire awareness and appreciation” for the Earth’s environment. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and the campaign was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a US Democratic senator. This year, Earth Day 2010 will coincide with the World People’s Conference on Climate Change, to be held in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and with the International Year of Biodiversity.
We also have a new Google doodle for the search engine to celebrate. That’s how you know it’s for real. With this year’s Google doodle, it’s designed to help remind everyone that the Earth is a very special part of us that we need to take care of. IF you are observant enough you will see six parrots in the doodle that apparently means something like, “Go take a shower hippies!” Okay, that was a joke, calm down and go do something useful like the recycling.
I woke up this morning feeling really tired and out of it. Think I am fighting off another cold. I googled “Why do I still feel tired in the morning even after 8 hours sleep?” Imagine my surprise when this was the first link the almighty Google came up with @ answerbag.com: “It is impossible to say from your question. It could be as simple as the fact that your mattress is old and should be replaced.” I’m not sure Google helped at all so I decided to make myself some Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll on toast. Feeling much better now. Thanks for asking.