Top posts for week ending 19-Sep

Albeit a slow one, this week has been dominated by some previously popular posts from weeks gone by with the ever-popular Echo smart pen topping the list:

  1. Echo smart pen by Livescribe
  2. KeyTool Keyring Multi-tool
  3. Very interesting; recent discovery unlocks the secret
  4. FLAMMA – make a fire with only IKEA stuff
  5. The science of dinosaur killing machines
  6. Would a flying SUV help your commute?
  7. Congratulations BP on the largest oil spill ever
  8. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
  9. I don’t use these, the idea is the same
  10. 2010 list of best places to work in the Chicago area

Given the limited geographical interest of the tenth item and that the post is from 30-March, I was a little surprised to see it making the list but it looks like there’s an groundswell of interest in Chicago-area employers.  Go figure.

Top posts for week ending 05-Sep

Humor reigns supreme this week – there’s no doubt about that fact.  On a side a note, I’ve change the cadence of the weekly summaries to correspond with the weekly tracking that WordPress uses in their stats engine (i.e., Monday through Sunday).  Here are the most popular posts from the past week:

  1. Human hay bale
  2. The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody
  3. Echo smart pen by Livescribe
  4. Very interesting; recent discovery unlocks the secret
  5. They should call this doll Baby Scare-a-Lot
  6. TED: The world’s oldest living things
  7. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
  8. Wave didn’t make it with Google’s backing, why would someone else try?
  9. Canon 7D vs. Barbie Video Girl
  10. Mattel’s Tommy Burst detective set

To my U.S.-based readers – have a great Labor Day holiday weekend!

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

Everyone remembers the moment from Ghostbusters when Dr. Ray Stantz – unable to keep his mind blank – chooses the form of their destructor when he imagines “something that could never, ever possibly destroy” them: the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.  Now the Stay Pufts come in a delicious, caffeinated form.  With 100 mg of caffeine each, you can throw a few of these into your breakfast cereal and a cool half-dozen in your coffee to get your day off on the right foot.  Washing them down with Red Bull is not recommended.