Weekly Cool Links #13 – Fore!

So for those that aren’t in the know, I bought some new golf clubs a couple weeks ago.  I’ve been to the driving range 2-3 times a week since the clubs arrived and I’m just about feeling like I’m ready to do some golfing again.  Now all I need is people to golf with!

If you don’t have me on your Facebook you missed me rating the most recent movies I’ve watched.

District 9 9 out of 10.
Adam 7 out of 10.
Confessions of a Shopaholic 6 out of 10.
The Goods 6 out of 10.
Fired Up 6 out of 10.

And now for my weekly cool links!

Food
Did you know you can make butter in 5 minutes with chilled heavy cream and some salt?  I thought that was pretty interesting, especially since I have some heavy cream in the fridge right now, waiting for me to make some sauce with, but I’m sure I will have some leftover.

Movies
I know it seems like I’m constantly posting ways to rate as well as find new movie recommendations well this week isn’t any different, Criticker will help you!  Just rate some movies 0-100 and it will find more you might like!

Sports
Anheuser-Busch announced that they are coming out with “team color” Bud Light cans this college football season.  I wonder if they have USC color cans?  Talking about USC, SoCal Sports Hub posted an article about 100 Types of UCLA Fans.

Tech
Typedia is a font lovers dream.  It’s a wikipedia type resource of typefaces.  Talking about fonts if you are trying to figure out the font from a graphic nothing beats What the Font.  If you familiar with using the maps from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc but would like to use something less commercial that isn’t copyrighted, then you might want to take a chance with Open Street Map.  If you love Radio Shack and like history then you could probably spend hours looking through the catalogs at the Radio Shack Catalog page.

Cool Stuff
This site shows you how to figure out what hotel you are being offered to stay at when using Hotwire.com.  Very useful since I’m always worried it might not be exactly the hotel or place I want to be staying at!  Bargaineering shares a list of the FICO risk factor codes, which also helps us determine things we need to try and prevent on our credit reports!  And for those of you smart people that use Mozilla Firefox instead of Microsoft Internet Explorer this add-on will make your online purchases that much better, InvisibleHand will automatically show you if you can find an item cheaper online somewhere else.

Funny Stuff
Pets Creature Shelter CatsI’ve probably posted this in the past but Hot Chicks with Douchebags is always a great site to check out and get some laughs.  Also it can help you decide if you are with a douchebag or if you might be considered a douchebag.  This poster (to the right) by the Michigan Humane Society is awesome.  We have two pre-owned cats and a pre-owned dog, save a cat or dog from being euthanized and ADOPT from a shelter instead of buying from a breeder.   And now the last of the funny stuff for the week, I bring you Translation Party, the site that you have to check out to completely understand.  But let’s say you take a famous movie quote, such as one of my favorites from the Keanu Reeves classic, The Replacements (I know it’s also from a Black Flag song, but that’s besides the point).

Shane Falco: Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory… lasts forever.

Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory … lasts forever.

into Japanese

痛みを癒してくれます。ひよこを掘るの傷。栄光…永遠に続きます。

back into English

Makes healing the pain. Chicks dig scars. Glory … lasts forever.

back into Japanese

痛みを癒しにします。ひよこを掘るの傷。栄光…永遠に続きます。

back into English

Heal the pain. Chicks dig scars. Glory … lasts forever.

back into Japanese

痛みのヒール。ひよこを掘るの傷。栄光…永遠に続きます。

back into English

Heel pain. Chicks dig scars. Glory … lasts forever.

back into Japanese

かかとの痛み。ひよこを掘るの傷。栄光…永遠に続きます。

back into English
Heel pain. Chicks dig scars. Glory … lasts forever.
Basically it finds an equilibrium with translations.  Share some of your favorites you discover in the comments section!

Well that quote didn’t work out as great as I thought it would, but trust me it can really do a number on some sayings.

Videos
Sadly, although I have known of it since it launched I’ve never checked out the webshow The Guild, but this music video is hilarious for anyone that has spent a lonely (or not lonely) night creating characters (avatars) in games.

And lastly but not the least a video that is probably 100 times better then the actual GI Joe movie that recently came out.  And yes that is Ben Stiller.

The Ballad of G.I. Joe from Olivia Wilde
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