Thursday, June 08, 2006

People are strange

For some reason, a number of strange people on the interweb have passed along my radar in the last few days.

Funniest of all is the guy who's living for a week on monkey chow. This Canadian fellow figures he can save money buy eating like a monkey. Yes, actual feed-it-to-our-hairy-cousins-in-cages food pellets. The videos, while work-safe, do feature a Canadian man repeatedly saying the word "poop." I guess this is what it takes to be famous on the internets.

If you read Slashdot or are aware of the Digg phenomenon, you may be aware of the recent meme detailing how not to steal a T-Mobile Sidekick PDA/Smartphone. If you want the full drama, complete with late-breaking news and embarrassing Myspace photos of the alleged perpetrators, check the guy's update page.

The last one is an oldie at the speed of the web, so I suspect you've heard of The One Red Paperclip guy. This is the fellow who, on July 12th, 2005, started to trade one red paperclip for a house. Yes, a real live small metal object used to hold paper. Yes, a physical, actual structure with rooms that you can keep stuff in an also live within its walls.

Enjoy these real memes, and behold the power of the internet.

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