Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Daily Links: July 24, 2012

Craigslist Joe, A Film About a Man Living Off Craigslist for a Month

Craigslist Joe is a documentary film produced by Zach Galifianakis that follows filmmaker Joseph Garner for 31 days & nights as he tries to find everything he needs off of Craigslist. Here’s the official trailer. It opens in theaters on August 2, 2012.

Get your Monday started with a little Elemental Balance. Use bombs to propel wood into fiery targets. Your rewards for success include confetti.

If you’re visiting China, you might be able to sample iPhone ice cream, which may or may not run afoul of trademark/copyright laws, depending on who you ask.

Having young kids makes you a little crazy - - the Wikipedia entry on Swiper the Fox from Dora the Explorer is 1,300 words of analysis:

Swiper's motive for theft is patently childish; he never seems actually to want the object he takes, since he almost immediately throws it away to hide it from Dora, which prompts her to ask the audience to help her find it. Until recently, it was unclear if he swipes merely for the joy of swiping, or from a desire to annoy and frustrate Dora. Compounding the confusion is the fact that, given the right reason, for example, that the item in question is a present for Dora's puppy, he will return items he has taken, no matter how much effort he went through to get them. It is also shown that he rarely knows the full importance of what he has taken; for example, he had no idea the aforementioned gift was for Dora's puppy. In the episode Dora Saves the Mermaids, he revealed that he "liked swiping." He has some kind of New York accent, and lives in a burrow on top of Blueberry Hill.....Also in this episode, it is revealed that Swiper does not speak Spanish, and wishes that he did.

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