Netflix Drone Home

Not to be outdone by Amazon, Netflix has decided to launch it’s own drone delivery system called Drone 2 Home for those people who still have DVDs delivered to their home. Of course, this is all in jest as Netflix isn’t really planning on having drones deliver DVDs to you whenever and wherever you are – yet. Check out the video below for the hilarious spoof.

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Awesome Ways to Keep Your Resolutions

We’re halfway through January. How are you doing with your resolutions? In case you need a little help or a total redo, here are some helpful aids that can get you back on track.

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Resolution: Interact More on Social Media Sites
Stop lurking on your social media sites and start interacting. With GIF Yourself you can customize gifs to add the perfect touch to your tweets or make your hilarious comment stand out from all the rest.

Resolution: Learn to Cook
So you burn toast and get frustrated boiling water. StartCooking.com is here to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. The site teaches the basics of cooking with short videos and step-by-step photo tutorials. Start learning cooking basics in the Tips & Techniques sections, then use your new skills to make quick meals in the Recipes section.

Resolution: Travel More
Tripomatic is a seriously cool (and free) trip-planning website that recommends interesting things to do and see in over 400 destinations across the globe. It helps you personalize and print your travel guide, or you can take it with you on your smartphone with their iPhone and Android apps. They even have featured trips to popular destinations if you have no idea where to start.

Resolution: Actually Be On Time to Something
If you’re habitually late, the Mynd app claims it will prevent you from being tardy to meetings, appointments, whatever by checking your calendar for other appointments, using GPS data and real-time traffic reports. Say for instance you’re at lunch in one area and need to get across town for a meeting. Mynd will let you know when you need to leave to get there on time, thus making you decide if you should eat the second half of your sandwich or get it to go. It basically nags you into being on time.

Resolution: Find a Roomie
If you have a room to fill or just want to save money this year by splitting the rent, you’re probably looking for a roommate. Instead of reaching out on Craigslist which can give you overwhelming, or sometimes suspicious results, that you and your other roommates have to sift through. livewith.us helps you, and your other roommates if you have them, search for a roomie and rank applicants together in one place. If you’re looking for a room, just set up a profile saying how awesome you are and apply away. No more copy and pasting your story into each individual email.

Resolution: Clean Out the Closet
We’re all guilty of waiting to clean out our dressers and closets until it’s an issue. Try and get ahead of your spring cleaning by joining Rumgr. The site helps you list the items you’d like to sell and then broadcasts it to your friends and neighbors. Transactions are done through your credit card on the site so there’s no dealing with cash or phony offers. And be sure whatever you don’t sell is donated to your local Goodwill or shelter to help those in need.

Resolution: Quit Your Crappy Job
So you want to quit your job but don’t know how to tell your boss. The people behind BreakupText have teamed up with TheLadders to create an app that helps people quit their jobs called the Quit Your Job app. The app asks you why you want to quit your current job, then creates a suitable story along with the new dream you’re chasing (which can include running for the Senate or dancing for money) and sends it to your boss.

Resolution: Find Your Dream Job
If you’re currently searching for your dream job, you need to visit Good.Co. By taking the quick three-minute assessment, Good.Co’s algorithm will discover your Archetype blend (the essence of you). You’ll then answer questions about your current employer and then it shows you how to achieve the goals you’ve listed or find the right job for your character. And when you love your job, it stops feeling like a job.

Resolution: Keep Your Resolutions
With all of these resolution helpers, the best thing would be actually keeping your resolutions throughout the year. The app Full let’s you input your goals and keep track of your progress. And nothing motivates like a pie chart.

Have other helpful tips for keeping your resolutions? We’d love to hear about them in the comments!

What Would I Say?

Do you ever feel like you struggle to find the right words to show just how witty you are on Facebook? Well you can finally stop worrying and start posting statuses that make people say, “Dufuq?”

What Would I Say? is a new app that compiles all your past Facebook statuses to generate new ones that are awkward, random and hilarious. Just look at this gem it generated for me:

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A status like that is sure to get you noticed (and maybe talked about) amongst your Facebook friends. If anything, it’s fun to just see what the generator pulls together and laugh at the absurdity without sharing. Happy posting!

Everyone wants to break bad

The final episodes of Breaking Bad officially kicked off last Sunday, and everyone is so excited to see how this amazing series comes to a close. The best part of the Breaking Bad frenzy is all the superfans who are creating parodies. Check out the most recent ones that have people talking:

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Middle School Musical: Breaking Bad
I wasn’t expecting this to be as great as it ended up being! The clever little scenes, costumes and adjustments to make the storyline “kid-appropriate” (minus the fact that it’s based on a show about cooking and selling crystal meth) was too awesome.


Breaking Bad Jr.
You want to cook bubblegum? The idea for this kid-version of the hit show actually came from middle schooler Ian Hollowood (with full parental support). Very well made and I love the ending!

Joking Bad
So technically Jimmy Fallon hasn’t released his parody yet called “Joking Bad,” but he did share a trailer to get you excited. LATE may still be my favorite TV parody Jimmy has done, but I can’t wait to see his latest in September!

Which other Breaking Bad parodies have you seen and enjoyed?

TV Gone Wrong

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PBS Thirteen (the New York/Tri-State affiliate) has teamed up with CHI & Partners New York to create its “State of TV” campaign. They created fake reality TV promos, that will be shown online and on TV, that seem sadly believable. And that is exactly the point PBS is trying to make with its campaign: PBS has quality programming and wants people to support it as well. Pretty clever, PBS! You can see the three promos for “Meet the Tanners,” “Clam Kings” (my favorite of the three) and “Long Island Landscapers” below.

Meet the Tanners

Clam Kings

Long Island Landscapers

Holy Shark Week

sharkDiscovery Channel just released a commercial teasing, everyone’s favorite, Shark Week (August 4 – mark your calendars) and it has already gone viral. The ad features a fake newscast about an (unlucky) seal named Snuffy. It’s hilariously sad, silly and worth a watch.

Prancercise: A fitness workout

A woman named Joanna Rohrback invented Prancercise® in 1989, and describes the fitness workout as “a springy, rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse’s gait and is ideally induced by elation.”

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Unfortunately the unique exercise routine never caught on. It could be that she was just ahead of her time creating an outdoor workout that you couldn’t follow unless you had a portable video device. OR it could be because you look absolutely ridiculous when prancercising.

 

Joanna is quite the rhymer, no? My favorite move is the Prancercise Gallop. There’s even a book (with a pretty epic cover photo) if you really want to study the art of Prancercise.

Thanks Sarah for sending this!