I like to gamble! There, I said it. But sometimes it’s better to watch the action rather than play the action, so check out the Zynga Poker Final Table Shootout. My buddy narrates the action. Game on!
I haven’t blogged in almost a year! Can you believe it? I can. Oh my. Well I’m back in action!
As a special hello, I’d like to share an arts and crafts project I just finished:
I was inspired by this cardboard animal head that I saw in a sweet urban interior design store. I thought, “I have got to have that but I’m not loving the price”. So, with the boxes I had from a recent apartment move, I decided to make my own.
Let’s just say it’s a fairly simple project that can be satisfying with the proper amount of patience. Maybe I’ll attempt to sell them on my Etsy page, but after the labor and time spent on it, I can see why such a product has a high asking price. (But hey, mine isn’t laser cut—just my own two hands!)
Last month I posted my Geek Art YouTube video. I’m super happy to say that my video won the Global Geek Week YouTube video contest! Thanks to Mashable, The Society for Geek Advancement, @GuyKawasaki, @ShiraLazar, @ecogeek, @hotforwords, Wei-Hwa Huang, and Lisa Donavan for putting up the opportunity and judging my video the winner.
To see the announcement of the winner, check out the Vlogbrothers video below, at the time stamp 3:06:
In other sweet news, Moxie the Maven pointed out to me that my Dream Captcha coverage on Apartment Therapy’s Unplgged blog is the #1 Top Post today. That article is a year old. Why the sudden interest? Perhaps a correlation with the YouTube contest? Who knows, but thanks for all the views folks! Be sure to check out my Etsy shop for more information regarding all things Dreamy Captcha.
Well the week starts off with a bang, and that bang is a fun YouTube competition. How do you use your inner geek to spread love and joy around the world? Well, check out my response!
Today, I read on JoeMyGod that Craigslist is dropping their “Erotic Services” category:
Online classified ads service Craigslist will get rid of its “erotic services” category that critics called a front for prostitution, replacing it with an adult category that will be reviewed by Web site employees, state attorneys general announced Wednesday. Pressure to remove the category increased this spring after a Boston medical student was charged with killing a masseuse who authorities say he met through Craigslist. Two months ago, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart filed a lawsuit alleging that Craigslist allowed the solicitation of prostitution and had created the “largest source of prostitution in America.” Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the attorneys general of Connecticut and Missouri met with Craigslist officials last week seeking an end to ads they contended were advertisements for illegal sexual activities. Madigan’s office said Wednesday such existing ads on the Craiglist Web site will expire in seven days. –Associated Press
What y’all do behind closed doors, especially with sex, is none of my business. It’s terribly unfortunate that people are abusing the system and others are being attacked and killed as a result of this kind of instant access to one another, but I don’t think that removing the category will change anything. There will be a new way to present a for-profit sexual service, through some acronym like P2bD (Payment to be Discussed), in another category like the personals section.
Craigslist Ads: 23 (detail)
book, edition of 23
7 1/2″ x 5″ x 5/16″
Perhaps Craigslist will just have to be a place for furniture and freelance work, and we’ll all have to get used to it being a platonic site. As if.
April has come and gone and that means the first ever April Art Attack! has wrapped up. I want to thank all the artists who took the time to share a little bit about themselves and their artwork. It was cool to read the great variety in answers to the simplest of questions: I wouldn’t expect anything less from a bunch of creative individuals! And thank you to all the readers out there: I hope you enjoyed these voices as much as I did.