The Friday Five, Easter Sunday edition

Posted by on Apr 8, 2012 in Blog, Friday Five | 4 Comments

Sorry for the delay on this week’s Friday Five. Here it goes..

1) Maryland Mega Millions Mystery Deepens, NBC Washington

Cliff notes: A woman who worked at McDonald’s had one of the three record breaking winning Mega Millions tickets. Her coworkers say the tickets were part of a group pool. Now the woman has lost the ticket.

Thoughts: Something like this was bound to happen with the prize amount and the hoopla surrounding it. This story is just ridiculous. Does anyone in their right mind really believe that she doesn’t know where the ticket is? I feel like this would have been a skit on the Dave Chappelle show and at the end the woman would drive by with her truck of cash saying “I’m rich biyatcchhhhh!!!!”.

2) Blake Griffin “dunks” on Pau Gasol

Thoughts: Twice in the same game Blake dunked over Pau. This one is hilarious because apparently it is now legal to stiff arm people in the NBA as long as you create highlight reel dunks for Sportscenter and also because of Andrew Bynum’s reaction which is just priceless.

3. Snapchat

Cliff notes: Snapchat is an iPhone app that allows you to take a picture and send it to a friend quickly without having to save it to your phone. The picture is only available for them to see it for 1-10 seconds depending on how long you decide and then it is gone forever.

Thoughts: I went in a little different direction here by featuring an App. My friend Dan showed it to me on Thursday and I found it so interesting. I can see a lot of people using this in the future for very bad things, haha.

4. Project Glass: One day… 

Thoughts: This is crazy. I can’t imagine this ever really happening but who knows. I’ve read a few articles that say Google is planning on releasing something like the prototype shown in the video at some point this year but there are lot of concerns about the ramifications of this type of technology. People are already distracted enough in their every day life by their phones and other technology, do we really need glasses that will distract us even more? I’m not saying I’m against this type of technology but I think it might be taking the staying connected and informed thing a little too far.

5. How even the tiniest lie can affect your behavior (and cost you money), Adam Dachis, lifehacker

Cliff notes: The author cites a couple of studies that show how little white lies can affect the decision making process of the liars and cost them money.

Thoughts: The studies cited certainly don’t seem comprehensive enough to make any major conclusions in my opinion. I found the part about the dissatisfaction with a dining experience leading to the liar leaving a bigger tip really interesting. That seems to go against everything that I would think and from what I’ve seen in my experiences at restaurants and it really makes no sense to me.

Hope everyone has a nice holiday weekend.. I’m hoping to have some free time finally this week to really finish up the next portion of the Poker Story blogs. Thanks for reading as always!

Trevor

4 Comments

  1. Jim
    April 8, 2012

    The Google glasses look awesome. I was joking around before I even learned about the Google glasses that someone should invent digital glasses to change how the world looks around you. Everything will be essentially the same, but better looking. Maybe your surroundings could have a themed look of your choosing. The idea came to me when I was thinking of what it’s like driving through a bad neighborhood. With the glasses it would be much less scary, but probably far more dangerous since it’ll seem as dangerous as Disney to the wearer of the glasses. 🙂 It’ll happen one day.

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    • Trevor
      April 8, 2012

      I’m sure it will happen one day and they will figure out a way to make it work so that it doesn’t cause mass chaos. Crazy to think of what type of stuff we are going to have 10 years from now.

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  2. Harold Bond
    April 8, 2012

    I really like that one. Keep up the good work on your blog.

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    • Trevor
      April 8, 2012

      Thanks!

      Reply

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