May the 4th

It’s Star Wars day! Ever want to be in a Star Wars movie? Thanks to JibJab, you – or anyone you have a photo of -can now star in Empire Strikes Back, or at least a version of it. Below the fold is my take, starring kids and cats.

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Did the world really need Hello Kitty wine?

Apparently so.

Despite a pleasant cherry-berry scent, the wine honestly didn’t taste like much. I just got the carbonation on my tongue, a bit of sweetness (this is not a dry wine) and then a lingering floral aftertaste that reminded me a bit of bubble bath.

The reviewer says the wine is kind of creepy. I’m not sure if the wine is all that creepy by itself, but the wine’s website sure is. The world might have needed the wine, but it didn’t really need an animated slightly tipsy Hello Kitty. Nope.


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Google is Topeka (and vice versa), Etsy is Esty, but my favorite jokes this year are UnixKCD (complete with working command line) and League of Extraordinary Gentleman: 1988:

Now, disgraced scientist Emmet Brown has to put together a new team to combat the growing threat of the Lost Boys and their leader, a newly resurrected vampire kingpin Tony Montana: Transportation specialist Jack Burton, ex-commando B.A. Baracus, tech wizard Angus MacGyver and the mysteriously powerful femme fatale known only as “Lisa.” But will Brown be able to stop the Lost Boys before time runs out?

They should totally make that comic.

TechCrunch has a nice round up and AprilFoolsDayOnTheWeb has many more.


Playing with Google Reader

Google Reader now has a “Play” app which loads a bunch of random blog entries in an iPod-like interface. Here’s what Google Play thought I might like today:

Signs in NY and SF just got a bit more interesting. Chicago just has boring signs.

Still need some Polaroid film? You’re in luck.

This explains where all of my time went.

Planning on seeing the cherry blossoms in DC? Better go now.

The iPad is the Future of Comics and Will Save (most) of You.

A new twist on gaming in academia: “How’d you do in that class?” “I got a B.” “I got an A-.” “I got Level 20.”