Bing’s “Pepsi Challenge” OR Why Bing Will Never Beat Google

Today Microsoft launched a new stupid campaign called Bing It On (along with an equally stupid website) which invites users of Google to take a “Pepsi Challenge” of sorts. Presenting users with a blind side-by-side comparison of results from Bing compared to results from Google, Microsoft is attempting to show that Bing is better. Users are asked to select which side of their screen that they think displays better results, and at the end of five rounds, they are told which website is the winner.

As a seasoned veteran Google search user and an amateur Bing hater, I decided to accept Bing’s challenge.

After 5 rounds, I was able to pick the site that was Google every time because Bing just looks stupid. And while the results were nearly identical for all 5 search terms, one thing became immediately clear to me — Bing is doing everything in its power to be exactly like Google.  Continue reading “Bing’s “Pepsi Challenge” OR Why Bing Will Never Beat Google”

The Titanic Movie I Want To See In Theaters

It was so obvious that Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in Titanic was going to die (the lonely granny may have been a clue) but full-grown and teenage women worldwide cried anyway when he froze to death.

It’s because Rose was too big (Kate Winslet: “You know, he’s fatter now – I’m thinner”) to share the wood debris.

Honestly, I don’t believe that, I just don’t understand why she couldn’t have gotten on a lifeboat. Jack would have been floating around on a crate in the Atlantic, alive. Love make you STUPID.  Continue reading “The Titanic Movie I Want To See In Theaters”

Happy Birthday, Jim Henson! (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990)

As you surely noticed on Google, there’s an interactive Muppet tribute on the home page, a cute and fitting tribute to the creative brilliance of Mississippi-native Jim Henson, whose 75th birthday would have been today.

He is not only the creator of the Muppets, but the mastermind behind one of everyone’s favorite 80’s movies, Labyrinth, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly.

He also co-created Fraggle Rock and wrote and directed 1982’s The Dark Crystal. (Which is receiving the 3D/sequel treatment quite soon)…

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Google+ And Facebook Are Patronizing Me

A few days ago I unfolded my laptop and heard the pleasant purr of the startup. A familiar sound, one that calms me and doesn’t throw me out of whack like that damn black Google menu bar that was also added a few months ago.

Then I open my web browser, and see something very unfamiliar. A GIANT “PAINTED” BLUE ARROW ON GOOGLE? Flashing before my eyes, seeking attention like the source of Katy Perry’s back pain…

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