Friday, June 01, 2007

Friday Fun

I don't have the time or energy to write my own content today, but since I know most of my readers come here to be distracted from their everyday routine, I will leave you with some random/interesting things to check out.

What's your most embarrassing moment?
Larry Zierlein (who is the Pittsburgh Steelers new offensive line coach) accidentally emailed an "explicit sex video" to various NFL employees. As if that's not bad enough, one of the employees was NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Zierlein implies that he was trying to delete it, but I find that hard to believe. Without going into how wrong this is, I just can't imagine how mortified he must feel right now. Anyways, here's the story I read: Steelers' assistant apologizes for raunchy e-mail to Goodell, others

I have that sickening feeling that I just got screwed. is a great resource if you're thinking about buying a new car. There's an awesome piece they did, where they sent a guy to do some under cover car salesman work. It's extremely long, but well worth the read if you can do it. Check it out here: Confessions of a Car Salesman

Google knows what I want before I do.
Seriously, Google is amazing. I'm just now transporting all of my spreadsheets into Google, so the wife and I can both have access to everything. We already utilize their calendar and everything else. It's so easy and incredible useful. Google rules. Google Spreadsheets

This should be inspiring, but instead, it makes me feel worthless.

I really love the piano. I started playing about five years ago and I just love everything about it. Then I see stuff like this and it makes me want to quit. I wonder what it's like to be a genius? Amazing young piano players:

Embedding is not allowed on this last one, but if you liked the other two, this one's awesome. It's like my favorite piano piece: Chopin's "Fantasie Impromptu Op.66"


Brian said...

I think that's the first time I've ever heard that Chopin piece. It's amazing, and so is that kid!

Arthur said...

I wonder if those kids are happy playing piano, or if their parents just force them. And I wonder if they have a normal social life. I'm guessing not, but who knows.

Brian said...

Of course not. They're freaks. Amazingly talented freaks. I bet they never think to themselves, "Hey, that piano over there looks appealing. I think I'll go over, sit down, and play some stuff for fun - maybe make up some of my own songs while I'm at it." Instead, it's probably more like, "Hey, I just remembered that if I don't practice 10 hours today my father will feed me to the lions out back. I better get going." That could be the truth, or it could be my own jealousy. You decide.