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In Wake of Antennagate, Apple to Rebrand in Pink and Comic Sans

July 23, 2010
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In Wake of Antennagate, Apple to Rebrand in Pink and Comic Sans

Our sources reliably inform us that in a knee-jerk reaction to the iPhone 4 antenna problems, Steve Jobs has decided that Apple need a new, friendlier brand that will appeal to soccer moms and the everyman. He has decided to ditch the corporate, stark greys and Lucida/Myriad fonts, and replace them with friendly pinks...
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Video Game Controller Trend Shows Worrying Knob Propensity

June 17, 2010
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Video Game Controller Trend Shows Worrying Knob Propensity

Before I go any further: yes, I only used the word knob in the title because it sounds good. Actually, this post is about buttons. But buttons aren’t funny. Hence, knob. We took the list of best-selling video game consoles, and plotted the number of buttons on the controller/joystick from each console against the...
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Who’s The King of Kong? Answer: Hong

May 31, 2010
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Who’s The King of Kong? Answer: Hong

There are more Kongs in this world than I thought; apart from the obvious ones, there’s the Chinese actress Elanne Kong (who’s actually from the Hong of Kongs) and the basketball player Bol Kong. So I thought I’d check which were the most popular of the Kongs, in terms of how many people searched...
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Phoenix Men Too Horny, San Jose Best For Single Women

May 28, 2010
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Phoenix Men Too Horny, San Jose Best For Single Women

Thanks to Facebook’s laissez-faire attitude towards personal privacy, we’ve researched single people in the largest 12 US cities (by population). All the data in this post relates to Facebook users who are 18-40 years old, single, and interested in the opposite sex. Let’s start with absolute numbers of singles in each city, by sex:...
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