The Horror of the 2Girls1Cup Meme

I’ve been surprised by some of the videos that have gone viral but the 2Girls1Cup video going around may actually be proof that the Apocalypse is near.

YouTube currently has over 3,000 videos of people’s reactions as they watch 2Girls1Cup which might be vile enough to make Goatse and Tubgirl seem like things you’d find on Cute Overload. I haven’t watched the video (I saw the reactions and read enough descriptions to find out that it is basically scat and vomit porn involving a cup…… Yeah, I think I’ll pass on the digital ipecac) but some of the reactions are priceless.

Here’s Joe Rogan, the host of FEAR FACTOR nonetheless, almost vomiting while watching it (and then talking about the BME Olympics which I think I’ll pass on also.)

The other 3,000+ reaction videos on YouTube are pretty much the same with an innocent victim sitting down, relaxing, then almost vomiting at the same cues:

One person even showed it to his grandmother which may or may not be a capital offense in some states.

The 2Girls1Cup video has become popular enough that John Mayer made a parody of it on the website Funny or Die and even Republican hopeful Mike Huckabee got in on this internet meme.

You’ve been warned! This has been a Cynical-C Public Service Announcement.

Internet Taunting Drove Navy Fire Controlman to Arson

To sum this story up, a naval fire controlman (a fireman i guess) burns down the trailer of the person who was flaming him in on a website. Bonus points because he had to drive 1,300 miles to do it and apparently was posting pictures of his vengeance trip as he went.

ELM MOTT, Texas – A Navy man who got mad when someone mocked him as a “nerd” over the Internet climbed into his car and drove 1,300 miles from Virginia to Texas to teach the other guy a lesson.

As he made his way toward Texas, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Petty Officer Russell Tavares posted photos online showing the welcome signs at several states’ borders, as if to prove to his Internet friends that he meant business.

When he finally arrived, Tavares burned the guy’s trailer down.

(Thanks PVC)

Google Earth and the Darfur Genocide


What began as the pet project of a few enthusiastic users has grown into a corporate-backed initiative demonstrating Google Earth’s potential as a live-saving humanitarian tool.

The Crisis in Darfur project is a downloadable set of layers for Google Earth which combines high-resolution satellite images of Darfur with photographs and first-hand accounts of the genocide currently underway in the region. Users of Google’s 3-D world atlas can zoom in on burned-out Sudanese villages, read the stories of the victims and see stunning arial shots of massive refugee camps in Eastern Chad.

Explaining Google’s PageRank

From Smashing Magazine:

Everybody is using it, but (almost) nobody really knows, how it works. Google PageRank is probably one of the most important algorithms ever developed for the Web. With billions of existing pages and millions of pages generated every day, the search issue in the Web is more complex than you probably think it is. PageRank, only one of hundreds of factors used by Google to determine best search results, helps to keep our search clean and efficient. But how is it actually done? How does Google PageRank work, which factors do have an impact on it and which don’t? And what do we really know about PageRank?

In this article we put the facts straight.