Your Favorite Music Artist Is Gay?

Countless musicians and artists – from Jay-Z to Frank Sinatra – are gay. According to this site, at least.

There’s gotta be a way to get this list pulled. [sigh]


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I Got My Job Through Second Life

It seems as though Second Life (the popular online digital world) is the latest trend in cutting edge corporate recruitment.

From Fortune.com:

What Second Life brings to the party that few platforms or games before it have is a chance to blend the boundaries between reality and virtual reality, a possibility that has helped boost the number of registered accounts to 2.6 million.

And just as the way we surf the web changed, the way that corporate America does business has changed in this middle space. Case in point: the most radical dotcom 2.0 recruitment wave is happening in virtual reality thanks to Second Life. Instead of posting a resume on Monster.com that will hopefully net a flesh-and-blood job interview, your avatar can be interviewed and hired all within Second Life, often for jobs possible only in virtual reality.

Still don’t believe that corporations would actually look to Second Life as a source of solid, qualified professional applicant leads? Think again:

The core team of Electric Sheep Company, a 27-person operation, was plucked from Second Life, not from a pool of PR applicants or professional computer programmers.

“We hired people we had never met in the real world because we’d spent a year looking at the work they produced within Second Life, and the way that they approached the community,” says Constable. “To a certain extent we knew each other… We knew that in Second Life, they were the best.”

As more of real life pushes into Second Life, corporations and even individuals will tap long-time denizens and gamers for their skill.

If the pontificators are correct, we may all need virtual suits for job interviews.


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Want A House?

Mount Madonna School, a private, non-profit school, is raffling this $1,800,000 Dream House, three blocks from the ocean, in Santa Cruz, California. Proceeds from this raffle benefit Mount Madonna School in its continued effort to provide high quality education to students from preschool through high school.

Raffle tickets are $150. The Grand Prize winner chooses either the Dream House or $1.5 million in cash. Over 300 other prizes are also available. 1 in 100 chance to win a prize.

Early Bird Drawing:

All tickets purchased before February 28, 2007 at 5pm PST will be entered into an Early Bird Drawing in addition to being entered into the Grand Prize Drawing. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on Saturday March 17th.

Not a bad deal at all. Show your support!


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The Simpsons Go Anime + Futurama

From:

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The above piece The Simpsonzu by *spacecoyote is a satirical look at The Simpsons if they were anime characters. See also [this] similar Futurama composition:

Pretty impressive, eh?


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Giant Space Invaders

From Boing Boing:

Attendees at FOO Camp — an invitational geek weekend — created a giant scene out of Space Invaders that’s visible from space, which was subsequently photographed for Google’s sat photo database (they also made a giant Cylon).

“…one of the fun things that happened over the weekend was that Chris DiBona announced that Google were going to be doing a flyover of the campus and that we should take the opportunity to make some interesting art projects that would subsequently be visible from Google Maps and Google Earth. So we did.”

This has got to be the greatest thing I’ve seen since Mario Brothers Live:


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[NEW] The “What You Need?” List

Allow me to present to you the much anticipated “What You Need?” section of MungoPress (see page in above navigation). WYN is a list of sites that contain everything you’d ever find helpful while viewing, designing, creating, browsing, and more – completely free of charge*. I will continue to add to this list as I see fit. Without further ado:

  • Buttons, Badges, + More – 3,700+ buttons/badges for all of your site and blogging needs.
  • Stock.XCHNG – Contains over 200,000 high quality stock photos by more than 15,000 photographers! Need a wallpaper for your desktop? Need a pic for your commercial website design? Looking for inspiration? Have a look around.
  • DaFont.com – 7,000+ completely free fonts. They even publish brand fonts like Puma and Pepsi. Both Windows and Mac approved.
  • YouTube – An extensive database of Flash videos. Need a video to go along with that blog post? Search and embed it with ease.
  • DatPiff – Indeed, I am a huge fan of hip-hop. Want to catch the latest mixtape released by your favorite artist(s)? Listen to and download them completely free of charge (and legally).
  • CNET Downloads – Generally free software downloads. Safe, trusted, and spyware-free.

Have a suggestion? Send it to: mungopress (at) yahoo.com

Please include a URL along with a brief description of what the site has to offer WYN.

*unless otherwise noted


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Ultimate MySpace Profiles

Honda recently ran a contest to find the Top 20 Ultimate MySpace Profiles. The results are in, and I’ve taken the liberty of posting some of my personal favorites here:

My personal all-time favorite? Kevin Turner’s at: http://www.myspace.com/kevturner007


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