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Mad funny…maybe just for a nerd though:

Lo, in the twilight days of the second year of the second decade of the third millennium did a great darkness descend over the wireless internet connectivity of the people of 276 Ferndale Street in the North-Central lands of Iowa. For many years, the gentlefolk of these lands basked in a wireless network overflowing with speed and ample internet, flowing like a river into their Compaq Presario. Many happy days did the people spend checking Hotmail and reading USAToday.com.

But then one gray morning did Internet Explorer 6 no longer load The Google. Refresh was clicked, again and again, but still did Internet Explorer 6 not load The Google. Perhaps The Google was broken, the people thought, but then The Yahoo too did not load. Nor did Hotmail. Nor USAToday.com. The land was thrown into panic. Internet Explorer 6 was minimized then maximized. The Compaq Presario was unplugged then plugged back in. The old mouse was brought out and plugged in beside the new mouse. Still, The Google did not load.

Some in the kingdom thought the cause of the darkness must be the Router. Little was known of the Router, legend told it had been installed behind the recliner long ago by a shadowy organization known as Comcast. Others in the kingdom believed it was brought by a distant cousin many feasts ago. Concluding the trouble must lie deep within the microchips, the people of 276 Fernadale Street did despair and resign themselves to defeat.

But with the dawn of the feast of Christmas did a beacon of hope manifest itself upon the inky horizon. Riding in upon a teal Ford Focus came a great warrior, a suitor of the gentlefolks’ granddaughter. Word had spread through the kingdom that this warrior worked with computers and perhaps even knew the true nature of the Router.

[via McSweeney’s Internet Tendency]

Because I specialize in “nerd” and in celebration of last Thursday’s season premiere of the sixth season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” I whipped up a ringtone of the show’s all-too-catchy intro music that is available for download below.  But before you download you must always learn, so here is what Wikipedia has on Heinz Kiessling’sTemptation Sensation:”

The theme song is a piece of production music called “Temptation Sensation” by German composer Heinz Kiessling. Additionally, Kiessling’s work (“On Your Bike” and “Blue Blood”) can also be heard during various scene transitions throughout the show, along with other composers and pieces such as Christopher Movick (“Off Boradway”), Joe Brook (“Moonbeam Kiss”) and Karl Grell (“Honey Bunch”). Many of the tracks heard in the series have been taken from Cafe Romantique, an album of easy listening production music collected by Extreme Music, the production music library unit of Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Independent record label, Fervor Records has also contributed music to the show. Songs from The Jack Gray Orchestra’s album, Easy Listening Symph-O-Nette (“Take A Letter Miss Jones”, “Golly Gee Whiz”, and “Not a Care in the World”) and the John Costello III release Giants of Jazz (“Birdcage”, “Cotton Club” and “Quintessential”) are heard in several episodes. The soundtrack, featuring most of the music heard on the show was released on September 1, 2010.

Now, on to the stealing sharing:

You can download the ringtone in .m4r format (open it up, and it should go directly to the “Ringtones” section of iTunes) right here:

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Theme Song (Ringtone) (right-click then “save as”)

Or feel free to just listen to the song (while all your other friends gain popularity with their cool new “It’s Always Sunny” ringtone…) below:

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[via Wikipedia]

Here’s yet another brilliant infographic from Flip Flop Fly Ball, this one documenting the last player from each baseball team to wear Jackie Robinson’s uniform number, #42, which was retired league-wide in 1997. Twelve players were allowed to continue to wear the number “per a grandfather clause,” and, as indicated by the final name on the graph, only one of the twelve remain in the league thirteen years later.  However, it is fitting that the one player who still wears #42 to this day (and who will be the last player to ever wear #42) is Mariano Rivera, the Yankees legendary relief pitcher, who will almost undoubtedly go down as the greatest closer of all time.

(click picture for large,full-screen view)

[via Flip Flop Fly Ball]

Recession Case

Tough times call for tough cases and that’s where the recession case comes in! The recession case lets you keep cash in your pocket without sacrificing on unique design for your beloved iPhone! But just in case one isn’t enough we have the BAILOUT BUNDLE – 10 cases for $7.99!

This is my favorite part:

Sharpie Recession Case

We are now offering FREE “Sharpie Script “personalization on the recession case! Just leave “Albertus Medium” selected and you will get your very own personalized recession case! If ordering a bundle we will personalize the first case.

The case is being sold for $.99 each and includes free shipping.  Get yours here.  I would but don’t think it’s a good buy.

[via iClarified]

Meet the Samsung DualView TL225 - Yet another example of technology making the world a better place, this time for the girl who goes out at night and ends up taking 1,000 pictures of herself and her BFF from an arm’s length away, lens pointed towards them, a.k.a. all girls:

Samsung LCD(get it? there’s a screen on the FRONT too, so you can take those perfect pictures of yourself every single time)

[via Book of Joe and Samsung]

Well at least I thought it was mad random.  It turns out, though, that the acclaimed director behind Se7en, Fight Club & (the vastly underrated) The Game is a huge Mac-head (or whatever you call it) too.  Fincher took some time out of his successful film career to direct “Break In,” a relatively clever commercial that, most importantly, marks the debut television appearance of the gorgeous iPhone 3GS, the phone that mysteriously looks identical to my current iPhone but that I would literally murder someone for right now.

[via /film]

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