August Aug 1910:50 am CDT
This is too funny! Yearbook Yourself is an interactive photo upload service that places your face in a myriad of hairstyles and poses ranging from the 1950s through 2000. It can be quirky at times and you have to precisely line up your face and features with their specified grids, but the results are hilarious. I assume this is an interactive “back to school” promotion that a number of shopping centers on the west coast are participating in to advertise their stores (although I’m not positive).
Still, it is a funny application that will have you laughing. Yearbook photos were bad enough while in high school. Unfortunately, Yearbook Yourself doesn’t make it any better. Guess we’re stuck with not being photogenic for the rest of our lives! Here are a few pictures of me that I thought were pretty funny. Loving the cheesy 80s chin pose!
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August Aug 1412:47 pm CDT
Create your own avatar with FACE YOUR MANGA. It is fun application with many cool options to create an online version of yourself. Here is my avatar I created. I like to call it “Peace Out.” If you know me, the peace out joke should make a lot of sense. Pretty nifty that I could add that! So what do you think? Close enough? If only I could add some hi-lites!
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August Aug 1215:39 pm CDT
I can’t get enough of this. Only Windows could have so many “error” sounds (among others) that a well-crafted song could come out of it. An old but good one.
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August Aug 1210:32 am CDT
I am burnt orange with pride seeing all of the amazing swimmers at the Bejing Olympic games — especially those with a Texas Longhorn connection. UT is dominant in a lot of sports such as football, basketball and baseball but few recognize how the school is an overall powerhouse when it comes to athletes in every other sport as well. Take swimming for example, UT has an amazing swim center and produces some of the most talented swimmers in the U.S. — Aaron Piersol, Brendan Hansen, and Ian Crocker to name a few. Kudos to Aaron Piersol for winning the gold in the men’s 100 m backstroke. That was an amazing race and Piersol just maintains this this laid back chill factor that is very refreshing in a sport that can occasionally be consumed with individual ego.
Here’s a pretty impressive list of Longhorns in the Olympics this year. Longhorns everywhere should be proud!
The University of Texas at Austin Olympians
Baseball (1): Taylor Teagarden
Men’s Diving (1): Troy Dumais (3-meter springboard)
Women’s Diving (1): Laura Wilkinson (platform)
Softball (1): Cat Osterman
Men’s Swimming (7): Ricky Berens (800-meter relay pool), Ian Crocker (100-meter butterfly), Brendan Hansen (100-meter breaststroke), Dave Walters (800-meter relay pool), Scott Spann (200-meter breaststroke), Aaron Peirsol (100- and 200-meter backstroke), Garrett Weber-Gale (50- and 100-meter freestyle)
Women’s Swimming (3): Hee-Jin Chang (50- and 100-meter freestyle, South Korea), Susana Escobar (400-meter freestyle and 400-meter individual medley, Mexico), Kathleen Hersey (200-meter butterfly)
Men’s Track and Field (4): Brendan Christian (200 meters, Antigua), Trey Hardee (decathlon), Andra Manson (high jump), Leo Manzano (1,500 meters)
Women’s Track and Field (4): Michelle Carter (shot put), Marshevet Hooker (200 meters), Sanya Richards (400 meters), Melaine Walker (400-meter hurdles, Jamaica)
Coaches (5): Kim Brackin (head coach, swimming, Zimbabwe), Gail Goestenkors (assistant coach, women’s basketball), Eddie Reese (head coach, men’s swimming), Bubba Thornton (head coach, men’s track and field), Matt Scoggin (assistant coach, men’s and women’s diving)