Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Google Goes Gaga!

Lady Gaga spoke at Google yesterday. It started as a small idea but by the time all the arrangements were made it had morphed into something very big. Apparently a Googler knew Gaga when she was still Stefani Germanotta back at NYU. He reached out to her "people" and a simple talk became a way to connect with her fans, by letting them vote on which questions to ask her via Google Moderator. As if she didn't already have enough of an online presence!

As posted on YouTube:
"Musicians@Google Presents: Google Goes Gaga"

I'm not a huge Lady Gaga fan but I did thoroughly enjoy the interview. And I have to admit, she has some very catchy tunes!

I particularly liked this quote, early in the interview: "When I was in high school, all my girlfriends wanted to get jobs here. I wanted to be what they were searching for." - Lady Gaga at Google, March 22, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

All you need to know about radiation

Do you know what's happening with the damaged nuclear plant in Japan? Do you know the technical issues? Well, I have just the solution. Watch this video and prepare to be educated. This is priceless.

"A Nuclear Reactor Explained by Poop and Farts: Nuclear Reactor Boy's Tummy Ache"

Incidentally, if you are concerned about radiation coming over to the U.S. check out this post. And stop eating bananas. From Marketing Japan:
"Radiation in Tokyo Same as Eating 1.5 Bananas"

In fact, radiation is even described in terms of a "banana equivalent dose." I had no idea. Learn something new every day!