Random Factoid #492

2 12 2010

“I really wish I was awesome” is a pretty lame excuse for a factoid, yet it’s a good reason to show you some really good stuff I’ve been finding online recently.  (I used the same excuse 100 days ago in Random Factoid #392.)  But nonetheless, it’s entertaining, and I’m in a particularly large time crunch at the moment.

Courtesy of /Film: “Many people sincerely hate the new layout for the Internet Movie Database. We understand. It certainly takes some getting used to. One perfect addition, however, is on their page for ‘This is Spinal Tap. Referencing the famous quote from the film, the possible rating doesn’t only go up to 10 like every other film. It goes to 11. Which is one louder. Very cool stuff, IMDb.”

Courtesy of Cinematical: “Call it ‘Your Cheatin’ Queue.’ The disgruntled boyfriend posted a screen shot from his girlfriend’s Netflix account with the caption “My girlfriend cheated on me, so I rated movies in her netflix account until I reached the desired result.” As a result, Netflix now tells this woman that they think she’ll love watching ‘The Scarlet Letter,’ ‘Unfaithful,’ ‘Indecent Proposal,’ ‘Whore’ and ‘Slutty Summer.'”

So there you have it, two totally different uses of the internet for awesomeness: one for good, one for morally shaky revenge.  So while I think I’m creative typing with a purpose over my keyboard blogging, there are people making things go to 11 and give a cheating girlfriend what she deserves with the same tools.  Sometimes the Internet can make us feel so small and so big at the same time.