Friday, March 06, 2009

The First Horseman of Google's Apocalypse

TIP JAR is an incredibly lame demonstration of Google's Moderator platform.

Exhibits A through D:

"Pay your bills online to save on postage."

"Don’t grocery shop on an empty stomach or you may end up buying more than you need."

"Use old newspapers instead of paper towels with an eco-friendly cleaning product to wipe glass surfaces."

"Protip: To save gas, don't drive"

It obviously puts me in mind of Viz's Top Tips:

"A small coniferous tree in the corner of your living room is an excellent place to store Christmas decorations."

"Why waste money on expensive binoculars? Simply stand closer to the object you wish to observe."

"Hijackers. Avoid a long stressful siege and the risk of arrest, imprisonment or death by simply making sure you book a flight to your intended destination in the first place."

"Old contact lenses make ideal 'portholes' for small model boats."

"Increase the life of your carpets by rolling them up and keeping them in the garage."

Google! Make with the Mojo!

Now I am off to submit spurious advice to TIP JAR.

UPDATE: I've changed my mind. Voting on the "Please vote on this tip..." is the funniest thing I've done all day. If we get enough like-minded people together, this could be become an unlimited well-spring of funny.

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