So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn’t worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
Facebook: We’re #3! We’re #3! In Video! We Think!
Click-counting agency comScore has decreed Facebook the third-largest video site on the internet, behind Google and Vevo. To which I say thumbs up Facebook and all but Vevo? Seriously? Music videos are the second-biggest draw on the entire internet? That’s nutters and kind of wonderful. [TechCrunch] [imgclear]
Senator Chuck Schumer Wants to Murder Stolen Mobile Phones Dead
US Senator Chuck Schumer of New York wrote a sternly worded letter to carriers asking them to shut down mobile phones that have been reported stolen. Which ignores what mobile phone companies should really, do, which is to include explosive self-destruct buttons on every handset that activate in the event of theft, bricking, or BlackBerry purchase. [NY Daily News] [imgclear]
Limited Edition Johnnie Walker Bottles
There’s nothing we don’t really like about these fancy Johnnie Walker bottles. They’re just a little outside our wheelhouse. Still, though, if you like drinking and you like design and you like drinking and you like drinking, it’s well worth taking a tour through some of these limited edition (read: super expensive) bottles of Johnnie. [Born Rich] [imgclear]
Restaurant Puts Itself a Strict iPad-Only Diet
A Manhattan restaurant called De Santos now uses iPad menus. And iPad payment systems. And they serve petit fours on tiny little iPads and the only dish is iPad Thai and iPad iPad iPad. GUH. This kind of activity is in no way to be encouraged. The iPad is great and all, but so is going to a nice dinner and not having an LCD display shoved in your face. [Inc via TNW] [imgclear]
Left Behind is our daily collection of chaff things we didn’t think was quite good enough to post on its own, and why.