Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cake Wrecks Now In Book Form

One of my favorite websites recently landed on the NY Times bestseller list. How can that be? The hilarious site that began its life here on Blogger has gone the next step and become a book.

Those of you who follow this blog - you know who you are - know that I wrote about Cake Wrecks some time ago and have had a link to the site on our sidebar for quite sometime. No, I'm not bragging in the "I knew her when..." kind of way - well maybe a little - I'm just sayin'....

In case you don't know who or what Cake Wrecks is, it is a highly entertaining website that welcomes user-submitted photos of professionally made cakes that end up being unintentionally humorous or down right funny.

Jen Yates is the mastermind behind the site and her new book Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong was recently published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. There are also two weekly calendars from which to choose.

If you are interested in visiting the site, you can go to Cake Wrecks and have a good laugh while you browse.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Information is Beautiful - Website Review

Another great website has come to my attention. Check out Information is Beautiful for a great visual experience. According to the subheading, the site is about "ideas, issues, knowledge, data - visualized."

It is a blast looking at all the charts, visuals, and other bits of information in a colorful display of sight-seeing opportunities. If you click on the "play" at the top of the page, you can see some very cool interactive graphics.

One example in a recent graph is an illustration of a world map showing what every country is good at - or what country holds number one for each topic- for instance, the United States is number one for serial killers. Yuk!

Mexico is number one for televisions. Cuba is number one for doctors (who knew!), and Canada is number one for fruit juice drinkers.

As you can see you will find some interesting results around the world.

Another interesting post is the comparative results of the oil spill - it is a not-to-miss graphic that will get your oil burning!

But, be careful, you may lose many hours out of your day - it is that addictive.