Internet Round Up #7 – Ted Talks

Hello everyone! I come to you today from my formidable blanket fort! Today is my first real day off in a few weeks and I am enjoying every minute of it before I head back to the trenches tomorrow.


TED: Ideas Worth Spreading is a website where you can find videos covering just about any topic you could want! Many talks cover subjects that directly influence our lives today and what the future holds in videos from a few minutes long to over a half hour. TED talks can help us understand ourselves and others better, or simply entertain us, like one of my favorite talks, Mathemagic.

If you aren’t sure where to start or specific videos that you want to watch, TED has a wonderful playlist builder called Surprise Me where you can select one of eight adjectives, such as Inspirational or Jaw-dropping, that you would like the TED talks to be as well as how long you would like the playlist to be, from 5 to 60 minutes.

The TED website also has a list of popular playlists including 11 Must-See TED Talks, 5 Talks to Cheer you up on a Bad Day, How do we make Choices, and so many more. is one of the top sites that I go to when I need a boost, some intellectual stimulation or to be amazed by some new technology.

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Internet Round Up #3 – Web Comics

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend 🙂 Today I want to talk about two of my favorite web comics that I follow. Both are relatively new to me but once I read a couple of the comics, I went back and read all of them from the very beginning. I will do a few posts on some other web comics that I follow but Girls with Slingshots and Rock, Paper, Cynic had to be featured first. I hope you enjoy them!


Creator  Danielle Corsetto
 – Monday – Friday
Overview – Hazel and Jamie are best friends. Hazel has a love/hate relationship with feelings. She loves to stick them in a box and lock them up because she hates them so much. She would much rather drink all the booze in the world. Jamie on the other hand is full of warm fuzzies and is there for Hazel through every stupid thing she does or just to sit at the bar and drink with her. The comic follows these two best friends and a slew of their other friends and acquaintances as they navigate through all the problems and crazy antics that today’s twenty-somethings get into. (Being a twenty three year old, I know these antics well :D) Oh…there is also a talking cactus named McPedro and he has a fantastic mustache.
This web comic never fails to make me smile, laugh (many times bursting out loud and getting strange looks from people), head desk and feel a whole range of emotions. A couple months ago, I binge read this comic (As of writing this, Danielle is on strip #1869) in about 2 1/2 weeks and I hungrily wait for new comics as they come out every weekday. Danielle is currently taking a quick break as she prepares for her tour “Slingshot Across America” and will have some fellow artists doing guest strips while she is gone. I highly suggest you check this comic out but make sure to start from the beginning otherwise you will probably be a little lost.

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Rock, Paper, Cynic –
Creator – Peter Chiykowski
Updates – Weekly
Overview – Most of the web comics that Peter creates are stand alone so you don’t have to start from the beginning in order to understand them. I shall let Peter describe Rock, Paper, Cynic in his own words.
“I write Rock, Paper, Cynic—a webcomic for people who think too much and too little. It’s all about celebrating things that make the world weird and exciting (like turtles, philosophy, and dinosaurs) and poking fun at things that bring people down (like bigotry, Sean Bean dying in movies, and Internet Explorer).”
You will see everything from comics about Game of Thrones and Mario Kart to An Apology Letter to T Rexes and The Only Responsible Use of Physics (click on the links if you would like to see those). I have printed out several of these comics and decorated my desk at work with them because they make the world a little bit brighter and definitely make me laugh. If I had to pick one to showcase the pure awesome that is Rock, Paper, Cynic, I would have to choose this one here. It may or may not have to do with the most epic way to destroy the world.

Side note – I actually got to meet both of these creators at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this past May and it was AMAZING. They were both very nice and I was able to have some awesome conversions and pick up some signed comics! It was basically like walking around in Nerd Heaven. If you haven’t been to any kind of Comic Con or Comic Arts Festival, I would highly encourage you to do so if you are interested 🙂

Let me know in the comments below any web comics you enjoy that I should check out!

YOUTUBE ROUND UP – My top videos from the past week 🙂

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Number of videos – 8

❤ Carolyn