The Demise Of Blackberry, Breaking Bad In 8 Minutes, The Crazy Korean Drummer, & Getting Revenge

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Welcome to another edition of “Stuff I Found On The Web”.  Today we have some great stuff for you that has been floating around the Interwebs, including a quick 8 minute roundup for all you Breaking Bad fanatics out there who haven’t watched the new episode yet, and need a refresher on where it left off last year.  Plus we look at the implications of what a downfall of Blackberry could mean, as well as the return of the crazy Korean drummer, and the man who got his revenge in an unusual way after his Amazon package was stolen from his front door.

The Demise Of Blackberry

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It wasn’t too long ago that the ultimate status symbol was a Blackberry device. Now it’s an iPhone or an Android phone, and as a result, Blackberry’s fortunes have plummeted faster than a drunk Japanese Kamikaze pilot. The stock is just over $10 a share, and when it gets that bad, it’s time to sound the alarms and consider drastic measures, such as selling.

But what would a sale of the company mean?  In the words of the New Yorker :

If BlackBerry sells itself, the buyer’s biggest gains will be a pile of cash, a big portfolio of patents, and some security technology. In other words, one of the companies that pioneered the smartphone market may soon end up selling itself as scrap.

Do you think the company will be sold?  If so, what do you think the effect will be in the smart device market?  If you are a Blackberry user, what phone would you switch to, when you need a new one?  Would it be the iPhone, the factor that started Blackberry’s declines in the first place?

Breaking Bad In 8 Minutes

Sunday night saw the return of “Breaking Bad” after a hiatus of over a year, which is ridiculous when you consider that we were halfway through a season. Anyway, a year is a long time for a TV show to be off the air, so a brief refresher on what happened before would be totally invaluable before plunging into the new episode from Sunday night (if you haven’t already watched it).  I mean, can you remember someone called Lydia?  I didn’t, until I caught up.

The “Fine Brothers” therefore have made that refresher, dressed up in yellow plastic hazmat suits, BB-style.  They speak pretty fast though, which gave me a bit of a headache.  Then again, maybe it was the pure blue crystal meth that gave me the headache. You never know.

The Crazy Korean Drummer

5 years ago, a crazy Korean drummer went viral on YouTube when he got a bit carried away with his musical talents, and upstaged his colleagues with his wild moves.  So wild in fact that after you have watched it, you are busy on Amazon ordering your own drum kit, having been inspired.

Well now he is back!  With white hair, he is now doing his own rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way“, and in the process, upstages his colleagues again.  The look of pure joy on his face is just wonderful. And wherever he gets his boundless energy and unlimited happiness from, he should bottle it and sell it. He would make a fortune!

He makes his first appearance at 1 minute, 15 seconds. Feel sorry for the drums, the way he bashes them!

Getting Revenge The Best Way

Who hasn’t had stuff stolen from them?  It happens to most of us at one time or another.  When I was in primary school, I had my Spiderman colouring book swiped by some swine of a kid (the contract is still out on their head), and various amounts of money have gone walkies over the years.  But when most of us are a victim of theft, we either write it off as a loss, or we report it to the police.

A guy in Arizona was not content with going to the police however, when his Amazon package containing a few K-cups and an ice cube tray, was stolen in broad daylight from his front door. He had a webcam system set up so he got perfect footage of the thief and he then used that to make great “wanted” posters, which he posted around the neighbourhood.  He described the thief as “either a woman, or Dog The Bounty Hunter has really let himself go”.

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He also gave a killer TV interview :

Over the top, or just perfect? I leave that to you to decide. Personally I think that the thief won’t be so quick to steal anything else anytime soon. I hope she’s enjoying her K-cups and ice cube tray. She’s certainly going through the wringer for it.

That’s all today for “Stuff I Found On The Web“. More next time. Let us know in the comments what you think of today’s links.

Image Credit : Sippanont Samchai

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  1. Justin Pot
    August 13, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    That Breaking Bad summary was brilliant, especially for one take. Love it.

    • Aibek Esengulov
      August 14, 2013 at 10:51 am

      are you a fan of the show? :)

      • Mark O'Neill
        August 14, 2013 at 11:39 am

        I definitely am. That show has me seriously considering a life of crime :-)

        • Justin Pot
          August 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm

          Weeds had me considering a life of crime – that looked fun. Breaking Bad taught me that maybe this isn't a good idea.