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Archive for November, 2007

Turn the Tables! Paparazzi Celebrity Collusion!

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 30, 2007

Julia Roberts recently had an issue and chased down a paparazzi.. Watch this video

Hey — Julia , Brad Pitt, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Anjelina Jolie, David and Victoria Beckham…

Here is a recipe for you to have some fun:

  1. Agree on who you feel is the worst paparazzi.
  2. Get a group of “paparazzi-badgered” celebrities to each contribute $500.
  3. Use the money collected to “Paparazzi-The-Paparazzi” Hire someone to follow the hated paparazzi wherever he goes… everywhere… for one month.

Post the video everywhere… YouTube, Metacafe,…

This may not solve the problem but you can probably have a lot of fun getting even!

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Where are the best college videos? Videos with beer bongs

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 13, 2007

Here are few of my favorite videos involving beer bongs… (Spring Break is just around the corner!)

… and here is just a fantastic feat that every college kid should see… and it involves a hot dog… Click here.

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How can I get an internship or job? Bump into the “right guy”

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 13, 2007

Remember the old movie “Working Girl”? Harrison Ford and Melanie Griffith crash a wedding to meet the “right guy” … You need to meet the “right guy” to get into an organization.

True story. I wanted to get into a major NY bank. I searched out a senior decision maker in the area. For me it was the online area. He was an SVP.

I searched him out and found him to be active in the UJA. Attended a UJA banquet in midtown Manhattan. (I forked over the $125 for the dinner.) During the course of the evening, I made a point of introducing myself and participating in conversation with him. The conversation involved a group of approximately 5 or 6 people.

The next Monday, I contacted him and referenced the banquet. I sent him a cover letter and a copy of my resume.

Within 3 days I received a call from the company’s Human Resources Department. Over the next few weeks, I went in for a series of interviews and received an offer. (I happened to turn down the position.)

The point here being the entry-point of your resume is critical.

My resume was received by an SVP who simply forwarded it to HR. He barely knew me and was certainly not going to vouch for me…. But since the resume had come from “upstairs” you could be sure that they were going to take a close look at it. If the resume has simply come in with the pile of resumes from Monster or CareerBuilder, I doubt it would have been noticed.

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How can I get an internship or job? Create a FaceBook, MySpace resume

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 11, 2007

Almost everyone has a FaceBook, MySpace, or other social networking account. It’s fun. Easy communications. Why not?

At times the pictures, comments and videos may be fun, but do not depict you properly in terms of getting an internship or job.

Here’s are suggestions using FaceBook:

  1. For your “real” FaceBook account, spell your name slightly differently. Communicate this to your friends, and believe me, you will still be able to network. Have fun with this account. Set it to private. The intent is to (a) have fun while (b) making it difficult for someone not on your extended network to find you.
  2. Have a second “public facing” FaceBook account. Let’s call it your “FaceBook Resume”. Set it up as if you are using it to convince and employer, or other professional organization, to bring you on board. Think about it. Join some professional groups…. Put on a show that you can speak-to when the employer finds the account. Be creative. You want the employer to find this account. It is to your benefit. And they are looking online to check you out! Also, once they find this account, they won’t continue looking for your “real”, fun account.

Also, in videos, do not tag yourself with your full name (prevents search… at least for today.)

That’s all.

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Where are the best college videos?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 10, 2007

Some are right here:

  1. Simply stupid: Girls climb into dryer.

  2. Hillarious: Dumb Woman Tries to Wash Automatic Doors

  3. Sexy, Hot, Funny: Laundry Room Girl

  4. Spoof, Funny: Spoof of The Office by YouTube Giant, Nalts

  5. Just So College: Dry Ice Bomb Explosion Prank

… oh… and I almost forgot this one of a kid at SUNY Albany running with Fireworks in his ass!

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Where can I find an internship?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 9, 2007

Getting experience while in school makes it a whole lot easier getting a job after graduation. Let me re-phrase … At times, it may be almost impossible to get a job after graduation if you do not have an internship or related experience.

A good source of internships is InternZoo, as well as the job behemoths and CareerBuilder. These sites will allow you to easily search and apply for internships throughout the U.S. I definitely recommend checking out these sites.

A new organization which is launching in late November / early December is This is an organization that will be providing internship assistance, screening for students and will “hand deliver” (not literally) the appropriate candidates to the hiring companies. If you are interested in pre-registering for the Free service, visit

Go for it!

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How do I save money?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 9, 2007

Just a quickie. This seems like a great site to save you money… more to spend on beers, ping pong, and parties… Please let me know. College kids save money. Click

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Going Green, Styrofoam, and Kangaroos passing gas?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 9, 2007

Everyone should jump in and start Going Green. It doesn’t take much to make a difference.

If each of us did one or two things, we would see tremendous results.

One of the easiest would be to stop using styrofoam. Depending upon who’s data you read, styrofoam will never decompose ( or at least it takes a real long time.) Here is one of the thousands of sources of information regarding styrofoam… from Duke Energy. Click here.

Giving up styrofoam is what I’ve done. For my daily 2 – 3 cups of coffee, I consciously will not accept a styrofoam cup.

…. check out this Going Green story…

Eating kangaroo meat will cut down on green house gas emission” from the Daily Mail on 22nd October 2007. Click.

The article discusses how kangaroo meat is delicious and low fat. It goes on and discusses how GreenPeace says that Australians can decrease ther carbon footprint by eating less beef and more kangaroo… Their argument is cows and sheep release methane through their belching and flatulence, while kangaroos release virtually none.

Whether this is true or not, this is a must read for anyone with (a) the slightest interest in our environment , and / or (b) the need for a chuckle.

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“Vigilantes” Bust Speeders

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 9, 2007

11.08.07 — Citizens in an Oregon town are taking the law into their own hands – literally – by busting speeders… Click here.

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Protest at University of California – Santa Cruz

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 9, 2007

11.08.07 — Students at UCSC protested against the university’s proposal to expand the number of students by 4500 and the construction of a new facility – eliminating 120 acres of forestry. Click here.

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