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Easter in June!

Posted by Charles II on June 28, 2008

Josh Lowensohn tells us about some of the cool Easter eggs on the web:

Adding hidden items in Web sites is what separates good developers from great ones. Below I’ve compiled a list of 10 of my personal favorites from the past few years. If you have any of your own feel free to share them in the comments.

1. The Konami code. The infamous code sequence that appears in many video games old and new (↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A) has a place on the Internet too. Two sites that we know of take advantage of this to yield humorous results. The first, and most recent, is Google Reader. Inputting the code graces your feed source menu with one of the ninjas found in the newly skinnable sharing pages. This trick also works on Entering in the code and hitting enter at the end will take you to the cheats section for Contra, the game for the Nintendo Entertainment System for which it’s best known.

2. Yahoo’s singing yokel. If you remember the 1990s you’ll remember this wonderful yell–the sound of the Yahoo yodeler. To hear it any time just click on the ! at the end of the Yahoo logo on

3. JetBlue wants a sandwich. The infamous peanut butter jelly time dancing banana (background) was briefly a part of JetBlue’s travel search site. Typing in “PBJ” into the search box while holding shift and clicking the search button would pull up a clip from Fox’s Family Guy with the dog Brian doing the dance. It was removed shortly after it was discovered. You can still see a shot of what it looked like here.


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The Bloom Is Off The Jindal Rose

Posted by Phoenix Woman on June 28, 2008

It wasn’t that long ago that Piyush “Bobby” Jindal was being lauded as an up-and-coming charismatic star in the Republican Party, the GOP’s answer to Barack Obama.

Those days are over, probably for good: The recall petition will likely see to that.

Crashing Vor has the details, here and here.

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