Read It? Watched It? Swap It

“…[I]f consumers were asked to place all of their CD’s and DVD’s, for example, in three piles — those they love, those they like well enough to keep and those they would be happy to have taken away — the piles would most likely be equal. Any system that helps people easily trade away what they do not want for what they do want is ‘a beautiful synchronicity,’ Mr. Silverstein said in an interview.” (New York Times )

Google Gulp

Quench Your Thirst for Knowledge: “Think a DNA scanner embedded in the lip of your bottle reading all 3 gigabytes of your base pair genetic data in a fraction of a second, fine-tuning your individual hormonal cocktail in real time using our patented Auto-Drink™ technology, and slamming a truckload of electrolytic neurotransmitter smart-drug stimulants past the blood-brain barrier to achieve maximum optimization of your soon-to-be-grateful cerebral cortex. Plus, it’s low in carbs! And with flavors ranging from Beta Carroty to Glutamate Grape, you’ll never run out of ways to quench your thirst for knowledge.”

Freebie Finder

“…an automated free stuff aggregator. I’ve designed it to collect free stuff offers from top freebie sites, while filtering out scams and referral pyramids. This site is in beta, and so your suggestions are always welcome. Listed below are the most recent offers found, with their sources to the right. Remember to bookmark the site, it updates every few hours! (A lot of people have been asking: yes, I have plans to add an RSS feed shortly! Check back soon.)”

Caveat emptor: you get what you pay for. IMHO, most free offers are not worth the effort.