Sometime between November 12th and November 13th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too!

  • High quality YouTube video hack: By default all videos on YouTube and embedded on other sites load at normal quality, but there's a way to set your default viewing quality to high, link to high quality video, embed HQ video, and even save HQ videos for later viewing.
  • James Bond: 5 Things I Learned About Women From The James Bond Books: Did you know that James Bond has the power to turn lesbians straight? And that lesbians were only gay in the first place because they have the right to vote? We always knew the Bond movies were trashy exploitation fests, but it turns out they're Gloria Steinem sit-ins compared to Ian Fleming's original books. The books are a treasure trove of wisdom about female sexuality, explaining why women should only sleep around at the office, and why "No" means "Take me now." What important lessons did those politically correct movies leave out? Here's our list.
  • More evidence that Pushing Daisies is dying: Sad, but certainly no surprise. Prairie and I have said since it first debuted that there was no way PD would be around long-term — it was just too good, and quirky enough that most people "just wouldn't get it." We've been resigned to seeing it disappear for some time now, and are just enjoying what we get before they officially pull the plug. (Of course, if, by some miracle, it does get to continue, we'd be thrilled!)
  • Australian mistakenly surfs over big whale: "At first I thought it was the shadow from my kite. But I quickly realized it was a whale," said Sheridan, a 42-year-old high school teacher. "The whale kept coming up. … I did not know what to expect and I went over its back just past its fin," he said. "Next thing I felt was its tail come up and hit me on the back of the head."
  • D700 Field Report from Web 2.0 Summit: So how did it go? I won’t make you wait until the end of the post for the verdict. In a word, it rocked.
  • Disney on iTunes: There's a lot of classic, vintage Disney hidden in iTunes, and this page has a great roundup of what you can find.