I keep seeing this on Google Plus recently. So I decided to read up more about it.
Warning: Not for the faint-hearted.

Odori Don is a Hakodate dish where a squid’s head is removed and its legs are served fresh. So fresh that when soy sauce is poured on it, the legs moves as if it is dancing. According to a commenter on Youtube, it is the sodium in the sauce that made the muscles contract.
Odori Don literally means “dancing squid rice bowl”. According to Food Japan, the name Odori Don is patented by a restaurant call Ikkatei Tabiji in Hakodate. Other restaurants refer it as ike ika don.
And although I love Sushi and Sashimi, I’m not really a fan of raw squid.

This is not the first time a NTU valedictorian’s speech made it to the news. 2 years ago, Loo Zihan made it into the news for his speech about the school censorship.
This year, another NTU valedictorian, Trinetta Chong, made it into the news for saying “We fucking did it.” at the end of her speech. Check out the Youtube video. Scroll to the 5:30 mark if you just want to hear the “offending” sentence.

Honestly, I don’t know what is the big deal with using that word. Yes, fuck is a vulgar word. It is inappropriate to use profanity at such a formal event. But the F word is very versatile and can be used as an adverb enhancing an adjective. In this case, the word Fuck is not used as an profanity but as an expression. What’s the big deal?
Seriously, I don’t give a fuck. It’s 2011 already. It’s not like she use the F word for punctuation. I think we should be more open minded and not let this 4 letter word overshadow the entire speech and the message she is trying to bring across.
And speaking of valedictorian speech, I totally cannot remember the valedictorian speech at my Graduation. I think it’s the usual thank professor and parents blah blah blah type of speech. I don’t even remember if the person is a guy or a girl. Maybe I should ask my sister if she still remember the valedictorian speech at my graduation.
That’s what you get when you stick to the old traditions and don’t dare to break new boundaries.

This video was leaked from a recent event called Microsoft Global Experience (MGX). MGX is an annual Microsoft marketing and advertising expo. Apparently, this video was shown at MGX last week in Denver.

Not sure how long will it take before Microsoft takes down the videos.
But here’s the thing. Didn’t we already had that conversation back in 2004 when Gmail was launched? The scanning of keywords for ads placement is done by machines and no human is reading your email in order to deliver targeted ads. So unless machines become self aware, there is nothing to worry about.
And by the way, the administrator can disable ads on Google Apps for Business or Education account. Perhaps Microsoft might want to do some research on their competitor before making such videos. The joke is now on them.