If you wanted to be a truly legendary designer during the 20th century, you had to make at least one great chair. The world we live in - offices, especially - is adorned with countless knockoffs of the innovative chair designs of the masters. You'll doubtless recognize the shapes and angles of these chairs - but can you name them and their designers?
From football, baseball, and basketball to mothballs: some of these sports team mascots were discontinued because they disturbed our changing social sensibilities - others because they were simply disturbing. Can you name these much-loved, much-hated icons of simpler, in some cases stupider times?
Like young America making the Louisiana Purchase, or the core My Little Ponies officially admitting the Cutie Mark Crusaders into their sisterhood, today Woot more than doubles its territory in one bold stroke! We're launching no less than 11 new sites today, each focused like a laser on a particular niche of today's ecommerce retail online shopping marketplace of today.
Of course, this daring thrust raises questions. What's the big idea? Is this a historic day or an historic day? And most important, can we really offer a wide enough variety of deals to justify so many new categories? Check out today's deals on all the new sites for the emphatic answer to that question…
Before any of us heard the term "graphic novel", we all loved books that told their stories through a combination of words and pictures. Do the eight images below, each taken from the cover of a classic children's book, stir any long-lost literary memories of your own?
Right now, the Woot jobs page lists openings for everything from Senior Vendor Managers to Software Developers, from Director of Inventory Planning to Member Services Representative. You'll want to build your typing chops back up before you apply for that last one. You probably haven't done much typing lately, and 70 WPM is not negotiable.
We're sure you'll land on your feet, and maybe those feet will be under a desk here at Woot. One word of advice, though: during the interview, you might not want to make the claim that you "helped invent daily deals." We won't fall for that one.
As our Cubicle Fever Woot-Off grinds on, here's another piece of work-related (but not that way) frivolity to provide a few minutes of relief from your salaryman anomie. Below you'll find eight workplaces from television programs, some with their names blurred. Can you identify the shows, and the fictional workplaces where their characters punch their imaginary timeclocks?
When the days are shortest, but feel the longest... when it's dark when you wake up and dark when you get home... when those partition walls are closing in and you just don't think you can stand another minute... that's when you've got a bad case of Cubicle Fever. It's like cabin fever, but less rustic.
So Woot presents a Woot-Off full of ideas for sprucing up your space, for working over your workstation, for turning your cubicle into a woo-hoobicle - OK, clearly we've been at our desks too long, too.
Anyway, along with a vast array of desk enhancements parading through the Woot-Off, we're also inviting you to submit the saddest cubicle and desk photos so we can help you spruce it up. And over on Facebook, we're giving away actual stuff from our actual desks. Because when Cubicle Fever sets in, you need as many distractions as you can get.
Open your heart to the Valentine's Day edition of the Trivial Eye, which gets to the heart of the holiday with all the hearts and Harts your heart could desire. Look into your heart and identify these eight hearty homonyms, homophones, and namesakes. It's not for the faint of h(e)art.
Here are portraits of eight classic mixed drinks - well, OK, some more classic than others. Until we can send flavors through the Internet, pictures will have to do. Your palate would recognize them, but what about your eyes?
Is the gaming controller an endangered species? Between motion-sensing and touchscreens, the need for a joystick, keypad, rollerball, or gun-shaped intermediary might be waning. So let's take a look back at the controllers that filled our sweaty little hands with fun for the last thirty years. How many can you name?