This week the title goes to apohle. Grats!
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Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
- I don't know whether to be proud or embarrassed that I knew almost all of the internet people.
- The top ten hand gestures you'd better get right.
- The weirdly talented Mark Ryden has taken his painting The Angel of Meat and uncannily translated it into a porcelain sculpture.
- You've probably seen (or at least heard about) the video of the UF student who confrontationally questioned candidate John Kerry, was forcibly removed, and uttered the internet-famous line, "Don't tase me, bro!" But what would the internet be without a parody? Can't Tase This.
- These have made the rounds in email before, but in case you haven't seen them, they're the amazing painted hands.
- Combine Mount Rushmore with The Teddy Bears' Picnic and you get this.
- Not much more to say other than these are gruesome x-rays.
- Qee toys are vinyl figures from Hong Kong. Recently, a gallery challenged artists to start with a 10-inch Bart Simpson figure. Their results are fascinating. (Click next, repeatedly, to see a large sample of the exhibition.)
- Will Chuck Norris blend?
- Anything can happen on live TV. Even puking.
- Why use a bathroom scale that tells your weight in boring old pounds, when you can see what celebrity you weigh?
- Good words, bad words.
- Construct your own posable David Hasselhoff entirely out of paper!
- Why scoop poop when you can catch it instead?
- Cricket is a dangerous sport!
- It's a celebration and a tribute to the many faces of William Shatner.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:10 AM
Thursday, September 27, 2007
How does one keep up with all the latest fads and memes on the intarwebs? I'm not sure; even though I spend a lot of time out there, I have a hard time staying current myself. But after the whole Chris Crocker "Leave Britney Alone" thing from last week, I thought I'd pass on a couple.
Rickrolled means being sent somewhere you weren't expecting and seeing the music video of Rick Astley's 1987 hit "Never Gonna Give You Up." So named because of his trademark dance move, or roll, in the video. Do you want to see some really cute puppies? Click here!
Chocolate rain refers to an amateur named Tay Zonday who uploaded his original song of the same title to YouTube in April. It's been viewed over 9 million times and has been the subject of hundreds of parodies. Once you watch it (his voice!) you'll be singing, "Chocolate raaaaiiiinnnn!"
Edit: I forgot to add the "OVER NINE THOUSAAAAANNNND" one. Whenever anyone gives a number, you have to pump it up to over 9000. The short clip made famous is Prince Vegeta from the anime series Dragon Ball Z.
And yes, it's true. Lolcats and YouTube are taking over the world.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:45 AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
For those that worship the bacon cheeseburger and the donut, your dreams have come true. A one-pound hamburger topped with bacon and cheese and sandwiched between two Krispy Kreme donuts, ostensibly invented by Luther Vandross, is now simply known as the Luther burger.
What is not clear, however, is how you unhinge your jaw to actually take a bite of this monstrosity.
Posted by NuclearToast at 2:10 PM
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
There's a long history of people promoting concoctions and weird practices that supposedly cure what ails you, and help keep you in good health. But I've found one that really takes the cake.
It's called sungazing. Basically, you stare into the sun, and soon you're awash with the physical glow from our spiritual, healing sun. Yeah, the same one you're taught not to look directly at, unless you want to go blind.
I have to admit, this dude has done his research. But it's really hard to absorb all this information when your brain is screaming, "Wait, WHAT?" the entire time you're reading it.
Check it out for yourself: Sungazing, aka Sun Gazing, Solar Gazing, Sun Staring, Solar Yoga
But don't let my opinion sway you. Maybe I'm just jealous from living in Seattle and never actually seeing the sun.
Posted by NuclearToast at 1:38 PM
Monday, September 24, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
- I'd seen these pictures passed around in email, but now they're on an easy-to-use website! Vegetable art.
- Do you know who Chris Crocker is? Unless you're a serious YouTuber, you may not have seen this young gay man with the weird hair. His latest video sensation is Leave Britney Alone. Of course, it's been the subject of much parody, even from the likes of Seth Green.
- Lolcat leetspeak plus dinosaurs plus Sunday School... it's Sweet Raptor Jesus.
- What better way to show you're above your fellow man than to sport one of these expensive meteorite watches.
- It may be a clever ad or promotion, but it's also an accurate depiction of How Marketing Works.
- If you really get into Halloween, the devil is in the details. Here's a great tutorial on how to make witch kitchen jars.
- Speaking of Halloween, why get all dressed up when you can just wear a t-shirt? 80s Tees has some awesome Star Wars offerings: Stormtrooper, R2 D2, and Darth Vader.
- From the seeing-is-believing department: A Bangkok market shares real estate with a train.
- Many people are always looking for new screensavers. How about an interactive 3D Tetris-like Lego screensaver? You can get it here.
- What every website needs. Internet warning symbols.
- I may not take my trash out ever again!
- Have fun with the anagram generator.
- It's no surprise that some people really get into "tailgating" at sports events. Unfortunately, like anything else, some people get into it waaay too much. But hey, if that's your thing, you'll love Gameday Customs.
- Here's one for Ash: sock monkey art.
- Bollywood movies are probably some of the most outlandish and hilarious genre there is, especially if you're into mocking stuff like I am. First, it's Hindustan Superman (with Spiderwoman). Next, Sylvani hooked me up with this crazy Yoga versus Kungfu vid that's dubbed... in French!
- Get your comic book geek on with the Secret Wars Re-enactment Society!
- You may not realize it, but next Tuesday is an important day. Streets will be deserted as millions of gamers guzzle their Mountain Dew and worship at the altar of Halo 3.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:20 AM
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I came across to hilarious rap videos from Star Wars and Harry Potter. I LOLed, and you might too. Just a warning about language, so don't play Star Wars on the speakers at work if you like your job.
This one is downright nasty. I mean really dirty. You might skip it if you have sensibilities. But the impressions are pretty good.
Darth Vader Rap
This one is just funny, and safe for all.
Harry Potter in the Hood
Posted by NuclearToast at 9:20 AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The smiley :-) turns 25 today. On September 19, 1982, at 11:44am, Scott E. Fahlman sent the email with his suggestion for indicating when someone was making a joke in the text-only world. See the email, the man, and the history at the Carnegie Mellon shrine.
Posted by NuclearToast at 7:57 AM
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Those that know me in person have heard me go on and on about my "broken" wrist. I use the quotes there because I actually shattered the base of the ulna. I had surgery to put a "plate" in my wrist, actually a T-bar with eight screws. All titanium. And no, it doesn't set off the metal detectors at the airport.
Here are pictures I took of the xrays. Click for biggerness.
You can see the shatter lines and a spur in the middle one. Cool, huh?
Posted by NuclearToast at 9:15 AM
Monday, September 17, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
- Raymond Crowe, Australia's only "unusualist", demonstrates his talent in the amazing hand shadow show.
- Afraid of being attacked? Pepper spray canisters too hard to use or get to in a hurry? Then get the Stunning Ring. Just be careful when putting in your contact lenses.
- "All work and no play makes Homer something something."
"Rhetoric?" "Don't mind if I do!"
- Their tagline says, "Reviews of anything in 17 syllables." Which, of course, means Reviews in Haiku.
- Unnamed celebrities try to fit in, incognito, at Burning Man.
- When people ask me why I'm a misanthrope, I point at other people. The Scariest Thing I've Ever Seen.
- They're funny, lame, emo and poignant. They're (ostensibly) true stories told in one sentence.
- Ok, this one's a little long, but it illustrates my point that people who "know how the system works" and go looking for trouble can usually find it: Arrested at Circuit City. The best comment is from Tim. Stupid internet hippies trying to join a non-cause to stick it to the man.
- Oh, how cute! It's a Swiss Army knife knockoff for women!
- I knew Amazon.com sold a lot of books, but I didn't know it sold them by the pallet. The free shipping and steep discount are almost enough to make me order The Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection. That and, you know, if I read books.
- Some say nothing is foolproof, or escapeproof. Houdini dog proves the latter.
- The Coelacanth is known as "the living fossil". Believed to be extinct, it was "discovered" in 1938. Now, Japanese scientists using a submersible have video of one in its natural habitat.
- What? How can they have these mobile espresso carts in The Netherlands, but not here in Seattle?
- Popular Mechanics offers their list of 25 Skills Every Man Should Know. Looks like I have some learnin' to do.
- Ok, this web tool is really cool. You upload a picture, and it automatically generates a complementary color palette.
- Get your geek on with the Seven Wonders of the IT World.
- Learning English in Taiwan: Can't Touch This! Presumably they'll learn rhythm later.
- 21 Things You Didn't Know You Can Recycle.
- Dark Horse Comics interprets H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" as an online ecomic.
- Tattoos aren't just for cool people; nerds get them too. Meaning the subject matter is nerdy as well: TV tattoos.
- Take parts from old airplanes and turn them into furniture? You can purchase cool stuff (like a B-52 ejection seat) at Moto Art.
Posted by NuclearToast at 9:58 AM
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Description from Netflix.com:
This charmingly eccentric cartoon from Korea features a little mound of dog poo on a quest to find meaning and purpose in his life. Left all alone on the side of the road and feeling abandoned and helpless, he believes his life is without value. Luckily, the despondent poo is befriended by a dandelion sprite who helps him recognize his worth. The film includes a behind-the-scenes documentary, music video, alternate endings and more.
I know you want to see more, so here's the trailer.
I weep for humanity. Or I would, if I cared.
Posted by NuclearToast at 8:46 AM
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I overheard a heated discussion where some developers were trying to pinpoint a software problem. The two groups' arguments were clouded by their focused perspectives, until it slowly dawned on some of them that they were actually on the same side of the issue, just looking at it differently. Finally, one side's spokesperson calmed the other side's by saying, "Dude, we're violently agreeing with you!"
Posted by NuclearToast at 9:36 AM
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
This was a tough week because there were so many good entries. And yes, I know the cops are taping the window back in, but after scientifically measuring the laugh track volume and duration for each entry, Raggedy Angst squeaked ahead as the winner.
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Posted by NuclearToast at 4:51 PM
- What's the latest evolution in hoodie fashion? Why, printing heads on the hoodie part! They're Head Hoods.
- WARNING: Not for pre-lunch viewing. Or during-lunch viewing. Or after-lunch viewing. It's the Poison Ivy Rash Hall of Fame.
- You can make anything with Legos. Even Stephen Hawking.
- Attention lonely males! Don't spend all that money and hassle trying to buy a bride from overseas when you can get a purebred US American at Marry Your Daughter.
- What do you do when the video game The Sims gets boring? Conduct a little torture test.
- Girls with meat hair.
- The Mean Kitty Song.
- What can you do with old toys and vacuum cleaners? Make a lot of interesting art.
- Amazing topiary. They also sell the frames so you can grow your own.
- No clue how much it costs, but this planetarium-tellurium is pretty damn cool. Although I wouldn't want to have to dust the thing!
- FAQ about pugs. Can they moonwalk? Can they sleep sitting up? Can they be used as a bowling ball?
- Ok, it's not a pug, but dogs like the water slide too!
- Who says, "You know what I need? Some egg furniture."
- Amazing 3D swimming pool designs.
- A blast from the past: scans of an original Macintosh user manual.
- Use a young Bob Dylan to send messages.
- If you get into arguments with your significant other about sharing the bed, maybe you need these sheets.
- The Boring Games photoshop phriday competition.
- WARNING: Another gross-out link. Likely from tainted meat, they're worms that grow inside your face. Possibly the most disgusting thing I've ever seen. Yes, I said possibly.
- Exploit the Earth or Die. It's hard to argue with their logic.
- Yet another crazy USB device: the mini greenhouse.
Posted by NuclearToast at 9:03 AM
When I read about the Banana Guard this week, I thought it seemed familiar. Well, a quick search of my old web site, and sure enough, I linked to their fine product in December 2004.
I'm interested in this idea, because I take a banana to work every day as a snack. But now that I ride the bus, it gets a bit abused in my backpack. I've often thought of a banana guard when buying my produce, but the wide variety of banana shapes made me think it's impractical.
So I was reading the FAQ on their site, which states that 90% of commercially available bananas will fit in their guard. Tucked neatly into their answer is the key: sometimes you have to bend them to fit. Cheaters.
Posted by NuclearToast at 8:50 AM
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
The power of the internet and making fun of people has seen the Miss South Carolina Maps Question become the latest meme. There are t-shirts:
And, of course, a new web site set up so the "haves" can donate their maps to the US Americans that don't have maps: Maps For Us.
Posted by NuclearToast at 9:17 AM