- 8 Types Of Annoying People You’ll Find Inside Starbucks.
- Mathgeek videos: I Will Derive! and My (Calculus) Humps. You can thank me later.
- Impressive 3-D spider tattoo.
- Thanks to a GPS unit and the help of DHL, the world's biggest drawing.
- Video of a boat going through the Panama Canal in 75 seconds (sped up, obviously).
- How many internet stars/memes can you recognize in Weezer's "Pork and Beans" video?
- From the What Is Wrong With People Department: World Naked Gardening Day. WARNING: NSFW (old naked people). And, aw, we missed it, by that much.
- Another submission from the What Is Wrong With People Department: The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.
- Social networking wars.
- This is just for you, Raggs: George Bush "chest-bumps" graduate and clowns around with others at the US Air Force Academy's graduation ceremonies.
- The efficiency of two-in-one design brings geeks the handy USB vacuum mouse.
- Awesome business cards.
- A cool clock design called Analogy.
- Cell phone in the microwave.
- Creative bus stops.
- Star Wars villain poster.
- How to remove most of the seeds when cutting up a watermelon.
- Yet another submission from our What Is Wrong With People Department: Cameras that look like guns.
- One man's quest to grow every beard type.
- How to make fractal cookies.
- Photography of bankrupt offices.
- When bodybuilding and steroids go too far.
- Not for the squeamish: Unusual penetrating brain injuries.
- I'm sure cat owners can relate to these impatient kittens.
Friday, May 30, 2008
This is another take on the "get this many or more per level" game. The challenging part is, you have to ricochet your shot to get more, but the crazy angles make it difficult to plan your shot (unless you're a pool shark). See how long it takes you to complete FireFlies.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
My building was violated this weekend. The basement level of the parking garage has storage units for all the tenants. Someone broke in and wrenched open every door.
It was a surreal scene, walking around the storage area, talking with my neighbors, and surveying the damage (and seeing the contents of some of their storage units). I was happy to see that, although they went through one case apparently expecting something valuable only to find petrified wood, everything was still in my closet. I'll sleep a little easier knowing that my collectible Star Wars Pez dispensers are safe and sound.
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:16 AM
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
- 50 stunning pictures and photos.
- 21 best mugshots evar.
- SNL short: People getting punched right before eating.
- Slam poet Taylor Mali performs his Totally Like Whatever and The Impotence of Proofreading.
- It's an election year in more ways than one. Get your votes in for the 2008 World's Ugliest Dog Contest.
- As a companion to last week's rimshot site, here is the sad trombone sound.
- See how well you score on this "Leave It To Beaver"-era Marital Rating Scale: Tests for Husbands and Wives.
- The Inner City Snail project.
- A compilation of funny photos of TV.
- The Typo Eradication Advancement League calls upon the public to find typos across America (and possibly correct them).
- Everyone is feeling the pinch from rising gas prices, but it's interesting to see how they compare in the color-coded map of gas prices.
- How to load a Bobcat on a flatbed truck without using a ramp.
- The (currently, anyway) 10 deepest caves in the world.
- A look at a day in a woman's life through products: Jane’s Brand-timeline Portrait.
- The 10 craziest How-To books you never knew existed.
- How to make your eye feel like it's closed, when it's actually open.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
It was recently my birthday. I was surprised with a cake. Unfortunately, the candles on the cake, while spelling out the sentiment, did little to live up to their job requirements.
The cake was chocolate, the only kind it could be. What made eating it more fun was that the sprinkles and cast-off candle wax were the same colors.
Also, I renewed my driver's license. Worst. Picture. Ever.
Posted by NuclearToast at 1:48 PM
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
O wearied traveler, burden removed from your feet, the feet which I see under yon metal wall as I enter. O rester, who appears to care not that I have entered this common space, I formulate one thought, one response, as I hear your vocal accompaniment to the joyous strains for which this respiteful room has been constructed:
Dude, seriously, I think you're trying way too hard.
Posted by NuclearToast at 2:04 PM
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
- Summer is coming, and that means cookouts. If you're a geek on the go who likes BBQ, then you need this handy folding portable grill.
- What do you do for fun at all these cookouts, once you're done cooking? Why, cheese racing, of course!
- Furniture for the math geek: the fractal dresser.
- Just when you thought Post-It® Notes were as advanced as they could be, along comes the new transparent Post-Its.
- Apparently, if you don't have a day job, you can catch up on lost sleep.
- The truth behind striped icebergs.
- Believe it or not, the US Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration website has a list (and lyrics) of road songs.
- Amazing phone cord sheep.
- Richard Carpenter's pine needle bear. (Scroll down a bit.)
- Rick rolling is old news, but one geek does a great recreation of Rick Astley's video.
- Do you have a co-worker that makes bad puns and jokes? Then you probably need to keep a browser window dedicated for the instant rimshot.
- As a writer and a font geek, I frequently come across writing-, grammar-, and typography-related sites. Like this blog dedicated to the ampersand.
- Star Wars typography.
- Ok, it may be a viral ad, but it's still fun to see 10 optical illusions in 2 minutes.
- One artist imagines super heroes in old age.
- Bob Toelle likes fish posters. Check out his impressive collection at Fish Posters of the World.
- An artist with an unsual medium: toilet seat art.
- The Swedish brewery Kronleins has a line of cider drinks. Using some clever typography, you can see why they call the line Smile.
- Cult classic Army of Darkness has been re-awesomefied with this Japanese poster.
- The joys of home ownership: buried mystery in the back yard.
- Useless invention of the day: the Nana Saver. Who eats just half a banana?
This game is fun. It uses an old-school pixel format and side-scrolling action to deliver a fast and furious race against an unstoppable enemy while you try to collect as many goodies as possible. Higher levels have multiple paths you can take, depending on how you run/jump.
The concept is fun too. See if you can survive the threat of extinction when you play Dino Run.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
In keeping with the previous minivan story, I saw another one recently that got me wondering, just what is it with guys and their suburban taxis?
Ahead of me is a pretty new minivan. In it, I see the shadowy shape of the driver. But something's not quite right! I stare and I squint, trying to discern the source of my disquiet. And then, I see it. The dude has a huge spikey mohawk.
Apparently, nothing says "punk" quite like a Chrysler Grand Voyager.
Posted by NuclearToast at 8:45 AM
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
This isn't a political post. You should know me by now; I don't care about politics, but I'll sure point you to a funny site. Now, the site may care about politics, but whatever.
One of the biggest criticisms of presidential candidate John McCain is that he's, well, old. One guy decided to start a list to sort of put McCain's age in perspective. And so Things Younger Than McCain was born.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Now that the US government is sending out the economic stimulus checks, America is flush with cash and people are doing their part to keep our faltering economy going. So much so, in fact, that there's a web site dedicated to the purpose. You can proclaim where you spent yours, and see what others have done with theirs, at How I Spent My Stimulus.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
I just called weebat, who's about to graduate as an environmental scientist.
NT: Hey, how's it going?
wb: Actually, I'm standing in the middle of a wetland. Can I call you back later?
NT: Um, ok, sure, no problem.
wb: Ok, bye!
I'm looking forward to testing her coverage area.
- How to put your jeans on.
- Take a photo of a man and his child, Photoshop-swap the heads, and you have manbabies.
- An amazing gallery of different kinds of pixel art.
- If you wonder how the other half work, or at least what it looks like where they work, check out Office Snapshots. (Jealousy guaranteed.)
- Shark surfing.
- What's the dirtiest, most disgusting thing you touch every day? Surprise, it's your keyboard.
- Do you like to send e-cards? But do you have a hard time finding just the "right" one? Maybe you need wrongcards.
- What happens when a theater major gets married? The best wedding toast ever.
- What are the most polluted cities in the US? Which ones are the cleanest? Find out (and check yours, too) at State of the Air.
- Read about 15 historical events that fascinate "us". (I put "us" in quotes because I suspect it's the web site's "us", not all of us "us".)
- The Tetris theme played by blowing on bottles.
- Fascinating photographs of shipwrecks and sea disasters.
- A tough-to-negotiate rally corner. Ayayayayayay!
- When fancying up your cat is not just an option, but a necessity: Kitty Wigs.
- Because you don't already have a copy of the most time-wasting computer game in history, you need a whole web site for it.
- The seven deadly sins and crowd comparison. It's all part of an awesome graph-based blog called Indexed.
- 30 tech myths debunked.
- You've seen the Mentos in Diet Coke trick by now. A lot. But have you seen it at 1200 frames per second?
- Amazing toast animation: The Book of Spam's toastvertising.
- Attention gamers! Are you having a hard time firing your weapon? You may be suffering from PD, or Projectile Dysfunction. Just watch this informative video. (It's actually a viral video for the game Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.)
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:00 AM
Guitar Hero and Rock Band have made everyone feel like a musician these days. But how good is your ear for actual notes?
It takes a while to get going (or I did, anyway). See how well you can judge which key is played in Perfect Pitch. (It gets harder as you level up; you start getting note combos.)
Posted by NuclearToast at 12:14 AM
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Shower curtains are a mundane part of our lives, and are usually selected more for their utility (and matching the bathroom decor) than anything else.
Until now. Be functional and pretentious, admiring art while practicing cleanliness, with one of the snazzy designs at Izola Shower.
(I like the Las Vegas one.)
Posted by NuclearToast at 12:07 AM
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I hate change. And not just the kind that means something different in my life, but specifically the kind that hangs out in my pocket. It's heavy, it jingles, and it's hard to get rid of once you have it.
I just spent the weekend in Vancouver, BC, with Raggs. (She ran a marathon. She's amazing.) The Canadians have a propensity to give you extra change back, since they've got their Loonies and Toonies (one- and two-dollar coins, respectively). What a great way to spend the weekend, feeling like I was lugging around Jack Sparrow's sack of doubloons in my pocket.
On the bright side, if the US dollar continues its decline, I've got a head start on some hard currency speculation.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:22 AM
Monday, May 05, 2008
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
- An interesting list of Survival Gear That's Just Crazy Enough to Work.
- An awesome graphical representation of the top-level internet domain country codes of the world.
- 10 Dumb Ideas that Made A Lot of Money.
- This one's a bit long, but an interesting and eye-opening article on what it means to find extraterrestrial life. "Why I hope the search for extraterrestrial life finds nothing."
- The summer vacation season is almost upon us. If you can afford to travel, what with fuel prices and all, be forewarned of 10 Common Travel Scams.
- Following up on last week's 8 (Pointless) Laws all Comic Book Movies Follow, we have The 7 Commandments All Video Games Should Obey. Gamers, can I get an, "Aw YEAH!"?
- Take a "used" coffin, turn it into a couch, and you have a coffin couch. Although, do note that they are technically biohazards. Yes, really.
- The mega-VIP experiment by a club bouncer.
- The Dog to Unicorn Transformation Kit.
- Nice-n-geeky: a page that shows, almost in realtime, the global location of Wikipedia edits.
- Not only is there a whole site dedicated to this, but there's also a handy guide on How to Build an Igloo.
- The Toughest Movie Characters of All Times. Spoiler: they're all guys.
- The Top 20 Screen Robots.
- It's so horrible, it's awesome: Star Wars Ewok Gospel. With surprise guest!
- From the WTF Department comes Cigarettea.
- Joshua Hoffine is a photographer that stages incredibly creepy yet fascinating works. Check them out on his web site. Yes, they're really photos.
- The iconic illustrations of Nick Dewar.
- Photos of food that takes the shape of its container.
- The world's most expensive ice cream.
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:31 AM
As puzzle games go, here's a tough one. Not only do you have to match up an increasing number of collectors, there's a timer too! Get enough of each color and you'll advance to the next level. (One bonus of advancing is watching the machine being built in the background.)
Play Cog Factory.
Posted by NuclearToast at 12:20 AM
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Instant Messaging has really transformed the way many geeks communicate. The instant gratification of interactive conversation has replaced the slow give-and-take of back-and-forth emails.
So, the other day, I'm in a meeting. We all have our laptops so we can take notes (and, for many others, so they can read and respond to emails) during the meeting. I'm taking notes and calling up relevant documents, when the little IM window pops up.
It's my coworker, who's also in the meeting. I see "Best. Meeting. Ever." in the window, and it's all I can do to keep from busting out laughing. It was a pretty boring meeting.
The best part? I set a new personal record for IM usage by relative distance. He was sitting literally two feet away.
Posted by NuclearToast at 9:52 AM