Monday, August 31, 2009

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue, Orn desh, dee born desh,
de umn børk! børk! børk!

Strip Blogging

As popular webcomics (such as xkcd) show, if you have good writing, you don't necessarily need artistic talent. So if you've dying to do your own comic, then strip generator is the place for you. The drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to quickly do a three-frame comic. Soon you'll be stripping all kinds of ideas!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is ParticleJam.

See the original image here.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Activity Corner

Friday Game

It's a little bit Boggle, a little bit Scrabble, and a little bit Space Invaders. And you'll be madly typing away until you notice it's suddenly next week. Try your hand at must pop words.

(Thanks Urn!)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Halo Player

Halo license plate surround
Seen hanging outside a gamer's workspace on my floor. The little note says "cubicle".

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Effing Funny

The premise is pretty simple: take a sticker of the "F" word, and put it somewhere that changes an existing sign or message, for humorous effect. Not for those that don't care for the "F" word, but for those of us that throw it around like rice at a wedding, you can "F" This Website.

And, yes, I have the book (thanks DK and Ash!).

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Landscaping Suggestions

Power box sticker

Sticker on the side of one of those big green power company boxes. I want to know why they need that 12-foot pole shown in the picture.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Is it too late to qualify for "Cash for Clunkers"?

Cardboard Tube Samurais

It all started on the web comic Penny Arcade, where the Cardboard Tube Samurai was born. Seen here in his first appearance, he wields a cardboard tube like those found at the delicious center of a roll of wrapping paper.

Why is that important? Because it obviously spawned the real-world equivalent that has sprung up, the Cardboard Tube Fighting League. For a better idea, check out the gallery of pictures.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is John Haydon.

See the original image here.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Activity Corner

Friday Game

It's not so much the game that's the game here, but rather the process of upgrading the game. Once you upgrade to achievements, you'll keep going to get them all! Have fun with Upgrade Complete.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

99 Bottles of Beer on the Curb

Empty beer bottles

Spotted (on my street!) out by the curb with the trash/recycling.

Must have been one hell of a party.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What Are You Smoking?

Dude, I totally get the best ideas when I'm high. Totally awesome ideas. Well, they're pretty cool. Really. Just check 'em out, I wrote 'em down for ya...

I just wanted to get you in the mood for the awesome ideas and concepts at Highdeas.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Roundabout Time

Clock tree
Most of the older neighborhoods in Seattle have roundabouts in their intersections, which residents maintain with all manner of plantings. This one has a tree with a number of clocks hanging in it. I wonder who keeps them on time?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Caption Contest

Caption contest


Ad Industry Insider

What's it like to work in the high-powered world of advertising? Is it all creative refinement like we saw with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt in what Women Want? Or something entirely different? See for yourself at the satire-and-bitter-truth (and tangentially named) Business Guys on Business Trips.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Caption Contest Winner

No winner this week. Apparently the picture left everyone speechless.

See the original image here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Activity Corner

Friday Game

If you thought the marathon game was bad, wait until you try this washing machine emulator.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Something Flashy

VW van
Part of the "Van on the Street" series.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Electronic Insanity

There's really no need to explain this site, because the name says it all. Just be prepared to spend some time reading emails from crazy people.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Something Fishy

Part of the "Van on the Street" series.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Lousy Literature

The library has a lot of books, and you can find a wide range of titles there. But not all of them are new, and some can make you wonder what the author was thinking, much less the library for stocking them. They're Awful Library Books.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is ParticleJam.

See the original image here.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Here's another fun puzzle-solving physics game called Magic Pen 2.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Sidewalk Trilogy

Bizarre object composition

Spotted on the sidewalk, a bizarre trilogy of objects: a cherry pit, a bottle cap, and a 6-sided die.

Check This Out

Ballard Carnegie Library

This old library building is a few blocks from my house. It's crazy to think that, when Carnegie was building these around the country, that books weren't commonly available to the general public, and that checking out a book to read, for free, was a novel idea.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Minimal Qualifications

While the title and URL of the site may be NSFW, you can't help but agree when you see the charming parenting on display at Why The F*** Do You Have A Kid?

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Caption Contest

Caption contest

"Let me get this straight – you say the guy that grabbed you was a big purple dinosaur and was saying that he loved you over and over?"

Sidewalk is Hot Enough to Fry...

Dessicated frog
...rhymes with "eggs".

Thank Buddha the heatwave is over.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Taking Revenge on Their Junk

Revenge is as old as humankind, and something we can all relate to. Being wronged can come in many forms, but probably the most common involves relationships. And where there is a relationship, there is sex.

While most people wish they could do something to get back at people fooling around behind their backs, some go the extra mile (too far?) and get even with Revenge Crabs.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Anonymous.

See the original image here.