Kevin Pereira & Olivia Munn's Twilight Spoof
From Attack of the Show. Thanks, Aaron!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Geeks come in all sorts of varieties. Today's exhibit is a map geek that realized Ohio has 88 counties, the same number of keys on a piano. Rank the counties in all sorts of ways to "play" the state when Ohio is a piano.
(Clicking the map opens the interactive Flash application in another window.)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Celebrities aren't always the best singers, but that doesn't stop them from trying. Not that they're all bad, but do we need to see or hear them? The website Karoake Lounge brings us a collection of videos of stars doing their musical best with Failed/Cringeworthy Celebrity Music Crossovers.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
I'm on vacation this week, so you know what that means: no activity corner. Sorry to disappoint, but you can expect quality interweb distractions to be back next week.
(Now you know why the posts have been so lame this week.)
On the plus(?) side, I've actually seen this "daylight" I've heard people talk about!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I don't know what he's packing, and I was trying not to be too obvious taking the picture. You can barely see the huge container(?) on his right hip as well. I'm guessing it's camera gear.
And no, he didn't sit down on the bus, even though there were empty seats, opting to stand rather than unhitch his nerd holsters.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
With all the social media sites and methods for sharing information, it's not hard to know what's going on in people's lives. But sometimes folks get so caught up with sharing updates of daily minutia that they forget the wider audience. And, and always, there's a site that will skim the cream and present for you in a single package. So follow along as people sometimes reveal too much at Oversharers.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
- Kanye West is all over the news with his speechus interruptus at the MTV Music Awards. Naturally, the internet fires back with KanyeGate (thanks Kent!).
- According to a car enthusiast web site, here are the 10 worst cars to have sex in.
- A bottle opener at the bottom makes the after office tie the perfect drinking dress-for-accessory.
- There's nothing to add to the name of the site: animals with lightsabers.
- A hardware keyboard for the iPhone, the iTwinge.
- The 33 most deadly substances on earth.
- If you have trouble falling asleep, maybe you need the new PearlyDreams toothpaste. Just don't use it in the morning...
- Halloween's coming, and it's time for your party gadgets, like this toilet paper roll that makes scary Halloween sounds.
- Winter's coming, and geeks' hands get cold while perched over the keyboard in their dank basements. So you need something manly like the rabbit USB hand warmers.
- National flags made out of food popular with the locals.
- A great write-up (yes, reading, but with pictures!) of scifi corridors.
- Mug Shot du Jour has an awesome category called bad hair day.
- Where does a polar bear poop? Hint: it's not in the woods.
- If you played Nintendo, you'll enjoy Contra versus Duck Hunt.
- An online dating site charts the trends of successful replies and tells you exactly what to say in a first message.
- If you're curious, you can find out how many people are in space right now.
- Poor Redbull, he only wants a biscuit.
- A montage of 80s dating videos.
- The Pug head tilt.
- Really unusual trees.
- The old robots website.
- The 15 weirdest music videos of all time.
- 10 unusual playgrounds from around the world.
- The (made-up) trailer for the 1951 version of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
- Cute video of the marshmallow experiment.
- The Muppet Show's 10 weirdest moments.
- The one-man Michael Jackson a capella medley.
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:00 AM
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Apparently, anyway. Yes, Wal-Mart is famous for low prices, but it's also known (mostly by word of mouth and jokes) for low-class chic. But now you don't have to just take someone's word for it. There's a whole site dedicated to documenting the People of Wal-Mart. And you'll go through every horrifying page, because you just can't miss any. (And his comments just make many of the pictures.)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Another Twitter consolidator is out there, collecting and displaying humorous tweets. While some may be R- or X-rated, they're still funny. Example:
"Babies are kinda like drunk people -- nothing they say is comprehensible, and you know they're not going to remember what you say later."
Check out the madness at Twaxed.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
- A collection of designer staircases: stairs that are more cool than you.
- 37 kitchen gadgets that every geek should own. Although he doesn't list the LEGO cookie cutter.
- With instant-access feeds from Twitter and Facebook, how do you disclose important news? "Don't post that!" networking etiquette emerges.
- Geeky origami.
- You've probably seen them before, but these are supposedly the 10 funniest cat videos of all time.
- Speaking of cats, Woody sure has an unusual method for getting a drink.
- And watch while the older cat ignores the kitten in this video.
- 13 awesome stone circles.
- Speaking of henges, check out these clonehenges.
- The 10 weirdest places to be born.
- Halo the dog likes to play pool.
- 11 firsts in internet history.
- Star Wars religious art.
- The language is a bit raw, but they're still the 6 most frequently quoted bullshit animal facts.
- Two drums and a cymbal fall off a cliff.
- If you can't have a real dog, why not have one made out of paper?
- Any parent whose children play an instrument will appreciate this school orchestra's rendition of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The rest will just laugh.
- The Pac-Man rap.
- 100 famous guitar riffs. How many can you identify?
- Why use a rubber band for a bookmark when you can use Bookmark II?
- No time for coffee? Or too much trouble to deal with all that liquid? No problem, all you need is caffeinated beef jerky.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:30 AM
It's a very simple game, a side-scroller with only one control. No mouse, no arrow keys; just hit X or C to jump your avatar through the crumbling earthquake-prone world of Canabalt.
And keeping it fresh, as you die and have to try again, it's dynamically generated each time, so you don't memorize the layout. Awesome!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Do you doodle during meetings or phone conversations? Do you know someone who does? Or have you always wondered what sorts of doodles are doodled during doodlefests? Then you'll be interested in the ways people express themselves at Oodles of doodles.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
When it comes to "seeing" the numbers, we're probably most familiar with pie charts. But there are so many more interesting ways to both portray and understand information. Take a guy who loves numbers and finding new ways to present them, and you have the captivatingly geeky site Information is Beautiful.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Friday, September 04, 2009
Saw WFW and got his limited edition The Day After booklet (#77/200)! Is there anyone cooler? Mancrush.
- Numerous Master Chiefs/Spartans.
- Numerous costumed booth babes.
- A large number of utilikilts.
- The two best Ghostbusters costumes I've ever seen.
- A few guys even whiter than me. I know!
Posted by NuclearToast at 3:04 PM
Liveblogging from PAX. Aion. Star Trek MMO. Left 4 Dead 2. Beatles Rock Band. EVE Online. And, of course, City of Heroes and Champions. And those are just the games.
Lots of people in game- and scifi-related costumes. Look for me, I'm the guy in jeans and a black t-shirt.
Up next: Wil effin Wheaton!
Posted by NuclearToast at 12:31 PM
- Australian zeppelin house.
- Facebook and Twitter are revolutionizing how parents stalk their college-aged kids.
- If you've been playing computer games for a while, you'll be familiar with wacky copy protection methods from the good old days.
- Venn diagram of mythical creatures.
- Do mosquitos prefer certain blood types? Yes.
- John Scalzi's guide to the epic design FAILs in Star Wars and Star Trek.
- Take topographic data of the moon from the lunar orbiter Kaguya and turn it into music with moonbell.
- I've found my new iPhone cover: the iBand.
- Mario Kart in real life: the monster go-cart.
- Protect your laptop from grab-n-go theft with a laptop case that looks like a foreign-language newspaper.
- Hand grenade USB drive.
- Email will never be the same with the computer mailbox.
- Unhappy with Scotland's decision to release the Lockerbie bomber? Then boycott Scotland.
- Make your own song with the video wall in b flat.
- The demo is cool (of course I did it on my site), but I found it more fun listening to all the Australian accents of Bell Media's live video presenters.
- Cat videos plus autotuner equals singing kitties.
- The computer key seat.
- Man that thinks he's a member of a pack of lions.
- Super sexy tea bags. You'll never look at tea the same way again!
- If Hollywood taught science class.
- Waffle-y wedded wife.
- Puppy can't roll over.
- Rescuing ducklings from a pool.
- Feral houses.
- Yes, Disney bought Marvel. And the intartubes are awash with Disney-Marvel mashups.
- 15 of the weirdest magazines still in publication.
- Bolivia's spectacular sea of salt (Salar de Uyuni).
- Glue toilet paper dispenser.
- 13 best pet Halloween costumes.
- A haunting photo essay on empty stores and failed businesses: dark stores.
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:00 AM
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
It's funny how we use digital video cameras now and still call it "taping".
But this isn't about movies. It's about actual tape. And you.
It's pretty simple. Screw up your face with a whole lot of tape (Scotch tape, packing tape, sellotape, whatever), take a picture of the result, and send it in. Some of the results are pretty funny. Check them out, and get involved, at Tape Yourself.