Monday, November 30, 2009
Many bank robbers are unarmed, and achieve their goal by just passing a teller a note. They also, surprisingly, make off with a small amount of cash. Check out the actual notes they used, plus other details about their robbery attempt (such as successful or not), at Bank Notes.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Everyone's out shopping, sleeping off the effects of America's All-You-Can-Eat holiday, or playing games (like me). Short attention span, short list.
- I love the Beatles and Beatles Rock Band, so I love this Rock Band Yoko Ono video.
- And, from the same people, the Twilight 3-wolf-moon shirt trailer.
- 50 amazing/realistic CG portraits.
- The mesmerizing scroll clock.
- It's the Christian side hug, yo!
- Jim Henson may be gone, but The Muppets continue to deliver, as shown by their Bohemian Rhapsody video.
- The crazy sign spinning virtuoso.
- If you like to eat but can't decide where or what, then you need this where should I eat, fast food edition. Which leads into what should I eat, cereal edition.
- How do you give your dog a sinister villain mustache? The same way you give babies weird teeth -- by putting it on something that goes in their mouth. It's the Humunga Stache.
- The venetian blind font.
- The pop-up cardboard office.
- The amazing foliage of trees displays their bio-diversity.
- Beaver recipes.
- Very cool animation that visualizes the rise and decline of four empires.
- Close Encounters of the Redneck Kind.
- Everything is everything. Yeah, me neither.
- The 10 most popular Geocities MIDIs. I'll admit to having "Mission Impossible" on an early version of my page.
- 25 horrifying Thanksgiving turkey cakes.
- Last but not least, the ten best post-apocalyptic survival vehicles.
A puzzle strategy game that has you click the new color touched by the old color to "drench" the board in a single color in a limited number of moves. It starts out easy, but you lose a move each time you advance a board. Do you have what it takes to Drench?
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving! Instead of a picture of the traditional spread, I present the enjoyable (and hopefully, not repeated by anyone reading this) eight deep-fried turkey disaster videos.
And remember, if someone says that we're not supposed to laugh at someone else's misfortune, tell them God should have thought of that before he made those misfortunes totally hilarious.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Apparently, there's a funny phenomenon on Facebook, where someone takes multiple pictures within a short period of time. The person that started this page noticed it, and by "playing" the pictures quickly, animates them. The growing collection is on display at Facebook Animations.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
- Young elk loves plays in puddle.
- Mexico's creepy "Isla de las Munecas" (Island of the Dolls).
- 20 geek-inspired engagement/wedding rings.
- 25 passive-aggressive office kitchen notes.
- An abridged history of the internet.
- Americans know what happens next week. 10 fascinating facts about Black Friday.
- World's luckiest train track inspector.
- The 3D Mandelbrot set.
- Interesting analysis of Twitter activity.
- Another Amazon.com meme. Once again, it's not the product (the laptop steering wheel desk) itself, it's the customer reviews.
- A review and redesign of NFL helmet graphics.
- Google Image Swirl reminds me of the visual thesaurus. For an example, check out Frank Lloyd Wright.
- These are all over the web, but here's a collection of Google search suggestions.
- The poster dares you not to laugh at the video fail-a-thon.
- I thought I couldn't be surprised by USB heating devices. But then I saw the USB heating kneepads. Charge 'em up and take 'em with you.
- If you have a strong stomach, you might think the homemade chicken plucking machine is pretty cool.
- If you like to play with your cat(s) using a laser pointer, and like to entertain them while you're away, then you need the FroliCat automatic laser toy. Be sure to watch the video.
- Want to have a deep-fried turkey for Thanksgiving, but don't want that huge driveway/back porch event? Then you need the indoor electric turkey fryer.
- You know what's soothing and doesn't look weird at all? An electric head massager.
- Toshiba advertises their new high-definition TV with the awesome space chair project.
- Hardest hockey shot ever!
- "Painting" old school style at the ANSI art show.
- A long-lost Beatles album is chronicled at The Beatles Never Broke Up.
- Awesome halftime mascot dance.
- Two girls fail at recreating Risky Business.
- Bacon-flavored popcorn. No more needs be said.
- The mousetrap coffin.
- The decade in 7 minutes.
- Seven sci-fi series that need movie reboots.
- Baby otter playing.
- 12 weird things to do with your cremated remains.
- 50 bizarre purses and handbags.
- 10 cross-dressing disguises that shouldn't have fooled anyone.
- Animated short Pigeon: Impossible.
- The horrible photos of extremely dirty PCs.
- The amazing Madagascar stone forest (article).
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:00 AM
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I was curious this morning what affect, if any, Google Chrome and Safari (iTunes and iPhone) had on the Firefox-heavy number of browsers that are used to access this site. So I ran (electronically, of course) to my sitemeter page and grabbed the current browser statistics:
Of course, Firefox is hanging in there at 50%. Chrome, not too much of a showing yet. IE versions take second place with 26%, but Safari is right on IE's heels at 21%.
Sorry, geeked out there a little bit. Hope you don't mind.
Posted by NuclearToast at 9:30 AM
Perhaps you've already seen this, as it's all over the intarwebz, but it's a collection of submitted vignettes about incidents or events that individuals have truly enjoyed. It's in the vein of Eff My Life and My Life is Average, but (I think) a lot more enjoyable. Check out It Made My Day.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Totally awesome. I've finished the single player campaign, have done a lot of multiplayer, and am playing the Spec Ops missions with Sylvani. So frikkin' cool.
Left 4 Dead 2. Holy crap, so good. I only got in the first (level? chapter? movie?) in the single player last night, but man, what a ride. Melee weapons are exceptionally gory and fun.
Beatles Rock Band. The Sergeant Pepper album is out for download. HOW DID I MISS THAT? I'll be downloading it tonight, for sure.
Batman: Arkham Asylum. Wow, need more time to get back to this one, since I'm enjoying it and still haven't finished it yet.
Star Trek MMO beta. Come on, Cryptic, where's my invite?
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:00 AM
Monday, November 16, 2009
Jim Carrey has a new "personal" web site, and it's as strange and interesting as the many roles he's played over the years. There's really not much to say, either about him or the site, other than the two seem to fit what you'd expect. It's a weird sort of fun exploring the site (and mind?) that is JimCarrey.com.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Lucky Fridy the 13th edition!
- Dodge Viper logo is an upside-down Daffy Duck.
- If your boobs aren't big enough, get this Chinese inflatable bra. (Possibly NSFW with many bra and cleavage shots.)
- 20 great warning signs. I like #6 the best.
- And, really dumb warning labels.
- Five modified Roombas, a laptop, radio controller, and a whole lotta geekiness results in Roomba Pacman.
- Water drops in super slow-mo, with an explanation of why they do that.
- 10 geeky laws that should exist, but don't.
- All I can say is, wow. The all-inclusive all-you-can-eat buffet guide. Great tips for getting your money's (and your mouth's) worth!
- List of cats with fraudulent diplomas. Srsly?
- Forget garden gnomes, real geeks get a garden Jawa.
- Room- or officemates stealing your food? Protect it from "refrig-a-raiders" with the Fridge Locker.
- Ok, people, you can stop sending me this now, I've already seen it! The Star Trek Enterprise chandelier.
- Artistic Japanese barcodes.
- Add some Christmas spirits to your tree with the ornament flask.
- Hand-painted bacon fingernails.
- Verizon rips off the holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to rip on the iPhone.
- If you haven't seen the clip from the Today Show's Halloween special, here's the Ewok humping Al Roker's leg.
- Are your hands cold =and= you're in the Christmas spirit? Then you need the USB Christmas heating gloves.
- Do you take surveillance video with your iPhone? Check out this iPhone 8x telescope attachment with case and tripod!
- Get a Transformers USB flash drive in either Jaguar or Tigertron forms.
- If you're like me and suck at bowling, then you need the new steerable bowling ball.
- Remember the original ninja cat video? Well, now he's back with a stationary camera so you can see how he does it in the return of ninja cat.
- Tennessee rock slide caught on tape.
- Go to the link and click More to read the description FIRST before you watch the best marriage proposal ever.
- 15 fireplaces for the super rich.
- 10 abandoned bank vaults.
- Memorial Day/Remembrance Day/Armistice Day was this week, and in honor of all our service men and women, check out these videos of dogs welcoming their soldiers home.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:00 AM
Here's what happens when you combine Tetris with a platformer. You have to move your little ninja around, making sure he dodges all the falling blocks, which magically fall perfectly into position. There are a ton of achievements to earn, too.
See how long you can survive while being Tetris'D!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Mankind has long struggled to represent the real world with maps. But not every map is a straightforward representation; they can be strange interpretations, fanciful what ifs, or specifically focused. Travel through the times and spaces of Strange Maps.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
It's often hard to tell what's going on in a photograph if you don't know the context. But it's especially bizarre when the pictures come from an earlier time (say, around the turn of the last century) when they were expensive and rare occurrences. You'll fascinatedly look through the specimens on display at Black and WTF?
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Friday, November 06, 2009
- If you know Trader Joe's, then you know why this is the greatest Trader Joe's commercial ever. (Thanks Andy!)
- 15 awesome ultramodern fireplaces.
- Since we all use battery-operated technology, an article everyone should read: Four essential tips for charging and extending battery life.
- In the 70s, the game of Battleship wasn't sexist, it was status quo.
- Using Rubik's cubes as pixel art.
- I think I'll just quote the video description: Some kinda weird bollywood beatles clones. (I love the "recreation" of Western 60s dancing.)
- Proof that people will invent descriptors when none exist (or they don't know the proper ones), here are the results of asking kids what they call LEGO pieces.
- Kinda long, but interesting to see American Idol's Simon Cowell on his first-ever TV appearance as a contestant on a British game show.
- I can't help but crack up each time I watch the dog AT-AT costume video. Many viewings I've made, yes!
- Check out the amazing finalists in the Star Wars diorama contest.
- If you're not familiar with Lady Gaga, you need to see her hit Poker Face before you can truly appreciate Christopher Walken performing Poker Face.
- The 20,000-piece LEGO kitchen counter.
- The literal periodic table.
- A collection of motorcycle club colors and logos.
- Everyone's heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. But there are other lesser-known ones. Here are 13 additional leaning towers.
- I don't know what to call this other than photography of photography.
- The 15 best man caves on the internet.
- How to use an apostrophe.
- 15 abandoned theaters.
- The most popular Christmas toys, by year, since 1960.
- Recycled train cars.
- 2 musicians 1 guitar.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:30 AM
Here's an interesting game that combines shooting with typing. I know, I know, "typing game" sounds boring, and it might be at first, but just wait until the waves of bad guys come bearing down on you. See how long you can last against the onslaught in Word Shoot.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Reading about history is so last century, especially given today's internet attention span. Thankfully, YouTube is there to collect all sorts of historical videos, whether authentic or recreated. But how do you find them? By tuning in to a site that has tracked down and categorized 101 historical moments you can relive on YouTube.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
It's common for departments, agencies, and organizations to use acronyms to shorten their official names. But sometimes you have to wonder why they didn't check those acronyms ahead of time. Do they know, or are they just blinded by original intent? See when initialisms go awry at Acronyms Sometimes Suck.