Monday, November 30, 2009

Caption Contest

Caption contest

If you think this is impressive, wait until I get a real car...

It's A Stickup!

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

Caption Contest Winner

There's no winner this week. Maybe I needed a better picture.

See the original image here.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Activity Corner

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.

Friday Game

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

Thanksgiving Flames

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

Animating Stills

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

Rules to Live By

THings learned from video games
A poster on the wall of someone's cube at work. (Click to embiggen.)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Films and Firearms

IMDB is the premier source for movie information. But sometimes you want specific movie information, especially if you like weapons. For that sort of thing, you need the Internet Movie Firearms Database.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Andy.

See the original image here.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Small World
Here's a pixelated game of discovery with a rather unique twist. There's no timer, no points, no enemies; just you and the "fog of war" of the unexplored world. Investigate the mystery and wonder of Small World.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Totem Pole

Totem pole
A house in Ballard with its own homemade totem on a pole, made from scrap pieces of wood and the actual telephone/power pole on the street.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Browser Share Update

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:

Browser share

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.

Making Your Day

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

Game Update

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?

Walked On

Crosswalk
Chipped crosswalk paint and a smushed Pepsi can in the U district.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Caption Contest

Caption contest

I can't spare a square...

Jim Carrey

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

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is House of Mayhem!

See the original image here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Activity Corner

Lucky Fridy the 13th edition!

Friday Game

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

Tyler Tagging

Aerosmith tag
This is the kind of tagging that goes down in the 'burbs, bub!

(And why the dots in the "O"?)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Crazy Cartography

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

Return to Tagger

Priority tagged
Apparently, a tagger is trying to mail a metal phone pole somewhere. Wonder what the postage will be?

Monday, November 09, 2009

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Breast exam--you're doin' it wrong.

Peculiar Pictures

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

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Hurley.

See the original image here.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Activity Corner

Friday Game

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

Pithy Python

Two tickets for John Cleese at The Moore: $110
Two veggie burritos at Taco Del Mar: $12.51
Two "suckerpunches" in the theater basement bar: $14
Seeing Raggs, world's biggest Monty Python fan, go apeshit when John came on stage: Priceless

Music Appreciation

Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Spotted on Dexter Avenue. I have a feeling there's not so much appreciation any more. Still, it makes me wonder how exactly one appreciates G&S.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Hippo Birdy

Happy birthday, weebat!

Watching History

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

To The Batcake!

Bat cupcake
The scene: Murder mystery dinner on Halloween at DK and Crazy Ash's house.
The food: Cupcakes made by Nicole.
All mine: Chocolate. With a bat on top.
The photo: Poor low-lite iPhone picture.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Supporting role? I thought they meant acting wise.

Acronym Abuse

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.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Hurley.

See the original image here.