Sunday, January 31, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Hurley.

See the original image here.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Activity Corner

Friday Game

In this game of bird migration, you play the leader of a flock of geese (and swans) that have to navigate a harrowing obstacle-filled sky. One of the twists that keeps you flying are achievements and upgrades. See how well you can manage at Endless Migration.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

To Boldly Go

Enterprise bottle opener
...where no bottle opener has gone before.
Wow, crappy low-light iPhone picture, but it says "USS Enterprise NCC-1701" just like the real thing!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

All You Need Is Love

It's true that people with wildly different (and sometimes supposedly incompatible) backgrounds can learn to live together. But what about animals, especially those that are supposed to be mortal enemies? You might be surprised and pleased to learn that animal can transcend those roles. Check out the results at interspecies friends.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Riddle Me This

Question mark sewer
Not water? The unknown sewer, marked twice for questionable emphasis.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Getting caught with both feet in your mouth. Embarrassing!

Alternate Endings

Go to this site and click on "Videos" to see animations of, in their minds, How It Should Have Ended.

You'll spend a lot of time watching them.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is ParticleJam.

See the original image here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Not only does this basketball game rely on eye-mouse coordination (to set up the shot) and physics (in the toss and bounces), but you play online against other people, and get to see how you stack up on each shot. I embrace my suckiness, so that didn't bother me (I found it interesting), but it may spur on your competitive side with the simply-named Basketball.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

IM Hall of Fame

One of the best IM lines ever typed:

"(_|_) wait, there's more!"

Plumbing Your Sidewalk

Sidewalk message
I'm not sure if the plumber also does concrete, or if the concrete guy also does plumbing, but this message was seen on a patched sidewalk in the International District.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Comic Worship

Wow, where to begin.

Ok, I like comic books and superheroes. I've read a lot of comic books over the years and played superheroes in computer games. But I've never questioned characters' religious affiliations in either media.

It turns out that people meticuously determine such things. You can find this out not at one site, but two:
Religion of Comic Book Characters
Comic Book Religion

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fiber Tiles

Hexa grains
Hexa Grains, the breakfast cereal of boardgamers! (Old war games like the Avalon Hill series always had hexagonal spaces and game tiles. That's what I thought of when I saw this.)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

A reaction after watching "Jersey Shores".

In the Nick of Time

Love him or hate him, Nicolas Cage sure makes a lot of movies. So many, in fact, you might think he's pretty much everywhere. Or everyone. But what if he was? Riffing off the idea is the theme behind Nic Cage as Everyone.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

No winner again this week. I must be slipping.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Activity Corner

Friday Game

A combination of physics and timing, along with upgradeable ammunition, will have you hurling projectiles from your trebuchet as you try to Crush the Castle.

Hint: Keep trying. Sometimes I'd go 20 or 30 shots and not knock everything down, then after several reloads, get it in one or two.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Who Let the Sun Out?

Space Needle and blue sky
Holy crap, a sunny day in January? This global climate change thing is crazy!

Snapped (as usual) on my iPhone, after we emerged, blinking at the brightness, from seeing Avatar at the Pacific Science Center IMAX.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Laser Eye Baby Amnesia

"OMG!!!1!
I have a blog?! WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME?!?!"

Oh, that Urn!

Duct Tape Formalities

People use duct tape for a lot of things, from actual repairs to making wallets and belts. There's a small but growing trend, however, of making actual prom formals, both tuxes and dresses, out of duct tape. And you might be surprised at how well some of them turn out. They're not all gray or silver (as I first expected). Make sure you check out the gallery at Stuck at Prom.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

RV Squared

Super RV sticker
Seen in downtown Ballard. I don't know what kind of all-terrain RV it is, but it certainly looks cool.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Heady Letters

All companies have to have official correspondence, and to do so, they need their own letterhead. We're all familiar with our own office letterhead, but not so much with famous companies (or individuals). Check them out at Letterheady.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

There is no winner this week. Guess I need a more interesting picture next time.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Activity Corner

Welcome to the first Friday activity corner of twenty-ten!

Friday Game

Here's a puzzle game that asks you to fill in rectangles with colors, but the fewer colors you use, the more points you get. See how well you can Flood Fill.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Being Green

Green boxers
Saving the planet, one pair of underwear at a time.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Talk Like an Avatar

Maybe you can't date Felicia Day's avatar, but you can learn to talk like one of the wereSmurfs from the new hit movie Avatar. These gentle blue otherworldly kittehs, the Na'vi, speak their own language. And now, thanks to the intarwebz, you can learn to speak Na'vi.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Do Not Disturb

Do not disturb
Please do not disturb the empty chair. Thanks.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Caption Contest

The Pain Train and the Loser Cruiser

If you ride public transportation a lot, and not just the express ones from the suburbs, you eventually see some crazy shit. Of course, the internet is here to collect all the crazy in one place for us. Check out People of Public Transit.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is DK.

See the original image here.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year


A Seattle tradition: fireworks off the Christmas-tree-topped Space Needle.

Welcome to 2010!

Friday Game

Here's another cascade-type level clearing game. The twist is the pieces have different cascade powers. So it's not just timing, but a bit of strategy and luck. See if you have what it takes to master Polygonal Fury.