This week's winner is ParticleJam. Again!
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Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
- 16 things your lawyer won't tell you.
- The evolution of hard disk drives.
- Have you heard about the school district laptop spycam scandal? Here's a good nerd read about it.
- Do deaf signers ever get words stuck on the tips of their fingers?
- In this high-tech world, an interesting throwback: the light bulb candle.
- The perpetual dominos machine.
- Don't struggle to hold a flashlight any more, use these gloves with built-in LED lights.
- The piano that hides in a table.
- I've linked to Style Your Garage before, but they now support super-large garage doors.
- At 11 feet tall, I'm not sure how a T-Rex statue qualifies as "garden art".
- The multi-purpose inflatable sleeping coat.
- This camp-style chair has a ""secret compartment"" (yes, I quoted their quote) that doubles as a cooler. Perfect for keeping your ass cool on a hot day.
- The insane Rube-Goldberg-esque contraption that uses the entire interior of a house.
- Perfect for both bathrooms and camping, it's glow-in-the-dark toilet paper.
- Anyone who's watched a DVD (especially Blu-ray) will nod at this piracy versus paying customer chart. (Ok, they edited the top part to show Arrested Development instead of the frame of The Matrix like at the bottom. But at our regular weekly movie night, we bitch about 1) the damn Blu-ray commercial on the Blu-ray we're already watching, and 2) all the damn unskippable stuff when we just want to watch the movie. Oh, and while I'm ranting, what's the deal with showing us parts of the movie on the unskippable menu THAT WE AVEN'T SEEN YET? Please, ruin more of the movie for me!)
- ThinkGeek adds to their periodic table designs with the BaCoN t-shirt.
- 15 things you should know about breasts. WARNING: Infographic boobies.
- If you've used Photoshop, you'll appreciate (even more than a non-user like me) Adobe Photoshop Cook.
- Bacon potato chips. Nuff said.
- Word to all craigslist posters: THIS is how you rent a room.
- New York gets two feet of snow. Literally.
- Kitten falls in love with a cop.
- The do-it-yourself SETI "Arecibo message" scarf.
- We've all seen pictures of animals and toys taken on their world travels. Now, if you have a toy you want to tour Prague in the Czech Republic, but can't go yourself, just send it to Toy Traveling and they'll do it for you!
- Procrastination. No worries; you can get to it later.
- The 10 smallest accredited colleges in the US.
- The redundant clock.
- Edward Gorey, Star Trek, and, in his style, The Trouble with Tribbles.
- Everyone's heard it, but we don't know what it's called or what it means, until now: O Fortuna translated.
- 10 animals with the longest lifespans.
- Awesome hand-carved skateboards.
- The world's 18 strangest airports.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:30 AM
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
If there's one thing worse than breaking a bone (or four), it's wearing that stupid cast around for six weeks or so. Am I right? And don't even get me started on the itching and having fun trying to keep it dry while you shower. So, aside from decorating it with stupid things your friends write on it, what can you do?
Ok, it's not actually a tattoo, it's a decal that you apply (heat-bond) to your cast. Still, they have a really sweet selection at Casttoo.
Click on "Shop Casttoo" to see the different categories they have. I like the broken bones/x-rays section. Show off your break(s)!
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
- You might be surprised that a Darth Vader track jacket is actually made by Adidas.
- There are only four photos, but it's cool how the artist shows their components in a study he calls Exploded. (Although the frog, #2, is kinda gross.)
- Everybody knows that TV commercials are louder than the shows. If you're mad enough to do something about it, then you want the MyVolume commercial-dampening sound equalizer.
- A beginner's guide to smartphone OSes.
- How deep is the Marianas Trench? This graphic is to scale.
- Insanely deep fractal zoom.
- Nerds and statistics meet the birds and the bees: sex@MIT.
- Everything I need to know about winter I learned from sci-fi movies.
- Lady Gaga cookies.
- How to make pancakes like a crackhead.
- OkCupid, the dating site that shares their data analysis, looks into gender-based age preferences.
- You may know about those URL-shortening sites like snipurl. Now ShadyURL takes a different tack: making URLs that look like they're dangerous. For example, my URL changes to:
Ha ha ha, suckers, my animal porn isn't free!
- As if the stories aren't enough, the pictures are amazing at Pictory's The One Who Got Away.
- Ok, I LOLed at dogman eats dinner.
- The amazing hexacopter.
- Dirty dancers go to the principal's office.
- Some kind of contest for the most anime crap in your room.
- 43 ways to simplify your life.
- Mr. Okra.
- In this case, LARP means Live Avatar Role Playing.
- Raptor devours cheerleader.
- It's not about the guitar playin', it's about the cat scratchin'.
- The mathematics of the Hollywood blockbuster.
- Everybody's a-twitter over Please Rob Me.
- What happened in your birth year?
- Interesting animated short called Pivot.
- 20 dishes so awful we had to make them. Each one has a "read more" link with the details.
- 20 weirdest apartment buildings of the world.
- 100 extraordinary examples of paper art.
- The films of the 2000s.
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:00 AM
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Remember Fabio, whose claim to fame was being the model for so many romance novel covers? Now anyone can do the same thing, thanks to this amazing website. Just upload a picture of your face from your computer or webcam, insert it into one of the covers, and voila, instant pulp fame. Sure, it's a few days late for Valentine's Day, but what the hey, you can still have fun with the Romance Novel Yourself site.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Michael Paul Smith is not only an amazing miniature modeler, but he's a great photographer too.
So, first, he's created an entire 1/24-scale town, with incredible detail. The models are simply fantastic. He calls the town Elgin Park.
Then, he takes the models outside and places them in front of trees or what have you. With the real background, and clever camera placement, the detailed models are almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
This link is not a site, but "only" his Flickr photostream. Take some time to go through it and marvel at the manufactured reality of Elgin Park.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
- 15 fantastic firsts on the internet.
- The state of the internet.
- The 20 richest Americans in tech. The last sentence for #17? Daaaamn.
- Cat versus robot.
- 10 weirdest portable stuff.
- The amazing stop-motion video t-shirt war used 222 shirts!
- Read SD memory cards on your iPhone with zoomIt.
- The solar-powered "mobile entertaining lounge".
- Some are better than others in this Photoshop contest of celebrities with short legs.
- The misbehaving paint program known as fugpaint.
- Live webcast fail.
- Bodybuilding gone wrong. Warning: grotesquely muscled humans.
- How to store and organize cats.
- Yes, it's 10 minutes long, but holy crap. A clip from the 1977 Donnie and Marie show give us their musical Star Wars tribute.
- 20th Century Fox plus a recorder equals 20th Century Flute.
- 50 impressions in 50 seconds.
- A brief history of pretty much everything.
- Praying mantis tries to catch mouse cursor.
- Jumping off a 5-story building into a snow drift.
- Oarfish ("sea serpent") caught on camera.
- Compilation of mirror scenes.
- 11 things that should be Winter Olympic sports.
- 10 fake Simpsons words that belong in the dictionary.
- Pajama jeans. Apparently it's not an oxymoron.
- Getting to the point of YouTube commenting, the Muppets weigh in with Dust in the Wind.
- The 10 unluckiest people.
- What do you do after your tattoo outlasts your love? You get a clever cover-up tattoo.
- Guess that road sign.
- Billie Jean dancing senior citizens.
- Sure, it's in Russian, but have you tried reporting a claim to your insurance company? Office camouflage.
- How to not right an overturned truck.
- Weird things found in books.
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:00 AM
Sometimes a stupid game can be so fun, and this one is no exception (for me, anyway). You control a flying saucer trying to abduct people and cows from Earth for your flying Man In A Can processing business. It just cracks me up, especially the graphic grinder on the side. Do you have what it takes to master Abduction?
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This is a very interesting site. The blogger starts with a picture from TV or a movie (which, unfortunately, isn't identified) and then captions it with a quote from a book by a usually-famous author; the quote is relevant to the picture. Enjoy the unlikely pairings at Slaughterhouse 90210.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
Friday, February 05, 2010
- How to fall 35,000 feet and survive.
- A Canadian homemaker talks about making a popular new Italian dish called "pizza pie" in this 1957 video clip.
- Comparing the new iPad to a rock.
- PeeWee gets an iPad.
- Yes, I know running in sneakers is bad for you. Will these be my next running shoes?
- Amateur video of the space shuttle Challenger disaster surfaces after 24 years. Ah, Betamax.
- Cool infographic of Earth's artificial satellites by country.
- Star Wars versus Star Trek.
- Retro (1978) Japanese Star Wars commercial.
- The totally awesome periodic table of smellements.
- The stop-motion music video made from individual printed graphic files. And not even good ones; they're .BMPs!
- Artistic renditions: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles drawn in the style of classical Renaissance artists.
- Sex, explained graphically by pens.
- When in doubt, poke it with a stick.
- Minimalist Star Wars posters.
- 31 awesome benches.
- Vans and the places they were.
- Wow, talk about a flashback to the web in 1997. It's hard to believe that someone worked so hard to make this look so bad: the web site for Yvette's Formal Shop in Panama City, Florida. You owe it to yourself to check out a few of the other pages (if you can find the links to them).
- Jet with labels.
- Nikki Graziano is a photographer and a mathematician. Those interests collide in Found Functions.
- If you know anime, then you know Akira. Here's an interesting artistic look at why Akira matters.
- The top 100 1970s singles.
- As a non-Canadian, I, too, was surprised to learn that Canadians drink milk out of bags.
- Rainbow pancakes.
- The 10 best car chases of the 70s.
- 7 of the most expensive flops in TV history.
- This niche blog is exactly what the name says: Selleck waterfalls sandwich.
- Seagull + Flashdance = wormdance! (He does it to attract worms to the surface.)
- Absurdist protest signs.
- 10 music award show disasters.
- 10 weird beer facts.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:30 AM
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
We've all heard of wikipedia, but sometimes it can get a bit wordy. Luckily, the internet is here for us. By setting up a new wiki with the requirement that all entries have a limit for today's attention-deficit world, it's fast and fun to learn at ten word wiki.