- The Apple field guide.
- Screw the Leatherman and the Swiss Army knife, now you can make your own multitool. Check out the ingenious Switch. Seriously, it took mankind this long to make a roll-your-own multitool?
- Got a spare computer? Build your own cellular network.
- Ladies, protect yourself with the lipstick stun gun.
- If you don't know who Justin Bieber is, then you won't understand why so many people are begging him to follow them on Twitter. But if you do, you might enjoying tweets from them at Waiting for Bieber.
- Geocities was one of the first places on the early world-wide web to get a "home page". Because the web was new and filled more with ambition than design sense, those early pages were pretty ugly. Make web sites look like the pages of yore with The Geocities-izer.
- Photo-sensitive paper applied to a laptop screen with a picture on it equals laptopograms.
- The man can sing! Obama nails the national anthem.
- The bizarre story of the high school student who officially did not exist.
- The Ze Frank chillout song.
- 2 girls 1 cup the infographic.
- Interesting trivia from War and Peace: the missing footnote.
- A real-life watermark graffito.
- Have you wondered what the internet looks like through a burkha? Now you can see using Burkavision. Just eidt the URL to include the desired site. For example, Burkavision CNN.
- If you know London, then you'll love this amazing hand-drawn London map. Best is full screen view, and be prepared to wait for it to download and render as you zoom in. But oh, the incredible detail!
- There have been a lot of videos showing the Icelandic volcano's effect on Europeean air traffic, but the best is airspace rebooted.
- The Boy Scouts now have a video game badge.
- How to make a 344-square-foot apartment into a multi-"room" home.
- Turn your iPhone into a retro phone.
- Wobbly table? Not if you have a Wonkey on your key ring!
- When you sync a video camera's framerate to the speed of a helicopter's rotor, you get a magic helicopter.
- Major candies/bars plus Venn diagram equals Venn Candygram.
- Too much time on his hands? City made out of staples.
- Obama action figure. Accessories presumably sold separately.
- For all the Twihards out there, Bella's engagement ring.
- 360-degree interactive video of the Cowboy Stadium demolition.
- Experimental gummi bear surgeries.
- Nerd art: self-portrait in CAT-5 cable.
- The 10 largest homes in the US.
- The Candyland tatoo.
- Star Wars-themed art.
- The remote-controlled snowplow, Roboplow.
- What colors mean in different cultures.
- Dave the dog hates one particular song.
- 100-year-old woman's first computer is an iPad.
- This is Spinal Tape.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
- Sure, there's a volcano erupting in Iceland. But how exactly do you (or not) pronounce Eyjafjallajökull?
- Anatomy of a tribble.
- The rectum bar.
- Doing a text-based project? So you need a typeface.
- Chinese superhero knock-off FAILs.
- The Portland Mercury's new cover depicts Betty White wearing a slave Leia bikini, wielding a flaming chainsaw, and riding a John Ritter centaur. No, really.
- Make your own iPad.
- Someone made a web site to collect pictures of useless fliers.
- Be timely with your covert pictures/videos using this spy sport watch.
- A refrigerator, stove hood, and stove made out of carbon fiber. Goodbye, fridge magnets!
- Circular walking bookshelf.
- If you're like me and have both a Roomba and hardwood floors, you know the two don't work with each other. But now there's a solution: the dry/wet mop robot known as Mint.
- Why buy bottled water when you can combine a refillable water bottle with French-press-powered filter (like Brita or those faucet attachments)? Check out 321 Water.
- Can you clean and sanitize using only water? The answer is yes. I was surprised to find out the chemical properties of ionized water, and that there's a product that replaces all your cleaners: the Ionator. The short video gets the point across, but the Bill Nye video really shows you how it works.
- Who needs windows when you have the magic plasma screens of Winscape? I mean, seriously?
- Combining the Trololo song with the creepy robotic mouth gives us the robot trololo.
- A look at the 1940s picture with a time traveler in it.
- They're here! Bacon-flavored envelopes.
- The lying down game.
- Who needs those fancy iPhone apps or sound machines when you have the internet here to play you a rainy day?
- How to cuddle with an elephant seal.
- People on infomercials are some of the most inept morons you'll ever see. So how about a montage that's a tribute to doing it wrong.
- Read the artist's comment before clicking on the small picture to see the marginally bigger picture of the hardcore gamer's IQ test.
- Wasted guy versus flip flop.
- Oh, if most exposed buttcracks were on girls that looked like the product models, we wouldn't need these denim buttcrack covers. (Click the "Online Store" link to see the selection.)
- Here's just the thing for lonely nerds: the girlfriend pillow.
- What kind of drunk are you?
- The world's ugliest statues.
- Sure, there's a commercial first, but you can't miss the duet of Lin Yu Chun (the "Chinese Susan Boyle") and William Shatner singing Total Eclipse of the Heart.
- Baby kangaroo playing on the beach.
- Seven amazing hoaxes.
- 10 vintage comic book ads.
- Ibex using his horn in an unexpected way.
- Steampunk leg.
- The 10 weirdest urban ecosystems on earth.
- The circle of leaf.
- The 10 greatest fictional sports ever invented.
- Listen to a very young Betty White (from 1954) singing Nevertheless.
- Octopus steals video camera.
- If you like Ramen noodles, but would like a variety of flavors, now you can buy a customized box of Ramen.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Lots of celebrities (or, at least their PR reps) post on Twitter, putting them in touch with their adoring fans. But how dumb are those fans compared to another celebrity's? There's just one way to find out. Now you can crunch the Twitter replies of celebrity fans, applying an intelligence algorithm, and see who wins the Stupid Fight!
(The only drawback is you need to know the actual Twitter name of a celebrity. But they're not that hard to track down.)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
- Just in case you =havent't= seen it yet, kitty meets iPad.
- I knew it! Frequent password changes are useless. Here's the link to the referenced Boston Globe article.
- "Let's say your the first human ever to make alien contact." What do you do to represent your species and planet? Here's a handy primer.
- How do you start your YouTube video post? "Hey guys!"
- Is it perpetuating stereotypes, or a parody of old-school videogames? Either way, it's a smartly-made animation. Dan the Man.
- Got more money than you know what to do with? Then you can probably afford this combination speedboat-submarine, the Hyper-Sub. Or the Nautilus VAS luxury submarine.
- If you're an avid collector and player of records, and I mean the old-fashioned vinyl stuff, you don't have to envy people with their Walkmans and mp3 players any longer, now that there's this portable turntable.
- Brilliantly done "ad": old masters in 3D.
- From the Department of Why Even Try comes running Windows 95 on a iPad.
- The manly way to hold up books: the Newton "bookshelf".
- Ricardo the goose drinks water from a red bucket. Yeah, that's really the whole thing.
- Awesome or creepy? Dew-covered insects.
- There is only one Shatner. (If you only read one interview article on him, it must be this one.)
- Paintballs plus computers plus art equals Facadeprinter.
- Have fun with the growing collection of sounds at Instants!
- One hero, one kid, one adult, five minutes: 5-minute marvels.
- Babies sitting in pumpkins. Is that where they come from?
- The "hand skills game" prank is good. Getting it on video is priceless.
- Real video converted to frames converted to stop-motion animation? Full circle with desktop skateboarders.
- 10 little-known relatives of famous animals.
- Passive-aggressive library signs.
- These two golden labs, River and Trout, absolutely =love= the snow.
- The garden of cosmic speculation.
- Cool (famous) guys on motorcycles.
- "We've got company."
- The "painting" otter.
- The Wizard of Dogs.
- A new meme you might see on the streets. The useless advertising flier.
- Altered antique plates.
- 11 unique antique typewriters.
- The swingless golf club.
- 20 party cakes gone horribly wrong. You may have seen some before, but they're still funny.
- The recursive Wil Wheaton shirt.
- The infographic infographic.
The idea is simple. All you have to do is click your mouse button. But on each level, the action is different. You'll have to figure out what to do, and on some levels, do some old-school level memorizing to finish. At the end is a coordination-straining boss fight. Do you have what it takes to conquer One Button Bob?
Thursday, April 15, 2010
No, I'm not Jewish, I just like matzoh. Unless it's burned. What the hell?
Ok, and now this is hilarious. I went to wikipedia to look it up, and the picture on the main entry here is the exact same brand I purchased. Their picture looks similar to mine, but you know what? IT TASTES BURNT, SO IT IS.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
If you don't frequent forums or comment sections on internet sites, then you may not be familiar with trolls, or people that are mean just for the sake of being mean. They'll say thing meant to incite, and then sit back and watch the fireworks. These people are referred to as "trolls".
The internet, always quick to make connections between memes, now combines trolls with lolcat workings to bring us Trollcats.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
At the very beginning of Prohibition, a widow went on a trip to Europe with a group of women. What makes this trip special is that she wrote a journal about the voyage and her experiences, and that her great-great-granddaughter is posting those entries 90 years to the days at A Trip Abroad in 1920.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday, April 09, 2010
- The Star Wars Google ad.
- Pi = Pie.
- The amazing 8-bit remake of Act I of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, it's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Game.
- If you tweet, you should check out the Hunch Twitter Predictor game.
- Awesome video effects in Patrick Jean's latest short film, Pixels.
- In video games, you drive vehicles (mostly) in third-person mode. How effectively can you drive that way in real life?
- Prepare your child for their office drone future by getting "my first cubicle", the Young Explorer.
- What's a latte-lovin', toddler-totin', talk-n-textin' mom supposed to do with three things to hold and only two hands? Why, get the handy clip-to-your-belt DrinkClip.
- Show off your badass rims, even at night, with these telescoping, remote-controlled doohickies you install in your vehicle's wheel wells, the Motionlite. In seven colors!
- Hate the iPad and all its hype? Then you might love one starring on Will It Blend?
- A British guy gets items stolen from his home, and uses his mobile phone's GPS (and third-party software) to deal justice and get his stuff back.
- Awesome Flickr photo gallery from the original 1960s Star Trek series of behind-the-scenes shots.
- From the Tattoo section of the WTF department comes the death of the dinosaurs back tattoo.
- The Assortment of Underachieving AT-ATs.
- How every video store should organize their movies.
- Star Wars pinup girls.
- Facts about the wonderful world of booze.
- Yet another in the meme, the periodic table of imaginary elements.
- The Taiwanese boy singing Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You.
- American states that might have been, including Transylvania.
- 12 beautiful famous castles in Canada.
- Interesting breakdown (with infographics!) of a century of American eating.
- Hard to believe, but the second picture on this link is not a spiral.
- Stephen King book covers re-envisioned.
- The senior powder puff cheerleaders from Carroll High School 2009-2010 perform their dance routine for the entire school.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Looks like madlibs would be more fun.
(To be fair, the board is now covered with "mad props", which are printed 8.5x11 sheets of paper, complete with a person's name, and gray blocks of boilerplate text of how indispensible they are. At least, I think so; I was too ADHD to get all the way through reading one.)
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
It all began with the original periodic table of the elements. Of course, the internet takes an idea and multiplies it, so there are numerous periodic tables on the tubes. In a flash of meta brilliance, one guy decided to make the Periodic Table of Periodic Tables, complete with links to the originals.
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
The people that live behind me have a hot rod on the concrete pad where the house's detached garage used to stand. This car, as you can tell, looks like somebody's pet project. It has a nice paint job, complete with flames on the sides, but is in an unknown state of repair.
Now, we've had a wild winter, with lots of windstorms. After each one, the blue tarp (which =never= stays on the car, I'll point out) is worse for wear. At the beginning of the winter, it had a small hole over the engine; now the tarp threatens to rip itself in two. As you can see here, the tarp is tenuously attached to the car. Days or weeks after a storm, someone mysteriously pulls it back over Ol' Yeller.
I don't know what kind of car it is (the make or year). Or even if they'll ever finish it. But we're taking bets on when the tarp will be done for.
Monday, April 05, 2010
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
- Misplaced manhole covers. Apparently, the lines mean nothing.
- Mulitple photographs combined into animated GIFs.
- Yes, I paid 99 cents for the iPhone app after seeing this Talking Carl video.
- Ten minutes' worth of the 160 greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger quotes. You think you won't watch the whole thing, but then...
- In a video that combines two hot internet properties, Chatroulette plus Lady Gaga is total win.
- Speaking of Chatroulette, Merton returns in Chatroulette piano improv #2. (Heh heh, I said number two.)
- Haptic vest lets you feel bullets and knives in video games.
- The who posted it calls this the best headline ever.
- JJ Abrams versus Joss Whedon: FACEOFF!
- Google auto-complete of why.
- A real person, a lot like you.
- How a fish almost destroyed my childhood. (Favorite newly-discovered blogger.)
- An interesting short film by Spike Jonze about robots in love, I'm Here.
- Turn your iPhone into a regular phone with the Desk Phone Dock.
- If you use an alarm clock but hate the noise, awaken to "sunlight" with the Rise & Shine clock.
- The truth about HDMI cables: you don't get what you pay for.
- The new way to travel in style: the rolling hotel, or rotel.
- Some geeky belt buckles.
- A carpet that transforms into furniture.
- Pineapples plus strawberries equals pineberries.
- Don't like Internet Explorer? Then make this IE voodoo doll.
- The manly way to cook bacon: With your machine gun. Click on the pictures.
- 5 browsers and the modes of transportation they resemble.