Monday, May 31, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

It's easy to act tough when The Silver Surfer's got your back...
and he's wielding something heavy enough to pulverize
every bone in your opponent's body.

Hare Today, and Tomorrow

What could be cuter than a bunny every day? Nothing? Get your "aw"s at The Daily Bunny.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is seayjay!

See the original image here.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Activity Corner

Friday Game

If you loved the old Incredible Machine game, then you'll be right at home with this electrical-component variant called Electric Box.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Why Did the Cable Cross the Road?

Cable crossing
Yep, look at it right there, crossing the road and everything.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Infographic Wednesday

Headline News!

When it comes to comic books, a standard plot device to show "common" knowledge is to use newspaper headlines. So, the internet being what it is, here's a site that takes those newspaper "shots" from old comics and displays them out of context. Some are pretty hilarious. (Make sure you mouseover the pics to see the comment text.)

Get your headlines on at Dateline: Silver Age.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dressing on the Side

Broken dressing room
How can a dressing room be "out of order"? Does the mirror add ten pounds or something?

Seen in the Levi's store at the Tulalip outlet mall.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

MMMmmm hmmm hhhmmmpf mhmp mmmhhmmmhhmmm hmmmh mmph!

Cool Canines

It was bound to happen. With all the pet-specific sites that blossomed out of the lolcat craze, it was only a matter of time before we ended up with Hipster Puppies.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Hurley. Again!

See the original image here.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Activity Corner

Friday Game

There are only, what, 25 levels? Something like that. But the physics-based problem-solving fun keeps you going in Hardball Frenzy.

The "level complete" music cracked me up each time. And here's a tip: don't move your cursor when you fire, in case you need to make just a minor adjustment from your last shot.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Parking Fail

Parking fail
I'm sorry, your Range Rover SUV is not a compact car.

Seriously, I wish they'd just stop making "compact" spots in parking lots, since no one pays attention to spot-versus-vehicle size. No one.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Infographic Wednesday

Thanks to a neverending supply of new infographics from the good folks at onlineschools.org, welcome to a new feature here. So, let's get to it.

Birth Control

If you don't have kids, this site will make you not want them. And parents will silently nod as they browse.

WARNING: Not responsible for retching due to unedited photos. Some are pretty gross.

The horrible truth is documented at Shit My Kids Ruined.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chicken Cowboy

Chicken cowboy
It's a cowboy riding a giant chicken! Spotted at the University Street Fair this weekend.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Mom always knew how to keep the kids in stitches.

Don't Argue with SCIENCE!

Why let all those pesky facts get in the way, when you can just explain things with a pithy quote? (This site takes great pictures from old textbooks and adds some great quips.) Get your knowledge on at Fake Science.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Hurley.

See the original image here.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Can you react on two different levels at once? This game is not only a platformer, but a color switcher as well. See how well you can handle the Hue Shift.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Woodsy Worship

Woodsy cathedral
A homemade cathedral being built in the woods.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How to "Handle" a Superhero

Amongst all their other superhero-related stuff, this site (which boasts itself "The largest superhero store on the web") has a bunch of mousepads, mice, headphones, and keyboards.

Although I'm not sure how the Star Trek Enterprise qualifies as a superhero, even if it =does= fly.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Out of Context

A weekend at Ragg's folks place is always fun, especially for the things that exist without explanation.

Like the strange maps and plans that are always laying around.
Plans

Or the knives stuck in the strawberry patch.
Strawberries... and knives

Monday, May 10, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

One Guy - One Cup.

Judging Books by Their Covers

This site's subtitle says everything you need to know before you start: "Only the worst sci-fi/fantasy book covers." You'll laugh, you'll wince, and hopefully you'll not see something you've read at Good Show, Sir.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Jeremy.

See the original image here.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Activity Corner

Friday Game

A fun little exploration game that involves a lot of trial and error, and relies on some map memorization skills. Discover the mystery of the notes in I Can Hold My Breath Forever.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Bacon Loot

Bacon bits
Raggs returned from her trip with a load o' bacony goodness for me. And something toasty too.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Snack Scrutiny

Matthew's company moved into a new building. Apparently, he's never seen a vending machine before, because his joy at finding one in his new digs sent him over the edge. He's vowed to eat and review every item in said machine, and is doing so at Vending Spree.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Orphaned Bugle

Lost bugle
It's been in the stairwell for about a month.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Emily and Julia agree that this is the absolute WORST
roller coaster that they've ever been on.

Picture Local Anger

Do you love photography? Do you read your local newspaper? Then you'll be familiar with the not-quite-news that these papers are sometimes forced to print in order to fill space. And often, articles are accompanied by pictures. Pictures of local people being angry about something.

Here's a site that celebrates all that's wrong (and therefore, enjoyable) about it: Angry People in Local Newspapers.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Hurley. (Nice try, Jeremy; I love The Goonies.)

See the original image here.