Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
- Take Ke$ha's song "Tik Tok" (video here) and remake it using only clips from the original Star Trek series, and you get Star Trek: Tik Tok.
- College student attacks Hell's Angels with a puppy, then steals a bulldozer to escape. I am not making this up.
- The best cease-and-desist letter ever.
- This is awesome. Rocket launch as seen by a skydiver (details).
- Modern consumer electronics/devices designed for 1977.
- It's just a concept, but the stand-up toothbrush is still pretty cool.
- BRB, "buying tires".
- How to beat Super Mario Brothers 3 in 11 minutes.
- Traveling console games truly need the GAEMS Case. And a first look. (Yes, "gaems" is purposely misspelled, a la teh intarwebs.)
- Hustler to release Avatar 3D porn.
- Kung fu bear now with lightsaber action.
- If you like to take pictures/movies on the go but are too cheap to upgrade your camera to one of those minicam things, then you need a hatcam.
- The axe sling.
- A PSA courtesy of AmberWatch Alert, it's Moms shooting guns in slo-mo.
- Amazing video of SOuth Korean students doing soccer cheers as a human LCD screen.
- The wheel of nutrition plates.
- Dog versus car. Don't honk at him, man!
- Time-lapse video of a spider crab molting.
- National mustache champion.
- Things I learned from Chuck Jones.
- Care and feeding of a mermaid. You'll want the full-length video, but start and pause it; the slow server takes a long time for the download.
- How to recycle an airplane.
- The goat bridge.
- A gourmet food store in Berlin has a ethnic section for American food.
- Single-serving wine glasses.
- Ad campaign features fresh stoneage food.
- Naked milf plays Rock Band. At least, I =hope= she's those kids' mom.
- Compare your height to famous people with the Who Tall Are You mirror.
- Star Wars characters as Victorian gentlemen.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Here's a site that takes the time to catalog all the deaths in movies, so you don't have to (or in case you were curious). Sample entry: Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy... 1 and a squirrel. I also love their list of rules. It's all at BodyCounters.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
- It's a little late, now that the show has concluded, but here's a detailed map of Lost island.
- With WOrld Cup fever, now browsing the web can keep you in the stadium with vuvuzela time. (For example, search "vuvuzela", then go to the wikipedia entry.)
- Poor font choice. Just needs a bit less kerning.
- Self-balancing wheel. The end of training wheels?
- Organizational myopia: check your acronym.
- Shanghai: 1990 vs. 2010.
- Larry Niven's Ringworld visualized.
- If you're a hard-core cyclist but still keep your laundry in a pile on the floor, then maybe you need the Clean Bottle.
- That's what BP said!
- The discovered advertising posters of the Notting Hill tube station.
- Shawn Smith's amazing "pixel" sculptures.
- Finally, an audio company that doesn't take itself too seriously.
- Vinyl record and CD on one disc.
- Hand-cranked coffee table shredder.
- Deaf mugger. (Read the description for details on Britain's "Access to Work" program that inspired this video.)
- Turn any song into a "swing" tune with The Swinger.
- Models show everything they've got on this X-ray pin-up calendar.
- Bored daughter relies on Death Metal Dad for arts and crafts.
- Ok Go's new song, End Love, is ok, but the video is pure awesome, as usual.
- Belgian man really loves his marbles.
- 100 years after his death, Mark Twain finally reveals all.
- Old Banquet Frozen Dinners commercial.
- Jim Henson's ads for Wilkins Coffee.
- Star Wars lunch boxes.
- How not to load a jetski.
- Lord of the Rings plushies.
- Colored bacon.
- Bacon pancakes.
- "Hello Kitty" Ferrari 360. Think he uses "Hello Kitty" motor oil?
- Avatar Stormtrooper helmet.
- Weirdness on the internet? No way! Batman's keeping Superman's baby.
- The real Adobe Photoshop.
- Turn your dog into an exotic animal.
- Icon stationery.
- The crayon monologues.
- The 10 funniest movie credits of all time. Well, so far, anyway.
- Bird attacks radio-controlled airplane.
- 12 animals mistaken for mythical creatures.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
As noted in this previous post, there's hot rod in the yard behind mine. Lo and behold, this weekend's nice weather resulted in some action on the hot rod front.
First, a front end arrived. Aha! It's a Nova!
Then a flatbed truck arrived to take it away.
New owner? Off to a shop to complete the retrofit? Requisitioned by the government for a crack undercover operation? Theories are rife!
So you're a superhero, but where do you go to get a replacement cape or a secret identity? Easy! You fly (or take your hero-branded transport) to New York and shop at the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company!
(Yes, it's 826NYC, the writing center supported by McSweeney's.)
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
- Cute overload: baby otter playing.
- 18 hacked digital road signs.
- Crazy military experiments.
- The shortest possible game of Monopoly: two turns, 21 seconds.
- How to open a wine bottle with a shoe.
- Inappropriate magazine cover.
- The right way and wrong way to wear your man-bag.
- Using geo-tagged pictures on Flickr to determine the locations of pictures taken by locals and tourists.
- The recurring prop newspaper, and the story behind it.
- Why much of what the kids do on Glee is copyright infringement.
- The NBC Muppet pipes.
- The electric shrub rover.
- Since most small devices are USG-powered these days, and we spend lots of time in our cars, why not get a USB car adapter? (Look, cheaper at Amazon!)
- Geeks do some funny stuff with Twitter's interface. Like the Twitter ransom note generator. Or replacing one word in tweets with another at Liblr.
- Animals with their tongues sticking out.
- In the demo for a new "Sherlock Holmes Nemesis" computer game, creepy sidekick Dr. Watson moves in mysterious ways.
- Geeky + Google maps = giant Australian USB farm.
- The "alien skin" throw rug.
- Comicbook-inspired headbands.
- Protect your iPhone with phoneballs.
- 22 fictional characters whose names you don't know.
- 50 welcome signs from 50 states.
- A true iron man.
- Plotting San Francisco crime as elevation maps.
- 15 retro videogame company logos and their modern counterparts.
- 7 jobs that sound like a joke.
- 6 bizarre Japanese subcultures.
- Chicken monkey duck. So stupid that it cracks me up every time.
- 5 incredible animals and plants.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Google Maps' street view is a very handy way to "see" a map location, but Google's open interface to their map service can also be used in some very clever ways. In this case, you take a historic photograph (pun intended) and overlay it on the current street view to get an interesting then-and-now. You work it like regular Google Maps, zooming in to areas until you find a pin/photo combination. It's a growing effort at Historypin.
As an example, check out this famous photo of VE Day in New York.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Friday, June 04, 2010
- Obsolete occupations.
- Robot Unicorn Attack (previously featured as a Friday Game) is now available as an iPhone app.
- The Coke and Mentos "rocket car".
- You can actually buy a burglar kit (scroll down near the bottom).
- 1980s home-computing staple Commodore is making a comeback.
- Another cool video of non-Newtonian fluid (cornstarch and water) reacting on a speaker.
- Keep your face warm without going through the trouble of growing facial hair with the bearded beanie.
- The drummer and his fancy stick work is the real star of this video.
- What does a video look like after 1000 YouTube uploads?
- One thing about Lady Gaga: she's so popular that she inspires many to recreate a music video.
- For gamers, it's the console font.
- Rather than me trying to describe it, you should just check out the Sushi Popper.
- An update on the "Star Wars kid".
- How =not= to fly out of DFW airport.
- Ghostbusters proton pack backpack.
- The world's worst (street-legal) Batmobile.
- OH YES! Bacon hot sauce!
- From the Department of WTF comes the underwater pogo stick.
- How to make a giant Kit Kat bar. (Click the image to embiggen.)
- Choker necklaces that make it look like your head's sewn on your neck.
- Here's what happens when you turn a 9-legged starfish upside down.
- If movies followed their original casting.
- If you watch a lot of TV and movies, you'll appreciate this pictorial representation of the staff of TV University.
- The cat and the beanbag stuffing.
- A golf ball hitting a steel plate in super slow motion.
- The 5 most badass prison escapes in the history of war.
- The orangutan and the hound dog.
- Hidden cities and off-limits sites.
- Yosemite National Park's frazil ice.
- The 50 worst inventions.
- The Nicolas Cage movie hair timeline.
This one is a little silly, and I'm not sure why it's named as it is, since you use rockets to blow up people (and weird spikey-headed monsters), but the cheers and applause you get when you do cracks me up every time. You'll have to figure out each level as you go, and good luck with the caves, but you'll test your skill and determination as you try to Destroy the Village.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
The internet is a shared experience, and often causes paths of real-life people to cross, whether it's Facebook, craigslist, a discussion forum, or an online game such as World of Warcraft.
This site, however, provides a new (and cheap) path for such interactions. I think it's summed up best by its subtitle: "The place for people to share things they're willing to do for $5". It's fiverr.