Thursday, September 30, 2010

Water Works

Water sidewalk
The water sidewalk at the new South Lake Union Park on opening afternoon.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Infographic Wednesday

Computer Attractions

This is another one of those "too much time on their hands" sites. It's an attempt to catalog every appearance of a computer, meticulously listed by type, in movies and TV shows. The already-burgeoning database can be perused at Starring the Computer. Don't forget to sign up for the RSS feed!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Burtonesque

Random wall art
Spotted on a wall by a car repair shop in the Limehouse area of London. It reminds me of a character from or the style of a Tim Burton movie.

Yes You Did

Scrabble graffiti
Spotted in London on Portabello Road.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Bedroom equipment and training regimen for Mrs. Norris.

Electronic Comics

There were a lot of comic books published before the internet was around, and not all electronically-connected people have access to them. That is, until now. There's an effort underway to get as many online as possible. You can see what's available so far at the Digital Comic Museum.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Hurley! (With honorable mention to John Haydon.)

See the original image here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Activity Corner

Friday Game


Here's a fun little shooter game where you try to protect your fruit from attacking bugs. You can buy upgrades to your cannons as you progress. But watch out, the bugs will throw everything they've got at you in BigTree TopGun.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Toilet Talk

London public toilet
A public toilet in London, with an appropriately British bit of graffiti.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Covering Comic Covers

This site is a great ongoing project: take an artist, give them an old comic book cover, and see how they recreate or re-imagine it. Check out the results at Covered.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Internet in Real Life

I'd seen something on the internet many times that I passed off to some crafty photoshopping. There was no way to capture how far my jaw dropped when I saw it in real life!

Traffic light tree
My blurry cellphone picture (taken hurredly on a cloudy near-evening) doesn't do it justice, but it's a traffic light tree. It's in the Canary Wharf area of southeast London.

For some better pictures, check out this page.

I need to upload the video I took of it to YouTube...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Now that's a guy proudly sporting some wood.

Secrets Revealed

This site is dedicated to interesting things that you may not know, and not trivia kinda stuff, but real behind-the-scenes sort of stuff. Don't blame me if you wonder where your day has gone after reading the treasure trove at Broken Secrets.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Jeremy!

See the original image here.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Activity Corner

Friday Game


Move your spaceship around and gather pixels as you destroy Space Invader-style aliens. It's cool because you level up and get better equipment. It's Pixel Purge.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What The Hell

Rear wheel thief
Who the hell takes the BACK wheel? This was on the same block as Tuesday's picture.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Hurley!

See the original image here.

The OCD Blog

What else can I say? It's Things Organized Neatly.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oops

Just the wheel
This is why you put your lock through the frame, too. Wait until you see Thursday's picture...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

A glimpse into Billy Dee Williams' nightmares.

Cliffs Titles

Don't have time to read a lot of books? Intimidated by the "reviews" on their covers? Then the internet is there for you. Here's a site that uses original cover art, replacing the title with a concise summation of the contents. It's Better Book Titles.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Game


Another physics game that requires you to fire little "iZZis" at blocks. When they touch the blocks, they eat them. You're trying to clear out all the blocks, but the iZZis only eat blocks of the same color. Aim well when you're playing iZZi.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Snot What You Think

Boogies!
Spotted at Costco. It's punny!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

History and Humor

It's a history lesson combined with a look at old (vintage?) products and lifestyle. Take a trip to the past at Retrospace.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Bigfoot Spotted

Bigfoot
One of the many paintings that are all over Ballard, by a local artist known only as "Henry".

Monday, September 06, 2010

Caption Contest

I want to know who sanded against the grain?

Butch It Up, Buttercup

If you're a man, and cupcakes are a bit too prissy for you, then you need manly cupcakes for manly men. You need the Butch Bakery.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Tony!

See the original image here.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Activity Corner

Friday Game


Here's a fun physics puzzle game where you try to blow up "buildings" with dynamite. Use less than the maximum allowed for more points! It's Demolition City.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Missing

Missing Pablo
Pablo is dearly missed. I haven't tried calling the number...

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Bottom of the Barrel

A site dedicated to showing YouTube videos that haven't been viewed by anyone (at least, when the blogger finds them). Many have already been removed by their owners (probably aghast at the views and comments they've received), but it's an interesting look into the banality of (mostly) tweens on the interenet. See for yourself at Zero Views.