Friday, December 31, 2010

Activity Corner

It's New Year's Eve, and that means one thing: lists of 2010.



And if that doesn't keep you busy enough, here are some links of a more typical Activity Corner nature.

Friday Game

Up Down Ready
The hard thing about this game is how easy it is. You only have two controls: Up and Down. What makes it challenging is the game changes at every level, also changing what Up and Down do. You'll play again and again, trying for a higher level (just to see what they are) in Up Down Ready.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Motes to the Eye

In today's megapixel world, and with 8-bit retro appeal, one artist asks the question, How few pixels does it take to render an image (specifically, people) recognizable? See how he does it at iotacons.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

"Taste the happy, Michael! Taste it!" -Gob

Small Keypad, Old Hands

It was bound to happen. Your folks haved started texting you from their cellphone. Sometimes you just gotta laugh. And then, send it to When Parents Text.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Amanda!

See the original image here.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Activity Corner

A Star Wars Christmas

The Star Wars Christmas special that everyone really wants.

Friday Game

Online Jenga
There's no scoring, and you can cheat if you want, but then the desire to beat the physics engine takes over, and you see how far you can go with Online Jenga.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Warnings Are Not Enough

Sometimes, even when someone tells you not to look, you can't help but do it. I mean, they told you not to, right? Although there's an internet aphorism that says, "What has been seen, cannot be unseen." While it usually refers to something horrifying or disgusting, this site combines that idea with "looks like" to give you things you Cannot Unsee.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Meme to the Meme Power

You don't have to spend as much time on the internet as I do to get all the memes and movie references in this totally awesome and over-the-top video, but it helps. Bonus: If you can list the most of the memes, you could win an iPad.

Klick! Holiday Video

Monday, December 20, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Allow me to shed some light on the situation.

Vacation Shadenfreude

While everyone looks forward to vacations, they can often be less than perfect. And, luckily for us, someone is taking pictures of them. Revel in others' despair, and enjoy the captions, at HateCation.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Hurley!

See the original image here.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Activity Corner

Friday Game

An interesting game with simple controls (arrows to move, spacebar to interact) that asks you to make choices about saving the world. The real kicker? You can't replay the game. You have only One Chance

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

He Doesn't Seem So Rone-ry

When you're the leader of a country, even a small communist backwater, you get to tour a lot of places, seeing innovations and machines that your lowly citizens don't. And these photo-ops un-ironically capture your interest. See the Great Leader Kim Jong-il Looking At Things.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

No one guessed that Bill and Shirley were
trying to act out the Happy Hooker in charades.

Musical Voicemail

This one is a very cool and unique site. People call and leave messages, and the dude selects good ones and then writes background music for them. The messages and the music vary, but the constant is strangers sharing stories to a beautiful accompanyment. Some are uplifting, but many are tearjerkers (you've been warned). They're all at One Hello World.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

There's no winner for this week's contest. I guess the picture was too scary. Better luck next week!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Activity Corner

Friday Game

GunBlood
Here's an interesting game that is basically an old west gunfight. It's you against an AI opponent. You have to "draw" based on a timer (it resets if you draw too soon), then use your mouse to aim and blast away. But be careful, you're limited to the rounds in your sixgun. See if you have what it takes to walk away from GunBlood.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Know-It-All of the Party

Don't you hate the person at a party who seems to have an interesting and yet somehow different opinion on a wide variety of topics? Well, now =you= can be that person! All it takes is a little knowledge, the kind you can find at Smugopedia.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Mini Movie Maker

Movies are cool, but sometimes they can take forever to load. This is especially frustrating when there is only a small bit of the movie that's really interesting. Well, now there's a solution. Turn a section of any YouTube movie into a small animated GIF file using GIFsoup.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Hurley!

See the original image here.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Flabby Physics
The very simplest type of physics game you can play, since there's only one control: pressing the spacebar (at the right time, of course). You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll curse at the screen trying to solve the puzzles of Flabby Physics.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Searching for Thylacines

The last know thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, died in 1936. Or did it? One dogged researcher is following up on tantalizing leads, including some blurry Sasquatch-like footage, to find a living specimen of the Australian creature. It's all documented at The Hunt for the Tasmanian Tiger.