Happy Halloween version!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween version!
Pity today's poor fashion models and photographers, since everything's already been done to death. How is a photog supposed to make his subject look unique? Apparently by trying something new, something different, or something downright WTF-y. Check out these fashion don'ts at Awkward Poses.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
- Daylight Saving Time explained.
- 7 creepy urban legends that happen to be true.
- Koi observation tower.
- This is Norway.
- Unusual foods make for scary-looking Halloween cuisine.
- 10 examples of incredible starry night sky photography.
- Baseball grounds crew member can really bust a move.
- Star Trek is just around the corner (infographic).
- Some women like drama.
- Eye-level POV of Formula 1 driver.
- Cats horfing to techno. Because this is the internet.
- Viral video compilation. List in the description; man, I've seen 'em all.
- Don't tailgate this woman.
- Psych pays tribute to Leeroy Jenkins (source).
- 6 classic songs that were supposed to be jokes.
- Pronostication: 7 gadgets that won't be around in 2020.
- Man reunited with gorilla he raised.
- The many deaths of Steve Buscemi.
- Winter's coming, and you'll look great on the slopes or just around town with a cupcake beanie.
- Dog just wants to play soccer.
- What's the (arguably) best countertop device you can own? The brownie maker.
- The Kinekt gear ring is pretty awesome. Watch the video.
- 1983 Apple gift catalog.
- Official trailer: Shark Pool. (Age verification, really?)
- Arizona wedding interrupted by dust storm.
- Ravensburger (aka "asshole") jigsaw puzzle.
- The world's population is about to hit 7 billion people. What number are you?
- How to give your child nightmares.
- Halloween candy craving.
- Anchorwoman lipdubs anchorman.
- Meanwhile, in Australia.
- Don't joke with crab.
- The most popular Halloween costumes, 1985-1993.
- "About five minutes from now..." (11-second video)
- Spooky sock monkeys.
- Last-minute Halloween: dozens of downloadable masks.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Apparently, a common trope in pornographic movies is the classroom, where more than one type of learning occurs. But the focus here is a set piece, the normally-overlooked blackboard. This prop attempts to legitimize the setting, often providing teaching material. But how effective is the information it's trying to convey? Thankfully, someone's around to deconstruct the Blackboards in Porn.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
- 15 people you'll see at every videogame/comic/nerd convention.
- Without all the typical background hubbub of con pictures, here are some awesome New York Comic Con cosplay pictures, part one and part two.
- Women defy biology to avoid giving birth on Halloween.
- 10 things your body can do after you die.
- "Impossible" nail-through-wood trick.
- Where are they now? Diseases that killed you in Oregon Trail.
- Impressionist Jim Meskimen does the celebrity alphabet.
- Jack Russell terrier plays fetch with himself.
- Pug cam.
- Hornady Manufacturing has developed a line of zombie-specific ammunition, Zombie Max. It's even green-tipped. Check out the video.
- There is only one cloud icon in the entire universe.
- The 9 worst-dressed movie supervillains.
- 6 bizarre side effects of foods you eat every day.
- If you love music, you'll love playing with the Billboard Top 40 wayback machine.
- Vladimir Putin, Action Man.
- Superhero socks with capes: Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
- Cessna 150 picks up advertising banner.
- Here's a periodic table I can get into, even if it is all British-y: the periodic table of swearing.
- The 6 most mind-blowing things ever discovered in space.
- 40 signs that the world is definitely going to end today.
- A crazy collection of motorcycle sidecars.
- 7 classic movies you didn't know were rip-offs.
- Rate =everything= with Jotly.
- Park like a boss.
- Spotted in NYC: zombie Jobs.
- Meanwhile, in Ketchikan, Alaska (story)...
- Meanwhile, in Russia...
- Crazy "elf" on the overpass.
- Pixar lamp Halloween costume.
- Famous gadget wars of the past and present (infographic).
- 12 ways everyone else is better than you.
- Enjoy Portal's and Portal 2's end credits in your browser.
- William Shatner does Bohemian Rhapsody. Good if you don't know the words.
- 10 best 2011 meme Halloween costumes.
- Kayaking/swimming with blue whales.
- Firefly "inevitable betrayal" t-shirt.
- The Shakespeare insult kit.
- Dutch postman gets caught in a cycling race and keeps up.
- Here's why you don't pass out at a party.
- Don't spill your beer.
- The 12 most convincing real-life ghost stories.
- The 8 most wildly-irresponsible vintage toys.
- Cartoon characters all grown up.
- Big cats love pizza (boxes).
- Photographer compares photographs to digital art. (He used the Unreal 3 video game engine.)
- Gates and Ballmer, Night at the Roxbury.
- The United States of Scary Things.
- The amazing race.
- Not that there are a lot to begin with, but the 20 cutest baby meerkat pictures on the entire internet.
- A twist on the Croque Madame.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Unless you live under a rock, you know that the new iPhone 4S came out last week. One of its new features is a voice-recognition system named Siri. And geeks being what they are, have asked Siri all sorts of things that perhaps the Apple developers never imagined (and some I'm sure they did). You can see the results at Shit That Siri Says.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
- New Simon's Cat video: Double Trouble.
- Vintage Soviet car ads from the 1960s/1970s.
- 25 abandoned, futuristic Yugoslavian memorials.
- US cities that spend the most on video games (infographic).
- John Carpenter's The Thing The Musical.
- Turkey attack.
- The top 10 female adventurers.
- Arrested Development Tarot cards.
- The worst part of walking your dog is dealing with the poop. Eliminate it almost instantly with the AshPoopie.
- Wolverine-style hand claws.
- Churches devoured by lava.
- The computer version of the 7 deadly sins, the 7 deadly keys.
- Truth in packaging. (Source.)
- Abe Lincoln, ghostbuster.
- A reason you don't stand at the edge of a cliff.
- The ideal geeky tattoo.
- Monsters as flappers. All the classics.
- 20 things you didn't know about fire.
- The 10 most expensive celebrity body parts.
- Rider on the storm.
- What a great decorating idea! Haunted house silhouettes.
- They're all pictures taken from inside his mouth. They're the Mouthpiece Collection.
- The most surreal insect on earth.
- The 15 best staged Splash Mountain photos.
- The best of Arrested Development fan art.
- Protect your iPhone 4/4S and carry it hands-free with this belt buckle.
- Bill Gates leaps over a chair in 1994.
- 5 odd balls.
- Sitcom children.
- Baby monkey gets a bath.
- Phoenix Wright is a character in the new Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 game.
- Extreme close-ups of animal eyes.
- The top 10 famous people who never existed.
- The 5 most annoying sections of video games.
- 5 popular safety measures that don't make you any safer.
- Songs that have been ruined by movie montages.
- What's the best way to escapt from the police in a high-speed car chase? Short answer: There isn't one.
- What cracks me up about this lady singing to her baby isn't his reaction so much as her inability to stop laughing.
- A professional display of 50 no-handed bike moves.
- Nightly cat perch.
- 5 real skills video games have secretly been teaching us.
- When little Sophie covered Nicki Minaj's Super Bass, she never guessed she'd get to meet Nicki on Ellen.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
While they may not always have the most life-like representation, lots of wax museums have Tom Hanks. People go to these museums and have their picture taken with the waxy impersonator. The internet being what it is, you get these pictures collected at Tom Hanks in a Wax Museum.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Friday, October 07, 2011
- The most popular infographics you can find around the web.
- In case you want to plan ahead for keeping cool while you sleep next summer, look into getting a bed fan.
- Public toilet survival kit.
- Great Dane "stuck" in the bathtub.
- Little brother video-bombs sister's dance video.
- Jesse LaGreca vs. Fox News at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.
- 11 Aesop's fables with really shitty morals.
- 5 things to know about Arrested Development's potential return.
- Puppet puppy plays fetch.
- AT-ATs are quite friendly.
- 21 spectacular autumn vistas.
- Letters of Note from Johnny Cash.
- How to fool your friends and make apple pie without the apples.
- A tribute to the films of Ridley Scott.
- Gardens of death and other horticultural marvels.
- Competitive eating infographic.
- Have a loved one's ashes loaded into ammunition at Holy Smoke.
- 7 geeky wedding pictures from ungeeky weddings.
- 5 people who screwed things up for everybody.
- Dog is only half asleep.
- John Kricfalusi's couch gag on The Simpsons intro.
- Creating [playable] music samples with vinyl records.
- The most disruptive companies in tech (infographic).
- Another in the ongoing series, Japanese girl explains Star Wars.
- Geeky ways to say, "I love you," are Nerdy Dirty.
- The zombie candy corn.
- 5 famous hidden song meanings (that are total B.S.).
- With all the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, here are 5 facts about the wealthiest one percent of Americans.
- 14 more wonderful words with no English equivalent.
- Relive you childhood in five minutes with the TV show medley.
- If you have visitors to your home and like practical jokes, then you need some poop soap.
- Superhero t-shirts are one thing, but superhero t-shirts with capes are awesome! Check out Batman, Superman, and Robin.
- Do you use a smoker? Physicist cracks BBQ "stall" mystery.
- If your hands get cold at the computer, maybe you need a USB warmer mouse.
- Have simulation computer games run out of new ideas? Street Cleaning Simulator.
- Best parental birthday idea I've ever seen. Sixty years of memories.
- Make your own bacon jam.
- The "art" of tagging.
- Irony according to Alanis.
- The Sony Playstation "Michael" ad is chock full of game-character goodness. How many do you recognize?
- 7 of the most bizarre educational games in videogame history.
- 16 bizarre things you can pay to smell like.
- 8 things you won't believe plants do when you're not looking.
- 11 alternate nerdy casting decistion that almost happened.
- The last words of 20 people who were executed.
One of the first versions of this type of game was the polar bear batting a fish with a penguin, and you had to try to get the fish as far as possible. In this game you fire a big spike-studded ball out of a cannon, and gain distance for each item you hit with it. You also earn money, based on how good your "run" is, to buy upgrades, which makes it even more fun to Crush Thine Enemies.
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
The story of the great American novel is as old as America itself. There are a lot of authors who start a novel and, for whatever reason, never finish. Exploring why these works were abandoned is the whole point of My Unfinished Novels.
Monday, October 03, 2011
The geek stereotype is one of a pasty-skinned guy in his mom's basement on the computer playing video games. But as more and more geeks break the mold, they're looking for something to do outside of the house. And, doing what geeks do best, they're crowdsourcing destinations for each other at Nerdy Day Trips. It's a Google maps interface, so zoom/scroll to your current location.