Monday, January 31, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Groucho Marx - post zombie apocalypse.

Reaganism

In this day of divisive politics, it's nice to know that there was a time, and in fact a MAN, who brought everyone together and accomplished everything. If he were still around, there's nothing he couldn't solve. And he'd be pretty amazing. At least, that's the story at Reagan to the Rescue!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Seayjay!

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Sleep Walk
This game falls into the "dumb but cute" category. Each screen or level is a puzzle to solve, which aren't too hard, but the penguin's slappy-feet noise as he waddles cracks me up. Help the sleeping penguin get back to bed in Sleep Walk.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Geeky Proverbs

Give geeks access to the power of Google, and there's no telling what they come up with. In this case, using the Ngrams Viewer function of Google Books, blogger mofaha puts famous proverbs through the science machine and gives us graphs to plot the data points. You can't argue with science! Ngram proverbs = nverbs.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Lasercore's first Spark was neither violent and territorial nor peaceful and benevolent. Unfortunately, it was left alone to rot and rust in the Zone Energy.

LOLvertising

So you've seen Mad Men and think you know a thing or two about advertising. But it's nothing like today's ad industry, and the people that =do= work in it could tell you a thing or two about their jobs what they produce. This site is hilarious, not only for the lol-style captioning, but how you can understand the frustation these ad-men and ad-women face on a daily basis. It's all at Things Real People Don't Say About Advertising.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Jeremy!

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Tealyy and Orangey
It's a simple platformer game. What makes it difficult is that you have to control two players at the same time. Compounding the difficulty, not all levels are identical for both players. How far can you sanely go in Tealy and Orangey?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Retro Geek, Revisited

Being a geek is easier these days, thanks to high-tech overrunning modern life. But it wasn't so easy back in the 70s, as this site shows. The author is publishing his personal journal from 1976, on the day of each entry, along with notes and updates to provide context and background flavor. Peer into the past and ride along with the teenage action at A Geek's Journal 1976.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Former Monkees guitarist Michael Nesmith has been spending
WAAAAAAY too much time in tanning booths.

Museum of Modern Lawn Ornaments

The game is easy. Find, um, interesting displays of lawn ornaments and other beautification projects, send them to the site, and see how they score points. It's all part of the Yard Art Game.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

There was no winner this week. We'll try again with a new one.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Loops of Zen
This is a puzzle game. Straight-out simple, although as the levels progress, you might be pulling your hair out. Channel your inner calmness to solve the Loops of Zen.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What in Dog's Name...?

I don't know what the hell's going on here, but that doesn't stop it from being (weirdly) funny. Almost every picture has a critter, typically a dog, in it. There are some regulars, such as WiFi Dog and Kooly the Bear. See the photoshopped craziness at True American Dog.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Drunk Intartubing

Many people surf the intartubes when they've had too much to drink, but what if the web sites themselves were drunk? That's the whole idea behind the Alcowebizer. Enter in a URL, adjust how many drinks the site has had, and then see the results.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Jeremy!

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Friday, January 07, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Fly Like A Bird
There really aren't words to describe "the original and best bird-flying MMO", but I'll try. You're a pigeon, you fly around the city by flapping your wings, and you eat food (chips) so you can poop on things for extra points. I'm also here to tell you that it sounds stupid, but the beauty is the execution of it. And like many MMOs, it can be addicting. Try it out in single player mode, then join others at Fly Like A Bird.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Retro Fashion

And by "retro fashion", I don't mean current stuff today that takes inspiration from the olden days. Oh no, this here site contains actual photographs of fashions from the 60s and 70s, divided into categories. Even "hair". Oh, the hair. Have fun checking them out at Sixties Seventies

Monday, January 03, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Billy Idol's son Blake frequents Woody's Tavern
in the heart of Philadelphia's Rainbow District.

Wandering Groceries

We've all seen it in the grocery store: an item that someone, for whatever reason, has dumped on a shelf far from where it originated. Who are these people? Why do they change their minds? And how do they select the now-unwanted item's drop-off point? This site doesn't try to answer those questions, it merely documents the acts. Check out Someone Else Will Put It Back.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Aaron!

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