Monday, January 31, 2011
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
Friday, January 28, 2011
- Musings on sci-fi starships: space and the Y axis.
- A security guard's personal pictures of the Back to the Future set.
- Foursquare 2010 infographic. Interesting statistics.
- The Web King. Somebody hasn't updated their site (or their standards, or their skills) since 1997.
- Remains of the Russian space shuttle project.
- Grand Theft Auto 4 with vehicles' friction turned off.
- If ad agencies did birthday parties, you see more videos like Pink ponies: a case study.
- This crazy music video makes crack look amazing. I'm on crack!
- Bookshelf wallpaper.
- The 7 sleepiest animals on earth.
- What is your state the worst at? The United States of Shame.
- And, for the flipside, The United States of Awesome.
- Then, The United States of Beer.
- The ultimate roll-your-own multitool: the Switch modular pocket knife.
- Flooded river rushing over the dam that's part of a bus route? No problem! Bus drives across waterfall.
- Typographic maps.
- Bob Fett spartan helmet.
- The amazing albino vampiric redwood tree.
- Out-of-this-world stellar quilts.
- Glove, Actually: an ode to cinema's greatest slaps.
- If you love movies, you love the Coen brothers. Here's the Coenfographic.
- Crazy dude films himself laying down on train tracks and waiting for train to rush over him. (Spoiler: he lives, Darwin cries.)
- Drawing on both their love of video games and movies, amateur filmmakers created these cool shorts. Fallout: Nuka Break and Beyond Black Mesa.
- The four-icon challenge.
- The kama sutra for laptops is the kamasutralap.
- The greatest putt-putt shot of all time!
- 12 examples of geek jewelry.
- Make your existing gloves touchscreen-friendly with Digits conductive glove pins.
- I don't know what's worse about this workplace safety video, the gory death and dismemberment special effects, or the singing soundtrack. Think about this.
- Advanced rules, Rock-Paper-Scissors.
- Battlestar Galactica map of the 12 colonies.
- Awesome Star Wars blueprints.
- The ultimate list of funny British place names.
- Awesome video of the eruption of Japan's Mt. Kirishima volcano.
- A chart of the best and worst ISPs for Netflix streaming. Yay, Comcast!
- Turn your iPhone into an old-fashioned corded phone with the iFusion.
- A tour of a bachelor's kitchen.
- Regular ordinary Swedish meal time. In Swenglish!
- Another infographic: summing up the internet for 2010.
- The many faces of Woody Allen.
- Six plot threads that famous movies forgot to resolve.
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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
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
Friday, January 21, 2011
- Why you should never, ever use two spaces after a period.
- In nuclear missile silos, death wears a snuggie.
- Peep show: inside the world of unsecured IP security cameras.
- Portal song "Still Alive" in Minecraft note blocks.
- Are we too obsessed with Facebook? (Scroll down for infographic.)
- Concert piano with iPad dock.
- Crayola now has 3D sidewalk chalk.
- Artistic, or too much time (and apps) on your hands? iPhone apps organized to make an iPhone font.
- History of gaming.
- Get a first-person perspective of your Hot Wheels' drive with Mattel's new Video Racers.
- Samsung phone manual includes instructions for making fake calls.
- Hipster superheroes.
- What are the differences between all those audio formats?
- Finally, whiskey in a can.
- A decade of storage.
- How big, exactly is Starbucks' new Trenta size?
- Spock says, "'Fascinating' is the word I use for the unexpected."
- Want kids to learn science?
- Superhero movies by the numbers.
- Modern Times, a short film.
- Why just paddle through the water, when you can look beneath you with a see-through canoe or kayak?
- Star Wars galaxy map.
- The evolution of Nicholas Cage's hair.
- Bryan Lewis Saunders' self-portraits on drugs.
- Rear view of a flying arrow.
- Bacon-and-eggs scarf.
- Most New Yorkers don't even know of the mystery in their midst: North Brother Island.
- Ten 80s movies that will remind you of your geek roots.
- Evaporating boiling water at -30F.
- Animaniacs intro, South-Park-style.
- A vintage 1982 stop-motion short, Encounter.
- You've never heard Dr. Suess' Fox in Socks so fast.
- I'm linking to the trailer of the new movie Rubber because it's all over the internet, but be aware of the warning that the trailer gives too much away (which is why I haven't watched it). Rubber trailer: movie about a killer tire with psychic powers.
- The story behind Oregon Trail.
- 17 things you (probably) didn't know about Seinfeld.
- Bobdul Johnson: IDEA DEFENDER!
- If you're a Star Wars fan, and looking for some new wallpaper, you'll love the amazing 3D renders at Fractalsponge. Seriously, they're awesome.
- Micro DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses.
- Discography of your favorite band.
- Soviet accident prevention posters.
- The Tiger Mom meme.
- 9 things that make you an asshole on evolution.
- How mobile devices are changing when we read.
- Email spam statistics.
- Here's what happens when you analyze and condense 22,000 horoscopes into one meta version: Horoscoped.
- Examining all the movies released in 2010 and how you can consume them in where the hits are streaming.
- Ok, it's just over 9 minutes long, but worth the download wait. Follow the time-lapse (and well-edited and -soundtracked) Russian Antarctic Expedition of the Akademik Federov.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
- Cool high-quality head-mounted DVR camera system.
- World's first magnifying glass with zoom (although it looks more like a loupe).
- Finally you can have a home heat lamp in your own kitchen!
- Head massager, with speakers!
- Popping popcorn, one kernel at a time, with two $300 Arctic Spyder blue lasers.
- First, scuba masks with built-in DVR cameras, now ski/snowboard goggles.
- The awesome low-tech eco-friendly soap flakes dispenser.
- Forget glasses, send 3D right into your eyeballs with smart contact lenses.
- iPhone comparison infographic: AT&T versus Verizon.
- Do you have books =and= and an e-reader? Do you wish you could convert your books to read on your e-devices? Ion, maker of the USB turntable, has announced the Book Saver.
- Best termination letter ever.
- Classification system for t-shirts. I'll admit to several of these categories.
- A brief history of conspicuous product placement in movies.
- The shadowy group of Amazon product commenters have now selected the Breguet Classique Complications Tourbillon Messidor Mens Rose Gold Watch, and they're hilarious.
- Christmas is over. We have new shinies, and are dumping the old junk. You can't help but feel sorry for the Homeless Droids.
- Stoners with iPhones download the Roll Your Own app.
- Nothing says "virgin for life" like a full-back Star Wars tattoo.
- Amazing paper layer art.
- Star Wars pinups (scroll down to the images).
- Confessions of a Disney employee.
- The scrollwheel.
- Hoth plus Death Star? No, Minnesota.
- Every Star Trek Voyager episode.
- Laptop bag morphs into a desk: the Openaire.
- "Global warming" versus "weather".
- Han Solo's in Firefly?
- The flooding in Australia is demonstrated by this amazing footage from Toowoomba.
- Who buys this stuff?
- The 10 most gloriously geeky concept albums of all time.
- Rice Krispyhenge.
- The top 3 things gamers should care about less.
- Attack of the killer hamster.
- Some libraries of the rich and famous.
- The 10 most essential nerd foods.
- The chase film. It's an ad, but it's brilliant.
- A short film: Three Minutes.
Posted by NuclearToast at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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
Sunday, January 09, 2011
Friday, January 07, 2011
- The coolest and wrongest spoilers of 2010.
- Sandwich holder is like a Bluetooth for your sandwich.
- Wendy's training video: chili can be served with cheese.
- Forgotten 80s Nintendo games.
- What happens on Facebook every 20 minutes.
- The Bermuda Triangle of productivity.
- "Clearing the streets" means snow, not vehicles: NYC sanitation workers destroy a Ford Expedition.
- JWT's 100 things to watch in 2011.
- The battery-powered Lumi flashlight/lantern combo.
- The smiley button spycam.
- LED roadside "flares".
- Mt. Everest from space.
- Crazy Chinese "breast stim" jiggles boobs to make 'em bigger.
- With both an LED flashlight and a million-volt charge, the ZAP Stun Cane should keep granny safe.
- Retro instructional soundtrack plus original Star Trek footage equals Anger is Illogical, the best anger management video evar.
- The man who made a home out of an abandoned men's club building. Lots of pictures.
- The top 25 oddball interview questions of 2010.
- The ice caves of Mt. Erebus.
- "Grandma maids" cafeteria.
- Ten years on, Muffin Films is back with a few new ones.
- Josh Groban's new album is titled The Best Tweets of Kanye West.
- The first iPhone-based blood pressure monitor.
- What if Bill Murray crashed your karaoke party?
- Some have been seen before, but Troll Food is hilarious to me.
- The Japanese intro to 30 Rock.
- Google Images shows us the first picture on people's new cameras by searching for "DSC00001.jpg".
- I don't know what the learning curve is, but the innovative 8pen "keyboard" for smartphones looks pretty cool.
- It's marketed as a reading light, but I think it would make a good task light too. It's the Night Owl LED reading lamp.
- The evolution of The Batmobile.
- Twilight fan gets her first tattoo: her entire back.
- 40 things that make old people happy (according to stock photos).
- Starbucks is changing their logo, again. Which leads to Starbucks: An Illustrated History.
- Michael Caine impersonating Michael Caine.
- 9 TV shows that were on far longer than you realized.
- 22 reasons to go to space.
- You've heard about the blackbirds falling from the sky... too soon?
- Bicycle typogram.
- Are movie sequels better or worse than the original? The sequel map.
- 8 terrifying animal swarms created by human stupidity.
- Fantasy fiance.
Posted by NuclearToast at 10:00 AM
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
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
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.