Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Despair Pervades All"

The comic strip Peanuts often delves into existentialism. But what happens when you take away the punchline, which is in the final panel? You're left with the despair that is 3eanuts.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Michael Phelps' father embracing his newborn son.

Dictionary... Differently

Defining words can be quite scary
Precision and meaning can vary
Now learning is fun
When using this one
Online limerick dictionary

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Andy!

See the original image here.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Chess Without Turns
You know chess. It's an old, boring, thinking man's game, right? WRONG. This chess is more like a first-person shooter, where the fastest player dominates the board. Move as quickly as you can to capture your opponent's pieces in Chess Without Turns.
(Tip: Use a knight to quickly run rampant over the board. Click the pic to see me obliterating a hapless player.)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Names in Lights

Neon lights aren't the signs of the times that they used to be, but there are still a lot of them around, especially in a city with history like New York. Follow the poster around as she documents visiting each establishment at Project Neon.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

...and when you light it, flames shoot out like this!!

Stories in Reverse

If you take a movie and tell the plot in reverse, what is the story then? Find out at If You Watch It Backwards.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Aaron!

See the original image here.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

King's Guard
Bejeweled meets Dungeons and Dragons. In this game, you match tiles to heal your heroes. Larger matches unlock special abilities and warriors to help in the fight. Between rounds, you buy/sell items and equip your heroes. It's frantic tile-matching (while missing out on most of the action) to save your city walls in King's Guard.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Super Dating

There's not much else to say: it's a dating website for superheroes. Find your super man or wonder woman at SuperHarmony.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sidewalk Bollocks

At first glance, this seems to be a fringe site wtih limited appeal. Bollards? Really? But if you've been to London, you know these things are everywhere, and come in all shapes and sizes. Scrolling down the page, you're quickly mesmerized by the diversity (and the snappy photography) of Bollards of London.

Caption Contest

Caption contest
(Yeah, you have to click for a bigger version to enjoy the full experience.)

Happy Pi Day

Geeks know that March 14th is Pi Day.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

No winner this week. I guess I need a better picture.

See the original image here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Ok, this one is weird (it calls itself "experimental"). You have a 30-second timer, and you're trying to line up the targets to eliminate them. The kicker? The entire game is played in the URL field of your browser. It's URL Hunter.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Photocritical

I don't know what the qualifications are of the ladies that run this site, but man, they are brutal in their critiques. It starts right with the site name: You Are Not A Photographer.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Quotes Powered by SCIENCE

Research is conducted all the time, often on obscure or (what some people might consider) questionable areas. What many of us don't know, because we don't read them, is that some of the research findings' text can be snipped out, with unintended hilarious results. See for yourself at Out Of Context Science.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Andy!

See the original image here.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Famous Objects from Classic Movies
It's a combination of hangman (you can only miss 5 letters) and object recognition. Identify the icon and type the title's letters to solve Famous Objects from Classic Movies.

(I got 70/14)

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Putting a Face to Your Feelings

Lots of people use the internet for protesting one thing or another, but it's usually a faceless bit of text somewhere. Now you can upload a picture of yourself and create an online mob to make your opinion known at Face Protest.