Wednesday, June 29, 2011

You Can't Make This Up

The Onion is a long-time internet staple with a tradition of satire and being totally hilarious. But real-life news can sometimes, often inadvertantly, be summarized in such a way that it seems to be an Onion story. These are the chronicles of Onion-Like Headlines in Real Life.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Melinda's first day as a drug mule did not start well.

Crappy Creatures

Animals, for the most part, are either awesome or adorable. But like people, it doesn't matter how nice you are, sometimes things can go to far. Here's a compilation of Animals Being Dicks.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Leslie!

See the original image here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Dinosaur Zookeeper
This sim game combines classic building elements with Jurassic Park, as you try to earn money while containing a bunch of prehistoric reptiles. How well can you manage as the Dinosaur Zookeeper?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Doing Science... with Pictures

In the days before the internet and CGI, technical artists painstakingly detailed knowledge visually. While some of them are pretty old, and all are interesting, the name of this site simply describes what it features: Scientific Illustration.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Dave was completely in denial about his "spare tire."

Nuclear Families and White Picket Fences

Below-ground homes are great environmentally, since they use less energy. But while they're cool, both literally and figuratively, they're expensive to build. That is, unless someone's already done the work for you. Someone like, say, the US Government. So whether you're looking for a really cool house, or just want a pre-built supervillain lair, there's not much that can beat an old 1960s ICBM missile silo complex. While you may not get one exactly where you want, you can't argue with the awesome that is 20th Century Castles (Missile Bases).

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day
To all the dads out there, regardless of alignment.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Mythbusting

If you have hours to spend reading absolutely fascinating stuff, you'll love the articles "dispelling misconceptions" and myths we all know as true. For example, "blind as a bat". Check out Misconception Junction.

Friday Game

Gateway
In this puzzle game, you have to direct your little robot around, literally, and solve puzzles to reach each level's Gateway.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Celebrity Alignment

Sure, they're all famous people, but famous people need friends too. Or acquaintances. Either way, sometimes these famous people get together. Forget what you see in the tabloids, because these are really cool photos that show awesome people hanging out together

Monday, June 13, 2011

Cliff Huxtable's Wardrobe

Here's a site that is taking its time to display the wide variety of sweaters worn by the main character and star of The Cosby Show. It's funny for anyone that remembers the 80s, and hilarious (or horrifying) for everyone else. It's all on display at The Cosby Sweater Project.

Reduced Power

The Toast Reactor is undergoing some sheduled maintenance, so no Caption Contest or Activity Corner this week.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Exploring the Sock Mystery

We've all lost them before, and have wondered at the mystery that is the disappearing sock. Perhaps they escape and live free in the world? Apparently many are downtrodden and living on the streets, as shown in this photo album of Solitary Socks.

Coworker Roundup

  • Person 1: "Is it pretty and shiny?"
    Person 2: "No, it's ugly and SQL, but it works."

  • Person 1: "I like how the British call parking lots 'car parks'."
    Person 2: "Yeah, like a VW's out there tossing a frisbee around with a Subaru."

  • "More tappy-tappy, less yappy-yappy."

  • "I'm hopped up on Tylenol."

  • "Wow, you really put the 'anal' in 'analogy'."

  • "So, it's for cradling your fragile coccyx?"

  • "Ah, technology, our slave =and= master."

  • "Dude, that's like taking Viagra just so you can be happy to see =everyone=."

  • Person 1: "Is she hot?"
    Person 2: "No, she's tepid."

  • "Hey, my duct tape solution works just fine!"

Friday Game

Attache
This puzzle game tests your packing skills, as you have to fit the various objects inside the Attache.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Curbside Melancholy

It's a photo catalog of things found, discarded for whatever reason, now there for the world. Each picture has a sad story to tell, if only we could know what it is. See the Sad Stuff on the Street.

Monday, June 06, 2011

I'm Not Posting This, But...

One of the best definitions of the word "but" I've ever heard was, "forget everything I just said." Combine that with the unending stream of Facebook posts, and you get I'm Not Racist, But...

Reduced Power

The Toast Reactor is undergoing some sheduled maintenance, so no Caption Contest or Activity Corner this week.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is Leslie!

See the original image here.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Siege Hero
Your mission is to collapse the structures. You have three shots. Just aim (on the structures) where you want to hit with your shot, and let 'er fly. It's more Siege Hero fun with the Sieger Level Pack.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Area Man Believes News Link on Facebook

The Onion is a major purveyor of satire. But, sadly, it's often lost on the impressionable masses that populate the internet (mostly on Facebook). Here's a site that catalogs those who missed out on their satire gene and take everything at face value, no matter how preposterous. It's Literally Unbelievable.