Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How Large is Your English?

Test Your Vocabulary
According to the sidebar on the main page, English is the language with the largest number of words, as anyone familiar with a thesaurus will tell you. Here's a site that calls upon your command of definitions (and your honesty) to provide a measurement of your English understanding and usage. Find out for yourself at Test Your Vocabulary. You even get a link to your score (like this).

Monday, August 29, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

I had that dream again last night...
only this time she was Asian, or Fillipino or something.

Redheads in the Wild

Random Ginge
Thanks to a wider internet understanding of Britishisms, we Yanks know that redheads are called "gingers". So join in the fun as this UK-based site chronicles the adventures (and locations) of each Random Ginge.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is John Haydon!

See the original image here.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Wonderputt
Here's a putt-putt game, typical in that you select direction and power, but different in the creative and amazing design and animation of the course. Get your miniature golf on with Wonderputt.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Space Sets

Space Trek
Aside from the cheesy acting and old-school sci-fi, Star Trek had some amazing sets and lighting. Here's a site that strips out the actors so that only the backdrops remain. Examine this classic show from another angle with Space Trek.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

Snoopy's Back!

Fictional Designs

Fauxgo
We've all seen them: logos for companies that don't really exist. They lend an air of credibility when watching TV or a movie. Here's a guy who lovingly recreates these made-up marks, these fake logos, at Fauxgo.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is John Haydon!

See the original image here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Castaway Island
This tower defense game is a little long in the explanation, but is a fun twist and really gets going in just the second level. Of course, you can upgrade towers, and add abilities. Can you protect the crystals in Castaway Island Tower Defense?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Last Thing You See

The Final Image
The last thing we see in a movie before it fades to black is supposed to be a period at the end of the visual story. Here's a blog that shows you just The Final Image. Some you'll recognize, some you won't. If not, right-click and select Properties to see the filename, which is the answer you need.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

My Kissing Technique, circa 9th grade.

Beauty is Skin Deep, Ugly Goes to the Vinyl

The World's Worst Records
What's to say? The title of this site says it all. The beauty is, not only do you get a nice history lesson with each entry, but a sample song or two is included for your listening displeasure. You'll be horrified, but you can't turn away, as you hear The World's Worst Records.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

There was no winner this week.

See the original image here.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Gibbets 2
This puzzle game has you shooting arrows at the hangman ropes holding up people. Try not to hit the people, and hurry because they gradually lose health by hanging. There are a finite number of levels, but it should keep you busy solving Gibbets 2.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lookalikes

We can usually tell what something is by looking at. In today's hi-tech world, part of the fun of designing products is, apparently, mimicing another item. They are being catalogued at Things That Look Like Other Things.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

God is Everywhere

Take the iconic image of God from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, photoshop him into various situations, and you get the irreverently funny Where is He Now?

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Caption Contest Winner

This week's winner is John Haydon!

See the original image here.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Activity Corner

Friday Game

Impasse
It seems easy, at first. All you need do is move your little plus-sign piece to the green checkmark. But then, of course, they start mixing it up. Solve the puzzles by bypassing the Impasse.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Spock Face

Sure, it's simple photoshopping meme, but it's still funny. Because, try as they might to do what they can, Spock is not impressed.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Caption Contest

Caption contest

"Hurry up and swing! I'm freezing my balls off!"

English Explanations

Pony is an ESL tutor who uses Skype. "A", her student, is Japanese. As an exercise, Pony sends "A" photographs, which she then writes a few sentences about, in a way that only someone with a different cultural perspective and non-masterful grasp of English could. Enjoy the results at Pony and "A" Take Over the World.