Jan. 27th, 2006

Friday at last. At laaaaaast! [thunder]

» LameToy™

Another randomized generator, but with a neat interface! (Again, Japanese. 🙂 )

» Message Quests

Send your friend a message in the form of an interactive adventure. Pretty amazing design-wise. Also: a little odd. 🙂
Sent in by Karem.

» NYC 2123

It’s an online graphic novel, but it’s also downloadable for the PSP. (Neat!)

» GE’s Imagination Cubed

I’m not even sure what it was originally made for but it’s kinda fun. Collaborative doodling tool. Very smooth animation and you can replay the drawing of whatever you just drew.

» Dust Houses

Former house-cleaner Maria Adelaida Lopez, an artist from Colombia, covers doll houses in vacuum cleaner dust. I start wheezing when I see these photos.

Happy Friday! (at last)

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Jan. 20th, 2006

Here you are, Friday peoples! Enjoy!

This week’s themes are Japan, Jellyfish and uh… New Wave! (for some unknown reason.)

» Crazy Egg Song

I’d watch the volume on this. Insane! There are online episodes of some bizarre egg cartoon also.
It’s like Teletubbies only… eggs! On Acid!

» Cute Overload

Pretty much exactly what it says. Watch your sugar intake before viewing.

» Geru Geru Panic (Gel Gel Panic)

It’s Japanese, so it takes a bit of digging around. As “Panzo the Panda” you blast falling jellyfish (Geru). One part Space Invaders, One part Asteroids. Fun! Menu items read: Play, Instructions, Bonuses.

[For a good reason to get good at this game: Check this out.]

» New Wave Singles Sleeve Gallery

Crrrazy. Some real gems in there also.
…And now I feel old. 🙂

Have a great weekend!

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Jan. 13th, 2006

Here are some rewards for making it through the first weeks of 2006!

» Joss Whedon on the Future of TV

[Apologies to BoingBoing.net readers]
The man is funny!

» Guess-the-google

Exactly what it says. DAM showed me this last March, Karem sent it to me now, so here it is. 🙂

» Falling Sand Simulation

Sent in by Bronwen and others. Draw lines to direct the sand in different directions or pile it up in cascading colourful ways… Kinda neat!

» Stick Arena!

2-D Office-space-meets-Doom game. You play against other players online in real time. Addictive! [Don’t I always say that?]

Happy Fridayyyyyyyuh!!

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Jan. 6th, 2006

Wahoo! First Friday URL’s of the new year. Happy New Year everybody.

» 100 Things We Didn’t Know This Time Last Year

From the BBC. Kinda interesting!

» Top 50 Music Videos of 2005

Watch out for the bandwidth hit. That’s a lot of videos. My personal fave is the AFX (#1!) but I know it also creeps many people out. (Chris Cunningham directed.)

Recommended by Emily McLuhan and Bronwen Ryan.

» Japanese Pen Spinning!

Sent to me by Fujiko in Osaka.

Yikes. We’ve all seen people twiddle with their pens during meetings but these folks appear to be in training for the olympics… It’s a little much. Even includes credits at the end for the pens.

» Stabilized Film: Zapruder JFK Assassination

[obviously not for the squeamish.]

Also see Bigfoot 16mm film.

» Frustrating Laser / Mirror Game

Addictive!

Happy Friday!

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