» Nightmare On Orchard St.
Seeing as how I’m NYC bound (next weekend!) this is an interesting (and sad) story about a guy who rips people off by showing off his “apartment” (actually several vacant properties) and collects their “down payments.”
» Virtual Street Reality
Julian Beever: A guy who does chalk drawings on the street that seem to be actually 3D. Very talented.
Sent in by Melissa T. Another very addictive game. “Story behind it: If you can go longer than 22 seconds you are phenomenal. I was told that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes.”
» The Found Footage Film Festival
This is a preview, but you can join their email list. Some truly insane stuff on here.
Note: mostly video (not film)
Welcome, again, to your Friday links!
» And Design
Yes, from Japan. I am already in the market for their “Icon Watch”.
» How To Make Garfield Funny
By removing his thought balloons. Some of these are insane and nonsensical. But kinda funny!
» My Black Valentine
For those of you who didn’t like any of the gifts you got this past Valentines Day. 🙂 (Kinda dark but an interesting interface at least.)
» Where’s Willy
Sent in by Lynne S. Track the serial number of a Canadian bill in your wallet right now. You might be surprised how far (or in many cases, how un-far) a bill has traveled in its lifetime. Identical to the very popularwww.wheresgeorge.com site for US bills, and which has way more entries. Neat!
Have a great weekend!
Fri! Fri! Friday! (ay! ay!)
» Happy Valentines Day (?)
» How To Win The New Yorker Caption Contest Every Time
Funny! (and repetitive.)
» Floppy Drive Resurrected As Audiophile Turntable
This guy is insane. Massive audiophile decided to take apart a floppy drive to build a super-quiet turntable motor assembly. Nerdy: yes. Intriguing: definitely. I want to try this one day. (In my copious spare time.)
» Barnacle Press
A huge archive of vintage comic strips.
Hap! Hap! Happy friday!
» Brokeback To The Future
Sort of like the Shining trailer mashup from a few months back. Quite funny. (And well done.)
» The Least Private Home in the Netherlands
Self-explanatory (and insane.)
» Lovely Football
Yes… more Japanese insanity. But highly entertaining, and a fantastic interface.
Sent in by Emily M.
Really unique stuff. An online encyclopedia for westerners documenting Japanese folklore and monsters. Some really beautiful traditional art here. Yes, I am a Japan-nerd.
Happy Friday! (whuhoo!)