Oct. 31st, 2008

Welcome to your Friday Links…

OF DOOOOOM! [thunder / orchestra!!]

Here we go…

» Insane Halloween Costumes

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As one might expect, these are Japanese. 🙂
Sent in by Ayu.

» The Shadowlands: Ghosts and Hauntings

Seeing as how today is Halloween and all, how about a few personal accounts of hauntings?
(Note: not the easiest site to read thanks to the design, but some fairly scary stories, for example this one.)

» Plaid Stallions

“Mocking the 70’s a catalog page at a time.” Indeed. Some truly insane stuff in here. Check out the 1976 Bionic Man Catalog. Yikes.

» Physics Invaders

Space invaders with physics elements added (you’ll see what I mean when you play it.) Addictive!

Bonus Link!

» The Halloween Candy Code

Who knew there was so much detail to trick or treating these days?

Have a safe and happy Hallowe’en, everyone.

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Oct. 24th, 2008

Friday!!! And only one week until Hallowe’en!

Here we go…

» THIS IS FUN TO MAKE A BLOG ON THE COMPUTER WEBSITE

Uhhhhmmm…… whut?

Sent in by Ashy (who was vastly amused)

» America’s 10 Most Confusing Traffic Signs

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(or is it???)

» Geeky Cakes

[self explanatory… and mmmmmmm!]

» Karoshi Suicide Salaryman

This game is the reverse of most games: you have to kill your player.
[“Karoshi” is japanese for “Death from overwork.”]

Whuhoo!

Happy Friday everyone.

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Oct. 17th, 2008

Hellooooo Friday Links People!

Mid October already! Yikes.

» Palin As President

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Quite funny. May not last past the election.

» Time Warp Interactive Slow-Motion Video

Watch how a cat lands on its feet, or what a water-balloon looks like exploding. You can go frame by frame. Endlessly addictive.
Sent in by Sihan S. (Who’s horribly addicted herself)

» Rate Beer

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Pretty comprehensive site focusing on craft beers and microbrews. Just in time for Summer!
Sent in by Ashy.

» The Eyeballing Game

Somewhat addictive. Perform a series of geometrical tests three times and attempt to get the lowest score. Santiago, Mexico is in the lead with a score of 1. (!!)

There you go.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Oct. 10th, 2008

Welcome to Friday! (At last.)

And where I live, it’s a long weekend! 🙂

Here we go…

» 12 Shockingly Absurd Food Inventions

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Butter, Stick type?! Yikes.

» Fold US Candidate

“Fold US Candidate lets you do the folding, debating and electing!”
Indeed. Finger puppets of the US Presidential candidates that you can cut out and make yourself. What a crazy idea.
Sent in by Miko.

» MixTube

Create playlists of any videos from YouTube. A pretty ingenious idea. (Even though the interface is a bit weird.)

» Hoshi Saga 3

“This game is to discover a star covered in a stage”
Actually more like: click on connected bricks (at least two have to be connected) to lower an image of a star.
Horribly addictive and fun.
Sent in by JenniDub.

Bonus Link!

» Wendy Carlos: The Eltro

(Or: how she got the voice of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey to sound more detached.)
Bizarre.

Enjoy!

Happy Friday everyone.

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Oct. 3rd, 2008

Welcome… to your Friday Links!

There are only 28 shopping days until Halloween.

Here we go!

» FiveThirtyEight

An electoral projection site for the impending US election. They are alleged by most pundits to have some of the most accurate numbers out there. Worth a look, especially on election day. For other election tracking, a site called trendlines has similar projections for the forthcoming Canadian andUK elections.
P.S. From the FAQ: “What is the significance of the number 538? 538 is the number of electors in the electoral college.”

» Radar Online: The Billy Letters

“What better mentor for a 10-year-old than Charles Manson? Little Billy seeks life advice, and America’s most notorious killers are happy to oblige”
Insane. Note: this is performance art, and it’s both funny and… strange.

» Sphere Panorama

A really interesting panoramic image. Try a mixture of dragging the mouse, then using the keys.

» Bowman 2

I’ve been told by many that this may be the most addictive flash game ever made. I beg to differ, feeling that either Desktop Tower Defense, or LineRider beat this. You be the judge.
Sent in by many, many subscribers.

Happy Friday! And welcome to October.

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