Dec. 26th, 2008

Happy Boxing Day / Day After Xmas!

Here we go!

» History of New Year’s Eve in Times Square

Interesting. And there’s tons more on that site as well.
Sent in by Ashy.

» Is It Funny Today?

“Find and rate your favorite webcomics.”
A great compendium of online comic strips. Great idea.

» 5 Really Weird Things About Water

[self explanatory, and kind of interesting!]

» Double Wires

An extremely addictive flash game. Left-click on spots where you want one of the “wires” to attach so your guy can swing as far as possible. A bit challenging.
Sent in by Aaron M.

Bonus Link!

» Snow Prints

Artist Aly Lewis creates very cool looking snow portraiture. The rest of his sit is worth looking at also.

Yay!

This has been a huge year for the Friday Links list. There are just over 8,000 of you now! So thank you so much for being a subscriber and spreading the word. And here’s to another year of insane, funny, addictive and entertaining Friday Links.

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Dec. 19th, 2008

Twas the last Friday before Xmas, and all through the house.
Friday Links were being clicked on, by many a mouse…

Welcome, and since it’s Xmas week next week, two bonus links! (Scorrrre!)

Here we go…

» Santa’s Flight Plan

Includes a discussion about how NORAD and other agencies can track Santa’s flight path on Christmas eve. No mention of his actual flight credentials or aircraft number though. 🙂

» The Turn: Fredo Viola

This is one of the most unique and entertaining sites I’ve come across in quite a while. Fredo Viola describes himself as a musician and performance artist. Check out the interface, and the carefully-crafted video collage performances he’s put together. Highly recommended.

» Tilted Twister

“a Lego Mindstorms robot that solves Rubik’s cube”
This is… uh… wow. This must have taken quite a while to build… and program… and test… But it works! And you can build it yourself.
Sent in by Miko.

» Bush vs. Shoe: The Game

Insane. Developed (obviously) really quickly. Let’s see how well you avoid airborne shoes.
See also: thankyouforthrowingyourshoe.com.

Bonus Link!

» The Cardboard Christmas Tree

[self explanatory]
Mail them to your friends! Kind of a cute idea. (And mostly green!)

Bonus Link!

» Cute Things Falling Asleep

[self explanatory… and “awwwwwww?”]
Sent in by Jennidub.

Happy Holidays, Friday Links Subscribers!

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Dec. 12th, 2008

Wow. Mid-December already.

But it’s FRIDAY! 🙂 3/5ths of this week’s Friday Links were brought to you by the Stoob. (Co-editor of Brainrub.com)

Here we go…

» The Antique Christmas Lights Museum

[self explanatory]
Looking at some of these setups, it’s a wonder more houses weren’t completely gutted by fires.
Sent in by Jennidub.

» Jim Denevan

His bio page says “Jim Denevan makes freehand drawings in sand”, but that does not prepare you for the scale of his work. Awesome.
Sent in by the Stoob.

» World’s Smallest Postal Service

“The World’s Smallest Postal Service is a teeny tiny letter transcription service.”
What a cool yet odd idea. 🙂
Sent in by the Stoob.

» Hunted Forever

Yet another addictive game (this time featuring laser-blasting robots) from Armor Games. Fantastic.

Bonus Link!

» Jack Cheng: Maxing Out Your Triangle

An interesting and somewhat nerdy philosophy on how to begin improving several aspects of your life. Interesting stuff.
Sent in by the Stoob.

Enjoy your weekend, Friday people. 🙂

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Dec. 5th, 2008

There are only four (4) more shopping-Fridays until Xmas. (!!)

Seriously, December seems to have arrived rather quickly.

Here we go!

» Musicovery

A fairly unique concept. Choose the mood, energy level, genre, and decade, and this site will suggest a huge variety of music for you to try out based on existing libraries at iTunes and Amazon.com. It’s a brilliant idea.
Sent in by Sihan.

» Paleo-Future: Tomorrow’s Kitchen (1943)

This is a 1943 Life Magazine article showing what a kitchen from the future would look like. See also this blog.
That entire Paleo-Future site is awesome as well.

» The Matchbox Project

“Each week, a decorated matchbox with a tiny present hidden inside is left by a girl (and sometimes willing friends) somewhere in her travels.”
Stuff like this intrigues me.
Sent in by Ashy.

» Snowball 2008

This is a game which has several previous versions spanning a few years now. This year’s version is 3d! Try to get your snowball up to the largest possible weight. Addictive! (As usual)

Bonus Link!

» Personal Soundtrack Shirt

I guess this was inevitable. 🙂 It comes with some preset audio but you can customize it. Crazy!
(Possibly) Makes a great gift!

I hope your weekend is awesome.

Happy Friday.

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P.S. I normally don’t do this but my favorite t-shirt website is shutting down on Dec. 23rd. You can still get some fairly funny duds over attorsopants.com before then.