It is Friday, and also the end of August. (snif!)
But turn that frown upside down: it’s Friday Links time!!
» Tom Waits: ‘A Day in Vienna,’ terrific, little-known late 70s TV documentary
A neat little article from Dangerous Minds written by Martin Schneider.
» BibViz Project – Bible Contradictions
“This website aspires to be a beautiful and interactive resource for skeptics and believers alike to explore some of the more negative aspects of holy books.”
This is a pretty huge project.
Sent in by Tara P.
» Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator
Suggested by Gav P., Kai S. and Stef G. Funny!
» Endless War 7
A challenging but very well executed top-down tank game.
» National Flags Created From the Foods Each Country Is Commonly Associated With
I think I like the Brasil flag most.
Sent in by Lisa R.
Have a wonderful Friday and an excellent (long?) weekend.
Oh man: Friday!! At last!
Tiiiiime for some linkages… es… s.
» nyc-grid.com – Before and After
An interactive “then and now” photo comparison of several New York monuments and skyscrapers.
There are many more photos on this site, but these are the photo comparisons. Really well executed.
» What would Google Maps for Toronto look like in 1858?
This is a great little zoomable map using a source map from 1858 that was lovingly scanned and stitched together in a Google Maps-like interface. Very cool.
Suggested by Matt G.
» Cinema’s Greatest Effects Shots Picked By Hollywood’s Top VFX Specialists
This is a fascinating piece. It’s surprising what the choices were for some people. You might be surprised.
“Your mouse moves the kitten catcher. Break the kittens fall and land them safely. Or not.”
Sent in by Sheena F.
» Andrew van der Merwe: Beachscriber
From Cape Town, South Africa, calligrapher Andrew van der Merwe carves intricate calligraphy into the beaches of Africa and then skillfully photographs them.
Sent along by Ashy.
Happy, happy Friday everybody.
Can you believe it’s already mid-August?
More importantly: Can you believe it’s Friday!
» My Life In 20 Years
A great little Facebook data extrapolation thing. It’s basically a front for a Sundance project entitled “Rectify”. Expertly done.
Sent in by Joanna O.
» Miguel Vallinas: Segundas Pieles
(Which translates to “second skin”.)
Artist Migues Vallinas applies fashion photography to a human / animal mashup. He’s based in Madrid. Great work.
A great little online 3d modelling suite. There are some pretty fantastic models produced here that you can explore in detail, but I think this one is my current favorite.
Sent along by Tony P. – Nice one!
A fun, adorable little flash game. Sent in by Charlotte T.
» Unfortunate & Stupid Chinese Tattoos That Make No Sense
I wonder about this every time I see it in daily life.
I think my favorite (so far) is “Free Ride On Turgid Model-Mold”. Funny!
Happy Friday, Friday fans…
Well hello August Friday! How good of you to come…
Ready? Aaaaaand go!
» Guardian: Passport photographs of celebrities – in pictures
These are great.
» 15 Over-Used Movie Poster Clichés
These are great. Also: once you see these, you can’t un-see them when you’re walking through everyday life.
» 49 Horrifying Fashion Magazine Photoshop Fails
Sent in by Elise.
» Pica Pic
“retro handheld games collection”
An online adaptation of a lot of the old “Game and Watch” handheld games from the 1990’s. Some of these are really cleverly executed.
» The 90’s Button
Have a hankering for a randomly-selected 1990’s musical gem? This will help.
Suggested by Gusto G.
Happy August Friday, Friday folks.
And of course: welcome to Friday.
» Cop Selfies
A surprisingly awkward, entertaining little tumblr.
Sent in by several subscribers.
» Sad Youtube
“Moments of melancholy, sadness and saudade from the lives of strangers, gleaned from the unfairly maligned ocean of YouTube comments.”
I can’t effectively do justice to the collection of Youtube comments selected at this site, but it is certainly touching. You’ll see.
» Do Not Touch
By which, I think, they mean “Please do touch”.
Sent along by James M.
» Pan Man
Flip pancakes and catch them. It all sounds so simple…
» Slate: Can You Name These Cities by Their Starbucks Locations?
Have a very happy Friday, and an amazing (long?) weekend.