Oct. 25th, 2013

Hallowe’en Weekend becons…

Here are some Friday Links to get you prepared…

» Collegehumor: If Popular Books Had Clickbait Titles

In which “Charlotte’s Web” becomes “This Adorable Pig is Beyond Amazeballs”.

» QZ.com: The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world’s coolest hot sauce

“If David Tran were a more conventional CEO, he would be a fixture at conferences, a darling of magazine profiles, and a subject of case studies in the Harvard Business Review. Sriracha hot sauce, made by Huy Fong Foods, which Tran founded 33 years ago in Los Angeles, is one of the coolest brands in town.”
This is a pretty fun read.

» Computer Orchestra

“Computer Orchestra is a crowdsourcing platform that allows users to create and conduct their own orchestra. They can choose to upload their own music or download samples to integrate into their formation.”
A great implementation of a mostly-technological set of tools.
Sent in by several subscribers.

» Cut The Monster

A really creative puzzle game. Use lasers and other devices to cleverly cut up monsters.
Sent in by Lisa R.

Bonus Link!

» 27 Actors Who Got Their Starts on Miami Vice

Ben Stiller! Benicio Del Toro!

Have a lovely Friday, and a spooky, entertaining Hallowe’en.


Oct. 18th, 2013

Well hello Friday fans.

Let’s begin…

» Brides Throwing Cats

[self explanatory]
These are photoshopped, people. 🙂 Funny.
Suggested by Sarah P.

» Ikea or Death?

“IKEA is that friendly shop where you get cheap furniture from the inside of a giant, unending warehouse. Black metal is the kind of music that sounds like someone screaming while trapped inside a burning church. They each possess a fervent fan base. And to tell you the truth, the names of the furniture in IKEA sound a lot like the names of black metal bands.”
You pick which it is, one name at a time.
Funny! (And informative.)

» Font Walk

An amazing HTML5 visual extravaganza. Well done.
Sent along by Jo O.

» Touch The Bubbles 4

Which should be subtitled “touch only the bubbles.”
Sent in by Sarah C. who is addicted.

Bonus Link!

» Flickr: GOP Clown College

A Flickr pool of images of the US republican party with clown makeup photoshopped onto their faces.
It’s topical.

Have a happy, happy Friday.


Oct. 11th, 2013

Happy Friday, and happy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

Here we go…

» The Oatmeal: Columbus Day

This is seriously a must read, and I am aware this is making the rounds.
Columbus Day is celebrated in the US on Monday.

» Imgur: Chinese Factory Workers & the Toys They Make

[self explanatory]
You can see more of photographer Michael Wolf’s work here.
Sent along by Dhania K.

» 10 Spectacular Movable Bridges

Some of these are pretty amazing indeed. Great find, Trevor H.

» Full Screen Mario

An HTML5 version of Mario Brothers.
This probably works best on the Chrome web browser.
Suggested by Josh M.

Bonus Link!

» Radio Free Earth

“Radio Free Earth finds the #1 song according to the Billboard Charts on a random (or determined) date, measures how long ago that date was, finds a named star that distance away, and then outputs which star that #1 song is just reaching at this moment. You can also listen to that song and imagine you are on that star!”
More info here.

Have a great (long?) weekend everybody.


Oct. 4th, 2013

Well look at that: October. Just like that.

Here are some entertaining links.

» 22 Outstanding Neighbour Complaint Notes

Fantastic. (And: those poor neighbors.)
Suggested by Kathryn H.

» The Faces Of Facebook

A site that crams all 1.2 billion of the faces of facebook users into one huge image.

» Beautiful Camel Shearing at Bikaner Camel Festival

[self explanatory…. no really it is.]
Sent in by Sandra A.Z.

» Shuffle

A simple “knock-out” style ball game. Tricky.

Bonus Link!

» 7 Private Islands That Cost Less Than A Flat In London

“Well this is depressing.”
No kidding. :/

Have a great First Friday of October everybody.