May 11th, 2007

Mid-May Fridayyyyy! [applause!]

Here we go:

» Sweet-Ass Ice Sculptures I’m Going To Make With A Chain Saw One Day

[self explanatory] [And Funny!]
From the ever-entertaining McSweeney’s

» The Book of Bunny Suicides

Funny! (No really)

» Park My Car

Great idea. Take something everyone hates, and make it into an addictive game! (They should make “Do My Laundry” as well…)
Note: watch out for animals!

» Salem Witch Trials Archive

A bit dry, possibly, but it’s certainly interesting.
[Insert obligatory Bush Administration joke here…]
Sent in by Trace

Bonus Link!

» 3M’s Sticky Bear Is VERY Pleased To See You

Oh my…
Available only in China, Taiwan and Japan
Sent in by Ana D.

Enjoy your weekend, Friday people!


May 4th, 2007

Whuhoo! The first Friday Links of May.

Heeeeere we go…

» Us Festival Archive: 1982 – 1983

Hard to believe how huge this festival event was. And it lost money. Some awesome shots of the nearly-million-person crowd that attended, and the insane 80’s bands that played them. (Scorpionnnns!)
See also the Wikipedia Entry.

» Punk77

The real era of real punk. (None of that Sum41 crap – no offence to Sum41 fans.) Particularly if you’re a fan: huuuuge amounts of background data on pretty much every punk band ever. Personal favorite: GBH.

» Random Personal Picture Finder(tm)

Another neat Google hack. Show a selection of personal photos of people you have likely never met. It changes over time and can be entertaining to return to after a while.

» Cubrius!

Sort of like a 3d version of one of my very favorite games, Lumines. Read the instructions. It starts off easy but progressively gets quite a bit more difficult.

Have a great Friday, and a spectacular weekend.


Apr. 27th, 2007

Holy crap it’s almost May!!

Happy Friday, Friday Links fans…

» The Top 15 Unintentionally Funny Comic Book Panels

“Robin– What have I done to you?” Classic!

» Handheld Games Museum

And you thought *I* was nerdy. 🙂 Some of these made some companies literally billions of dollars. Now some of them can be bought as keychains, notably this one. And yes: this guy owns pretty much everything you see here. Yikes.

» ThinkGeek Annoy-A-Tron!

Worth a read. A sick part of me wants several of these. 🙂

» Panda Bounce

Instructions are all in Japanese but essentially: Click on the panda to start it bouncing, then move the two guys on the bottom (with your mouse) to keep bouncing him off the targets above. It gets tricky because (of course) there are ninjas. Addictive and hilarious.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy the last of April.


Apr. 20th, 2007

Phew! Friday!

Here you go…

» Iggy Pop’s Concert Rider

Some insane little commentaries all the way through. p.6: Stage Plan indicates that “No substances related to the manufacture of creosote” are allowed, among many, many others. Insane.

» Lost: Easter Eggs

Yes, all the OTHER little details you (and I) are probably missing from this addictive TV show. Needless to say: spoiler alert. Sent in by Ash.

» Asteroids Revenge

Instead of being the little ship that blows up asteroids, you are the asteroid. Oddly entertaining!

» Give Me Back My Google

“Google results without the annoying affiliate links.” It’s kind of like removing all the billboards from your drive home.

Hope your weekend is spectacular! Happy Friday


Apr. 13th, 2007

Friday! [tense pause] THE 13TH!!!! [orchestra!!]

Here goes!

» Good Vs. Evil Foosball Table

Self explanatory. And “?!?!!?!”
Sent in by Ashleigh T.

» The Human Eye: Technical Specifications

In which an author compares several photographic specs to the image specs of the average human eye. A bit nerdy but pretty interesting.

» Moebius

Turn pieces on the screen to form loops, which disappear. Do so before the screen fills up. Challenging and addictive.

» Microtyp

Weird Google-maps-style hack of somebody’s massive desktop full of rare books. Odd. But interesting.

Have a fabulous weekend, Friday folks!


Apr. 6th, 2007

Your Friday Links for a loooong weekend (for most people anyway.)

Here we go!

» Miwa Koizumio: PET Project

Sent in by Courteney B. (Hi Courteney!)
This artist takes plastic water bottles and creates sculptures of underwater creatures. They’re quite beautiful.

» The Criterion Contraption

A blog which started in 1994 in which the author is reviewing every single release from the Criterion Collection. This is a pretty daunting task for any normal person. He’s “only” reviewed 67 of them so far.

» QuoteGarden

Look up pertinent quotes for any topic or holiday. Pretty good resource if you have to give a speech of any sort.

» Eggs! Of! Destruction!!

An easter-themed version of Battlefield or Worms World Party. “Fire” your chicken’s egg at your opponent, using careful angle and velocity settings. Funny! (And addictive.)

Happy Easter / Passover / chocolate egg season everyone. Have a great weekend.


Mar. 30th, 2007

Friday Friday Friiiidaayyyeeeee!

Whuhoo! Here we go…


Create your own avant-garde dripping paint canvas. It’s somewhat therapeutic. 🙂
Sent in by Laura F. (by way of William D.)

» Lumi Lena Snow Castle

In Finland! This is similar to the Quebec ice hotel. I know: it’s officially spring. But it’s still a cool looking place.

» BookScans

“Scanned Images of Vintage Paperback Books”. (Note: this is only the covers.)
At the moment they are highlighting the “classic” The Werewolf Of Paris. There are hundreds of book covers scanned in this site. Some crazy titles in there. 🙂

» Break-In 2

From Mine Games. Sure it looke gruzzy but it’s a tense little game (and the second part of this game.) Fans of Metal Gear Solid will probably be awesome at it, unlike me.

Bonus Link!

» In-flight photography by a commercial pilot

I know what you’re thinking: so who’s flying the plane?!?! 🙂 Some amazing photographs from a pro-photographer-pilot.
From the same site: The Glamour of Flight

Have a great weekend, Friday people!


Mar. 23rd, 2007

Another Friday, another Friday Links Email!

Here goes…

» Naoto Hattori: Surrealist Art

Some… rather insane artwork on here. This Tokyo / New York artist has a really distinct style. Beautiful and disturbing. (Possibly NSFW)

» Noah’s Ark Search

[Self Explanatory]

» CBC 1993 report on something called “Internet”

Unintentionally funny. This might get taken down soon (since it’s owned by the CBC.)
This has been making the rounds, so apologies if you had already seen it. Still funny!

» Men Of Mortuaries

They have a calendar (at last!) Possibly the most oddly disturbing yet hilarious thing I’ve seen in a while.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Mar. 16th, 2007

I am back! And, therefore, so are the Friday Links. Yayyyy!

Here goes!

» Lost As A Computer Text Adventure

A bit old but no less funny. And, yes, extremely nerdy.
Note: If you haven’t seen the show there are some spoilers.

» Hostile Skies!

Fly a WWI plane and shoot down “the enemy”. You also get to go up against the Red Baron (if you’re good enough.)

» The World Ice Art Championships

Ice carvers compete for artistic excellence. Some pretty amazing sculptures in this site. It’s an annual event.

» The Ancient Iran Photo Gallery

Several photographer friends sent me this one. In light of recent political events, it’s easy to forget what a hub of culture this region has been for millenia. Some really beautiful work here.

Bonus Link!

» The Rare Book Room

A place where you history / rare publication nerds can view hi-res scans of texts such as the Guttenburg Bible, among dozens of other invaluable historical publications. Pretty interesting. (To me at least.)

Happy Friday, everyone!