Wicked! Friday! Excellent! This is gonna RULE!
It’s Canada Day this weekend (July 1st). That’s Canada’s version of Independence Day. It’s a hoot, “eh?” 😉
So to begin: some links about what others have learned about Canada:
» An American Tourist
» A Malaysian Immigrant (formerly a doctor)
» The Zen Limey
» A Grade 7 Geography Class (unknown US location) from 2004
And now two more links for the rest of you Friday folks:
» Michael Jackson: NES Famicom!
Hosted in Japan, a bit slow to download but somewhat worth it. Michael Jackson appears in a wide variety of old Nintendo games. Kinda… odd. Must have taken a while to do. Awesome music (?)
» Princeton University: Art Of Science, 2006
Rather beautiful imagery of scientific phenomena. Also see the 2005 gallery.
Happy Canada Day / Independence Day Weekend!
Let’s dive in shall we?
» Cow Abductions
Sent in by Karem. Hilarious.
» Toynbee Tiles
Kinda hard to explain (and forgive the lack of layout.) A series of tiles have begun showing up on pavements in Philadelphia. “TOYNBEE IDEA IN KUbricK’s 2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPiTER”. Definitely an interesting read. [See also: DamnInteresting.com]
» Talking Head Tables
“Our Talking Head Tables are absolutely hilarious.” Ohhh I just bet they are. [Please note: David Byrne does not make an appearance.] Yikes!
» Pimp My Doll!
Crrrrazy Italian site about… uh… dolls! Some cool U.N.K.L.E.-style designs going on.
» Connie Chung’s Farewell Insanity
Insane bonus link for those of you who did not see it:
Yyyyyyyeah. Well… thanx for THAT, Ms. Chung. Oy…
Happy First Friday of Summer!
» Something Awful: Misspelled Movies (part 2):
I heart Something Awful! They make my day.
» Top 10 Strangest / Coolest Mini Devices
I won’t spoil #1 for you but it’s impressive.
» Fake Or Foto?
You might be surprised…
[Sent in by Bonnie D. Thanx Bonnie!]
[Sent in by Frank in Toronto.]
Ordinary gamer folks create short films using footage they “act” within videogames.
Red vs. Blue is a very popular subset of this, creating how-to videos (among other things) using characters in Halo. It’s funnier than it sounds.
Haaaaaaaaappy Friiiiiiidayyyyyyyyyy! [echo]
Hello at last Friday-folks!
» Mike’s World Wide Web of Barf Bags
» Scary Duck’s House of Lies
Example: “One out of every 1,000,000 Cadbury’s Creme Egg contains a real chick. Get a real bird, win a Mini Metro!”
» The William Shatner Acting Simulator
Surprised I didn’t think of that sooner…
Have a great weekend!
Friday Friday Friday! Not Monday! Friday!
» David Bowie [among others] Is Very Disappointed In You
[Self-explanatory. And briefly funny]
Sent in by Courteney in BC. (Hi Courteney!)
Insane! Have a monkey recite your message for you. Great use of technology for ridiculous means.
» Tick Tock Toys
Features a rather interesting blog, and a huge archive of kid-related foods. Old cereal packaging, cereal boxes, fast food packaging, you name it. Exhaustive. Insane.
» MetaMath Music
“Mathematical Proofs Set to Music”. This is what happens when a math wiz attempts to turn mathematical formulae into music. Some of it is actually quite good! Reminds me a bit of Steve Reich.
Happy Friday Friday Friday!
Myyyyy bologne has a first name / it’s F-R-I-D-A-Y… [whistle!]
Here we go:
» Postcards I’ve Made
Someone named “Jon” from San Francisco is a pretty odd little artist. He made these odd little postcards, which made me laugh.
» Gibby’s Gameroom
A collection of videogames spanning “20+ years.” I own a lot of games… butyikes!
[Caution: poor design.]
» Oreo Sculptures
For those of you who work on the Kraft website, you may want to show them these. They would then be called “recipes”. 🙂
» Pierced Eyeglasses
Sent in by Ana from San Diego. Kinda eewww and kinda kewl. The site appears to still be under construction, but the idea is definitely real.
Have a great weekend, Friday-listers!
Friday! And in my country it’s also a long weekend. Woo!
» Dead People Server
Kind of an odd idea but I could see the need for it. 🙂
» 10 Things I Hate About Commandments
Hysterically funny (to me at least) trailer mashup. If you liked the one for the Shining (“Shining”), you’ll probably like this one.
» Blogging The Bible
Hey speaking of the Bible…
Slate’s David Plotz reads the Bible for the first time as an adult. “You’d think God would know exactly what He’s doing, but He doesn’t. He’s a tinkerer. ” Hilarious.
[Note: I am not religious]
» Micro Traffic Simulator
Weird but fascinating. Requires Java.
Haaaaaaappy Friday Tooo Yoooou!
Holy crap is it ever Friday in here…
» Fantastic Paperwork
From Korea. And you think YOU have a lot of free time… 🙂 These are really beautifully done, and often quite humerous. And I’m not telling you what they are.
» Gum Blondes
Portraits of celebrities made from chewed gum. (Though you would never know it.)
» Vintage Trailers
Exactly what it says. Check out the styling on the 1930’s and 40’s models. Kinda neat.
Given the sheer numbers of people I know who have recently had babies: here’s a site that lets you see images through their “eyes.” It features a utility where you can upload a photo, choose a baby age, and it processes the image. Kinda neat!
Whuhoo! Friday! Woo!
Have a good weekend folkses.
Woo! [punches air!]
Enter a word, and this app begins loading random audio and imagery which it thinks matches the word. Try “sing” for a weird / funny example. It uses Google for the results.
CAUTION: Possibly not safe for work (NSFW) due to the random nature of what it pulls in.
» The Music Animation Machine
Some craaaazy stuff on here. It’s essentially several styles of “visualizing” music / melody / rhythm. Some of the pieces sound hilarious (check out the “Frog Round” in the Watch and Listen section.)
» Mariano Sardon: Books Of Sand
Very cool. Hard to explain. Worth a look.
» Dollar Times: Inflation Calculator
Calculate what your salary was worth in previous years / decades / centuries.
This week brings a mostly artsy Friday Links list. Slightly earlier than usual as I am headed off for the weekend. (Yay!)
» Branislav Kropilak: Garages
This one is making the rounds. But rightly so. Some quite beautiful photographs of garages. His sense of composition is pretty awesome.
Some of you creative types have likely already seen his work (especially those of you lucky enough to live in the UK.) His work is stellar. He elevates graffitti to a real artform.
» Kazuhiko Kobayashi: Gate Vision
Winner of the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival. Kaleidescopic video of vehicular motion. Difficult to describe and quite beautiful.
» Paper Forest Blog
Check out new origami / glued paper model layouts every day so you can “build” your own forest.
Have a faaaaabulous weekend!