» Nightmare On Orchard St.
Seeing as how I’m NYC bound (next weekend!) this is an interesting (and sad) story about a guy who rips people off by showing off his “apartment” (actually several vacant properties) and collects their “down payments.”
» Virtual Street Reality
Julian Beever: A guy who does chalk drawings on the street that seem to be actually 3D. Very talented.
Sent in by Melissa T. Another very addictive game. “Story behind it: If you can go longer than 22 seconds you are phenomenal. I was told that the US Air Force uses this for fighter pilots. They are expected to go for at least 2 minutes.”
» The Found Footage Film Festival
This is a preview, but you can join their email list. Some truly insane stuff on here.
Note: mostly video (not film)
Welcome, again, to your Friday links!
» And Design
Yes, from Japan. I am already in the market for their “Icon Watch”.
» How To Make Garfield Funny
By removing his thought balloons. Some of these are insane and nonsensical. But kinda funny!
» My Black Valentine
For those of you who didn’t like any of the gifts you got this past Valentines Day. 🙂 (Kinda dark but an interesting interface at least.)
» Where’s Willy
Sent in by Lynne S. Track the serial number of a Canadian bill in your wallet right now. You might be surprised how far (or in many cases, how un-far) a bill has traveled in its lifetime. Identical to the very popularwww.wheresgeorge.com site for US bills, and which has way more entries. Neat!
Have a great weekend!
Fri! Fri! Friday! (ay! ay!)
» Happy Valentines Day (?)
» How To Win The New Yorker Caption Contest Every Time
Funny! (and repetitive.)
» Floppy Drive Resurrected As Audiophile Turntable
This guy is insane. Massive audiophile decided to take apart a floppy drive to build a super-quiet turntable motor assembly. Nerdy: yes. Intriguing: definitely. I want to try this one day. (In my copious spare time.)
» Barnacle Press
A huge archive of vintage comic strips.
Hap! Hap! Happy friday!
» Brokeback To The Future
Sort of like the Shining trailer mashup from a few months back. Quite funny. (And well done.)
» The Least Private Home in the Netherlands
Self-explanatory (and insane.)
» Lovely Football
Yes… more Japanese insanity. But highly entertaining, and a fantastic interface.
Sent in by Emily M.
Really unique stuff. An online encyclopedia for westerners documenting Japanese folklore and monsters. Some really beautiful traditional art here. Yes, I am a Japan-nerd.
Happy Friday! (whuhoo!)
Friday at last. At laaaaaast! [thunder]
Another randomized generator, but with a neat interface! (Again, Japanese. 🙂 )
» Message Quests
Send your friend a message in the form of an interactive adventure. Pretty amazing design-wise. Also: a little odd. 🙂
Sent in by Karem.
» NYC 2123
It’s an online graphic novel, but it’s also downloadable for the PSP. (Neat!)
» GE’s Imagination Cubed
I’m not even sure what it was originally made for but it’s kinda fun. Collaborative doodling tool. Very smooth animation and you can replay the drawing of whatever you just drew.
» Dust Houses
Former house-cleaner Maria Adelaida Lopez, an artist from Colombia, covers doll houses in vacuum cleaner dust. I start wheezing when I see these photos.
Happy Friday! (at last)
Here you are, Friday peoples! Enjoy!
This week’s themes are Japan, Jellyfish and uh… New Wave! (for some unknown reason.)
» Crazy Egg Song
I’d watch the volume on this. Insane! There are online episodes of some bizarre egg cartoon also.
It’s like Teletubbies only… eggs! On Acid!
» Cute Overload
Pretty much exactly what it says. Watch your sugar intake before viewing.
» Geru Geru Panic (Gel Gel Panic)
It’s Japanese, so it takes a bit of digging around. As “Panzo the Panda” you blast falling jellyfish (Geru). One part Space Invaders, One part Asteroids. Fun! Menu items read: Play, Instructions, Bonuses.
[For a good reason to get good at this game: Check this out.]
» New Wave Singles Sleeve Gallery
Crrrazy. Some real gems in there also.
…And now I feel old. 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Here are some rewards for making it through the first weeks of 2006!
» Joss Whedon on the Future of TV
[Apologies to BoingBoing.net readers]
The man is funny!
Exactly what it says. DAM showed me this last March, Karem sent it to me now, so here it is. 🙂
» Falling Sand Simulation
Sent in by Bronwen and others. Draw lines to direct the sand in different directions or pile it up in cascading colourful ways… Kinda neat!
» Stick Arena!
2-D Office-space-meets-Doom game. You play against other players online in real time. Addictive! [Don’t I always say that?]
Wahoo! First Friday URL’s of the new year. Happy New Year everybody.
» 100 Things We Didn’t Know This Time Last Year
From the BBC. Kinda interesting!
» Top 50 Music Videos of 2005
Watch out for the bandwidth hit. That’s a lot of videos. My personal fave is the AFX (#1!) but I know it also creeps many people out. (Chris Cunningham directed.)
Recommended by Emily McLuhan and Bronwen Ryan.
» Japanese Pen Spinning!
Sent to me by Fujiko in Osaka.
Yikes. We’ve all seen people twiddle with their pens during meetings but these folks appear to be in training for the olympics… It’s a little much. Even includes credits at the end for the pens.
» Stabilized Film: Zapruder JFK Assassination
[obviously not for the squeamish.]
Also see Bigfoot 16mm film.
» Frustrating Laser / Mirror Game
The links missed a week, due to a power outage. So one bonus link (and it’s a doozie) will lead the pack.
» English as She is Spoke
This 1883 book is without question the worst phrasebook ever written….
[I laugh wayyyy out loud when I read some of these excerpts. You can actually buy this now via McSweenys.net]
» The UCSB Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
5000 edison cylinder recordings, archived by the University of California at San Barbara. These recordings date from the 1890’s to the 1920’s and have been painstakingly converted to high-quality digital recordings using specialized equipment. Completely free and searchable. Fascinating stuff if you’re a recording nerd like me.
» Cool optical illusion
Discover the weirdness that is your visual cortex…
» Werner Von Wallenrod’s Classic Novelty Rap Records!
Warning! This site has crappy embedded audio, (Hamster Dance) so turn down your headphones / speakers before clicking.
But holy crap it’s funny! Rich Little?!?!
» You Knit What??
Great travesties in knitting. Tagline: “Seriously. What the hell were you thinking?” Two words: Funn. Nee.
Have a most excellent weekend.
This might be the last Friday Links for 2005. (Though I’ll see what I can do next week, it’s unlikely.)
Thanx to everyone for joining up. Here’s to many more links in the coming weeks.
Happy Friday! Merry Xmas! Happy Hanukkah! Season’s Greetings! Etc.!
» It’s a Wonderful Internet
Fantastic flash-based popup book for xmas nerds (like me.) This is an ingenious interface.
» How To Assemble A Fake Christmas Tree…
…As taught by two house cats.
Maybe a little too sugary but at the very least it’s an example of some creative photography.
» Bill Gates Writes a Letter to Santa
Dryly funny. I liked it. And what I say goes! Yeah buddy!
» Something Awful Photoshop Phriday: That Creepy Bastard
This made me howl! Hopefully it will you too.
Seriously, this one makes up for many more links. Enjoy! [And watch out if you’re drinking anything spittable.] Really gets going on the 5th page. 🙂
Have a most excellent weekend.