First Friday in February! Whuhoo!
Happy Friday people. Here you go.
» Things My Boyfriend Says
e: My hands hurt from doing the dishes.
me: You’re such a delicate flower.
e: How does it feel?
me: How does what feel?
e: Being punched in the face by a delicate flower?
[Note: possibly / probably nsfw]
Guide your robot through a series of mysterious and puzzling levels. This is somewhat similar to the PSP game “PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient”. Tricky, and addictive.
Sent in by DAM
» Steve’s Weird House
Possibly the most cluttered household in the world, never mind just Seattle. Some interesting stuff in here but… it takes a while to focus. 🙂
» Disney Studio: The Ropes
A booklet given to all new employees at Disney circa 1943. Apparently women weren’t allowed to… do anything…
Have a good weekend!
Here we go!
» Plen: Desktop Hobby Robot
Caution: annoying music. But wicked video of this desktop skateboarding / rollerskating robot. The gallery is highly recommended. From Japan (where else?)
Sent in by Minh.
» The Ad Generator
Yeah. Like we actually need one of those! 🙂
This semi-art-installation “randomizes words and structures from real advertising slogans and pairs them with related images from Flickr, generating fake ads on the fly”. Interesting. (Apologies to MeFi readers.)
» Mister Quickly: Insane Amazon.com Reviewer
This guy has been mentioned before elsewhere. He’s a lunatic (must be!) from Victoria who posts very wordy and… insane reviews of obscure books available on Amazon.com. This one is a recent favorite. [Scroll down to Customer Reviews.]
Digitally recreated building blocks which realistically react to physical motion, right on your desktop. Kind of addictive. It’s a downloadable install, but you can view videos of some of the more insane setups on (of course)YouTube.
Thanks for playing along at home!
Friday Links Tiiiiime!! [bell!]
» The Writing Automaton (1722)
Photos and video (en Francais) documenting a functioning clockwork automaton from 1722 France. These were often made for French and German royalty by Swiss craftsmen. Pretty fascinating to watch.
» The George W. Bush Conspiracy Generator
Generate a random one, or create a very specific one. Odds are 1 in 29 that one is probably true (Note: not scientifically measured, that figure came from nowhere.)
» Group Hug
Yet another confessional website. Yikes.
(And no, I don’t have a fixation. No really!)
» The Very Secret Diaries
Diaries from characters of the epic trilogy. A sample:
Gandalf, Day 13: Stuck on top of tower. Great view, but constant pelting sleet not good for pointy hat. Am amusing self by spitting gum down on the Orcs.
Saruman, Day 14: All right, who’s been spitting gum down on the orcs? Honestly.
Have a great weekend, Friday Links peoples!
The time has come….
For your Friday Links!!
» Eejanaika: An Insane Japanese Rollercoaster
Certainly not for the faint of heart. Holy crap this looks amazing! Careful on that video link (it’s 5 minutes long)
» The Museum Of Bad Album Covers
We’ve all seen that short little list that gets passed around a lot, the small list featuring “Joyce” (available here). That’s got nothing on this site. Hilarious.
» “For Dummies” Generator
Happy Friday everyone!
Heyyy happy new year!
Friday links time!
» Keyboard Museum: Drum Machine Archive
Flash ports of numerous drum and rhythm machines from the late 70’s and 80’s. Pretty impressive (and, yes: nerdy.)
» The Gaping Maws
Animals Yawning. Aw? 🙂 The site is unfortunately quite slow, but some of them are funny.
» Enjoying Japanese Tale
A compendium of traditional Japanese children’s stories, lovingly translated into English. Includes some very beautiful illustrations as well.
T Shirts. With reviews. For sale. Every few days.
» Extreme Luge: Canyon
Since you’ve been good: A bonus link – Canyon luge!! To the extreeeme!!1!
Keep it between the lines. (It’s tricky!)
Have a great weekend!
It’s the last Friday of 2006! I hope everyone has a happy and safe new year.
Here we go!
» The LSSU Banished Word List
It’s an annual archive so you can actually check back every year!
I’m especially glad to see “Dawg” and “Pass the savings on to you!” on this one.
» Fimoculous: List of lists, 2006
It may sound ridiculous but this is a list of… lists. For those who want one place to see the “best” or “worst”… things… from 2006: here it is.
» Goggles: The Google Maps Flight Simulator!
This is a hugely addictive and brilliant hack, and please remember: it’s not finished (this is a beta release.) But still! Super fun.
Say “buh bye” to the year 2006 as a bunny who jumps while attempting to hit bells, so he can jump even higher. Really isn’t that just a metaphor for everyone’s past year…? 😉
Happy New Year, Friday people!
It’s the last Friday before Xmas! (And the first one of winter!) I hope all of you, your family and loved ones have an excellent holiday.
Here are the Friday Links…
» A Christmas Story in 30 seconds (and re-enacted by bunnies)
» Picktown Lights
“Home of the computer-controlled multiple house animated musical synchronized holiday light display in Pickerington, Ohio.” Indeed! This neighborood is possibly the most dedicated Xmas decorators I’ve ever heard of.
» Sober Santa
Move Santa around a snow-covered roof to collect glasses of champagne, or gifts. The more champagne you collect, the drunker he gets. Try to get a high score without falling off the roof. Trickier than it sounds.
Note: Do NOT try this at home. And of course: don’t drink and drive.
» The Real Story Of Christmas
For those with a more historically-minded way of looking at things. Some pretty interesting information on this site.
[Note: I am not religious.]
» South Florida: “Scared Of Santa” Gallery
Yes: Dozens of photos of little tykes getting freaked out by old St. Nick. Good times!
Happy Friday, everyone, and Merry Xmas!
Only 9 more shopping days til Xmas… Must be time for some holiday-themed Friday links! 🙂
So: here we go…
» Control This Man’s Xmas Lights
Yes: From wherever you are right now you can control this person’s Xmas light display, and then see the results in real time. 🙂 Insane.
» Christmas 2.0: Subverting the Holidays With Re-dubbing
5 video mashups based on perennial Xmas TV and film favorites. I usually do not post videos in the Friday links but these are funny, and besides it’s the holiday season. So there.
» Old Man Potter’s Closing Remarks To A Bedford Falls Jury
McSweeney’s makes me laff.
Flash based paper snowflake maker. You can save your own, or download, print, and cut from any of 13 million saved ones.
» The Star Wars Christmas Album
EeeeeeeYIKES! You can read all about how much this particular guy hates this album, then either listen to or download the entire thing. (You can also buy it via the recently re-issued CD on Rhino Records.)
Have a fantastic weekend everyone.
Welcome! To your Friday Links!
» Check The Cool Wax: Christmas Music
I’m willing to bet you never knew just how many insane Christmas albums have actually been recorded, mixed, and released. (e.g.: The Three Suns:“A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas!”. The three who?!?!) This is a wicked site any time of year, but holy crap the Christmas albums are insane!
See also: http://falalalala.com/.
» EXPO 67
Wow. I feel old now. 🙂 Some fairly cool (and pretty decent resolution) photographs from EXPO 67 (Montréal, Québec, Canada, 1967). The rest of that site is kinda nerdy but also interesting.
» The Antikythera Mechanism
Some of you may not be aware of the history and discovery of this fascinating device. The story behind its discovery is impressive. A UK inventor decided to attempt a re-creation of this ancient Greek machine. New discoveries may actually mean his version is out of date, but it’s cool nonetheless.
Recent news story here.
» Actual English Subtitles Used In Films Made In Hong Kong
It’s a bit disconnected in terms of defining sources, but it’s still funny.
Happy (cold) Friday!
Who knew? 🙂
Here we go, Fridaypeoples…
» If I Dig A Very Deep Hole, Where I Go To Stop?
Another neat Google Maps hack. If you dig a hole through the earth from my current apartment, you end up off the southwest coast of Australia. 🙂 Good to know!
» While You Were Sleeping
“It’s FUN and CREEPY at the same time !!!” Hey: no kidding!
» Gwonosang: Deodorant Type
Sculptures made from a series of photographs of the person being sculpted. It’s a bit odd looking but (in my opinion) very cool. He has other works on that site as well.
» Boohbah Zone
Have a great weekend and welcome to December! (brr!)