Feb. 2nd, 2007

First Friday in February! Whuhoo!

Happy Friday people. Here you go.

» Things My Boyfriend Says

A sample:
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]

» Gateway

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!


Jan. 26th, 2007

Brrrrrr January!

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.]

» SoupToys!

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!


Jan. 19th, 2007

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.
[via BoingBoing]

» 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!


Jan. 12th, 2007

The time has come….

For your Friday Links!!

» Miniscule

Uuhhhh…. yyyyyyyyeah!

» 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

At last!

Happy Friday everyone!


Jan. 5th, 2007

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.

» TCritic

T Shirts. With reviews. For sale. Every few days.

Bonus Link!

» 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!


Dec. 29th, 2006

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.
[Note: Flash and JavaScript are required.]

» Winterbells

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!


Dec. 22nd, 2006

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.]

Bonus Link!

» 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!


Dec. 15th, 2006

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.

» Make-A-Flake

Flash based paper snowflake maker. You can save your own, or download, print, and cut from any of 13 million saved ones.

Bonus Link!

» 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.


Dec. 8th, 2006

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

[self explanatory]
It’s a bit disconnected in terms of defining sources, but it’s still funny.

Happy (cold) Friday!


Dec. 1st, 2006

Wow. Deeeeeecemberrrr!!

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

Uh….. ?!?!!?

Have a great weekend and welcome to December! (brr!)