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!)
» The Real PS3 Grill
Just in time for the holidays(?) 🙂 You may not be able to buy the newest game console, but at least you can buy this grill… which LOOKS like the newest game console… (?!?!)
Note: horrendous interface and design.
» Celebrity Soundboards
Pick your celebrity. Call a friend. Converse using the voice of your chosen celebrity. Giggle silently to self.
Click and hold to grapple your meca to the roof so that it can swing high enough not to get killed by the spiky floor. I can get maybe 300 metres. 🙂
» WebSE (MacOS6 Emulator)
An emulation of an old MacSE (c.1990) done completely in Flash. (and German.) Crazy!
Happy Friday, and a belated Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. 🙂
Ahhhhhh yes… Friday!
» Gossip: What people were overheard saying on the London Underground
This is related to the previously-linked OverheardInNewYork.com site, but in more digestible form. Funny!
» 10 Seeeriously Cool Workplaces
Sent in by Trace. I think more offices need to think this way. 🙂 (Of course: $$$$…)
Some extremely beautiful photography. You can purchase prints and the photographer (who I assume wishes to remain anonymous) offers tutorials. Fantastic!
» War Of The Hell
“Move a “rope” over the stick people and when they climb on: fling them to “heaven”
[Note: I am not religious.]
Have a great weekend, Friday peoples!
Here we go!
» Kid Beyond
I saw this guy open for Imogen Heap this past week and I simply can’t recommend him enough. A live DVD would be well worth owning but failing that: see him live!
Apologies to Imogen Heap whose show is also extremely beautiful and highly recommended.
Sent in by Matthew S. This is somewhat similar to last week’s “PaintBall” game only muuuuch more addictive. The site goes up and down a lot because it is exceedingly popular so check back or refresh. The video section is highly recommended.
» Hairy Mail
[Self-explanatory – and EW!]
Sent in by Laura F.
» Welcome to Kushami Room
“Kushami” is “Sneeze” in Japanese. Yyyyyeah. I’m not even going to try to explain this site.
Wicked! Friday! Yesss! [punches air]
Happy November everyone. Let the snowfall beginnnn! [cry]
“Paint” lines so the red ball can bounce its way to the red square target. Some of these are very tricky.
» Godless Money
Interesting concept. [Note: I am not religious]
» Zombie Clown Haikus
Find bloggers who live in (or at least post from) your neighborhood. 🙂 Seems to largely only work for US addresses and zipcodes. Pretty fascinating idea.
Have a great weekend, Friday link-folk!
Last Friday before Hallowe’en! Welcome to your Friday links. This time they’re 100 percent reader-suggested!
» The Daily WTF
A compendium of online and software oddities. Some are hilarious, and some are hilarious only if you’re a nerd like me. 🙂
Sent in by Michael F.
A nifty google maps hack that shows you the specific location of LCBO’s and beer stores wherever you’re looking for them. It updates based on closing times as well. Some people reeeeally need their beer. 🙂 Suggested by Mark D.
Exactly what it says. You can even search for haunted houses in your (North American) area, online! Sent in by Minh P.
» M&M’s 50 Dark Movies
A Hallowe’en promotion from M&M’s promoting their Dark Chocolate(tm) snacks. You have to find all 50 scary movies alluded to in this rather complex painting. Some very clever ones in here. Sent in by Bronwen R.
Happy Hallowe’en Friday peoples!
Welcome to it! Here we go…
» Fun-Motion: Physics Games
This site features links to two of my all-time favorites: Stair Dismount and Truck Dismount. But there are dozens of others. Very addictive and some are quite complex.
Really funny non-articles from “the content-free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.” It’s a bit addictive. Check out their un-news headlines as well.
» Technology Then And Now
A pretty concise comparison of how modern technologies looked and performed when they originated, and how they do now.
» The Real Origins Of Halloween
Also see the accompanying Halloween Errors and Lies. It’s an interesting read!
[Note: I am not religious]
Have a great weekend, Fridaypeeps!