Nov. 25th, 2005

Hello again!

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]

» 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.


Dec. 23rd, 2005

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.


Dec. 16th, 2005

Holy! Almost the end of the year! I’m including a couple of extras by popular demand! (Imagine that: popular demand!)

Happy Friday. Heeeeere we go:

» Weight Watchers Recipe Cards: 1974

Recommended by Amanda Horsford, and the cause of much hilarity yesterday. “Plenty of the dishes seemed normal enough, but as I flipped through them, some of the recipes began to alarm me.” [Related: The Company Cookbook from Sept. 30th]

» Hapland!

Extremely frustrating little game. I’ve never finished it. I’m sure there’s a way.

Note: there is also a Hapland 2.

» Fun With Frosty

One part Frosty the Snowman, One part Mr. Potatohead. [Recommended by Matthew Lima]

» Skeletal Systems

A character study of 22 present and past cartoon characters
Recommended by Mark Jordan and very cool. 🙂

» Xmas Cards from Famous People

Note: not actual Xmas cards from famous people. This is Mark Morford from the San Francisco Gate and heee issss funny. (To me at least.)
[Note: I am not religious]

Have a most excellent weekend.


Dec. 9th, 2005

I’m off for a couple days but the links cannot be stopped!

» Personal World Map

This site distorts the world map to show where you can travel based on travel time or pricing. Hard to describe but certainly worth a look. Interesting if you want to compare just how horrendous Canadian airfares really are. [Hint: try Dublin versus Ottawa.]

» Q-Unit

Mashups between 50cent and Queen

» Life Comes At You Fast

Proving, once again, that gravity is without question the funniest thing on this planet.

» Sony Doesn’t Appear To Get It

Sony is already getting raked over the coals about numerous types of digital rights management software, but now they’ve been exposed as having paid graffiti artists to draw images on buildings promoting the PSP. Nobody is impressed. Yikes.

Have a most excellent weekend.


Dec. 2nd, 2005

FRIIIIDAAAAY! [aaaay aaay ay…]

» The Real Enrique Iglesias?

[Caution: not too loud folks!]

Okay I know it’s old (it dates back to 2000) and it’s a cheap shot (it was recorded from his mic during a TV show in either Poland or Italy, but the audience only heard backing tape.) But hooooo boy is it funny. 🙂 [Apologies to those who have heard this to death.]

» World Beard Championships!

Precisely what it says. Yikes! I don’t think I’ve got what it takes to be a “champion”.

» Tillamook Cheddar!

“Tillamook Cheddar is a Jack Russell Terrier from Brooklyn, New York. She is widely regarded as the world’s preeminent canine artist…” “…Tillie is six years old.”


» Side Effects

An essay by Steve Martin for the New Yorker, 1998

Have a most excellent weekend.


Nov. 11th, 2005

Here we go!

» Jenga Sears Tower

A scale model of the Sears Tower made completely from loose (ie: not glued) Jenga blocks.
Check out the others he’s built.

» The 365 Days Project

This was done (and completed) in 2003 but there are some crazy recordings on this site.
The goal was to provide one interesting MP3 download, per day, for every day of one year.

» The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Intelligent Design debate rages on…

» RingMania

Semi-Addictive flash game. (The first step is admitting you have a problem…)

Have a most excellent weekend.


Nov. 4th, 2005


» Avoider!

In the spirit of another favorite: the Cursor Thief: Live! (From June 17th, 2005)

» San Francisco: Modelled in Jell-O

For all you Kraft folks… 🙂
They even made fake fog! (Possibly using either Cool Whip or Philadelphia Cream Cheese)

» DJ Shadow performed by highschool students

Done using real instruments, based on a recording which used no real instruments.
P.S. “Endtroducing….” is still one of my all-time favorite CD’s

» FUH2

Flipping the bird to the Hummer H2

Have a most excellent weekend.


Oct. 28th, 2005

Haaaaallowe’en Friday Linkages!

» Zombie Romp!

Addictive Halloween-style Zombie Shooter! [OF DOOOOM!!!]

» The Empire Strikes Back: The Animated Gif

The entire story of the second Star Wars film as told through the magic of an animated gif.

» Comcastic Marionettes

Courtesy of Michael Dann. Really amazing flash marionettes. Fast-loading too. [Marionettes…. OF THE DAMNED!!!!11!]

» Waxhoff!


Have a most excellent weekend.


Oct. 21st, 2005

Frrrriiiiidaaaaayyyy!! (aaay…. aaaay… aaay.)

» The only debate on Intelligent Design that is worthy of its subject

[Note: I am not religious]

» Celebrity Punchout

Ohhhh Britney Spears… It’s kinda cool how the faces react to the hits.

» Make Your Own Police Sketch

Pretty cool actually!

» Wedding Proposal Via Search Engine

Interesting. That takes some serious patience. 🙂
How he did it:

Have a most excellent weekend.


Oct. 14th, 2005

Short week = Almost forgot about Friday links! Yikes.

Kinda brief ones this week, though. Short week!

» Camera-Tossing

Step 1: Set exposure length and click shutter
Step 2: Toss!
Step 3: See [apparently] pretty cool results
It’s started quite a following apparently.

» Honest Album Titles


This still makes me laugh and it’s over a year old now. There are many. (Some may not exist since they’re hosted all over the place.)

» PaperCraft

Software and instructions for making realistic paper models of… pretty much anything!

» Flashearth

The poor man’s Google-earth. 🙂 (With none of the bandwidth hogging)

Have a most excellent weekend.