Mar. 17th, 2006



Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Ta-lura-lura-luuuuu! [hic!]

» Don’t Shoot the Puppy!

It is not at all obvious how you play this, but trust me: you can make it to 15 levels on this game. “Hint: It’s the exact opposite of what you do in all other games.”

» Hanzi Smatter

“Dedicated to the misuse of Chinese characters in western culture.”
Lists several (mostly tattooed) misuses of Chinese and Japanese characters. Brilliant! Make sure that “Warrior” on your bicep doesn’t actually mean “Donut Hole”.

» The Torn-Up Credit Card Application

“You should probably buy a shredder today.” Indeed!
[Note: This took place in the US, using a US bank.]

» World Class Juggling: Chris Bliss

[Apologies to Metafilter readers]
Yikes. This one has been making the rounds. It’s a little… cheeseball maybe. The guy is definitely good. It’s hard to take the term “World Class” seriously but it’s pretty mesmerizing to watch Mr. Bliss in action. Note: The audio is worth it on this one.

Happy Friday! 🙂


Mar. 10th, 2006

Yes, I was gone last week (on vacation in faaaabulous NYC.) However! The Friday Links are back in full effect!

Here we go:

» Marimba Ponies!

[A video, just an fyi]
This is unbelievably entertaining! It’s rare that I link to a video file but this was awesome.

» Soho Tour

Since I went to NYC for the weekend, I found this which pretty much exactly maps the places I ended up seeing. Great Google Maps hack. Note: You can view several other neighborhoods. It’s mostly the interface I was geeking out about.

» Celebrity Yawning!

Hey: if they can have celebrity ballroom dancing…
[in Norwegian]

» Chinese Watermelon Art

[Self explanatory and…. ?!?!]

Hope your weekend is fabulous!


Feb. 24th, 2006



» 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.

» Escapa!

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)

Happy Friday!


Feb. 17th, 2006

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 site for US bills, and which has way more entries. Neat!

Have a great weekend!


Feb. 10th, 2006

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!


Feb. 3rd, 2006


» 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.

» Obakemono!

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!)


Jan. 27th, 2006

Friday at last. At laaaaaast! [thunder]

» LameToy™

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)


Jan. 20th, 2006

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!