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!