Links From January 2011
I noticed this challenge a few days ago and finally decided to jump on wikipedia and start it off. All told, I'm not upset by The Result, I really got lucky with the Quotation "The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money."
1 - Click this link to get a Random Wikipedia Article. The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - Click this link to get a random quotation from www.QuotationsPage.com. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Click this link to go straight to the "Interesting Photos From The Last 7 Days" section of www.flickr.com. The Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 - Use GIMP, Photoshop or similar (try SumoPaint for a free online photo editor if you don't have one and can't install programs to your computer) to put it all together.
5 - Post it with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in.
This is one you just have to check out, some of the stuff they do with these cellos is pretty damn impressive. I don't think I'll ever be quite happy with covering Smooth Criminal using something so conventional as a bass guitar now...
This is actually kind of cool, Alan Moore, that scary motherfucker himself, has written a ghost story of sorts. Check it out for yourself, it's not a long one.
While many of you would have seen the image this is based on before, you haven't seen it in colour. It was taken on black & white film, and Mygrapefruit has colourised it for our viewing... well... not pleasure.
Well, not exactly.True Facts About Bottled Water Science Doesn't Want You To Know Funny. Science. Geeky. Wrong. Religion.
Well lookie here, seems that those rascally science-types can't hide The Truth any longer!
We've all thought about it, but very few people actually re-enact Mario Kart. You can only just barely spot it in the thumbnail on this post, but he's actually managed to throw a banana nicely in the path of that rider. I'm torn, as a motorcyclist I want to give him shit, but as a geek banana obliteration is cool.
I'm tired but driven by some compulsion to post something so yaaay you get strange toys from Japan, more strange toys from Japan and, you guessed it, even more strange toys from Japan. Because that's easy, especially when I'm too lazy to worry about overlapping content.
When I first read about just about every word in The Lost Boys being Michael, I thought "Oh yeah, whatever". On review of the video however I have to say "Fucking hell what is with that?!"
Well, this is pretty much what I figured was going on. It seems somehow perverted to see it brought to life though...
What I know how to sign cannot often be used in polite conversation, but this is pretty awesome in my humble opinion. For her college level ASL exam, Anna decided to interpret "Fuck You" for your classmates.
Check out this awesome and helpful flowchart that helps you figure out what to do when you find something cool on the internet.
I'm really not sure who is the cutest here.
See, this kid has the advantage of a speaking french, and little kids speaking french sound ridiculously cute. Just listen to her "hippopotame", priceless!
However Charlotte has the advantage of being smaller, having a cheekier smile, and just plain being contrary.
Then again, Penny is even smaller, and can't handle her grapefruit.
Oh Hitler, what a crazy scamp. Of course he was an Atheist. Did you know that? Yeah all that stuff he said about believing he was doing the work of the lord was total bollocks. Don't tell him that though, he might get cross.
There's a lot of crap I go through to find what I post here, but sometimes there's a shining gem like this one and it just makes it all worthwhile.
Okay so it's not the most amazing thing you've ever seen, but it made me laugh out loud at least once.
There's a certain special something about streaking, the thrill of breaking free of the restrains society puts on us and running into freedom, running into the wild, running into... well...
There comes a time in a man's life where he has to take stock. Where he has to look at his achievements...
At the end of the day, if you can look back on your life and claim a highscore in Robot Unicorn Attack of more than 20,000 I'd be really impressed.
So in a time when many people feel it's acceptable to typ lyk dis al da tym it's rare when someone take the time to pull someone up on it. Occasionally though, it's worthwhile. Especially if they're not just spelling badly, but also acting like an asshat.
Over at thevine.com.au Paul Verhoeven has compiled a list of the worst Music Videos he could get his hands on. Some of this stuff honestly is high-octane nightmare fuel. I suffered through Okay, I didn't LISTEN to Number 8, Flea Market Montgomery, as the audio has been disabled.all of these to ensure that they really were as awful as he says, for you dear reader, and I assure you that he tells great and important truths.
Well, I'm sure there are some people who can be totally adult and not find the story of an American living in Finland trying to deal with a particularly nasty medical problem to be amusing.
I am not one of those people; his account of the surgery video is particularly amusing.
This clip from Ukraine's Got Talent is pretty damn impressive. The Sand Artist creates images in sand on a backlit surface to go along with a soundtrack, telling a story of war and desolation. It's 8 minutes long, but it does have the advantage of a ukranian hottie to go along with it.
Back in 2006 Barbara Jo of www.doitmyself.com made a cake for a Zombie party. She made it so the skin would melt off the skull as the party progressed. That's awesome.
No seriously, I don't get excited about cakes often, go check this out.
Aaaah I do love me some zomgscience.net... especially this zomgscience.net. Check out this excerpt from the awesome PR:
Our Water is sourced from only the finest taps and hoses available, and is sung to sleep every night by a choir of faries and elves, fuck it's some spoilt-ass water.
Doesn't that just make you need it?
To the right you can see a thumbnail of a few of the batmobile designs we've seen, covering 1985 through to 1989... Click through to see the full image, with reimaginings of the famous machine from 1941 through to 2010.
Personally I think this takes a lot of the awesomeness out of crazy-huge statues in Minecraft as the really impressive part is that people are building them piece by piece. However I've got to acknowledge that I kinda want to try it out.
What happens when an exploitation film director survives a plane crash and turns to jesus? Bad films happen, that's what.
From the io9.com review:
The film claims that if miniskirts, rock-and-roll, premarital sex, and other forms of secular fun are not replaced by nationwide piousness, the United States will be taken over by a Red fifth column by 1973.
So if you feel somehow that you deserve to be punished, watch a whole hour of this horse shit, it'll make you grow up big and strong! It's worth noting that the first 15 minutes are a lot harder to get through while you wait for it to get really ridiculous.
This is very much Not Safe For Work. Angst is a film about a woman who has a little person problem. Nothing so simple as a not-so-fresh-feeling down there, her lady-parts devour anyone who has the audacity to enter them.
There's not a lot I could say that hasn't already been said over at io9.com so by all means go and check it out if you feel like watching a couple of badly acted clips of men disappearing into a vagina which feels no compulsion to obey the laws of physics.
Here's something to make you feel all warm and fuzzy again after the freaky possessed kitten.
Ted Williams might not look like it, but he has what most people would call a "Radio Voice"; due to some poor life-choices he's been homeless for some time. In order to stand out while begging he made use of his voice as a gimmick. Recently someone uploaded a video of him doing his thing, it went viral, and now the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers have offered him a two-year contract announcing their games which includes a home and living expenses.
I love the internet, once again I found this via =3.
UPDATE Like The Video? Now Play The Game!
So that kitten there in the pic looks pretty cute eh? Yeah I bet you think he's all cuddle and adorable huh?
Well click through to the video my friends and see the crazy.
I found this via =3.
Someone took a bunch of old-school gadgets, such as 8-track players, 3.5" diskettes, record players, an original Gameboy etc to a group of french school children and asked them to identify what the items were. They filmed the process and came up with some pretty cute footage.
There's a kid trying to use a diskette as a camera, another who thinks an 8 track player is a bomb, but I think the kid who figures out the record player and immediately wants to scratch is my favourite.
Of course not. However if you don't account for false-positives, you could easily come to that conclusion. This article uses the above example to demonstrate that even an extremely strong correlation may not indicate any causal link at all.
First things first, when you go here don't go spoiling things by scrolling down and reading the comments on the video. Also, don't bother if you don't have some headphones. Go get some, plug them in, sit back and close your eyes. Well worth it.
Pro Tip: Got a skinhead mate who hasn't had hair long enough for a haircut in years? Get him in the chair, it's a weird flashback sort of experience, only without cute apprentice hairdressers washing your head.
I really want to see this available on Android devices soon, it literally sounds awesome.
You are lost, deep in the darkness of the land of the dead. Your eyes are useless to you here — but your ears are filled with sound. And what is it you can hear … ?
All you know is someone is in grave danger and desperately needs your help. Can you save them and make your escape or will you be trapped in the blackness forever?
You’re in Papa Sangre’s palace. His palace is in an afterlife that takes the form of a malevolent, unpredictable carnival: imagine a Mexican graveyard on the Day of the Dead — with the lights off. You’re the piñata for a host of partying monsters. They probably look a lot worse than they sound. You should count yourself lucky it’s too dark to see them.
Get out. Save the one you love. Do the right thing.
Okay so I apologise in advance for getting this particular ear-worm stuck in your head, but it's kinda awesome at the same time. The Docfuture Show has Allegedly.documented all of the black actors with speaking roles who showed up in Friends.
They also have the weirdest Dr Who intro I've ever seen.
Okay, I'll be honest, I think this is actually pretty clever. It doesn't hurt anyone, it just maybe gets them thinking. If it doesn't work? Well then you wasted the cost of the magnet.
As a motorcyclist I recall hearing a story about a bike-cop who used to (depending on just how serious the act was) throw 50-cent coins at door panels rather than pulling over a motorist. His logic was that the cost of getting the dent out served as a fine, and he didn't have to waste time on paperwork. I like this method better.
Perhaps we'd have fewer douchebag drivers on the roads if these got distributed as well...
Okay so there's a lot covered here, you may well not get through it all... Might I suggest savouring the vitriol flung in the direction of Bret Michaels' covering Sublime... I actually like Ringo Starr, but I have to agree this is kinda creepy.
If you really want to feel dirty you can watch a whole bunch of people masturbating in We Are The World 25 For Haiti... That song was poorly thought out saccharine back when Michael Jackson squeezed it out all those years ago; adding Justin Beiber, Including Barbara Streisand,
I thought she was supposed
to be able to sing all by
herself like a big girl?auto-tuning & Janet Jackson accompanying her brother in a creepy whisper is not helping.
Mind you, I guess at least it has good intentions and a few decent voices on it's side, neither of which can be said about We've Got To Stop The Mosque At Ground Zero.
Okay, so I think the Comic Sans font is just as overused as anyone else, it always makes things look like they were produced by an 8 year old. I still think this might be going a bit too far.
Okay so I have a sneaking suspicion that perhaps these games might not have ever existed to be forgotten. Which is a shame because I would've played Baby Jessica Well Rescue for sure!
It's been a while since I checked out Nicky510, but this strip alone is worth the clicky clicky.