Friday, July 30, 2004

I feel the need to read for speed

How fast do you read? Take the test and find out!
(via Mookie)

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

4 out of 5 dentists preferred his artwork

Jason Kronenwald makes his each of his Gum Blondes portraits out of nothing but chewed bubblegum applied to a plywood backing, and no paint or dye is used.

From the Bio:
Kronenwald has a dedicated team of chewers and prefers the textured of Trident. However, he does not chew gum himself, unless he must.

Hey Jason! I have an idea for your next series of portraits!
(via memepool)

It's incredible! It's evil!

It's The Incredibly Evil Machine!
(via In4mador)

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Picasso? Big deal! I can count, too!

I remember really loving to do paint-by-numbers as a kid. Now you can do it online; you just won't have that acrylic paint smell, which I recall enjoying even though I was probably in actuality frying out brain cells. Ranging from the very simple to the incredibly detailed, with the complex ones using 30 or more colors to color over 750 "pieces".
(via thirdredeye)

Shamelessly hijacked

A couple of links blatantly ripped off from J-Walk Blog:

I. Wordcount displays the frequency which we use individual words in the English language in an ingenious way.

b) The ultimate pimped-out browser. Man, those toolbars sure are useful!

Friday, July 23, 2004

Sucking In The Seventies/ Living In The Eighties

Music quizzes for Old Farts (lyrics from songs of the 70's) and Young Punks (songs from the 80's). I have so far only attempted the 80's one, and managed to get approximately half of the 222 questions correct. How'd you do?

Another 80's lyrics quiz, more of the fill-in-the-blank variety here.

From Abluto- to Zoo-

A pretty comprehensive list of phobias. Some of my favorites include:

Levophobia- Fear of things to the left side of the body
Tremophobia- Fear of trembling
Zemmiphobia- Fear of the great mole rat
Phobophobia- Fear of phobias
and in a cruel irony, Sesquipedalophobia (an 18-letter long word)- Fear of long words

Those with Coulrophobia (fear of clowns) may want to click on the link to buy one of these T-Shirts.

PS. From the headline... Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing and Zoophobia- Fear of animals

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Would you mind answering that?

From the "And-You-Thought-Crossing-Your-Fingers-Was-A-Stupid-Superstition Department"

A rumor has been circulating through Nigeria that if a person answers a mobile phone call from certain "killer numbers", they will immediately die.

From the same article:
The BBC's reporter in Lagos, Sola Odunfa, says that the current scare story is reminiscent of a rumour that spread a few years ago that a handshake could cause sexual organs to disappear.

That rumour turned to tragedy as mobs rounded on people accused of making organs disappear.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

...Make that 1,002 uses...

You might have seen a story in Wired about cosmologist Steven Hawking formally conceding a bet he had made with a colleague having to do with black holes. Hawking believed that all matter drawn into a black hole was permanently destroyed while American physicist John Preskill disagreed.

Now we can see this concept in action with Doom Funnel Chasers. The object is to fling a ball of duct tape into the black hole to plug it up. Some pretty cool physics going on here in the later levels where you have orbiting planets, and can use their gravitational pull to slingshot all over the screen.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

And to think of all those years I wasted practicing my oboe face...

Guitar XPress is holding a competition to see who has the best "Guitar Face". You know, the "I just got kicked in the cards" look that rock guitarists make when they're trying to nail that high note or power chord. Winner takes home a Les Paul "Black Beauty" to practice those faces in style.

I searched Google and came up with some people who may be giving you a run for your guitar-face-makin' money:

(thanks Tim!)

Saturday, July 17, 2004

One-Hit Wonders II: Electric Boogaloo!

What do you do if you're a band with only one successful song? Why, you do it again, that's what! Possible Follow-up Songs For One-Hit Wonders, including:
  • Bust An Additional Move
  • Seriously, Eileen, Come On
  • We Never Took It and Persist In Our Refusal to Take It
  • and many more!!
Order today!

Sunday, July 11, 2004

How lo- can you go?

Here's one to make you dig around in your pantry looking at the labels: the Retail Alphabet Game. You'll be shown one letter of a logo, and it's up to you to identify the company or product. Those guys down in Marketing might want to work a little harder. I only got 11 out of a possible 26 (C, G, H, J, S, T, U, V, X, Y and Z). How'd you do?
(via The Presurfer)

Saturday, July 10, 2004

"2.3 million yards for par? I'd recommend about a 3-iron..."

Finally, a post-Caddyshack gig for Carl Spackler! You know, it's been really tough going ever since blowing up Bushwood Country Club with that gopher unpleasantness.

God knows why, but there's a guy who is attempting to golf his way across Mongolia. And no, I don't mean across Mongolia's golf courses (if there even are any). I mean across... Mongolia. The good news: he hopes to be under the 11,880 par. The bad news: it takes three sherpas just to carry the scorecard.
(via Diversionz)

It's deja vu all over again

A gallery of album covers that imitate (or just plain rip-off) other album covers.
(via Scrubbles)

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Superman has nothing to be worried about

Scott Shaw tracks comic weirdness in his column for Comic Book Resources called Oddball Comics (archives). How weird are we talking about? How 'bout:

Reagan's Raiders!
see Jughead pass out sniffing glue!
and my personal fave, a comic to promote Maine sardines to children (talk about a tough sell) -- Ricky And Debbie In Sardineland!

More unusual and sometimes not-so-PC covers at Joe Bates site.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Vacation practice

Try and back your trailer into the spot. A skill I never never could master in real-life. Now I can say I can't do it virtually either.
(via The Presurfer)