Thursday, April 30, 2009

What do you mean, 'Say it, don't spray it'? Why can't I do both?

Take any human activity. You want to know who reigns supreme in their chosen domain? You have a little competition. Male models get on the runway and have a little walk-off. Dancers have dance-offs. Bakers conduct bake-offs. Beatboxers get together and bea... Um, well I'm sure they have their own contest as well.

Which of these will take home the title of Best Beatboxer?

And for comparison's sake (or maybe to boost your self-esteem just a skosh), ladies and gentlemen, I give you The World's Worst Beatboxer!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Even Abe Vigoda subscribes, just to make sure

Have a hankering to be notified when Hank Williams, Jr. buys the farm? Itching to learn the moment reggae legend Lee "Scratch" Perry goes to the great ganja farm in the sky? Then you need to subscribe to Celebrity Death Beeper.

Celebrity Death Beeper checks constantly for celebrity deaths, and if you sign up, they will shoot you an email the instant Buckethead kicks... well, you know.

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Pick up the pieces

You may not be into German metal or have ever heard of the band Tokio Hotel, but they're huge in their home country. They asked their fans to submit photos, which they then compiled into two really large mosaics. Click to embiggenify.

A clever way to use Flickr to make a mosaic of sorts.

Artist Saimir Strati of Albania is one of the world's best mosaic artists. He has created works in such unusual materials as eggshells, sea glaa, compact dics, and beans. Here are three examples of some of his more famous works done in toothpicks, nails and corks.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Finally, something to make those Jehovah's Witnesses leave your porch

Man completes his project to paint his face 365 days in a row. Do you think he noticed that friends stopped dropping by after about, ohhhh I don't know... Day 3?

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rock on, you hairy diamond

China's hairiest man has a new career planned as a rock star.

David over at Ironic Sans dreamed up this brilliant concept: T-shirts for hairy-chested men. I confess I would be a loyal customer, and if he ever got around to designing a similar concept for the back of the shirt, I would qualify there as well.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Plan B: A Wendy's Double Baconator with bacon and extra bacon

A Wolf Loves Pork uses stop-motion and photos to create a visual stunner. Someone sunk a lot of time, effort, photo printer ink and Scotch tape (hey, those pics aren't sticking on the wall through sheer force of will) into this project. (via Popped Culture)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The words are familiar, but...

Microsoft's Songsmith is a musical accompaniment application that immediately generates a musical accompaniment after a voice is recorded. The user can adjust tempo, genre (such as pop, R&B, hip-hop, rock, jazz, or reggae), and overall mood (e.g. to make it joyful, sad, jazzy, etc.).

A perhaps unintended result is that you can take existing recordings of, say, Billy Idol belting out "White Wedding", only now he's backed by a hoedown banjo jamboree. Or turning Queen's "We Will Rock You" into a peppy salsa tune. The juxtaposition usually makes for an amusing listen.

Rick Astley - "Never Gonna Give You Up" (Metal Version)

Billy Idol - "White Wedding" (Hillbilly Hoedown Version)

Motorhead - "Ace of Spades" (Seventies Soft Rock Version)

Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Heavy Version)

Oasis - "Wonderwall" (Techno Version)

The Police - "Roxanne" (Latin Hustle Version)

The Cars - "Just What I Needed" (Power Ballad Version)

The Clash - "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (Wedding Polka Version)

Queen - "We Will Rock You" (Zesty Salsa Version)

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Who Does "The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines"?

Other than the dry cleaner's wife, that is. Bah-dum-bing! Thank you! I'm here all week!

Take the Weird Rock Song Titles Quiz, on which I scored 7 out of 14 somehow, despite guessing on about 12 of them.

The 9 Most Unnecessary Greatest Hits Albums of All Time

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

When Trees Attack!

A 5 cm. fir tree found growing in patient’s lung

Somewhat disturbing faces you can buy for the trees in your yard. Say hello to Whistlin' Pete and Shademaster! (via Stolloween)

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Sleepwalk With Mike

My brother-in-law and I went to The Moth Storyslam in Brooklyn last week, which was very fun. A frequent storyteller there is comedian Mike Birbiglia. Listen to his hilarious telling of his sleepwalking problem. True story.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Don't Panic!

You finally got that time machine working! Yay!

Now you're stuck in the distant past with no technology! Boo!

Chrononauts, hang this poster in your time machine and all will be well. (via Metafilter)

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Curious Incident of the Face on the Butt

From Steve over at The Sneeze, who also brought you such classics as "Jokes From the Booster Seat", the world's funniest jokes written by a four-year-old, comes this little mystery about body graffiti of unknown origins...

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009


My hopes of seeing this video would be the only reason I'd still watch MTV. I mean, if MTV still played videos. And if the "M" stood for "Mirror". (via Fazed)

PS. It really gets good at the 2:00 mark.

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We're gonna need a bigger can of Raid

Just stupid enough to make me laugh: the hover-horse. (via Blame It On The Voices)

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