Archive for August, 2008

Friday Funday CCXIV

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet. Funday links will open in a new window.

Time Lapse Video of Slime Mold and Mushrooms [del.icio.us]

Time lapse is almost always cool, and this video of strange fungi makes it doubly awesome.

Dr. StrangeCamera or… “How I learned to love the media” [del.icio.us]

There are so many reasons why I envy Ira Glass, but paramount of those is his incredible ability tell an amazing story. Also, the music selected for This American Life is always absolutely perfect.

Truth in Advertising [del.icio.us]

What if everyone involved in advertising said what they were actually thinking? This video is dead-on.

Corky and the Juice Pigs: Pandas [del.icio.us]

This band was hilarious. It’s sad that they aren’t around anymore. -(

Lazy Cat [del.icio.us]

Watch this with sound.

Friday Funday CCXIII

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet. Funday links will open in a new window.

Red links are not safe for work.

Top Ten Web Typography Sins [del.icio.us]

I’ll admit, this isn’t exactly “fun” information. But I people should know about these things, so I’m including it here.

He’s Gonna Do The Hill [del.icio.us]

At least, that’s his plan. Too bad for him the plan doesn’t quite work out.

Roof Sex [del.icio.us]

A video about gettin’ it on up on the roof. Well, sort of.

Red Bull Helicopter Does Back Flips [del.icio.us]

And barrel rolls, too. This is, quite simply, amazing.

Patio Table-ageddon [del.icio.us]

I… I don’t even know what to say about this.

Kitten Eating A Sasquatch Eating A Kitten [del.icio.us]

O.K., O.K., that first link was crap. Here’s a bonus link to make up for it. I have no idea why this picture was created, but it made me laugh out loud. I found in while doing a Google Image search for the word, “eating.”

Walking Out

As a film major, I tend to watch movies through to the end, no matter how bad they are. There’s almost always some lesson to be learned, even if it’s how not to make movies.

In fact, as well as I can remember, I have only ever intentionally stopped watching one movie (I say intentionally stopped, because when I was 7, we had to leave the theatre in the middle of Big Top Pee-wee because I had a stomach ache. And when you’re channel surfing or killing time, you usually don’t start watching a movie with the intention of making it all the way through. At least, I don’t). That movie was Tideland. I like Terry Gilliam’s movies, but after 30 minutes, I didn’t give a shit about any of the characters, was bored out of my mind, and really wanted to spend the next 90 minutes of my life doing anything else.

Well, today I have officially (intentionally) stopped watching my second movie. It’s called Recon 2022: The Mezzo Incident. I have no idea what the writers of this movie were thinking when they wrote it, but it’s absolutely awful. The story is weak, the characters are flat and predictable, and the actors can’t even deliver their shitty lines well. All-in-all, this is a bad movie. Not even nude boobs were able to save it!

From now on, I’m going to have to check out the IMDb ratings for movies before I start watching them.

Friday Funday CCXII

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet. Funday links will open in a new window.

“I Am Rich” Guided Tour [del.icio.us]

Did you miss your chance to waste $1,000 on the I Am Rich application for the iPhone? Never fear, this video shows you what you’re missing.

Bob Saget Meltdown [del.icio.us]

We all know that Bob Saget swears a lot to overcome the image of him created by shows like America’s Funniest Home Videos and Full House, but who knew he was such a sissy little asshole? My favorite part is when he yells at the parrot and its handler walks into frame to take it away from him.

Redesigning the Stop Sign [del.icio.us]

Every graphic designer I know completely understands what this is like.

Worst Paramedic Ever [del.icio.us]

Seriously, this guy should be fired. Also, lift with your legs, buddy!

Farting Preacher [del.icio.us]

Ah, the magic of sound effects. I know, fart humor is of the lowest sort, but how can you not laugh at this?

Friday Funday CCXI

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet. Funday links will open in a new window.

Slow Motion Lightning [del.icio.us]

Although you’ve probably already seen it (it’s all over the internet right now), I wanted to post it here because it’s freakin’ awesome.

Send Bill O’Reilly Back to School [del.icio.us]

I didn’t even know Bill O’Reilly had a book for kids until today. That’s truly terrifying.

Puttin’ on the Ritz [del.icio.us]

Who says politicians can’t dance?

Crazy Sprinkler Lady [del.icio.us]

Seriously, this woman is nuts. Or a fucking moron. Probably both.

Governor of Poker [del.icio.us]

The game is slow, but at least you get to play poker.

Friday Funday CCX

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet. Funday links will open in a new window.

Days with My Father [del.icio.us]

This is a touching photo essay about a man, his elderly father, and their time together at the end of the father’s life. It’s a sober, yet warm look at mortality, vanity, and love.

Jesse Ventura Tells It Like It Is [del.icio.us]

Perhaps people would take him more seriously if he didn’t have that weird goatee.

Avon and Somerset Police 999 Calls [del.icio.us]

People in the U.K. kept calling 999 for stupid, non-emergency reasons, so the Avon and Somerset Police decided to release some of them as YouTube videos. I’m not sure, but it seems to me that this will only add to the problem.

Foot 2008 – Remi Gaillard [del.icio.us]

This guy is incredible! He can kick a football into some very tiny openings, with amazing precision.

Simon’s Cat – T.V. Dinner [del.icio.us]

Mike showed me this new Simon’s Cat video a few weeks ago. How did I forget to post it for so long?! Of all of the Simon’s Cat videos, this one is most like my cat.