Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Alan! Alan! Alan! Alan!

What's funnier than animal voice overs? Witty animal voiceovers in a british accent, of course.

Great reference to the fighting giraffes, btw. That's one of my all time favorite acts of animal violence.

(thanks Presufer)

Swings on BART: consolation for shooting people

Just got mugged on BART? Swing it off!

swings on BART

Some merry prankster thought it was a good idea to install a swing on BART. Sure, it's all fun and games until a BART cop thinks the swinging is a threat and then shoots you twice in the back.

What a Baby Fetishist looks like

As if being single and pregnant didn't make her enough of a whore, this one goes looking for sex. Well, I say she gets what she deserves. If she's going to creep out men with her life-bearing belly, some man has to step up and creep her out.
Mission accomplished.

(thanks Funny or Die)

(two sex posts in a row, for those paying attention)

A Sexy Graph... without context

Sure, my married brother might be having more sex than me, but with the same person over and over... and for the sake of making babies. Gross.
song chart memes

(thanks Miss Cellania)

Scrabble Gets Hip as All Get Out

The classic board game for word addicts released a series of super hip, slightly confusing animated ads.

Here are two more.

My New Favorite Comic

Goes right up there with My First Dictionary (which is amazing, btw, if you haven't been following it)

Unicorns and Rainbows on ESPN.com

Go to this page and type in the Konami code on your keyboard:

up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A

Every time you type a key on that page after that, unicorns and rainbows and all sorts of sparkley magical things start to appear. That is either one queer programmer or one bored, non-malicious hacker.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

For the Dartmouth kids: bragging rights.

I know I've heard you say it, but now it's on the intertron in a very authoritative graphic form.

See the rest of the timeline here.

Honorable mention for second best quote: "c. 1300: Monastaries and pubs begin brewing beer for mass consumption. Coincidentally, the Renaissance begins."

Marriage Proposal FAIL

This one didn't make it into the blog somehow, but I laughed so damn long and hard at this I had to watch it a few times over.

The Not-so-secret motivations of the Guitar player revealed

Well, as if we were being too subtle, this guy lays it out on the table. Favorite quotes are the first and the last:

"Why don't you help yourself with something, specifically in the refrigerator"
"Hey, what's that?" (slam.)

runner-up: "Maybe I'll mention The Notebook, cause girls seem to love that movie"

Sensitive - watch more funny videos

(thanks Funny or Die)

If the makers of Ikea produced YouTube

Not that this video actually has anything to do with Ikea, but it's called Noteboek by Evelien Lohbeck. Those crazy Swedes. Crazy, but entertaining.

Like, we sometimes adapt our language to our needs, you know?

Is 'like' the virus of the English language? Maybe not, but that's no excuse for a person not having a diverse vocabulary. Anyone who thinks differently should be punched in the face, cause that's how we roll.

(thanks Funny or Die)

Moray McLaren - We Got Time AKA Video is better than the Song

It's a half decent song, but the video is absolutely amazing. And all shot live, too, no editing other than carefully controlling the frames per second. Be sure to watch the "making of" video below, too. Last I checked it had more views than the actual video.

Here's the Making Of

Definitely taking the place of "Favorite Indy Music Video paired with Lame Song". Sorry Oren.

No, I'm not friending you, Mom

A rather insightful visualization of the adoption curve for all things cool... as of late, that certainly includes social networks. They left out one step, though. Right before "no, I'm not friending you, mom," there needs to be a step labeled:

"douchebags give speeches at conferences about 'how to use the tool for branding' as if they know what the hell they're talking about / businesses sign up for accounts and look like bigger douchebags / Oprah talks about it."


Friday, April 24, 2009

Jack Black & Michael Cera have a baby

I never get tired of Michael's delivery.

(thanks Presurfer)

The Catholic Church gets honest for once

... but in the saddest way possible
Oh my god
Catholic Church logo from 1973. I always wondered if the Priests all knew that there brethren were doing the same dirty deeds. Apprently they not only knew, it was part of their mission statement.

It's my cat in a box

I don't usually post kitten videos, but I loved watching this cat jump out of the box.

(thanks Neatorama)

Finally, Street View for the Simpson

Well, not quite, but close enough. Play around with the map here, dredge up old memories, realize how much a role this show played in your development, feel sad about that.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

eff-bomb gets dropped on FOX news

Just because you keep saying America doesn't torture doesn't make it true. Until you start getting Real, then it's true.

This was a censored clip from a longer interview, in which Shep is still pretty heated.

Four wheels good, two wheels better

... and at times, one wheel best. This 5 minute video is worth watching all the way through. This dude defines badass. I caught myself more than once leaning into his turns and sweating when things got tight. Rock on, you rebel, rock on.

(thanks Miss Cellania)

Saddest thing I've seen today...

Also the funniest.

Social Media Rockabilly teaches us.

So many social references. Really, I just love the Google Analytics reference.

(thanks Miss Cellania)

Finally, Google Bombing with a purpose.

Searching 241543903 on Google Images produces pictures of people with their heads stuck in freezers. Why? Why not?

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Google Maps now teaches the alphabet!

You have a horse... now what?

This is where flowcharts come in handy
song chart memes
(thanks Miss Cellania)

Putting Public Transportation in its place

Someone needs to do this in San Francisco (especially considering the recent budget cuts).

Truth in advertising
and that someone might be me? We'll see.

Cleveland Rocks! Kinda...

Whatever, just visit us... we need your money.

Biking Skillz - Danny MacAskill

The most amazing bike tricks you've ever seen...

...to what I believe is Coldplay.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The blog clog is unplugged....

hope you're ready what's coming.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

We are online friends. That is all.

Online relationships can be sooo deep. I'm glad we have established our dialogue. Maybe some day we can get invested... in bed

Multiplication Matrix of Comic Archetypes

More things should be in timestables.

(thanks Creebobby)

McDonald's little secret


(thanks Funny or Die)

Preview for "Carousel" - A short film by Adam Berg

An artistic and fantastical stunt that I'm sure took unimaginable amounts of coordination. Apparently an ad for a new tv coming out by Philips, but entertaining, nonetheless.

BYOBW is now a WTF!

The Bring Your Own Big Wheel event in San Francisco is always a freakshow on tricycles. I always thought it was weird, but didn't realize just how strange it looked up until it showed up in the blog "Picture is Unrelated - WTF pictures and videos".


Where have all the Samuri's Gone?

At least that's what the Japanese Paula Jones would be singing. Seriously, though, why aren't there more of these people? This stuff is legendary.

(thanks Neatorama)
Now this is how you raise a child. Honesty. Brutal, terrifying honesty. In a way the child will understand, of course.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Monsieur Homme de Pac (aka Pac Man) is a social menace

What will those crazy frenchmen think of next?
(thanks Miss Cellania)

Nintendo References and Dancing Deaf Chinese Women

...not in the same video, of course.

So many great references, the memories come flooding back.

It's only going to get harder to accept the fact that, with 1.3 billion people, China has 5 times as many statistical phenoms as the US.

ps. I would love to watch this while on lots of fun drugs.
(thanks for both, Laughing Squid)

Muppet Scat, Daily Show influences Google Search

The Tuesday, April 14th show of the Daily Show was a good one as usual. However, he mentions that Google searching "muppet and scat" might not give you what you're expecting. Encouraging his million+ viewers to pause the tv and try it, he created his own reality as posts about his reference took over all of the results for muppet scat. A great bit about a recent pirate vs. navy seal spate follows.

Baby Birds are called Bees.

A smashing example of dry british wit.

Surprise! That's not a pickle.

So this is what happens when a bunch of tranny's get a hold of a videocamera?

(thanks Picture is Unrelated)

Dominos Massive Cover Up.

So, a couple of lazy ass, illiterate Dominos employees make a video about half-ass attempts to taint (pun intended) an order for delivery.

Personally, I've seen better.

But then the President of Dominos puts out a poorly scripted (but applaudingly fast) corporate response

He sounds really distroughts, but this reaction sounds more than a little rediculous. Felonies? Sanitized? Talk about throwing poor little Conover under the bus. Now where will those fine residents go for their pizza?

I read an article that mentioned how this story has 11 links on a Google search of Dominos. Really, I thought the true crime was that there wasn't a single link to play a game of dominos.

(thanks Viral Video)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

ROFL this vid sux pwn.

Sadly accurate. Really, when you stack them all together, they seem to have a lot to say, yet nothing at all.
(thanks College Humor)

Wolf & Pig - Japanese Stop Animation

Entertaining the whole way through. An ingenious use of the picture placement and angles.

(thanks Miss Cellania)

Guitars get you laid.

This is exactly how it works in real life.
(thanks College Humor)

Puppets. Zombies. Blood.

These muppets ain't no babies.

(thanks Black20)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Horror Film Meets Work Safety Video

This is like Scared Straight for industrial workers. Great special effects mixed in with people who have had shit chopped off by huge machines equals one disturbing video. That guy really should've known better than to calibrate when the lathe was running. I love that they use high-pitch violin music, monster growls, and excessive gore close-ups.

(thanks Viral Video)

Kermit the Frog gets a little Two Girls One Cup action

I always knew Kermit was a freak... hell, he hits on pigs, and they eat their own shit.
(thanks Funny or Die)

Stephen Colbert Slams a Beer

During Stephen's 55th installment of Better Know a Distrct, Stephen tries to teach congressman Dan Maffei how to shotgun a beer. He also gets his evil twin to say a few incriminating remarks.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Heavy Metal Fingers Reference Chart


Barte Bonte Games... brilliant time wasters

I posted a link to a cool sound/light game the other day, but I just recently came across the creator's site, Bonte Games. His other stuff is as cool, especially Effing Hail, that game was so much fun I played it three times in a row all the way through. Me and the Key is also pretty cool. These guys do great work.

Stop Animation before they knew what to do with it

This great old stop animation short from the 30's is innocently ridiculous.

(thanks Miss Cellania)

Please dont' feed the invisible bears

(thanks Look at This)

Everyone Poops - A Spike Jonze Joint

"Where the Wild Things Are" style parody. It raises a good point, though. What does whale poop look like?

Bad Bird has Mad Skills

They watch way too much Cops in this household. Water is like catnip to that bird. I'd have a bird like this if you could tell it to shut up.

(thanks Look at This)

People helping robots, adorable toddler robots

Kacie Kinzer wants to see if people will help this poor defenseless little guy get out of the tough situations he gets himself in. It's hilarious to watch their genuine concern that he doesn't get himself hurt.

(thanks Laughing Squid)

Senior with STDs - Daily Show, April 9th

An extra awkward bit with Jason Jones on freaky ass seniors having crazy unprotected sex. The clay scene is so awkward you cringe in uncomfortable laughter.

This is the most impressive business card I've ever seen... it's mine

"Cheap, strathmore stock, 60 pounds."
"It doesn't fit in a rolodex because it doesn't belong in a rolodex"
"Life is not about being liked, it's about being effective"
"Crowds guaranteed" "You're kidding!"

(thanks Viral Video)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Living in the Suburbs to freak out the Normies

If I had to be in a suburban hell-hole, I'd at least want to snub my neighbors like this:

See 9 other uber-modern homes here.

(thanks Web Urbanist)

2009 BYOBW This Sunday, April 12th at 4pm

The 9th Bring Your Own Big Wheel is coming whether the cops like it or not... and they may not this year. The event was moved from Lombard Street two years ago just because there were "hundreds and hundreds of people clogging the best known street in San Francisco for hours on Easter Sunday." It now takes place on Vermont Street, which is technically curvier than Lombard, but the po-po still aren't happy. They may give out tickets and whatnot... then again they may not... it is San Francisco.

This is but one more attempt to rain on our freak parade. I say get out there and ride no matter the consequences!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Play with sounds

Start clicking around at random, then try to make sense with the noise. I couldn't stop toying around with this for hours.

(thanks Ze Frank)

eHarmony... for tonight

It starts out shaky, but builds.

Baby heroes in a half shell.

My favorite picture for today.

(thanks Miss Cellania)

Fail Videos that slipped through the Fail Blog's cracks

Two good Fails that slipped by the blog.

Flip Fail, which reminds you why you no longer practice parkour.

And Weatherman Fail, which is just good old' fashion Fail fun.

"how to be a douchebag" OR "the history of firsts

I checked the comments on this video just to see what the first one was. It was "first."

(thanks Laughing Squid)

I'm a sucker for animations, innuendoes and rhyming

The Assumption Song, good clean fun.

Ye Olde Heavy Metal Logo Smithe

Short, crude, but does justice to the time honored craft.
(thanks Black20)

Monday, April 6, 2009

360 Views of Cities at 360Cities.com...

Exactly almost like actually being in the city. Strange mouse movements to navigate within the picture, but you get used to it after a sec. Click and then drag in the direction you want to go in (it sounds intuitive but you'll see what I mean).

smoother than Street View, entertaining because they pick the best spots for you.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Scotty Got an Office Job - Hilarity

I don't mean to post up all of this guy's work, but he's really hilarious and they're short. It appears that he only posts half of his episodes, but you can just podcast the rest of them.

Season 2 Episode 6
I totally sported that sport in the sport.

Season 2 Episode 11
Conversation between Social Media Expert and MC Hammer.

Season 2 Episode 18
Best sentence ever. He's a rebel, pushing the boundaries.

"The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby" Always Sunny in Philadelphia

A particularly obscene and delightful Always Sunny

Vegetal Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

It's like watching the creative process wander around before finding what it didn't know it was looking for.
Great designs come from liberated thoughts.

What do you tell a dumb blonde on an escalator?

"Pardon me, miss" and move out of her way. There's no use trying to stop her.
It stays so funny for so long...

(thanks Miss Cellania)

Screw You, Cat, I'm Cold

I just really like the fact that he seems to be fully using that blanket once he steals it.

(I don't know who posted this first, but thanks I have seen the whole of the Internet)

Scuba Horse is Raren' to Go

At least he looks excited.

Prop 8, The Musical - Starring Everyone & No One.

They make a very rational argument... in song.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

"The Handjob" coming to a theatre near you.

She has magic hands.

Skateboard Reporter Fail

FailBlog doesn't always post all of their videos to their blog, some stuff only ends up on their YouTube channel. I don't know how this one missed the cut. This is one of the rare examples of where their "win" follow-up is comperable to the fail. They must've just recently invested in some fancy new editing software what with their fancy intro and fancy pants slow motion.

(thanks FailVideo)

"Seth Rogan is in yet another video" or "Like a Boss"

Not as good as being on a boat, but still funny. The Lonely Boys.

Chick-Fil-A is the south's In-N-Out

I feel the same way as this guy. This post should've been coupled with Miss's post about Atlanta, where Chick-Fil-A's are as popular as starbuck's

(thanks Miss Cellania)

"It's a series of tubes, see." WebTrends Internet Trend Map for 2009

A tremendously rich and insightful visualization of the internet landscape. Difficult to follow at first, but once it clicks, really explore the map. There are all sorts of gems at the intersections of pipelines.

Web Trend Map 2009

You can really see market positions carved out here, whether done intentionally or on accident, and often the latter leading to wild and unpredicted success.

(thanks Today and Tomorrow)

Flutter, the new Twitter, and soon to be replaced by Shttr

Now you can flap a twat and tweet a flut.

(thanks Viral Video)

"Open Mindedness" or "I'm bloody fed up with you people"

His lilting british accent makes the back-handed passive agressiveness sting a little more.

(thanks Viral Video)

Bill Moyers Interviews William Black, Former Savings & Loan Regulator

I found this Bill Moyers interview by following a link in a fantastic Slate.com post about the pervasive corruption and collusion and greed that has led to this financial disastor. Conisdering the dry tone of the interview, this is one of the most engaging 30 mintues of tv I've seen in a while.

Favorite Quotes:

BILL MOYERS: But you're saying our system became a Ponzi scheme.

WILLIAM K. BLACK: Our system...

BILL MOYERS: Our financial system...

WILLIAM K. BLACK: Became a Ponzi scheme.

WILLIAM K. BLACK: ...we don't want to change the bankers, because if we do, if we put honest people in, who didn't cause the problem, their first job would be to find the scope of the problem. And that would destroy the cover up.

BILL MOYERS: The cover up?

WILLIAM K. BLACK: Sure. The cover up.

"It is not necessary to hope in order to persevere."

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Twitter Gadget for gMail...

...because you don't already spend enough time in your inbox.

This simple site shows you how to add a Twitter Gadget into your gMail account. I had figured 3rd party gadgets would eventually be available, but this is the first time I've actually seen one.

White People Got Some Serious Problems

This is a totally farcical impersonation. They didn't even mention Ikea.

(thanks Presurfer. no seriously, you've been passing out some great stuff these past couple days)

Best Hair Metal Video Ever.

This video is so many things. A tribute to metal. A mockery of it. It has it's twists and turns and hot chicks and guitar solos. The Sarah Silverman finish could neither be predicted nor improved upon. Bottom line, the best.
(thanks Funny or Die)

Cutting Edge 21st Century Hip New Phone Designs

What's great about this phone is... well, so many things... first, it's a gun. Now that I think about it, nothing else really matters.

I think the creator of this phone must have asked himself at one point, "I love my hands free bluetooth, but how can I look even douchier?"

See the rest of the concept designs here.

(thanks Presurfer)

Cuban Gynecologist, who is now Car Salesman

I don't know an actual cuban, but this is exactly what I imagine them to be like.

"Freedomize Explorer!"

(thanks Funny or Die)

Two Found Notes that Really Hit Home

Two great finds from found.com today.

It's the drawing of a person that really drives the message home.

It's almost as if this kid is torn between two types of arguments: left is rational right is emotional.

the iPhone Killer

View the site and take the tour at www.PomegranatePhone.com

Well worth going through most of the demos. Most people like the coffee brewing abilities, but personally I think the harmonica really tops it off. Definetly worth clicking the "I've Seen Enough" link when you think you're done with the site.

Screw you iPhone addicts.

(thanks Presurfer)

Dog Wins Most Creative Peeing Style Award

I'm surprised about two things: how long he was able to walk like that, and how long he was able to continue peeing. That thing must have half it's body weight in piss.

(thanks Neatorama)

Popcorn Surprise - A Well Named Interactive Video

These are a good start to where video can go next, I just wish the experience was a little smother. Well worth watching in both directions.

NASA & Russian Space Station Photos & Videos

I mean, considering the sheer size and scope of the universe and how little we still know about it, it would surprise me if there were no alien life forms. I still don't completely get the rationale for covering up their existence, but I assume there's some crappy master plan behind it. Though honestly, the honus is kinda on them to make themselves known. If they really wanted everyone to know about them, they would go ahead and do it. That said, this is long but worth watching.

(thanks Presurfer)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Screw Lil Wayne and Beyonce. AKA Music That Makes You Dumb

I had heard of this guy's previous piece Books That Make You Dumb. I find it interesting and vaguely insightful that most of that bands are... well... average. Goes to show that music preferences cross all boundaries, even brain power.
*Note the location of Gospel (3rd row down, left side)
(thanks Flowing Data)

Big Impact on Water through Little Steps

Thanks to documentaries such as "Flow," I'm now scared shitless about the world's water supply. I didn't used to think of myself as a big water waster, but now I feel even more like crap.

Biggify here: Link
(thanks Neatorama)

Mow the Lawn - A Cheeky British Commercial

I knew they had a problem with their teeth, I didn't realize this was such a big issue over there. And that was not a short commercial, either. They really felt the need to hammer the message home. I mean, I'm a dude and now I'm self conscious about my bush.

(thanks Miss Cellania)

Who doesn't love bubbles?

It's great how he misses the first one he goes after. This guy is having a Great time.
(thanks Ze Frank)

Reallllly thin architecture

I don't have the patience to list them all, but it's worth checking the post out if you're mildly entertianed by seeing rediculously desperate attempts to use every inch of space.

The Clever Cataloging of Cliche Characters

Behold, the shell forms of all good and evil.
The League of Cliche Evil Super-VillainsThe Hall of Cliche Super Heroes
(thanks Laughing Squid)

"RC Airplane Guy" comes to random middle school gym

I wish we had entertainment like that when I was in school. All we had were professional frisbee throwers and bad speakers who really hated drugs.

(thanks Miss Cellania)

Mykonos - Stop Animation by Sean Pecknold

Really compelling and mesmerizing stop animation that plays wonderfully with the music.
(thanks Ze Frank)

Me vs. You - Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin has a show on Comedy Central that came out in February (and apparently is doing well for itself). Good for him, I like his work, but I really didn't want to see him as a correspondent for the Daily Show.