Monday, November 03, 2008

Tales from the Afternow

Here is an interesting radio-play type project, created by Sean Kennedy. There are several MP3s, supposedly broadcast from some time in the near but post-apocalyptic future. I've only listened to a few so far, but I'm probably going to hit the whole thing before too long.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Paranoid US: Nike - Here I Am

Here is an ad that is as strange as it is well put together. The body parts of a runner communicate in this weird mix of CG and composited live-action elements. So intriguing. Well worth a couple minutes of your time. Happy Halloween.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Squirrel Underpants

Here's a site where you can buy squirrel underpants. They look like little tiny tighty-whities. I'm sure there are some "nuts" puns in there, but I just don't have it in me to let them out. I feature a lot of sites that have products that aren't actually for sale, but as far as I can tell, you can really buy these. If you want.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Portable Rotary Phone

The description for this one comes from the site itself:

Description: The infamous Portable Rotary Phone is an original rotary phone that has been modified to be a cellular phone. The Port-O-Rotary has a functional rotary dial, rings the original, loud metallic bells when a call is received, and even has a dial tone.
Couldn't put it in your pocket, but that doesn't mean it's not stylish. Thanks to Morgen for the link.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Down For Everyone or Just Me

And incredibly useful and simple utility site that I can't believe I haven't heard of before. Down For Everyone or Just Me lets you enter a url and checks itself, that way you can see if the site you're checking is down to the whole world or if it's a problem that is specific to you. Everything I could think of was either up, or made up, but I plan to use this next time one of the sites I frequent goes down.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hotel 626

Here is a creepy web-game brought to you by...Doritos? It does a great job of being creepy, and the snack is never mentioned in the game aside from a small logo in the lower right corner. There are also some cool reality based things going on in the game. Aside from the standard mouse input, there is one level requires you to use a webcam, and another asks you to sing into a microphone. The final one calls you on your phone for an even more surreal experience. In time for Halloween and definitely worth a few minutes of your time.

Friday, October 24, 2008

PG Porn

James Gunn's (director of Slither) new project. This is a web series that puts actors across from porn stars in situations that would normally lead up to steamy encounters in their XXX counterparts. Only one is up now, but it ends abruptly, and not in any sort of intamacy. I'm definitely looking forward to more. Fair warning: It doesn't feature explicit sex, but it's definitely stronger that PG.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


It's a flash game that gives you view a letter or shape, but you have to view it as it slides past a very thin window. If you can do this and correctly enter whatever is being viewed, then you can get to the next level. I was able to get up to 33. If you can get farther, let me know how! This link is also thanks to Dave.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Web Urbanist

The tagline for this blog is Urban Street Art, Abandoned Places and Amazing Designs, it I'd say it lives up to its name. When I checked the front page it covered everything from crazy tables to ghost towns to artistic cakes. Lots of cool stuff to see here. Thanks to Morgen for the link.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Palin As President

Here's some more topical political humor at the expense of the easiest punching bag involved in the current presidential election. I'm not saying she doesn't deserve it, it's just that it sometimes seems too easy. Fortunately this site does a lot of funny things in a really slick and interactive way. Exploration yields many jokes.