July 2, 2004

Shotgun Post? Yes Please.

  • The Gastrix (movie file)
    • Tiny parody of The Matrix. With gas.
    • “Do you think that’s air you’re breathing?”
  • Motorcycle Bang (movie file)
    • I don’t know the story behind this video. I hope the woman is OK, but it may have been staged. She appears to explode as the motorbike goes by.
  • My Pet Goat
    • In years to come there will be a trivia question. “What book was Bush reading while the 9/11 attacks on America were unfolding?”
    • To quote Ebert: “The look on his face as he reads the book, knowing what he knows, is disquieting.”
    • UPDATED - The actual book is called Reading Mastery Level 2 Storybook 1 and the story is “The Pet Goat”
  • Mailinator
    • A truly useful site for making instant disposable email addresses when you don’t want someone (a person or a spammer) to know your real address, but you do want them to be able to contact you.
    • Anywhere you are, just make up an email address like james@mailinator.com or circus.mailinator.com or fred1234@mailinator.com. Give the address out. Later, go to the website and enter the username (james, circus, or fred1234, for example) and read any mail you find. Remember, there’s no password, so anyone else can read it, too. But you don’t care, because this is perfect for contests and other sign-ups where you only want to check one auto-generated reply and never want to use the address again. Nifty and absolute minimal hassle.
  • Farewell Letter, from Bush to Rowland
    • This is whitehouse.org’s parody resignation letter from GWB to John Rowland on his “TRAGIC FORCED RESIGNATION BY RUTHLESS LIBERAL ETHICS NAZIS
  • Stinkfactor: Milk Challenge (movie files)
    • I’ve mentioned Stinkfactor before. The brave people at that website take on challenges from each other. Eating cinnamon, hot sauce, live crickets for example. But this milk challenge is new. Don’t watch unless you want to see what happens when someone tries to quickly drink a whole gallon of whole milk in less than 30 minutes.
    • Just in case you don’t know, your body cannot digest or accept a gallon of whole milk. The results are inevitable in nearly every case. But hey, at least the stuff is white.
  • God Hates Figs
    • Eat a fig. Go to hell.
    • “He destroyed their vines with hail and their sycamore-figs with sleet.” — Psalm 78:47
  • Alice In Wonderland Interactive Flash Movie (shockwave)
  • Guide To Lockpicking
    • Learn a valuable skill.
  • Old Superstitions.com
    • A database of old superstitions. Neato!
  • Sink Ya Drink (flash game)
    • Experience the effects of drinking in this little flash game. Pay close attention to the bartender as you advance in levels…
  • The Phone (shockwave)
    • Not Banabaphone. Different.
  • Saluting the Sloganator (flash)
  • Here’s to you, Bush/Cheney’04. So long and thanks for all the fun.
Posted by James at July 2, 2004 10:31 AM
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Motorcycle wasn't staged. It's former BBC Blue Peter presenter Anthea Turner being badly burned when the stunt went wrong. Turner sued the BBC and the producer responsible for moving her at the last moment closer to the pyrotechnic. It's now used in internal BBC training videos.

Posted by: Jack London at July 2, 2004 11:08 AM

I did a little Googling and found a similar explanation here.

Posted by: Mike at July 2, 2004 11:28 AM

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