January 7, 2005

First Shotgun

…of the new year!

  • BadTattoos.com (“Aht”)
    • When you go there, proceed immediately to the gallery. Yep, it’s lousy tattoos. Oddly compelling bad art.
  • Cheerleader Toss (Game/Ad)
    • In this game, you try to toss the cheerleader through the basketball hoop. The site is complete with a video of some people doing it in “real life.” Amazing what they can do with computers these days, eh? It’s an ad for a few different companies, but it’s a fun diversion. Oops - slammed her into the backboard again.
    • Sara sent this one along.
  • The Gallery Of “Misused” Quotation Marks (Humor)
    • It’s a museum for poor quotation mark usage. Isn’t it great when you find someone who shares a pet peeve of yours? I think shared grammatical pet peeves are fun.
  • Rational Calendar (Calendrics)
    • JimC sent along this interesting thing. A fellow has created a calendar on which every date falls on the same day of the week, and he’d like to get you to switch to using it. My link is to BoingBoing covering the story. Rational or irrational? You make the call.
  • Painter’s Wheels (Shockwave Toy)
    • Play with this thing to make funny shapes on the screen that move around. No other way to describe it.
  • T-Shirt Undies (Apparel)
    • Make your own ladies undergarments with old T-Shirts. Recycle!!!!
  • Potter, Potter, Potter, Potter (Flash Earworm)
    • Remember the badgers? Well this one has Harry Potter in it.
  • Gotta get my stuff done. (Procrastination Movie)
    • It’s a little film about procrastination. Funny and true.
  • Cool Tools (Gear Weblog)
    • This fellow likes to blog about cool and useful tools/gadgets/chemicals/stuff. Nice. In the future, on Aces Full I’ll probably borrow the idea and tell you about the various gear that make my life easier.
  • News Loves Big Heads (Photos)
    • Here’s the proof.
  • DURL (Internet Tool)
    • An RSS feed for del.icio.us URL queries
    • Basically, it will allow you to monitor whether people are logging or “delicious-ing” a particular link. But it also provides links for Furl, Bloglines and other services where people keep track of stuff. Mostly for ego browsing.
  • Philosophy of Liberty (Animation, Philosophy)
    • Libertarianism explained in symbols. Interesting. I guess PBS is theft, after all!
  • Top 10 Consumer Privacy Tips (Advice, Privacy)
    • Protect your privacy and identity with these tips.
  • Streamline Adobe Reader 6 (Tech)
    • Is it slow for you? Speed it up.
  • Quake Maps and Sat Pictures (News)
    • The BBC has put together this interactive map with satellite pictures of quake and tsunami damaged areas.
Posted by James at January 7, 2005 8:44 AM
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Posted by: Patti M. at January 7, 2005 10:50 AM

Ok, that previous post is some sort of gateway that will hopefully allow me to post (got a funny denial from the blog earlier today).

Loved the Potter Potter Potter, and thought how pleasing it would be if I were, shall we say, "tabbing." If you're patient and let it cycle through, you'll see a change in Snape.

Cheerleader toss was fun as well. Is there anyone among us who hasn't wanted to toss a chearleader? Or at least smack one in an effort to remove the smug smile?

Posted by: Patti M. at January 7, 2005 11:01 AM

Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you for posting the Gallery of "Misused" Quotation Marks!

I think perhaps this is my favorite:

A hand-lettered sign in the window of The Hofbrau on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, CA advertises:
"pork" burritos.

Perpahs the burritos are made a la Soylent Green.

Posted by: Patti M. at January 7, 2005 11:50 AM

Speaking of bad tattoos, dig this recent "Secret Asian Man" cartoon: http://www.imdiversity.com/Villages/Asian/Secret_Asian_Man/strips/sam_asian_tattoos_1204.asp

Posted by: Patti M. at January 7, 2005 12:33 PM

I can't see the tattoos. When I click the link, all I get is the "I want to believe" poster from the X-files.

Posted by: Julie at January 7, 2005 2:56 PM

I got that, too. You have to type in www.badtattos.com. God, there are some real hideous tattoos out there...

Posted by: Patti M. at January 7, 2005 3:10 PM

Oops! Copy and paste error. When I;m surfing around trying to revisit all those sites I found shotgunworthy during the week, I sometimes paste the wrong link.

One of these days I ought to write a piece of software that makes the whole job easier. But I hate programming.

Posted by: James at January 7, 2005 4:24 PM

Uh, I made the mistake of looking at the Elmer Fudd one at work. I didn't know I was going to see a dirty buttcrack. I had just eaten lunch too. Ugh. Ugh.

Posted by: Julie at January 7, 2005 5:10 PM

I couldn't decide if that was a dirty butt crack or a crack with a rash. Then I decided I really didn't want to know.

Posted by: Patti M. at January 7, 2005 5:13 PM
Uh, I made the mistake of looking at the Elmer Fudd one at work.

The link needs a warning on it:

CAUTION: Possible Buttcrack!

Posted by: James at January 7, 2005 6:29 PM

LOL! I am glad I tired of the site before clicking that one. I almost clicked on Fudd, but decided the site owner wasn't doing nearly enough mocking.

Liked the Potter one, though not as much as the original Badger, Badger. Would have been funnier if Snape got decked by the whomping willow in one iteration.

Cheerleader toss was a hoot! I only made Jr. Jr. Varsity. I got all 10 challenges. Not sure what else I needed to do.

Posted by: briwei at January 7, 2005 10:21 PM

Okay, I had to look at the bad tattoos. If you just skipped right to "what the," thinking it was probably the best (worst), then you'd see Elmer. There are only four in "what the." Why waste your time with merely "bad"?

As far as the location, it looked fresh, didn't it? I think the location was just shaved, right to the aforementioned crack. That's why it looked different from the rest of the skin. Just a theory.

I actually thought the first one was fascinating.

Posted by: Maggie at January 8, 2005 10:34 PM

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