August 26, 2005

Lock that Shotgun Down

  • Haunted Mansion -- The Official Web Site (fun, games, disney, flash)
    • The online game for \"Haunted Mansion.\" One of my favorite Disney attractions, but I've avoided the movie like the plague.
  • Flash Earth - Polynesian (flash, maps)
    • Flash Earth is a flash app that lets you use some Google Earth-like funcitonality without downloading Google Earth. Here\'s a link to the place we stayed at Disney this summer.
  • Bubble Fun (fun, flash, game)
    • This vaguely Othello-like game works by popping bubbles rather than flipping tiles.
  • Family Guy: Take On Me (music, video)
    • Compare and contrast... the Family Guy parody and the A Ha video.
  • The Fingertips Project (animation, flash)
    • TMBG \"Fingertips\" accompanied by animation.
  • Protopage - AJAX personal bookmarks springboard (free, online, services, tools, web)
    • Your own quickly-edible hosted page of links, notes or whatever. Private or sharable. I'm currently using one as my browser start page.
  • Spaceworms (flash, fun, games)
    • Nutty game in which you avoid these seeker things by pressing on the arrow keys. Make heavy use of the borders. Survive the timer to make it to the next level.
  • Medieval Boston - Cyburbia Forums (boston, photos, art, urban)
    • Here is what Urban Renewal replaced.
  • StripGenerator (art, humor, diy, flash, fun)
    • Make your own comic strips with an easy Flash drag-and-drop interface. The hard part is making it funny.
  • Plastic Ball Funnel (games, fun, flash)
    • Like breakout, but with polar coordinates.
Posted by James at August 26, 2005 8:12 AM
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"Fingertips Project" was strange and interesting--just my kind of thing.

Posted by: Patti M. at August 26, 2005 9:00 AM

I still haven't watched Arrested Development but then again I haven't watched any kind of series television in years. Too many movies to see and day trips to take. Still, I should catch at least one episode so I "get it".

Posted by: Mike at August 26, 2005 9:03 AM

I wonder if you can get it in one episode? I'm not sure it's possible. While I enjoyed the first episode, it took me a few to start catching the running jokes and just how well-crafted the episodes are.

Lucky for me, there were the DVDs. But, because it takes some continuity, I have a feeling that the ratings will never catch up with the critical acclaim. The public's attention span is too short for it.

That's ironic, because the episodes are very fast-paced.

Posted by: James at August 26, 2005 9:29 AM

Yeah, and as I've said before, I think it's much more enjoyable to watch several episodes in one sitting, rather than just one per week, because it's easy to lose the sense of continuity.

BTW, what's a "quickly-edible hosted page of links"? Sounds tasty. (Sausage links?)

Posted by: Julie at August 26, 2005 9:52 AM

Oops - I guess I had food on the brain.

That should be "editable."

Posted by: James at August 26, 2005 10:13 AM

I like the Strip Generator... very cool.

Posted by: Chuck S. at August 26, 2005 10:47 AM

Except for "LOST", that is. I made an exception for last season. Just when I catch up on one interest I neglect another. Like reading fiction.

Posted by: Mike at August 26, 2005 11:59 AM

I htink a lot of people watching Lost made an exception for Evangeline Lilly, and then found it was a good show. Not saying this is what you did, just, um, saying.

Posted by: James at August 26, 2005 12:11 PM

LOL @ the fingertips project... that's awesome.

Posted by: Chuck S. at August 26, 2005 1:59 PM

I thought Chuck might get a kick out of that.

Posted by: James at August 26, 2005 2:45 PM

Without cable or dependable reception, Netflix. Fandom is late, but just as strong when you can watch an entire season on one rainy afternoon. Thanks, too, for the Medieval Boston link. Scollay Square, so that's what Gramps was talking about!

Posted by: ThirdMate at August 26, 2005 5:23 PM

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